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Another double for O’Dea & Hoysted

Another double for O’Dea & Hoysted

The recently-formed training partnership of Steve O’Dea and Matt Hoysted continues to go from strength to strength with the stable recording a Proven Thoroughbreds double at Ipswich on Wednesday. BETTER GET SET struck the first blow, upsetting more fancied runners in...

Hoysted’s faith in TOTALLY CHARMED rewarded

Hoysted’s faith in TOTALLY CHARMED rewarded

Trainer Matt Hoysted took a leap of faith in buying TOTALLY CHARMED 18 months ago. He and co-trainer Steve O’Dea were facing the prospect of losing the then four-year-old gelding as owners Aquis Farm put him up for auction. With no stud value and a compromised tendon,...

Raw KING has bright future

Raw KING has bright future

Steve O’Dea has another smart galloper on his hands in the shape of Dominant King, who came from well off the pace to carve out fast time in his introduction to Saturday racing at Doomben. O’Dea, who now trains in partnership with long-time foreman Matt Hoysted, had...

TOTALLY CHARMED & MISSED THE ALARM combine for Caloundra double

TOTALLY CHARMED & MISSED THE ALARM combine for Caloundra double

Friday night’s Sunshine Coast meeting saw TOTALLY CHARMED and MISSED THE ALARM claim thrilling victories for the stable. TOTALLY CHARMED (pictured) lined up as a short-priced favourite in the 1000m BM75 Handicap having not raced since early June due to a bleed. But...

KING DOMINANT at Ipswich

KING DOMINANT at Ipswich

Lightly-raced three-year-old DOMINANT KING broke his maiden stylishly at Ipswich on Wednesday. Racing in the familiar orange and green silks of stable client Mr Joe Rapisarda, DOMINANT KING started an odds-on favourite in the 1100m QTIS 3YO Plate and duly saluted for...

Steven O’Dea and Matt Hoysted partnership land first winner

Steven O’Dea and Matt Hoysted partnership land first winner

The Steven O’Dea and Matt Hoysted combination duly landed their first winner under their newly formed training partnership banner at Doomben when Ocean Treaty, who was given a copybook ride by Ben Thompson, came home to take the honours every bit as decisively as the...

Wide alley poses no barrier for Jami Lady

Wide alley poses no barrier for Jami Lady

First-up specialist Jami Lady has a wide barrier to contend with at Doomben but her co-trainer Matt Hoysted is not conceding defeat. Jami Lady resumes from a spell in the Austrans Handicap, drawing awkwardly in barrier 10 of 15 from the tricky 1050 metre start. With...

O’Dea & Thornton strike GOLD again

O’Dea & Thornton strike GOLD again

The familiar trainer-jockey combination of Steve O’Dea and Stephanie Thornton once again came to the fore at the weekend as THE GOLDEN HIND tasted victory at the Sunshine Coast. Lining up over 1300m second-up from a spell on a good (4) surface, the conditions were...

BETTER GET SET jets to victory

BETTER GET SET jets to victory

Promising filly BETTER GET SET continued a hot run of form for Proven Thoroughbreds and trainer Steven O’Dea with a strong win at the Sunshine Coast on Sunday. In what was our third winner for the weekend and 15th since the season renewed on August 1, BETTER GET SET...

TRIP THE LIGHT & OCEAN TREATY combine for 24hr double

TRIP THE LIGHT & OCEAN TREATY combine for 24hr double

A fruitful 24 hours for Steven O’Dea Racing and Proven Thoroughbreds saw TRIP THE LIGHT and OCEAN TREATY win at the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast respectively. TRIP THE LIGHT (pictured) started a commanding favourite in Friday night’s 1000m maiden and duly saluted...

She’s TOO HOT TO HOLD!

She’s TOO HOT TO HOLD!

Consistent mare TOO HOT TO HOLD registered her fourth career win when proving strongest over a mile at the Sunshine Coast on Friday night. The Steve O’Dea-trained galloper had been out of the winners’ circle since November last year but five placings in eight...

OCEAN TREATY strikes again!

OCEAN TREATY strikes again!

Progressive mare OCEAN TREATY posted her second consecutive win in determined fashion at Ipswich on Thursday. In her first run outside maiden company, OCEAN TREATY relished stepping up to a mile, wearing down the well-supported favourite to score by three-quarters of...

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