Bern & J’Star at Flemington


J’Star Wins at Bairnsdale


J’ Star you beauty …………… Congrats to all …….

Finally she nearly did everything right and we saw the effects of that with an impressive win. Dan said she was a tad tardy out of the gates ,but settled reasonably well off a good speed ,the when he asked he she really let down the way we hoped she would. Dan said the win was actually pretty soft in the end and she should win better races going forward with more improvement.

Leon was all smiles as we had endured a bit of heartache with her because she isn’t the easiest filly to train ,but we saw a glimpse of her raw talent today. We won’t get too carried away as it was a fairly weak field but hopefully gain some confidence to set her up for some more joy.

As long as she pulls up well we will look for a race  in the next fortnight and hopefully go back to back !

– Brad Spicer

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Audio Report from Brad Spicer:

Introducing Sebring x Rosie’s Choice Colt

Nice colt from the Sydney Easter Sale purchased by Lee Freedman: By Sebring from Rosie’s Reward very flashy chestnut with white markings, we have footage and photos for you from the sales, and will send out more as he is broken in. Lee liked him on type and ignored the pedigree which is ok, he thought he would have to go higher but got the colt for 75K, the colt is in the next batch to be broken-in at Markdel.

Sebring was a top class two-year-old  that won five of his six race starts. After winning the AJC Breeders Plate in his spring debut, he had wins in the Golden Slipper and AJC Sires Produce Stakes and second place, defeated by a nose, in the AJC Champagne Stakes.

Rosie’s Reward is a bay mare sired by Reset out of Star of Pyrmont, foaled on the 29th September 2006 in Australia. Trained by Adam Duggan, Rosie’s Reward’s career racing results are 22 starts, 7 wins, 2 seconds, 1 third for $228,280 in prize money.

He will be trained by Lee & Anthony Freedman.  We hope he will make another exciting addition to our syndicates!




Introducing TRIPLE GOLD

This guy is a 4 year old by Teofilo, a star European two year old, Group One winner in the UK and Ireland, 5 starts 5 wins, son of the legend Galileo from a Danehill mare. He retired through injury and has already sired the Irish Derby winner, Group one winners in France and the Irish St. Leger winner. He is a Darley stallion who shuttles from Ireland to the Hunter Valley in Australia he is having great success at stud, he is the sire of Kermadec, Palatino, Happy Clapper and others. The good judges rate him one of the world’s finest.

Now to Triple Gold: He is a beauty! Was purchased by Peter Moody for 90K at the Melbourne Premier and raced by his wife and others, Moody has and is selling up his bloodstock and a friend, Mark Pilkington, did a lot of home work on this horse and purchased him for 70K recently. The horse has had 14 starts for 1 win and 6 placings.His last run was mid December 2015 in Adelaide, he pulled up lame in the off fore leg and went to the paddock .This horse is an out and out stayer, he settles well back near the tail in his races and has a long run and can sustain his finish to the line. We have included his maiden win at Bendigo and his 2 near misses in the city, at Caulfield he was a good thing beaten after almost falling at the 300m. the Flemington run was outstanding as he came from last at the turn to finish hard out wide beaten a nose.

Triple Gold ran 6th in the SA Derby behind the outstanding WA filly Delicacy, 2nd was Werther from NZ 4th Magicool. Magicool and Werther then ran 1-2 in the Group One in Queensland in June 2015. Werther was then sold to HK. Since going to HK he has won the Derby over there and last Sunday beat some of the world’s best in the QE Cup one of the country’s richest, won in a canter and now rates one of the best in the world. Where does that put Triple Gold?  Not sure, he was around 4L behind Werther and Magicool at 3 years. In the SA Derby Triple Gold reared in the gates and became cast, cleared to run he ran well but came back with blood from his mouth, he was cleared but it would not have helped him. He is rated a bench mark 65 horse, his last run in SA was a bench mark 82. Have a good look at him on the video, he is lean and every bit a stayer, stands over 16 hands, has a good alert eye and head, he reminds me so much of the good old NZ staying type, no fuss horse. He is 4 with very few miles on the clock, the breed get better with age and he is ideal for our syndicates. He has had 4 weeks pre-training and is in full work now. I love the staying horse as there are many options and the horse is Vobis qualified, I reckon we have done ok here with our 10% purchase. He had been given to Caulfield trainer Andrew Noblet, a young guy making his mark and he is well worth supporting, very obliging loves the syndicates and will welcome us anytime at his Caulfield stable.

As Big Kev would say” I’m excited”



Florida Flo Video Update

The latest on Florida Flo from Brad Spicer up at Darren Weir’s Forest Lodge stables in Ballarat:


J’Star Jump Out

Florida Flo Trial 10/3/16

Florida Flo (FLO) (Sebring/Easy Tee [USA]):
Was given a 900m jumpout down the back straight on the course proper at Ballarat on Thursday morning.

Ridden by John Allen, she settled back off the speed before peeling out and working home well to the line. We were pleased with her efforts and she is now ready to head off to the races, with an option being the 3YO Maiden over 1100m at Tatura on March 20. We will be in touch to confirm if she will contest this race.

You may view the trial below – John is in the fluorescent yellow colours.

Kind Regards,
Forest Lodge Racing Pty Ltd
Darren Weir Racing Stables

Golden Spin Post-Race Report

Golden Spin ran 9th today in his debut but I would not be too disappointed. He got a good way in the 2nd half of the field
and was cramped for galloping room, wasn’t too happy in between horses.
He was luckless in the straight and when clear very late he hit the line hard. Rider gave a good report as did Lee Freedman.

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Medaglia D’Oro Audio Report

Latest Voice report from trainer Lee Freedman on the progress of Medaglia D’Oro x Turnstiles:

Litosa Joy Video

Here is some video of Joy before and after track work yesterday. It was too dark to film the run, but caught up with the jockey and Cindy to hear how she went.