Latest News from Proven Thoroughbreds

A Proven double!

A Proven double!

Jul 11, 2018

They were by vastly differing margins, but ARGENT D’OR and RECKLESS CHOICE got the cash on Wednesday to complete a Proven Thoroughbreds double. Perennial backmarker ARGENT D’OR was afforded a hot speed in the last race at Warwick Farm and came with a ...

He’s the MASTER!

He’s the MASTER!

Jul 06, 2018

The imposing MASTERATI displayed his class when comfortably disposing of Class 2 rivals with a hefty impost of 62.5kg at Goulburn on Friday.MASTERATI was ridden by Jay Ford, who expertly positioned the gelding just off the leader from a wide draw before the pair ...

​The Week Ahead JUL 6-13

​The Week Ahead JUL 6-13

Jul 06, 2018

Five last start winners or placegetters feature in the week ahead for Proven Thoroughbreds.On Saturday at Randwick the Joe Pride-trained BROOK MAGIC backs up from last weekend at Rosehill where she was taken on in front before bravely sticking on for third. The ...

​SCALLOPINI back to winning ways

​SCALLOPINI back to winning ways

Jul 04, 2018

An improved track rating made all the difference for SCALLOPINI at Ipswich on Wednesday as the Steve O’Dea-trained gelding notched Proven Thoroughbreds’ 19th winner for the calendar year.After failing on a heavy track in the Listed Daybreak Lover Stakes ...

The Week Ahead JUN 29-JUL 5

The Week Ahead JUN 29-JUL 5

Jun 29, 2018

Speedy filly BROOK MAGIC (pictured) is our stand out runner in the upcoming week.After a courageous first up victory at Randwick on heavy ground, the daughter of HINCHINBROOK lines up at Rosehill Saturday in an 1100m event for both fillies and older mares. A ...

Proven Thoroughbreds welcomes Jason Cornell

Proven Thoroughbreds welcomes Jason Cornell

Jun 28, 2018

Following the appointment of Archie Alexander as our Victorian trainer, Proven Thoroughbreds welcomes Jason Cornell, who will be in charge of sales and client management in the southern state.Jason brings a wealth of experience to his new role with Proven Thoroughbreds, ...

​SO SPIRITED back in the winners’ stall!

​SO SPIRITED back in the winners’ stall!

Jun 26, 2018

Grey gelding SO SPIRITED made an emphatic return to form when charging up the rails to win at Wyong on Tuesday.SO SPIRITED had been racing without much luck this preparation, finishing unplaced in four starts, but burst to life on his preferred soft ground to notch his ...

​The Week Ahead JUN 22-29

​The Week Ahead JUN 22-29

Jun 22, 2018

Two runners at Randwick on Saturday highlight the week ahead for Proven Thoroughbreds.Joe Pride-trained gelding ARGENT D’OR and John Bateman’s promising three-year-old filly NICCONITA are down to race at headquarters and both are considered winning ...

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 ...