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Tom's Punt Hunt APR 18

Tom's Punt Hunt APR 18

Apr 18, 2019

The curtain comes down on another Sydney autumn carnival this Saturday and I'm quietly confident we can go out with a bang. Saturday tip: FORTRESS COMMAND (Randwick R6 N4): Like with SANTA ANA LANE a fortnight ago, I'm going to double down on FORTRESS COMMAND here. With the ...

Winx...acknowledging greatness

Winx...acknowledging greatness

Apr 17, 2019

If you were fortunate enough to experience the breathtaking atmosphere of WINX's farewell at Randwick Saturday...congratulations! You can tell the grandchildren you witnessed the final start of the greatest horse in the Southern Hemisphere to have ever looked through a ...

​Our next SESAR?

​Our next SESAR?

Apr 16, 2019

Proven Thoroughbreds' sole purchase at last week’s Inglis Easter Sale evoked memories of when our top-class colt SESAR stepped into the ring as a yearling. It was at the same sale two years ago when Proven Thoroughbreds bid to $160,000 to take home the SEBRING x ...

The Week Ahead APR 15-21: Group 3 on radar for KYLEASE

The Week Ahead APR 15-21: Group 3 on radar for KYLEASE

Apr 15, 2019

Flying filly KYLEASE could find herself in a Group 3 contest as early as this Saturday.The Joe Pride-trained 3YO has been nominated for the JHB Carr Stakes (1400m) at Randwick this weekend which, if we decide to run, will be 10 days since she posted a hat-trick of wins at ...

Scallopini, Eagle Farm and Steve O'Dea!

Scallopini, Eagle Farm and Steve O'Dea!

Apr 13, 2019

Lightly raced 4 year old SCALLOPINI unleashed his customary turn of foot to claim his first open company victory at Eagle Farm Saturday. It was the SNITZEL gelding's second win from just a trio of starts at the revamped Brisbane Headquarters, his sixth overall from ...

Tom's Punt Hunt APR 10

Tom's Punt Hunt APR 10

Apr 11, 2019

We had a great result last week with SANTA ANA LANE winning the TJ Smith Stakes in emphatic style so we’ll be hoping for more of the same on Day 2 of The Championships.We first steered readers into SANTA ANA LANE on March 7 when he was at a top price of $17 in futures markets: ...

Hat-trick for KYLEASE!

Hat-trick for KYLEASE!

Apr 10, 2019

Promising filly KYLEASE is destined for stakes level after dispatching her opposition at Gosford’s metropolitan meeting on Wednesday.Leading from the front as she usually does, KYLEASE proved a class above in the 1200m BM66 Handicap, ridden hands and heels ...

The Week Ahead APR 7-14: Easter carnival in full swing!

The Week Ahead APR 7-14: Easter carnival in full swing!

Apr 08, 2019

The Warwick Farm precinct will be a hive of activity this week with the Inglis Easter Sale to launch on Tuesday. Proven Thoroughbreds ushered in the sale with a Sunday morning brunch at Joe Pride's Warwick Farm stables where a bumper crowd enjoyed a sausage ...

Tom's Punt Hunt APR 4

Tom's Punt Hunt APR 4

Apr 04, 2019

The Championships is upon us and what a day it promises to be. With the Sydney autumn carnival at its crescendo there will be no futures tip this week however I'm confident we can get a result out of a top class sprinter on Saturday. Saturday tip: SANTA ANA LANE (Randwick R8 ...

​The Week Ahead APR 1-7: RIP Chris Boyd

​The Week Ahead APR 1-7: RIP Chris Boyd

Apr 01, 2019

It’s with a heavy heart that we inform you all of the passing of one of our longest serving owners, Chris Boyd.  Chris had been a significant supporter of PROVEN THOROUGHBREDS, indeed one of our earliest owners through a number of ups and downs on the track. Horses ...

Tom's Punt Hunt MAR 28

Tom's Punt Hunt MAR 28

Mar 28, 2019

The Golden Slipper carnival is drawing to an end so hopefully we can gather some momentum before we head to Randwick for The Championships.  Saturday tip:FORTRESS COMMAND (Rosehill R1 N5): I tipped this horse in my futures segment a couple of weeks ago for next month's ...

A Joe Pride Sunday morning APRIL 7

A Joe Pride Sunday morning APRIL 7

Mar 27, 2019

Here’s a date to keep free…on the eve of the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale at the state of the art Riverside complex, join Proven Thoroughbreds across the road at Joe Pride’s Warwick Farm stables for all things horses Sunday April 7.Heart-starting coffee and brunch ...

A CONTEMPTUOUS win!

A CONTEMPTUOUS win!

Mar 25, 2019

The Steve O’Dea show rolled on at Grafton on Monday as two-year-old colt CONTEMPTUOUS bolted in against older horses on debut. Very rarely will a two-year-old be pitted against older horses in March but who could question trainer Steve O’Dea at the moment? ...

The Week Ahead MAR 25-31: O’Dea on fire!

The Week Ahead MAR 25-31: O’Dea on fire!

Mar 25, 2019

It’s been another successful week for our Brisbane trainer Steve O’Dea and we’ll be hoping the momentum continues with three upcoming runners.The O’Dea stable’s recent surge has come at the right time as we showcased our new babies at the annual Kolora Lodge open ...

Kolora Lodge open day wrap

Kolora Lodge open day wrap

Mar 25, 2019

They say timing is everything in racing and the old adage rang true at a packed Kolora Lodge on Sunday as Proven Thoroughbreds and trainer Steve O’Dea waxed lyrical about our next generation of racehorses.Less than 24 hours after Proven gallopers COOL SEQUENCE and SCALLOPINI ...

SEQUENCE of wins continues!

SEQUENCE of wins continues!

Mar 24, 2019

The potent partnership that is Proven Thoroughbreds and Steve O’Dea was emphasized at Eagle Farm on Saturday as COOL SEQUENCE and SCALLOPINI cleared out from their opposition to quinella the 1200m Class 6.Having seen HIT SNOOZE take out the ...

Tom's Punt Hunt MAR 21

Tom's Punt Hunt MAR 21

Mar 21, 2019

We knew our fate early with I AM SERIOUS early last week as a five-wide run condemned the mare to defeat so we'll be hoping for better luck in the opener at Rosehill on Saturday. Saturday tip:SERENE MISS (Rosehill R1 N6): Resumed from a 10-month lay off at Randwick three ...

Too Strong, Too HOT!

Too Strong, Too HOT!

Mar 20, 2019

Consistent filly TOO HOT TO HOLD burst back into the winners' stall with an emphatic last-to-first victory at Doomben Wednesday in the QTIS 3 year old event of 1350m. In a race run at a genuine tempo, the daughter of SIZZLING weaved through openings before ...

Gold Coast QTIS wrap - High five for Proven!

Gold Coast QTIS wrap - High five for Proven!

Mar 19, 2019

Proven Thoroughbreds and trainer Steve O'Dea came away with five yearlings from the Gold Coast March QTIS Yearling Sale - the bargain nursery of Australia.With the exception of the Magic Millions January Sale, no other sale has produced more 2yo winners this season than the ...

The Week Ahead MAR 18-24: Proven on the Gold Coast

The Week Ahead MAR 18-24: Proven on the Gold Coast

Mar 18, 2019

It’s a new week in the racing world and Proven Thoroughbreds is on the Gold Coast bolstering stocks at the March QTIS Yearling Sale.It’s a sale where we have previously sourced the likes of INVIGORATING (a great advertisment for the QTIS bonus scheme having ...

Tom's Punt Hunt MAR 14

Tom's Punt Hunt MAR 14

Mar 14, 2019

We had some joy with Trapeze Artist ($4) saluting in the Canterbury Stakes last Saturday and this week I've found another Group 1 runner than can hopefully keep the momentum going. Saturday tip:I AM SERIOUS (Rosehill R7 N11): Some of you will recall I tipped this horse as ...

SNITZEL relation joins Proven

SNITZEL relation joins Proven

Mar 13, 2019

Proven Thoroughbreds and Joe Pride Racing left the 2019 Adelaide Magic Millions Sale with an attractive colt from the family of champion sire SNITZEL.As well as sharing the bloodlines of the most accomplished stallion in the country, the AL MAHER x CONFIDENTIAL QUEEN ...

Steve O'Dea/Proven/Kolora OPEN DAY March 24

Steve O'Dea/Proven/Kolora OPEN DAY March 24

Mar 12, 2019

Trainer Steve O'Dea is having another grand year with abundant winners. If you're not already involved here's your chance to meet Steve and the team on Sunday MAR 24 at the Proven Thoroughbreds Open Day at Kolora Lodge.  The O'Dea-Proven combination has ...

The Week Ahead MAR 11-17: LAMINGTON DRIVE on the board!

The Week Ahead MAR 11-17: LAMINGTON DRIVE on the board!

Mar 11, 2019

A big week ahead for Proven Thoroughbreds began with a landmark winner in Victoria on Monday.Three-year-old gelding LAMINGTON DRIVE had his consistency finally rewarded when shedding his maiden tag over the 1600m Ballarat course, and in doing so, became our first winner ...