Author: Thorotek

No Emotion

No Emotion has come through his race last Friday well and did some pace work this morning. He ran a good race from the wide gate and was one of only a few horses to finish off strong on the day Link to race replay

An audio report from his jockey is below:

He is a little hard to place over the next few weeks but we will nominate him for the BM60 1300m at Canberra on the 25th and if that is not suitable, there is a BM66 1600m at Goulburn on the 3rd of November for country only horses.



Resort had a gallop this morning on the course proper and he worked home well (video above). We will nominate him for Kembla Grange on the 17th.


Pauper has pulled up great from his maiden victory on Friday. He has been full of beans and eating everything since his race and he did some pacework this morning (video below):

We couldn’t be happier with his performance on Friday and the way he worked to the finish line makes us very excited for his prep going forward. Link to race replay

An audio report from his jockey is below:

We will aim to race Pauper again at Nowra on the 20th in the Class 1 over 1200m.

The race photos are available on the Bradley Photos website including some great shots of his happy owners accepting the trophy. Congratulations to all of Pauper’s connections!



Icksta is back at the stables and has resumed trackwork (video below)

He looks like he has grown during his break and we think the spell has been really good for his development. He will do at least three weeks slow work before he starts any pace work.

Chairman's Choice

Chairman’s Choice has pulled up okay from his race at Moruya on Friday. We was a bit stiff on Monday at trackwork but has since come good and is back to himself again. From the wide gate, Shaun gave him a dig out of the gates to find a position but it caused him to over race a bit and left him flat in his sprint when he hit the straight.  Link to race replay

An audio report from his jockey is below:

We will aim to race him again at Canberra on the 25th over 2000m.


We welcomed new horse “Abundance” this past week to the stables. He comes from Victoria with one victory to his name. He has settled in very well and is a lovely boy to ride on the track (video below).

He came to us from the spelling paddock so he will do at least three weeks slow work before starting some pace work.

Boom and Zoom

Boom and Zoom has gone to the paddock for a few weeks following her run at Moruya on Friday. She had a messy race, jumping awkwardly and racing with her head in the air for the first half of the race. She received a bump around the turn and wasn’t able to finish off after such a torrid run. Link to race replay

An audio report from her jockey is below:

She has settled into the paddock well and zooms around like a lunatic at feed time. We will see how she is in three weeks and assess if she needs longer or can return to the stables.

The Brothers War filly

“Opal” had her first Moruya jumpout this morning. She loaded into the gates perfectly and stood up well. She was a little slow away but that will only take a couple more practices to get up to speed. She travelled very nicely throughout and finished off strong.

All her gallops since arriving have been good and today she performed with the added pressure of jumping out of the barriers. She is a very nice filly and should be ready for a trial later this month.

Stable News

The Crunch Retires

Malachi Crunch enjoying his new paddock life

Yesterday, Malachi Crunch left the Thorotek stables for the final time. After 50 starts and six wins, Archie will now have a long break in the paddock before starting his new career as a show horse.

Malachi Crunch won more races than any other single horse we have trained and he capped off his career by winning Moruya Jockey Club Horse of the Year 2018/19. The circumstances in which Archie came to our stables make him all the more special and we couldn’t be prouder of the racehorse he turned into for his owners Dan and Melissa.

Happy retirement Archie!


Skilshine had a much improved jumpout this week (jockey in yellow in video above) and is now ready to have her first barrier trial. She will be nominated to trial at Moruya on the 4th of October.

Train the Brave


Train the Brave has pulled up fine from his tough run at Moruya on the Heavy track. We plan to race him again at either Goulburn on the 8th of October or Canberra on the 11th. He continues to train on well and really enjoyed his trip to the river this week (photo above).


Pauper has come through his barrier trial great and is now ready to head back to the races on Friday at Moruya. He will run in the 1000m Maiden.

His gallop on Thursday morning was very good and he went to the river for the first time on Friday for a recovery session. He is striding out in front in the video below.

He looks strong and healthy and we are looking forward to seeing him back at the races.



Icksta is nearly ready to come back into work and will return to the stables next weekend. He has been having a great time in the paddock, putting on weight and filling out into his frame.


Gossip is ready to make her return at Moruya on Friday in the BM58 1200m. She had a good gallop with No Emotion on Friday and we are looking forward to having her back at the races.

Below is a short video update and a video of her at the river this week (she is at the back).


Chairman's Choice

Chairman’s Choice has settled in great over the past few weeks and is ready for his first NSW start on Friday at Moruya in the Batemans Bay Cup over 1650m.

His track gallops have been very good and he has out worked each mate he has been put with since he arrived. We are looking forward to seeing what he can do on raceday.

He has a great temperament and is very relaxed. The video below is his first time on the bush trail.


Boom and Zoom

Boom and Zoom has been training on well since her second place run at Moruya. She is nominated to race on Friday in the 1200m Maiden at Moruya.

She is a tough filly who has now had six starts in her first preparation but keeps eating and working well.


Airfree has three weeks to go of her spell before she is allowed to return to the stables. She is very well in the paddock and is really enjoying her break. We are looking forward to having her back in work.