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Sir Moments back to his best

Sir Moments back to his best

Apr 14, 2015

Sir Moments recaptured his best form on Saturday to take out the Listed Tails Stakes over 1630m at Doomben.  Having his third start this preparation, the four year had finished out of the placings in his two most recent starts but bounced back to his best to record ...

Manicero brings up win number eight

Manicero brings up win number eight

Mar 31, 2015

Manicero kept up his impressive record at the Sunshine Coast on Sunday by taking out the Benchmark 80 Handicap over 1400m. Jumping from barrier three, the Fastnet Rock gelding was given a copybook ride by jockey Tim Bell.  He settled nicely midfield, Bell waited for ...

Fairytale Belle bounces back to her best

Fairytale Belle bounces back to her best

Mar 24, 2015

Fairytale Belle returned to winner's stall on Sunday, by taking out the Class 1 Handicap over 1800m at the Sunshine Coast. A daughter of Real Saga, Fairytale Belle had not won since taking out her maiden victory in January last year.  She showed promise ...

Kolora Lodge Open Day

Mar 24, 2015

The 2015 PROVEN THOROUGHBREDS/STEVE O'DEA RACING OPEN DAY at KOLORA LODGE will be brought forward to Sunday APRIL 26. Last year was dampened by Guy's sudden, tragic passing though our scheduling took a fortuitous turn when SIR ...

Magic Millions QTIS yearling purchases

Mar 24, 2015

I attended the Magic Millions QTIS Yearling sale on the Gold Coast last week, along with Jamie Walters from Proven Thoroughbreds, and we inspected the majority of yearlings at the sale.  We narrowed the list down to our top selections and managed to secure ...

Heart Smart brings up a hat-trick

Heart Smart brings up a hat-trick

Mar 02, 2015

Talented galloper Heart Smart remains unbeaten this preparation, after taking out the One Metro Win Handicap over 1100m at Doomben on Saturday.  The four year old was given a charmed run from barrier two, by apprentice Bridget Grylls.  He has had a tendency to ...

Back to back wins for Stanathol

Back to back wins for Stanathol

Feb 17, 2015

Stanathol made the step from maiden to class one in good style on Sunday, with a win at the Sunshine Coast over 1000m. Taking advantage of barrier one, jockey Jim Byrne provided Stanathol with a lovely front running ride and the gelding dug deep in the straight ...

Not A Singlemoment records win number four

Not A Singlemoment records win number four

Feb 05, 2015

Not A Singlemoment returned to the winner's stall yesterday, after a narrow victory in the Fillies and Mares Class Three Handicap at Ipswich. Stepping up to 1350m for the first time, the four year old travelled in a midfield position under the guidance of apprentice ...

Stanathol wins under lights

Stanathol wins under lights

Feb 03, 2015

Stanathol broke through for his first victory on Friday night, with an all the way win in the Maiden Handicap over 1000m at the Sunshine Coast. Jumping from barrier six, the four year old began well and was urged to the lead by jockey Jim Bryne.  He travelled well in the ...

Heart Smart goes back to back

Heart Smart goes back to back

Jan 27, 2015

Lightly raced galloper Heart Smart made it back to back wins yesterday, win an impressive victory in the No Metro Win Handicap at the Sunshine Coast. Having his tenth race start, the four year old jumped away well in the 1000m event and was eased into a nice trailling ...

Tips N Tales bounces back

Tips N Tales bounces back

Jan 12, 2015

Handy mare Tips N Tales returned to the winners stall last Wednesday, with a strong win in the Class Three for Fillies and Mares over 1350m at Ipswich. Jumping from barrier six, in the field of eight, she settled back near the rear of the field and ...

Team O'Dea starts the new year in style

Team O'Dea starts the new year in style

Jan 10, 2015

The O'Dea stable started the new year on a winning note with a double at the Sunshine Coast on Sunday. In the first race of the day, Pirolo broke through for his first victory, with a run away win the Maiden Handicap over 1600m. Previously trained in New ...

2015 Magic Millions Yearling Sale

Dec 31, 2014

The 2015 Gold Coast Magic Millions sale is only a week away.  I will be attending the sale so if anyone has any interest in purchasing a yearling or would like me to inspect any yearlings for them, then just let me know. Our Queensland Guineas winner Sir ...

Beau Jet scores city win

Beau Jet scores city win

Dec 03, 2014

Beau Jet recorded his first Metropolitan win over the weekend, with a solid victory in the QTIS three year old Handicap over 1110m at Doomben. The Jet Spur gelding was slow out of the barriers and settled towards the rear of the field but produced a strong finish to run ...

Sir Moments books a trip south

Sir Moments books a trip south

Nov 18, 2014

Classy galloper Sir Moments showed he is worthy of a taking his place in the Group 2 Villiers in Sydney next month, with an impressive win at the Gold Coast over the weekend. Taking on a quality field in the Saturday’s Open Handicap, the four year old was given a lovely ...

A Day To Remember brings up a hat-rick

A Day To Remember brings up a hat-rick

Nov 06, 2014

Talented filly A Day To Remember, made it three wins from as many starts, with a solid victory in the QTIS three year old Handicap over 1350m at Doomben on Tuesday. Despite being tardy out the barriers at her previous start, the filly jumped away on terms with the field, ...

Manicero returns to the winners stall

Manicero returns to the winners stall

Oct 24, 2014

Manicero bought up a double for trainer Steven O'Dea yesterday with a win in the Benchmark 75 Handicap over 1800m at the Sunshine Coast. Having his first ever ride at the Sunshine Coast, apprentice Matthew McGillivray produced a lovely, patient ride aboard the seven year ...

A sentimental victory for Katy's Son

A sentimental victory for Katy's Son

Oct 23, 2014

The O'Dea stable continued their winning streak yesterday when first starter, Katy's Son scored an impressive victory in the QTIS three year old Maiden over 1000m at the Sunshine Coast. It was a special win for Steven O'Dea as Katy's Son is the first ...

Another first start winner for O'Dea

Another first start winner for O'Dea

Oct 20, 2014

Lady Sioux capped off a terrific weekend for the O'Dea camp, with a gutsy debut performance at the Sunshine Coast yesterday. Despite racing three deep with no cover, the Jet Spur filly always travelled comfortably and fought hard to the line, to take out the QTIS three ...

A Win To Remember

A Win To Remember

Oct 19, 2014

A Day To Remember made it back to back wins on Saturday, with a solid victory in the Class 2 Handicap for three year olds, at the Gold Coast. Jumping from barrier three, A Day To Remember was slow away but apprentice Luke Dittman delivered a patient ride, allowing her to ...

Beau Jet makes it two from two

Beau Jet makes it two from two

Oct 18, 2014

Promising youngster Beau Jet, kept his unbeaten record intact with an emphatic win in the QTIS three year old Handicap at the Sunshine Coast on Friday. Beautifully ridden by Tim Bell, Beau Jet was back last upon jumping but rallied through to take up the box seat in ...

Beatniks brings up a double for O'Dea

Beatniks brings up a double for O'Dea

Oct 07, 2014

Talented mare Beatniks bought up a double for the O'Dea stable at the Sunshine Coast last Sunday by taking out the Class 2 Handicap over 1000m. Starting a short priced favourite, Beatniks settled well back in the run and in the straight she had had a wall of horses ...

A flying start for Beau Jet

A flying start for Beau Jet

Oct 03, 2014

Beau Jet kicked off his career to a perfect start last weekend, with an impressive win in the QTIS three year old Maiden Plate for Colts and Geldings at the Sunshine Coast. Prior to his debut, the three year old had not had an official trial but had shown trainer Steven ...

A Day To Remember impresses on debut

A Day To Remember impresses on debut

Sep 28, 2014

Promising filly A Day To Remember produced an impressive performance under lights on Friday night, to take out the three year old Fillies Maiden Plate over 1000m at the Sunshine Coast. Having her first race start, the Real Saga filly jumped from barrier eight in the big ...