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2017...A Personal Best for Proven

2017...A Personal Best for Proven

Jan 02, 2018

2017 was an exceptional year for PROVEN THOROUGHBREDS, with an unprecedented number of winners and some exciting prospects to look forward to in 2018.Our 49 winners in 2017 almost doubled last year’s tally of 25 with Steve O’Dea providing 22 (currently preparing 23 ...

​TAMARACK makes it 5 wins in 6 days for Proven

​TAMARACK makes it 5 wins in 6 days for Proven

Dec 29, 2017

The application of blinkers had the desired effect for the resuming TAMARACK at Canberra on Friday.The Joe Pride-trained gelding displayed a stack of ability earlier this year, including a 3-1/2 length romp at Newcastle in February, but didn’t come up in two starts last ...

The Week Ahead DEC 29-JAN 5

The Week Ahead DEC 29-JAN 5

Dec 29, 2017

Two key chances at Doomben on Saturday headline Proven Thoroughbreds’ runners in the week ahead.Stakes winning mare CANDIKA resumes in the $125,000 Listed Nudgee Stakes (1200m) for Steve O’Dea while stablemate REALLY REILLY lines up in the $100,000 Racing QLD ...

BLANCO breaks back...Proven closes on 50 wins

BLANCO breaks back...Proven closes on 50 wins

Dec 28, 2017

There were signs of trouble on the home turn but BLANCO CARA knuckled down like a true stayer to win over 1900m at Gosford on Thursday.Ridden positively by Jeff Penza (pictured) from a wide barrier, BLANCO CARA (half-sister to TAVAGO) settled on the hindquarters ...

Boxing Day Double!

Boxing Day Double!

Dec 26, 2017

On paper, they looked like healthy chances and that's exactly how it turned out at the Sunshine Coast Boxing Day for the Steve O'Dea trained pair of BLONDE BY CHOICE (Jim Byrne) and SCALLOPINI (Paul Hammersley, pictured). Both endorsed their favourite status with ...

GREENSPAN - A stayer of the future!

GREENSPAN - A stayer of the future!

Dec 24, 2017

GREENSPAN appreciated rising to a mile at Newcastle on Saturday with a resounding 1-1/4 length victory.The RELIABLE MAN gelding is a late maturing type, bred to run much further than 1600m, so it was encouraging to see him to break his maiden as a December three-year-old.A ...

The Week Ahead DEC 22-29

The Week Ahead DEC 22-29

Dec 22, 2017

Two of our more promising Queensland three-year-olds feature in the week ahead.The Steve O’Dea-trained FRANCISCA (pictured) kicks off her summer preparation in the QTIS 3YO Handicap (1200m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday while stablemate SCALLOPINI will look to ...

​The Week Ahead DEC 15-22

​The Week Ahead DEC 15-22

Dec 15, 2017

Proven Thoroughbreds will roll out five runners in the week ahead as a successful 2017 draws to a close.With a little over two weeks remaining on the calendar year, Proven Thoroughbreds is six wins astern of the half-century mark and BLANCO CARA will have the first chance ...

​Scallopini blitzes them on the Gold Coast!

​Scallopini blitzes them on the Gold Coast!

Dec 13, 2017

SNITZEL three-year-old SCALLOPINI underlined his promise with a dominant win at the Gold Coast on Wednesday.After finishing an encouraging fourth on debut behind subsequent Group I performer Mishani Bullitt more than a year ago, SCALLOPINI returned as a gelding in the midweek ...

The Week Ahead DEC 8-15

The Week Ahead DEC 8-15

Dec 08, 2017

Stable warrior SIR MOMENTS and talented mare SORNJA headline Proven Thoroughbreds’ runners in the week ahead.The Steve O’Dea pair step out at Doomben on Saturday, with SIR MOMENTS (pictured) to contest the Listed Brisbane Handicap (1600m) after being ridden against ...

Really Rare Form!

Really Rare Form!

Dec 06, 2017

For a while it looked as if he was becoming a non winner and a constant frustration to trainer Steve O'Dea and his owners. However, hardy six-year-old REALLY REILLY took his winnings past $100k and recorded his 6th career victory at Ipswich on Wednesday when ...

​Mudgee Cup day double!

​Mudgee Cup day double!

Dec 01, 2017

The John Thompson-trained TAHSIN claimed a thrilling edition of the $50,000 Mudgee Cup on Friday while stablemate ZEDFORCE made the perfect start to her career to give Proven Thoroughbreds a winning double.Starting from the outside barrier in 11, TAHSIN overcame a ...

The Week Ahead DEC 1-8

The Week Ahead DEC 1-8

Dec 01, 2017

A fruitful Mudgee Cup day will hopefully be a precursor to a busy week ahead for Proven Thoroughbreds.John Thompson duo ZEDFORCE and TAHSIN combined for a Proven Thoroughbreds double, the latter annexing the feature race – the $50,000 Mudgee Cup (1600m).Starting with ...

The O'Dea Train Rolls On!

The O'Dea Train Rolls On!

Nov 25, 2017

The Steve O'Dea trained mare SORNJA racked up her second victory in the 1200m C1 at the Sunshine Coast Friday and in so doing recorded PROVEN THOROUGHBREDS 40th victory in 2017. It's been a grand year for Steve who sits 5th on the Qld Metropolitan Trainers ...

The Week Ahead NOV 25-DEC 2

The Week Ahead NOV 25-DEC 2

Nov 24, 2017

The old stomping ground of the Goulburn Cup and the second run back for veteran performer SIR MOMENTS are highlights of the week ahead for PROVEN THOROUGHBREDS. The Guy Walter trained MARKET UNIT (pictured) was our previous winner of the Goulburn banner race back in 2003.The Joe ...

Proven Thoroughbreds and Australian Turf Club combine for 2018 Guy Walter Stakes

Proven Thoroughbreds and Australian Turf Club combine for 2018 Guy Walter Stakes

Nov 21, 2017

Proven Thoroughbreds proprietor Jamie Walter is honoured to announce naming rights to the Australian Turf Club Group II Guy Walter Stakes (1400m) in 2018.Guy Walter played an integral role for Proven Thoroughbreds as the primary trainer for more than a decade before his tragic ...

​The Week Ahead Nov 17-24

​The Week Ahead Nov 17-24

Nov 16, 2017

A busy start to the weekend will see half a dozen runners for Proven Thoroughbreds in 24 hours at Canterbury and Rosehill.Debutante NICCONITA from John Bateman’s Goulburn yard lines up in the 3YO 1200m maiden at Canterbury Friday night alongside the John ...

​The Week Ahead Nov 10-17

​The Week Ahead Nov 10-17

Nov 10, 2017

Seasoned stayer LAST WISH is primed for a peak performance at Rosehill this Saturday.The gelding by Guillotine is fourth-up at his preferred distance of 2400m in the TAB.com.au BM85 Handicap and will race with blinkers on for the first time this preparation.The John ...

The Week Ahead Nov 3-10

The Week Ahead Nov 3-10

Nov 03, 2017

GAMBLESTOWN on a seven-day back-up at Rosehill on Saturday headlines Proven Thoroughbreds’ runners in the week ahead.The Joe Pride-trained gelding will appreciate getting on a fresh surface at Rosehill where the curators are predicting a good (4).The son of Darci Brahma ...

SHOW ME THE HONEY!

SHOW ME THE HONEY!

Nov 02, 2017

Hulking chestnut SHOW ME THE HONEY made the perfect start to his career when winning impressively over 1000m at Gosford on Thursday.Following a strong barrier trial win at Warwick Farm last week, the Joe Pride-trained gelding started a short-priced favourite in the ...

​The Week Ahead Oct 27-Nov 3

​The Week Ahead Oct 27-Nov 3

Oct 27, 2017

Six-time stakes winner SIR MOMENTS and exciting two-year-old SIENNA ROSE headline Proven Thoroughbreds’ runners in the week ahead.The Steve O’Dea-trained SIR MOMENTS (pictured), now a seven-year-old gelding, returns from a spell in the 1200m Open Handicap at ...

DISCREET CHARM sheds maiden in style!

DISCREET CHARM sheds maiden in style!

Oct 26, 2017

Well-bred filly DISCREET CHARM confirmed her promise with an impressive maiden win at Hawkesbury on Thursday.Ridden a treat by Jeff Penza (pictured), DISCREET CHARM improved significantly from her debut outing at Warwick Farm earlier this month to win the 1300m ...

SO SPIRITED charges to victory at Warwick Farm

SO SPIRITED charges to victory at Warwick Farm

Oct 25, 2017

Consistent gelding SO SPIRITED may have earned a trip to Melbourne following an impressive win at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.SO SPIRITED lined up in the 1400m BM74 alongside fellow Proven Thoroughbreds galloper TAHSIN before the pair finished first and third respectively.Rider ...

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 ...