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« Last post by westie on 25 minutes ago »
Monday: Quirindi
Racing Talk / RIP Noely Doyle
« Last post by PoisonPen7 on 3 hours ago »
On AAP they have Stylish Century winning a Doomben Maiden on the 30th November 1988 ridden by Steve Sharman but no trainer is listed.

Unfortunately they haven't matched up a trainers DB with the older racing records (would be a cow of a job).

He was trained by Fred Mitchell at some point. As gunbower points out he was with Bart Cummings. I'm thinking he may have also gone to David Hayes at some point.

I remember some things said about the owner at the time and maybe even there was a related court case  :shrug:

Regardless Stylish Century was one of the more exciting horses I've seen.

I was out at Randwick the day he won the Champion Stks. He had previously run as a 3yo in the George Main and was beaten 2.2 by Vo Rogue..

They then took him to Melbourne and was dropped back to 1600m in the Guineas and was a bit of a flop.

Then for the lead up race they got into the Cox Plate as a roughie. Went within an ace of knocking over Almaraad who was one of the best imports ever.

Then won the Vic Derby and then let's not stop there - ran 21st of 23rd in Tawriffic's Melbourne Cup.

Ran 2nd in the AJC Derby next year then form was less consistent when he hit a red hot bunch of older horses as a 4yo. Just looking through the names of the winners/2nds in the form results you see horses like Super Impose, Vo Rogue, Almaraad, Dr Grace, Empire Rose, Zabeel, Better Loosen Up, Rough Habit, Sydeston, Redelva, Planet Ruler, Joanne, Let's Elope and Kinjite - seems pretty unbelievable that we had all those horses running around at the same time. 
Racing Talk / PROTEST!
« Last post by nemisis on 3 hours ago »
You would almost bet your last dollar that Peter didn't even watch the Warrnambool Cup. :no:

There is absolutely no excuse for that type of riding , wouldn't matter how much money is on.
Racing with all of it's silly cliches i.e...."riding for luck".....if you are well back on the rail, a whole lot of luck will indeed be needed.

Wouldn't matter what sport you are in, having something charge into you from the side is bloody dangerous.
Racing Talk / PROTEST!
« Last post by wily ole dog on 3 hours ago »
20 weeks  :lol:

Oh Peter, wrong again
Other States / Adelaide Racing Selections
« Last post by nemisis on 2021-May-08, 08:44 PM  »
I'm looking forward to the SA Derby.....looks to have the most depth of any of the Derbies.

I was very keen on Liquero originally,  but going through the field I'll be backing 3 horses.
Liquero by Fiorente ex Galileo mare, Deepstrike by Tavistock ex Zabeel mare and even Miletus by Olympic Glory ex Montjeu mare, all appeal.
Liquero looks to have strong stayer written all over him.
Deepstrike looked really impressive when asked for something at Sandown, never got a crack last start and while it could just be the price that appeals with Miletus, I hope they let him run along a bit......nothing like last start.

I do see a real staying test tomorrow......just need an even track......might be a couple of light showers around.
Good to see people taking their staying bred mares to staying stallions.
Well I did get my horses up on the pace as I hoped but no result.
Miletus was resenting something the whole race and looked awful pulling up.
Liqueuro was too bad to be true......has pulled up lame in the will be a real tragedy if he has injured a tendon.

What can you say other than well done to Vic's leading trainers?......their horses sure are very strong. :shrug:
Racing Talk / RIP Noely Doyle
« Last post by gunbower on 2021-May-08, 07:55 PM  »
Yes Magic : pretty sure Stylish Century may have started with Noel .Sadly the owner wanted to train the trainer as well So a very good horse went through multiple trainers  including the best (J B Cummings ) before the owner : a fellow called "Monaghan" took over himself. Noel would have forgotten more about horses than that chap knew. Safe to assume the other trainer I mentioned also had him well covered.
Other States / Adelaide Racing Selections
« Last post by winner on 2021-May-08, 05:25 PM  »
Yeah just watched the stewards film got knocked back a couple of times in the running. I think they rode him too conservatively should have pressed forward at the start but itís easy to say after the event. Was finishing as well as anything in the race but deserved to as he didnít travel as far as the winner. The apprentice will learn a lot from that ride. Hopefully comes back fit and well next preparation.
Other States / Adelaide Racing Selections
« Last post by fours on 2021-May-08, 05:21 PM  »

Got shuffled back by as many lengths as it was away from the winner of the race....

the dangers of being on the fence...
Other States / Adelaide Racing Selections
« Last post by winner on 2021-May-08, 04:11 PM  »
The winner was impressive not sure what happened to royal mile hardly spotted him in the race. Gave the place getters a lesson last time out. Hopefully the horse is ok.
Racing Talk / PROTEST!
« Last post by Gintara on 2021-May-08, 03:26 PM  »
20 meetings Pete (20 meetings, 3 metropolitan, 17 provincial) meetings not weeks.  :bulb: