Charles strikes back!

Charles in Charge defied all challenges to race away with the BM72 1400m Race 7 at Morphettville Parks yesterday.

Ridden by Matthew Neilson, Charles pushed up to hold the fence, under pressure froma couple of horses on his outside. But without pushing him to hard, Neilson kept Charles under a nice gallop to keep the horses from crossing him. At the 400m, pressure came on him 3 wide, but Charles was still working through his gears, and the last 100m saw him stride away from the pack and win comfortably.

The winning margin was a comfortable 1.3 lengths for Charles in Charge.

After a frustrating Spring campaign, Charles returned for s Summer campaign in November.

Anthony Freedman stood behind the belief that the step up to 1400m would allow Charles to roll forward to the lead under an even tempo.

Under this steady crusing speed, Charles was allowed to step through his gears, and then produced his customary dash over the last 100m.

Over shorter distances Charles, has been forced to race out of his comfort zone, and yesterday race was a worthwhile experiment to understand what scope he has fpr the future.

We look forward to his next experiment!


2013 Annual Yearling Parade at Flemington

This SUNDAY May 26, Dream Thoroughbreds will hold our annual yearling parade for 2013 at Anthony Freedman's stables at Flemington.

Last year we showcased the previously unnamed MyBoyCharlie colt, now known as Charles in Charge. He is unbeaten with 2 wins from 2 races, and for a $4,950 investment our owners have already returned $4,000 in prizemoney each.

This year we will showcase 4 new yearlings purchased at the 2013 Gold Coast Magic Millions Sale in January, and the Inglis Premier yearling sale in March.


This year our Queen of the Crop is our new Fastnet Rock filly out of USA dam Mountain Legacy.

She is an outstanding filly with a stamp of class about her, and definitely has become Anthony Freedman's favourite in her short time in work.

She is a very valuable filly, and she will only be targeted at black type races to maximise her enormous broodmare value.

Fastnet Rock is the current Australian Champion Sire of 2011-2012, and he has produced the most exciting fillies of the last 3 years, and we have high hopes this filly will be every bit as exciting!


Next, we present our athetic Lonhro colt out of stakes placed Evilweb. 

Charles is in Charge!

Charges in Charge won the Adelaide Magic Millions 2yo Classic last week at his second lifetime start.

A large group of Dream owners made the trek across to Adelaide on the Monday Labour Day public holiday to watch Charles run on a very hot 38 degree day.

Craig Williams was again confident before the race, that he would be able to settle in a forward position, and be hard to beat in the race.

Again Craig took the initiative from the barrier jump , and surged Charles to the lead over the first 200m, and allowed him to settle under his own steam.

He travelled very well, and before the turn, it seemed that the his chasing opposition were struggling off the bit behind him.

As he straightened Charles showed his customary sprint, and lengthened his stride, to shot away by 3 lengths.

Craig rode him out hands and heels over the last 200m, and although they made a last dip at chasing him down, Charles was never in danger!

It was a loud group of owners that made themselves known down the straight and after the win, with a papparazzi like group of photographers taking lots of happy snaps for us to cherish in days and weeks to come.

Charles is now back in Melbourne, and having a well deserved rest, with the early Spring races in Melbourne his next target.

Charles takes charge!

Dreams do come true, and the much anticipated debut of our new 2yo gelding Charles in Charge did not disappoint anyone!

Heavy rains overnight may have dampened the track, but did not dampen the enthusiam of a large numbers of owners, who headed towards Sandown to watch Charles in Charge debut in Race 1 the Mitavite Handicap for 2yos over 1200m.

Craig Williams gave a polished perfromance pre race, with a detailed assessment of the track condition, his tactics going into the race and the opposition.

And he carried out his plan to a T.

From barrier 1, he stalked the leader until the top of the straight, where he darted up the inside, sprinted quickly, to take the lead 300m from home, maintaining his lead all the way and never really looked likely to lose. He offically won by 1.25 lengths in a time of 1.15.80, which was comparable to open class on the day.

The owners and supporters were in raptures, and it was an exciting celebration after the race, with photos, and Craig Williams again explaining to all the owners the race in detail.

There is alot more in store for this 2yo gelding by MyBoyCharlie, and he looks likely to head to Adelaide for his next start in the Magic Millions race on March 11.

Keep Living the Dream!

The Chosen One wins hands and heels, Bossy style at Moonee Valley!

What a way to start the weekend!

A mild friday night at Moonee Valley, the Boss Man aboard the Grey Flash, Chosen Moment, and a 11 out of 10 ride, hands and heels to the line, and not a moment's worry!

Chosen Moment won the 0-78 Spotless Handicap for open age gallopers over 1200m by a length in the time of 1.11.75 tonight.

He was ridden by Glen Boss, and from barrier 3, he jumped ahead of the field upon the barriers opening. But cooly Glen Boss, didnt push him out to lead at all costs, and allowed the rest of the field to push up inside and outside him, and he just held his position outside the leader. The pace eased in the middle stages, which allowed Boss to keep the favourite 3 wide, and more importantly keep Chosen Moment in his comfort zone, and controlling the race.

Approaching the turn, the horses outside of him, seemed to be off the bit, and under pressure, and Chosen Moment was still travelling comfortably outside the leader ready to pounce. Shortly after straightening for the run home, Chosen Moment took the lead, and over the last 100m, he lengthened stride under hands and heels riding by Boss, and he won comfortably by 1 length, without ever looking in doubt down the straight.

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!

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