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Village notches up 15 years of service

Village notches up 15 years of service

| October 1, 2014

On the exact day that Juan Antonio Samaranch, chairman of the International Olympic Committee, declared Sydney as the “best Olympic Games ever”, Thoroughbred Village was registered as a Business in Australia. Today, the 1st October, we celebrate our 15th birthday. Speaking as the founding member and owner of the village, it’s been an incredible experience […]

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Big winners continue in the village

Big winners continue in the village

| September 28, 2014

What a weekend it was for @Villagebet punters. At Caulfield today, our followers enjoyed a $16 winner when new addition to Darren Weir stable Vain Attraction saluted in the Citiopera Plate (1100m). The six-year-old Bel Esprit mare burst through in the closing stages to defeat Chiquada ($31) by a head with Miss Steele ($9.50) edging out Griante […]

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Vinery Open Day 2014

Vinery Open Day 2014

| June 23, 2014

Four time Gr.1 winner All Too Hard and his first foals will highlight the Vinery Open days in August. The Champion 3yo’s initial book at Vinery last year included 18 Group 1 winners and the dams of 12 Group 1 winners. Several first crop foals will be on show when Vinery showcases its extensive roster of […]

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Outstanding stallion roster for 2014

Outstanding stallion roster for 2014

| June 9, 2014

Vinery Stud announced an outstanding roster of stallions for 2014 and made champion sire More Than Ready (USA) one of the most attractive stallions in the country. Sharing top honours on the roster this year are multiple Golden Slipper and Breeder’s Cup Juvenile producing sire More Than Ready and boom young sire All Too Hard, […]

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Group 1 first for Myboycharlie

Group 1 first for Myboycharlie

| June 9, 2014

Myboycharlie joined the elite team at Vinery when his filly Peggy Jean won the G1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Randwick. Peggy Jean (2f Myboycharlie – Lady Of Love by Lago Delight) banked $670,000 for her connections with a half-length victory over Scratch Me Lucky (Snitzel) and Cornrow (Duporth).  “We bypassed the Golden Slipper […]

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Australia triumphs in the Epsom Derby

Australia triumphs in the Epsom Derby

| June 9, 2014

AIDAN O’BRIEN claimed a record third straight Derby success after Australia, described by the master trainer as the best horse he has trained, lived up to the billing with a show-stopping success in Britain’s premier Flat race. Out of Oaks winner Ouija Board by Derby hero Galileo, Australia, sent off a well-backed 11-8 favourite, fulfilled […]

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Villagebet punters off to a flyer

Villagebet punters off to a flyer

| June 9, 2014

Our punters got off to a flying start at Eagle Farm on Saturday with the @Villagebet selection Sports Edition saluting at the delicious odds of $8.50. Punters who follow our FREE selections each week certainly reap the rewards. Our selections are posted each Friday night at the Villagebet Racing Tips Page. A promising Northern Meteor […]

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Championships Preview

Championships Preview

| April 12, 2014

The Championships have arrived and thoroughbred racing’s ‘Grand Finals’ are set to produce some exhilarating racing. Four Group Ones will be the highlight on the first of two days of The Championships with the main attraction being the The Star Doncaster Mile. Premier trainer Chris Waller will line up an incredible six runners in the […]

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Snitzerland blisters in Lightning

Snitzerland blisters in Lightning

| February 20, 2014

Four-year-old mare Snitzerland showed sustained speed to hold off Shamexpress and Samaready in Saturday’s Black Caviar Lightning (1,000m) at Flemington, the first leg of the Global Sprint Challenge. Snitzerland ($5) has raced at the highest level throughout her career, and trainer Gerald Ryan sent her into the Lightning on the back of a record-breaking trial […]

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Moment Of Change breaks G1 duck

Moment Of Change breaks G1 duck

| February 20, 2014

Black Caviar’s former trainer and rider combined with perennial bridesmaid Moment Of Change to win the Group 1 Orr Stakes at Caulfield. They scored again with A Time For Julia in the Group 3 Bellmaine Stakes. Moody also added the Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes with Spirits Dance, with Vlad Duric in the saddle. Moment […]

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