John Sadler parts with Malua Racing

Important letter from John Sadler. Our position is that Mr. Sommerville and Human League will go with John and the new filly we are proposing to take a share in the new BMRC for the next 2 years will also go with John Sadler.

Our intention is to have 3 horses with John at Aquanita at Caulfield. We have enjoyed our time with Troy Corstens and Malua and believe they have given us a very professional service over the past 2 years. We wish Troy every success for the future.

Bryan Martin

Dear Owner

Following my recent return to training and Troy’s decision to train in his own right we felt it was important to review the future direction of Malua.  Both Troy and I discussed what was in the interests of the owners and horses, as well as the business.

I am keen to continue to train and Troy to establish himself as a trainer and to build the Malua brand.   Troy has offered and I have accepted that he will buy my shares in the company effective June 1st.   From that date I will move to Caulfield and train under the Aquanita banner.   In the interim it will be business as usual as we strive for winners on behalf of you all.

We have discussed the team and recognized as far as possible the interests of your horse, you as an owner and the relationships that have developed over the last three and half years. This has resulted in us collectively making recommendations to you on the training of your horse. The process has been very amicable and co-operative and Troy and I remain close friends.

I am very proud to have been associated with Malua and the friendships I have made with Troy and the staff.  I would like to thank you for your continued support and I look forward to the new challenges ahead.

John Sadler

Roxanne of Sydney running Sandown this Wednesday

Roxanne Of Sydney: She has accepted to run at Sandown this Wednesday, wide barrier but we can’t change that.

Good jockey, keen to ride her. Track is Hillside which is the outer track so plenty of time to run home in the straight.

Track is rated Dead which suits and the rail in the  true position. She has the full 59kg which will make it tough for her, this has been on the schedule for her next run so all good, field follows:



Race 3 – 2:10PM Schweppes Handicap (1700 METRES)
Of $35,000.1st $21,000, 2nd $6,300, 3rd $3,150, 4th $1,575, 5th $875, 6th $420, 7th $420, 8th $420, 9th $420, 10th $420
BenchMark 70, Handicap, Minimum Weight 54kg, Three-Years-Old and Upwards, Fillies and Mares, Apprentices can claim.Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM


No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 106×785392 EMMOOKI’S STAR Nikki Burke 4 60kg 70
2 9×58614234 GRAND ZEE Darren Weir Josh Cartwright (a3) 9 60kg 70
3 5x32118x0 LA AMISTAD Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Stephen Baster 2 59kg 68
4 3142x173x8 ROXANNE OF SYDNEY (NZ) Colin & Cindy Alderson Mark Zahra 11 59kg 68
5 21210×9326 ZAZPARELLA Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney (a2) 6 58kg 66
6 908×622258 DEEMING Robbie Griffiths Harry Coffey (a2) 3 57kg 64
7 4x13x77 LADY TATIA Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 10 56kg 66
8 x854144044 FOREVER TRUE John Honeysett Dean Holland 5 55.5kg 61
9 421×7 LOVE THE ROCK (NZ) Mark Kavanagh Damien Oliver 1 55kg 64
10 1x9x235 SCARLET MORETTA Anthony Freedman Michael Rodd 7 54.5kg 63
11 46190×4 TEAR GAS (NZ) Danny O’Brien Chad Schofield 8 54kg 62

This from trainer Cindy Alderson:

Good Afternoon,

For the reasons previously mentioned the distance suits Roxanne of Sydney far better at Sandown and whilst she has drawn an awkward gate which will necessitate her going back in the field I think that she has a better chance of having a run that will bring her forward more satisfactorily and will be more to her liking if she goes to Sandown on Saturday as opposed to Cranbourne.  The race at Cranbourne on Thursday, whilst it was within her scope was not an easy option and she was going to be pushed to run the mile and it would have taken too much out of her to run the mile first up.  She may also get too keen and take too much out of herself so for those reasons we have opted for the race at Sandown on Saturday.  I think it is a pretty tough option for her and I think that she would be better suited against these mares over 2000m.  If there is enough speed and they run along it suits horses finishing on from back in the field and she certainly could be in this race especially if there is any rain around.  It would be each way at best but if those other options come into play then a better run than that it wouldn’t surprise me at all as she has certainly in good form and gives us every indication that she will run very well at her next start.


Cindy Alderson