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A big Monday at Moruya


The Moruya Jockey Club season wraps up today and we have a team of 8 runners starting. We are in the running for the Trainer Premiership and the Horse of the Year title with Malachi Crunch so we are hoping for a big day.

To view the stable’s comments on each of our runners check out the Late Mail video

Best of luck to all our horses and owners and Go The Crunch!

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Dream Fields Retires


We were terribly disappointed to learn this week that Dream Fields will be retired from racing. He is a lovely horse that showed a lot of promise but he has injured his fetlock and will no longer be able to race. He will be rehomed through the Racing NSW Team Thoroughbred program and we wish him a happy life at his new home.

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Airfree’s back!


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Our pocket rocket, Airfree, kicked off her prep with a victory at Nowra on Friday. In testing conditions on a Heavy 10 track, she was ridden to perfection by Jess Taylor and took out the Class 3 1200m by over a length.

She has pulled up well from the hard run and went to the river on Saturday morning to help with her recovery. Because the conditions were so tough, we are planning on giving her a few weeks before her next start. She will most likely head to Canberra on the 26th of July and then on to Sydney to try and get a metropolitan win.

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Happy retirement Millijule!


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The time has unfortunately come to retire our amazing 7 year old mare Millijule from racing. She has been an incredible gift to our stable, winning 5 races in the past 3 years and bringing a lot of joy to her owners.

We have never had a horse who loves to run as much as Millijule and she was still racing at the top of her game, winning first up and placing 2nd this prep. She unfortunately has damaged her suspensory ligament and it is no longer safe to race her. She will go to the breeding barn and hopefully pass on her toughness and love for racing to her foals.

We will miss her amazing spirit and the way that being a fit, powerful racehorse gave her so much joie de vivre. Happy retirement Millie!

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Moruya Races


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Depreciation

Our stable pony, Depreciation aka Shamus, came through with a 3rd placing at Moruya on Friday in a tough day of racing. Shamus was ridden by new local apprentice, Amy McLucas, who rode him extremely well to finish only half a length off the winner. Our other runner in the race, Georgian Court, finished in 4th position after being posted wide throughout the race.

Malachi Crunch lugged 62kg to be beaten 1.2 lengths and finish 5th over 1010m. He was ridden perfectly by Robbie Brewer but the weight just dampened his sprint in the final 50m.

The final Moruya meeting for the season will be run on the 15th of July and we plan to have a large group of runners.

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New Arrivals


We had a big day at the Inglis Great Southern Sale in Melbourne last week, picking up three new horses.

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No Emotion

No Emotion is a 3 year old Helmet gelding who has raced 10 times in Victoria for 2 wins.

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Instruments

Instruments is a 3 year old Pierro filly who is a Maiden that gets over ground.

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Gossip

Gossip is a three year old Written Tycoon filly who has run a few placings in Victoria.

All three horses have settled into their new home well. No Emotion and Gossip were in work when they were purchased so we hope to have them at the races with a month.

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Jeddah wins at Goulburn


Jeddah Aheadah relished the wet conditions at Goulburn on Friday, winning the 2100m by nearly 3 lengths. She was given the perfect ride by Robbie Brewer and was pulling away from the field as she crossed the line.

Jeddah has been incredibly consistent since joining our stable, having 6 starts for 2 wins and 3 placings.

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Jeddah gets up at Canberra


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Jeddah Aheadah wins at Canberra 8/05/19

After running three placings since arriving at our stables, Jeddah Aheadah won over 2000m at Canberra. She has been so close to victory a number of times, it was wonderful to see her hit the front. Jeddah has really taken to the Moruya lifestyle and is holding her body weight and performing consistently well with her change of environment.

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Heavenly Thunder strikes at Bega


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Heavenly Thunder wins at Bega 5/05/19

After recording two narrow 2nd placings, Heavenly Thunder broke through for a win at her third start for our stable. She has been ultra consistent since arriving at Thorotek and she showed her incredible toughness with this win.

Her usual racing style is to find cover and sprint home but at Bega she took charge of her rider and went out in front way too hard. She looked completely finished on the turn but fought back and ended up winning by over a length.

Judy in Disguise also ran an impressive race. She had significant trouble taking the turn, racing clockwise for the first time, but she balanced up and flew home in the straight. She looks to be an exciting horse going forward.

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The Crunch wins at Moruya


Malachi Crunch continued his unbelievable record at Moruya with another victory. He now has 6 wins to his name, 5 of which are at Moruya. He is always in the last race when he starts at Moruya and he is becoming a crowd favourite, bailing out the punters before they go home with his storming finish down the outside fence.

Brock Ryan returned to the saddle for this win and he did an exceptional job from barrier 1 to place Malachi in a winning position in the straight.

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Winning Double at Moruya


It was a brilliant day at Moruya races with a winning double, two 2nds and a 3rd for the Thorotek racing Team.

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Dream Fields wins at Moruya 9/04/19

Dream Fields gave his new owners an instant reward, winning his first race since joining our stable and claiming a BOBS bonus in the process.

Millijule also claimed victory, winning first up for the very first time in her career. Millijule is now seven years old and still loves racing more than any other horse in the stable.

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Millijule wins at Moruya 9/04/19

It was a day of close finishes, with another three victories thwarted by less than a length.

Jeddah Aheadah finished 3rd, beaten only 0.7 lengths, Heavenly Thunder finished 2nd beaten only 0.1 lengths and Pauper finished 2nd beaten half a length.

 

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Shamus & Maddy win at Crookwell


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The Thorotek team had a great day at the Crookwell Picnic Races racing the stable pony Depreciation aka Shamus.

Shamus is owned by the team at Thorotek and our trackrider, Maddy Wright, who is leading the Picnic Jockey premiership by a country mile, rode him to victory. Maddy couldn’t resist going up for a salute when she looked over and saw all of the Shamus supporters cheering on the fence and it made for a great winning photo.

Shamus retired from racing in March 2018 to perform pony duties for the stable. He was working so good, he returned to racing on Melbourne Cup Day and has been in the best form of his life since.

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Bega Winning Double


It was a winning double for our Epona Park and Gallivant Racing owned runners at Sapphire Coast on Friday when Joan Constance and Lincoln Cash Man both claimed victory.

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Joan Constance

Joan was dominant, winning by over 3 lengths and never looking challenged with Jess Taylor aboard. Joan went to stud last year but returned to training after failing to go in foal. She has been stronger and healthier since her long break and from her trackwork, we were confident she would run well.

Lincoln Cash Man took a big step towards returning to his old form when he fought off the second place horse to win his race. He showed real determination to kick again when challenged for the lead and was driven to the line by Pat Scorse.

Lincoln’s first three starts for our stable last year yielded a win and two seconds so we hope with the confidence boost of this victory, he can string a few good runs together.

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Lincoln Cash Man
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Arrivals and Farewells


We welcomed a new horse to the stables this week when Shrug arrived from the Snowden yard. Shrug is a two year old Written Tycoon filly that has raced twice so far in her career. She is a lovely sweet natured filly and has settled into her new home very well.

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Shrug

We were very disappointed to learn this week that Ollie the Third will need to have a long spell after injuring his suspensory. Ollie’s last start at Nowra showed good improvement and his trackwork gallops were really coming along well.

Ollie’s owner has decided to retire him from racing and he will go to Recycled Racehorses to be retrained and rehomed.

Recycled Racehorses is a program run by Chynna Marston (from Sky Channel) and she does an incredible job looking after so many retired racehorses and finding them homes as riding horses. Ollie is very lucky to be going to Chynna and he will probably go on to a career in eventing or show jumping.

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Airfree goes close at Randwick


Airfree ran a gusty race and was only narrowly beaten in the Highway Handicap at Randwick on Saturday. It was her first time racing over 1600m and she was only beaten 0.2 lengths.

She was ridden by Kathy O’Hara, who gave her a great ride and every chance to show what a pocket rocket she is.

It has been excellent to see Airfree learn how to settle in her racing and it allows her to race over the middle distances now and be very competitive.

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Comings and goings


This fortnight we welcomed Pinch Passion to the stables. He is a lovely Denman gelding who has been racing in Queensland and has amassed over $110,000 in prize money in his career. He is in full work and will have his first start for our stable at Kembla Grange on the 5th of March.

We also said farewell to The Amazing Tahlia this week. Tahlia showed huge improvement in her run at Canberra on the 22nd of February to finish 2nd. She has been sold and left for her new home in Darwin this week. She should be very successful racing the NT since the tracks suit sprinters who like to lead. Good luck Tahlia!

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Resort wins at Rosehill


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Resort claimed his first Metropolitan victory at Rosehill on Wednesday. He had the perfect ride by Jess Taylor and he proved he can run out a strong 2400m.

It was a great thrill for all his owners and everyone at Thorotek as it was also the first city winner for our stable.

Resort has been an incredible find. He was purchased for only $18,000 in November on the Inglis Online Auction. In his 6 starts for us, he has won a country cup at Bega and a mid-week Sydney race and collected over $47,000 for his new owners.

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New Arrivals


We welcomed three lovely new horses over the past fortnight:

Joan Constance was in training with us over the 2018 Winter before going to stud. She did not go in foal so she has returned to training and she looks better than ever. She had six weeks of pre-training before travelling to Moruya so she can start pace work straight away.

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Joan Constance last prep

Jeddah Aheadah is a Class 1 Pierro mare with good Victorian form. She has come to us with only two weeks pre-training so we will be starting off her fast work in about a week. She is a beautiful grey mare and is very sweet to work with.

Pinch River is a very exciting horse to have the opportunity to train. He won at Listed level in Queensland and is returning to training after a year off with hoof problems. He is a powerful looking Denman gelding and he has slotted back into training life brilliantly.

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Resort wins at Bega


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Resort finished our weekend at the two-day Bega Carnival with victory in the Sapphire Coast Cup.

Pat Scorse gave him a brilliant ride, letting two tear-away leaders go and rating him perfectly. In the end he won by nearly 3 lengths in front of a big group of excited owners.

Resort has been struggling to jump well from the gates but he got away beautifully on Sunday and it made his job so much easier, not giving the field a big head start.

Georgian Court and Sarzana had good place runs over the weekend and overall, the team performed very well.

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The boys are back in town


We were delighted to welcome back Ollie the Third and Lincoln Cash Man to our Moruya stables this week. Both boys won races at Sapphire Coast for us in 2018 and we are looking forward to successful preps.

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Lincoln Cash Man

They arrived with 3 year old Sizzling filly “Molosso Mimosso” who is unraced and joins us from Epona Park in Victoria to begin her racing career.

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Ollie the Third