News About: Ron Leemon

Manawanui Banned from Racing after Second Bleeding Attack

Manawanui Banned from Racing after Second Bleeding Attack

3 Mar, 2015

Six-year-old gelding Manawanui received a lifetime ban from racing in Australia after suffering a bleeding attack during a Rosehill barrier trial this morning (Tuesday).

Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes winner Manawanui has been banned from racing following his second bleeding attack. Photo by Steve Hart.

It was the second bleed during competition for the Group …

Manawanui To Resume In Bill Ritchie Handicap

Manawanui To Resume In Bill Ritchie Handicap

16 Sep, 2014

Group 1 winner Manawanui is set to return to racing in the 2014 Bill Ritchie Handicap at Royal Randwick on Saturday after he won a barrier trial at Rosehill Gardens this morning.

Manawanui will be returning to the races for the first time in almost a year in the Bill Ritchie Handicap. Photo by: Race …

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes The Spring Goal For Manawanui

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes The Spring Goal For Manawanui

28 Jul, 2014

Manawanui has not been seen at the races since Caulfield Cup Day last year, but trainer Ron Leemon is eyeing the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on September 28 with the Group 1 winner.

Manawanui has not recorded a race win since he took out the 2011 edition of the Mitchelton …

Manawanui Looking To Turn Around Form In The Shorts

Manawanui Looking To Turn Around Form In The Shorts

21 Sep, 2013

Former star three-year-old Manawanui will have the opportunity to turn around his poor form as an older horse when he contests the Group 2 The Shorts (1100m) at Royal Randwick this afternoon.

Manawanui will return to the races in The Shorts at Royal Randwick this afternoon. Photo by: Taron Clarke

Manawanui was one of the …

Rain Affair scratched from Shorts at Randwick

Rain Affair scratched from Shorts at Randwick

22 Sep, 2012

The scratching of Rain Affair from the Group 2 $200,000 Bowermans Office Furniture Shorts (1200m) at Randwick today has thrown the whole structure of the race upside down.

As well as Rain Affair being the natural leader and dictate the race, the Joe Pride trained gelding will have to be replaced at the head of …

Manawanui is back on the Spring Carnival campaign trail

Manawanui is back on the Spring Carnival campaign trail

14 Sep, 2012

Last year’s Golden Rose winner Manawanui is back on the Spring Carnival campaign trail after pleasing trainer Ron Leemon in a Warwick Farm barrier trial today.

Manawanui pleased trainer Ron Leemon in a barrier trial at Warwick Farm. Photo by: Steve Hart

Leemon had to abort Manawanui’s Cox Plate ambitions after the four year old …

Manawanui to have sprinter – miler campaign in the Spring

Manawanui to have sprinter – miler campaign in the Spring

20 Aug, 2012

A sprinter-miler campaign is now looking likely for Manawanui over the Spring with trainer Ron Leemon virtually running out of time to prepare the four year old for this year’s Cox Plate.

Manawanui will run out of time to prepare for the Cox Plate - photo © Steve Hart

Manawanui went off his feed after …

Manawanui misses trial, still on Cox Plate mission

Manawanui misses trial, still on Cox Plate mission

3 Aug, 2012

Trainer Ron Leemon is happy to wait another week to trial his stable star Manawanui in preparation for a Spring campaign which is heading toward a start in the Group 1 $3m Sportingbet Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on October 27.

Manawanui did not trial at Rosehill today and will instead have a hit-out …

Millie Fox Stakes is decimated with scratchings

Millie Fox Stakes is decimated with scratchings

3 Mar, 2012

The De Bortoli Wines Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill today has been decimated with scratchings due to Sydney’s wet weather leaving only six runners to contest the $125,000 Group 3.

Rosehill was rated a heavy 9 this morning with another 14mm off rain falling overnight to give a total of 58mm for the week, …

Manawanui to run on heavy Rosehill track

Manawanui to run on heavy Rosehill track

2 Mar, 2012

Trainer Ron Leemon isn’t going to let Sydney’s wet weather interfere with Doncaster plans for his stable star and will start Manawanui on a heavy Rosehill track tomorrow.

Rosehill was rated a heavy 9 this afternoon but with plenty of rain on the radar stewards will inspect the track again in the morning to give …