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CONTEMPTUOUS too classy on comeback

CONTEMPTUOUS too classy on comeback

Talented gelding CONTEMPTUOUS made up for some lost time with a dominant first-up performance at the Sunshine Coast on Friday night. The four-year-old has endured his share of setbacks to date but always shown the stable above average ability. Indeed, Friday’s race...

RED RUBI sparkles!

RED RUBI sparkles!

Well-bred 3YO filly RED RUBI broke her maiden in effortless style at Doomben Thursday. Jumping from the inside barrier of nine, RED RUBI was afforded a lovely run behind the leader which was in stark contrast to her last start when taken on in front and compounding...

KYLEASE back with a bang!

KYLEASE back with a bang!

She’d never won previously first up nor had she been successful at her only other run over 1000m, but KYLEASE defied the stats, a wide gate and a marked betting drift, to triumph at the Sunshine Coast Saturday. The big striding CHOISIR mare notched her 6th career...

RICH LISTER cashes in!

RICH LISTER cashes in!

Rising Queensland apprentice jockey Kyle Wilson-Taylor won his first race for the Steven O’Dea and Matt Hoysted stable with a confident steer aboard RICH LISTER at Ipswich on Saturday. RICH LISTER was a drifting second favourite in the QTIS 3YO Maiden Handicap (1200m)...

Magic Millions 2021 acquisitions

Magic Millions 2021 acquisitions

O'Dea Racing and Proven Thoroughbreds combined to secure 11 yearlings at the recently concluded Magic Millions Gold Coast January Sale. Most of the stable's success can be attributed to yearlings sourced from this sale. And in an expanded 2021 catalogue, we were...

HE KNOWS he’s good!

HE KNOWS he’s good!

Lightly-raced 3YO HE KNOWS shed his maiden tag in impressive style at Doomben on Thursday. First-up since finishing fourth behind subsequent stakes winner APACHE CHASE in July, HE KNOWS started a warm favourite in the 1200m QTIS Maiden. The Steve O’Dea & Matt...

SHOOTING FOR GOLD continues on winning way

SHOOTING FOR GOLD continues on winning way

Lucrative targets await SHOOTING FOR GOLD after the 3YO gelding defeated older horses at Eagle Farm on Saturday. The son of SHOOTING FOR WIN started a $1.90 favourite in the 1200m Class 3 but gave his backers a scare as he wanted to overrace during the first 600m...

GEE TEE TEE salutes in Summer Series Final

GEE TEE TEE salutes in Summer Series Final

The lightly-raced GEE TEE TEE captured Saturday’s $105,000 Summer Provincial Series Final (1300m) in emphatic style at Eagle Farm, courtesy of a confident ride by Ben Thompson. The five-year-old gelding started a $2.80 favourite in the feature event but faced a tricky...

O’Dea & Hoysted partnership continues to flourish

O’Dea & Hoysted partnership continues to flourish

It was another profitable weekend for the Steven O’Dea and Matt Hoysted stable with a trio of winners and a second from six runners. The rapidly improving SHOOTING FOR GOLD claimed a thrilling victory in the $125,000 Winning Rupert Plate (1200m) at Doomben on...

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...

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