Hay Bale is racing at Warwick Farm on Wednesday. The video above is his final gallop on Saturday. He is in Race 6 at 4:20pm and Shaun Guymer will ride him from barrier 9. We are really pleased with how he has come through his last run. His Winter coat is nearly completely out and he looks strong and is feeling good.
Hay Bale is stepping up to 1435m at Moruya on Sunday (Race 7 at 4:45pm). Shaun Guymer is riding him again and he has barrier 8.
His benchmark went up 10 points following his win at the last Moruya meeting so he is restricted to running in the Open races in the country now, making this a good time to try him at the further distance. He likes racing at Moruya and the field is not overly strong so we are looking forward to seeing if he can run it out and bring home the cup.
Hay Bale was moving great this morning at trackwork following his win on Tuesday. Click above for video of his canter this morning.
Hay Bale is racing at Canberra on Friday in the BM65 1000m (race 8 at 4:35pm). He continues to work well at home and showed some improvement last race start. He has 61kg and Jeff Penza takes the ride.
The video below is his gallop on Tuesday (he is on the outside).
Hay Bale has pulled up good from his race at Goulburn. He is eating well and is relaxed in his trackwork. We are planning to enter him in the BM65 over 1000m at Canberra on the 24th of July.
Hay Bale couldn’t have galloped any better in his sprint up this morning. He is on the inside in the video above. He was hard held and full of running.
We have changed a lot things we are doing with Hay Bale since his disappointing last race to try to get him back to his best. He has moved yards to be next to horses he really likes and to have more room to move around. We have changed his feed, added more trail rides and river days to his work and shortened up his gallops. He does seem to be happier and he is doing his physio exercises much more freely.
We know Hay Bale can still gallop really well, we just need to see him do it on race day. He is entered to race in the 1000m at Goulburn on Friday.
Hay Bale had a strong performance at the jumpouts this morning. He missed out on his planned jumpout last fortnight so we gave him a solid hit out today and he found the line really well. The video is below. He ran the fastest time of the morning.
We are planning on racing him in the Federal at Canberra on the 19th of June.
Hay Bale is jumping out this Thursday. His gallops last week were good and the jumpout will give us a gauge on his fitness. There is a race for him at Canberra on the 19th of June if he performs well on Thursday.
Hay Bale is really starting to build his fitness now and he is ready to have a jumpout on the 20th of May. Click above for video update.
Please click above for video update on Hay Bale.
Hay Bale has settled back into track work great and is building up his fitness cantering each morning. Click above for video update.
Hay Bale continues to work well since returning to the stables. He is aiming to race at Kembla Grange on Saturday 8th of February over 1000m. The camera caught him mid-yawn in the photo above, he must have had a big morning.
Hay Bale has shown really good improvement from the jumpout last week and his gallop this morning with Pauper was excellent work (video above). He will race on Sunday at Moruya in the Christmas Flying over 1010m and we think he is back to himself heading into this race.
Living Doll and Hay Bale jumped out together at Moruya this morning. Living Doll is leading and Hay Bale is 2nd in the video above.
Living Doll had a good hit out and she will race in the Open 1010m race at Moruya on the 22nd of December.
Hay Bale was a bit flat in the finish but he hasn’t raced for 8 weeks so this jumpout will help to sharpen him up before he runs in the same race at Moruya.
The 800m heat was run in 47.41 seconds, with the final 600m in 33.68 seconds.
Hay Bale is having a jumpout next Tuesday as he prepares to resume racing on the 22nd at Moruya. His gallops have been improving since his short freshen up. He is the second horse in the gallop video above and he was gaining quickly on his training partner in front as they hit the line.
Hay Bale has returned to work after his short freshen up and he is working well. He is moving good in his trackwork and he is fresh and happy around the stables. We are aiming to race him in the open sprint races over the summer at Moruya and Sapphire Coast starting with the Christmas Flying at Moruya on the 22nd of December.
Hay Bale is nominated to race at Kembla Grange on Saturday. Click above for a video update on Hay Bale’s progress heading towards the race.
The fields will be published tomorrow morning.
Hay Bale has pulled up very well from his race at Warwick Farm. He wasn’t really able to gallop to his full potential, striking no luck in the run, and he is very fresh again already. He will aim to race in the Federal at Canberra on the 20th of September over 1200m.
Hay Bale has come through his victory at Moruya on Sunday brilliantly. He has been fresh at trackwork and eating everything so we have nominated him for Warwick Farm on Wednesday 28th August.
Hay Bale had his final gallop on Tuesday morning before he races again (video above). He is entered to race on Sunday at Moruya in the Class 3 over 1010m.
He has been very full of himself since his first race and is fit and well heading into Sunday.