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O’Shea expects improvement from Holler in Darley Classic

O’Shea expects improvement from Holler in Darley Classic

4 Nov, 2016

Trainer John O’Shea expects vast improvement from Holler when he runs in the Group 1 $1m Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Trainer John O’Shea expects vast improvement from Holler, above, in the Darley Classic at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Holler is a Group 1 winner of the $500,000 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) …

Track specialist Holler returns in the Manikato Stakes

Track specialist Holler returns in the Manikato Stakes

20 Oct, 2016

Track specialist Holler returns to Moonee Valley on Friday night to take on a slick field of sprinters in the Group 1 $1m Manikato Stakes (1200m).

Track specialist Holler, above, returns to Moonee Valley in the Manikato Stakes. Photo by

The John O’Shea trained Holler has visited Moonee Valley on three occasions for two wins …

Holler to miss July Cup, Spring Carnival a priority

Holler to miss July Cup, Spring Carnival a priority

22 Jun, 2016

Trainer John O’Shea will bypass the Group 1 £500,000 Darley July Cup (6 furlong) at Newmarket on July 9 with Holler and has sent the three year old home to prepare for the Spring Carnival.

Holler will return to Australia and be prapared for the Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.…

Holler to be fitter in July Cup after Diamond Jubilee Stakes defeat

Holler to be fitter in July Cup after Diamond Jubilee Stakes defeat

20 Jun, 2016

Trainer John O’Shea believes that Holler will strip a much fitter horse when he lines up in the Group 1 £500,000 Darley July Cup (6 furlong) at Newmarket on July 9 after failing to run a place in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot last Saturday.

Holler, above, was unplaced in the Diamond Jubilee …

Holler is yelling out for a dry track for The Diamond Jubilee Stakes

Holler is yelling out for a dry track for The Diamond Jubilee Stakes

14 Jun, 2016

The prospect of a rain affected track could dampen the chances of Holler in the Group 1 £600,000 The Diamond Jubilee Stakes (6 furlongs) at Royal Ascot in England on Saturday.

Holler, above, runs his best races on a good rated track. Photo by Steve Hart.

All of Holler’s four race wins have been in …

Federal in sizzling form for Spear Chief Handicap

Federal in sizzling form for Spear Chief Handicap

2 Jun, 2016

A sizzling track gallop by Federal has convinced trainer John O’Shea that the four year old is ready to return to the winner’s stall in the Listed $100,000 FKG Group Spear Chief Handicap (1500m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Federal is the favourite for the Spear Chief Handicap at Eagle Farm. Photo by Steve Hart.…

Criterion primed to win back to back Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Criterion primed to win back to back Queen Elizabeth Stakes

7 Apr, 2016

Hall of Fame trainer David Hayes has multiple Group 1 winner Criterion primed to chase back to back wins in the Group 1 $4m Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Criterion is chasing back to back wins in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Criterion was an emphatic …

Kermadec to strip fitter in Doncaster Mile

Kermadec to strip fitter in Doncaster Mile

30 Mar, 2016

Zac Purton is certain that Kermadec will strip a much fitter race horse this week and has a great chance to claim back to back wins in the Group 1 $3m The Star Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Kermadec will strip a lot fitter in the Doncaster Mile at Randwick. Photo by Steve …

First Seal to wear blinkers in Doncaster Mile

First Seal to wear blinkers in Doncaster Mile

30 Mar, 2016

Trainer John Thompson has opted to put the blinkers on First Seal in an attempt to enhance her chances in the Group 1 $3m The Star Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.

First Seal will wear the blinkers for the first time in the Doncaster Mile at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

The Doncaster …

Holler chasing back to back G1 wins in William Reid Stakes

Holler chasing back to back G1 wins in William Reid Stakes

23 Mar, 2016

Proven Group 1 performer Holler is chasing back to back wins at the elite level when he takes on a slick field in the Group 1 $500,000 Mitchelton Wines William Reid Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Thursday night.

Holler is chasing back to back G1 wins in the William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley. …