Our Trainers News


Looked Smart

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27.11.13 SMART MOOCHI treated his rivals with contempt today in the 1250m Canterbury Park Handicap. After disappointing on soft tracks during the Winter months, SMART MOOCHI returned to the races fresh and back on top of the ground to score by a widening margin of 1.5 lengths. The field was decimated by scratching's, but the tempo was strong enough for Kathy O'Hara to settle last and circle the field. His closing sectionals were excellent and on the strength of that win, there look to be more to come for SMART MOOCHI.

Earlier on the program the stable produced a strong 3yo colt by the name of TAKEWING. He was squeezed out of the race not long after jumping and did a terrific job to run home and finish third. A good looking colt and definitely a horse to watch.

Academy Flew Home

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23.11.13 FLIGHT ACADEMY continued her outstanding form by winning the 1300m 3yo BM75 Sydney City Toyota Handicap at Randwick(Kensington) today. With a hectic tempo set by the favourite, Kathy O'Hara elected to let FLIGHT ACADEMY find her feet back in the field. The little filly looked likely to run a strong second when MINIATURE went passed the leader with 200m to run, but FLIGHT ACADEMY knuckled down to her task and scored a decisive win beating the tiring MINIATURE by 2 lengths with CALMING INFLUENCE holding on for third. It takes her record to 3 wins from 4 starts and forces the stable to give serious consideration to trying her at stakes level next preparation.

Trial Gound Makes It A One Act Affair

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Talented gelding Trial Ground notched up his second career win in impressive style on Friday the 22nd of November at Bong Bong winning by 4.8 lengths carrying 65.5kg.

Lining up in the YOUR EVENT SOLUTION CLASS B HANDICAP (1200 METRES), Trial Ground was expertly handled by Scotts brother Dean Singleton and the lightly raced 4yo made it a one act affair.

Sent out as favourite following a great second place first up this preperation, Trial Ground made good improvement into his latest assignment and their looks to be more wins in store for him in the future.

Congratulations to his Connections.

Rock Progressing In Glamorous Style

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Fastnet Rock mare Glamour Rock continues to progress through her classes well winning the SKIN FITNESS CLASS 2 HANDICAP 1400m at Hawkesbury on 07/11/13 beating 2nd - Viva Lisboa and 3rd - Only Money.

Jumping to the lead early she was never headed and surged away for a solid 2 length win taking her career to 3 wins with 8 placing and $79,900 in earnings.

With Fastnet Rock being the best sire in Australia she is certainly proving a handy mare with a bright future on the track that should continue through her classes and ultimately on to the breeding barn.

Scott Singleton will now look to make it back to back wins by placing her in similar races in the coming weeks.

Congratulations to her connections.

Paul Butterworth Stable Update

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After the frustrating run the stable has seemed to turn the corner lately. It was found that a few horse had a virus which was quite subtle but enough to see the horses being unable to finish off to there capabilities!

A few were forced to spell and the others after treatments have come good and are now racing far more consistent.

Our Editor and Star formation are two that have come through it and after a very close 2nd at the Gold Coast Our Editor went onto win at the sunshine coast over 1200m by an impressive 3.3 lengths. Star formation completed the double on the night in the following race coming from 12 lengths last at the 600m to win by a half length running away in what was a super effort! Unfortunately the effort told on him straining a muscle in his shoulder and requiring a 6 week spell.


Mercury Jet Wins For Darby Racing

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KENDRICK Racing-trained gelding Mercury Jet capped a red-letter day for Darby Racing when he broke through for his first win this campaign at a Sunshine Coast night meeting on Saturday, November 16.

Mercury Jet was one of four runners for clients of Sydney-based syndicator Darby Racing on that day.

Their return for the day was three winners and a third, including Mercury Jet's victory in a Class 2 (1200m).

"Darby Racing have invested a lot in horses over the past 12 months and it is great to see them reaping the rewards,'' said trainer Stuart Kendrick.

"They've also been great supporters of us in Mackay and since we've moved to the Sunshine Coast,'' he said.


Double At Bathurst For Singleton Stable

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The day kicked off early when Keralam broke through for his maiden win taking out the MAXWELL & KEMP MAIDEN HANDICAP over 1400m on Friday 01/11/13.

The God's Own gelding was unwanted in the market being sent out at $17 but got the job done after jockey Padraig Beggy weaved some magic to win by a slender margin. It wasn't to be the last time Padraig would do the honours for the Scott Singleton stable on the day.


Hvasstan Rocks The valley

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Few racing people celebrate victory with as much gusto as the Gelagotis brothers from Moe, who mark every metropolitan triumph as if it were a Group 1 win.

Hvasstan, who scored for the Gippsland stable in the 2040-metre Drummond Golf Handicap at Moonee Valley under Sydney rider Hugh Bowman, has won at group level earlier in his career, though he has yet to score at the highest grade.


Rossa The Country Queen

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Consistent Mare Esprit Rossa finally got her overdue city win at Moonee Valley in a tight finish to start a magnificent Cox Plate Carnival for Peter Gelagotis. She settled lovely in the run and came around the whole field to get up by the shortest of margins which took a long time to deliver the to the relief of the owners.

Dean Yendall admitted he had "no idea" if Esprit Rossa had finished fast enough to win tonight's The Drain Man Country Cup at Moonee Valley.


Stable In For Big Weekend

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Trevor Sutherland stables is in for a huge weekend with horses nominated for 3 race meetings.

At canterbury tomorrow (Friday 25/10/13) the depth of our stable is well illustrated with 3 older horses able to qualify for city racing.

My dear friend looks the best chance weighted well, Lockmar has his first start since a spell and both will be ridden by Former riverina apprentice John Kissick.

Surzeal is set to challenge himself in tough company after an excellent run in cootamundra and Ktahy O'hara has been booked to ride.

Saturday see's 7 horses head to albury, a very strong contingent including first starter Tomorrow the world (with 4 owners from the original horse by the same name!)