Southern Lad Salutes At Just Second Career Start

Promising Ocean Park 3 year old Southern Lad notched up his first win at just his second career start when taking out the Maiden Handicap over 1250m in convincing fashion on Friday night at Canterbury. In the field of six horses, rider Tye Andland was neutral out of the gates and settled second last in the run. He wobbled and changed strides coming around the home turn but showed his exciting turn of foot to pick up the field and go on to win by 2L.

"He's still learning but he's definitely a very nice horse on the up". commented Tye post-race. Southern Lad had indicated to the stable that he had above average ability with two very nice trials leading into the race. "The key with Ocean Park's progeny is to give them time, they are much better as three year olds and this gelding is the classic example of that" commented John O'Shea after the win. "He's a nice horse who we can work through the grades and potentially find a nice race over the autumn".

Southern Lad is a half brother to well performed stablemate Kuro. He was purchased for $75,000 from the Bhima Stud draft at the Inglis Easter Sale in 2016. He is raced by a fantastic group of owners 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


Introducing Our Second 2019 Magic Millions Purchase - I Am Invincible x Dwindle Filly

John and Jason backed up their Magic Millions day one acquistion with the very astute purchase of lot 536 - a very athletic looking I Am Invincible filly from a current and proven family. 

Champion Makes A Statement On Day 1 Of Magic Millions Sale

The standard has been set for the quality of yearling entering the Champion/O'Shea Stable in 2019 with the purchase of an outstanding filly by first season sire Press Statement on Day 1 of the Magic Millions yearling sale. The team were wrapped to secure Lot 225 from the Yarraman Park Draft, a racey type out of Group 1 placed mare  

Champion Kicks Off 2019 With Queensland Winner

Knock Toff headed to Doomben on Wednesday looking to atone for his luckless last start and did so in fine style taking out the BRC Members Colts, Gelding and Entires Class 3 Plate. The son of Toorak Toff settled off the speed and was taken to the outside by jockey Corey Bayliss to produce 

It's Our Ten Year Anniversary And We're Giving Away A 5% Share To Celebrate

To celebrate our 10 year anniversary, we're giving away a 5% share, including 24 months of expenses to one lucky owner who has purchased a share of 5% or more in any of our 2019 yearlings.  

John O'Shea Racing Website Now Live!

John O'Shea Racing is gearing up for a progressive 2019 and in preparation, have launched their new-look website. Head over to for all the latest stable news, upcoming runners and recent purchases. 

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