It’s fair to say Proven Thoroughbreds backed a winner in choosing to align with the Steve O’Dea stable just over a decade ago.
In Steve’s first season with us, he had only recently moved from Townsville to Eagle Farm and was on the periphery of Brisbane racing.
But now the stable is very much in the spotlight of Brisbane racing, with the average number of seasonal winners more than doubling since 2015/16 and stakes class horses like SIR MOMENTS, CANDIKA, SESAR, DOUBT DEFYING, FANTISHA and BIANCA JEWEL being uncovered.
Remarkably, this exponential improvement has been achieved in the face of fluctuating stable numbers and the prolonged closure of the state’s main track, Eagle Farm.
The current season is only two months old, but Steve already has 9 metropolitan winners from 42 runners. Compare those figures to the now dissolved Anderson-Heathcote partnership (13 from 91), Chris Waller (9 from 60) and Toby and Trent Edmonds (8 from 50).
Proven Thoroughbreds has provided 7 of those 9 metropolitan wins while our seasonal prizemoney in Queensland stands at more than $330,000 – that’s the equivalent of a Saturday win every week!
And there’s more to come from the O’Dea-Proven partnership with another 3 horses nominated for this Saturday at Eagle Farm including unraced 2yo GOTTA KISS, an impressive winner of two recent barrier trials.
You can expect our Queensland presence to only get bigger in years to come and we want you to be a part of it!
Our last 3 available horses for the year are all trained by Steve with 2.5% shares ranging in price from $1,275 to $4,650. Visit our AVAILABLE HORSES page for more info.
It’s worth noting that the speed with which a horse’s shares are sold has absolutely no bearing on their racing potential.
Indeed, the very last horse we sold two years ago was INVIGORATING, who has won $127,000 in three starts for the O’Dea stable. And in 2014, the last horse we sold turned out to be COOL SEQUENCE, who took his career earnings past $250,000 with another win at Eagle Farm last Saturday.