News About: Peter Balzen

Big Tree Scores Upset Win In Ken Russell Memorial Classic

Big Tree Scores Upset Win In Ken Russell Memorial Classic

25 Apr, 2015

The unheralded Big Tree led from start to finish to record an upset victory in the 2015 Ken Russell Memorial Classic at the Gold Coast this afternoon.

Big Tree held on to record a very tough win in the 2015 Ken Russell Memorial Classic. Photo by: Daniel Costello

Big Tree jumped quickly from barrier two …

Punch On swings sweetly for locals

Punch On swings sweetly for locals

14 Jan, 2012

Trainer Peter Balzen and jockey Paul Hammersley kept the local Gold Coast flag flying when Punch On took out the $1m Magic Millions Guineas (1400m) today.

The popular pair have occasionally teamed up with success but will now be remembered together with Punch On making gold.

Starting at the generous odds of $9, Punch On …

Punch On Ready For Magic Millions Challenge

Punch On Ready For Magic Millions Challenge

3 Jan, 2012

Gold Coast trainer Peter Balzen has high hopes for Punch On in the Magic Millions 3YO Stakes next Saturday.

The three-year-old filly shot into contention for the $1 million race after winning the Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate at Doomben last Saturday.

Punch On won the race ahead of Noisy Ocean and Lucky Morna.

The …

Charm’s Honour breaks black-type maiden

Charm’s Honour breaks black-type maiden

10 Dec, 2011

Lightly raced filly Charm’s Honour signified a bright future when collecting her first black-type win in the Listed Mode Plate (1200m) at Doomben today.

Charm’s Honour provided Scone trainer Greg Bennett with his first winner in Brisbane and stallion Strada its first black-type winner.

The three-year-old did it the hard way after being posted three …

Dansonate ineligible for Magic Millions

Dansonate ineligible for Magic Millions

26 Nov, 2011

Despite being a Magic Millions purchase, Dansonate is ineligible for the $2m Magic Millions Classic (1200m) on January 14.

Connections of the $12,000 cheapy, who won today’s Channel Seven Handicap (2YO, 1000m) at Eagle Farm, didn’t pay up for the Gold Coast feature.

Today’s first prize $32,000 ,would have gone a long way getting the …