News About: Aaron Purcell

Steeplechase Options For King Of Dudes Following Grand National Hurdle

Steeplechase Options For King Of Dudes Following Grand National Hurdle

13 Jul, 2015

Trainer Aaron Purcell has revealed both the Grand National Steeplechase and the JJ Houlahan Hurdle are both on the agenda for King Of Dudes following his victory in the 2015 Grand National Hurdle at Warrnambool yesterday afternoon.

King Of Dudes (inside at Flemington on June 28) recorded the biggest win of his racing career to …

St Jean Still In Caulfield Cup Contention Following Impressive Win

St Jean Still In Caulfield Cup Contention Following Impressive Win

8 Sep, 2014

The 2014 Caulfield Cup remains the spring goal for imported stayer St Jean who returned to winning form with an impressive performance in the Open Handicap (1600m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

St Jean will have his next race start in the Naturalism Stakes at Caulfield on September 20. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia…

Naturalism Stakes The Key Spring Race For St Jean

Naturalism Stakes The Key Spring Race For St Jean

21 Aug, 2014

St Jean will begin his 2014 Spring Racing Carnival campaign at Moonee Valley on Saturday and trainer Aaron Purcell has revealed that the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield on September 20 will be the key spring race for the imported stayer.

St Jean is set to run in the 2014 Naturalism Stakes third-up. …

Purcell Happy With Warrnambool Cup Duo

Purcell Happy With Warrnambool Cup Duo

1 May, 2014

Local trainer Aaron Purcell has both Haylaman and St Jean in the 2014 Warrnambool Cup this afternoon and is happy with the condition of both his charges heading into the Listed event this afternoon.

St Jean was denied a maiden metropolitan race win by Tooleybuc in the Mistable Handicap at Caulfield on April 21. Photo …

Initiator To The Spelling Paddock After Piping Lane Handicap

Initiator To The Spelling Paddock After Piping Lane Handicap

17 Jan, 2014

Imported stayer Initiator will be sent to the spelling paddock after running in the Piping Lane Handicap (2000m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Initiator is chasing his third straight victory in the Piping Lane Handicap at Flemington this weekend. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Initiator is chasing his third straight victory in the Piping Lane …

Spirit Song Wins Back-to-back Sunline Stakes

Spirit Song Wins Back-to-back Sunline Stakes

22 Mar, 2013

A perfectly executed program by Warrnambool trainer Aaron Purcell saw consistent mare Spirit Song claim her second straight Sunline Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley tonight.

Spirit Song takes out back-to-back victories in the Sunline Stakes at Moonee Valley. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia

Purcell pencilled in the Group 2 mares’ race as the five-year-old’s …

Purcell Has Big Spring Ambitions

Purcell Has Big Spring Ambitions

7 Aug, 2012

Warrnambool trainer Aaron Purcell has big spring goals. Even the Melbourne Cup is on the radar for one of his stable newcomers.

Set to make his Australian soil debut at Caulfield on August 18, German-bred import Val Mondo was bought by Purcell with the aim of chasing glory in some of the country’s biggest races.…

Spirit Song Runs Well to Win Schweppervescence Trophy

Spirit Song Runs Well to Win Schweppervescence Trophy

10 Mar, 2012

Aaron Purcell trained mare Spirit Song has beaten a quality field to score victory in the Group 3 $150,000 Schweppervesence Trophy (1600m) at Flemington today.

The pre-race second favourite ($5.00) bolted home down the inside to take top honours in front of Marveen and five-year-old mare Seduced.

Sprit Song now has six victories from 18 …

European Solution Crosses Codes

European Solution Crosses Codes

21 Dec, 2011

It’s been all the rage for trainers looking for a spring carnival cup’s horse but now the method of buying stayers from Europe has jumped ship.

Aaron Purcell trains out of Warrnambool and he has looked abroad for a horse to win a feature race too, his target being the Grand Annual Steeplechase.

The wheels …

Purcell Eyes English Jumpers

Purcell Eyes English Jumpers

6 Jul, 2011

Young Warrnambool-based trainer Aaron Purcell is hopeful that England will provide him with some quality jumps horses for his stables.

Purcell, who won the coveted Grand Annual Steeplechase in 2009 with Ginolad, will be looking to find his next winner when he heads to the United Kingdom later in the year.

The future of jumps …