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.
Hay Bale has pulled up from his 3rd place at Moruya very well. He has been eating up and is moving freely around the track in the mornings. We are planning on nominating him for the Class 3 1010m at Moruya on the 18th of August. The nominations will be released on Tuesday.
Hay Bale will have his first start for our stable when he races on Tuesday at Moruya in the Class 3 over 1010m (Race 2 at 1:35pm). Patrick Scorse will be riding him from barrier 2 carrying 61.5kg.
Hay Bale is primed for a good first up performance following two jumpouts and a barrier trial and his track gallops have been very good (video above is his gallop from Tuesday morning). We think Hay Bale is a good top three chance and the weight should not be an issue as he has successfully carried weight before.
Hay Bale has come through his barrier trial on Monday brilliantly. He is feeling so well and he is now ready to race. He galloped this morning (video above) and he is on track to race on the 6th of August at Moruya.
Hay Bale and Jeddah Aheadah had a solid gallop together this morning on the course proper (video above). They worked home the final two furlongs in:
Both horses are heading to Goulburn on Monday (Jeddah to race and Hay Bale to trial).
Hay Bale had an impressive jumpout at Moruya this morning (he is in the yellow colours in the video above).
The 800m jumpout was run in 46.78 seconds, with the final 600m in 33.77 seconds.
Hay Bale finished off well and was hardly blowing at all when he returned to the stalls.
Hay Bale has really come on from his jumpout and he is much more switched on. His gallops have improved and he is heading towards his second jumpout on the 9th of July.
The video above is his gallop on Friday with Airfree. They worked from the 1000m mark in the following sectionals:
17.08, 15.50, 14.19, 11.83, 11.10
Click above for video update on Hay Bale
Hay Bale had his first jumpout of the prep this morning at Moruya. Unfortunately due to a scratching, there were only two horses in the heat but he performed well and it gave him a good gallop. He jumped well and lengthened out in the straight to finish off strongly. The video is above and the helmet camera video is below.
We will see how he pulls up from today and decide if he needs another jumpout or if he can go straight to the races.
Click above for video update on Hay Bale
Hay Bale is now in his fourth week of training and he has started 1/2 pace on the grass. He had his first trip to the river last week (click below for video). He was a little apprehensive stepping into the water but he was happy wading along with his friends.
He will start some 3/4 pace next week.
Last week we welcomed a lovely new horse into the stable called Hay Bale. He is a very well performed gelding from Victoria who was previously trained by Robbie Griffiths.
He has settled in to his work wonderfully and is quickly becoming a stable favourite thanks to his relaxed attitude and friendly nature.