Mega D’Oro wins Balnarring Cup

Mega D’Oro won the Balnarring Cup in Quilly Park colours on Australia Day over 1,600m. He led the field of 10 all the way and won by half a length from Riley’s Rocket. It was a milestone achievement for trainers Clay Beasy and his grandfather Carlo Vidotto, made all the more exceptional by Clay riding the winner. Clay and I […] Continue Reading

Back to back wins at Woolamai for Mystyko

Mystyko won at Woolamai on Saturday, January 20th over 1,008m under apprentice Sophie Logan. Success at Woolamai earlier this month makes it back to back wins for our home-bred Plan the Peace gelding by Sakhee’s Secret. Trainer Trevor Rogers was delighted with his performance and said, ‘So far our picnic campaign plans have been successful. ‘Mystyko has gained a lot […] Continue Reading

Mystyko starts picnic campaign with a win

Mystyko began his picnic racing campaign with a win at Woolamai on Sunday, January 7th. Quilly Park’s home-bred Sakhee’s Secret gelding returned from a recent campaign in Queensland at the end of last year. Trainer Trevor Rogers plans to use the Victorian picnic circuit to prepare the gelding for the next step of his professional career. Rogers said, ‘We’re off […] Continue Reading

Quilly Park partner with Yea Racing Club

Quilly Park are delighted to have entered into partnership with Yea Racing Club for the 2017-18 season. Our association with the Victorian Picnic Racing club began during the 2016-17 season. We had such a good experience we have decided to consolidate our relationship and sponsor this season’s leading trainer and jockey awards. Quilly Park, Yea Racing Club and Yea St […] 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 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

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

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

From Yea to Cheltenham: A jump-start for Roustoby

Three years ago Adam Roustoby moved to Victoria from Tasmania with his wife Anita Bell to give himself a real crack at getting his jumps licence. Adam figured that the Victorian picnics would be a great place to chalk up some valuable race riding experience on the flat before trialling over jumps. Anita trained in Tasmania and now rides regularly on […] Continue Reading

Multi-talented Ben found his calling early

As a child Ben Sporle would ride his bike around Bendigo’s streets calling phantom races to the amusement of his friends and family. By 14 he had called his first greyhound trials at Bendigo. Ben’s family have a long-standing association with racing; his dad trained greyhounds, owned racehorses and used to call the odd race. Ben began calling the greyhound […] Continue Reading