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Fillies combine for weekend double

Fillies combine for weekend double

3YO fillies TRIP THE LIGHT and RED RUBI posted strong wins over the weekend. TRIP THE LIGHT continued on her winning ways with another dazzling display of sustained speed at the Gold Coast on Saturday while RED RUBI (pictured) dominated in her first run back from a...

GOLD SHOOTING for Magic Millions

GOLD SHOOTING for Magic Millions

Shooting For Gold gave Baylee Nothdurft a winner with his first ride back since having his tonsils removed as the three-year-old gelding lived up to his short-priced favouritism at Eagle Farm. Aiming for consecutive wins, the Steve O’Dea and Matt Hoysted-trained...

TOTALLY CHARMED back with a bang!

TOTALLY CHARMED back with a bang!

TOTALLY CHARMED enhanced his already imposing fresh record with a dominant performance at the Sunshine Coast Cup meeting on Sunday. The son of champion sire I AM INVINCIBLE started a short-priced favourite in the open handicap over 1000m and duly saluted for his 7th...

TRIP THE LIGHT shines!

TRIP THE LIGHT shines!

3YO filly TRIP THE LIGHT proved too sharp for BM60 rivals at Ipswich on Thursday. The daughter of SEBRING defied a significant market drift to lead throughout the 800m dash and respond to hands and heels riding from apprentice Justin Huxtable. It was a classic example...

SHOOTING FOR GOLD explodes first-up

SHOOTING FOR GOLD explodes first-up

The Steven O’Dea and Matt Hoysted trained Shooting For Gold duly saluted at the short odds of $1.85, but not before giving his followers some very anxious moments in the home straight. It was a hard watch as Shooting For Gold improved his record to five wins from only...

NEXT TO EXCEL sheds maiden tag

NEXT TO EXCEL sheds maiden tag

After showing way above average ability from the time she was first saddled, it was more a feeling of relief than joy for connections of smart 2YO, NEXT TO EXCEL when the filly put her maiden rivals away at Ballina Monday. With a failure on debut back in December and...

Uncommon James claims Oxlade Stakes

Uncommon James claims Oxlade Stakes

Woodside Park shuttler Cable Bay (IRE) sired his first southern hemisphere stakes-winner when Uncommon James wore down the favourite Maotai in Saturday’s Listed Oxlade Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm. Ridden by Ben Thompson for Steve O’Dea and Matthew Hoysted, Uncommon...

TUMBLER RIDGE powers away with QTIS Gold Jewel

TUMBLER RIDGE powers away with QTIS Gold Jewel

The $200,000 QTIS Gold Jewel at Eagle Farm over 1300m was won by TUMBLER RIDGE (Spill The Beans – Factor Fiction) who sat behind the pace and ran down BOOMSARA (Spirit Of Boom – Passara) with SAFEWORK (Spirit Of Boom – Ossie’s Secret) coming on late for 3rd. Tumbler...

IT’S ALL TALK is all action

IT’S ALL TALK is all action

The stable is well versed in the SEBRING progeny and on Saturday at the Gold Coast, another promising youngster by Widden Stud's late stallion was unearthed. IT’S ALL TALK has a way to go before reaching the level of former stable members SESAR and CANDIKA (and...

GEE TEE TEE on precipice of stakes company

GEE TEE TEE on precipice of stakes company

The Steve O’Dea and Matt Hoysted stable enjoyed some early success on Doomben 10,000 day when GEE TEE TEE unleashed a powerful sprint in the 1100m Class 6 Handicap. Starting a warm favourite, GEE TEE TEE came with a strong run down the middle of the track to score by...

SO YOU SHOP brings up 50 for Proven

SO YOU SHOP brings up 50 for Proven

SO YOU SHOP’s victory at Ipswich on Monday marked a half century of winners for Proven Thoroughbreds this season. The Steve O'Dea and Matt Hoysted-trained gelding started an easing favourite in the final race of the public holiday meeting but finished best in the...

FETCH bolts home!

FETCH bolts home!

As far as debuts go, SEBRING 2YO FETCH could hardly have been more impressive at Grafton Thursday. The Steve O’Dea and Matt Hoysted-trained filly started an odds-on favourite in the 1006m Maiden Plate and proved far too good for older opposition. Rider Ben Thompson...

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