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​The Week Ahead JUN 17-23: O’Dea Open Day!

​The Week Ahead JUN 17-23: O’Dea Open Day!

Jun 17, 2019

The Steve O'Dea barn door swings open this Sunday June 23. Come along and down a hearty breakfast, chat to Jamie Walter, Steve, foreman Matt Hoysted & all the staff, see your horse (horses) and cast an eye on some new ones.  It's 9am for a 9.30 ...

​A Winning Declaration!

​A Winning Declaration!

Jun 16, 2019

Most races are won and lost in the first 100m and that was demonstrated in DIPLOMATIC MISS’s victory at the Sunshine Coast on Sunday.The three-year-old filly shot out of the gates to lead after a couple of strides before easing into the box-seat position under the ...

The Week Ahead JUN 10-16

The Week Ahead JUN 10-16

Jun 10, 2019

Consistent stayer TAMARACK (pictured) will look to follow in the hoofsteps of a stablemate this weekend when he contests the Listed Winter Cup at Rosehill.The son of REDWOOD will be chasing a landmark result in the $150,000 feature, seven days after another Joe Pride ...

Further boost for QLD racing industry

Further boost for QLD racing industry

Jun 10, 2019

Racing Queensland will abolish starters' fees and increase prize money in selected areas as part of the latest measure in a state government boost for the industry.Key Queensland racing participants went on strike last year which led to a government commitment to help the ...

The Week Ahead JUN 3-9

The Week Ahead JUN 3-9

Jun 03, 2019

BROOK MAGIC's pursuit of some coveted black type continues at Randwick on Saturday in the June Stakes.The Joe Pride-trained sprinter is a last start winner having scored first-up over the 1000m Kensington course on May 4.With five wins and almost $300,000 in priemoney to her ...

The Week Ahead MAY 27-JUN 2

The Week Ahead MAY 27-JUN 2

May 27, 2019

Proven Thoroughbreds has nominated runners in two upcoming stakes races as the winners continue to flow at a healthy rate.A double at the Nowra Cup meeting on Sunday elevated Proven's tally of winners for 2019 to 30 and there will be several runners looking to build on that ...

Nowra Cup day double!

Nowra Cup day double!

May 26, 2019

Proven Thoroughbreds can lay claim to 30 winners in the first 22 weeks of 2019 after INVINCIANO and THE BLUESMOBILE combined for a race-to-race double at the Nowra Cup meeting on Sunday.INVINCIANO kicked things off with an authoritative win in the Belle Of The ...

The Week Ahead MAY 20-26

The Week Ahead MAY 20-26

May 21, 2019

A seasoned campaigner and promising three-year-old filly are among Proven Thoroughbreds' runners in the week ahead.Rising six-year-old gelding ARGENT D'OR (pictured) will step out for his 30th start when he lines up over the 1000m at Randwick on Saturday. The son of SEBRING was ...

Another for O'Dea!

Another for O'Dea!

May 19, 2019

Steve O'Dea's flow of winners in the PROVEN colours continued at the Sunshine Coast Sunday when consistent filly DIPLOMATIC MISS comfortably took care of a 1200m maiden field. It was our 28th winner since JAN 1 of which 15 are prepared by O'Dea. Bridesmaid at ...

Pride and PROVEN again!

Pride and PROVEN again!

May 15, 2019

The Joe Pride juggernaut rolled on at Kembla Tuesday when I AM INVINCIBLE three-year-old, INVINCIANO, broke her maiden in style. Desperately unlucky at her two prior runs this campaign at Hawkesbury and Wyong, the big, rangy filly relished the long stretches of the South Coast ...

The Week Ahead MAY 13-19: Third time lucky for INVINCIANO?

The Week Ahead MAY 13-19: Third time lucky for INVINCIANO?

May 13, 2019

Luck has deserted INVINCIANO in her first two career starts so the three-year-old filly will look to set the record straight when she heads to Kembla Grange on Tuesday.The Joe Pride-trained filly never got a crack at them on debut at Hawkesbury before a wide barrier consigned ...

The Week Ahead MAY 6-12: Brisbane carnival heating up

The Week Ahead MAY 6-12: Brisbane carnival heating up

May 06, 2019

A relatively quiet week for Proven Thoroughbreds following a busy period that has produced 10 winners in 26 days. Our latest winner, THE GOLDEN HIND, has been nominated for Saturday's Group 3 Rough Habit Plate (2000m) after demolishing his rivals by 10 lengths at the Sunshine ...

​Owners Derby dreaming after 10-length demolition!

​Owners Derby dreaming after 10-length demolition!

May 06, 2019

The Queensland Derby dream is alive for the owners of THE GOLDEN HIND after the Steve O’Dea-trained gelding walloped his opposition to the tune of 10 lengths at the Sunshine Coast on Sunday.Taking the traditionally difficult step from maiden company to class ...

More MAGIC!

More MAGIC!

May 05, 2019

BROOK MAGIC’s determined win at Randwick on Saturday saw Proven Thoroughbreds crash through $1 million in prizemoney for 2019.The first four months of the year has yielded a healthy 25 winners and $1,024,230 for Proven Thoroughbreds. That tally has us well on the way to ...

The Week Ahead APR 29-MAY 5: TAHSIN knocking on the door

The Week Ahead APR 29-MAY 5: TAHSIN knocking on the door

Apr 29, 2019

Owners of TAHSIN will be hoping the gelding's impeccable 1600m record translates to another metropolitan victory at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.All five of TAHSIN's career wins have come over a mile while his record at Warwick Farm is also encouraging (5: 1-1-2).And trainer ...

ZEDFORCE makes it 6 winners in 7 days!

ZEDFORCE makes it 6 winners in 7 days!

Apr 28, 2019

Four-year-old mare ZEDFORCE rounded out a grand week for Proven Thoroughbreds with a dominant display at Goulburn on Sunday.Ridden by Shaun Guymer, ZEDFORCE capitalized on a frantic pace up front to score by 2.1 lengths and bring up Proven Thoroughbreds’ sixth ...

​TAMARACK flies first-up!

​TAMARACK flies first-up!

Apr 28, 2019

In what can only be described as a surprise result, resuming stayer TAMARACK sprinted fresh to win at Hawkesbury’s stand-alone meeting on Saturday.TAMARACK started the rank outsider ($31) in the field of nine but won the benchmark 78 event fair and square, with a ...

Double time for Proven & John Bateman

Double time for Proven & John Bateman

Apr 26, 2019

Proven Thoroughbreds and trainer John Bateman landed a double blow at Canberra on Friday as WYENDRA and SHOW ME THE HONEY made successful returns from spells. Late maturing mare WYENDRA was first on the board, courtesy of a textbook ride by Blaike ...

Tom’s Punt Hunt APR 26

Tom’s Punt Hunt APR 26

Apr 26, 2019

Hawkesbury and Eagle Farm take centre stage on Saturday as we approach the winter months.This week I’m opening my shoulders on a favourite - something I don’t normally do but there are always exceptions when doing the form.TACTICAL ADVANTAGE (Hawkesbury R6 N1): I ...

ROMALETTE a dominant maiden winner 

ROMALETTE a dominant maiden winner 

Apr 24, 2019

They say the most important win of a horse’s career is their first and connections of ROMALETTE didn’t have to wait long to taste success. Stepping out for only her second start in a race, ROMALETTE improved from a seventh on debut at Hawkesbury to win ...

SESAR acquired by Aquis Farm

SESAR acquired by Aquis Farm

Apr 24, 2019

The stallion future of SESAR has been secured with the dual Group winning colt to stand at Aquis Farm following his racing career.Previously raced in partnership, Aquis have increased its ownership to 100 percent of the colt, with an agreement to lease him back to the Proven ...

The Week Ahead APR 22-28: Runners galore!

The Week Ahead APR 22-28: Runners galore!

Apr 22, 2019

Runners on six of the following seven days will be highlighted by KYLEASE's stakes debut in the Group 3 Hawkesbury Guineas.The Joe Pride-trained filly is due to contest Saturday's $200,000 feature after wins at her last three starts.This week will also herald the return of some ...

​Easter joy for THE GOLDEN HIND!

​Easter joy for THE GOLDEN HIND!

Apr 21, 2019

Owners of THE GOLDEN HIND enjoyed an extra special Easter Sunday as their horse brought up his maiden win at the Sunshine Coast.Stepping out for his sixth career start, the Steve O’Dea (pictured)-trained gelding toughed it out in heavy (8) conditions to score in the ...

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 ...