Berenger wins by 6.5 lengths!!

Our Dream Thoroughbreds stable horse Berenger won his first race today by a whopping 6.5 lengths at Ballarat.

With Ben Melham abroad Berenger jumped from the gates on the pace, sitting out 3 wide for a short period, before taking up the front running from the 1000m point.

Ben rated Berenger at a nice gallop, and looked well within himself approaching the turn.

After straightening, Berenger was clicked up, and when Ben produced the whip at the 200m mark, he skipped away from the field, and looked all over a winner down the straight. Pushed out to the line, the impressive Berenger was 6.5 lengths in front when he hit the line.

We were confident he was good enough to win the race, but to win by 6.5 lengths was a nice surprise.

This win now sets him up for a shot at the $100K Listed Gibson Carmichael Stakes for 2yos at Flemington on 21 May 2011.

This new group of Dream Thoroughbreds syndicate members are looking forward to many exciting times ahead with this big Chestnut gelding.

Living the Dream!

 

 

Fanjura just misses out on back to back Easter Cups

Fanjura was courageous in defeat in the 2011 edition of the Easter Cup, a race he won easily last year.

Ridden by Noel Callow he was positioned midfield and within 3-4 lengths of the leaders in a perfect position to be brought into the race.

Around the turn he was just behind the leaders, but in a bit of traffic that didn't allow him a clear passage, but once out he surged after the leaders and the ultimate winner in Paddy O'Reilly. At the 100m it looked like he would fail, but surged again in the last 50m to be beaten 0.1 lengths in his bid for back to back Easter Cups.

Although heartbreaking to lose, Fanjura was courageous in his effort and is back to his Autumn form of last year.

We look forward to many more exciting races from Fanjura.

Easter Saturday was jam packed with action with Above Average competing in the Group 1 Sydney Cup at Randwick. The spectacle of the day was marred by heavy rain throughout the day which turned the track from a dead 5 to a heavy 9 within 4 hours. Unfortunately this worked against Above Average, and even though he seemed perfectly positioned in the run, he was unable to handle the heavy conditions and was a spent force at the top of the straight, and was eased down over the last 300m by Corey Brown. We look forward to a spring carnival aimed at the Melbourne Cup with Above Average.

Above Average finishes 3rd at Caulfield

Above Average again ran a gutsy race to finish 3rd on Saturday in an Open Handicap over 2406m with 59kgs..

Craig Newitt settled him 3rd last in a field of 8, and allowed him time to just settle into his rhythm for the first 1400m of the race.

His stablemate was setting a strong pace out in front, and this allowed Craig Newitt to start making him work into the race from the 1000m.

As the leaders started to feel the strain of the strong early pace they had set, Above Average pulled out widest in the straight to continue a long sustained run.

He ducked in while making his run at the 200m, and failed by a long neck to win the race, giving 1st and 2nd, 6kgs in weight.

Craig Newitt was pleased after dismounting, and stated "It was a great Sydney Cup trial"

 

Above Average has been set this campaign for his grand final, the $500,000 Group 1 Sydney Cup at Randwick on Easter Saturday 23 April 2011.

He is very fit, and will run out a very strong 3200m.

 

Star Stable is back!!

The Star Stable Autumn competition has ended for 2011.


After 7 weeks of competition during the Melbourne & Sydney autumn carnival the official winner of the Dream Thoroughbreds private league is trainer Jim.


Jim wins a $50 dining voucher!


Congratulations to Jim, and thanks to everyone that competed, we hope to see you all back for the Spring Carnival Star Stable competition.


1st Place   Living the Dream (trainer Dave)               $7,283,500
2nd Place  Better Loosen Up (trainer Jim)                 $6,891,250 (Winner!)
3rd Place   Gossip Girl (trainer Shanyn)                    $6,749,550


(Trainer David is an associate of Dream Thoroughbreds and ineligible to win)


Live the Dream!



Star Stable is the dreamteam equivalent for Horse Racing! It is run by Sky Racing, and there are many prizes to be won!


You have $1 million to setup your own Star Stable of horses and jockey, and make changes weekly.

Above Average just misses out at Rosehill

Above Average was nosed out in the finish of the $100,000 Listed N E Manion Cup for another second placing.

Ridden by Corey Brown, Above Average surged to the front at the top of the Rosehill straight, and was holding off all challenges until Bid Spotter snuck up on his inside, and nosed him out in a close finish.

Corey Brown had Above Average running behind the leaders, but in a stop start race, he moved up outside the leader at the 1000m mark, entering the straight, Corey asked Above Average for his extreme efforts, and fought off all challenges until the last 50 metres. Although beaten in the finish, he was still pulling away from the rest of the field, and is on track for his next start in the $500,000 Group 1 Sydney Cup on Easter Saturday 23 April 2011 at Randwick.

Corey Brown has again been offered the ride in the Sydney Cup.

 

 

 

Dream Thoroughbreds AFL Tipping Competition

Join Sportingbet Australia

Dream Thoroughbreds in conjunction with Sportingbet are offering all syndicate members and friends the opportunity to join the Dream Thoroughbreds private league for the AFL tipping season.

It's free to enter

The advantage of joining the Sportingbet tipping competition is that they offer a $5,000 first prize to the overall winner, and weekly prizes. Dream Thoroughbreds will award a signed AFL jumper of your team to the winner of it's private league competition.

We have created a Dream Thoroughbreds private league for everyone to join, (and we will increase the leagues if demand requires). Our private league number is 958152.

Very Cherry wins at Sale

Very Cherry is a bridesmaid no longer!

She easily accounted for a group of maiden fillies & mares at Sale today.

Ridden by Steven King, she took a forward position 1 of the rail behind the leading 2 horses, she travelled sweetly in the run, and after entering the straight surged to the lead and widen the margin to win by 2.3 lengths, without ever looking like she would lose.

This was good placement by trainer Leon Corstens to place her in a very winnable race first up to give her the confidence of a win.

Very Cherry is on a Queensland Oaks campaign this preparation.

Live the  Dream!

 

 

Fanjura back to form in the Group 2 Blamey Stakes

Dream Stable star Fanjura opened up his Autumn racing campaign with a determined 3rd in the Group 2 Blamey Stakes behind superstar Whobegotyou.

Our jockey Craig Williams was excited about the return to form of Fanjura, and acknowledged a great training performance by our trainer Lee Freedman.

Lee stated " Craig rode him to my exact instructions, and the horse showed he had improved since his Spring campaign. We will take him to the Albury Cup on the 25 March 2011, on his way to Sydney!"

A group of loyal syndicate members were in attendance, and very excited to accept the juicy $5.90 place dividend on offer.

It was a great day at Flemington, with the added advantage of watching the superstar Black Caviar win her 10th race start without defeat!

He will be competitve in anything he runs in from now on!!

Living the Dream!

Members Drinks @ Curve Bar

A very big thank you to Michael Burke for his hospitality last friday nite at the Dream Thoroughbreds Members Nite @ Curve Bar.

Michael was very generous in shouting our Dream members and friends numerous rounds of drinks thoroughout the night. A great venue, in a lively area around the Arts Centre, between 15-20 members enjoyed a couple of hours of networking, socialising, and lots of shared Dreams! 

It was definitely a successful initiative, and we will follow up with more Members Networking Drinks throughout the coming year. 

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Dream Thoroughbreds Official Launch Day was a huge success


Dream Thoroughbreds officially launched their brand on Sunday 6th February 2011 @ the Freedman Stables Markdel.


Over 120 people including members, their family and friends enjoyed a sunny day at 'Markdel'.


Everyone in attendance enjoyed viewing the Freedman training facilities, our new racing silks, chatted freely with Lee Freedman our head trainer, watched a parade of our horses followed by a BBQ lunch and drinks.



Sam Pritchard-Gordon took a large group of members and friends out onto the Freedman private training track, and explained the concepts of training horses.


We thank everybody for their attendance, and especially thankful to everyone involved in putting together this fabulous event.


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