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THORNETT Kicks a Goal!

THORNETT Kicks a Goal!

Aug 06, 2017

Lightly raced 5yo THORNETT franked his excellent first up run at Doomben recently with a narrow but determined victory in the 1400m C1 at the Sunshine Coast Sunday. Slightly tardy away, the THORN PARK gelding was given a peach of a ride by Damien Browne who ...

​The Week Ahead AUG 4-11

​The Week Ahead AUG 4-11

Aug 04, 2017

A mixed bag of results on Friday ushers in the latest edition of The Week Ahead.Proven Thoroughbreds rolled out two runners at Wyong where the Joe Pride-trained gelding MASTERATI put in a courageous effort to be beaten narrowly by the odds-on favourite Wander. The four-year-old ...

​UNYIELDING soars for Penza!

​UNYIELDING soars for Penza!

Jul 28, 2017

An excellent ride by Jeff Penza helped four-year-old gelding UNYIELDING post his fourth career win at Canberra on Friday.With a handicap of 60kg there is always a temptation to utilise an apprentice jockey’s claim but the booking of Penza proved a winning move by trainer Nick ...

​The Week Ahead JUL 28-AUG 4

​The Week Ahead JUL 28-AUG 4

Jul 28, 2017

An impressive last start Brisbane winner headlines Proven Thoroughbreds’ runners in the week ahead.YES TONIGHT, from the Steve O’Dea stable, shed her maiden status with some authority when scoring by two lengths at Doomben on July 19.The lightly-raced mare could head to the ...

ARGENT in a Thriller!

ARGENT in a Thriller!

Jul 22, 2017

In great theatre at Randwick Saturday, ARGENT D'OR under desperate riding from Brenton Avdulla survived by the narrowest of margins over hot favourite Spending to Win, ridden by premiership rival Hugh Bowman in the 1200m 3yo event. The victory edged Avdulla half a win ahead of ...

The Week Ahead JUL 21-28

The Week Ahead JUL 21-28

Jul 21, 2017

After innumerable runners over the past week that yielded a couple of promising winners with Steve O'Dea (FRANCISCA & YES TONIGHT), the week ahead is dominated by practice races....barrier trials!Handy 3yo ARGENT D'OR is our lone weekend runner in the 1200m against his peers ...

YES TONIGHT please!

YES TONIGHT please!

Jul 19, 2017

YES TONIGHT rewarded her patient owners with an excellent win at Doomben on Wednesday following a couple of significant setbacks earlier in her career.The rising five-year-old mare was stepping out for just her third career start at the midweek meeting, two years to the day ...

​Steve O’Dea new stable opening

​Steve O’Dea new stable opening

Jul 17, 2017

Join Proven Thoroughbreds in the opening of Steve O'Dea's brand spanking new stable in the centre of Eagle Farm on Sunday JULY 23 from 9.30am.The revamped Eagle Farm precinct is now open for business after a short delay so join us for a hearty breakfast and a parade of horses. ...

FRANCISCA Sheds Maiden in Style

FRANCISCA Sheds Maiden in Style

Jul 16, 2017

Promising filly FRANCISCA overcame trouble to register a dominant win at the Gold Coast Saturday.After bumping into Houtzen on debut last campaign, and then caught in the worst part of the track first-up over 1100m, FRANCISCA broke through stepping up to 1400m and relishing the ...

The Week Ahead JUL 14-21

The Week Ahead JUL 14-21

Jul 13, 2017

As the 2016-17 enters its closing stages Steve O'Dea (pictured) finds himself in a career best 4th position on the Brisbane Trainers Premiership. And in the week ahead Steve really cranks up the PROVEN runners with half a dozen to don the black and lime ...

​How’s this for a win?

​How’s this for a win?

Jul 09, 2017

Savabeel filly READABEEL was an astonishing maiden winner at Wagga on Sunday in her first start for trainer John Bateman.After missing the start by five lengths, READABEEL unleashed an amazing finish to win by 1-1/2 lengths under Kayla Nisbet in the 1200-metre event.Formerly ...

The Week Ahead JUL 7-14

The Week Ahead JUL 7-14

Jul 07, 2017

A couple of promising gallopers in town this weekend for the PROVEN team. Smart filly BROOK MAGIC faces her biggest test thus far taking on 1200m and Saturday company in the 2 year old opener at Warwick Farm. Trainer Joe Pride feels she’s poised to build on impressive wins at ...

The Week Ahead JUN 30-JUL 7

The Week Ahead JUN 30-JUL 7

Jun 30, 2017

Into the depths of winter but racing in Aust is a 24 seven, 12 months of the year pursuit so we power on. A few kilometres to cover on the weekend commencing with Newcastle Saturday where lightly raced NZ bred 3 year old, ANKLE TAP (by SHOCKING) gets out to a mile for the first ...

More Brook Magic!

More Brook Magic!

Jun 24, 2017

Promising filly BROOK MAGIC made it back to back Kembla 1000m wins when careering away with the B60 at Kembla Sat. Running more than a second quicker than her peers in the 2 year old Maiden, the Hinchinbrook juvenile also reeled off the slickest final sectional of the day, ...

The Week Ahead JUN 23-30

The Week Ahead JUN 23-30

Jun 23, 2017

The Joe Pride stable produces a trio of PROVEN runners in the next week. Handy SEBRING 3yo ARGENT D’OR returns from a short break in the lucky last at Randwick Saturday. Providing he gets a run (currently first emergency), the gelding will be looking to build on his last start ...

The Week Ahead JUN 17-24

The Week Ahead JUN 17-24

Jun 16, 2017

Multiple runners for PROVEN over the next 7 days and a number of horses getting ready to return through trials. Generally the case with us at this time of the year as so many of the 2 year olds are not early comers and invariably debut over the winter or early spring. First ...

​BROOK MAGIC cruises to six-length win!

​BROOK MAGIC cruises to six-length win!

Jun 10, 2017

Promising two-year-old BROOK MAGIC made light work of older opposition in a six-length demolition at Kembla on Saturday.The Joe Pride-trained filly was faced with a heavy (10) surface first-up from a spell but scooted through the ground for Jeff Penza after trailing the ...

The Week Ahead JUN 10-17

The Week Ahead JUN 10-17

Jun 09, 2017

Rain and plenty of it looks like dominating the next week as we get into the depths of winter. So, a little hard to determine whether our runners will actually run let alone perform on significantly affected ground.The lone runner Friday is the Nick Olive trained 4 year old, ...

LOTHARIO in a PROVEN Double

LOTHARIO in a PROVEN Double

Jun 07, 2017

Consistent gelding LOTHARIO showed admirable grit to get the chocolates in the C4 1400m at the Gold Coast on Wednesday in a driving finish under Paul Hammersley. It was the NICCONI four-year-old's 4th win from 22 starts which have also yielded 9 placings and ...

Sornja Puts Them to the Sword!

Sornja Puts Them to the Sword!

Jun 07, 2017

It took 8 starts but promising filly SORNJA ruthlessly disposed of her maiden status when charging way to win the 1800m QTIS event at the Gold Coast on Wednesday. Her four previous seconds were all defeats of less than a length so she was certainly due. Trainer ...

The Week Ahead JUN 3-10

The Week Ahead JUN 3-10

Jun 02, 2017

BLANCO CARA heads our week stepping out in the GROUP 1 QLD OAKS Saturday at Doomben on what looks like being a good surface. Trainer John Thompson was contemplating putting this filly straight in the paddock after her last start victory at Newcastle but the switch from the ...

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Counter "Fires" First Up!

May 28, 2017

Lightly raced 4 year old COUNTERFIRE disposed of his maiden status in style at Nowra Sunday at his first run for 311 days notching up PROVEN'S 15th win for the year in the process. Sitting three deep with cover in the $40k 1400m Showcase feature, the Pentire gelding showed ...

Proven Thoroughbreds statement

Proven Thoroughbreds statement

May 27, 2017

Proven Thoroughbreds has released a statement in the wake of a stewards’ inquiry relating to an advertisement circulated earlier this month.The inquiry involved two charges leveled at Proven Thoroughbreds.The first was in relation to “authorising a statement and/or ...

The WEEK Ahead MAY 26-JUN 2

The WEEK Ahead MAY 26-JUN 2

May 26, 2017

A big morning and indeed big day Sunday with John Thompson's Open Morning at Randwick from 9.30am and a couple of runners later in the day. Currently a lot of our youngsters are trialing or approaching that stage, so this week PROVEN has limited runners. However, ...