Dream Thoroughbreds active at the 2013 Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale

The 2013 Magic Millions Yearling Sale occurred last week on the Gold Coast in hot and humid conditions over 5 days.

Dream Thoroughbreds attended the sale with their bloodstock agent Bluegrass Bloodstock.

Lenny Russo of Bluegrass Bloodstock assessed over 300 lots alone in the early part of week, focusing on commercial sires with athletic and balanced foals with a good walk and scope to grow into their frame.

Lenny narrowed down the list to 60 foals for a second viewing along with the Directors of Dream Thoroughbreds, David & Tony.

The list was then finalised into a short list of 23 yearlings, which we all agreed fit the requirements of the type of yearling, that would be athletic and correct, and possess some precocious talent at a reasonably early age. We aimed to find a filly and colt to offer to our owners, and provide everyone with raceday success, and the opportunity to LIVE the DREAM!

Our vet Adam Matthews of Flemington Equine Clinic, was asked to check the x-rays of our 23 short listed yearlings. Adam eliminated 11 yearlings with problems in their xrays, and we were left with a final list of 12 yearlings that met all of our criteria.

It was now left to Dream Thoroughbreds to offer a winning bid for the yearlings at Auction.

Anthony Freedman Racing moves to Flemington

The Anthony Freedman Racing stable will finalise their move to new stables at Flemington on Monday 14th January 2013.

This will involve the transportation of all horses in work at Markdel to the new stables at Flemington.

The Flemington stable will accomodate 54 horses.

Anthony Freedman commented that " The facilities at Flemington are second to none with two grass tracks, an all-weather and a couple of slow work sand tracks. I am impressed with the standard of all of these. The stables are located very close to the pool and a warm up track which will allow the use of a pony for the horses that enjoy being led on some easy days. The stable itself is relatively new and has been well maintained and are all a good size. There are two horse walkers and I have obtained an area which I will look to develop into some day yards."

The addtion of an all-weather track gives Anthony Freedman Racing an extra option, that was not available at Markdel.

Anthony Freedman added that, "54 boxes is a number that I feel allows me to concentrate on each horse, and get it to reach the best level possible. I am please that all staff have decided to make the move which should allow the transition to go smoothly."

Flirtatious begins our 2013 year with a WIN!

It's New Years Day, and Dream Thoroughbreds & the "DREAM GIRLS" are in the winners stall with FLIRTATIOUS!

Flirtatious won Heat 3 of the Mitavite Summer Challenge at Mornington today over 1527m in a time of 1.34.50.

Flirtatious jumped well and settled fourth on the rails behind the leading 2 runners. Down the side, and approaching the turn, Daniel Moor started to shake her up, and push up behind the leading group, and for a fleeting moment, it looked like she may not be able to obtain a run. But as they fanned into the straight, a gap appeared and she ranged up outside to challenge with 150m to go. She eventually took control, and withstood a late surge on the inside by the favourite to win by 0.2 lengths.

An excited group of owners were on track to watch, support and cheer her home. They thoroughly enjoyed an exciting day of racing and a glass of bubbly in the Winning Owners Room after the race.

Flirtatious has now won 2 races from her 9 starts, and will be stepped up in distance next, which her pedigree suggests will suit her.

A Fantastic Friday!

Dream Thoroughbreds enjoyed a fantastic friday of racing today, beginning with Flirtatious at Geelong.

Flirtatious was running again after a setback following her last run. She drew the outside barrier and settled at the rear of the field soon after jumping. Travelling well, she took up a postion 3 wide with cover from the 600m. She was travelling well within herself approaching the turn, but was shunted 6 wide, as horses fanned rounding the turn. She hit top gear at the 250m and knuckled down to run home very strongly for an encouraging second.

We have always known she had ability and once she was fit again, she would improve alot. No doubt she is a filly looking for more distance, and she will be given a chance over 1400m at her next start.

(Pic: Flirtatious at Geelong)

After watching Flirtatious we were straight back onto the Princess Highway to Moonee Valley to watch Chosen Moment run in the first race.

Boom Boom Berenger strikes again!

Berenger went bang again today at his favourite Bendigo 1400m circuit.

Carrying equal topweight of 61kgs in the Bendigo BM72 Showcase over 1400m, Berenger was snagged back towards the rear by jockey Craig "Froggy" Newitt. He seemed to overrace in the early stages, and wanted to get on the back of the heels of midfield division. Rounding the turn the big field fanned 6 wide, and it looked like Berenger was going to get caught up behind a wall of horses, and be an unlucky runner. But Froggy pulled Berenger sideways 8 wide at the 200m mark, and with his big impost was still able to keep his momentum moving forward, and started to charge home out wide. He really started to lengthen stride at the 100m point, and launched himself forward in the last 50m to grab the lead in the shadows of the post to win going away by 0.3 lengths in the quickest time of the day of 1.24.19.

Berenger was rated a 74 before his win, and we would expect his rating to jump up to 80 after the win.

A good training performance by Anthony Freedman, setting him up for this race, with a pipe opening run at Geelong 9 days ago.

He has met every challenge put before him, and has now earned a shot at some better class races.

We look forward to more exciting times from this fellow, who owes us nothing, but seems to astound us more and more!

Bevy of Spring riches awaits the Dream Team!

Well we are closing in on the eve of the Spring Racing carnival, and Dream Thoroughbreds has never been in a better position to hit the Spring with a bang!

Our stable of horses, have had a good winter spell, and are back in training and nearly ready to launch into their first start of a Spring campaign.

The Spring Racing carnival is without doubt the most exciting and lucrative period of the thoroughbred racing year!

The Dream stable is headed up by our most exciting stayer FRUEHLING. Launching into the Spring off a rating mark of 82, the sky is the limit for this lightly raced 5yo colt. He will trial in the next week or two, before having his first run over 1400m in a 0-89 race. Although a fairly lowkey start to his campaign, he must take the opportunity to pick up some much needed rating points to increase his ability to pass the ballot in much tougher company later in the Spring.

Fruehling has been nominated for the $2.5M Group 1 Caulfield Cup, and will be nominated for the $6M Group 1 Melbourne Cup. Yes it maybe a pipe dream, but this horse certianly has the scope to make our Dreams come true!

Berenger goes BANG!!

Berenger won his 3rd race and 2nd at Bendigo on Wednesday, in a performance that was without doubt his best during his short career!

He was asked to carry 60kgs, in a $22.5K 0-68 3yo Showcase over 1400m, and giving all of his opponents weight, he dropped out to last from the start from the outside barrier. Craig Newitt seemed to bide his time at the back of the field, and allowed Berenger to travel comfortably under his own steam.

Then approaching the turn, he slowly made his way to the outside of the main pack, and once turning into the straight found a nice run inside a couple of horses running very wide on the turn. Still pulling out 8 wide he started to make up some ground but at the 200m the leaders had skipped 3 lengths clear, and looked to have it between them.

Craig Newitt pulled the whip into his left hand from the 200m mark, and Berenger started to lengthen his stride from the 100m mark to swamp the leaders and win running away.

The racecaller saw Berenger coming, at the 50m was all over it, and finishing with a BERENGERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

Craig Newitt stated after the race, that their was no more impressive winner on the day than Berenger!

Grown men were seen to be yelling and hugging in TABs all over Melbourne, when Berenger flew home!

Talk about Living the Dream!!

You Beauty Berenger!

Berenger broke through for another win at Bendigo yesterday in the $15K 1300m 0-68 Handicap.

We recently purchased the major ownership share in Berenger, with the view to restrict him to sprinting distances.

He has been unlucky in a few races previously, and probably should have won more races.

But his luck changed in his first run in Dream Thoroughbreds racing silks.

Berenger jumped well, but he was allowed to settled towards the rear of the field, in a nice position.

His jockey Vlad Duric, allowed the favourite to push around him 3 wide, and then took the sit behind him approaching the turn.

Vlad stoked him up around the turn, and launched his run 4-5 wide entering the straight. The leader kicked around the turn, and although running on out wide, it looked like he may not be able to picked up the leader at the 200m mark.

Vlad pulled his whip through into his left hand at the 200m to straighten him up, and once he was balanced, he launched a big sprint over the last 100m to claim the leader and win going away by 0.5 lengths on the finish line.

There was a big group of owners on track to watch him salute the judge, and they were heard loudly by all in attendance after Berenger hit the finish line first.


Fruehling won the $22.5K Showcase 0-68 Handicap over 2000m at Werribee today.

Yet again he was last out of the barriers, but he was given plenty of time to settle at the back of the field, and get himself into a nice rhythm, as the leaders set a stop start type of pace up front.

At the 800m point, Daniel Moor felt he was travelling nicely enough that he allowed him to travel up 3 deep around the field, Daniel felt he was always travelling like a winner, and wanted to give him every chance to extend his stride. Approaching the turn, Daniel allowed Fruehling to range up to the leaders 3 wide, and he quickly hit the front around the turn.

A couple of horses, looked like they may issue a challenge at the 200m point, but once Fruehling balanced up he ran away from them to win easily on the line by 3.5 lengths.

Daniel Moor stated that he felt alot better than his first exciting win at Sandown. He is still a little baby, and is learning all the time, but has lots of scope to improve as the distances get even longer.

He has a pedigree that will thrive over distances of 2400m and beyond, and we look forward to many more exciting wins from him.

Living the Dream!!



OH NO, he has missed the start!!

But alas that was all part of the plan!!

Fruehling, our newest UK imported horse, ran and won at his first Australian start on Wesdnesday at Sandown in the $18K Perri Cutten maiden plate over 1600m.

Ridden by stable jockey Daniel Moor, Fruehling was slow to begin and jumped out 2 lengths behind the rest of the field, but Daniel quickly got him moving, and pushed up along the rails to settled 6th on the rails, 3-4 lengths of the leaders. He travelled nicely over the next 800m, and it was only a concern whether he would get out of the rails. But at the 400m point, arounding the turn, Daniel made an intelligent move to peel off the leaders backs 3 wide, and give Fruehling the opening and room he needed to show everyone his turn of foot, and long striding action, that a few of us had the privilege to view at the trials recently. At the 200m mark, Fruehling let down and shot through along the rails to open up a gap of a length on the field, and ran strongly through the line to win comfortably.

Fruehling is bred to be a handy stayer, and the way he finished off the race on Wednesday, shows that when he gets to the distances over 2000m and beyond, he will be a force to be reckoned with.

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