Latest News from Proven Thoroughbreds

​SETOKA a maiden no more!

​SETOKA a maiden no more!

Feb 08, 2018

Three-year-old filly SETOKA opened her account with a classy first-up win at Grafton on Thursday. The daughter of SEBRING had previously placed in Queensland metropolitan company and not surprisingly started a $3 favourite in the 1106m maiden. Trainer Steve O’Dea ...

​Another three from Karaka!

​Another three from Karaka!

Feb 02, 2018

Proven Thoroughbreds concluded its business at the 2018 NZB Karaka Yearling Sale with another three purchases, ranging in price from NZ$67.5k to NZ$200k.Lot 630 (main picture), an OCEAN PARK filly out of Group 1 performer STRIKER will be the second horse to join Proven ...

​The Week Ahead FEB 2-9

​The Week Ahead FEB 2-9

Feb 02, 2018

Proven Thoroughbreds will have up to eight runners in the week ahead, seven of which will feature over a busy weekend in three states.On Friday, the John Thompson-trained three-year-old BOSTON BLUES heads to the 1600m maiden at Canberra while ARGENT D’OR lines up in the ...

Trio of NZ colts join Proven Thoroughbreds

Trio of NZ colts join Proven Thoroughbreds

Jan 30, 2018

Proven Thoroughbreds purchased three lots during the second session of the 2018 NZB Karaka Yearling Sale, including our first horse to be trained by Archie Alexander at Ballarat.It was announced this week that Archie Alexander would become Proven Thoroughbreds’ first exclusive ...

Introducing Archie Alexander

Introducing Archie Alexander

Jan 28, 2018

Proven Thoroughbreds is delighted to announce Archie Alexander as our newest trainer.Archie is the son of Hamish Alexander, who bought Epsom and Irish Derby winner Generous as a foal and is now working with UK salehouse Goffs. Naturally, there were plenty of sales catalogues ...

​The Week Ahead Jan 27-Feb 2

​The Week Ahead Jan 27-Feb 2

Jan 26, 2018

A busy Saturday for Proven Thoroughbreds will see six runners don the black and lime green silks while later in the week ahead, two of our more promising three-year-olds are due to trial. SIR MOMENTS (1400m Sunshine Coast Cup), FRANCISCA (1600m QTIS 3YO ...

​BROOK MAGIC Blitz!

​BROOK MAGIC Blitz!

Jan 26, 2018

Speed machine BROOK MAGIC defeated older horses in sizzling time at Warwick Farm on Australia Day.The Joe Pride-trained filly was first-up over 1000m after two solid barrier trial wins and took up her customary position in the lead for jockey Brenton Avdulla before ...

​The Week Ahead JAN 19-26

​The Week Ahead JAN 19-26

Jan 19, 2018

A pair of last start winners headline Proven Thoroughbreds’ runners in the week ahead.TAMARACK and CHOREOGRAPH will chase consecutive wins for the first time in their short careers at Canterbury and Ballina respectively on Friday.The Pride-trained TAMARACK (pictured) ...

​TAHSIN flies at the farm!

​TAHSIN flies at the farm!

Jan 17, 2018

Last start Mudgee Cup winner TAHSIN showed his rivals a clean pair of heels at Warwick Farm on Wednesday. Returning from a six-week freshen-up, TAHSIN led from barrier to box for in-form apprentice Blaike McDougall, finishing 2-1/4 lengths clear of his ...

Close relation to Guy’s ROCHA joins Proven Thoroughbreds

Close relation to Guy’s ROCHA joins Proven Thoroughbreds

Jan 15, 2018

Proven Thoroughbreds’ final acquisition at the 2018 Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale is a close relation to Guy’s former Group 2-winning filly ROCHA.A bid of $150k secured lot 780, a daughter of SEBRING from GRANADOS (full-sister to ROCHA).ROCHA (by ENCOSTA DE ...

RUBICK colt has pedigree and looks to match!

RUBICK colt has pedigree and looks to match!

Jan 14, 2018

Proven Thoroughbreds and Steve O’Dea Racing went to $100k to buy a beautiful colt by precocious first-season sire RUBICK at the Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale.RUBICK was one of the fastest of his generation, winning twice as a two-year-old before running a sizzling ...

​Another SO YOU THINK for Joe Pride!

​Another SO YOU THINK for Joe Pride!

Jan 12, 2018

Proven Thoroughbreds’ success with the SO YOU THINK breed provided the impetus to purchase lot 413 on the second day of the Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale.In conjunction with Joe Pride Racing, Proven Thoroughbreds successfully bid $110k for the SO YOU THINK x ...

​The Week Ahead JAN 12-19

​The Week Ahead JAN 12-19

Jan 12, 2018

Classy performers SIR MOMENTS and CANDIKA will fly the Proven Thoroughbreds flag at the Gold Coast Magic Millions raceday while eight other runners will also represent the black and lime green in the week ahead.SIR MOMENTS and CANDIKA already have three ...

​Proven Thoroughbreds ups the ante with high quality stallion prospect

​Proven Thoroughbreds ups the ante with high quality stallion prospect

Jan 12, 2018

Lot 297 at the 2018 Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale was the most expensive yearling purchased by Proven Thoroughbreds on record.Proven Thoroughbreds made the rare exception to aggressively pursue the I AM INVINCIBLE x SHE’S A WILDCAT colt on day two of the sale, ...

​DISSIDENT colt first buy for 2018!

​DISSIDENT colt first buy for 2018!

Jan 11, 2018

Proven Thoroughbreds struck early on the opening day of the Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling sale with the acquisition of a DISSIDENT colt from a REDOUTE’S CHOICE mare.At a sale that has featured an unprecedented number of first-season sires, the offspring of DISSIDENT ...

​Big prizemoney boost for Queensland Racing

​Big prizemoney boost for Queensland Racing

Jan 10, 2018

Racing Queensland has announced an additional $8.6 million in prizemoney will be injected annually into the thoroughbred industry in a move that will provide a major boost to all stakeholders.The increases will take effect on a pro-rata basis from 1 February 2018 and will ...

​Winning debut for WYENDRA!

​Winning debut for WYENDRA!

Jan 05, 2018

The John Bateman-trained WYENDRA made the perfect start to her career with victory at Canberra on Friday.The daughter of Written Tycoon had impressed in a barrier trial on her home track of Goulburn last month before Jeff Penza guided her to a first-up win over 1300m in the ...

​The Week Ahead JAN 5-12

​The Week Ahead JAN 5-12

Jan 05, 2018

Talented three-year-old SCALLOPINI will attempt to win for the third consecutive start when he lines up at Doomben on Wednesday.The Steve O’Dea (pictured)-trained son of SNITZEL has been dominant in his last two outings and been entered for the 1200m Class 2.But before ...

​CHOREOGRAPH gets Proven off and running for 2018

​CHOREOGRAPH gets Proven off and running for 2018

Jan 03, 2018

CHOREOGRAPH opened Proven Thoroughbreds’ account for 2018 with a strong victory at Doomben on Wednesday.Less than three days into the new year, the CHOISIR gelding proved too good in the midweek maiden for three-year-olds, scoring by a length under Paul Hammersley.The Steve ...

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 ...