News - Archive

2017

Race a fabulous filly by the AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION 2YO - STAR WITNESS

In our stable at present we are thrilled to have the very talented Star Witness filly out of the quality producer, SHANTHA’S GIRL. 

Rarely does an Opportunity quite like this come about

The AL MAHER – MUSCATELS colt is not only extremely affordable, he will also be trained by the best trainer of AL MAHER progeny 

Racing Royalty: Exceed And Excel – The King of the Kids

In Australia, Exceed and Excel has been widely accepted as the champion sire of two-year-old's 

Octavia de Ferranti

Six months in this stable have become almost a rite of passage for all those trying to make it in the racing world.  

Inglis Easter Sale Review

The unprecedented results of the Inglis' Easter Yearling Sale prove that Australian Racing is in rude health. 

What's to Come

The lead up to Easter is always a busy time for the racing industry. For the countries trainers, the Autumn Carnival is at the forefront of their minds.  

Stare Breaks her Maiden at Seymour

STARE (Commands/Pleasant Change) was making her Victorian debut when she was presented third up at Seymour 06/02/17.  

2016

A Success!

It was a successful weekend for the stables with three winners and only 2.2 lengths in the way of another three wins.  

The Hardest Treble of All

What is harder… winning a Melbourne Cup or winning three undercard races on Melbourne Cup day?  

What A Day!!

What a terrific day for the GWR & ABR team on Melbourne Cup day with five winners & two nail biting seconds across NSW & VIC. 

Fabrizio in the Best Form of his Career

Fabrizio was at his best again on Saturday. 

An Opportunity not to be Missed

“This colt has a great shoulder, a strong hind end with real athleticism. He is the image of his illustrious father.” 

The Metropolitan

The Metropolitan is a magnificent race; it has been a great race for 150 years and it is the race where Gai Waterhouse has enjoyed the most success.  

0.2 Lengths

In 1865 the Epsom Handicap, the famous spring mile was run in Sydney for the first time.  

Remember Manhattan Rain?

A lot of horses are technically ‘well bred’ and one stallion currently at stud in Australia who is brilliantly bred as Manhattan Rain. 

The Ultimate Thoroughbred

In Warwick Hobson’s legendary book Racing’s All-Time Greats, Hobson lists Carbine as the best thoroughbred Australia has ever seen. Hobson was not wrong!  

A regally-bred individual with astounding presence

While analysing the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale catalogue, one particular pedigree brought a smile to my face. 

Rob Waterhouse and the jigsaw puzzle that is New Zealand form

Rob Waterhouse spends countless hours per week looking through form. Generally the results of this study is for all to see at the races on the board which Rob stands next to  

Thank You

It is the little that make all the difference sometimes and I was so pleased Ted Oatey enjoyed his gift for his 99th birthday. What a great age, a true gentleman. 

The Golden Rose

The Golden Rose Stakes has changed the face of the Sydney Spring Carnival. It is the richest race of the Sydney Spring. 

Chasing That Black-Type

Owned by the It’s All About The Girls racing syndicate, Global Glamour (Star Witness x Spectacula) is indeed a filly on the rise.  

Amazing for Some…

How many sons of High Chaparral win first up over 1200m with 61.5kg? Not many surely! The sons and daughters of High Chaparral generally get better with more racing and distance.  

More More Than Ready Than Any Other

More Than Ready has certainly had a pronounced impact on Australian racing and on the career of Gai Waterhouse. 

The Great three-year-olds

With El Divino about to make his spring debut it is the perfect time to have a look back at two of the best horses to ever come out of Tulloch Lodge.  

The Slipper That Keeps on Giving

Despite being 13 years ago, the 2004 Golden Slipper is the Slipper that keeps on giving, with my primary 2 year old Triple Crown hero Dance Hero victorious.  

Port Fairy 2016

A Real Standout

A stand out for me at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale was an elegant Charge Forward filly. 

Do The Numbers Add Up?

Of course every horse that Gai trains starts its career with the hope of Black-Type glory and a great percentage, in-fact a bigger percentage than any other stable make it to these races.  

One in Four

Strike rate is one of the most important stats any trainer has to keep up with.  

On The Back-up

Last Wednesday, the ever improving Lonhro gelding Multitude (Lonhro x My Lady's Chamber) was narrowly beaten after winning a race the previous Sunday at Hawkesbury. 

From Party Spoiler to the Most Underrated Sire in the Land…

On a nice autumn day in 2005, a colt from Newcastle named Stratum spoiled the Gai Waterhouse Golden Slipper party. 

This is One for the Classics

“This colt has an abundance of presence, well built with real athleticism when he parades. He has the pedigree and the looks, a real classic type of individual.” 

$900,000

$900,000 is the amount of money awarded for 2nd place in the Melbourne Cup. 

Neil Paine’s Mongolian Adventure

Getting to the racecourse in Mongolia, I was very surprised in how much had been done in so little time. 

The Power to Sing

Thronum, in some form of Latin translation gives someone or something an inflection to sing!  

The Gai Waterhouse Racing Hall of Fame

From 1992 until the time of the introduction of this Hall of Fame (Mid-2016) Gai has trained 134 Group 1 winners. 

Three Derby Wins

In a 42 day period in 1957, Tulloch won three Derby’s. Three! 

The Clock Does Not Lie

On 7 March 2015 at Royal Randwick, the super colt Vancouver (Medaglia D'oro x Skates) won the Todman Stakes over 1200m.  

The Ever Improving… Stallion

In the 2012 / 2013 season, Sebring sired 16 individual winners that won a total of 23 races and in turn these 16 horses pocketed in total $1.3 million dollars. 

The Best of Redoute’s Choice

Gai has trained exactly 100 winners by Redoute’s Choice that have come from 39 individual winners. 

Immortality on Both Sides of the Family Tree

At the 2016 Gold Coast Magic Millions sales, a Snitzel filly out of a Dehere mare named Fashion Rocks was knocked down to Gai for $400,000. 

Another High Chap winner for Gai

Leading into Sunday’s meeting at Hawkesbury, Gai was already the leading trainer of High Chaparral’s in the history of the breed.  

These Sebring’s Rarely Miss

On Sunday we will be unveiling this magnificent colt by the great Sebring…  

Vancouver Retires

Vancouver (Medaglia D'oro x Skates) is on his way to stud having run his last race.  

Master of the High Chap’s

Gai Waterhouse is by far the greatest trainer in the history of the High Chaparral breed.  

84 Days

Between 27 February and today (25 May), which is 84 days in total, Gai has trained 13 individual two-year-olds to victory. 

All-Aged Stakes Form Holds Up

What do champions from the past have in common with modern day stars? 

Domination of the Breed… well breeds!

Gai Waterhouse has enjoyed success with many different stallions over the years; however it is with the best of the sires, that Gai perhaps has excelled the most. 

A Real Show Stopper - Emma Pearce

Eight years ago, almost to the day, a group of eight owners retired their dual Listed winning New Zealand mare and put her through the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale. 

That Flashing Red Light

Unfortunately the Real Saga filly Sylpheed (Real Saga x Domitilla) was defeated by about half a length in the Listed Queen Adelaide Stakes on Saturday. 

A Safe Bet - By Emma Pearce

A daughter of Fastnet Rock, out of a Group 2 winning 2 year old who went on to become a Group 1 winner. It's the safest bet in racing. 

Australia is Big

Australia has a surface area of just under 8 million square kilometres.  

A Straight Line to Antarctica

On Tuesday, Gai will be arriving in Port Fairy for the three day annual Warrnambool racing carnival.  

Yet Another Alister Simpson Masterpiece

Art and racing go hand in hand 

The Sepoy Infantry Advances

Gai Waterhouse Racing is delighted to have purchased a Sepoy filly out of the beautifully related mare Tropicana Girl 

16 Years and Counting

On two occasions during this 17 year streak, Gai has trained just 1 Group 1 winner over the Sydney autumn as was the case this season. 

The All-Aged Stakes

Last year the All-Aged Stakes was arguably the best race of the year. Horse of the Year Dissident. 

Improvement

Many more horses get better at three than they were at two, than the other way around. 

Who will be the Queen of the Turf in 2016?

Gai Waterhouse has won the last two editions of the Group 1 Queen of the Turf Stakes. 

Grand at this time of Year

Grand Armee (Hennessy x Tambour) was sold at the Inglis Easter sale in the year 2000 for just $150,000. 

A Well Named Race

The T.J. Smith Stakes is the best WFA sprint race in Australia and the man whom it is named after certainly deserves a race of this quality in his honour. 

A Quaddie of Doncaster Wins 29.3.16

The Doncaster might be the hardest race in Australia to win. Gai is the most successful trainer in the 150 year history of the great race.  

Ten Years Apart

Today we are going to have a look at the great Doncaster Handicap wins of More Joyous in 2012 and Sunline in 2002.  

Under the Fig Tree

William Inglis & Son have been selling horses since 1867 all over Australia. 

They’re all good

The ATC has been running a competition of late trying to judge what to date has been the best win in the 60 year history of the Golden Slipper.  

The Stayers 1st Up

As we saw with Excess Knowledge on Saturday in the Ajax Stakes, stayers can really run well 1st up over seemingly unsuitable trips. 

The Todman Stakes

Sometimes our biggest races in Australia are named after racing administrators from the 20th century that we know very little about like Mackinnon or Turnbull.  

The Canberra Cup

The champion gelding Super Impose won the Canberra Cup, his next start he won the Cox Plate! 

7 March 2015

Gai is never one to favour looking back. But in this instance, we do have to scroll back through the records. 

How on earth did we survive growing up?!

Sometimes when Gai Waterhouse is a guest speaker at a function, the Lady Trainer will tell a story about her time at school.  

Zeb’s Top Five

Hello everyone. It is Zeb Armstrong here. Often I am asked what I believe to be the greatest horse to ever run in Australia.  

The Offer

The Sydney Cup in 2014 was a revamped and very exciting event. 

Kissed and Made Up?

Gai and Singo celebrate their first win together since they kissed and made up with a win at Canterbury Park yesterday. 

He Went South and Conquered

Northern Conqueror repays the faith and makes a winning debut. 

Nobody does it Better Part 2

Yesterday Claudia Miller on this very forum posed the question to the masses as to ‘why wouldn’t you want Gai to train your son or daughter of Al Maher?’ 

Nobody Does it Better than Gai!

Al Nader's (Al Maher/Nawadder) brilliant win today at Warwick Farm is further proof of Gai's impeccable results with Al Maher's offspring. 

We must be Patient with the Fillies

Gai is famous for getting the two-year-old colts up and running early, winning the Breeders’ Plate and then winning the Golden Slipper.  

Tulloch and the 1957 Caulfield Cup

There is more hype than there has been over the last ten years in regards to New Zealand bloodstock.    

North or South

On 5 March this year the 1600m Randwick Guineas will be run and won at Randwick in Sydney NSW.  

One Classic Colt

There is nothing more prestigious than winning one of ‘the Classics’. 

They are all different

Two-year-old filly Texas Gem is drawing worldwide attention for more reasons than her recent impressive debut at Remington Park. 

Supply And Demand

After two narrow defeats at his first two starts, the outstanding gelding Supply And Demand (Sebring x Demanding) finally broke through for his maiden win on Saturday at Kembla Grange. 

Ipswich and Gai Waterhouse

Ipswich is a town of just under half a million people located about halfway between where Bernborough was born (near Toowoomba) and the Doomben racecourse. 

Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca was a Spanish explorer of the New World who was most famous for surviving the Narváez expedition in the early 16th century.  

2015

A Gai Waterhouse Christmas Quiz

Welcome to the 1st annual Gai Waterhouse Christmas quiz.  

Protecting the Chicks

All I can say is that I hope Reynard the fox does not read my blog!  

Signs that say a lot

Bonkers in Honkers

While away in Hong Kong enjoying what was an absolutely brilliant race meeting, my eyes were never too far from what was happening at home in Sydney. 

The Stayers

Early on in the Australian racing industry the best stayers were by imported English and Irish stallions.  

Batman is from New Zealand

New Zealand and the New Zealand breed of horses are really coming to the fore at the minute.  

Port Fairy - One of Gai’s favourite holiday / racing destinations.

The 21st of December 1929 was a Saturday like any other in Australian history in the quite Western Victorian town of Port Fairy.  

The Ultimate Gear Change

As we speak, Lankan Rupee is the poster child for the ultimate gear change - the gelding of a colt or entire. 

Lightning by Name Lightning by Nature

High Chaparral x D.J. Lightning was hand chosen by Gai and her team for all of these reasons. 

Win a Magic Experience for Two!

Sky Racing are offering a once in a lifetime trip to the Jeep 2016 Magic Millions.  

Show A Star is a Star

Rarely do horses carry 60.5kg, jump from barrier 13 of 14, absorb pressure for 1580m of a 1600m race and still win. 

The Land of the Long Lean Colt

What do Carbine, Phar Lap, Might And Power and Rising Fast all have in common? 

Man Of Distinction loves Kembla

Man of Distinction has always been a talented gelding and he indeed seems to love the track at Kembla Grange. 

Pommery Champagne - A Gai tick of approval

Gai only gives her unconditional tick of approval to the best of the best.  

Magic Millions Riches

In the entire history of the Magic Millions sales and races, there has never been a greater patron than Gai Waterhouse.  

2016 Melbourne Cup

Gai Waterhouse is already thinking the 2016. Melbourne Cup.  

Fiorente

The humble author of this very article was standing no more than two feet from Gai when she saw Fiorente for the first time in October 2012.  

Nothin’ Leica Three-Year-Old Staying Colt

During the spring of his three-year-old season, Nothin’ Leica Dane really turned back the clock to a previous era.  

Echo Prince: Trackwork form comes to the party

Trackwork is not everything. Some great horses don’t like being woken up early & having to put their best foot forward for no prize money. 

The Best Caulfield Cup wins of the 20th Century

On Caulfield Cup eve, please enjoy this top five list that counts down the greatest wins (20th century) of the iconic 2400m handicap, the Caulfield Cup.  

Al Maher: The Definition of Sanity

Time and time again the racing fraternity underestimates the consistency and the brilliance of Al Maher as a stallion. 

One Breathtaking Run

Hampton Court is no longer at Tulloch Lodge, but is now starting his stud career at Spendthrift Farm in Victoria. 

Tipping Horses is Easy – Sixty Years Later!

Perhaps the 10 best horses of the 20th century were, in no order, Phar Lap, Bernborough, Tulloch, Redcraze, Kingston Town... 

The Spring Premierships

The Spring Racing Premierships are upon us again, and you at home can win big by supporting your favourite trainers and hoops. 

The Secret to the Slipper

If I conducted a poll in Australia asking which race people would most like to win, my guess would be that the Melbourne Cup and Golden Slipper would be exceptionally popular. 

Physio Tom's Horse of the Week 25.9.15

Bohemian Lily is a stable sweetheart after having arrived to Sydney from her home town New Zealand.  

The Invincible Rags-to-Riches Stallion

The meaning of ‘invincible’ is ‘too powerful to be defeated or overcome’.  

Women In Racing Lunch

Celebrate the contribution of women to the sport of racing at the inaugural Women in Racing Lunch.  

Defending champions

Spring 2014 was just one of 23 spring carnivals that Gai Waterhouse has trained featured winners during.  

Physio Tom's Horse of the Week 11.9.15

A big day for the new owners of Amanpour (Northern Meteor x Newscaster), Anthony Mithen, Sam Curwood and Ash Hardwick as she resumes Saturday at Rosehill.  

The Safest Bet in Horse Racing?

There are few guarantees in this world but what is the safest bet in horse racing? Answer: Gai producing a top class Northern Meteor colt or filly in the next 12 months.  

Physio Tom's Horse of the Week

Arabian Gold is a clear standout for 'Physio Tom's Horse of the Week.' 

The Boys

The last seven winners of the Melbourne Cup have been entries and the last five have taken their first steps a long way from Flemington.  

Bart’s Top Five

The legendary Bart Cummings has died aged 87. Bart trained a record 12 Melbourne Cup winners and Gai Waterhouse will tell you how it is to train just one.  

Sibling Rivalry

Early this week a full sister to champion colt Vancouver (Medaglia D'oro x Skates) was born. 

The Gai Waterhouse Classic

The inaugural Gai Waterhouse Classic has been run and won at Port Fairy Golf Links. 

A Lovely Day at Canterbury 19.8.15

Gai had runners in the first three races at Canterbury yesterday. The result was an early double and a very promising Aussie debut from the former European gelding Zee Zeely.  

They All Jumped Perfectly

The jumps season is over, and we may not have seen a better one - By Zeb Armstrong 

The Quantum Leap

One of Gai’s favourite ways to describe a horse that has improved is the famous ‘quantum leap,’ a term devised by theoretical physicists. 

The Breeders’ Plate

Gai has won the last four Breeders’ Plates in a row.  

Season vs Season

For the last few weeks at GWR, we were on the edge of our seats seeing if the stable would break its own 2013 – 2014 record in regards to Stakes wins.  

Cabeza de Vaca – Heading to bigger and better things

After two very narrow defeats, the exceptionally promising gelding Cabeza De Vaca finally broke through at Kembla Grange on Saturday.  

Race a Redoute's Filly Out of a G1 Winning Mare

Redoute’s Choice x Barinka was purchased for an astonishing $180,000 from Inglis’ Easter Sale in April 

TAB National Jockey Trust Race Day Royal Randwick

The National Jockeys Trust Race Day Luncheon - with a splash of Orange. Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday 5 September 2015 

The Metropolitan Handicap

The Metrop as it is known is a magnificent race; it has been a great race for 150 years and it is the race where Gai Waterhouse has enjoyed the most success. 

The Golden Rose Stakes

The Golden Rose Stakes has changed the face of the Sydney Spring Carnival. 

Kimberley Star

The daughter of Star Witness Kimberley Star continued on her winning way at Royal Randwick on Saturday, this time in much better company than what she faced in her previous victory. 

Glory from across the ditch

Rob, the master bookmaker has quite the eye for trawling though international form and finding horses from abroad that he believes will improve under the guidance of Gai and the team. 

Gunsynd

It is doubtful any winner of the Epsom Handicap has been as popular as the great Gunsynd, trained by Gai’s father TJ Smith. 

Lets win the Flight Stakes...again!

From today (July 2 2015), it is three months until the running of the Flight Stakes. Gai will no doubt have several key chances in the race led by most probably the Golden Slipper runner up English. 

Dance Hero

With all the hype around Vancouver, and before him Pierro, sometimes we seem to overlook the feats of the great Dance Hero (Danzero X Gypsy Dancer).  

The best of the best

What has been the best horse to ever come out of Tulloch Lodge? Tulloch right? Or was it Kingston Town? Even Redcraze might have a chance and let’s not forget Gunsynd.  

Racing Post Q & A

Below is a wonderful Q&A that Lee Mottershead conducted with yours truly in the Racing Post on Sunday 14 June. 

Physio entry no. 4, the end of Ascot

Wow, it is hard to explain what a week Ascot is! 

Physio entry no. 3

Sebring Speed & Superiority

The ultimate dream in horseracing is to win a Group 1 and if this can be done with a 2 year old colt, the results are life changing. 

NZ to Melbourne to England, France and Ireland and back to Flemington

No matter how many times Gai is to win the Melbourne Cup, she will want to win the next one just as much as anyone else on earth. 

Quality Down to Her Tippy Toes: Savabeel x Croix Du Sud

In January of this year I jetted across the Tasman Sea in search of Classic colts and fillies and boy have I come up with goods. 

Foxwedge x Cinque

Amazing value can be found at the yearling sales. Every year I produce G1 winning colts and fillies and the majority of them were identified and purchased by me and offered to all. 

Zabeel just keeps on giving

Once every now-and-then a stallion comes along that defines a generation of thoroughbreds. Zabeel was such a stallion. 

Frespanol claims the Spear Chief Handicap

It is thrilling for everyone at Tulloch Lodge that the ever improving gelding Frespanol is the 2015 Spear Chief Handicap winner.  

Under $100,000

Gai Waterhouse is one of the best of all-time at finding the cheaper yearlings and guiding them to Group and Listed glory.  

Group 1 Winning, Up And Coming Family - $130,000

There is no right or wrong answer when choosing one of my yearlings to buy into.  

Fastnet Rock x Pretty Flamingo

Why take the risk and put all of that money on the line when buying yearlings when you’re at the stage in your career where you probably don’t have to? 

Nelune Foundation Apollo Cup Race Day

You are all invited to the Nelune Foundation Apollo Cup Race Day at Royal Randwick on 14th February from 12.30pm until 5.30pm. 

2014

The Chinchilla Cup 2014 - Emma Pearce

On Saturday 20th December I was searching out yet another Cup, the Chinchilla Cup 

Gai's Top 12

Max Lees Medal - Monday 15th September

On Monday 15th September, I had the pleasure of travelling up to Newcastle to accept the Max Lees Medal on behalf of Gai. 

Two Winners at Kembla

Himpapawid

Vitello - Hawkesbury

Echo Prince

Queenstown Wins the Grafton Cup With Ease

The ultra-consistent mare Queenstown (Stratum x Regal Heights) put the writing on the wall (that she was primed for a win) with a breathtaking gallop between races last week at Rosehill. 

Festivity is Flawless, Completing a Double at Canterbury

The very exciting filly Festivity (Nicconi x Merrier) made it two in a row at Canterbury on Wednesday. 

A Quinella of Trifectas

The Lady Trainer was at it again on Saturday 

An Emphatic Win for Sugar Rush at Randwick

The very talented filly Sugar Rush (More Than Ready x Sugar Babe) made it two from two this preparation on Wednesday with a great come from behind win. 

Scone Guineas Trifecta

It is always great to win a race… any race. It is even better to win a feature race, but to trifecta the Scone Guineas! 

Festivity Steals the show at Canterbury

The striking bay filly Festivity (Nicconi x Merrier) is now one from two and she has booked herself a ticket to Brisbane. While the filly did win what was just a midweek race, the way she won the race indicates she might just be way above average. 

A Warwick Farm Double

Gai’s Success with European Stayer’s Continues as The Offer Annihilates his rivals in the Schweppes Sydney Cup

A hugely all-round successful trainer for the past two decades, one of Gai’s latest triumphs has been her impressive record with stayers imported from Europe. 

ANZAC Day Quintuple

ANZAC Day remains the best day of the year as far as Aussie pride is concerned. It is a wonderful day for everyone, from the dawn service, to the 7am beer in the RSL, to discussing military history with complete strangers, some of whom are 60 years your senior and some who are 10 years your junior. 

Three of the best for Tommy and Gai

It is hard to describe anything Gai does at ‘ground-breaking’ because the Lady Trainer has been consistently successful for over twenty years. However, The Championships were a ground-breaking initiative and Gai, as could have been predicted, had her horses peaking for the big day. 

Driefontein Demolishes the Competition in SA

One of the most consistent mares in the stable, Driefontein (Fastnet Rock x Follow Gold), is fast closing in on two million dollars in prize money and there would not be a more deserving horse of this accolade.  

Sebring x Demanding Colt

When looking back over the past four weeks of the Sydney Autumn Carnival, there is one resounding name that has hit goal after goal, SEBRING. Sebring is a stallion that I know better than most. 

The Offer Destroys His Rivals

The imported gelding The Offer (Montjeu x Valdara) previous to Saturday, had won two races in Australia. Both races were won on heavy 9 tracks and both were won by exactly 3.3 lengths. 

Farewell Fiorente

The champ Fiorente is off to stud. He left Tulloch Lodge yesterday (Sunday 14 April) and all the connections were there to see him off. 

Slipper Contender Law

Dubai World Cup Night

Yearling Tour Southern Highlands '14

Gai on tour of yearlings for upcoming Easter Inglis sale. We visited Bendaree Park Stud, Rheinwood Pastoral Co, Think Big Stud and Milburn Creek. 

Denman x Hosiery Colt Looks Set for a Pedigree Update This Weekend At Meydan

Lot 458, Denman x Hosiery, was purchased by Gai from the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. His half brother, Long John, will contest the G2 UAE Derby this weekend.  

Hampton Court Blitzes Rivals

The very talented colt Hampton Court (Redoute's Choice x Roses 'N' Wine) broke his maiden on Wednesday at Newcastle with a brilliant display of sustained momentum over the 1400m. 

Racing Victoria Off The Track Triequithon at Mornington on 5 April

I was thrilled to bits when the below photos came across my desk. They are of a former Tulloch Lodge resident named Restless (Thunder Gulch x Let's Hurry) who is now a 16-year-old gelding. 

A Group Double at Randwick

Two-year-old colt Valentia (Fastnet Rock x Smart Company) and the mare Diamond Drille (Al Maher x Damzelle Pedrille) were the two horses that made up the Gai Waterhouse Group double at Randwick on Saturday. 

Tommy Berry Wins the Group 1 HK Derby

If anyone out there has not seen Tommy Berry’s ride on the classy gelding Designs on Rome, in Sunday’s Hong Kong Derby, then please do yourself a favour and have a look… 

Two From Two at the Valley

The team moved down to Moonee Valley on Friday night with two runners; the aspiring jumper Valediction (Zabeel x Madam Valeta) and the now Australian Derby candidate Pheidon (Al Maher x Encosta Quidd). Both won! 

Melbourne Premier Purchases

We bought progeny by Sires Northern Meteor, Snitzel and Wanted.  

A Canterbury Double

Racing at Canterbury is always eagerly anticipated and usually very competitive. Wednesday 12th March was no exception and two Waterhouse runners were lucky enough to record very good wins. 

Two Good Midweek Wins

A Quality Double

Two of the most promising horses that call Tulloch Lodge home, Ecuador (High Chaparral x Bak da Princess) and Cosmic Endeavour (Northern Meteor x Crevette) were weekend winners at Rosehill on what was a great day of racing as the Autumn Carnival continues to ramp up. 

BIANCALAURA

My Three Handsome New Zealanders

My Karaka Purchases 

Sunline's G1 Hong Kong Competitor Fairy King Prawn....

is very closely related to our Lonhro / Biancalaura yearling 

Medaglia d'Oro doing exceptionally well with his first runners

we are delighted to have purchased two of his quality yearlings at Magic Millions! 

Fiorente Fearless in the Peter Young Stakes

The 2013 Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente (Monsun x Desert Bloom) is back, and the big entire certainly has the racing press talking due to his brilliant first up win. 

Weekend Sydney Success

The weekend started in grand style for Gai Waterhouse Racing at Canterbury on Friday night. 

The New Ladies with Gai

Our new recruits with Gai on the track this morning 

Fighting Sun is Outstanding in the Canonbury Stakes

With all that has been said in the press over the last 48 hours, some are simply forgetting that Fighting Sun (Northern Meteor x Irish Darling) is an outstanding young horse. 

High Chaparral Double

Races one and two on Saturday at Rosehill did not just provide an early double for Gai Waterhouse Racing, but also a double for High Chaparral. 

Dormello is Two for Two

Dormello (More Than Ready x Cinque Cento) has now won two races in a row after a terrific effort at Hawkesbury on Thursday. 

Amanpour Pummels Rivals at Randwick

In the mounting yard at Randwick on Wednesday before race two, there was a bit of talk about our good filly Amanpour (Northern Meteor x Newscaster) and whether she would be able to run the 1800m right out. 

Half the Card

Gai trains half the card at Randwick on Saturday. 

Six of the Best From Saturday

Saturday 1st February was a great day for everyone at Gai Waterhouse Racing 

Apprentice Chris Parnham - Latest Addition to Tulloch Lodge

Gun Perth apprentice Chris Parnham has arrived at Tulloch Lodge.  

Excellent Exceleine

Artist Barry Smith

I recently received a beautiful portrait of Pierro, painted by the extraordinarily talented Barry Smith. 

The Nelune Foundation Expressway Stakes Day

8th February - Randwick 

Another Saturday Treble

Another Saturday and another treble for Gai Waterhouse Racing. 

Success at the Magic Millions

Sweet Idea, Driefontein and Whittington all taste success at the rich Magic Millions carnival on Saturday. 

Business as Usual

It was business as usual for Gai Waterhouse Racing with a winning double 

Taste of Heaven

Taste of Heaven dominates at Kembla 

2013

Even Children Love The Cup

Melbourne Cup Visits Westmead Children's Hospital 

Star Thoroughbreds Are The Stars Of late

Big Weekend for Denise and Gang 

This Foal Will Rock The World

Well, The Coast Anyway 

Mardi - Magic!

First Up Winner Paid 10/1 

It's Been A While Since Gai Rode A Winner

But lessons die hard 

He Looked A Good Thing On Paper

Loyalist - Loyal To Our Thoughts 

Which Old Friend Is This?

Gai Stumbles Upon An Old Buddy On Her Stud Tour Trek Today 

'Vitello Is Raring To Roll

WA About To Be Rocked By Gai 

He's Quiet But Knows It All

Crewy Has Seen EVERY Tulloch Lodge Cup Winner Thus Far 

Queenstown Aims For Black Type

Group 2 At Her Mercy 

Queenstown Black Type Bound

Iron Maiden Aims For Bold Black Type 

NZ Star Joins Our Team

Role Model Set For All The Classics 

Owners - I Love Them

Everyone was Delirious 

Track Gallops In The rain

Monday Morning Randwick Gallops 

Fiorente And Des The Strapper

This Is Fiorente and his Strapper Des Fisher 

The Cup and Fiorente Are Coming Home

He Arrives Tomorrow 

Vitello is Vibrant

Stayer In The Making....Can We Dream? 

We Won!

Brilliant Horse. Brilliant Ride. Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant...Woo hoo 

Today We Battle

Grand Final Time. We Are Ready 

Fiorente's Friends and Fans

At the Flemington Stables on Sunday 

The Cup of 2014...Hmmm

On The Eve Of Cup Day 2013, We Announce Our British Buys For Next Year 

The Rumours Are Not True

The Lady Trainer Is NOT Retiring At All 

Dream Return For Dream Empress

Wow - Star Thoroughbreds Mare Run 33.36sec Final 600m! 

Queens Of The Valley

Gai - Denise - Oh, and Queenstown! 

More Winning Waterhouse Ways

Aztec Rose Wins....A Heartstopper! 

Queen Of The Valley

Queenstown Dominates Hot Field 

Tres Magnifique!

First Pic Of French Superstar And Waterhouse Cup Runner 

Magnificent Magnetron!

Another 'Star' In The Making  

Ryker Strikes

Gritty Effort To Lead, Be Headed And Come Again 

Fiorente Draws Outside

Media Frenzy As Gai Fields Questions  

To Fresh For This Lot

Frespanol Wins Despite Tough Run 

SPURTONIC - Wow!

Meet Our Latest Black Type Winner 

Duccio To Paint Town Red

Newly Named Colt Has Class 

The King Clobbers Them

Star Thoroughbreds once again find a brave winner...this time King Cobia 

I'm Hanging Onto My Prize

The Lady Trainer isn't letting Fiorente out of her sight.... 

ROCK THE BOAT...if you dare

Another newbie to the yard has been named. 

ALMALAD - Remember It

What's in a name? One of the babies in the yard was named today. Here's how...... 

Theseo - Remember Him?

Well the rising 11 year old is literally jumping out of his skin! 

Melbourne Spring Update

It's Hectic - People Everywhere - But We Are Firing 

Tommy Berry in paradise

Tommy Berry went to Hawaii on hols. Have a look at what he rode to victory. 

Lovely Owner Letter

Dana's Best Has Wonderfully Happy Owners 

Raunchy Rocks Randwick

Gai’s first winner on the newly refurbished Kensington track at Randwick was the magnificently named Raunchy Rocker (Fastnet Rock x Ranchy) who stormed home to win her first start on Monday. 

Another Breeders' Plate Winner for Star Thoroughbreds

I was again lucky enough to train the winner, the very handsome Star Thoroughbreds colt who goes by the name of Law (Denman x Lady Cat). 

Rain Drum Reigns Supreme

On May 26th 2012 at Rosehill, the promising middle distance gelding Rain Drum (Fastnet Rock x Gifted Spirit) won a race over 2000m carrying 59kg with Tommy Berry aboard. This was just his tenth start and his fifth win. 

A Tribute to Reuben Percival

A heartfelt tribute to the great Reuben Percival. 

Pilar to Post in the Group 3 Colin Stephen

The remarkably consistent imported stayer Julienas (Cape Cross x Dora Carrington) returned to the winners’ circle on Saturday and I could not be happier with the gelding heading towards the Group 1 staying races both this week and in the future. 

A Double at Newcastle

The Tulloch Lodge horses that travelled up to Newcastle on Saturday all performed well, but really this is now just a given considering the record Gai’s horses have at the track especially over the last year. 

A Divine Display at Moonee Valley

The ever improving grey gelding Divine Calling (Stratum x Rubicall) made it two in a row at Moonee Valley on Friday night with another stunning victory. 

Rockford Rocks Caulfield

The exciting gelding Rockford (Flying Spur x Ready Magic) made it four winners from the last four starters for Gai Waterhouse Racing (in Melbourne) with a swooping win over 1700m at Caulfield on Saturday. 

A Kembla Double

Two horses from Tulloch Lodge made the trip down to Kembla Grange on Saturday and both just happened to have won. 

Vaquera Swoops Late to Claim the G3 Tibbie Stakes

I was simply thrilled with the win of Vaquera (High Chaparral x The Mighty Lions) at Newcastle in the Group 3 Tibbie Stakes on Thursday. 

Ecuador Still Improving

The horse with the most unique racing record in NSW, the wonderful Ecuador is fast rising to the heights the stable thought he would reach after another glorious win on the weekend. 

A Super Saturday for Star Thoroughbreds

Saturday was a great day for Star Thoroughbreds that resulted in a Group Three win and a very impressive first up win at Kembla Grange. 

Three From Three at Moonee Vally

During Golden Rose day at Rosehill on Saturday, I was drawn to the television screen on three separate occasions to watch three different races from Moonee Valley. 

Our Desert Warrior Spectacular at Warwick Farm

Some people at Warwick Farm on Wednesday could have been forgiven for thinking champion Desert War had been hastily returned to racing after his full brother Our Desert Warrior (Desert King x High Heels) did the family proud with a tenacious and extremely classy win at the track. 

Aussies Love Sport Takes the G3 Ming Dynasty in Great Style

Aussies Love Sport (Redoute's Choice x Miss Jakeo) made it two wins in a row with a very strong victory in the Group 3 Ming Dynasty at Randwick on Saturday. 

Spurtontic Cruises to a Comfortable Victory

The rapidly improving gelding Spurtonic (Flying Spur x Platonic) continued on his winning way with a dominant all the way win in the first race at Randwick on Saturday. 

Mr Jackman Impresses at Wyong

Star Thoroughbreds Mr Jackman (Northern Meteor x Miss Broadway) continued his great form on Friday with a really tenacious and classy victory in the Da Vini for three-year-olds at Wyong on Wyong Cup day. 

Liberty's Choice is Too Good at Canterbury

Yesterday the Canterbury meeting opened with a very satisfying victory for the Lady Trainer, by the wonderful colt Liberty’s Choice. 

Danas Best Scores a Hatrick in Fine Style

Quality stayer '''Danas Best''' (Danasinga x Best Promise) made it a hat trick of wins on Saturday at Rosehill. 

Projectile hits with precision at Newcastle

Projectile took race 1 at Newcastle on Thursday in great fashion. 

Two Excellent Winners at Kembla Grange

Rockabill and More Glory both scored impressively from very wide draws at Kembla over the weekend. 

The Waterhouse Team Wage WAR at Warwick Farm

War wins the Group 3 Up and Coming Stakes at Warwick Farm on Saturday 

A fine day at Canterbury… and then at Hawkesbury

Five winners in two days for Tulloch Lodge! 

Rockford Scores Comfortably at Kembla

Kembla Grange, Race 1 

Aussies Love Sport Gets His Head in Front

Rosehill Gardens, Race 1 

Mr Jackman wins for Star Thoroughbreds

Another winner for the inform Thomas Huet and Star Thoroughbreds. 

Glencadam Gold NSW Stayer of the Year

Glencadam Gold took home the award for Stayer of the Year at the NSW Owners' Association Horse of the Year Awards last night. 

Pierro, Officialy World Class

Pierro has officially been rated as the joint second best Australian horse in the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings, behind only Black Caviar. 

A Treble for the Team at Tulloch Lodge

Lady Trainer and her team's hard work paid off with a fantastic treble at Canterbury yesterday. 

One from one for Order of the Sun

Order of the Sun (Encosta de Lago x Sequin) is now one from one after a tenacious and classy victory in a very deep race at Kembla Grange on Saturday. 

Ciaron Maher Makes History

Just a quick word about my Victorian friend and trainer Ciaron Maher, who has stables just outside Warrnambool and at Caulfield. Ciaron yesterday became the first trainer in the 147 year history of the Grand National Steeplechase to train the winner three years running. The young man from near Warrnambool achieved this when his champion jumper Bashboy lugged 72.5kg to victory in 4500m Classic. This is the second consecutive year that Bashboy has won the race; in 2011, recent Grand Annual (at Warrnambool) runner up Man of Class won the race for Ciaron. 

Newcastle Feels The Rush

Sugar Rush (More Than Ready x Sugar Babe) broke her maiden on Saturday with an emphatic victory at Newcastle. I remember her mum, the classy Sugar Babe running very close to Sebring in the 2008 Golden Slipper and also getting very close in the Magic Millions. It is no surprise that her daughter, by the wonderful More Than Ready is starting to hit her straps on the track. 

Miss World Australia 2013

The Miss World Australia finals commence on Wednesday (July 17) in Melbourne and everyone from the office and the stable including me, are throwing their support behind the beautiful Yasmin Kassim. However to be crowned Miss World Australia one must possess much more than just natural beauty; to receive this coveted title and represent Australia at the Miss World finals, a candidate has to be exceptionally caring, giving and inspiring. Yasmin ticks all these boxes many times over. 

Charing Cross Returns To The Winner's Circle

Star Thoroughbreds Charing Cross (Fastnet Rock x Coogee Beach) returned to the winners circle with a fantastic win over the mile at Warwick Farm on Saturday. This son of Fastnet Rock appears to have come back into work better than ever which is great considering the talent the gelding possesses.  

Houston Lifts Off on Debut

If ever a first starter has lived up to its trackwork and trial form it was Star Thoroughbreds Houston (Fastnet Rock x Caviar Emptor) at Newcastle on Saturday.  

The Great Snowman thaw's his rivals

'''The Great Snowman''' (Brilliance x Penelope Pitstop) returned to the winners circle on Wednesday at Warwick Farm aided by an amazing ride courtesy of Nash Rawiller. 

Pitcrew is Perfection

Pitcrew (Sebring x Pine Away) remains unbeaten after the son of Sebring recorded a brilliant all the way win at Rosehill on Monday.  

The Top Hat

Northern Glory Glorious Again

'''Northern Glory''' (Northern Meteor x Cliantha) made it two in a row at Randwick over the classic distance of 1200m on a very wet Saturday. 

Masahiko the Fighting Harada

Star Thoroughbreds Masahiko (Haradasun x Saffie Darling) continued his fine form with an outstanding win at Rosehill on Saturday. Tim Clark jumped the gelding out of the barriers very well and let his mount balance up before pushing him a touch up into second place. Tim sat outside the leader (and the hot pot) for the majority of the race. It was a beautifully timed and patient ride.  

Larry Not So Laidback

Laidback Larry (O'Reilly x Larrinka) continued his fine progression at Newcastle on Saturday with a very nice win over 1850m. The son of O’Reilly has been looking for a little extra distance in his races, and when he got it on Saturday he was almost unstoppable.  

Bulls Eye

Flying Sebring Stays the Distance

Flying Sebring (Sebring x Western Passage) continued his great progression and great form at Randwick on Monday with a tough albeit very narrow victory over 1800m.  

Northern Glory Glorious at Randwick

Northern Glory (Northern Meteor x Cliantha) produced an outstand finishing burst to win at Randwick on Saturday. I must say that during the run, I could not help but notice how relaxed this filly was; I think it was the kind hands of Alysha Collett that allowed the filly to relax so well.  

Romantic Touch Dominates In QLD Group 1

Gooree gelding Romantic Touch (Northern Meteor x Dearness) completed the ultimate progression from midweek company to Group One glory with a tremendous win of the J.J. Atkins Stakes at Eagle Farm on Saturday. This gelding is the first Group One winner for outstanding sire and former Tulloch Lodge resident Northern Meteor. My former gun sprinter sired the quinella just for good measure.  

Under The Sun Back To His Best

One of the most consistent horses at Tulloch Lodge, the kiwi import Under the Sun (No Excuse Needed x Sleaking) returned to the winners circle on Saturday at Randwick, and boy did he deserve it 

Sebring Keeps on Flying

Flying Sebring (Sebring x Western Passage) continued his great form with a dominant win at Warwick Farm yesterday. It was also another registered city win for comeback jockey Adam Hyeronimus, who jumped the gelding straight to the lead and never looked threatened at any stage. It was a text book ride; out in front and dictating the speed while continually building momentum, then after balancing up he put a gap in the field and put the race to bed. Adam should be very proud of his ride. 

Star Thoroughbred’s Rock Newcastle Centre

Star Thoroughbred’s Rockafellacentre continued his great progression on Saturday with a gutsy win at Newcastle. At the gelding’s first up run this preparation, I was watching him on television from the Warrnambool races and I was thrilled the way he toughed it out for an impressive third. At his next start he was in a blanket finish and ran 4th beaten less than half a length. On Saturday at Newcastle he was up to his best distance and the gelding with Grant Buckley on board never gave his rivals a chance. Rockafellacentre was too fit and had too much class.  

Star Thoroughbred’s Queenstown

Star Thoroughbred’s Queenstown (Stratum x Regal Heights) was back in the winner’s circle after a strong and classy victory at Randwick on Saturday. After jumping nicely, Thomas Huet placed Queenstown outside the leader and as the import jockey has been doing with his mounts lately, he gave the filly a beautiful ride. He maintained his speed and momentum, allowing his mount to go when he knew the time was right. Queenstown quickly put a gap on the field at the top of the straight and she was strong enough to get further ahead, never looking like being headed. 

Romantic Touch has Midas Touch

Gooree gelding Romantic Touch (Northern Meteor x Dearness) won a two-year-old race over 1550m at Canterbury on Wednesday; however it was the way he won which had many thinking his close relation and fellow Gooree gelding Desert War had made a comeback.  

A Few Things....

Laidback Larry Delights over the Mile

'''Laidback Larry''' (O'Reilly x Larrinka) broke his maiden with a brilliant win at Kembla Grange on Saturday. 

Sebring wins HTBA Award

Congratulations to Widden Stud and all those involved with Sebring who won the HTBA (Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders Association) Champion First Season Sire Award, edging out fellow Widden Stud sire and former Gai Waterhouse galloper Northern Meteor. 

Cosmic Endeavour Out of This World

'''Cosmic Endeavour''' (Northern Meteor x Crevette) with Nash Rawiller on board turned the second race at Canterbury on Wednesday into a real one horse affair. 

Swift Shadow Wins by Five and a Half Lengths

The impeccably bred '''Shift Shadow''' (Encosta de Lago x Gee I Jane) returned to the winners circle in a big way with an eased-up 5.5 length win at Kembla Grange on Saturday.  

A Wonderful Email

Squamosa to stand at Eliza Park

The dynamic Not a Single Doubt sprinter, SQUAMOSA, has joined the Eliza Park stallion roster for the 2013 breeding season. Renowned for his explosive speed and regarded as the fastest horse in Sydney, Squamosa blew away his rivals to maintain an unbeaten record as a 2YO before establishing his credentials with a victory in the Run To The Rose in his first start at three. 

Looking for an Oaks filly?

Racing in Hong Kong on Saturday night, Dan Excel became the 2nd International Group 1 winner, in as many weeks, for his sire Shamardal and his 10th Group 1 winner in total. Dan Excel’s win in the Group 1 Championship Mile was his second career win in Hong Kong after beginning his racing career in Ireland under the guidance of trainer Kevin Prendergast.  

Knight Exemplar A Maiden No Longer

Knight Exemplar (Exceed And Excel x Charmview) ditched his title of ‘Australia’s best maiden horse’ with a tough win at Gosford on Sunday. 

Tiarazou Proves Too Classy

Tiarazou (Zizou x Tenant's Tiara) lived right up to her recent trial with a good albeit slightly wayward win at Caulfield on Saturday. 

Better Things to Come for Vaquera

Promising three-year-old filly '''Vaquera''' (High Chaparral x The Mighty Lions) continued her super form this time in with a great win at Canterbury on Wednesday. 

Neil Paine Celebrates 50 Years

Neil Paine celebrated his 50th birthday on Sunday and it was really fun to join him, his wife Raelene, his family and even his granddaughter in celebrating. 

Gai's Blog Monday 15th April

Black Caviar raced at Randwick on Saturday and it is just fantastic. All the powers that be were in a flutter getting everything right for the mighty mare’s arrival.  

Equator Proves He's No One Hit Wonder

Star Thoroughbreds '''Equator''' (Northern Meteor x Sun Maid) made it two from two with a very professional win at Canterbury yesterday 

Tamariz Too Good

Star Thoroughbreds '''Tamariz''' made a great racing debut at Kembla Grange on Saturday with a terrific win on a heavy track in an open handicap. 

Seductive Star Shines Bright at Wyong

Star Thoroughbreds '''Seductive Star''' (Starcraft x Seducation) continued her superb form this time in with a very dominant win at Wyong on Sunday.  

The Golden Slipper Fits Overreach

The brilliant filly Overreach (Exceed And Excel x Bahia) won the Golden Slipper at Rosehill on Saturday and my word, she was a deserved winner.  

Pierro Adds George Ryder to CV

What is left to say about this wonderful colt? He is really taking all before him this time in. Two back to back Group One wins against older horses is really an achievement to behold 

Florid Affair Flourishes

What a great win it was by '''Florid Affair''' (Sebring x Show Exhibit) at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.  

Julienas on the Road to the Sydney Cup

Well what a win it was by Julienas (Cape Cross x Dora Carrington) at Rosehill on Saturday. Like the hero in an action film, Julienas fought off the villains one after another on his way to consecutive Rosehill victories. 

Vaquera Catches The Eye

Vaquera (High Chaparral x The Mighty Lions) broke her maiden with an exceptionally tough and tenacious win at Newcastle on Saturday. 

Seductive Star Sizzles at Hawkesbury

Star Thoroughbreds '''Seductive Star''' (Starcraft x Seducation) broke her maiden status with a terrific win at Hawkesbury on Thursday. 

Valediction Impresses in Australian Debut

'''Valediction''' (Zabeel x Madam Valeta) made a big impact at his Aussie debut at Hawkesbury on Thursday.  

Pierro Defeats The Older Horses In The Canterbury Stakes

'''Pierro''' (Lonhro x Miss Right Note) is still unbeaten in his home city of Sydney and Saturday’s win in the Group One Canterbury Stakes would have to be his best win to date. 

Julienas Is Sky High

'''Julienas''' (Cape Cross x Dora Carrington) had, before Saturday, been flying on the training track.  

Overreach Reaches for Slipper Stardom

Mt Altomonte and Corumbene Stud’s lovely filly Overreach confirmed her Golden Slipper favouritism with a brilliant win in the Reisling Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday. 

Queenstown Too Good at Warwick Farm

Star Thoroughbreds '''Queenstown''' (Stratum x Regal Heights) returned to the winners circle at Warwick Farm on Thursday in fantastic order. 

Lone Ballad Debut Catches the Eye

Gooree filly '''Lone Ballad''' (Holy Roman Emperor x Tzu His) lived right up to her gallops and trial performances with an all the way win at Newcastle on Wednesday. 

Hydro Impresses

Hydro (More Than Ready x Aqua D'amore) broke his maiden at Newcastle on Wednesday in fantastic fashion. 

City of Light Puts Name In Lights At Newcastle

Star Thoroughbreds '''City of Light''' (Fastnet Rock x Munchie) was back in the winners stall on Thursday at Newcastle and I couldn’t be more thrilled. 

Star Thoroughbreds and Adam Hyeronimus Dominate at Kembla

Star Thoroughbreds Equator (Northern Meteor x Sun Maid) made a superb start to his racing career with a very dominate win at Kembla Grange on Saturday.  

Sebring In Red Hot Form 3

It really gives me a great kick, seeing the progeny of Sebring hit their straps 

Sebring In Red Hot Form 2

It really gives me a great kick, seeing the progeny of Sebring hit their straps 

Sebring In Red Hot Form

It really gives me a great kick, seeing the progeny of Sebring hit their straps 

Diamond Drille Dazzles

The very in-form bay filly '''Diamond Drille''' (Al Maher x Damzelle Pedrille) made it three wins from five starts with a very impressive win at Canterbury on Wednesday. 

Blazing Snitzel Just Brilliant

Blazing Snitzel (Snitzel x Trois Couleurs) broke her maiden status with a very professional win at Gosford on Monday. 

Mr Monopolize Impresses in Australian Victory

'''Mr Monopolize''' and Thomas Huet both broke their maiden in a dominate performance at Newcastle on Saturday.  

Whittington Proves Too Good

Star Thoroughbreds '''Whittington''' (Tale of the Cat x Maha Chakri) showed a great display of stamina to win the Lonhro Plate for two-year-olds at Warwick Farm on Saturday.  

Magnetron Magnificent

Star Thoroughbreds Magnetron (Magnus x Iresistabeel) won his maiden yesterday at Wyong with a great display of endurance and a wonderful ride from Blake Shinn.  

Come and meet Carlton House, Fiorente and More Joyous on Saturday at Warwick Farm

Read all about it! Her majesty Queen Elizabeth has graciously sent to Australia, Carlton House. 

Race Programming

As trainers we are all very competitive. It is in our nature. Gerald Ryan and Chris Waller want to beat me and each other just as much as I want to beat them. 

Silver Slipper Not Just A Sweet Idea

'''Sweet Idea''' (Snitzel x Flidais) displayed her Golden Slipper credentials with a wonderful win in the Sliver Slipper Stakes. This filly has not put a foot wrong so far in her career. 

Champion 2yo Pierro Returns In Brillian Fashion

Last year’s champion 2yo '''Pierro''' (Lonhro x Miss Right Note) returned to Sydney racing on Saturday, and he sure showed his champion qualities. 

The Sport of Kings

The Sport of Kings? Is this still an adequate title to grant racing in Australia?  

Crimson Arow Impresses on Debut

After two good trials, and a lot of improving work on the track, Star Thoroughbreds Crimson Arow (Sebring x Burning Sands) won her first start yesterday at Wyong. 

Almighty Charge Charges to Victory

Almighty Charge (Charge Forward x Redoute's Fever) with the aid of a textbook front running ride, returned to the winners circle at Wyong yesterday.  

Overreach Dominant in the Widden Stakes

'''Overreach''' (Exceed And Excel x Bahia) with Tommy Berry on board, won the Listed Widden Stakes for two-year-olds at Rosehill on Saturday by five and three quarters of a length. 

Hippopus Salutes at Canterbury in Dominant Fashion

Jimmy Cassidy gave his rival jockeys a riding lesson in winning on '''Hippopus''' (High Chaparral x Straight Eight) at Canterbury yesterday. 

Big Brown First Season Showcase

The 2013 Magic Millions sale marked the beginning of an era as it saw the first yearlings sold by the exciting Vinery stallion, Big Brown 

2013 Yearling Showcase

Our first group of our yearling purchases have arrived at Randwick for their first look around. Last week saw some owners visit the stable to inspect our yearlings.  

Theseo Enjoys Life After Racing

Theseo and I competed at Wallaby Hill ODE over the weekend and had an excellent weekend. The venue was spectacular and the facilities were of international standard.  

Rockford rocks Canterbury

Two-year-old colt '''''Rockford''''' (Flying Spur x Ready Magic) impressed with a comfortable one length win at Canterbury under lights on Friday night. 

BOBS Double-Up

As you may or may not be aware the Racing NSW Breeder Owner Bonus Scheme (BOBS) has been operating since 2002 

Pierro - "He Felt Great In His Trial This Morning"

Former jockey Mark Newnham gave Pierro the thumbs up after making a cameo return to ride the colt in his Rosehill barrier trial on Tuesday.  

Diamond Drille impressive on Saturday

Diamond Drille (Al Maher x Damzelle Pedrille) returned to the winners circle on Saturday with a very convincing two length win over 1400m at Rosehill 

Never Dwell records Wednesday Victory

'''Never Dwell''' (Danzero x Tantsima) certainly did not dwell out of the barriers at Gosford yesterday. 

2013 Karaka Premier Yearling Sale

The 2013 edition of the Karaka Premier Yearling Sale kicked off this week with excellent results across the board. Over two days of sales, NZ$25 million was spent by Australian buyers with the Gai Waterhouse Racing stable emerging from the ring with three cracking colts 

Magic Millions 2013 Women's Partnership

2013 saw Magic Millions launch the world’s first women’s only incentive thoroughbred race, the Magic Millions Racing Women 2yo Classic. The concept was devised by Katie Page-Harvey in order to create incentives for women to own and race horses in the thoroughbred industry 

Power Broker Powers to Victory

Power Broker Powers to Victory 

New Look Website!

New Look Gai Waterhouse Racing Website  

Marseille Roulette proves too good in the Inglis Classic

Marseille Roulette proves too good in the Inglis Classic  

Lovely Email

Good Morning Sarah Just want to thank Gai for the fabulous day at her corporate table in the TJ Bar on New Years Day as winner of the twitters competition A special thanks to Bruce for his hospitality and the owners of No Looking Back ... 

The excitement of a winner

Hi Gai, ... 

2012

Standing Strong

Gooree gelding ... 

Christmas Fun

Dear Santa,How are you? How is Mrs. Claus? I hope everyone, from the reindeer to theelves, is fine. I have been a very good boy this year. I would like an ... 

Masahiko Impresses

After needing the run at Newcastle, Star Thoroughbreds Masahiko (Haradasun x ... 

Never Dwell too good at Hawkesbury

Never Dwell (Danzero x Tantsima) recorded his first win on Sunday at ... 

Northern Glory gives owners glory

It has already been reported to me by my lovely son-in-law ... 

Sunday's Blog (17/12)

My darling husband has informed me that there is a current ... 

Something Interesting

Something interesting - Courtesy of John Livingtone's uincle Mark. There is an old Hotel/Pub in Marble Arch, London , which used to have a gallows adjacent to ... 

Light Rail

Light Rail Service Extended To Royal Randwick. Racegoers will be the winners following today's announcement that the light rail facility will ... 

Novel Christmas Card

Dear Gai, ... 

Naps

Being a great advocate of "snap snoozes," I agree whole heartedly that short naps, snoozes, car naps are ... 

Fantastic Prize On Offer!

Today is your lucky day! ... 

Complete and Finished

In a recently held linguistic competition held in ... 

Goulburn Cup victory for Kinnersley

Kinnersley last Sunday ... 

Carlton House Press Release

Carlton House Press Release ... 

Tom Waterhouse Social Club

I had a wonderful morning with the Tom Waterhouse Social Club recently, and they sent me this lovely email ... 

Spurtonic Proves Too Good

Spurtonic (Flying Spur x Platonic) had a ... 

Are Arranged Marriages better?

An interesting read.... Marriages based on love start out with higher marks for closeness (70) but over time fall much further (40). Arranged marriages start off lower (58) but ... 

Redoute's Choice x Helsinge 2011 colt

What a beautiful photo of the Redoute's Choice x Helsinge yearling colt sent it to me by Rick Jamieson and Meaghan Strickland-Woodfrom Gilgai Farm. ... 

Volutina Victory

Star Thoroughbreds Volutina (Holy Roman Emperor x ... 

Winning Enjoyment

Star Thoroughbreds Enjoyment (Snitzel x What Fun) had a good tough win at ... 

Reuben Percival Owners

Below is a lovely note I recieved from Steven Young, an owner in the much loved Reuben Percival. ... 

Celebrity Dash Pool Party

My wonderful son-in-law, Luke, is hosting a function with the Auscam Freedom Project. The invitation is below, it should be wonderful event. ... 

Racing NSW programing

Dear Shane, ... 

The Carnival that was!

The Carnival that ... 

Theseo and his ODE

I hope you get as much enjoyment out of the below email from Kim & Theseo as I did. ... 

The value of a champion staying three-year-old

The value of a champion staying ... 

Reuben Percival (NZ) going over jumps

Reuben Percival (NZ) going over jumps  

Pierro & Proisir track gallops

Pierro ... 

Some lovely notes

Please see below some of the lovely emails I have received lately:- Dear Gai and ... 

The Pierro Family

USA news from Blake Shinn

I was just delighted to read (below) what a wonderful time Blake is having in Kentucky ... 

Get involved in the next Glencadam Gold

Glencadam Gold's tremendous win in the Group 1 Metropolitan Handicap on the weekend, highlighted the great success achieved ... 

Congratulations to Campbell Rawiller

Congratulations to young Campbell Rawiller, the son of Nash and Sarah. After months of trials against 260 young hopefull's, Campbell has made it into the Sydney Swans Academy Youth Development Squad. ... 

Epsom Handicap

The Epsom ... 

Peter Pan Charity Sale

The Peter Pan Opportunity Committee are holding their Summer Sale at Paddington Town Hall, in aid of Barnardos Australia, where you can find a huge range of new and second hand designer and vintage wear suits, jackets, coats, skirts, ... 

Pierro in Melbourne - as captured by Mark Gatt

Pierro has arrived safe and sound in Melbourne with stable foreman Dave Meijer (pictured)and Neville Auld. These photos below were kindly sent through by Mark Gatt of Equine Images who ... 

ATC Carnival Guide Article

Gai Nash - ATC Spring 2012 

Super Saver Race Tickets

Attached are details of the super saver ticket , available for all Rosehill and Warwick Farm meetings until 4pm of the day before the ... 

Lovely Note

... 

Go Gai Go Titbit

Gai TV would not happen if it wasn't for the brilliance and innovation of Nic Ashman. Nic shoots and edits the footage you so enjoy watching. Being an old hand from the ... 

Monday's Gift

My racing manager Bruce Slade recieved a large gift at the office on Monday, a huge box wrapped in Tulloch Lodge colours. ... 

Northern Meteor 2YO's

The Northern Meteor 2 year olds are certainly up and running and with Star's Mr Jackman now headed to the Breeder's Plate, I wanted to let you all know that Denise has the ... 

Al Canyon & Snippetson x Sky Love jump out video

2YO's Al Canyon (Al Maher x Bryce Canyon colt) and Snippetson x Sky Love gelding jumping from the barriers last Friday the 31st August. ... 

Waterhouse Racing Jockey Cam

Watch Tohunga in action with Nash Rawiller on board, working alongside stable mate Fat Al (Neil Paine) on Saturday morning. ... 

Team Waterhouse to participate in 4 Tracks 4 Kids

We are participating in the Tracks 4 Kids walk with Team Gai Waterhouse (team members are Tom Berry, Bruce Slade, Natasha Kent, Sarah Rawiller, Caitlin & Campbell Rawiller ... 

Inside Nature's Giants

http://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/329/Inside-Nature-s-Giants A very interesting video: Inside ... 

Arlington

Free services to superbly bred new sire ... 

Kate & Luke's Wedding - Photos

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A Cowboy Tombstone

A COWBOY TOMBSTONE: ... 

Lovely Notes

Hi Gai. ... 

Haradasun Winner Impresses Gai

Haradasun Winner Impresses Gai Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 15 August 2012 Promising young sire Haradasun posted an eye-catching winner at Canterbury on Wednesday when the Gai Waterhouse ... 

'You might have seen the Caulfield Cup winner'

Gai Waterhouse - 'You might have seen the Caulfield Cup winner' Champion trainer Gai Waterhouse will plot a Caulfield Cup path for European import Glencadam Gold after his Australian debut victory in Wednesday's TAB Sportsbet ... 

Group 1 target for Gai's European import

Group I target for Gai's European import European import Julienas has adapted to Australian conditions so well that the Gai Waterhouse stable is using Saturday's Kari Aboriginal Resources Handicap (1600m) at Warwick Farm as a ... 

Silhouette Print

Holiday Snaps

My best friend from school Barbara Auswild, who is Kates God mother, joined us at Kate and Luke'swedding in Toarmina. She is a keen photographer and following ... 

Big Weekend for Stratum Highlights Gai Waterhouse Colt

Leading Australian sire Stratum produced another emerging star over the weekend with Stralia (Duchess Cara by Quest For Fame) making it two dominant wins ... 

Unbelievable!

The system used to determine the NSW Queen of the Autumn is an absolute joke: ... 

Hugo Palmer and Kate Grimwade to the fore in France

Great to hear that Hugo Palmer trained his first stakes-winner over the weekend in France. Hugo worked with me in Australia for a year and was such an eager learner and terrific horseman. This ... 

Bolt From The Blue

Great article today in the Illawara Mercury: Apparently lightning does strike twice - at least if Gai Waterhouse, Nash Rawiller and Greg ... 

Teardrop Rock Makes Headlines

Teardrop Rock Sets Pace ... 

Best of the Morning

Jason Lee and Mark Newnham were over the moon with gallop partners Almighty Charge and ... 

Spending Time With Jason Richardson

A very special TV feature on DeniseMartinand a must watch tonight: ... 

After Dining on Black Caviar Reality Check

Just breezing through the net and found this hard hiting article. ... 

Redoute's Choice - Genetic Power

Tara Madgwick wrote a great piece ... 

Two Things To Watch

TWO THINGS TO WATCH: NUMBER 1: Luke ... 

Queensland Contenders

Queensland hopeful's resting at the Eagle Farm stables this morning: Kabayan, who will contest the Group 1 TJ ... 

Cartoon

Strapper of the Year

Strapper of the Year award - Nominations open Entries are open for the NSW 'Strapper of the Year' award for the 2011-2012season. The NSW 'Strapper of the Year' award was first awarded in the ... 

Congratulations

I think the biggest congratulations have to go to Tania Rouse. I have only just heard for the third year she has won the prestigious ... 

That Winning Feeling

Photographer Katrina Partridge captured that winning feeling on film when the great mare More Joyous won the great Randwick mile, the Group 1 BMW Doncaster Handicap. ... 

PETER PAN SALE

The Peter Pan Opportunity Committee are having their Winter Sale at Paddington Town Hall in aid of Barnardos Australia, where you can find a huge range of new and second hand designer and vintage wear: suits, jackets, coats, skirts, ... 

An American Joke....

See the Americans have a sense of humour! One day in the future, George Bush has a heart-attack anddies.He immediately goes to ... 

Joy to the World

The flying mare More Joyous (More Than Ready x Sunday Joy) is the flavour of the month right now and rightly so after her ... 

It's Time to Stem the Tide - by Francesca Cumani

It is time to silence the critics and drown out the doubters. ... 

Derby Day at Randwick

Pierro, winner of the Group 1 Sires Produce Stakes ... 

ELF

Elf the Little Grey Pony - A story of human cruelty & ... 

A Picture Tells A Thousand Words....

Thank you to Lisa Grimm for her superb photography. HALLOWELL BELLE ... 

The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away Tara Madgwick - Monday, 26 March 2012 Reigning champion sire Lonhro may well produce the Golden Slipper winner this year, but ironically it will not carry the colours ... 

Recent Photos

Young apprentice Adam Hyeronimus with his parents Narelle & Craig after winning on Kinnersley last Saturday ... 

Just Good Business

Serious investors and good business people have a wonderful timing and a sixth sense for identifying ... 

Saturday's Winners

Pierro winning the Silver Slipper ... 

Blue Diamond Highlights Colt To Be Raced By Miss Universe

This past weekend saw the running of the first of five Group 1 races for two-year-olds in the 2011/2012 racing ... 

Photos from Saturday - thanks to Lisa Grimm

Thank you to Lisa Grim for the beautiful photos from Saturday. Laser Hawk ... 

A Picture Says a Thousand Words......

Here I am, my name is No Looking Back. ... 

Muskoka Open Day

Jason Lee & Baby

Jason & Tina Lee's beautiful new daughter Sienna Rose Lee and their boys Tristan & Aidan. ... 

2011

Christmas at the stables

 

Racing NSW Members Appointed

Wednesday 14 December, 2011 ... 

December 15th - A Day in Photos

Rob and I are on our way back home to Sydney and are currently at LA Airport waiting for our connecting flight. An interesting thing was said to us earlier today by Hoda's sister Rey who studies at Yale University just out of New ... 

Asian Pattern Committee Ground Rules

My husband is a very learned man. He is probably the best read and informed person in racing. He is one of the few ... 

Joke for the Day

The Irish Funeral A man was leaving a convenience store with his morning coffee when he noticed a most unusual funeral procession approaching the nearby cemetery. A black hearse was followed by a second ... 

Former Tulloch Lodge galloper becomes Equestrian Star

Former Tulloch Lodger, Il Vici, was spotted by Olympic equestrian Shane Rose well before his racing career came to an end. He obviously knew the gelding had what it takes to make a top class eventer. His win in the ... 

The Henderson's shop front says it all...

Melbourne Cup 2011 - Go Tullamore Go! Dear ... 

Some photos from Derby Day

Photographer Lisa Grimm has taken some beautiful photos at the 2011 VRC Derby Day More Joyous entering the ... 

Silly stuff from loving husband

A father passing by his son's bedroom wasastonished to see that his bed was nicely made and everythingwas picked up. Then he saw an Envelope, propped up prominently on the pillow that ... 

Caulfield on Saturday

Photographer Mark Gatt has been kind enough to send through a couple of action shots from Caulfield Cup Day this past Saturday. In whatwas a terrific day for the stable;More Joyous showed true ... 

Pierro - 2011 Breeders' Plate

There is nothing like winning races, and nothing like winning the Listed Breeders Stakes (1200m) with a handsome two-year-old colt. ... 

Lisa Grimm's take on Saturday's exhibition gallops

On Saturday three of my Group 1 horses made there way to Rosehill to exhibition gallop in front of the large crowd on hand. MORE ... 

Tuesday Joke

As we Silver Surfers know,sometimes we have trouble with our computers. I had a problem yesterday, so I called Eric, the 11 year old next door, whose bedroom ... 

Darley Flying Start Thank-You Notes

Last Friday we were blessed with the presence of the 2010 Darley Flying Start team. What a great group they are. All young, positive, inquisitive, and highly personable - the future leaders of our global ... 

Theseo still making headlines

Theseo loving life at ... 

Tomwaterhouse.com and Bet247

Online bookmaker tomwaterhouse.com has reached an ... 

Essence of Success - an impressive winner at Warwick Farm

Gooree's Essence of Success capped her terrific consistency with a dominant win over 2200m in the Coates Hire Handicap. The daughter of Encosta De Lago will now be aimed at the Listed ... 

Sunday at the stables

A million thanks to Gary Beecroft for the terrific photos of yet another enjoyable Sunday at the stables. ... 

Racing B*tch Blog

Racing Bitch is wonderfully scathing yet its finger is so accurately on the pulse seems to have a remarkable knack of knowing what is going on down under. ... 

Some light relief

A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them. "Not very long" ... 

Australian Turf Club Announcement

The Australian Turf Club is now offering you a once in a lifetime opportunity to ... 

Emma's Blog - Work Experience at Gai Waterhouse Racing

Young Emma Chandler from Sydney University wrote the following ... 

Lovely note from Ranvet

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Some lovely emails for your interest

Dear Gai, It was disappoiinting to read this morning of the departure of your stalwart right hand man, Lofty. ... 

Tom & Hoda's big day

Gooree Strike Rates

John Baddock is tha father of Gooree's manager Andrew Baddock and following Gooree runners is his passion. Below are the impressive stats and his comments; ... 

Some pictures of Tom & Hoda's big day

The proud father of the Bride ... 

Fastnet Rock - the sire of the moment

Fastnet Rock, who looks well on his way to becoming champion Australian sire in the coming years, once again grabbed headlines yesterday when siring the top priced lot on ... 

Gai Waterhouse on the High Chaparral x Bak Da Princess colt

At the 2011 Karaka Premier Yearling Sale I arrived with one brief - to buy the best son of the top young stallion in Australasia - High Chaparral. ... 

Theseo enjoying the good life at Two Mile Lodge

Theseo...maybe a little bit spoilt but he deserves it. ... 

Gai Waterhouse Racing (Monday 9/5)

Well what a horribly cold morning today was. I had my double rugs on, my special ski thermals and by seven o'clock over in the bullring ... 

Former Sydney Cup winner Linesman

On the eve of the Sydney Cup each year Linesman likes to model his rug and remember the glory days. Linesman ... 

Juggler enjoying the good life

Below are some photographs of Juggler, looking fabulous and obviously being well cared for in his retirement. He was one of ... 

Some Banjo from Monday's Poetry Lunch

They Met in the Hall at a Charity ... 

Brain Teasers

Three questions: ... 

Kiwi Contingent Pass with Flying Colours

The strength and dominance of the kiwi stayer has been prevalent again this Autumn Carnival with ... 

Emails of Interest:

Hi Jane ... 

Working at Tulloch Lodge

Many people have worked here over the years but very few have so descriptively put pen to paper, as Kriston Harris did. Kriston came to us from ... 

A new career for former racehorse, IMPRESSIONIST

Impressionist was not destined for great heights as a racehorse but he's found a new profession and looks a million dollars. His owner Reggie sent the ... 

Fastnet Rock x Solvini Yearling filly

This week has been an exciting week at Tulloch Lodge, having been extremely active at the Easter Yearling Sales, securing some outstanding individuals. ... 

Denise Martin pays tribute to the great Theseo

Denise Martin pays tribute to Theseo: ... 

Riding for our Lives luncheon

Racing for our Lives Luncheon Help us help Injured Jockeys by joining us at the ?Racing for our Lives Luncheon.'The National Jockeys Trust invites you to help our injured jockeys and their families by ... 

Caffe Sicilia

A slight diversion from the race track today. Bruce and I met with an owner of ours at Caffe Sicilia, to discuss the Easter catalogue. But we were eagerly distracted by the ... 

Recent Emails

Good morning Gai. ... 

Gai's Winning Weekend Through the Lens of Lisa Grimm

New Day Rising: ... 

Join us at the Easter yearling sale

Eminent bloodstock agent John Warren is attending the Easter yearling sale to assist Star Thoroughbreds and me. He will ... 

Lovely notes from my Facebook friends

Hello Gai. Not sure if you remember me. I'm the guy from Chicago who you pulled into the owners room today at Randwick. I can't thank you enough. You made my family's day today and mine ... 

The Winning Weekend

The stable had a great day out at Rosehill on Saturday winning the Triscay Stakes with Gooree's Kiss From a Rose (Encosta De Lago) and Halekulani (Encosta De Lago) returning ... 

NZ Horses Arrive at Tulloch Lodge - Inspections Welcome

They have arrived - my Guineas, Derby, Oaks, and Cups winners of the future touched down at Tulloch Lodge this morning. Purchased this year at Karaka the ... 

Hear all about it, hear all about it!

My darling son Tom is so keen on More Joyous winning today that he is actually giving YOU, the punter, your money back if she doesn't salute the judge. That is up to $100 per ... 

Tommy Berry joins Tulloch Lodge

I have been looking long and hard for a young light-weight rider. With the assistance of my husband who ... 

A lovely email of appreciation from owners of Teardrop Rock

Dear Gai, What a fabulous run we've all had since the first Tuesday in November when Teardrop made her debut at ... 

Some fun pictures from Stephanie Valentine

This green bug decided to tag along for the ride at track work ... 

Vote for the Bag Raiders

Lea's son Chris is a wonderfully talented musician and he needs our votes. There's only a couple more days to vote for us in the JJJ Hottest 100..If you could please take 2mins to ... 

Best of the Morning (12/1)

Devil of a Gem ... 

2010

Some Christmas Emails

Hi Lady Trainer, Thank you so much for your lovely Christmas card. I read on your Blog about this marvelous card you were sending to your friends & clients, and after receiving ours I understand why everybody ... 

Christmas cheer at Tulloch Lodge

Johnny and Ranjeet ... 

Some lovely emails for your interest...

Hi Gai I just realized I missed wishing you and Rob a Happy 30th Anniversary on Tuesday. I hope you had a wonderful day....i am sure it was. Kind regards Gary 

Fonzo Responds to Bello

Hi ... 

Some emails for your interest...

Dear Gai Had my first stable visit today with Michael (Angelos) to see our ... 

Gai Waterhouse (18/11)

You probably all thought I was in remission yesterday but Al i x is away on holidays for a week and ... 

Best of the Morning (Thursday, 11/11)

We had a great morning this morning with lots of jockey's on hand. The horses worked well with many 'best of the morning' awards handed out. ... 

Out and about

Gai enjoying some quality time with long time owners Cyril and Margaret Maloney 

Enjoying Oaks Day

Damien Gaffney, Gai, Barry and Anne Pang & Lea Stracey track side for Oaks Day 

Best wishes from far and wide

Dear Gai I didn't find an opportunity to thank you for am enjoyable Sunday morning. Mark and I met some fabulous new people and remet old ones. ... 

The spirit of the Melbourne Cup

The Henderson family are enjoying Melbourne Cup fever and why wouldn't they be as part owners of the mighty Descarado. Following are photos of the Henderson's office at Mermaid Beach all decked out for the big ... 

Lisa Grimm captures the action on a sloshy Derby Day

Descarado runs a gallant 2nd in the Gr 1 Mackinnon ... 

Gai Waterhouse (Diary 26/10)

I am told that Upon This Rock (Fastnet Rock) was one of the most eye catching pieces of work this morning. She is due to race on November 6 at Randwick. She is such a ... 

Cox Plate Day - MJ and Rocky

Lisa Grimm took some nice shots of More Joyous and Rock Kingdom on a memorable Cox Plate Day. ... 

A Must Read in Today's Daily Telegraph

Sorry Tom, More Joyous Will Prevail: Gai Waterhouse ... 

Emails of the Week

In My Words Hi Gai, What a great story and beautifully written. At 77 I never seem to be amazed at your character and wonderful personality.I ... 

Thyme and Place

We went to our favourite watering whole in Victoria, Thyme and Place which had changed hands but the new owner Gary was just as merry and a big fan of Gunsynd. Behind us is a painting by Mitch Dowd who is a famous local ... 

Happy Days

Some more nice emails. Paolo, is organising to come to ... 

Peter Pan Summer Clothing Sale

PETER PAN SUMMER CLOTHING SALE For nearly 70 years the members of the Peter Pan Committee have been "recycling" second hand clothes. They are holding their Summer Sale at Paddington Town Hall, Oxford Street, ... 

A Poem To Savour Over the Weekend

When horses win races people get taken on such a great ride full of emotion and euphoria. This happened to Kacey when her father's exciting gelding Herculian Prince won the Group 1 Metropolitan ... 

Nice Emails

There have been some really nice emails over the past couple of days. At my book-launch I could not but note this distinctive looking gentleman. ... 

Congratulations Gai - Group 1 Number 100

Herculian Prince (Yamanin Vital) took the Group 1 Daily Telegraph MetropolitanHandicap (2400m) in superior fashion on Saturdayin the hands of Nash Rawiller. The Group 1 ... 

More Joyous - Say No More

More Joyous announced herself as the best racehorse in NSW with a scintillating victory in the Group 1 ... 

It's Official: Stable Titans to Clash this Saturday

The Group 1 George Main Stakes at Royal Randwick onSaturdaywill see Tulloch Lodge stars Theseo (Danewin)and More Joyous (More Than ... 

More Strawberries' Tea Rose Stakes

John Singleton's home-bred More Strawberries (More Than Ready)backed up her Furious Stakes win with a wonderful front running display to land the Group2 Rydges Tea Rose Stakes ... 

Descarado back with win in Hill Stakes

Descardo (High Chapparal) got back to winning form with a dominant performance in the Group 2 Rydges Hill Stakes (1900m). Lisa Grimm ( ... 

Emails

Some nice emails from the last day or two: ... 

Restless - Retired from Racing and Found His Forte

A lovely email regarding Restless who was placed in caring hands after racing: ... 

Joke for the Week

A joke I just loved in The Fitz Files this past Sunday in the Sun-Herald: An old man was sitting on a ... 

Monday Emails

Some nice emails recieved over the weekend: ... 

More Joyous headlines another Super Saturday

More Joyous headlined a great day at Rosehill for the stable on Saturday when she ran way with the Group 2 Sebring Stakes (1400m). Eight runners from Tulloch Lodge returned from the ... 

Interesting Pieces

Widden's Open Day

Denise, Lea, Bruce, John and Joan Legget, and I had the most enjoyable day at Widden Stud's open day a fortnight ago. Below are some great snaps from the day. Many thanks must go to Antony and Katie Thompson and all ... 

Fun Emails

Hi Gai and Jane ... 

The Economist - Obituary

Bill Millin, piper at the D-Day landings, ... 

Close Relation to HOTY Typhoon Tracy

A wonderful opportunity existsat Tulloch Lodgeto be apart of a filly closely related to Typhoon Tracy (Red Ransom). Afilly up andrunning, jumping out and on target to ... 

Super Saturday

Lisa Grimm has kindly sent us her take on Randwick on Saturday where Star Thoroughbreds' Theseo won the Group2 Chelmsford Stakes, John Singleton's More ... 

Nice Mid-Week Emails

Some great emails we have recieved this week: i am writing from NZ to thank you for your fantastic web sitei try to look in each dayi love ... 

Great Days Racing at Rosehill

Lisa Grimm captured on camera the top performances by Squamosa (Not A Single Doubt), More Joyous (More Than Ready), Stratofortress (Stravinsky), and ... 

St Paul: Capter 8

Racing Needs a Kingmaker

Racing could do with a king-maker like this to help decide its future ... 

Kontiki Park Wins at Warwick Farm

Lightly raced five-year-old Kontiki Park made it four wins from nine starts when he wonthe Benchmark 90mile (Race 4)at Warwick Farm on Saturday. Blake ... 

He Is On His Way

He arrives on Tuesday after finishing his breaking in at Cootamundra. I purchased him as a yearling and my notes read, "lovely loose colt, ... 

Sebring is a Father

Star's Group 1 Golden Slipper winner is now a father. Sebring's first foals are arriving thick and fast this spring and Antony Thompson of Widden stud has kindly sent ... 

Squamosa wins the Group 3 Run to the Rose

Star Thoroughbreds colt Squamosa (Not a Single Doubt)with Blake Spriggs aboarddid the Tan family and the stable proud when he sprinted clear of his opposition in the Group 3 Run ... 

Onetonnegun's Dead-Heat

Ontonnegun (Rock of Gibraltar)broke his maiden status at Randwick on Tuesday in super excting style. Below is a great email I recieved from Karen Trenholme, a part-owner, and I have also included some snaps from ... 

The Death of Racing is Still Some Way Off

Death of racing is still some way off Patrick Smith From: The Australian August 10, 2010 ... 

Bello Gets a Reply from Fonzo

Owner Alan Bish who has the ... 

Best of the Morning (10/8)

This morning was another glorious and rather warm a.m. And boy did some of these horses work super! Two colts stood out well above average today. Memorable Moment (Encosta de Lago) had Glyn Schofield in the saddle and ... 

Best of the Morning (9/8)

This morning was truly glorious, Randwick at its best. It was a wonderfully clear ... 

Some Wednesday Fun

While walking down the street one day a "Member of Parliament" is tragically hit by a truck and ... 

A Couple of Great Emails

A couple of the congratulatory emails recieved over the past week: Just wanted to say how outstanding this horse ... 

Best of the Morning (Wednesday, 21/7)

This morning we were a bit short handed. One of our main riders Alex was injured yesterday and is now sidelined for some time. He is already being missed dearly. ... 

Ironstein individual SW number 132 for Zabeel

A prolific sire of stakes-winners, Cups and Derby winners, Cambridge Stud's Zabeel looks to have sired another star in Ironstein, favourite for Thursday's Grafton Cup. ... 

Best of the Morning (Thursday, 1/7)

A quiet morning at Randwick this morning with twenty of the team scheduled to trial at Randwick tomorrow. Middle distance ... 

A Must Read Email from Alastair Forres

I recieved this wonderful email from Alastair Forres whose son Guthrie is behind a smart gelding in the stable by the name of Grandee (Grandera). Alistairhas been kindenough to sharehis ... 

Best of the Morning (Wednesday, 30/6)

A chilly but clear July morning greeted Tania, Kate, Dave and the jocks this morning. Nash had a well deserved sleep-in after ... 

Best of the Morning (Tuesday, 29/6)

The mornings have been clear and rather brisk at Randwick and today was no different. Ready to race and ready to win ... 

Best of the Morning (Friday, 25/6)

The Randwick track was open for fast work today after a week of showers. Tania, Dave, and Kate worked in tandem to organise the work and clock the team while Nash, Mark, Neil, Ranjeet, Alex, ... 

Best of the Morning (Thursday, 24/6)

A little more rain and another sealed track restricted the team to three-quarter pace work again this morning but everything went smoothly. Tania and Bruce were joined in the tower by Glen ... 

Best of the Morning (Tuesday, 22/6)

Randwick was rain soaked this morning and thus the track was sealed and all jocks were asked to restrict their mounts to three-quarter pacework. The ... 

Snippetson Gelding to be called....

Congratulations to Raymond McKeown of St Leonards (NSW) for providing the winning entry in our most recent naming competition. There were ... 

Best of the Morning (Friday, 18/6)

Another clear morning at Randwick and an exciting one with a few of the stable stars stepping up to their first piece of three-quarter pace work this morning. ... 

Round 1 -NSW Race Field Legislation

Today's Federal Court decisions in the fiercely contested matters of Betfair v Racing New South Wales & Anor1 and Sportsbet v State of New South Wales & Ors2 are milestones in the ongoing dispute between wagering ... 

Best of the Morning (Thursday, 17/6)

Randwick this morning was balmy with much of the trainers' tower banter focussed around the previous night's State of Origin Game 2. ... 

Esther Filly Showing Promising Early Signs

Garry Frazer has been breaking in horses for Gai since the very early days. One filly that he remembers particularly well was a Fasliyev filly called Esther. Being by the European Champion ... 

Every Post a Winner for Holy Roman Emperor

Young Coolmore stallion Holy Roman Emperor (Danehill) was a leading two-year-old of his generation, winning the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes amongst four victories as a ... 

Best of the Morning (Thursday, 10/6)

The sun is out and the Randwick track is improving all of the time in preparation for Saturday. Even with Gai away the core of the jockeys Mark, Neil, and Nash continue to ... 

Best of the Morning (Tuesday, 8/6)

It was a busy Tuesday morning at the track with many of those scheduled for the cancelled trials joining the fast work list. With Mark away in Queensland ... 

Randwick Trials Cancelled

The postponed Randwick trial meeting set for tomorrow (Tuesday, 8 June) has now been cancelled due to track conditions. ... 

Beloved will race in Australia as....

There has been a false start. Under riding instructions the filly from New Zealand, Beloved (Ustinov), would need a name change before racing Down Under. Feverishly the blog ... 

Princess Tracy a True Blue Australian Hen

Although bred in Ireland in 1981, Princess Tracy (Ahonoora) has left her biggest mark on the Australian breeding industry. Tulloch Lodge,I believe,has the next ... 

Anniversary's Winning Day

Star owner Gary Beecroft snapped Anniversary's special winning day at Canterbury on Tuesday. His email and photos below: Hi GaiHope the photos came through ... 

Merlene's Filly Gets a Name

The Merlene filly has a name. Her breeder John Camilleri kindly gave all Gai Waterhouse Blog readers the chance to namehis beautiful yearling fillyand the response was enormos with over 100 ... 

Happy Spellers

More happy spellers captured on camera at the Towell family's GT Park. ... 

Theseo Enjoying A Well Deserved Rest

Theseo is having a lovely relaxed time at Kim and Ryan Faulkner's Two Mile Lodge as you can see below: ... 

Peter Pan Winter Clothing Sale

I promised Sue I would put this on the blog for her. Peter Pan Winter Clothing Sale ... 

Butch (Herculian Prince)

A great email recieved from Nigel Smith who used to strap Herculian Prince, or Butch as he was known in New Zealand: ... 

Best of the Morning (Thursday, 29/4)

This morning was glorious but by 6am we all had to run for our winter woollies, boy it got cold. Best of the morning was ... 

Big Updates Add Value to 2010 Yearling Purchases

A couple of significant updates over the weekend have added value to two yearlings I purchased earlier in the year: ... 

Congratulatory Emails

Below are a couple of congratulatory emails I have recieved and enjoyed very much: Dear Gai, ... 

Once Were Wild Just Wonderful

Once Were Wild (Johannesburg) took the ultimate step up on Saturday, winning the Group 1 AJC Oaks (2400m) in front of 25,000 Royal Randwick patrons. The whole occasion was extra exciting ... 

Herculian Effort from the Prince

Herculian Prince (Yamanin Vital)made it four from four this preparation and signalled his arrival to Australia's top level stayers when he scored hansomely in the Listed JRA Plate ... 

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

As a follow on from yesterday here is a link to the wikipedia description of a must see film which captivated Rob and I over the weekend, ... 

Dreamscape Retires to Widden

Gooree's scintillating sprinting entire Dreamscape (Choisir x Faith in Dreams, by Ferdinand) has been retired to the Thompson family's Widden Stud. ... 

Descarado a Sensational Second in the AJC Derby

Descarado put in a top performance to finish second in the Group 1 AJC Derby. The son of High Chaparral played his part in his sire's trifecta in the race, an enormous accomplishment. ... 

Swift Alliance Scores in the Very First Sebring Stakes

In a fitting end to Group 1 Golden Slipper Day, Swift Alliance sprinted best in the inaugral running of the Group 3 Sebring Stakes (1100m). Sebring (More Than Ready) two ... 

Brightexpectations Books His Place in the Slipper

The punters pal, the peoples champion, Brightexpectations booked his place in the $3.5m Golden Slipper with a dominant three and a half length in the Group ... 

Zabeel - A Living Legend

No active sire in Australasia has left more Group 1 winners than Zabeel. The Cambridge Stud stallion has produced 39 ... 

Best of the Morning (Thursday, 25/3)

Two horses racing on Saturday, but in vastly different classes, are Rock Kingdom and Cap Dancer. A Group 1 Epsom Handicap winner by Coolmore sire Rock of Gibraltar, ... 

Geffen Scores Maiden Win at Gosford Today!

My boyfriend as I call him - Geffen, greeted the judge today atGosford and I could not have been more delighted. I must say there have been a number of people in the stable who had been pulling on ... 

2009

Saturday's Racing

Good morning Gai.Lovely to see young Brenton ride his first Sydney double. Both beautiful rides in different ways.I'd also like to mention, for no particular reason but that it gives me a ... 

Warwick Farm Trial results 6/11

Heat 1 - 1200m (OPEN) - WARWICK FARM - FAULCONBRIDGE - Brenton Avdulla - Time: 72.1 seconds - Margins: 2 L x 1 L - Position: 2nd ... 

Bentley Biscuit enjoys life after racing

Dear Jane Just for anyone interested, Bentley Biscuit is now living in Terrey Hills and is being re-trained with James Meurer whom I believe has done ... 

Best of the Morning (Thursday 5/11)

Millennium Express once again received the tick of approval from Mark. The pairare becoming quite an item these days with regular catch ups on the training track. The winner of one from one will have ... 

Best of the Morning (Thursday 24/9)

A perfect morning albeit a bit breezy but at least there was no Sahara desert. The dirt track was riding pretty well considering the pounding it took yesterday from the gale forced winds. ... 

The Crowds Roll up to Wyong to see some Stars in action

Racing enthusiasts enjoy a beautiful sunny morning ay Wyong ... 

Best of the morning 12/8

Tinjirarni continues to please - this filly has done particularly well since I changed her training pattern. Working every other day on the high performance galloping machine, visiting the pool ... 

Best of the Morning 11/8

Today was a particularly exciting morning at Randwick . The track reading was 4.5, courtesy of Arthur, which meant it was evenly graded ... 

Gai's Diary 11/8

Every so often the lady trainer gets let off the leash and today my next door neighbours Sophie and Catherine Hale invited me to lunch at Bathers Pavilion, ... 

Best of the Morning (Monday 6/7)

Amelia's Dream (pictured below) bowled over 1200m, recording 1.26.8 for the journey and 13.8s for her final 200m. The filly continues to please and will ... 

Joke Time!

Italian Tomato Garden An 88 year old Italian (Jimmy) lived alone inNew Jersey. He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, but it ... 

TRIALS ABANDONED AT RANDWICK

Trainers John O'Shea, Graeme Begg, Anthony Cummings and myself are not taking any horses to Warwick Farm. My reason and John's is because the Viscoride surface is unacceptable to trial on. ... 

Best of the Morning (3/2)

This morning we had access to the course proper for the carnival horses. There were a couple of eye-catching gallops. Star Thoroughbreds 2yo Horizons worked with last start winner ... 

2008

Bhutane Dane not Running on Friday in Brisbane

Bhutane Dane will not go to Brisbane as originally intended. I feel the gelding is better ... 

Sore Feet Never Daunted the Lady Trainer and her Jockey Nash

Sore Feet never daunted the lady trainer. Here she is belowtalking tactics with her number one stable jockey Nash Rawiller. A bottle of the best champagne goes to the reader who ... 

Gai Waterhosue Diary (Thursday 4/9)

Yesterday I had a very pleasant surprise when I rang the AJC to speak to their newly appointed Marketing Manager, Stuart Hodge. I got through to his voicemail when I rang so I left my name and number and ... 

Out and About at the Farm!

Stable photographer Amy Austin was out and about at Warwick Farm on Monday and captured some great shots of the lovely out of town rural environment. As you can see the horses and staff are enjoying ... 

Photo's from Pirate Christmas Party

Below are a host of shots from the Pirate Christmas Party held last Saturday night at the Doncaster Hotel. ... 

Doncaster and Sydney Cup Nominations

The stable has nominated 15 runners for the G1 Doncaster and three for the G1 Sydney Cup. ... 

Gai Purchases Superbly Bred Colt for $820,000 at Karaka

It was most satisfying to purchase lot 70 the Zabeel/Dane Dancer colt from Cambridge Stud for $820,000 at the Karaka Sales on Monday. The colt ... 

Bank Robber Remains Unbeaten after Dominant Randwick Win

Exciting Star Thoroughbreds 3yo Bank Robber remains unbeaten afteranother dominant victory at Randwick on Monday January ... 

Standouts on the Track

Two 2 year olds that must be put in your little black books are Sebring (More Than Ready/Purespeed) and She's Meaner (Falvelon/She's a Meanie).Both ... 

Sebring Scorches Turf at Warwick Farm Trials

Star Thoroughbreds 2yo Sebring continuedon from his recent impressive trackwork performances with a blistering 8 length winat Warwick Farm trials on Friday. The time of 51s wasalmost a ... 

2007

Newmarket Apprentice Luke Morris Report (Sunday 30/12)

I made my Australian riding debut at Newcastle on Boxing day. It was a great experience to ride over here. It was my first race ride since the day before I came to Sydney and it was a ... 

Bank Robber Impresses at Rosehill Trials

Trials at Rosehill today unearthed some real stars. Appropriately named Bank Robber ridden byvisiting English ... 

Newmarket Apprentice Luke Morris Report

Newmarket Apprentice Luke Morris Report: I have been here for around 5 weeks now. In this short time I have sat on a few of the yard favourites, Desert ... 

Jungle Tessla Debuts in Gallant Style at Wyong

3yo Jungle Tessla madea successful debutat Wyong today when he was forced to do it the hard way throughout, yet found plenty on the line to win the maiden 1100m handicap with Blake Shinn ... 

Kingda Ka, Bella Cantata, Bank Robber Impress at Trials

Randwick barrier trial standouts: Promising 3yo's KingdaKa and Bella Cantata fought out the finish in heat 5 and are on target to resume in the coming weeks. ... 

Racing Secretary Required for Gai Waterhouse Stables

A position for a Racing Secretary has become available at Gai Waterhouse Racing Stables at Randwick. The applicant should; -have advanced ... 

Out and About at Randwick

Damien our resident photographer captured some great shots on a beautiful sunny day at Randwick. ... 

Out and About in the Dark at Early Morning Trackwork

AsDecember 1kick-off looms closer,horses and riders continue toenjoy the return to early morning trackwork at Randwick. Great to see Mark Newnham, Josh Parr, Neil Paine and James ... 

Owners Enjoy Sunday at the Stables!

Great to see a huge crowd of owners enjoythe return of "Sunday morning at the Stables," last weekend. ... 

Hilarious 'Locked Out' Story Attracts Plenty of Attention

Gai recieved some great feedback in regard to her amusing storyabout being locked out of the house.Thanks for the emailsDominic and Patrice Beirne and Ron Bell. ... 

Emails from Owners and Racing Fans Continue to Pour In

Emails from owners and racing fans continue to pour in. Gai and all the staff appreciate and thoroughly enjoy reading all your positive and encouraging feedback. ... 

Pelikaan Straat is Two Stone Lighter

There hasn't been a day go by in the past 3 months since I commenced working at Tulloch Lodge where I haven't learnt something new, today was no exception. With a few of the colts being gelded of late, I ... 

At The Track

Bianca. This filly has grown wings. Tricky type at the best of times but since being ... 

Delicious Food, Gleaming Coats & Happy Strappers

Delicious and nutritious - the horses get this ... 

Another Action Packed Morning at the Track

It was all go as usual this morning with Gai's driver and now photographer extraordinaire, Damien Gaffney, capturing some great images of the team at work. ... 

A Beautiful Spring Morning at Royal Randwick

How could anyone have Mondayitis on a day like today? All staff were on deck,bright and cheerful, as each week we get one step closer to racing again. ... 

The Biscuit Back on Home Turf

Bentley Biscuit returns to Oz. He flew in to Melbourne on Saturday after a prolonged spell at the National Stud in Newmarket, England. He will have 3 weeks in quarantine and then hopefully be back ... 

Up Close and Personal with stable owner Ian Patrick

Long time owner of the stable Ian Patrick credits his wallet and Denise Martin as being the biggest influences in his racing career. Currently part owner of Mr Profumo ... 

What's happening at the Stables Today (Part 2)

Damien has been a busy boy! He'staken some great shots including our Group 1 champ Meurice in cantering action and a cranky Mick Stanley who was not so impressed with our ... 

What's happening at the Stables Today (Part 1)

Stable photographer Damien was out and about during the morning and captured some great shots of our happy staff, horses and resident goats. ... 

Celozity and Jungle Tessla Enjoy a Fun Morning at the Pool

Celozity (4yo Peintre Celebre (USA) - Pherozity) and Jungle Tessla (3yo Jungle Pocket (JPN) - Miss Tessla (NZ)) enjoyed themselves immensely at the Randwick poolthis morning. ... 

Ashikaga on Track for G3 Cameron Handicap Start

Ashikaga handled with ease, yet another significant class rise today at Rosehill when he scored a devastating win in the open 1400m handicap.Ridden by Peter Robl the lovely big striding son of ... 

      

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