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Party On!

Party On!

Jan 18, 2019

Perfect Party may not have come last time in but she showed the benefits of a spring break by breaking her maiden in determined fashion first up at Pakenham on Thursday night.Unplaced though hardly disgraced in two runs last October, the well related daughter of champion ...

Make Mine A Winner!

Make Mine A Winner!

Jan 13, 2019

It is always gratifying to see a young horse improve at each outing and that has certainly been the case with the promising Make Mine Hennessy... third at her Bendigo debut, runner-up at Mornington 11 days later and at Sale on Sunday... a breakthrough!Eased back from cover ...

Cranbourne Trainers Excel

Cranbourne Trainers Excel

Jan 11, 2019

Whilst Robbie was kept busy inspecting yearlings - adding two lovely types (a Wandjina colt bred by The Quarterback's breeder Rick Jamieson and a Medaglia d'Oro filly) to the stable - at the Magic Millions, staff at home were working just as hard, rewarded by a ...

Break Through For Daisley

Break Through For Daisley

Jan 08, 2019

It was quite a sentimental win recorded by Daisley at Warrnambool on Sunday, the consistent mare being the first foal produced by a stable favourite - the Gr.3 placed multiple city winner Gail.Bred by Robbie with Dean Lester (proud owners of Gail also) and raced with Shiranee ...

Versatile Riverdance Lad Salutes

Versatile Riverdance Lad Salutes

Jan 04, 2019

Improvement at each run in is what you love to see of a horse and that is just what Riverdance Lad's current campaign has been like - the honest five-year-old tenth when resuming at Bendigo in late November and closer up when fourth at Cranbourne in late December.Pulling up so ...

Robe Fights Back for Seidl

Robe Fights Back for Seidl

Jan 03, 2019

It was a day of firsts at Sandown on Wednesday - apprentice Nathan Punch's first metropolitan winner for the stable and then visiting jockey Martin Seidl's first local city winner; Robe de Fete doing the job in gutsy style in the Araza Handicap.Stepping up to 1300m off a game ...

A New Year's Gem

A New Year's Gem

Jan 03, 2019

150m to go in the Ladbrokes Handicap at Sandown on Wednesday and there were four horses stretched across the track, an exciting finish ensuing. All the more thrilling as it was our girl Ambitious Gem who was able to finish the best of them - sticking her nose out right where it ...

An Imposing Performance

An Imposing Performance

Dec 31, 2018

Sent out favourite on the back of an encouraging and unlucky debut second at Bairnsdale in mid-December, Self Imposed was impressive breaking his maiden at Echuca... our final winner for 2018!Overracing a little in the early stages of the 1000m contest, the promising ...

Charlton Rewards Best Bud

Charlton Rewards Best Bud

Dec 30, 2018

It was great to see Matthew "Max" Allen back in winning form first up off his long spell on Halvorsen on Friday and better still to see him make it two from two when his old friend Charlton saluted at Seymour on Sunday."He spends every morning on him, they are best buds," said ...

Two In A Row For Halvorsen

Two In A Row For Halvorsen

Dec 30, 2018

It was good to see a stable favourite back in winning action at Bairnsdale on Friday, the second leg of our winning double being Halvorsen who was ridden to perfection by Matthew Allen fresh from a year off the scene.Last seen in the saddle on December 29 last year, Allen had ...

Angel Flies!

Angel Flies!

Dec 30, 2018

There is always that added bit of pressure when sending out an odds-on favourite but, as Reid Balfour said at Bairnsdale on Friday "the horses don't read the paper!"We had two such short priced favourites at the meeting and fortunately both won in the style expected of their ...

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Dec 24, 2018

Griffiths Racing wishes our staff, owners, supporters and all fans of the thoroughbred a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous and winning New Year!

Mr Flemington

Mr Flemington

Dec 22, 2018

Robbie had expressed concern about Mr Money Bags' wide draw at Flemington even before the jump on Saturday - on paper the race looking a tough task with pace inside of him likely to keep him wide.And that is just how it eventuated, Mr Money Bags unable to get cover as he did a ...

A Running Double

A Running Double

Dec 21, 2018

Promising three-year-old The Running Man added another string to his bow when swamping his rivals from the rear at Yarra Valley on Friday.Stepping up in class off an on pace maiden victory at Echuca three weeks ago, the son of Zoustar was tackling an odds-on favourite in the ...

Bairnsdale Double

Bairnsdale Double

Dec 19, 2018

What a terrific day the stable enjoyed at Bairnsdale on Wednesday with each of our six runners acquitting themselves well - debutant Self Imposed a close and unlucky second, So Schmick also runner-up (flying home at big odds), Charlton a game third, Perfect Command a gutsy ...

Sagarra Salutes

Sagarra Salutes

Dec 19, 2018

The promising Sagarra did not have a great deal of luck during his debut campaign over the winter and it was therefore most encouraging to see him kick off this preparation with a dominant victory at Bairnsdale on Wednesday.Having his first start since pulling up sore behind ...

Stravain Atones

Stravain Atones

Dec 16, 2018

The lightly raced and promising Stravain did not have a great deal of luck at Yarra Valley earlier in the month - finding plenty of trouble in the run before making a late dive and only just missing out on the prize.But she was able to atone at Moe on Friday, enjoying a much ...

Stable Double

Stable Double

Dec 14, 2018

What a deserved break through it was for Dentara at Terang on Wednesday, the tough filly having been in the placings at her three previous starts - which is why she was sent out favourite in this 1200m contest.And she never looked in any danger of defeat, jumping fast from an ...

Du Does Well Again

Du Does Well Again

Dec 13, 2018

The future looks bright for Du Well who, off the back of a dominant maiden victory at Mornington in mid-November was able to take the step up to midweek city class with an impressive performance at Sandown on Wednesday.Having drawn the outside gate of the eight winners, the ...

Promising Piemonte

Promising Piemonte

Dec 06, 2018

A step up to 1400m at the spacious track that is Sandown saw the promising Piemonte salute in exciting fashion at just his second outing.Having finished off nicely over a shorter trip at his Mornington debut, Piemonte looked a horse to follow but in a handy metropolitan ...

Running Man Runs!

Running Man Runs!

Dec 06, 2018

Having finished gallant seconds at two of his previous three starts it was a deserved break through for the promising The Running Man at Echuca on Wednesday.Sent out favourite on the back of that consistent form, the son of Zoustar was always travelling well for Dylan Dunn, ...

Gem Of A Win!

Gem Of A Win!

Nov 29, 2018

Having had three horses finish second in the lead up to Ambitious Gem's race at Pakenham on Thursday evening, it was with great relief that the stable cheered that four-year-old home to an emphatic victory."We thought it was going to be one of those days," Jade Matthews laughed, ...

Du Well Does Well

Du Well Does Well

Nov 19, 2018

Little wonder that Du Well was sent out an odds-on favourite in the 1000m maiden at Mornington on Monday, the promising filly competing at that level for the first time having taken on black type performers at her first two starts last summer.Not having a great deal of luck when ...

A Win Of Influence

A Win Of Influence

Nov 16, 2018

A bigger track, a couple of race day experiences and an extra 100m saw the promising filly Influential Girl break her maiden in dominant fashion at Pakenham on Thursday night.Having just her third start, the daughter of one of our favourite stallions Magnus was kept very safe in ...