Open Day @ Markdel attracts a healthy attendance

We held our Open Day last sunday at Markdel, with over 80 people in attendance, that enjoyed a parade of our existing Dream stable of horses, and a couple of new yearlings which are available for sale, followed by a sausage sizzle, and refreshments keeping the crowd well hydrated.

Some of the highlights for the day were:

Comic Ruler (He has returned to the stables for a winter preparation in line with racing on some softer tracks) He showed that he has some work ahead to get him back to fitness, after a healthy spell in the paddocks at St Ives. His coat was healthy and look a happy and well within himself.

Chosen Moment paraded very well, and showed that he has really started to develop into an athletic type. The stable are very happy with his progress, and are quietly confident he his ability.

Flirtatious was as flirty as ever with a number of the Dream Girls in attendance keen to get a happy snap with their filly. She has always looked a very nice type, strong, and healthy. She has trialled twice now, and she is not far away from starting again on the racetrack. She was bought with a view to being a 3yo filly capable of being very competitive over 1600m, and she continues to show us that will be the case.

Chosen Moment debuts at Sandown

Chosen Moment debuted yesterday in the Swettenham Stud Dash for Cash 2yo race at Sandown over 900m.

It was a nice surprise to see him racing before Christmas, and unfortunately the heavens opened up in the morning, and the track was extremely rain affected.

This made it harder for us to get a guage on his ability, and he was asked to go back to last in a 5 horse field, and make a run at them over the final 400m.

Dwayne Dunn was our rider, and he allowed Chosen Moment to pull out and make his run around the turn, with 400m to go.

Chosen Moment looked like he was about to make a charge at the leaders, but found the wetter track against him over the final 200m, and he was not pushed out over the last 100m.

Dwayne thinks he has ability, and would be allowed to show his ability once he gets over a distance of 1200m on a drier track.

We will try and target another race for him in the coming weeks.

We had a large contingent of owners at Sandwon yesterday who enjoyed the facilities of the owners room after the race.

 

Flirtatious debuts at Flemington on Cup Day.....

Flirtatious our chestnut daughter of Purrealist debuted on Cup Day in Race 1, the Emirates Air Listed 2yo Fillies race over 1000m, run at 10.20am in the morning.

This was the first event for the Dream Girl syndicates, and a large group of girls ventured to Flemington to watch their little girl compete.

With the help of Emma Freedman, a few mentions on the Today Show, and a nice little article in the Melbourne Herald Sun (See photos), the Dream Girl syndicates had a little bit of publicity.

Flirtatious herself took the day in her stride, and walked around the Flemington mounting yard with the roses in full bloom liked she had been there before.

Flirtatious was ridden by Nicholas Hall, and she gave him a nice feel, even the the experience was very new to her, and will help her mature.

She was beaten for early speed, in a race that suited the speedier 2yo fillies.

She maintained her position at the back of the main bunch until the 400m point, when Nicholas Hall pulled her out for an effort. She looked like she would run home strongly, however the last 100m of the race saw her fitness give out, and she was not pushed to hard after that by Nicholas Hall.

She pulled up shin sore from the slightly hard track, so there were reasons for her lack of effort over the last 100m.

Comic Ruler wins at Ballarat in Dream colours!

Comic Ruler won at only his second start today in the Ballarat Come to Life Maiden Plate over 1200m.

Ridden by Daniel Moor and wearing the Dream Thoroughbred silks, Comic Ruler won by 0.2 lengths in the time of 1.13.97 on a track rated on the worse side of Dead 5.

Comic Ruler jumped out of the barriers into second place just trailing the leader on the fence by a length. Daniel let him settle nicely in second place for the first 600m and began to rev him up approaching the turn. Entering the straight Comic Ruler was slightly green and shifted out, but once Daniel straightened him up 200m out he surged to the line strongly to wear down the initial leader 50m from the winning post. A tough win by our boy, and he showed improvement from his first ever run on a hard track surface. The softer track this time helped him no doubt.

Comic Ruler paid $12.10 on Sportingbet Maxidiv! Woohoo!

It's great to see our new bunch of owners achieve success on the racetrack so early, and we look forward to more fun and success together!

Living the Dream!

Star Stable is back for the Spring!

Star Stable is back again for the Spring of 2011, and Dream Thoroughbreds invites you to join their Private League!

Star Stable is horse racing's version of managing & owning a fantasy stable of horses, and jockey.

You select 10 horses in your stable and 1 jockey, and prizemoney is earned by each runner based on their finishing position in each race throughout the Spring Racing Carnival.

You are allowed 2 changes to your stable each week.

Lots of fun, and entry is FREE!

STARTS 1 OCTOBER, so don't hesitate, and register today!!

 

Star Stable offer prizes, such as a 5% ownership share in a horse trained by John O'Shea in Sydney.

It's not a Dream stable horse, and not trained by our own Anthony Freedman, but hey if you are good enough and lucky enough to win, who cares!!

Weekly prizes are also offered, and DREAM THOROUGHBREDS will allocate a prize to the winner of our Private League.

 

Jim Riali (Above Average, Fanjura & Berenger syndicate member) won the prize last Autumn, and he is backing up again in the Spring, so lets try and knock him off his perch this time!

 

Eddie leads all the way!

Eddie wins our inaugural Dream AFL Footy Tipping Competition for 2011!

Eddie was profiled last week in The Dreamer, our weekly newsletter.

Eddie is a syndicate member of Berenger, Fanjura & Above Average.

Although retired, he is a keen and competitive Lawns Bowls player, and form student of AFL footy & horse racing.

Eddie shot to an early lead in our competition, and was never headed throughout the 24 rounds.

His final score of 154 points was 6 points ahead of his nearest rival Tony (Dream Thoroughbreds Director), with Russell(Manager of CTG racing syndicate part owners in Comic Ruler) a further 3 points behind in third place. Special thanks to Sportingbet for the use of their AFL footy tipping software.

Eddie wins himself a Hawthorn jumper signed by Lance Buddy Franklin.

We thank everyone for competing, and hope that you join us again next year.

Eddie No.1

Dream Girls get Flirtatious!

The Dream Girls syndicates are up and running and excited with anticipation of seeing their first syndicate filly hit the racetrack...

Dream Girls have named their filly "Flirtatious".

Flirtatious is currently in full training at Markdel and is heading towards the 2yo trials at Cranbourne on 19 September.

So far Anthony Freedman is happy with her progress and she seems to be very precocious at this early stage.

We look forward to some fun times ahead with the Dream Girls, and their adventure into racehorse ownership...

Giddy up and Live the Dream!

Choisir x Timely Moment Yearling Fully Syndicated!

Congratulations to all those that have become proud owners of our yearling by Choisir out of Timely Moment.

We look forward to some exciting times ahead with him.

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.

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