Outstanding opportunity in racing quality stayers Our Century and Goathland

An Outstanding opportunity to get involved in racing with Mark and Kim Waugh following a successful trip to Victoria purchasing two outstanding lightly raced stayers from the powerful Lloyd Williams establishment Macedon Lodge in Our Century and Goathland.

Our Century is a 7yr old bay gelding by Champion ill-fated sire of stayers Monteju out of the Lujain mare, Mixed Blessing. Our Century a veteran of only 12 career starts including 8 runs in Australia for 2 impressive victories in Wangaratta Cup over 2000m and at Caulfield over 2400m. Our Century has been placed behind high class stayers including second to Big Duke in Group 3 Manion Cup, third placing Group 3 Bendigo Cup behind Francis Of Assisi along with a fourth to Folkswood Listed Cranbourne Cup.

Our Century $145,000

                   Our Century $145,000

Goathland is a 6yr old brown gelding by Teofilo out of the Caerleon mare Royals Special. Original trained by Peter Chappel-Hyam out of Newmarket the former European galloper imported in to Australia by Williams. Goathland has had 12 career starts including 6 runs in Australia with success with an ultra-impressive 4 1/2 length victory over 2500 at Flemington and over $150,000 in stakes.

Goathland $145.000

                   Goathland $145,000

“I am absolutely wrapped and thrilled to have secured two outstanding stayers from the powerful Llyod Williams stable. Mark and I enjoyed our time inspecting a number of horses at Macedon Lodge yesterday and am delighted to confirm that we secured both Our Century and Goathland privately.  Both Our Century and Goathland will be aimed at Group and Listed staying events during the Brisbane winter Carnival culminating in the Brisbane Cup. I originally headed to Macedon Lodge with the intension of purchasing one stayer following the recommendation from Lloyd whom is a close friend of Mark’s however after inspections I fell in love with both Our Century and Goathland and decided to buy both for $145,000 each. I’m extremely excited to have them both heading to Wyong with the prospect of winning a big staying race in the coming months” added Kim.

If you would like more information and like to join Kim and Mark Waugh in racing either Our Century or Goathland please don’t hesitate to contact Kim on 0418 205 333 or via email on Contact Us

Impressive Spring Charlie bound for Gosford Thursday

Impressive debutant victor Spring Charlie will be looking to keep his unbeaten record intact when he takes his place in race 2 Tooheys New Class 1 Handicap over 1100m at Gosford on Thursday.

The Myboycharlie gelding took all before him with an impressive win over 1000m at Gosford two weeks ago following two strong trial performances in the lead up to his win and has continued to thrive both on and off the track pleasing Kim in the lead up to Thursday’s assignment. “Spring Charlie is really well, he hasn’t put a foot and I can’t fault his preparation in the fortnight since his debut performance. Spring Charlie has drawn ideally and should gain a lovely run in transit close to the speed and I’m sure with luck in running he will again be in the finish in what looks another very suitable race on paper. Spring Charlie is a lovely horse in the making who is still learning his trade and he will be heading to the paddock following Thursdays run” added Kim. Jean Van Overmeire continues his association with Spring Charlie, with the pair jumping from barrier 3

Spring Charlie

Spring Charlie

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Raceday focus: Brad Davidson’s preview and best bets at Gosford

Story courtesy Brad Davidson Daily Telegraph 11/01/2018

KIM Waugh’s stable has been striking at an astonishing 50 per cent since late November and the Wyong trainer is upbeat her purple patch can continue in the Listed Takeover Target Stakes at Gosford on Thursday.

Kim Waugh has got her stabe firing

Kim Waugh has got her stable firing

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Waugh, who has prepared 11 winners from her past 22 runners, has two terrific chances in the 1200m Gosford feature, with the resuming Oxford Poet ($4.60) joining favourite Supreme Effort ($4) in the 10-horse field. Waugh said both horses were excellent winning hopes.

“Supreme Effort’s run (last start at Randwick) was great,” Waugh said. “He drew awkwardly and got caught three-deep without cover but I thought he went super (when finishing fourth).

“Oxford Poet trialled well last week and we’ve had a little bit of rain, so the sting out of the track will help him because he has terrible feet.

Oxford Poet turned the tables on Ninth Legion, right, to win the Winter Stakes on Saturday

Oxford Poet

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“I don’t know if he will lead with Chetwood in the race but he doesn’t have to lead either and he can sit second or third. They should both race really well.”

Waugh has both bases covered with Oxford Poet an on-pace runner and Supreme Effort a horse that likes to find his feet and finish off.

The tight-turning Gosford track could suit Oxford Poet’s pattern but the presence of Godolphin’s Chetwood should ensure a genuine tempo.

“A lot of horses do swoop at Gosford and it’s amazing how many times I’ve run second there with a horse that led and something comes from back and catches you the last bit,” Waugh said. “Supreme Effort has proven he is on top of his game this preparation and he come through that last run really well.

Supreme Effort holds off His Majesty and Better Not Blue to win Provincal Championship Qualifier at Wyong on Wednesday

Supreme Effort

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“Hopefully he can be midfield somewhere with cover, and he has a nice turn of foot.”

Waugh will also saddle-up Oxford Poet’s half-sister Oxford Angel in race five.

The three-year-old filly was a touch unlucky not to win on debut at Scone and Waugh is upbeat she can go one better on Thursday.

“Nothing went her way (on debut),” she said. “She was jumping around in the barriers when they let them go and she missed it by two (lengths).

“Then she got caught in behind them and couldn’t get out in the straight. She hit the line really well and if she has a bit of luck (Thursday) she should be very hard to beat.”

Waugh expects Oxford Angel to jump away with the field.

“It’s the first time she has (missed the start like that) and she pings the lids usually,” she said. “It surprised me but race day and her first start might have been a bit overwhelming for her.

“She will be a lovely filly and next prep she will be better again.”

Waugh labelled preparation as one of the keys to her recent success.

“I only have 24 horses in work but I have most probably five or six in pre-training at home on the treadmill in the horse arena I’ve got,” she said. “They do a lot of good groundwork there before they come in, so it just keeps my racing numbers up a bit higher.

“I had 24 in work before but they would come in and start from scratch. Also, a lot of my older horses have retired in the last 18 months and I have a lot of nice, young ones coming through.”