Nichols Pair Looking To Continue Winning Run

Shane Nichols will have two live chances in two days to continue his winning run. Band On The Run heads to Geelong Synthetic on Tuesday and I Am The General heads to Sportsbet-Ballarat on Wednesday. Band On The Run will line up as the most experienced two year old in the first race on the card, The Briseis Club SV 2YO Maiden Plate over 1300m. Band On The Run is coming off a freshen up after her third on the Synthetic at Pakenham. The I Am Invincible filly has raced seven times for three placings and is due to break through. She started her career with a couple of placings in Listed races and has been a touch unlucky in her starts since. Jake Noonan will again take the ride after placing on h

Rover Rebels Against Long Odds

Rebel Rover has shown he has a distinct liking for the Pakenham Synthetic Track winning his second race in a row on the surface. The Shane Nichols trained gelding finished 11th of 11 on the turf the start before he won at his first go on the new surface. Dale Smith was a gain successful on Rebel Rover being aboard for two of his three wins. The son of Bel Esprit was bred by long time Nichols client in Ray Atchison who still owns the horse. The pair have had a lot of success in the past with horses from the same mare, Gypsy Marauder, in Falken who was an eight time winner, and the full brother to Rebel Rover in Belzace who won two races before being sold to Hong Kong. There are more horses co

Mayford Park To Host New Filly

Mayford Park have bought into Adam O'Neill's exciting filly Host x Northeast Note. The deal brokered by Todd Blum Bloodstock will see Bruce Maya's Mayford Park have interest in an O'Neill trained horse for the first time. "To see what the half to this filly did at Cranbourne the other day was exceptional," explained Maya. "At the value this filly represents and the potential she has after the significant updates with the weanling and two year old at the races and sales on Sunday she is worth a crack." He concluded. The filly's is out of the Stravinsky mare, Northeast Note, and her first foal is a filly by former Swettenham stallion Kaphero. The filly is the Robbie Griffiths trained Northkape

Great Southern Purchases for TBB

Todd Blum Bloodstock were active on the last day of the Great Southern Sale purchasing two lots, both of which were tried horses for new clients. Lot 715, Mattan, was purchased in conjunction with Adam O'Neill Racing is what is the first step in a partnership that will be ever more prominent with the two young parties joining forces. The New Approach gelding is out of the Redoute's Choice mare, Future Choice. This makes it a half to the Group 3 winining Lonhro filly, Eight Till Late. Other recent stakes winners featured in the page dripping with black type is the Colin Little trained Blue Ribbon. Mattan is a very talented horse already being a city winner at Moonee Valley and will benefit g

TBB Welcomes O'Neill Racing

Todd Blum Bloodstock is pleased to announce it has teamed up with emerging trainer, Adam O’Neill. Adam is a young man that is continuing to build an excellent record and the industry is starting to take note. O’Neill Racing is at an exciting stage with the level of bloodstock continuing to improve and a strike rate just under 20% of winners to runners and over 50% for placing’s this season. Todd will be heavily involved with the O’Neill Racing website which is an excellent way for owners and racing fans a like to keep up to date with what is happening with the horses and around the stables. This will allow Adam to focus further on what he is already doing so well and that is training winners

Nichols' General Strikes Again

Picking up right where his early two year old career took off, I Am The General, was again back in the winners stall. After jumping from a wide barrier and pushing across to sit just behind the leaders until they rounded the turn and then Craig Newitt showed that trademark drive to will I Am The General to the lead and hold on from the late challenging Gangnam Style to win bny 0.1 Lengths. It was the Shane Nichols' trained geldings third win from 15 starts and first after a little freshen up after his trip to Morphetville last start. The son of I Am Invincible, was one of the first winners for the emerging 'super sire' and it is also a positive for the Yarraman resident in that his horses ca

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