Latest News from Proven Thoroughbreds

The Week Ahead JUN 15-22

The Week Ahead JUN 15-22

Jun 15, 2018

Four runners on Friday begins the week ahead for Proven Thoroughbreds.Goulburn will be the venue for three of those runners – COUNTERFIRE, NIJINSKA, and MISSED THE ALARM.The John Bateman-trained COUNTERFIRE strikes a winnable race over 2120m and ...

​More Magic!

​More Magic!

Jun 09, 2018

Speed merchant BROOK MAGIC captured a valuable win at Randwick on Saturday. After taking up her customary position in the lead for gun apprentice Jean Van Overmeire, BROOK MAGIC was headed in the home straight but fought back courageously to win the 1100m BM77 Handicap ...

​The Week Ahead JUN 8-15 – SESAR ready for Group 1

​The Week Ahead JUN 8-15 – SESAR ready for Group 1

Jun 08, 2018

Proven Thoroughbreds is hoping it will be a case of third time lucky when SESAR lines up in the Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) at Doomben on Saturday.Retired gallopers SIR MOMENTS and CANDIKA (both trained by Steve O’Dea) came up short in the juvenile feature but went on ...

​The Week Ahead JUN 1-8

​The Week Ahead JUN 1-8

Jun 01, 2018

Proven Thoroughbreds’ week ahead will begin with a stakes runner at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.Last start winner SIENNA ROSE (pictured) will chase her first slice of black type in the Listed Oxlade Stakes (1200m) for in-form trainer Steve O’Dea. The ...

​Bigger things in store for NICCONITA

​Bigger things in store for NICCONITA

May 27, 2018

Exciting filly NICCONITA was an arrogant winner at her home track of Goulburn on Sunday.The John Bateman-trained three-year-old was lumped with 60kg against older horses but treated her more experienced opposition with contempt after coming from last on the home ...

​The Week Ahead MAY 25-JUN 1

​The Week Ahead MAY 25-JUN 1

May 25, 2018

Group III-winning colt SESAR will be out to enhance his profile in the Group II BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1350m) at Doomben on Saturday. The son of SEBRING has delighted trainer Steve O’Dea since winning the Group III Ken Russell Memorial Classic ...

SIENNA comes up ROSES for O'Dea!

SIENNA comes up ROSES for O'Dea!

May 20, 2018

Two-year-old filly SIENNA ROSE converted her strong form into a maiden win at Grafton on Sunday.The Steve O’Dea (pictured)-trained galloper lined up for her fifth career outing in the 1206m maiden following a commendable fifth behind subsequent stakes placegetter ...

​The Week Ahead May 18-25

​The Week Ahead May 18-25

May 18, 2018

Promising three-year-old SCALLOPINI is Proven Thoroughbreds' highlight runner in the week ahead while a leading Victorian jockey has been booked for SESAR’s next start in Group 2 company.SCALLOPINI (pictured) returns from a spell in the Japan Racing ...

​QLD Open Day Sunday May 27 – Save the date!

​QLD Open Day Sunday May 27 – Save the date!

May 17, 2018

Proven Thoroughbreds, trainer Steve O'Dea and state of the art thoroughbred operation Kolora Lodge will combine for an Open Day on Sunday May 27 from 12 Noon. Where: Kolora Lodge, about half an hour out of Brisbane at 66 Moloney Road, Waterford Who: All ...

The Week Ahead MAY 11-18

The Week Ahead MAY 11-18

May 11, 2018

One of Proven Thoroughbreds’ more exciting three-year-olds is getting closer to a return.SCALLOPINI (pictured), a son of the all-conquering SNITZEL, won two races impressively last preparation for our Queensland trainer Steve O’Dea and has come back bigger and ...

​SIR MOMENTS retired

​SIR MOMENTS retired

May 06, 2018

The emergence of Group winning colt SESAR is timely for Proven Thoroughbreds as we bid farewell to six-time stakes winner SIR MOMENTS this week. After a stellar career that yielded $826,750 from 37 starts, it was decided that SIR MOMENTS (a $40k ...

​All Hail Sesar!

​All Hail Sesar!

May 05, 2018

The Steve O’Dea-trained SESAR has put his hand up for the winter carnival juvenile riches with an impressive win in the Group III Ken Russell Memorial Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday.A late pick up ride for Brad Pengelly after Paul Hammersley ...

​Nicconita kicks off The Week Ahead with a bang!

​Nicconita kicks off The Week Ahead with a bang!

May 04, 2018

The John Bateman-trained filly NICCONITA collected a healthy $33,420 for winning the opening race on day two of the Wagga Cup carnival on Friday.NICCONITA had previously been placed in three of four career starts, including on debut at Canterbury, before ...

​Another successful OPEN DAY with John Thompson

​Another successful OPEN DAY with John Thompson

Apr 30, 2018

Glorious sunshine, impressive horse flesh and a hangover-curing breakfast combined for another successful open morning at John Thompson’s Randwick stables on Sunday.A bumper crowd rolled up to see our contingent of racehorses as well as next generation’s babies which ...

​BEAU DANCER a maiden no more!

​BEAU DANCER a maiden no more!

Apr 28, 2018

ROTHESAY gelding BEAU DANCER had his consistency finally rewarded with a maiden-breaking win at the Sunshine Coast on Friday.Four consecutive minor placings preceded BEAU DANCER’s first career victory, including an agonising defeat at Grafton earlier this month when ...

OPEN DAY with John Thompson this Sunday APR 29

OPEN DAY with John Thompson this Sunday APR 29

Apr 27, 2018

Can you believe that one in 244 Australians is a racehorse owner? Our swashbuckling Irish, convict heritage is a partial explanation for this extraordinary statistic but whatever the reason, racing is an integral part of our cultural fabric. A punt, either on, or as an owner of ...

​The Week Ahead APR 27-MAY 4

​The Week Ahead APR 27-MAY 4

Apr 27, 2018

A trio of Steve O’Dea-trained runners at the Sunshine Coast on Friday begins the week ahead for Proven Thoroughbreds.COOL SEQUENCE (pictured) has struck career best form this preparation with two wins and three placings in five starts and tackles the 1200m C5 ...

The Week Ahead APR 20-27

The Week Ahead APR 20-27

Apr 20, 2018

A busy Anzac Day highlights the week ahead for Proven Thoroughbreds.Proven Thoroughbreds could field up to six runners across three meetings on the public holiday but first, two fillies are set to fly the black and lime green silks on Saturday.The Steve ...

​The Week Ahead APR 13-20

​The Week Ahead APR 13-20

Apr 13, 2018

Two of our Queensland fillies will chase their first slice of black type in Saturday’s Listed Princess Stakes (1600m) – the same race won by Proven Thoroughbreds’ CANDIKA last year!The Steve O’Dea-trained duet SETOKA and EVERYDAY LADY (pictured), both ...

Bumper turn out for Joe Pride OPEN DAY

Bumper turn out for Joe Pride OPEN DAY

Apr 10, 2018

A record crowd enjoyed the sunshine and breakfast as our next generation of racehorses paraded at Joe Pride's Warwick Farm stables last Sunday.Yearlings by HINCHINBROOK, EXCEED AND EXCEL, SEBRING, SO YOU ...

SETOKA Defies Bias!

SETOKA Defies Bias!

Apr 08, 2018

Game little filly SETOKA (pictured) made it two wins from her last three runs when defying the bias to on pace runners, coming from near the tail of the field to score a dominant win in the C1 1400m event at the Sunshine Coast Sunday. After breaking through at her ...

The Week Ahead APR 6-13

The Week Ahead APR 6-13

Apr 06, 2018

She may be an outsider but DISCREET CHARM (pictured) will give her owners a thrill when lining up on Day 1 of The Championships at Randwick Saturday. The beautifully bred filly has disappointed in recent starts but extends to the 2000m of the GROUP 3 ADRIAN KNOX ...

OPEN DAY with JOE PRIDE this Sunday APRIL 8!

OPEN DAY with JOE PRIDE this Sunday APRIL 8!

Apr 03, 2018

Proven Thoroughbreds will host its first open day for the year this Sunday April 8 at the Warwick Farm stables of trainer Joe Pride.This is your opportunity to get up close and personal with our Pride-trained acquisitions for 2018, including yearlings by EXCEED ...

The Week Ahead MAR 31-APR 6

The Week Ahead MAR 31-APR 6

Mar 31, 2018

Promising three-year-old WAS IT WORTH IT (pictured) looks to get his preparation back on track when tackling 2000m for the first time at Doomben Saturday. The lightly raced gelding has won 3 from 8 including a pair of victories at 1600m but was a beaten favourite over ...