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Slow start, fast finish for 'Foxy'

Slow start, fast finish for 'Foxy'

Mar 11, 2020

Despite blundering the start, the Mitch Freedman trained 5YO mare, Here De Fox still proved far too good for her rivals in the RMBL Investments Rising Stars Race - CUB BM58 over 1200m at Kilmore yesterday.With young gun apprentice, Will Price in the saddle, pre-race plans went ...

ALL MADAM, NO MISCHIEF ON DEBUT

ALL MADAM, NO MISCHIEF ON DEBUT

Mar 04, 2020

Madam Mischief has certainly lived up to her name in preparation for a racetrack career.By Turffontein, the Darren & Liz Dance homebred has tested Archie Alexander and his team on numerous occasions during the past six months.A less than desirable attitude meant all and ...

DOUBLE DELIGHT SUNDAY

DOUBLE DELIGHT SUNDAY

Feb 25, 2020

Following on from two winners last week, Sunday provided ATB owners with two more winners at separate venues.Write Your Name bounced back to winning form with a strong effort at Ballarat, while at the Sunshine Coast, Sono Dolce broke her Maiden in convincingly style.Our other ...

NOTEBOOK & BOWMAN ON THE BOARD

NOTEBOOK & BOWMAN ON THE BOARD

Feb 21, 2020

Four year old Written Tycoon mare, Notebook broke her Maiden at Warrnambool yesterday to give young gun trainer Daniel Bowman his first winner in ATB colours.Starting $8, she was a convincing winner of the Middy's Data & Electrical Maiden Plate over 1400m, courtesy of a ...

Sirius Plan Sets Up Straight Win

Sirius Plan Sets Up Straight Win

Feb 15, 2020

A pre-race plan hatched by trainer Saab Hasan and jockey Brad Rawiller in conjunction with track-walker and form analyst Peter Ellis was the catalyst behind Sirius Suspect's win in the $126,000 Royal Ascot BM90 Handicap over 1200m at Flemington today.With morning rain the track ...

ATB Autumn stars loom large

ATB Autumn stars loom large

Feb 03, 2020

A frustrating start to 2020 will hopefully change as Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock looks to add its banner horses to an unlucky trio of summer performers.Five runner-up cheques at city meetings during January, including three defeats by less than a head has tested the ...

An Aussie, An Englishman & Anirishman

An Aussie, An Englishman & Anirishman

Dec 12, 2019

An Aussie, An Englishman and Anirishman have played out the trifecta in many good yarns over the years.The Irishman generally wore the blunt end of the joke, but it wasn't the case at the Terang racecourse yesterday.On debut in the Greg Allan Farm Machinery Plate over 1400m, 3YO ...

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 ...

SOUTHERN FRANCE REDEEMS IN ZIPPING CLASSIC

SOUTHERN FRANCE REDEEMS IN ZIPPING CLASSIC

Nov 17, 2019

Southern France produced the quickest final 200m of the meeting when powering to a stylish win in the $300,000 Group 2 Quayclean Zipping Classic over 2000m at Sandown yesterday.After a disappointing result (19th) in the Lexus Melbourne Cup, eleven days earlier, the 4yo son of ...

HORSE RACING SYNDICATES

HORSE RACING SYNDICATES

Oct 21, 2019

Spring racing is well and truly underway.It is the time of year that most eyes - professional or novice - get heavily involved, either as a punter, socialite, family or an owner.Many fantastic experiences are celebrated during this time of the racing season.The weather is on the ...

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 ...

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