Southern Lad Nails Rivals For Fifth Career Win

It was a case of all the stars aligning for consistent galloper Southern Lad at Randwick on Saturday. The 5YO son of Ocean Park has been faced with wide draws all preparation when placing on two occasions this preparation. Southern Lad returned to winning form from barrier 2 in the field of 7 runners and was aided by a 10/10 ride by visiting UK jockey Tom Marquand. He settled beautifully in the box seat behind race favourite Special Reward and last start winner Passage Of Time before gaining clear running around the turn and knuckling down for a 1 length victory.

"I galloped him the other day and he worked very well so I was confident he was one of my better rides today." commented Marquand after the win.

Saturday's win was Southern Lad's fifth career victory from just 17 starts, earning his connestions just shy of $300,000 in prize money. He was purchased from the 2016 Inglis Easter Sale from the Bhima Stud Draft for $75,000 and is raced by Champion Thoroughbreds, Mr J N Allen, Mperezive, Mr G C Green, Mrs J S Willis, Mr B Quinlan, Mr J A Denny, Mr S Bunt, Mr S Thatcher, Mr D H Long, Mr G R Tomlinson, Mr R M Farrar, Tab Rewards

Congratulations to all involved!


Opacity Lights The Way For Exciting Future

Progressive staying prospect Opacity (Ocean Park x Twilight Granita) made it back to back wins when stepping up to the mile at Gosford on Saturday, cementing himself as a stayer on the rise. The 3YO was having his third career start and found a rain affected track for the first time. 

Save The Date: 2020 Yearling Parade

John O'Shea Racing will be opening the stable doors on Sunday, March 15th at 10am for our 2020 Yearling Parade. We'll be showcasing all our 2020 yearling purchased from Magic Millions, Karaka, Inglis Classic + Premier as well as our current horses in work. 

Imposing Tavistock Colt Purchased At Karaka Sales

Champion Thoroughbreds in partnership with DGR Thoroughbreds & John O'Shea were thrilled to walk away with Lot 104 from this week's Karaka Sales. The imposing son of the ill-fated Tavistock was purchased for $150,000 from the Westbury Stud Draft. 

Opacity Delivers On Promising Debut With Maiden Win

3YO Ocean Park gelding Opacity lived up to trainer John O'Shea's expectations at Goulburn on Tuesday when taking out the Randwick & Southern Highlands Equine Centres Colts & Geldings maiden over 1400m. Opacity was having just his second career start after being denied a fairytale 

Broadside Armour Kicks Off Career With City Win

It was the perfect start to Broadside Armour's career when he made his debut at Warwick Farm on Wednesday. The 3YO son of Helmet trialed well on two occasions leading into the race and he proved too good for his maiden rivals over the trip of 1400m.  

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