Stable Update

Oct 27, 2013

The Melbourne Spring carnival is in full swing and dominates this town each and every year with stories of triumph and tragedy where fortunes are one and lost on a photo finish or a slip at the start. As you all know racing continues year round 7 days a week and to the casual observer you often hear the comment that all racing participants must be busy this time of the year. The truth is that those involved are busy all day everyday tending to the horses no matter how fast, slow, passive or temperamental they are. Here is an update on news from the Trotter Stable.


Cyclone Andy has been flying the flag for the stable in recent months. He has gone for a spell after a disappointing run which indicated that he has had enough this time in. It was a good campaign for Cyclone Andy winning at Sandown, a Showcase win at Seymour and a third at Sandown. He showed that when he is 100% right he is a very competitive horse placed in the right grade. He will now have the benefit of a good spell on the Spring grass and hopefully keep coming back each time in and pick up a few races. Pat and Michael have done a great job with this horse who used to melt down at the races and take fright at his own shadow to be a dual city winner.

Marvellous Choice is just about ready to trial after taking a little longer to get up to speed due to a cold. However over the last few weeks she has really started to blossom in the coat and work strongly on the track. The daughter of Choisir who by the way is flying at moment as a sire with Group 1 winners overseas,has grown and lengthened during her break and we are expecting to see the best of her as a 3 year old filly/4year old mare. Her debut effort to run 5th at Flemington was great and gives us hope that she is a filly that will give her big team of owners alot of fun in the coming months.

Shenanigans is another of the team set to resume in the coming weeks. He has matured greatly over the 12 months that he has been under Michael's care. He raced very consistently last preparation managing to break his maiden status and rack up a number of placings. Most importantly he learned how to race more tractably, get away from the gates better and put himself in positions in running that gave him better chances of being in the finish. He will be suited to races 1200m-1600m on dry tracks over the summer period.

Vinnie our Henrythenavigator colt purchased this year at the Inglis Classic Winter Sale has developed into a magnificent colt. He has broken in really well and is scheduled back at the stables where he will commence his initial campaign as a racehorse. We are very excited about his prospects as for the first time we have been able to secure a horse that has the type, pedigree and conformation to match. His dam was a dual city winner and she is also proven at stud with 2 to the races for 2 winners. He has not been rushed and given every opportunity to fully develop, be thoroughly educated in the hope that he  is at his best as 3 year old miler and continues to train on as a consistent older horse. There are limited ownership opportunities for anyone interested. Please contact the stable.(pictured)

Maverick is another purchase from the above mentioned sale by I am Invincible a first season sire who already has got off to a great start with a winner and a city placing from his runners thus far. This handsome colt is a half to Lorne Dancer among other winners in the family. He has impressed the breakers with his toughness and with the way he moves. We are looking forward to getting him up and running.

These are just a snapshot of some of the stable horses and as always we invite any current owners or those interested in joining the stable to get in contact for a visit or call to discuss getting involved with the stable.