Duck Gold is racing tomorrow at the Non-TAB meeting at Sapphire Coast. She is in the 900m maiden because she had a short freshen up since her most recent race. Over the short trip, she will just jump and run, especially with Amy McLucas’ 2kg claim.
Click above for Duck Gold’s video update.
Click above for Duck Gold’s video update
Duck Gold is racing at Moruya on Sunday in the Maiden over 1020m. Kayla Nisbet is riding her and she has barrier 6. She was quite green in her last start so we are looking for her to improve her confidence around the other horses.
Duck Gold has been keen in her pace work and is working towards a jumpout on the 17th of June. She has been away from the races for over 12 months so she will need to barrier trial as well before she can race again. We will aim to trial her at Moruya on the 26th.
Duck Gold had her first jumpout for the prep this morning at Moruya. She can be slow to load into the gates but she was quite good this morning and had a nice performance. She is in the yellow with grey cap on the fence in the video above.
The 800m jumpout was run in 49.44 seconds with the final 600m in 35.81 seconds.
Duck Gold is now in her 5th week of training and is ready to start some 3/4 pace. She has been going well and is about a month off jumping out.
Duck Gold is now in week two of training and she is cantering each morning to build up her fitness. She has settled back into the stables well and will be ready to start some 1/2 pace in one more week.
Duck Gold returns to the stables at the beginning of next week to resume training. She has been in the paddock for 4 weeks and we are looking forward to having her back in work.
Pinch Passion and Duck Gold had a short hit out on Tuesday morning on the B grass, working from the 800m mark (click above for video).
Duck Gold had her second jumpout for the prep this morning at Moruya. She loaded much faster than previous attempts and was able to get amongst the other horses for the first time.
She finished off very well and is now ready to trial to be passed to start racing. Assuming she recovers well from her jumpout over the next few days, she will trial at Moruya on the 9th of April.
Duck Gold had a jumpout at Moruya this morning (click above for video). She was hesitant to load into the gates, as usual, but was good waiting to jump. She jumped very quickly and waited for another runner so they could work around together.
She will have anther jumpout in a fortnight, to try to learn to load quicker and then off to the trials to be cleared to race.
Duck Gold is coming along great and is ready to have a jumpout next Tuesday at Moruya. She is really switched on this prep and is galloping well.
Duck Gold has done two track gallops this time in and she is working very well. She was due to jumpout on Tuesday but she had a bad reaction to some insect bites last week so we will delay her jumpout a fortnight to the 12th of March.
Duck Gold started some 1/2 pace this week and continues to build her fitness and work towards her first barrier trial.
Take a look at the wonderful bush trail we have access to for our horses’ relaxation days in the video above. Filmed on a Cambox helmet camera, onboard Duck Gold and following Georgian Court, as they wind their way through the trees.
Duck Gold returned to the stables this week and has done a couple of days of slow work. She has grown so much over the last six months and is really turning into a nice horse.
She will be aiming to do her barrier trial this prep and possibly have her first race start.