A second win at Sunshine Coast for Ad Finem

Ad Finem (Fastnet Rock x Quilly Park’s Avienus) won his second race, a handicap over 1,400m on Sunday October 15th at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club. The race was unusual in that no one wanted to take the lead so the pace was incredibly slow. Playing back the video you’ll hear the commentator saying ‘They are walking in front here’ […] Continue Reading

Laughing Heir clocks up third win at Geelong

Quilly Park-bred gelding Laughing Heir clocked up a third win at Geelong on October 4th over 1540m. After Tasmania trainer Paul Maher decided to campaign him in Victoria, the Street Boss x Pedigree Pays gelding is now trained by Mornington-based Kelvin Southey. ‘He’s very promising, I think he’ll go a long way once he learns his craft a bit more.’ […] Continue Reading

Second win for QP-bred Laughing Heir

Quilly Park-bred Laughing Heir won for the second time at Benalla on September 4th over 1106m. The Street Boss x Pedigree Pays gelding is trained by Tasmania-based Paul Maher. Laughing Heir has now had 3 starts for 2 wins and will only improve with more racing. After being slow away and getting back to last with the big weight of […] Continue Reading

QP bred Laughing Heir wins at Launceston first time out

Laughing Heir won first time out over 1200m at Launceston yesterday from a 14-strong field. The Street Boss x Pedigree Pays gelding was bred at Quilly Park. ‘When we bought Laughing Heir 12 months ago, our client took him on knowing that he’d take a bit of time. He was difficult to start with but once he started to understand what was […] Continue Reading

Avienus’ colt Ad Finem wins first time out

Ad Finem won his first race, a three-year-old maiden over 1,000m first time out on Sunday November 6th at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club. His time of 57.9 was just shy of the class record of 57.77 held by Bearskin who has chalked up two further wins since then. Ad Finem is by Fastnet Rock out of Quilly Park’s Group winning […] Continue Reading

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

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

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

A natural born trainer: Rebecca Waymouth interview

Horses have been part of Rebecca Waymouth’s life since she was born and many of her close and extended family are part of Victoria’s racing community. The Waymouth family have kept horses at their Boneo stables on the Mornington Peninsula for 18 years after moving there from Balnarring. Rebecca started training as a hobby when she was 19 years old […] Continue Reading

Interview with Premiership winner Courtney Pace

Bendigo-based jockey Courtney Pace, 26, reigning Victorian Picnic Jockey of the Year was in great spirits when we interviewed her and has some good advice for aspiring jockeys. How long have you been riding? Dad’s a trainer so I’ve been around horses all of my life, riding as long as I can remember and doing track work since I was […] Continue Reading