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Man did he let down at Caulfield!

Man did he let down at Caulfield!

May 11, 2013

PRIMITIVE Man was the horse on everyone’s lips at Caulfield on Saturday, after a barnstorming finish saw the Shane Fliedner trained galloper come from last to take out the $80,000 Arthur Gauci Handicap (1200m). Having drawn the outside alley first-up from a spell, Primitive ...

He's the Man to follow into the New Year

He's the Man to follow into the New Year

Dec 14, 2012

THE Bendigo racecourse is renowned for producing emerging racetrack talent. Only a month ago Miss Softhands came through the maiden ranks at the course to follow on with a win at Caulfield, subsequently finishing fifth in that race was Primitive Man a victor at last Friday’s ...

Sparks Alight is the best Sprinter in town!

Sparks Alight is the best Sprinter in town!

Sep 01, 2012

AS a result of her performances throughout the 2011/2012 season it was with great honour Wingrove Park accepted the award of the Sprinter of the Year - with thanks to Evolve Accounting Solutions at the Bendigo Trainers Association Racing Awards evening on September ...

Farewell to Sparks Burn - 'Neil'

Farewell to Sparks Burn - 'Neil'

May 19, 2012

LAST Saturday was a tough one for Joseph and Daira Vella of Wingrove Park and the Fliedner stable, who tragically lost their talented galloper Sparks Burn at Flemington.The three-year-old son of Niello suffered a fracture to the off-fore fetlock at the 200-metre mark and was ...

Wingrove galloper sparkles in Golden Bracelet

Wingrove galloper sparkles in Golden Bracelet

Mar 17, 2012

SHANE Fliedner produced one of his career training highlights on Saturday, when in front of a bumper local crowd his popular mare Sparks Alight saluted in the inaugural $90,000 Catanach’s Jeweller Golden Bracelet (1400m). The Rakti mare who is bred and part-owned by Joe and ...

Sparks Burn excels on home turf

Sparks Burn excels on home turf

Mar 04, 2012

LESS than 48 hours after Friday night’s victory, Fliedner put the saddle on Sparks Alight’s half brother Sparks Burn in the $15,000 V Line Country Racing Packages 0-62 Handicap (1400m) at Bendigo. Punters were confident the three-year-old son of Niello could record his ...

Sparks knock-out victory under lights!

Sparks knock-out victory under lights!

Mar 02, 2012

SHANE Fliedner would have walked away smiling after Friday night's victory when the consistent Sparks Alight broke through for her first metropolitan victory.  The mares fourth career victory was served up in the $50,000 1300VICTUS-O2T Handicap (1200m). The apprentice ...

Warrnambool favourite a maiden no more

Warrnambool favourite a maiden no more

Dec 10, 2011

WINGROVE Park bred galloper Insiders Favourite made it a family affair at the Wimmera’s Stawell racecourse on Saturday when she saluted for popular Warrnambool trainer Anne McGrath in partnership with her nephew, 22-year-old Josh Julius. Julius is the son of former Kiwi and ...

This Spark is well and truly alight

This Spark is well and truly alight

Oct 15, 2011

SHANE Fliedner and Wingrove Park kept a solid partnership intact at Bendigo’s beach party meeting last Saturday, when Sparks Alight saluted in devastating fashion. Solid form lines held up in the Bendigo Cartridge World 0-68 Handicap (1300m) after two placings in strong-form ...

Sparks Alight loves a fight!

Sparks Alight loves a fight!

Sep 11, 2011

IT was a case of ‘ironing out the creases’ according to Wingrove Park’s Joseph Vella, which reunited Sparks Alight with the winners stall at Bendigo’s Taste of Spring Meeting last weekend. Astute punters would have been grinning when $10 was put on offer for the Rakti ...

Burning ambition recognised

Burning ambition recognised

Sep 10, 2011

THE Bendigo Trainers Association Awards evening conducted at the Bendigo Jockey Club's - Silks Function Centre on Saturday, September 10 recognised Wingrove Park's owned and bred Sparks Burn as the 'Bendigo Advertiser Two-Year-Old of the Year'. The son of Niello lined up on ...

Wingrove Park launch with MiStable!

Wingrove Park launch with MiStable!

Jul 04, 2011

WINGROVE Park is excited and proud to launch our new interactive site for owners and clients who continue to support our farm and operation. With several divisions under the "Wingrove Park Pty.Ltd" banner it is important to showcase our objective to become a progressive ...

Esprit heads overseas

Esprit heads overseas

Jun 02, 2011

CEO of Wingrove Park Joe Vella this week announced that Naturalist gelding Win Esprit, had been sold to Hong Kong interests. Win Esprit who was formerly trained by Shane Fliedner at Bendigo, scored first-up at Bendigo's "Nursery of Champions" on April 26, in what was just his ...

Win for Win Esprit

Win for Win Esprit

Apr 26, 2011

RACING at Bendigo on April 26 threw up a surprise for local trainer Shane Fliedner and owners Joe and Daira Vella when lightly raced galloper Win Esprit broke through as a maiden in a Country Showcase 0-68 event over 1300 metres. The rank outsider ($18) upset stablemate ...

Black-type for Sparks Burn!

Black-type for Sparks Burn!

Mar 18, 2011

WINGROVE Park was pleased to produce another black-type runner on Friday night, when two-year-old Sparks Burn finished third in the Listed St.Albans Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley. The Niello gelding, trained at Bendigo by Shane Fliedner put in a courages effort to earn him ...

Debut win burns punters

Debut win burns punters

Mar 04, 2011

CHATSWOOD Stud stallion Niello (Octagonal - Shadea by Straight Strike) earned his first two-year-old winner for the season when Sparks Burn (Niello - Dual Spark by Spartacus) won on debut on Friday at Bendigo.Sparks Burn was Niellos third juvenile runner for the season but the ...

Joining the social network

Joining the social network

Mar 03, 2011

WINGROVE Park have recently joined the world of Facebook!  We plan to utilise this space to inform clients and followers with the latest happenings around the farm - from racing results to horse movements. We also plan to upload the latest photographs of our horses ...

Sparks set alight at Bendigo

Sparks set alight at Bendigo

Dec 09, 2010

WINGROVE Park unveiled their next star of the turf at Bendigo Racecourse - the Nursery of Champions - on Thursday 9 December with three-year-old filly Sparks Alight (Rakti-Dual Spark) impressing with a fighting win in the $15,000 Melbourne Football Club Coterie Maiden Plate over ...