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Country Cup Dominance Continues

Ballarat trainer Darren Weir dominance of the Victorian ‘Country Cup’s’ continued with Chord dominant victory in the Colac Cup. In the last 12 months, ‘Weiry’ he has won the Bendigo Cup (Puissance De Lune), Mildura Cup (Lord Of Brazil), Kyneton Cup (Streets Away), Ararat Cup (Clang And Bang), Heywood & Warracknabeal Cups (Shiny Buttons) and Woodford Cup with Hurdy Gurdy Man, who also gave his trainer his fourth Hobart Cup. Ridden to perfection by Dean Yendall, who also won the Colac Cup 12 months earlier, Chord romped home by just over three lengths, giving ‘Weiry’, the leading Victorian Country trainer for 8 of the past 9 years, his first win in the $50,000 feature. The win also completed a very successful weekend for Victoria’s leading trainer/jockey combination. Earlier in the day they combined to win the ‘Maidens’ with General Amour and Annotator. Two days earlier at Donald, they combined for a quartet of victories – Reddamour, Some Target, Nine Carat Rock and Sutanoc.

Ancient King leaps into his Fourth Jumping Victory

Since taking out his maiden over the hurdles at the Warrnambool May Racing Carnival, Ancient King has continued on with his winning ways with an impressive 9 length win at Casterton before lumping a big weight to another easy salute at Ballarat.

A ‘Stylish’ Win before Tom Breaks his Drought at The Valley

Stylish Miss found winning form for the second time this preparation when she recorded her first Victorian Saturday city class win at Moonee Valley.

The 'NEW' Kid on the Block

Since his 10 length win at his jumping debut back in March, Renew has really showed his rivals what he’s made of with a string of impressive performances over the obstacles.

Warrnambool May Racing Carnival

The hype of another Warrnambool May Racing Carnival has been and gone but the excitement for the team has continued on after three very successful days.

Former Perth Duo Kick Off Their Campaigns

It was a rare quiet Saturday’s racing in Melbourne for the team with just four runners being saddled up at Caulfield, with two of them making their much anticipated Victorian debuts in the Listed $120,000 Anniversary Vase.

Kenedna Impresses

Off the back of a little freshen up after a third placing in the Group 2 Kewney Stakes back in March, Kenedna has been in terrific form taking out two black type races in a row as she continues on her journey towards the Schweppes Oaks.

Palentino to Retire

With the decision being made to retire him to stud, Palentino leaves behind a collection of amazing memories spread throughout his 18 start career.

Another BIG Day for Big Duke

Following his successful Tasmanian trip back in February, which saw him take out the Group 3 $200,000 Launceston Cup in fine style, Big Duke returned to the beach with our eyes set on the Group 3 Manion Cup at Rosehill.

Burning Front On Fire

It took Burning Front 5 starts to get a win on the board this preparation but since that day at Caulfield back in January there has been nothing stopping Burning Front as he continues to prove too good each time he steps onto the track.

Black Type for Parthesia

Parthesia made her trip down to Tassie all the worthwhile on Sunday when she got her breakthrough win this preparation and her first taste of black-type success in the Listed $100,000 Tasmanian Oaks at Launceston.

Bart’s All Heart

Since coming to the stable at the start of 2016 Black Heart Bart’s outstanding form read as 2nd,1st,2nd,1st,2nd,1st,2nd,1st,2nd,9th,2nd heading into his second up assignment in the first Group 1 of the year, the $500,000 CF ORR Stakes on Saturday.

Thermal on Fire

After picking up the Open Handicap down the straight at Flemington on Jan 14th at his second start this preparation, Thermal Current has continued on with his winning form and made it two in a row with a powerful performance in the Listed $120,000 W J Adams Stakes over 1000m at Caulfield on Saturday.

Moonee Valley Success

With summer night racing at the Valley in full swing it was Handsome Thief and Star Stealer who made it another successful Friday night.

WHAT A STAR!

After his triumphant Group 1 victory in the Kingston Town Classic over in Western Australia at the start of December all roads were leading to the Magic Millions race day on the Gold Coast where Stratum Star got his crack at Queensland Riches in the $1 Million Magic Millions Trophy.

Winning Weekend

We had a big team of runners saddled up across Victoria and South Australia on Saturday with the winners rolling in.

Ken and Hijack Salute In Town

Hijack Hussy got her breakthrough victory with the stable at Flemington over the weekend when she put in a triumphant performance to break her 25 month drought from the winners stall.

Star Shines Bright in the West

The thrill of another Group 1 victory buzzed through the stable over the weekend when Stratum Star showed his Western Australian rivals how it’s done, taking out the $1 million Kingston Town Classic at Ascot in exciting fashion!

Winning Double at The Valley!

Lyuba returned in style on Saturday and increased her winning record when she saluted for the fourth time at just her sixth start.

Full Brother to Order of St George to be trained by Darren Weir

OTI is delighted to have acquired Kellstorm, the full brother to Order of St George.

Cracking Day at Kyneton

Kyneton Cup day was a huge success for the team taking out five races on the nice race card.

Lucky's Back

It was an exciting sight at Sandown on Saturday when stable star Lucky Hussler made his way back to the winners stall for the first time since his outstanding victory on the Gold Coast back in January.

Cup Day Success

With the Flemington Carnival in full swing and the first Tuesday in November already been and gone, the winners have continued rolling in for the stable.

Triumphant Victory for Tiamo Grace

After a debut third at Swan Hill back in August Tiamo Grace has quickly made her way up through the ranks.

Happy Days

Leica Day continued on with his winning ways at Hamilton on Sunday when he saluted in the $60,000 2016 Hamilton Cup over 2200m.

Jennifer Lynn opens Cup Day with a Bang!

After being sent out for a break following her debut win at Werribee in April Jennifer Lynn has returned in magnificent form winning two of her past three starts this preparation.

Double Under Lights at the Valley…

Real Love is on track for potential Group 1 riches with all roads leading towards the $3 Million Caulfield Cup on October 15th after a dominant victory in the Group 3 JRA Cup under lights at Moonee Valley on Friday night.

Hellbent Impresses, Royal Rapture's Flying and Bart Stars Again!

It was another successful Saturday’s spring racing for the team with a bunch of quality runners being saddled up at Caulfield on Saturday.

Raw Impulse Makes An Impression

Raw Impulse made his way across the border last weekend to show Morphettville what he is made of.

Palentino Does It Again!!!

The roar from the stands was enormous at headquarters last weekend when the big bunch of excited owners witnessed their star Palentino saluting in his second Group 1 race.

Voodoo Lad's Spellbinding Performance

After taking out the Lister Regal Roller Stakes at Caulfield in August, Voodoo Lad who has never missed a place in his 15 start career went into the Listed Chandler MacLeod Stakes as short price favourite at Moonee Valley over the weekend.

Brilliant Bart

Black Heart Bart has started off his spring campaign superbly when he put in a dominant performance on Saturday and took out the $500,000 Memsie Stakes at Caulfield.

Zanteco Brilliant on Super Sunday

Zanteco has proved himself to be a quality competitor on the jumps circuits taking out his last three starts in feature hurdle events.

Rapt with Royal Rapture

Congratulations to Edward Jordan, owner of Royal Rapture who took out the $101,000 Provincial Plate at Flemington over the weekend.

Flying V - Rageese

Having his first start for the stable at Sandown on Saturday, Rageese returned to winning form with a 1.25 length win in the 3yo Handicap over 1300m.

Huddys Cup Weekend

Try Four and Falago added to our Cups collection over the weekend at Geelong & Yarra Valley.

Melbourne Sales 2016

The Melbourne Premier Sale is just around the corner, with inspections beginning this week at Oaklands Junction

Guineas Bound

Mahuta booked his place in the Australian Guineas with a ‘tough as old boots’ win in the Group 2 Autumn Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday

Big Autumn Ahead

Some of our stable stars return at Caulfield on the weekend, with Lucky Hussler and Stratum Star contesting the Group 1 Orr Stakes along with stable mate Trust In A Gust who ran well first up at Moonee Valley

Prince of Penzance Back In Work

Melbourne Cup winner Prince of Penzance has returned into work this week.

Double makes Magic for Weir

Nothing will ever beat winning a Melbourne Cup, but yesterday runs a clear second

He’s Back

After a short Autumn last year and no appearance in the Spring, due to injury, Signoff surprised everyone with his dominant win at Caulfield in the Listed Lord Stakes over 1700m

Tall Ship wins Werribee Cup

Tall Ship added to his own Cup collection on Sunday when he secured the Listed TAB Werribee Cup over 2600m

Two Pakenham Cups in one year

With the old Pakenham track closing last year, the 2014 Pakenham Cup was run in April, after the new track opened in March this year and won by Tooleybuc Kid

Weir etches his name in Cup history

Darren Weir has been a dominant force in Victorian racing for the past few years, but he’s now etched his name into Australian folklore after Prince Of Penzance became one of the longest-priced winners in Melbourne Cup history

Country Cups Double

Something to Share and Rainbow Storm shared in the riches of the country cups circuit over the weekend

Luck Changes Everything

After running a luckless sixth in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, which was won by stablemate Stratum Star, Glen Boss and Lucky Hussler were out to prove a point

History Repeating

In 1994 a little bonnie mare by the name of Skewiff won the Jayco Stakes at Flemington, which has now been renamed the Blazer Stakes and been elevated from Group 3 level to Group 2

Back to Back Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes

Stratum Star added his name to the stable honour roll when he won the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes over 1400m, following in the footsteps of stable mate Trust In A Gust

Donald Domination

After a quiet week the stable was back firing at Donald with 3 winners

Country Racehorse of the Year

Tall Ship has been named the Country Racing Victoria Horse of the Year for the season 2014/2015

Farewell Woody

There aren’t many horses you’d want to go to war with, but there is no doubt Woody, Gotta Take Care, would be one you’d put on the front line.

First Cup on New Track

With Signoff out of the Pakenham Cup, it was left up to Tooleybuc Kid to represent the stable and he didn’t disappoint winning the first Cup held at the new track

200th Winner

Pantuo provided the stable with win number 200 for the season when convincingly winning the 0-58 1850m Handicap at Kyneton on the 12th of April.

Elmore Cup to Telopea

Telopea made it four wins from four stars in Australia when she clocked up another impressive win in the Elmore Cup at Bendigo.

Stawell Cup

He may not be the biggest horses and he sure doesn’t resemble his name, standing at only 16 hands, but Tall Ship is shaping into a very nice progressive stayer.

Off and Flying

Platelet ‘kicked off’ what is likely to be her last campaign with a victory in the Final Heat of the Jeep 55 Second Challenge.

 Hussler Wins The William Reid

After given a perfect ride by Glen Boss in the Group 1 William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday night, Lucky Hussler provided our third Group 1 for the season.

 4tracks4kids

For the first time, we have a team entered the 4track4kids walk in Melbourne, which will take place on Monday 9th March.

Adelaide Cup Bound

Taiyoo added another win to his name when impressively his first stakes success in the Listed Australia Torney Night Cup over 2500m at Moonee Valley.

Most Successful To Date

Taiyoo has taken the lead in the most successful amount of races won so far for this season

Talented Tonopah

Making his debut for the stable, after previously being trained in Sydney, Tonopah produced the goods in the BM78 1600m Handicap at Sandown.

Win 100

Scarlet Billows posted win number 100 for the season, with a first up win at Mornington on Wednesday 17th December.

Sling shot win

Tuscan Sling won the $35,000 Sportingbet Powered by William Hill BM64 Handicap over 1000m in impressive fashion at Moonee Valley.

Sea Change for Dandino

After suffering a leg injury prior to the running of the 2014 Caulfield Cup, the career of international based stayer Dandino was up in the air.

Beach Rehab Pays Off

Zabeel entire, Zabiso has undergone extensive beach rehab to get back to the top of his game.

Prince wins Moonee Valley Cup

Prince of Penzance returned to the winners circle with an amazing last to finish win in the $250,000 Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup on Cox Plate Day

Back to Back Stakes Wins

Stratum Star secured his first black type win in the Listed Yellowglen Vintage Stakes over 1400m, before taking the glory again in the Listed Crown Lager Stakes at Caulfield in a more convincing manner.

 Rawiller joins the Trust In A Gust Party

He had to forgo the Sir Rupert Clarke Charity Cup ride on Trust In A Gust, but Brad Rawiller got his Group 1 aboard the tenacious stallion in Saturday’s David Jones NBCF Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield.

Star Shines Bright at Flemington

Stratum Star handled the rise in class with ease, when scoring in the Listed Yellowglen Vintage Stakes over 1400m at Flemington.

Woody Crowned Australian Jumper of the Year

To add to his impressive resume Gotta Take Care was crowned Australian Jumper of the Year

Gust gives Weir and Lane special victory

On Sunday they experienced the sweet taste of Group 1 victory with the tough entire, who scored a dramatic win in the Bendigo Bank East Malvern Sir Rupert Clarke Charity Cup (1400m) at Caulfield.

 Magic Day For Weir

Darren Weir’s remarkable season continued at Bendigo on Sunday when Maythehorsebemagic defeated stablemate Cat’s Fun in the $100,000 AJRA Mosstrooper Steeplechase (3600m).

Woody Jumps Through The Million Dollar Barrier

Gotta Take Care, known as Woody around the stable, has surpassed $1 million in earnings after the champion hurdler won a third-straight $100,000 Brendan Drechsler Hurdle (3200m) at Bendigo on Sunday.

Ownership Shares Available - Gallant Guru/Pernote colt

Shares available in a colt by Gallant Guru, currently being educated in New Zealand.

May’s Dream Sprints Well to Claim 2014 Australasian Oaks

Resounding punters’ pick May’s Dream has produced a scintillating turn of foot to win the major Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville Racecourse this afternoon; charging home from the rear of the pack to find the line in the clear of Star Fashion and Scratchy Bottom

Akzar’s Warrnambool Cup victory puts Darren Weir in the driver’s seat

Darren Weir’s grip on the Warrnambool carnival was made complete by Akzar’s effortless wide arc win in Thursday’s Cup

2014 Warrnambool Cup result - Akzar accelerates away

Imported galloper Akzar accelerated away from his rivals in the $200,000 Listed Sungold Milk Warrnambool Cup (2350m) on Thursday giving his trainer Darren Weir his second win in the race and a set of keys to a brand new Mercedes

Winning treble for Darren Weir at Moonee Valley on Saturday

Darren Weir, the state’s leading trainer prepared a winning treble at Moonee Valley on Saturday, included in which were victories with a filly has already proven herself at the top-level, Thousand Guineas runner-up May’s Dream, and another with one who appears destined to get there

Shares in Yearlings Now Available

John Foote has been busy at the NZB South Island Sale recently, with the first of his purchases on our behalf now available.

Kansha Breaks Maiden in Impressive Style

The team at Darren Weir Racing celebrated a thrilling performance at Sandown on Wednesday when the promising galloper, Kansha, produced an explosive turn of foot to win the MRC Perri Cutten Blue Diamond Fashion Stakes Maiden over 1800m.

Anlon Wins Chester Manifold Stakes

Anlon continued his meteoric rise this preparation scoring a last-stride victory in the Listed $120,000 Chester Manifold Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on Saturday

Puissance targets Spring comeback

Darren Weir has confirmed star galloper Puissance De Lune will be given every chance to race over the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival.

Trust Gusts to Golden double

 Trust In A Gust claimed his second consecutive VOBIS Gold Premier Race Series victory taking out the $150,000 Harris Walker VOBIS Gold Carat (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Coffey Set To Star At Caulfield

Apprentice jockey Harry Coffey has three rides at Saturday’s Cystic Fibrosis Summer Race Day at Caulfield.

Gust blows away Ballarat rivals

Trust In A Gust became the first winner of this season’s $1.8 million VOBIS Gold Premier Race Series after claiming today’s $100,000 VOBIS Gold Eureka Stockade (1400m) at Sportsbet-Ballarat.

Another Country Cup For Weir

Not many Country Cups in Victoria have alluded the state’s leading trainer Darren Weir, however the Hamilton Cup was one such race. That was until Sunday when six-year-old entire Hurdy Gurdy Man overcame trouble to take out the $60,000 feature.

Red Letter Day At Moonee Valley

Saturday’s race meeting at Moonee Valley proved a ‘Red Letter Day’ for Ballarat trainer Darren Weir, who trained his first ‘Melbourne’ treble

Broken Wins Second Carlyon Stakes

The 2014 Carlyon Stakes is a full year away, but there's a fair chance Nick Hall will be riding consistent sprinter Broken in the $120,000 Listed event

Puissance De Lune Brilliant At Caulfield

He's been touted as a potential Spring Racing Carnival drawcard for almost a year and today Puissance de Lune emphatically confirmed that the tag was justified with a stunning win in the $220,000 Group 2 Back to Caulfield P.B. Lawrence Stakes.

Broken Wins Aurie's Star

He'd never won beyond 1000 metres before, but seven-year-old gelding Broken capped a double at Flemington for trainer Darren Weir with victory in today's $150,000 Group 3 Aurie's Star Handicap (1200m).

Stable Wins Victoria Premiership

With the completion of the 2012/13 racing season on Wednesday, Darren Weir secured his first Victoria Trainers Premiership.

Weir’s Winter Wonder

Darren Weir and his training team have put on a miracle-worker like performance in preparing Magnifique Soleil ($5 fav) to win the $150,000 Listed TROA/Luxbet Winter Championship Final (1600m) at Flemington.

Gotta Take Care Goes Back To Back

Classy jumper Gotta Take Care made it back to back victories in today’s $100,000 Brendan Drechsler Hurdle (3200m), upsetting the Australian record run of ten straight victories for champion Black And Bent.

Kid A Club Icon

Named after a small town and a kid who came from it, Tooleybuc Kid will go around in the $100,000 Slickpix/TVN Silver Bowl Series Final (1600m) at Flemington tomorrow with some very familiar names cheering this three-year-old gelding to the line.

Classy Mare Emulates Her Father

 Back in the 2005/06 season, California Dane created an imposing record at Moonee Valley winning five races there including the Moir Stakes on Cox Plate Day

Filly’s Win Brings Back Memories

Memories came flooding back for Darren Weir and the connections of She’s Archie when her two-year-old daughter May’s Dream took out the $130,000 Elvstroem Classic on the first day of the Swan Hill carnival

French Import Records First Aussie Win

 French import Police Gazette recorded his first win in Australia

Platelet Emulates Black Caviar

Darren Weir’s dual Group 1 winning mare Platelet emulated the feat of the great Black Caviar when storming home to win the $500,000 Group 1 The Goodwood at Morphettville on Saturday

Platelet Wins Group 1 Sangster Stakes

 Ultra consistent mare Platelet put in a career best performance when winning the $400,000 Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes at Morphettville

Flemington Win Completes Great Week

When exciting three-year-old gelding Prince Of Penzance proved too strong for his opposition in the final race at Flemington on Saturday

Goodbye ‘Phillip’

 The Darren Weir stable said goodbye to an old favourite on the weekend when nine-year-old Gotta Keep Cool, known around the stable as Phillip, was retired from racing.

Gotta Take Care Jumps To The Lead

 When star jumper Gotta Take Care saluted in an eventful Yalumba Classic Hurdle at Oakbank on Easter Monday

Taking Care of the Stayers Final

Gotta Take Care’s win in the $100,000 Melbourne Signage Concepts Stayers Final at Moonee Valley

Group 2 Double For Weekend

The recent ‘Labour Day’ weekend proved a real highlight for trainer Darren Weir when he produced two Group 2 winners – Puissance De Lune at Flemington and exciting three-year-old filly Lonhspresso in Adelaide.

Country Cup Dominance Continues

Ballarat trainer Darren Weir dominance of the Victorian ‘Country Cup’s’ continued with Chord dominant victory in the Colac Cup

A Race Of Firsts at Moonee Valley

The Hafele Handicap at Moonee Valley on Friday night will be remembered fondly by the connections of My Option.

Four Hobart Cups In Eight Years

Exciting stayer Hurdy Gurdy Man gave trainer Darren Weir his fourth Hobart Cup in eight years when finishing resolutely to take out the $225,000 Group 3 feature.

Music Shop Brings Up 100 Wins

In a season that is fast becoming Darren Weir’s best, he reached another milestone on the weekend when Music Shop won impressively at Caulfield on Saturday.

Most Improved Mare Wins Again

Five-year-old mare Miss Godden, is arguably the most improved horse in the stable as she made a one-act affair of the $30,000 Country Showcase over 2200m at Werribee on Sunday.

2012 - Very Successful Year

Some Target’s fast-finishing win at Echuca on New Year’s Eve rounded off a sensational 2012 for the Darren Weir stable – it recorded 191 winners for the calendar year.

Great End

Hurdy Gurdy Man’s impressive win in the $35,000 Woodford Cup at Warrnambool on Sunday has made trainer Darren Weir rethink the five-year-old Street Cry’s ‘Summer’ program.

Cup Winners Retired

Two Cup Winners, Can Do and Keep Control have been retired, due to niggling issues. Both were owned by long-time clients and supporters of the stable, the Boxall family from Tasmania.

Evens Wins Impressively At Moonee Valley

Three-year-old filly Evens impressive win at Moonee Valley on Friday night was the start of a successful night for connections.

Puissance De Lune demolishes rivals in Queen Elizabeth

Runaway Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) winner Puissance De Lune is likely to get his chance to try and emulate champion mare Makybe Diva in next year’s Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m).

Success In Ararat Cup For Swan Hill Apprentice

Sunday’s Ararat Cup win by Clang And Bang proved the biggest success so far in the fledging career of Swan Hill apprentice Harry Coffey.

Daughter Emulates Her Dam With Cup Day Success

Walk With Attitude followed her mother's footsteps when she won the $150,000 Lexus Hybrid Plate today at Flemington.

Weir's Charge Streets Cup Rivals

Darren Weir added the Kyneton Cup to his collection of regional features when Streets Away scored a resounding win in today's $100,000 NMIT Kyneton Cup.

Long Term Plan Pays Off

Puissance De Lune won the Bendigo Cup by a whopping 8 lengths yesterday in what was a 6 month plan derived by Weir & owner Gerry Ryan.

All in One Preparation

A daring ride by Glen Boss rewarded Ava's Delight with a win in the $80,000 0-82 Handicap over 1600m for 3year olds on Caulfield Guineas Day.

Rue Maple Retires After a Great Racing Career

ATB's Rue Maple brings the curtain down on a wonderful career. One of our gun mares Rue Maple, has been retired from the track following her 30th race start and prizemoney earnings of $397,572.

French Import On Track For Cup

Five-year-old import Puissance De Lune, donkey-licked his rivals at Mornington on Wednesday, is on track for the $250,000 Bendigo Cup at the end of the month.

Lord Of Brazil Adds Gold Nugget To Record

Talented six-year-old Lord Of Brazil added the prestigious $60,000 Gold Nugget Handicap to his record on Sunday at Ballarat.

Broken Wins Carlyon Stakes in Unusual Circumstances

Consistent galloper Broken won the biggest race of his career at Moonee Valley on Saturday in unusual circumstances

Lord Of Brazil Wins Mildura Cup

Darren Weir, crowned Victoria’s leading Country trainer for a record 9th year at a Gala Dinner in Melbourne last week, added another Mildura Cup to his resume when Lord Of Brazil got up in the last bound to beat Swan Hill Cup winner Cellarmaster

Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad

Back in the late 70's, the American rock musician Meat Loaf had a hit "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad." Well, one of Darren Weir's long and successful clients John Richards could now be singing the song's lyrics.

Streets Away Repays Faith

Leading Gold Coast trainer Alan Bailey was very impressed with Darren Weir’s training methods of Wealth Princess, getting the mare back to win a Group 3 in Brisbane after nearly two years off.

Weir Records Best Season Ever

Darren Weir sealed third position on the Australian Trainers Premiership when Angel Of Rock recorded the trainer his 174th winner for the season.

Weir Quinella's The Monash Stakes

The Listed Sir John Monash Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday proved a triumph for leading trainer Darren Weir when he provided the quinella.

Buttons Shines In Warracknabeal Cup

Darren Weir added another major country cup to his scalp when Shiny Buttons romped home with the $30,000 Warracknabeal Cup.

'Woody' Jumps Clear in JJ Houlahan

Gotta Take Care, affectionally known around the Darren Weir stable as ‘Woody’ has taken the lead in the JJ Houlahan Jumping Championship after his brilliant win in the $100,000 Kevin Lafferty Hurdle at Warrnambool on Saturday.

Filly Repays Faith Winning At Geelong

Gerard Kennedy was so impressed with what he saw on-line, he decided to make a 680km round trip from Drouin near Warragul to Peterborough, just west of Port Campbell, to buy a Keep The Faith filly.

Gotta Takes Care Of His Rivals

A great ride by Irish jockey John Allen paved the way for him to land his biggest win on Gotta Take Care in the $100,000 Brendan Drechsler Hurdle at Bendigo

Weiry Brings Up 150 Winners

Maunafume's debut win at Mildura was a milestone for leading Ballarat trainer Darren Weir – it was the 150th time one of his chargers was successful this season

The Night’s Hot Too Strong in The Casterton Cup

Once again Victoria’s leading Country trainer Darren Weir made Casterton Cup Day his own, winning the Cup and then providing the quinella in the following race

Divine Win Tops Off A Win For Owner/Breeder

El Divine, made light work of the heavy ground to win a Three-Year-Old Maiden on his home track at Ballarat, topping off a great week for owner-breeder John Richards

Second Glenlogan Park To Wealth Princess

Top-class mare Wealth Princess etched her name into Queensland racing history when she easily won the $150,000 Glenlogan Park Stakes at Doomben last Saturday

Royal Butler Keeps Sire’s Record Intact

The little-known stallion Scandal Keeper, which stands in WA, kept his record intact when Royal Butler stormed home to win a 1350m Maiden at Donald

Debutant Kicks Carnival Off In Style

Debutant Zeditex kicked the Warrnambool Cup Carnival off in style, winning the 1200m Maiden by a nose over his luckless stablemate Eudoxia

French Import A Credit To Mitch

There was no prouder person on course then Mitch Freedman when French import Puissance De Lune raced to victory on the final day of the Warrnambool Cup Carnival day

Triple Threat

Zeditex kicked off a stellar day for the Weir team at the Warrnambool carnival winning the Maiden Plate over 1200m.

Rue Maple Salutes At Caulfield

Consistent mare Rue Maple broke a frustrating winning drought when she scored a deserved first-up win in last Saturday’s Story Landscaping Handicap over 1100m at Caulfield.

Gotta Take Care Galleywood Bound

Exciting jumper Gotta Take Care showed he was on target for a 'crack' at the $100,000 Galleywood Hurdle on the second day of the Warrnambool carnival after a near faultless exhibition of jumping at Ballarat on Sunday.

Easter Proves Fruitful For Stable

Spartini's win at Caulfield on Saturday, which was her fifth from her past six runs, was the start of another fruitful long weekend for Victoria's top country trainer Darren Weir.

Stable On Fire At Donald

The stable of leading trainer Darren Weir was on fire at Donald on Monday, resulting in three winners, two quinella and a head off having a trifecta.

Arpeggio Comes Out On Top

For a couple of years now two brothers Chris and Tim Malone have argued as to who has the better horse. Chris has a share in the talented Starcraft filly Arpeggio while Tim races the consistent but unlucky Eudoxia.

Chord Dominant At Sandown

Five-year-old gelding Chord, who is lucky to be racing, was a dominant victory in the Hyland Race Colours over 2100m at Sandown on Wednesday

Stable Brings Up The Century

The Darren Weir stable brought up a century of winners for the season when Hot Pies showed no signs of getting the "Colliwobbles" leading most of the way in a 1100m Maiden at Horsham.

Whooroo Gets There Just In Time

Impressive Echuca winner Whooroo had to overcome a series of mishaps getting to the races, before strolling home in the 0-58 Handicap over 1600m.

Black Bart Impresses At Bendigo

Impressive Testa Rossa colt Bart Bart gave Tony and Lynn Ottobre there first winner for the Darren Weir stable when finishing resolutely to take out a 1300m Maiden at Bendigo last Sunday.

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Allen Back As A Winner

Irish jockey John Allen wasted no time getting back into the winners.

Keep Control Wins Marong Cup

Keep Control win in the Marong Cup (2200m) at Bendigo on Saturday was a highlight in somewhat of a gloomy week for connections.

A Day to Remember

January 17 is date etched forever into Eric Sardi's memory. The date each year marks the anniversary of the passing of his father three years ago. This year he was quite emotional for a different reason.

Adelaide Trip on Agenda For Filly

Flying Hostess could be in line for a trip to Adelaide after her strong win on her home track at Ballarat on Thursday.

Stable Finishes Year With 10 Winners in Six Days

The Darren Weir stable farwelled 2011 in a blaze of glory with 10 winners in the final six days of the year.

Lady Luck Finally Shines On What A Beauty

A bit of "Lady Luck" finally went the way of What A Beauty when she stormed home to win a Fillies And Mares Rating 68 over 1400m on her home track at Ballarat.

Christmas Comes Early For Owners

For a large contingent of owners in the Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock Syndicate, Christmas came a few weeks early at Moonee Valley’s Friday night meeting.

Mick Celebrates Swan Hill Victory

Darren Weir's ‘Financial Manager’ Mick Leonard had cause for celebration when lightly-raced mare Spiriticity stormed home to win the opening event on Sunday’s Swan Hill meeting

Sutanoc Joins Team For Ballarat Cup Day

Sutanoc will be one of a big team the Darren Weir stable will have just out the backdoor at Sunday's Ballarat Cup meeting, following his brilliant win at Geelong

Treadmill Helps Sublimity Win China Bowl

Sublimity terrific win in the prestigious China Bowl at last Sunday’s Ararat meeting was further proof how important the treadmills are to the training operation of Darren Weir.

Sauce Gives Harry First Win

It may have been only a once-a-year non TAB meeting at Wycheproof, but for 15-year-old apprentice Harry Coffey who suffers from cystic fibrosis, it will be a day he'll never forget.

Fitting Win From Cash Bound

It was fitting one of Darren Weir's most successful owners Gerry Ryan won first-up with Cash Bound last Wednesday at Bendigo. His company Jayco Caravans sponsored the feature race, the $200,000 Bendigo Cup.

Achilleus Continues Successful Association

Ed and Robyn Shakespeare who live just outside Geelong, continued their long association with the Darren Weir stable when Achilleus, a gelding they bred from their small broodmare band, won a 1000m Maiden at Warrnambool last Monday.

Platelet Wins Group 3 At Caulfield

Darren Dance, the principal of Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock, will always remember one morning he went to the trials at Burrumbeet to watch one of his horses. He was a bit disappointed when his runner was soundly beaten by an un-raced filly named What A Beauty.

First Time Owners Celebrate Filly’s Win

Daniel and Joanne Shields from Richmond had good reason to celebrate last Thursday night. Earlier in the day, Showabitofheart, the first horse they have ever owned, was untroubled to win the 1000m Three-Year-Old Maiden at Bendigo.

Virvacity Runs His Last Race

Darren Weir said goodbye to an old stable favourite when the 10-year-old Virvacity ran his last race at Morphettville last Saturday.

Stable Continues Success in Adelaide

After having the best strike rate in Australia for their winners to runners in Adelaide last season, the Darren Weir stable has continued on its winning way.

Most Husbands Impresses On Debut

The very cleverly named Most Husbands, was super impressive winning a 1200m Three-Year-Old Maiden on his debut at Swan Hill last Monday.

Via Savoia Scores A Hat-Trick Of Wins

Via Savoia has gone to the paddock for a well-earned spell after completing a hat-trick of wins over jumps at Pakenham last Tuesday.

Pay The Aces Caps Off Successful Season

When Pay The Aces strolled home in the $100,000 Thackeray Steeple at Warrnambool on Sunday, it capped off another very successful season for his trainer Darren Weir.

Gotta Keep Cool Passes $500,000 In Stakes

Rising eight-year-old Gotta Keep Cool past $500,000 in Stakesmoney when he continued his ‘love affair’ with Morphettville on Saturday, winning the opening race.

Filly’s Win Brings Back Memories For Owner

Peronne Lady's win in a Two-Year-Old Maiden at Warracknabeal last Saturday wound the clock back many years for her breeder and owner Athol Daffey.

Filly Testament To Trainers Ability

Champagne Esprit’s win in the Super VOBIS 3YO at Echuca on Monday, was testament to her trainers ability. She was having her 10th for the preparation after resuming with a third at Donald in February.

Music Shop Brings Up Century Of Wins

The return to form win of Music Shop in the heavy ground at Ballarat last Thursday, was a significant one for her trainer Darren Weir.

Weir Wins Home Town Cup

Darren Weir grew up wanting to win the Swan Hill Cup. He achieved this on Sunday when the seven-year-old Can Do held off Summarise in a punishing finish.

Well Deserved Win For Consistent Filly

The connections of Royal Bender were entitled to party well into the early hours of Sunday at Ballarat after the filly's win at Sandown last Saturday.

Flashy Gelding Starts To Repay Faith

Flashy-looking youngster Heza Bargain, who treated his rivals with contempt in a 1100m Two-Year-Old Maiden on at Ararat last Monday, is starting to pay back the faith shown in him by owner Barry Parker.

Back To Back Wins In Dequetteville Stakes

When Darren Weir's very promising two-year-old filly Manhattan Maid fought back courageously to narrowly win last Sunday's Listed $100,000 Dequetteville Stakes at Morphettville, it broke a 17 year drought.

Dream Start for John Allen

Irish jumps jockey John Allen couldn't have dreamt for a better start to his six-month stint in Australia winning a Maiden Hurdle on The Catarena at last week's Warrnambool carnival.

Stable Double At Caulfield

Darren Weir's two Caulfield winners last Saturday, Manhattan Maid and Sublimity, are now looking for some black-type in Adelaide.

Great Weekend For The Stable

What a great weekend the Darren Weir stable had. It started in the first race at Moonee Valley when the very exciting two-year-old colt Cash Bound won with authority...

Stables Betters Last Season’s Record

Ballarat trainer Darren Weir celebrated his 21st last Saturday. No, it wasn't his birthday, but he brought up 21 city winners for the season when Cash Bound comfortably won at Moonee Valley.

Owner’s Priority Continues Winning Run

Victoria's leading country jockey Dean Yendall continued his "love affair'' with Darren Weir's mare Owners Priority at Ararat last Monday.

Pay The Aces Wins At Morphettville

Stablehand Rodney Hicks will be the first to admit he gets a real buzz when the jumping season comes around.

Patience Rewarded With First Stakes Win

The stakes win of Maunatrice was a great reward for the patience shown by her breeder Paul Hatcher

Owners Priority Completes Hat Trick

Owners Priority scored an all-the-way win in a Fillies & Mares 1600m Rating 68 at Ballarat last Thursday

Fella Confirms Lauceston Cup Run

Streaky Fella is off on an "overseas'' trip after his courageous last stride win in a 2400m Rating 94 at Morphettville last Saturday.

Maunatrice Heads To Port Adelaide Cup.

Maunatrice has earned a crack at the Listed $80,000 Port Adelaide Cup over 2250m at Morphettville on February 19 after another dogged win in a Rating 86 over 2000m there last Saturday.

100% Record For Stable Apprentice

Stable apprentice Jacob Rule had a day to remember last Saturday when producing a 100% record - three winners from three rides.

First City Treble For Stable

Darren Weir continued his "love affair'' with Adelaide racing this season with his first city treble at Morphettville last Saturday.

Bohika Leads Stable Assault

Bohika, one of four winners for the stable on Boxing Day, is lucky to be alive let alone racing.

50 Winners For The Season

Darren Weir brought up his 50th winner for the season when the very promising Hurdy Gurdy Man stormed home to win at Sandown on Wednesday.

Owners Rewarded For Their Patience

There's an old saying, "Patience is a virtue." If there's any doubters, just ask the owners of Gotta Keep Cool, who came from last in the six-horse field to win over 2600m at Morphettville last Saturday.

Long Drive Proves Fruitful

A long trek from Whyalla, 400km north-west of Adelaide, to Ballarat, proved fruitful for two of Keltara's owners, John and Lyn Harris.

First City Success For Owners

It was no wonder the group of owners of Eightways almost pulled down the grandstand roof after he treated his rivals with contempt at Moonee Valley last Friday night.

Stable Continues Amazing Run At Cup Meeting

Ruadhan stormed home to win the final race at Ballarat last Sunday, it was Weir's 11th since November 7.

Busy Day For Stable At Ballarat Cup

The stable will be in for a busy day at the local Ballarat Cup meeting on Sunday with no less than nine runners on the huge 10-race program.

A Double At Donald For Loyal Owners

The Boxall family along with Margaret Macmichael and Lyn Joyce came home with the "book ends" at last Sunday's Donald meeting.

NZ Colts Arrive At Ballarat

Two two-year-olds who were purchased at the South Island Sales back in August by renowned bloodstock agent John Foote on behalf of the stable arrived at the Ballarat stables last Monday.

Culminate dominant, patience pays off

Culminate paid off as the mare raced into group 1 calculations with a determined victory

Racing: Darren Weir still leading trainers' title

DARREN Weir continues to keep his lead in the Australian trainers'premiership. He took his tally to 55 at Colac yesterday - two ahead of Sydney's Peter Snowden.

Oak Heart Can Bounce Back

Ballarat trainer Darren Weir believes Oak Heart has had the long grounding needed to win tomorrow's rich final of the Banjo Paterson series at Flemington.

Weir on verge of best season

BALLARAT trainer Darren Weir yesterday moved to one win short of his best season in Melbourne with the win of Rue Maple at Moonee Valley.