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Clever ride delivers winning Spark

Clever ride delivers winning Spark

May 08, 2020

A bold front-running ride from Jarrod Fry was rewarded on Friday and saw Catcha Spark break out of maiden grade at Werribee to the delight of the geldings patient connections. The victory from the four-year-old son of Skilled was the second individual winner from as many ...

Greyworm becomes a Group 3 winner in Hall Mark Stakes

Greyworm becomes a Group 3 winner in Hall Mark Stakes

Apr 18, 2020

ASKED to compete in just one stakes race in 14 starts, Hawkes Racing’s five-year-old Master Of Design gelding Greyworm led home a quartet of Group 1 winners in Saturday’s Group III TAB Hall Mark Stakes (1200m) at Randwick. With Tommy Berry riding the near while gelding ...

Pegasus spreads wings

Pegasus spreads wings

Feb 23, 2020

THE JAV brand was proudly on display for all to see at Sha Tin on Sunday when Wingrove Park graduate Yee Cheong Pegasus (Lohnro x Sparks Fly) was successful in claiming the Shui Cheun Handicap (1200m). The victory is the second in Hong Kong for a Wingrove Park bred galloper, ...

Wingrove Park's son Royal Symphony to stand at Stud

Wingrove Park's son Royal Symphony to stand at Stud

Feb 01, 2020

ROYAL Symphony has delivered breeders Joe & Daira Vella what most in the thoroughbred industry dream about after Claremont Thoroughbreds announced this week the son of Domesday will stand at the Daffey's boutique farm in Balmoral, Victoria.The highly talented five-year-old ...

More Stakes Success for Fiscal Fantasy

More Stakes Success for Fiscal Fantasy

Nov 05, 2019

FISCAL Fantasy (Skilled x Villa Igea) may be small, but she is mighty. The diminutive mare showed her quality when beating her much larger rivals at Ellerslie on Tuesday when taking out the Group III OMF Stakes (2000m).The Frank Ritchie-trained mare was positioned beautifully ...

Greyworm goes back to back at Randwick

Greyworm goes back to back at Randwick

Oct 26, 2019

SHORT-priced favourite Greyworm has scored a dominant wire-to-wire win for the Hawkes Racing team in the Filante Handicap at Randwick.Sent out at $2, the five-year-old grey set the pace and dashed to a 1-1/4 length victory over fast-finishing John Sargent-trained mare ...

Greyworm swims in Sydney slop

Greyworm swims in Sydney slop

Sep 01, 2019

THE old saying is greys love the wet and that was certainly the case at Rosehill on Saturday when Greyworm put his head out for a determined win at Rosehill.Toughing out the Heavy 9 conditions, the Team Hawkes galloper excelled in his first start on rain effected ground and ...

Genetic Magic Strikes in Group 3

Genetic Magic Strikes in Group 3

Apr 05, 2019

CAMBRIDGE galloper Fiscal Fantasy had to call on all her reserves on Friday to take out the Group III Property Brokers Arohanui Hospice Manawatu Breeders' Stakes (2000m) at Awapuni.The Frank Ritchie-trained daughter of Skilled jumped from barrier 12 and settled towards the rear ...

Daira Vella Feature | Ladies In Racing - Spring Edition

Daira Vella Feature | Ladies In Racing - Spring Edition

Sep 19, 2018

Wingrove Park flashed into the tabloids last spring when their ‘unfashionable’ colt Royal Symphony burst onto the racing scene.We caught up with Kerrie-based breeder Daira Vella to find out her story of 21 years in the thoroughbred industry and a certain letter that is ...

Greyworm steps up in town

Greyworm steps up in town

Jul 18, 2018

IT was an easy watch for supporters of the odds-on favourite in the Le Pines Handicap at Sandown on Wednesday, the promising grey always travelling well in front for Ethan Brown - giving a nice kick over the final stages to salute by 1 1/4 lengths.It was win number two from ...

Early bird catches the worm

Early bird catches the worm

Jun 11, 2018

QUEEN'S Birthday was spent in the winners circle for Wingrove Park's Joe & Daira Vella who celebrated an impressive debut win from the Mick Kent trained Greyworm (Master of Design x Miracle Magic).The three-year-old led from barrier to box around the Mornington course and ...

In Fairness, it was a great career!

In Fairness, it was a great career!

May 19, 2018

DUAL metropolitan winner In Fairness will live out his days in retirement at Wingrove Park with connections calling to an end his racing career.The son of Denman ends his 34-start career with over $150,000 in stakes earnings courtesy of six wins and seven placings. Born on ...

Foundation broodmare leaves a lasting legacy

Foundation broodmare leaves a lasting legacy

Feb 12, 2018

JOE & Daira Vella were saddened by the passing of Wingrove Park’s foundation broodmare Dual Spark on February 12.Aged 18, Dual Spark was the first horse the Vella family bred in 1999 and would go on to win four races and over $100,000 in prizemoney. Trained by Robert ...

Heart lies with Magic Millions favourite Jonker

Heart lies with Magic Millions favourite Jonker

Dec 21, 2017

YOU could argue there has been two boom horses of 2017 - so it’s any wonder Wingrove Park are shouting from the rooftops their close ties to Royal Symphony and Jonker as the year comes to a close - with both horses expected to make an even bigger name for themselves in ...

Hometrack specalist lands Bendigo Cup Day spoils

Hometrack specalist lands Bendigo Cup Day spoils

Nov 01, 2017

HOME track specialist Flying Spark has continued Bendigo trainer Shane Fliedner’s remarkable run of success on his local cup day. The five-year-old mare proved too slick for his five rivals in the 1000m benchmark 71 handicap on Wednesday.It was the fifth time in the last ...

Symphony stamps his authority at Headquarters

Symphony stamps his authority at Headquarters

Sep 16, 2017

ROYAL Symphony sent an ominous warning to his rivals when he returned to Flemington for the first time this spring and kept his winning streak in tact when saluting in the Listed $120,000 Exford Plate (1400m).His fourth victory was most arguably the three-year-old son of ...

Successful 24 hours sparks the new season into action

Successful 24 hours sparks the new season into action

Sep 01, 2017

WINGROVE Park opened their account for the season with a successful 24-hours last week courtesy of homebred thoroughbreds More Spark and Flying Spark.Domesday mare More Spark made her first start on the polytrack a winning one, when she rised to the mile last Thursday at ...

Commands attention ending season with two straight wins

Commands attention ending season with two straight wins

Jul 31, 2017

THEY say never underestimate a mare in form. After taking 20 race starts to register her maiden win, Her Command traveled to Mildura on Monday in career best form and subsequently made it two wins on end.Connections can lay claim to winning the final race of the 2016/17 ...

Her Command shows her authority at Geelong

Her Command shows her authority at Geelong

Jul 11, 2017

IN racing patience is often rewarded and on Tuesday at Geelong, connections of Her Command were compensated with a deserving victory in the $20,000 No Fuss Event Hire F&M Maiden Plate (1300m).As her name would suggest, the well bred Commands mare, took 20 starts to get the ...

Symphony on song for Caulfield Guineas assault

Symphony on song for Caulfield Guineas assault

Jul 08, 2017

THE unbeaten run of Domesday colt Royal Symphony extended into black-type success at Flemington on Saturday, when the colt joined an honor roll of five stakes winners bred by Wingrove Park, with a devastating triumph in the Listed $120,000 Taj Rossi Series Final (1600m).The ...

Symphony makes plenty of noise at Flemington

Symphony makes plenty of noise at Flemington

Jun 24, 2017

A STARTLING performance from Royal Symphony marked a landmark 15 metropolitan winners bred from Wingrove Park, after an explosive effort from the son of Domesday to win Saturday’s $100,000 Gippsland Region Handicap (1400m) at Flemington.The Tony McEvoy trained colt kept his ...

Royal Symphony in tune for startling debut win

Royal Symphony in tune for startling debut win

May 25, 2017

WINGROVE Park bred colt Royal Symphony was the horse on everyone’s lips on Thursday night after Tony McEvoy’s galloper turned heads with a 3¼ length debut win in the $25,000 Racing.com 2YO Maiden Plate (1200m) at Racing.com Park – Pakenham.The son of Domesday was ...

In Fairness clocks sixth win at Cranbourne sesquicentennial

In Fairness clocks sixth win at Cranbourne sesquicentennial

Apr 21, 2017

FRONT-RUNNING son of Denman, In Fairness, proved he’s just as effective on rain-affected ground when saluting in the feature $50,000 150th Anniversary Handicap (1400m) at Cranbourne on Friday night.While the Cranbourne Turf Club were celebrating 150 years of racing at the ...

Miss Octette sends out 2016 in style on New Year's Eve!

Miss Octette sends out 2016 in style on New Year's Eve!

Jan 05, 2017

OCTAGONAL mare Miss Octette rounded out 2016 on a winning note, with a deserving New Year’s Eve maiden victory at Echuca in the $20,000 De Bortoli Wines Maiden Plate (1600m).The five-year-olds triumph took the studs tally to nine victories for 2016 – with six of these coming ...