Please note that there will be no Friday night drinks at the stables this month. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Looking forward to an exciting and rewarding 2014. See you all back at the bar in January.
Quick Lover came from last on the bend to swoop home for a brilliant 3/4 length win. She also provided Jake Toeroek with his 100 career win. Congratulations to all the Connections.
Pistolier and Golden Penny both came 4th. One racing on the speed, the other flying home from last.
Pistolier is racing in good form. He has blinkers off for the first time. Looks a good winning chance again.
Quick Lover sprints well fresh. This looks a suitable race for her. She is amongst our better chances.
Golden Penny is racing in career best form although she has to overcome a wide gate and she's creeping up in the weights. Still expect a big run from her.
Enduro is likely to be saved for the following Saturday.
Pistolier should find the lead from barrier 3 and be hard to beat.
Redeem Bounty should get a good run from barrier 3 and be very competitive.
Typhoon is running over 1533m for the first time. If she gets an easy lead she might take a lot of catching.
Hioctdane should get every chance from barrier 1 and if everything is back on track, be hard to beat.
Our Cavalia in race 1 will be racing in blinkers for the first time. She should go well.
Artful Terra is backing up this week in race 5. She will be ridden back from the outside barrier and will be running on. She always runs an honest race.
Typhoon ran a great race on Saturday. She jumped to the front and lead all the way to win by half a length. Congratulations to all the Connections!
Artful Terra came from mid field to run 2nd by a long neck in a fast closing finish.
Redeem Bounty ran a terrific race. He challenged the leader from the beginning and finished 3rd in a four-way finish by the narrowest of margins.
The results from Flemington weren't as exciting. Both Hioctgdane and Karacatis finished 7th in their respective races.
We have four runners over two states on Melbourne Cup Day.
Golden Penny runs in the Group 3 Lavazza Short Black at Flemington. She has drawn well in barrier 7. It looks a hard race but she's earned her place in the field. With a bit of luck she will be competitive.
Pistolier runs in the Schweppes #flemingtonfling. He's taking on what looks to be a pretty strong field. He will run well and will look a good chance at some stage down the straight.
Desdane runs in a nice race back at Morphettville. Blinkers come off and winkers go on. She should be able to race on the pace and be highly competitive.
Enduro, from barrier 11, will get back early and work into the race. He should be a strong each way chance.
Our Cavalia is backing up after a good trial on Monday. She still has a lot to learn but should go well.
Artful Terra is coming back in distance and is in well at the weights. Blinkers are back on. She should be an each way chance.
Karacatis travels to Flemington to run in the Group 2 Yellowglen Stakes. This looks a very competitive race but with his light weight we rate him a good each way chance.
Article Tom Biddington Sunday Mail 26/10/13
Photo Michael Klein
AS Silversands surprised to score a strong win in the $250,000 Inglis Banner at Moonee Valley, trainer Richard Jolly took a swipe at those who continue to doubt the strength of South Australian racing.
Long seen as the poor cousin to their Victorian counterparts, SA-based horses have been a force right throughout the spring carnival.
A $31 outsider, Silversands' victory is just another example of South Australians punching above their weight.
The Morphettville trainer was happy to go in to bat for his home state.
"Don't underestimate us, we're getting winner after winner," Jolly said afterwards.
Silversands finished third on debut at Morphettville earlier this month and the stable knew she'd taken plenty of improvement from that run.
Article by Tom Biddington - Sunday Mail - 20 October 2013
WHEN Richard Jolly turned up to Morphettville on Saturday, he thought he'd win the Durbridge Stakes. He just picked the wrong horse.
The Adelaide-based trainer pegged high-class sprinter Karacatis as the pick of his two runners, but he underestimated quality mare Golden Penny, who stormed down the outside to claim the Listed event on Saturday.
Punters too thought Karacatis was the one to beat, crunching him in to $1.90 after touching $2.30 while Golden Penny drifted out to $12.
As Karacatis sat just behind the speed, Simon Price had Golden Penny settled nice and quietly towards the tail.
When they entered the straight Golden Penny clearly had more up her sleeve, launching late to beat Just Discreet ($5) by three-quarters of a length with the odds-on favourite a further length and a quarter back in third.
Golden Penny flashed down the outside, from the back of the field, to win the Listed Durbridge Stakes by 3/4 length. We may now send her to Melbourne during the latter stages of the Spring Carnival. Congratulations to all the connections.
Karacatis who finished 3rd in the Durbridge Stakes, will continue on to the Yellowglen Stakes at Flemington on Derby Day.
Pistolier ran a terrific race in race 3 only to be beaten by a whisker in the shadows of the post.
Artful Terra finished 4th in the first race of the day.
Silversands ran 3rd at Morphettville on Saturday. Grey Mustang came 6th. Desdane was scratched and raced at Strathalbyn on the Monday where she ran 4th.
We decided not to scratch Redeem Bounty from Strathalbyn due to a number of scratchings in his race. It proved to be the right decision because he broke his maiden by 3 1/2 lengths.
Congratulations to all the Connections!
Owners and connections who ventured to the stable last night joined together to celebrated Peter Jolly's 70th birthday. With Peter, Helen and the extended family travelling to Singapore on Sunday, last night was the perfect time to get the party going. A big thank you to Julie Miller for providing the chocolate birthday cake and gourmet nibbles.
During the week that this writer was away Richard Jolly Racing continued to seek out success.
Artful Terra travelled to Mindarie-Halidon on Sunday 15th September and took out the Mindarie-Halidon Cup in fine form.
Morphettville on the following Wednesday saw Desdane run 2nd, and both Majestic Moment and Redeem Bounty run 3rd. Shelby Apples ran 6th.
On Saturday Karacatis ran a brilliant race to win the Listed WH Wylie Handicap by nearly 2 lengths. Arjae and Schaduw both came 5th in their respective races. Grey Mustang finished 7th, and Power Button finished 9th.
Congratulations to all the Connections!
One hundred and ten owners and guests attended the annual Richard Jolly Race Day at Morphettville today.
Michael Porter explained that just six weeks into the new season Richard had attended 13 metropolitan and provincial meetings and brought home winners on seven of those occasions, including 3 doubles. On one occasion he had another runner first passed the post but unfortunately she had left her jockey behind. At the time of writing Richard leads the Trainers Premiership with 10 winners.
This year there were no shares in yearlings to spruik. All 13 youngster purchased at the sales had been fully subscribed. Richard announced to the room that he will purchase a yearling specifically for the ladies next year. Ladies, have a think about whether you'd like to be included in this syndicate. It will be a wonderful social event, and hopefully a whole lot more. Gents, here's an opportunity to buy your better half the gift of a life time. More details will be available in the new year.
We had three runners today. Mr Good Cat and Power Button both ran 3rd. Hioctdane ran 8th first up at an unsuitable distance.
What a great day it turned out to be!
Kushadasi came from the last to round them up and win by more than 2 lengths.
Grey Mustang fought the good fight and took the honours after being scratched from his previous two starts due to the state of the track.
Arjae managed to hang on for 2nd after any early battle with the leaders, and Mr Good Cat kept on trying out wide and was rewarded with a 3rd.
Erbawi and Schaduw both came 6th in their respective races, and Azzcool and Artful Terra both came 9th. Shelby Apples was scratched and may get a more suitable run at Balaklava on Wednesday.
Congratulations to all the Connections!
Article by Tom Biddington - Sunday Mail 31 August 2013
MARK down Kushadasi as a horse to watch next campaign.
Richard Jolly's talented three-year-old has a big future if his outstanding last-to-first victory at Morphettville yesterday is anything to go by.
The Adelaide-based trainer knows he's got a smart one on his hands but even with the spring riches looming, he doesn't want to push the envelope too soon. "I did enter him for the Caulfield Guineas and those races but he's just too immature, so he's going to have a break,'' Jolly said.