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REALLY REILLY at last!

REALLY REILLY at last!

Oct 22, 2017

Unlucky gelding REALLY REILLY was finally presented with conditions to suit when a decisive winner of the B75 at the Sunshine Coast Sunday.Relishing the heavy ground, genuine speed and a patient Jag Guthmann-Chester ride, the six-year-old finished resolutely along on the fence ...

The Week Ahead Oct 20-27

The Week Ahead Oct 20-27

Oct 20, 2017

Last start winner THEWAYWEARE will chase his eighth career victory in an ideal race at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.The John Thompson-trained gelding (pictured) is set to start in the 2400m BM80 Handicap after prevailing in thrilling photo finish over the 2200m Warwick Farm course ...

​The Week Ahead Oct 13-20

​The Week Ahead Oct 13-20

Oct 13, 2017

Proven Thoroughbreds’ first two-year-old of the season is the highlight runner in the week ahead.SIENNA ROSE (pictured as a yearling), trained by Steve O’Dea, is set to have her first start in the opener at Doomben on Saturday following an impressive trial win during the ...

THEWAYWEARE in seventh heaven!

THEWAYWEARE in seventh heaven!

Oct 11, 2017

Honest gelding THEWAYWEARE notched his seventh career win in a thrilling photo finish at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.Stepping out for his 27th start, the John Thompson-trained galloper tackled the 2200m BM75 with 60.5kg but got his head down at the right time to prevail in a ...

The Week Ahead Oct 6-13

The Week Ahead Oct 6-13

Oct 06, 2017

Proven Thoroughbreds’ first two-year-old of the season is set to be unveiled in a jumpout at Doomben on Tuesday.MORE THAN READY filly SIENNA ROSE, closely related to multiple stakes winner MERCHANT NAVY, has been our most precocious youngster thus far and is due to step out ...

​The Week Ahead SEP 29-OCT 6

​The Week Ahead SEP 29-OCT 6

Sep 29, 2017

Promising three-year-old WAS IT WORTH IT shoots for a hat-trick of wins when he steps out for Proven Thoroughbreds on Saturday.The Steve O’Dea-trained gelding (pictured) lines up against a small but strong field in the Sunshine Coast QTIS 3YO Handicap (1600m) which awards a ...

EVERYDAY'S a Winner!

EVERYDAY'S a Winner!

Sep 26, 2017

It was only a humble Grafton Maiden but smart filly EVERYDAY LADY revealed above average talent when surging clear in the Fillies & Mares 1000m Maiden on Tuesday. Trainer Steve O'Dea was concerned that the short course could be the filly's undoing but despite being ...

​Two in a row for MASTERATI

​Two in a row for MASTERATI

Sep 25, 2017

Rapidly improving four-year-old MASTERATI posted consecutive wins when leading all the way at Wyong on Sunday.MASTERATI endured a slow start to his career because of injury but is now starting to fulfil the promise he has always shown trainer Joe Pride.The son of Swettenham ...

​He’s SO SPIRITED!

​He’s SO SPIRITED!

Sep 22, 2017

Grey gelding SO SPIRITED made his class count with a gritty win under 61.5kg at Canberra on Friday.The Joe Pride-trained galloper started a strong favourite in the 1200m class one event on the Canberra turf track following an excellent third when resuming at Gosford earlier this ...

​The Week Ahead SEP 22-29

​The Week Ahead SEP 22-29

Sep 22, 2017

Seven horses will fly the Proven Thoroughbreds flag across New South Wales and Queensland in the next week.Following SO SPIRITED’s win in the nation’s capital on Friday, Proven Thoroughbreds will roll out another four runners over the weekend. Multiple city winning gelding ...

The Week Ahead SEP 15-22

The Week Ahead SEP 15-22

Sep 15, 2017

Rising apprentice Jag Guthmann-Chester (pictured) will attempt to put two on the trot for consistent gelding LOTHARIO at Doomben Saturday for the first time in his 5 win career. He's one of several Qld runners for us in the week ahead which kicks off with TAHSIN at ...

​Was It Worth It strikes again

​Was It Worth It strikes again

Sep 13, 2017

The Steve O’Dea-trained WAS IT WORTH IT recorded back-to-back wins when successfully rising from maiden company to benchmark 70 grade at Doomben on Wednesday.Coming off a strong win over a mile at the Sunshine Coast earlier this month, WAS IT WORTH IT tackled the 1650m Doomben ...

​Successful spring morning with John Thompson

​Successful spring morning with John Thompson

Sep 11, 2017

Another successful open morning at John Thompson’s Randwick stables last Sunday witnessed the next generation of Proven Thoroughbreds gallopers as well as current racehorses gearing up for spring preparations.Newly-turned two-year-olds by SAVABEEL, TAVISTOCK, RELIABLE MAN, ...

 The Week Ahead SEP 8-15

The Week Ahead SEP 8-15

Sep 08, 2017

The extremities of racing is something we're all reconciled to as owners. Nonetheless, it's never easy dealing with the enforced retirement of a horse as those involved with the handy galloper THORNETT were forced to accept this week when the gelding succumbed to a ...

​John Thompson Spring Carnival Open Morning this Sunday SEP 10

​John Thompson Spring Carnival Open Morning this Sunday SEP 10

Sep 06, 2017

Spring is here! You can almost smell the big Cups, the classics and the Everest in the air. So what a splendid opportunity to come and see the horses at our Open Morning this Sunday SEP 10 from 9.30am.The John Thompson stable is an urban oasis high above Royal Randwick ...

​Masterclass win!

​Masterclass win!

Sep 05, 2017

Joe Pride-trained four-year-old MASTERATI was the beneficiary of another exquisite Kerrin McEvoy ride at Newcastle on Tuesday.Following a quintet of winners at Randwick last Saturday, McEvoy found the lead on MASTERATI from the outside gate and the pair were never headed, ...

​It Was Worth It!

​It Was Worth It!

Sep 03, 2017

The wisely-named WAS IT WORTH IT broke through at his third career start when victorious at the Sunshine Coast on Sunday.The gelding, by LOVE CONQUERS ALL out of BETRAYER, attracted many suggestions for his moniker before connections settled on WAS IT WORTH IT.Fortunately, the ...

The Week Ahead SEP 1-8

The Week Ahead SEP 1-8

Sep 01, 2017

Another busy week ahead will see seven horses step out for Proven Thoroughbreds.Four of those runners – REAL STING, WAS IT WORTH IT, MASTERATI, and UNYIELDING – will look to improve upon last start placings.The Steve O’Dea-trained REAL STING lines up in the 1615m C3 Plate ...

LOTHARIO on Top!

LOTHARIO on Top!

Aug 27, 2017

NICCONI gelding LOTHARIO (pictured) took his earnings to 141k with a sterling victory at the Gold Coast metropolitan meeting Saturday. Given a heady ride from rearward by apprentice Jag Guthmann-Chester, the 5 year old finished resolutely to score by about half a length in the ...

The Week Ahead AUG 25-SEP 1

The Week Ahead AUG 25-SEP 1

Aug 25, 2017

Hardy gelding REALLY REILLY (pictured) will look to stage a significant form reversal when he lines up in the 0-70 Benchmark event of 1400m at the Gold Coast Saturday. The 6yo is one of two runners in the black & lime green at the meeting with 5yo LOTHARIO contesting the C6 ...

The Week Ahead Aug 18-25

The Week Ahead Aug 18-25

Aug 18, 2017

Runners in three states for PROVEN Saturday. Speedy filly BROOK MAGIC (pictured winning at Kembla) has headed south to tackle quality fillies in the GROUP 3 QUEZETTE STAKES at Caulfield. If she can handle the journey south, the reverse way around the sole turn and the step ...

Sunday Morning at Joe PRIDE'S!

Sunday Morning at Joe PRIDE'S!

Aug 15, 2017

A glorious morning, Mitch Newman's tasty hangover curing barbie, some steaming hot coffee and a team of beautiful horses combined to make Sunday a most enjoyable couple of hours. For some vision click here

The Week Ahead AUG 12-19

The Week Ahead AUG 12-19

Aug 11, 2017

A number of runners on Saturday herald an intriguing week for PROVEN THOROUGHBREDS highlighted by our older brigade. Of our 9 scheduled runners for the week there's only a trio of 3 year olds.Saturday sees the black & lime green carried at three locations. The ...

A Sunny Double (treble for O'Dea)!

A Sunny Double (treble for O'Dea)!

Aug 09, 2017

A second metropolitan treble for Steve O'Dea including a PROVEN double was the highlight of midweek racing at the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday. Highly promising filly FRANCISCA (pic) made the demanding step from maiden to Class 2 company in style, racing away from ...

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