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Esker Lodge - Strong Melbourne Premier Yearling Draft

Esker Lodge - Strong Melbourne Premier Yearling Draft

Feb 23, 2021

After the success of the previous two Melbourne Premier Yearling Sales, Darren & Liz Dance and the Esker Lodge team are ready for the 2021 version with a strong draft of twelve homebreds.Months of preparation have gone into the yearlings headed by Stud ...

First Winner for Dandino and He Might Just Be A Derby Horse

First Winner for Dandino and He Might Just Be A Derby Horse

Jan 24, 2021

The betting suggested the Mitch Freedman-trained Adandiman was primed for a big debut at Geelong on Sunday and he didn’t disappoint with a bold front running display to earn the honour as the first winner for his sire Dandino (GB).In danger of being caught three-wide, Jordon ...

Winning Ways with Lindsey Smith

Winning Ways with Lindsey Smith

Dec 14, 2020

Lindsey Smith and winning ways go hand in hand, and for the owners in two ATB gallopers that experience came along quickly during the past few days.The affable horseman continues to train many winners in his native state of Western Australia, but for most Victorians it's ...

SUSPECT STANDISH BOUND

SUSPECT STANDISH BOUND

Dec 07, 2020

Sirius Suspect will head to the Group 3 Standish Handicap in winning form after a dominant effort at the Pakenham Cup meeting on Saturday.Second-up over 1200m, the ATB bred 6YO son of Wanted was far too good for his opposition in the $100,000 Hanson Handicap.With Jamie Kah ...

Up Periscope!

Up Periscope!

Nov 12, 2020

After a long wait, patient owners were rewarded when Periscope broke his maiden at Hamilton on Tuesday.With champion jump's jockey Shane Jackson in the saddle he easily accounted for his rivals in the 2200m Highweight.But contrary to the ease in which he destroyed ...

PATIENCE REWARDED FOR MAZY OWNERS

PATIENCE REWARDED FOR MAZY OWNERS

Oct 13, 2020

Winning a race is very rewarding for all owners.For the connections of Mazy Motion, her Maiden win at Echuca on Monday was extra special considering the long journey she took everyone on.Nine months earlier, the dream of any win seemed all but over when injury issues ...

Bowman Aims Capriccio At Black Type

Bowman Aims Capriccio At Black Type

Sep 21, 2020

Capriccio's first-up win in the Suez 3YO Maiden Plate at Ballarat is the first step in an ambitious Spring campaign.The Daniel Bowman trained filly dominated Sunday's race from the front and despite just holding off second-placed Ice Ice Baby, plenty of fitness improvement is ...

Phillip Stokes joins ATB training ranks

Phillip Stokes joins ATB training ranks

Dec 02, 2019

For many years we have admired trainer Phillip Stokes for his ability to produce winners in Victoria, especially during the Autumn and Spring carnivals.When solely based in South Australia, his stable would regularly land winners from unraced 2YO's through to exciting 3YO's and ...

Horse Management Bears Fruit

Horse Management Bears Fruit

May 17, 2019

Up until recently we had experienced a long dry summer that had worked itself into Autumn with very little or no rain.The countryside was baron and at Darren & Liz Dance's farm it meant more feed had to be purchased than that of a regular season.It also meant our racetracks ...

FRANKEL FILLY HEADS TO CIARON MAHER

FRANKEL FILLY HEADS TO CIARON MAHER

Apr 14, 2019

We are delighted that Ciaron Maher and David Eustace are the trainers for our lovely Frankel filly that sold at this week's Sydney Easter Yearling Sale.Heading to sales under the ATB breeding arm of Esker Lodge, the only thing on our mind was that we achieved a nice financial ...

DREAM DOUBLE FOR ATB OWNERS

DREAM DOUBLE FOR ATB OWNERS

Feb 16, 2019

A fortnight after landing a city double at the same venue, ATB owners shared in the excitement of another double at Caulfield last weekend.Tough stayer Yogi kicked off his Sydney Cup campaign with a win in the opening race, when first-up over 1800m.Settling back in the field ...

'FIZZ' DELIVERED FOR THE LADIES

'FIZZ' DELIVERED FOR THE LADIES

Jan 28, 2019

French Fizz to the delight of her big group of lady owners delivered a well-deserved all the way win in the Metcon Steel Geelong SV 3YO Fillies Maiden Plate over 1200m on Sunday.After three runners-up cheques from her first six starts, all the planets aligned courtesy of a great ...

SOCIAL TAKING OWNERS ON A SPIN

SOCIAL TAKING OWNERS ON A SPIN

Jan 26, 2019

The Darren Weir trained Social Spin did his Australian Guineas chances no harm after a convincing win in today's Catanach's Jewellers BM78 Handicap over 1400m at Caulfield.Burdened with 60kgs, he treated his rivals that carried between five to ten kilograms less than him with ...

CRACK THE CODE KEEPS ON WINNING

CRACK THE CODE KEEPS ON WINNING

Jan 26, 2019

The Mick Price trained filly, Crack The Code carried the Australian Day silks with distinction at Caulfield today, recording her third career win from only four lifetime starts.Her three wins at Flemington, Moonee Valley & Caulfield already make her a very valuable broodmare ...

$$$ Mr Money Bag's All-Star Mile Tilt $$$

$$$ Mr Money Bag's All-Star Mile Tilt $$$

Jan 20, 2019

The upcoming All-Star Mile is going to be a big payday for some lucky connections.Mr Money Bags is the perfect name for a horse trying to make the field in the rich $5m All-Star Mile to be run at Flemington on March 16th.Racing Victoria's newest race has created plenty of ...

Mr Money Bag Delivers

Mr Money Bag Delivers

Dec 26, 2018

Mr Money Bags is likely to reappear twice over Flemington's 1400-metre route this summer following his win in Saturday's $100,000 Yuletide Handicap (1400m).Trainer Robbie Griffiths described Mr Money Bags as 'a fantastic horse' after his 1.75-length victory in the Benchmark 84 ...

Yogi's Special Xmas Delivery

Yogi's Special Xmas Delivery

Nov 18, 2018

Yogi's last to first Sandown Cup win set the scene for a great day of festivities at the ATB Xmas Party.With the party organised well in advance, the ATB hierarchy were forced to stay away from Ladbrokes Park Sandown to host the 300 strong crowd that attended.But the ...

Nakeeta's journey keeps Cup dream alive

Nakeeta's journey keeps Cup dream alive

Nov 05, 2018

Destination Melbourne Cup was finally rubber-stamped at approximately 4pm on Derby Day for Scottish trained gallop Nakeeta - a horse in which ATB and loyal clients share half the ownership.Making the final field ended what has been one long and winding journey to this year's ...

Aussie owners chase Arc upset

Aussie owners chase Arc upset

Oct 06, 2018

He was bought to win a Melbourne Cup but could French stayer Tiberian’s true calling be in another of the world’s great races, Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe?That’s the hope of several of his excited owners, including Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock’s Darren ...

CLAIRVAUX'S NEW LIFE WITH LAUREN

CLAIRVAUX'S NEW LIFE WITH LAUREN

Sep 03, 2018

Racing is a business but at the end of the day, a racehorse is a loving animal that deserves a loving home no matter how fast or how slow when retired.Darren & Liz Dance take great pride in finding each and every retiree a good home and the satisfaction that comes ...

WOMEN'S RACING EMBRACE A WINNING WEEK

WOMEN'S RACING EMBRACE A WINNING WEEK

Aug 29, 2018

The 2018/19 racing season has kicked off in grand style for Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock with six winners coming from our first 24 runners.Joining in on that success is the newly formed racing syndicate Women's Racing.Coming on board during the past 18 months, Directors ...

Newsletter - August 3rd

Newsletter - August 3rd

Aug 03, 2018

STARS ALIGN FOR ASTROLOGICALAfter five placings from her previous thirteen starts, Astrological finally greeted the winning post a winner.Lining up in a small field of six at Mildura last Saturday, the daughter of Wanted enjoyed a nice run before getting clear in the home ...

What a week - four winners!

What a week - four winners!

Jul 14, 2018

What a week we have had with many ATB owners experiencing that winning feeling.And with three of those winners being at metropolitan level, it means our owners also netted some terrific prizemoney!Our big week started with Misty Sea steaming home for a good win at Bendigo last ...

Crack The Code makes it Three for the Week!

Crack The Code makes it Three for the Week!

May 06, 2018

The Mick Price trained filly Crack The Code made it a great week for ATB owners with a strong win in yesterday's Living Legend Graham Salisbury 2YO Plate over 1100m.Her narrow victory follows wins by American Muscle and Captain Harry earlier in the week, taking ...

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