A strong win for Mystyko at the Sunshine Coast

Mystyko won at the Sunshine Coast over 1,200m yesterday by a length and three quarters from a field of 12. It was his first race since arriving in Queensland just a few weeks ago. Trainer, Trevor Rogers said, ‘Mystyko raced well, his sectionals in the last 400 and 200 were the best of the day for the same type of horse which looks great […] Continue Reading

Birdsville: Our adventure in the iconic Outback town

In the second part of our All Roads to Birdsville blog, we take you through our extended stay in the Outback town. When we woke on our first morning in Birdsville, we were blissfully unaware that some of the most testing times were yet to come for Team Quilly Park. Day Four – Birdsville and Simpson Desert Party Wednesday, August […] Continue Reading

Birdsville: Our teambuilding trip of a lifetime

Team Quilly Park were the first to sign up to Sharon Chapman’s All Roads to Birdsville as an extreme team building exercise. Here we give our account of the highs and the lows of our journey and our time in iconic Birdsville. Day One – Quilly Park to Peterborough Sunday, August 28th In the early hours of Sunday morning the […] Continue Reading

It’s All Roads to Birdsville for Team Quilly Park 

When Sharon Lee Chapman approached us with her plans to attract a convoy of teams to take to the Birdsville Track bound for the iconic Birdsville races, we gave it some serious thought. It occurred to us that we were being presented with the opportunity to take part in an extreme form of team building exercise.Pretty much overnight we made […] Continue Reading

Celebrating the stars of the 2015-16 Picnic season

The Victorian Picnic Racing Awards celebrates the stars of the 2015-16 season and gives the picnic racing community a chance to let their hair down in the off season. Photos courtesy of PicnicBet.com. 2015/16 Picnic Horse of the Year won by Freshwater Reset trained by Kevin Carrolan.   2015/16 Leading Rider – Picnic Jockey of the Year won by Reece Goodwin. […] Continue Reading

A busy month for the Quilly Park team

It’s been a busy month for the team and our horses at Quilly Park. Goodbye to our first Champion! Richard Anderson said a fond goodbye to Immortal Fire (feature photo) but was philosophical about the sale, “We purchased Harvey from Jason Cunningham and he bought him back after we accepted his offer. Everything is for sale at the right price and we’re open […] Continue Reading

Thrilling finale puts Picnic racing centre stage

Richard Anderson was delighted to present the trophy for the Quilly Park Victorian Picnic 15/16 Grand Final to such a fantastic picnic racing family. Pirolo, trained by Leighton Colgrave, ridden by son in law Grant Seccombe and co-owned by Leighton’s brother was a popular winner of the Picnic Finale. The photo above shows Leighton Colgrove with Grant and Naomi Seccombe accepting the […] Continue Reading

Our Perfectly Ready x Plan The Peace colt sells well at Inglis

Quilly Park had a great result at Inglis’ VOBIS Gold Sale, selling our Perfectly Ready x Plan The Peace colt for $48,000. Thank you to Ian and Di Pankhurst of Ballarto Lodge for doing such a magnificent job preparing our horse for the Sale. We wish his new owners the best of luck and are very much looking forward to […] Continue Reading

Passion for Woolamai spans generations of Carmichaels

Robert Carmichael has been involved with Woolamai Picnic Race Club since the day he arrived home from boarding school in the 60s armed with his newly attained tractor driving licence and was asked by his dad to ‘go down to cut the track.’ Robert remembers the big, steel cables that were originally used as running rails. They were cast-off cables […] Continue Reading

‘You never know what’s around the corner’: Interview with Adam Bodey

Adam Bodey’s return to the saddle for the Quilly Park Balnarring Cup on Onya Keithy was a crowd-pleaser and a significant moment on a personal level for the jockey. The picnics’ legend who chalked up 14 consecutive jockey premiership wins has also been training horses for over 10 years clocking up some great results in the combined roles of trainer […] Continue Reading