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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 ...

Divine Intervention!

Divine Intervention!

Nov 04, 2018

How best to get over the disappointment of missing out on a VRC Derby berth with Alessandro?Win another feature race on the programme!Whilst Craig & Kathy Pearce's promising stayer Alessandro was at home on Saturday their talented mare Divine Quality was at Flemington ...

Dolce Does It!

Dolce Does It!

Oct 29, 2018

What a tough maiden victory it was recorded by Dolce Boy at St Arnaud on Saturday, the lightly raced five-year-old taken to an early lead by John Keating as he raced over 2000m for the first time.So unlucky having been trapped wide throughout over a mile at his previous start, ...

Igniter Sets Alight

Igniter Sets Alight

Oct 23, 2018

It may be a long way from Stawell to the Sandown Guineas but we are hoping that is the destination for Igniter who was tough to the line breaking his maiden as an odds-on favourite over 1300m on Monday.Having just his fourth start on the back of a most unlucky run at Bairnsdale, ...

Charlie Salutes

Charlie Salutes

Oct 21, 2018

Into the straight in the BM58 1100m contest at Bendigo on Saturday and the 12 contestants were spread right out across the track - making for exciting viewing! Especially for us as the horse charging home to beat all of them was our very own Charlie Garcon.As Red Belle got clear ...

So You Win!

So You Win!

Oct 21, 2018

It was not the plan for So You Dream to make the pace in the BM58 1400m contest at Bendigo on Sunday but so well did he begin from barrier 9 that jockey Brad Rawiller was happy to have him cruising in that position.Cornering beautifully, the promising four-year-old stayed close ...

Derby Bound!

Derby Bound!

Oct 16, 2018

He is big, he is bold and best of all he is good - very good!Our exciting three-year-old Alessandro who was so impressive rising in distance at Cranbourne on Sunday, at just his third start taking on the older horses and giving them a start in the 2025m BM64 event.Drifting back ...

Charlton Charges!

Charlton Charges!

Oct 12, 2018

There is not much more exciting for connections of a horse to watch him charge home from the rear of the field and that is just what Charlton did at Ballarat on Friday - getting a fair way back in a strongly run race, peeling widest into the straight and really flying!Swamping ...

Hail Halvorsen!

Hail Halvorsen!

Oct 05, 2018

We had only just been talking about what a great job the progeny of Magnus have done for the stable with Magnation claiming his maiden at Benalla last week, our 17th winner by The Galaxy winner.And now we discuss winner number 18, the Robbie Griffiths home-bred Halvorsen who was ...