Private Thoughts Set For Debut

The third of Champion's two year old's will head to the races this season with Private Thoughts set to make her debut at Newcastle against her own age group over 900m. The daughter of Snitzel has shown plenty of natural speed in her barrier trials, most recently finishing third on a Heavy 9 behind promising colt True Detective.

John O'Shea has elected to use in-form apprentice Cejay Graham who will claim 3kg's in the race- "She's a pretty straight forward filly to ride, she's drawn well enough in gate 5 and with just 53kg on her back, I'm sure it will give her a competitive advantage over her rivals" commented John O'Shea after acceptances. The race has attracted a field of 9 runners, 6 of those are on debut including Private Thoughts.

Private Thoughts was purchased for $120,000 from the 2018 Karaka May sale after passing in at the Magic Millions January sale. She sports the Nearco Stud brand- the same brand as our recent Randwick winner Southern Lad and alumni Kuro.

Best of luck to her owners.


Press Statement Off And Running With Early 2YO Trial Winner

The whispers at the track have been very positive about exciting first season sire Press Statement and this was backed up with a promising debut trial effort from 2YO Press Start at the Gold Coast this week. The filly, out of Testa Rossa mare Rossarita won the trial by an impressive 2.3 lengths over the 900m journey.  

SAVE THE DATE: October Open Day

John O'Shea Racing will be opening the stable doors on Sunday, October 27th for our 2019 Spring Open Day. Kicking off at 10am, we'll be showcasing our current horses in work and recapping the year as we farewell 2019 and look towards an exciting 2020. Come along to enjoy a morning of horses, coffee and food! 

Toronado; A Sire On Fire!

We are constantly reporting on the success of Toronado’s progeny…which is fantastic as we have a cracking Toronado colt in our stable!After two winners last week, Toronado has kicked off this week with his 4th Stakes winner in Europe and then delivered two more impressive winners in Australia. It is evident that the success he is having in Europe is being reproduced here in Australia. 

Enamour's Lucky Shoes

Sometimes stories just like this make you smile... While chatting to his dad, Dave, young Lachlan O’Neill, stated that he was a bit down on his luck. Now Dave and his wife Elizabeth, who own shares in Bonita Bella, Enamour, The Champion One in Five Club and Mai Time, decided that their beloved young offspring needed a little help. So ever the thinker, Dave, contacted us and asked for four used horseshoes that they could give to Lachlan to top up his “Luck Account”.  

Two Winners For Toronado Over The Weekend

Sassy Salitage puts in an enormous effort to win at Moonee Valley and hot favourite Miss How Long delivers at Toowoomba giving Toronado two winners for the weekend 

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