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« 2015-Sep-22, 09:09 PM Reply #25 »
I notice they have taken Hijack Hussey off him and sent it to Darren Weir.

Fair to say he lost his way with her towards the end.

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« 2016-Sep-15, 07:43 PM Reply #26 »
https://www.punters.com.au/news/Tony-Gollan-to-appeal-hefty-fine_153555/

Fined $8K for a positive from Amexed winning the Ipswich Cup has no idea how prednisone got into the horse.

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« 2016-Sep-19, 09:01 AM Reply #27 »

Trainer Tony Gollan says test flawed as he appeals $8000 fine and conviction for positive swab
 
NATHAN EXELBY, The Courier-Mail

September 18, 2016 5:00pm
 
THE lawyer acting for Tony Gollan has questioned the process of Queensland Racing Integrity Commission stewards as he attempts to have a decision against the premier trainer overturned.

Gollan was fined $8000 last week and his horse Amexed stripped of a $65,000 race win at Ipswich after a positive test to the substance prednisolone.

Gollan has lodged an appeal to QRIC’s Internal Review system, where he will argue the testing procedure was flawed.

It is understood the test carried out on Amexed’s urine was similar to that of the cobalt case involving trainer Lyn Paton, whereby both the A and B samples were tested at the same laboratory, the Albion-based Racing Science Centre.

Paton’s disqualification was overturned by the Racing Disciplinary Board, which ruled “the evidence provided as proof of the existence of the prohibited substance was fundamentally flawed and unreliable to justify a finding of guilt”.

There was a similar finding in the case of Rochelle Smith, which continued a long line of cobalt sentences overturned by the RDB on the grounds that the testing procedures did not comply with the Australian Rules of Racing.

While Gollan’s case is at the opposite end of the penalty spectrum to cobalt, his lawyer Peter Boyce, who acted for the family of Daniel Morcombe, argues it should be thrown out on the same grounds.

“There has been a clear finding that is contrary to what the stewards have handed down by a higher body than them,” Boyce said.


“We are simply running with what has already been ruled on. For us, it’s clear. It’s not palatable that they can ignore relevant decisions made by a higher authority.”

But Queensland Racing Integrity Commissioner Ross Barnett said QRIC will appeal the RDB ruling in the Paton case to QCAT and therefore defended the decision of stewards to prosecute other similar cases.

“Until we get a result from QCAT on that matter we will proceed as normal with other matters that occurred before July 1,” Barnett said.

Boyce has also questioned whether Kane Ashby, who will preside over the internal review, has a conflict of interest owing to his involvement as a witness in the VCAT hearings of trainers Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh.

“They need to make sure the person working on the review is not contaminated at all by that (VCAT) process,” Boyce said. “If it’s not satisfactory, we’re off to QCAT.”

Barnett dismissed the notion that Ashby has a conflict, pointing out the hearings are being conducted in different jurisdictions



Obviously he has a chance ....it's a narrow point both tests done at the same Lab....why have two tests if the second isn't done at a different Lab than the first.


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« 2018-Jul-07, 05:52 PM Reply #28 »
Tony had the most winners at the two day Rocky carnival and won hisself a $30K ute...coming to the last race today he was on 12 points two ahead of Ben Currie and Lindsay Hatch.... Currie's horse tried hard and Lindsay's was close up but never looked a winning chance the last winner was trained by Tony McMahon who I think is the race caller.

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« 2018-Jul-07, 06:39 PM Reply #29 »
Tony had the most winners at the two day Rocky carnival and won hisself a $30K ute...coming to the last race today he was on 12 points two ahead of Ben Currie and Lindsay Hatch.... Currie's horse tried hard and Lindsay's was close up but never looked a winning chance the last winner was trained by Tony McMahon who I think is the race caller.

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Used to be the race caller a few years ago now.

Russell Leonard is now

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« 2018-Jul-07, 07:33 PM Reply #30 »
Yes some genius at 4 TAB sacked Mc Mahon to give the other bloke the job years ago. They are renowned for their enlightened management.

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« 2019-Aug-02, 08:22 PM Reply #31 »
Too soon for Gollan to move on
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PREMIER trainer Tony Gollan has watered down suggestions he has plans to move interstate, confirming last night he is committed to Queensland racing for the next few years.

In the wake of news that Racing NSW had plans to develop a super training centre in the Southern Highlands, Gollan said it would be foolish to ignore such developments, but suggestions of him being on the move were premature.

“It’s an exciting concept and something that might appeal to me in a few years’ time if I felt it could be achievable,” Gollan said.

“But there’s a lot of ‘ifs’. There’s not even a plot of land at the moment.

“I am firmly entrenched in Brisbane and I am looking forward to the season ahead.

“My ambition right now is to take horses to Sydney and Melbourne carnivals, hopefully win a few more Group 1s, and be competitive from my Eagle Farm base.”

Gollan said his best chances of success at Doomben tomorrow were Hectopascal and Macewen, who he tipped to go through the grades this preparation.

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« 2020-Jan-05, 11:26 AM Reply #32 »
Tony Gollan posts a review of his runners each week on Vimeo well worth watching Tony is a very good judge and a very positive person ..a glass half full sort..tells it how he sees it with views of the runners and how he likes their chances usually on line each Thursday.. last episode for Saturday best   A Man to Match   emthup  and for the place Say Haya both saluted   :king:  Lieutenant won at Gatton .....and Kav the stable foreman started off a couple of weeks ago in a blaze of glory when the boss was away but then dipped out next time.... in the most recent program he advised Say Haya a place into Aurora Charm today at the Sunny Coast..here's hoping. :thumbsup:
Google Gollan Racing The Final Gallop Thursday it's up



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« 2020-Nov-19, 01:05 PM Reply #33 »
Tony has multiple runners at the Sunshine Coast this week but only one for Jimmy Byrne....... he's not out of favour after last week JB rode Jonker a big shortener which landed the plunge...it was one of three Gollan runners in the race and had trialled very well beforehand as shown on the Final Gallop.....but it wasn't Tony's top tip in the race he went for KRONE which was never a chance in a very hard race ........all his runners were widely drawn but JONKER broke Takeover Target's track record....be interesting to see tonight's episode.
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« 2020-Nov-19, 01:14 PM Reply #34 »
Tony obviously kept that one for the owners  :mad:

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« 2020-Nov-19, 05:32 PM Reply #35 »
Is Jonker now delivering on the early potential he showed?

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« 2021-Feb-14, 01:36 PM Reply #36 »
Very good day for Tony Gollan yesty at Doomben 4 winners from 4 races...Leadership Spill......Miami Fleiss, Socialising and Garibaldi  all up SP  returned 12.25 ...he collected two winners at the GC one he declared Vaporizing the other War's End started @$26 might have got under their guard...and a good day for Jimbo Byrne with 3 winners and 4 seconds two of which went down in a photo.

Watch The Final Gallop every Thursday evening for Tony's thoughts on his runners very good judge IMO well worth a look.

https://www.gollanracing.com.au/

He has three in today at the Sunshine Coast but no details on their prospects and two at Warwick on Tuesday .

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« 2021-Apr-15, 04:55 PM Reply #37 »
Tony thinks ISOTOPE is better this Saturday than when she won at Rosehill 3 weeks ago....... Ryan Maloney has to get down to 54.5 to make the weight but Tony opines he'll do it comfortably ...ISOTOPE is a very plain looking filly IMO but she has a big motor and racing isn't a beauty contest.

 Tony Gollan's thoughts on his runners are publicly available each Thursday afternoon on Vimeo and is well worth checking out.

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« 2021-Apr-18, 09:16 AM Reply #38 »
Isotope looked a bit stiff yesterday.

But I think it were more a case of a good ride by McDonald rather than a poor one by Maloney.

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« 2021-Apr-25, 02:12 PM Reply #39 »
Stewards after some urging from LGHR completed their inquiry into ISOTOPE dropping the rider which led their report from Doomben yesterday

"16TH JANUARY 2021 – GOLD COAST – MAGIC MILLION 3YO GUINEAS – 1400M
 
Stewards today concluded an inquiry into the reasons for ISOTOPE’s rider R Maloney being dislodged in the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas. After viewing the available patrol films and interviewing riders R Maloney (ISOTOPE) and G Boss (AWAY GAME), it was established that when rounding the turn, ISOTOPE rolled out slightly and clipped the heels of AWAY GAME, resulting in ISOTOPE blundering and its rider being dislodged. As Stewards could not be satisfied that any party were fully at fault, the incident was reported as a racing incident and no further action was taken."

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Yesty Tony started of with Tiger Heart winning a good class 2yo ... followed up with Tavion Prince scoring in race 3...... he didn't give it any wrap in his weekly Final Gallop program but there was good money for it a big shortener...... Purroni ran on very strongly in R4 and is soon due....... but his best chance Good Soize just missed a place in R6 and  Royal Hale scrambled into third in a good class B85 behind the good thing of the day for those with money left SKINS with a great ride by pick up jock Jim Byrne.
Quite a poor day for the CM expert tipsters from 9 races no winners until 2 of the 3 stabbed Skins in the last started 10/9 on.
Outback Barbie took on a high class field at Randwick and ran a great race to finish 4th only 1.2L from the winner.
She ran the fastest last sectional all day 0.32.79 providing she holds her form look out Winter Carnival.

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« 2021-Apr-26, 09:14 AM Reply #40 »
I think Snappy Reply was tipped as his best provincial chance it was favourite in  race 7 at the Sunny Coast yesty started very short showed a lot of speed but caught wide but ran out of puff when the pressure was applied and blow me down here comes the stablemate Shamatom @$18 from near last to blow them all away.
Here's what the stewards said .............SHAMATON – Trainer T Gollan was fined $100 for the late declaration of B Thompson as the rider.
 

SNAPPY REPLY – Raced three wide without cover throughout.  Performed below market expectations. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to have Cardiac Arrythmia. The stable representative was advised that the horse shall not start in a race until the Stewards have received a veterinary clearance including the results of an ECG and must official trial in the presence of Stewards. A post-race swab was also taken for analysis.


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« 2021-May-13, 08:45 AM Reply #41 »


Gollan’s stars find second life

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PREMIER trainer Tony Gollan is looking to add another feather to his cap, this time with the enigmatic Graff when the frustrating speedster has his first start for his new stable in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000.

Gollan has enjoyed much success with new stable acquisitions, winning at stakes level with Krone, Jonker, Baller and Vega One recently.

Vega One will join Graff in the $1 million feature, while Gollan is attempting to get Jonker to the Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup in two weeks after he was forced to scratch from the 10,000 because of leg issues.

The five-year-old flies firstup, and Gollan says there is no question as to his ability, it is just a matter of whether his mind is on the job.

“He has good ability – the horse can really gallop, it is just a matter of getting his mind right on the day which history says hasn’t always been easy,” he said.

“The main thing is that he has good ability – which he does – you can’t manufacture that so it is just a matter of getting him to switch on for race day, if he does he is a live chance but if he wants to go out there and go through the motions, that is what he’ll do.

“Hopefully a change of scenery and a new environment can get that out of him on Saturday.”

Gollan said there is no secret method to getting the new stable changes to fire for him, rather a case of the horses enjoying their new environment.

“We have had a bit of luck with them for a fair while really, that is the nature of the beast when you train up here,” he said.

“You get these horses from down south who had good form and just lost their way a bit, you give them a change in scenery and a lot of the time a lesser grade and off you go.

“I don’t think we do anything extra special when it comes to them but we have had a bit of luck getting horses off other stables.”

After filling the first two placings in the race with Spirit Of Boom and Temple Of Boom in 2014, Gollan believes his team of Graff and Vega One represent his strongest 10,000 hand since then.

“It would be my strongest hand in it since then and if Jonker had have been sound it would have been my best team,” he said.

“The market tells you Jonker was my best chance but it wasn’t to be.”

Meanwhile, the Brisbane Racing Club has awarded life membership to former Courier-Mail journalist Peter Howard for his work with the Thoroughbred Racing History Association, where he served as president since 2015.

Howard has been a longtime contributor to The Courier-Mail, and it is under his leadership the TRHA gained government recognition as a provider of valuable heritage services to the racing industry.

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It'll be a another massive  feather in his Cap if Graff lives up to its potential......this horse has been a big disappointment after showing such early promise...I'll be an onlooker this time ..he's had too many chances for me.

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« 2021-Jun-05, 09:20 PM Reply #42 »
Tony's tips on his video show The Final Gallop were spot on today BALLER he said was his best chance it bolted in ..I didn't like it and left it alone

Then in the  last with two runners Mass destruction and roughie SETANTA he preferred it over MD they ran the quinella in a very close finish.
 I was on Setanta for the place only my pick Tramonto ran out of his skin third  and looked all over a winner until a few strides before the post .

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« 2021-Sep-06, 08:03 PM Reply #43 »

Gollan’s Jonker juggles

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Jonker races clear of his rivals to win the Keith Noud Quality at Doomben. Pictu Trackside Photography

CHAMPION Brisbane trainer Tony Gollan believes he has never had his speed machine Jonker going better than he is now as he prepares for a Victorian spring carnival raid.

Undeterred by a host of travel challenges thrown up by Covid-19 restrictions, Gollan will kick off Jonker’s preparation at Flemington on Saturday in the Group 2 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m) as he plans a Victorian straighttrack campaign for the sixyear-old.

Jonker was trucked to Sydney last week and will make the trip to Melbourne in the coming days after a track gallop at Randwick under the watchful eyes of Peter and Paul Snowden.

“It’s different, obviously we can’t send staff down with him so I am relying on Peter and Paul Snowden who are great friends of mine and I know their system so well – it’s actually very similar to my own,” Gollan said.

“I’m on the phone every day, probably annoying them a little bit actually but I’m not concerned about the whole process.

“He is a straightforward horse and they (Snowden’s) have a great setup at Randwick and Flemington so I will lean on them heavily.”

Having received the horse only late last year off trainer David Atkins, Gollan has purposely tried to run Jonker on the fresh side and comes into Saturday’s Bobbie Lewis off a slick barrier trial behind Group 1 winner Rothfire at Doomben last week.

Gollan has taken Jonker to the next level in a short space of time, winning the Listed Keith Noud and Magic Millions Sprint within his first three starts for the stable before backing it up with a third in the Group 1 Galaxy at Rosehill and a second behind stablemate Vega One in the Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup during the winter carnival.

While he is untested down the straight track, Gollan is convinced he will relish the new challenge.

“My gut feel tells me he will handle it, you never really know until you put them down there but I think he will handle straight racing,” he said.

“I think he’s going the best I have ever had him, he is going really, really super.”

Gollan is coming off a bumper season which saw him win the Group 1 Coolmore in Sydney with Krone before taking out the Kingsford Smith Cup during the winter carnival.

Krone, along with recently acquired Kiwi mare Bonham are set to join Jonker on southern missions with the two mares set to head to Sydney for the Group 2 Sheraco Stakes at Kembla Grange on Saturday.

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« 2021-Sep-07, 12:18 PM Reply #44 »
Krone ruled out but former Kiwi galloper Bonham to debut for Tony Gollan in Sheraco Stakes
Group 1 winner Krone’s spring campaign has been delayed but the local debut of a stable addition this Saturday has Tony Gollan excited.

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September 7, 2021 - 9:25AM

Tony Gollan’s Group 1 winner Krone has had a setback and won’t race in a Group 2 sprint at Kembla Grange on Saturday, but the top Brisbane trainer can’t wait to see former Kiwi Bonham unleashed in a spring-shaping race.

Bonham is the Group 1 winner of the Levin Classic over 1600m at Trentham in January and will have her first start Down Under in the Group 2 Sheraco Stakes (1200m) at Kembla with Glen Boss to ride.

Krone, the giant killer of the Sydney autumn when winning the Group 1 Coolmore Classic, was to have also lined up in the Sheraco but Gollan revealed her spring kick-off has now been put back.

“Krone is not going, she has had a slight viral setback,” Gollan said.

“She will be put back a week or so and we might even see her kick off on the Gold Coast in that Pink Ribbon Cup (September 18).

“She spiked a slightly elevated temperature last Friday and we pulled her blood Monday to see where we were at, but it’s not right to try to travel her at this stage.

“You don’t like your best horses getting these little setbacks but sometimes it happens.”

Bonham is a $12 chance in the Sheraco as Gollan embarks on a journey of discovery with the four-year-old mare.

Races like the $7.5m Golden Eagle and the inaugural $2m The Invitation are on Gollan’s spring radar for Bonham, as is a potential Melbourne mission.

He suspects Bonham will find 1200m too sharp on Saturday but he also wouldn’t be surprised if the mare showed her class and pulled out a big run first-up.

“She is an untapped sort of mare, you don’t really know where she sits in the scheme of things,” Gollan said.

“There is no real pressure with her, I just want to see where she measures up, it certainly shapes her spring how she runs on Saturday.

“She is going great and has continued to improve and improve, I’ve been learning with her as I’ve been going.

“I’m not really sure what to expect in that grade on Saturday but she is a 99-rater for a reason, 1200(m) seems to be a good starting point for her although it is not her best distance.

“A firm track at Kembla Grange would concern me a little bit, looking at her form.

“But she is really starting to improve and is really getting into her groove.”

Bonham was seen at the Doomben trials on August 31 when finishing third in a hot 1000m heat which was won by Rob Heathcote’s Group 1 star Rothfire.

It will be a bumper Saturday for Gollan with runners in three states with sprinter Jonker set to make the final leg of a trip to Melbourne to race in the Group 2 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m) down the Flemington straight.

Gollan said Jonker, the $2.80 favourite for the Bobbie Lewis, is “flying.”

Damian Lane rides Jonker first-up with the sprinter resuming after a pair of Group 1 placings earlier in the year when finishing third in The Galaxy and runner-up behind stablemate Vega One in the Kingsford-Smith Cup.

Originally published as Krone ruled out but former Kiwi galloper Bonham to debut for Tony Gollan in Sheraco Stakes

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« 2021-Sep-10, 09:41 AM Reply #45 »
Precious medal for Gollan
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CHAMPION Queensland trainer Tony Gollan has won his second Wayne Wilson Medal.
Gollan was nominated for the award in May after his horses Vega One and Jonker ran first and second in the Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup.
The premier trainer also won the award in 2012.

The Wayne Wilson Medal is an Australian Trainers Association award which recognises those who have “lifted the bar” or achieved a career highlight.
A trainer is nominated for the award each month of the season.

Gollan (pictured) narrowly beat home Rockhampton trainer Kevin Hanson, whose achievements with boom filly Sweet Dolly were recognised at the awards night on Thursday.

Sweet Dolly emerged as Queensland’s premier juvenile, progressing from a Townsville maiden win to success in the $500,000 QTIS Jewel on the Gold Coast in March.

Meanwhile, Gollan’s Group 1-winning mare Bonham will start her Australian campaign in Melbourne after connections elected not to start in the Group 2 Sheraco Stakes in Sydney this weekend.

Gollan will wait an extra week with the $1.6m mare and head to the Group 3 How Now Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.

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On his video show Tony thought Jonker his best chance r7 Flemington while at Doomben he nominated Big Bad Bruce and Tambo'sMate as his best hopes.

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« 2021-Oct-18, 04:48 PM Reply #46 »
Gollan wants Jonker to peak at the Valley



Great photo of Jonker winning at Doomben

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PREMIER trainer Tony Gollan has consigned Jonker’s luckless last-start run to the history books as he confirms he will head to the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night.

The Queenslander has had a tough time of it this preparation after running second to Vega One in the Kingsford-Smith Cup during the winter carnival and Gollan is looking for a change of luck.

Describing his run in the Group 2 Premiere Stakes behind Masked Crusader as a “barrier trial”, Gollan says the Manikato is the ideal race for Jonker to break his Group 1 duck with a number of the country’s top sprinters out of action due to running in The Everest on Saturday.

“(Jockey) Nash (Rawiller), when he rang me on the Saturday night after the race, he said it was basically a barrier trial which is hard to cop but it is what it is,” Gollan said.

“I am looking forward to the Manikato, it is the right sort of Group 1 race for him if he can get back to his best.

“I think he’s in a good place and he is racing well.”

Looking to acquaint him with the tricky Moonee Valley track, Jonker was put through his paces on Saturday morning under the care of Peter and Paul Snowden who are currently looking after the horse with Covid-19 travel restrictions limiting Gollan’s movements.

“The reports were pretty good,” Gollan said. “I am getting a lot of help from Peter and Paul Snowden, they are helping me train the horse.

“We have put a plan in place to get him ready for the Manikato and I will talk to Pete about whether we need to go back to the Valley on Tuesday or whether we are all good to go.

“The reports were good but I haven’t had a good chance to talk to them about it.”

Taking it one run at a time, Gollan says he hasn’t thought too far past Friday night’s assignment with the trainer keen to ultimately defend his crown in the lucrative Magic Millions Sprint (1200m) come January.

Resuming in the Group 2 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m) down the straight at Flemington, Jonker faded badly after travelling sweetly into the race.

Gollan is keen to try his luck again in Victoria before making any further plans.

“He hasn’t raced at Moonee Valley before, only the one run in Melbourne for him and that was down the straight and that wasn’t pretty,” he said.

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« 2021-Oct-18, 04:52 PM Reply #47 »
REMIER trainer Tony Gollan has consigned Jonker’s luckless last-start run to the history books as he confirms he will head to the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night.

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« 2021-Oct-18, 04:52 PM Reply #48 »
REMIER trainer Tony Gollan has consigned Jonker’s luckless last-start run to the history books as he confirms he will head to the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night.

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« 2021-Nov-19, 06:27 PM Reply #49 »
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INJURY REHAB EXPERT’S ZOUSTYLE SUCCESS


 
Zoustyle, here winning at the Gold Coast, returns to action at Sunshine Coast on Saturday.
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TONY Gollan is leaning on the man credited for getting subsequent Group 1 winner Vega One back to the races when speed machine Zoustyle makes his return at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.

The premier trainer enlisted the help of renowned injury rehab guru Lee Everson in Victoria to get Zoustyle back following a ligament injury last year and says there is no reason he can’t return in winning form in the Listed Swiss Ace Plate (1000m).

Everson was the man to get Vega One back on track following a serious suspensory injury and Gollan said it was a simple process when dealing with him.

“I don’t tell him how to do his job and he doesn’t tell me how to do mine,” Gollan said.

“Whatever recommendations he gives to me with them, I do them and I don’t put any pressure on him to finish with them early – I just say ‘you do what you do’.

“He specialises in rehab and soft-tissue stuff. It is a specialist field and if you’re really good, people are going to spend the money.

“It comes from the trotting background, so heavy sand, swimming and conditioning them without galloping them – he is a deadset master.

“Zoustyle had some bone stuff he was born with which was flaring up on him so he gave that time to settle down but still condition him, it was a two-part recovery.

“He gives me guidelines on what to do when they come back but then after that you don’t train them any different when you get them into work.

“It is like a footy player who is back from rehab, he has had the injury but once the rehab is done, he is back so we’re not nursing them through the injury because Lee has done it.”

It is the latest chapter in the remarkable career of Zoustyle, who has won seven of his 11 starts to date, despite now being a six-year-old.

Gollan said the main advantage of enlisting Everson was the fact it was a fully-healed horse that was returning to the stables.

“The way he sends them back to me is just unreal, the horses I have sent to him have been great,” he said. “Zoustyle looks great, Silvera came back and ran well on the weekend and obviously Vega One came back and won a Group 1.

“Whatever time it takes, it takes and when he sends them back, they are a healed and sound horse.”

While it is impossible to tell until race pressure is applied, Gollan is confident Zoustyle is back to his best following a scintillating barrier trial, followed by a recent jump out, which he won in good time.

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