At the end of the month we'll sadly say goodbye to one of our long serving employees. Chris Shepherdson, who has been with us since he left school 9 years ago, is moving on to greener pastures, and a change of life style.
We're sorry to see you go Chris. You're welcome back any time.
Chris with Very Discreet at Flemington
Power Button and Down The Middle grabbed a terrific double for the stable at Gawler yesterday. They both seemed to enjoy the heavy track.
Let's hope the success continues this Saturday. We have seven runners with lots of chances, so we're hoping for a good day.
We didn't have much luck at the races on Saturday but it was interesting.
Karacatis snuck into 4th place in the Group 1 Goodwood. He defied the course bias on the day to make ground on the inside. Everyone had their fingers crossed that he'd squeezed in for 3rd, but it wasn't to be.
Karacatis faces a tough task under the set weights and penalties of the Goodwood but it is hard to fault his lead-up form.
Hioctdane drew barrier 15 of 15 in the Group 1 SA Derby. Jockey Paul Gatt went back early and settled last on the fence. Hearts were thumping as he started his run at the 600m mark. He kept to the inside and charged home to claim 2nd.
Happy Owners in the Winners Bar
What an exciting day at the races it turned out to be. Hioctdane did us proud with an outstanding win in the Group 3 Chairman's Veolia Stakes.
PROMISING stayer Hioctdane stormed into contention for the South Australian Derby with a commanding win at Morphettville on Saturday.
by Tom Biddington - The Advertiser 28 April 2013
Richard Jolly's talented three-year-old is now the leading local hope for this weekend's Group 1 after destroying his rivals in the traditional leadup, the Group 3 Chairman's Veolia Stakes.
Typhoon winning at Morphettville 13 April 2013
Richard Jolly Racing is looking forward to an exciting Oaks Day on Saturday. We have accepted with 4 horses, and 3 will be competing at black Type level.
Hioctdane will run in the Group 3 Chairman's Veolia Stakes over 2000m. He is progressing very well this preparation and will enjoy the step up in distance.
Karacatis will run in the Group 3 DC McKay Stakes over 1100m. He continues to race very well with two wins and a second from 3 starts this preparation.
Typhoon will run in the Listed Express Colour Dequetteville Stakes over 1100. She is progressing well and continues to impress.
Mr Lowndes will run in the Channel 7 Handicap. He ran a slashing race first up last start to come 2nd, and continues to improve.
We hope it's a great day and good luck to all involved.