Hay Bale

Hay Bale

Please click above for Hay Bale’s video update.

Hay Bale

Please click above for Hay Bale’s video update.

Hay Bale

Please click above for Hay Bale’s video update.

Hay Bale

Hay Bale is back at the stables and had his first canter this morning. He is moving great and hasn’t put on too much weight. He looks relaxed and rested after his short break in the paddock and will be ready to start pace work again in a couple of weeks.

Hay Bale

Hay Bale has been working well since his run in the Moruya Cup and will step up to 1600m for the first time at Sapphire Coast on Sunday in the $80K Bega Cup. The nominations will be out tomorrow and fields published on Thursday morning. Hopefully he gets a favourable barrier to press forward and take up a good position.

Hay Bale

Hay Bale is all ready to challenge for the Moruya Cup on Monday (Race 7 at 4:40pm). He had his final gallop on Tuesday (video above). Shaun Guymer will be riding him from barrier 11, carrying 57kg. The barrier is not ideal as he likes to go forward, but he has been jumping well and should still be able to take up a forward position.

His racing and work in the recent months has been the best he has done since joining our stables and we think he has a great chance on Monday.

Hay Bale

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Hay Bale

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Hay Bale

Hay Bale has come to hand much quicker than expected after his short paddock break so he had a jumpout at Moruya this morning. He is in the lead the whole way in the video above. He travelled along beautifully and was strong to the line without being asked. He pulled up good and was moving well this afternoon.

We are planning to race him at Kembla Grange on the 14th of November and then onto the Open races at Moruya over the Summer.

Hay Bale

Hay Bale started galloping this week and he will be ready to jumpout next Wednesday 21st of October.

Hay Bale

Hay Bale returned from the paddock much fitter than expected and started pace work again yesterday. He is in excellent condition, looks amazing and is moving freely. We couldn’t be happier with him and he should be ready for a jumpout in a fortnight. Click above for video update.

Hay Bale

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.