Ken’s Dream Leads All The Way in McKenzie Stakes

Deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Ken’s Dream has completed a smart start-to-finish performance to take out the Listed McKenzie Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley Racecourse this afternoon.

Ken's Dream continued his unbeaten career start with success in this afternoon's Listed McKenzie Stakes at Moonee Valley. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Ken’s Dream continued his unbeaten career start with success in this afternoon’s Listed McKenzie Stakes at Moonee Valley. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Ken’s Dream more than stamped himself as a colt to follow with a dominant on debut at Echuca on August 7th, and the three-year-old gave himself every chance of a successful transition to black type racing when jumping well and immediately taking up the pace in the McKenzie Stakes.

Challenged by the Lindsay Park-trained Dam Ready rounding onto the final straight, the Dream Ahead colt only continued to find as the race concluded and found the line a comfortable length in the clear.

Veteran hoop Dean Yendall delivered a smart performance aboard Ken’s Dream to win the McKenzie Stakes and believes the sky is the limit for the talented colt.

“The boss said that we’re not at Echuca today and we’ve got the work cut out today,” Yendall said.

“The plan was to be outside the lead or one-one, but when he began so quick and it was handed up to me straight away I just used my initiative and let him be where he’s happy.

“Getting to the 500m I knew one was pressuring me there, so I got on my bike a bit and asked him to quicken up a bit which he did.

“He was so solid through to the line. I dropped the rein in the last 50m but I gathered it up pretty quick.

“He’s still new and learning, but he does everything in his stride and is so adaptable. He’s just trotting back comfortably and wouldn’t even know he’s had a run.”

Trainer Darren Weir was pleased with Ken’s Dream’s McKenzie Stakes win but revealed he was unsure how he would perform when viewing the horse in the parading ring.

“When he found the front, they didn’t look to be going too quick early and he was able to kick away well in the straight,” Weir said.

“It’s a hard thing to do, win a maiden in the bush and then come to town and win a Listed race.

“The little concern would be if there’s much more to come. When I looked at him in the yard I thought he looked like he’s light enough for where he is at this stage of the preparation.

“That’s going to be the tough thing now – whether we have to stop or whether we just space his runs.”

Dam Ready continued well to the line to finish second in the McKenzie Stakes, while the Ciaron Maher-trained Throssell ran on for third.

About The Author

Jared Timms

Jared graduated with a journalism degree in 2011. He is a keen sports fan and has enjoyed many accolades for his lively writing style and comprehensive coverage of major sporting events and horse racing. Today, you can find Jared cheering on his beloved Manchester City with a beer in hand.


  1. Itamar Serpa Fernandes

    After I originally left a comment I appear to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on every time a comment is added I receive four emails with the same comment. There has to be a way you are able to remove me from that service? Thanks!|

  2. Valeria

    Hello to all, how is all, I think every one is getting more from this web site, and your views are fastidious designed for new users.

  3. Itamar Serp

    Hi, Neat post. There is an issue along with your web site in web explorer, may test this? IE nonetheless is the market leader and a good component of people will omit your magnificent writing due to this problem.|

  4. Egli Diana Pinto

    I am actually grateful to the holder of this site who has shared this fantastic post at at this place.|

  5. Umanizzare

    Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is magnificent blog. An excellent read. I will certainly be back.|

  6. Itamar Serp

    I just could not go away your site before suggesting
    that I extremely enjoyed the standard info
    an individual provide in your visitors? Is gonna be again regularly to check up on new posts

  7. Itamar Serpa Fernandes

    Appreciating the dedication you put into your site and detailed information you offer. It’s great to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same unwanted rehashed information. Fantastic read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.|

  8. Grupo Coral fraude

    Your style is so unique in comparison to other folks I have read stuff from. Thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I’ll just book mark this blog.|

  9. Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior

    Spot on with this write-up, I seriously believe that this website needs
    a lot more attention. I’ll probably be back again to see more, thanks for the information!

  10. Itamar Serpa Fernandes

    Attractive section of content. I simply stumbled upon your website and in accession capital to assert that I get actually enjoyed
    account your weblog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing on your feeds and even I success you get
    admission to persistently fast.

  11. José Wilame Araújo Rodrigues

    Thanks for your marvelous posting! I definitely enjoyed reading it, you happen to be a great author. I will remember to bookmark your blog and definitely will come back in the foreseeable future. I want to encourage yourself to continue your great job, have a nice evening!|

  12. Grupo Coral presidios

    Hello, I wish for to subscribe for this weblog to get latest
    updates, so where can i do it please help out.

  13. José Wilame Araújo Rodrigues

    Woah! I’m really enjoying the template/theme of this blog.
    It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times
    it’s very difficult to get that “perfect balance” between user friendliness and
    visual appearance. I must say you have done a very good job with
    this. Additionally, the blog loads super fast for me on Internet explorer.

    Excellent Blog!

  14. Itamar Serpa Fernandes

    Greetings I am so delighted I found your site, I really found you by error,
    while I was looking on Aol for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to say thanks for a incredible post
    and a all round thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to go through it all at the moment but I have bookmarked it
    and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I
    will be back to read a great deal more, Please do keep up the great

  15. Itamar Serpa Fernandes

    I used to be able to find good information from your content.|

  16. Itamar Serpa Fernandes

    I’ve been surfing online more than 2 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me. Personally, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you did, the web will be a lot more useful than ever before.|

  17. Lelio Vieira Carneiro

    Great blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere? A design like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog jump out. Please let me know where you got your design. With thanks|

  18. Umanizzare presídios

    I like it whenever people come together and share opinions. Great blog, stick with it!|

  19. Egli Diana Pinto

    Thanks for finally writing about >Kens Dream Leads
    All The Way in McKenzie Stakes – HorseRacing.com.au <Loved it!

  20. Carlos Eduardo Veiga

    Wonderful beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your web site, how can i subscribe for a blog website? The account aided me a acceptable deal. I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright clear idea|

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.