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Kukeracha Captures Queensland Derby

With seven of the 18 runners in Saturday’s $600,000 Group 1 Moet and Chandon Queensland Derby (2400m) at Eagle Farm, supporters of the Chris Waller stable were spoiled for choice. In a driving finish, it was James McDonald on the stables confidently supported Night Of Thunder (IRE) gelding Kukeracha who edged the stables number one choice Senor Toba (Toronado), with Hugh Bowman in the saddle. Race favourite Explosive Jack covered himself in glory again. At the tail end of a demanding season, t...

May 30, 2021

Two On the Bounce For Reloaded

After 15 starts and over two years out of the winners stall, the 4yo Snitzel gelding reloaded made it two wins on the bounce with a dominant performance in Saturday’s Group III Lord Mayors Cup (1800m) at Eagle Farm. ...

May 29, 2021

Stakes Success For Nudge

Always the bridesmaid, never the bride, Fastnet Rock mare Nudge stepped into centre stage at Doomben on Saturday to win her first Black Type racing taking out the Group III BRC Pam O’Neill Stakes (1600m) with a dominant display. Group I placed as a three year-old, the Chris Waller trained Nudge has never lacked for ability, but luck rarely comes her way with the result being a race record long on placings and short on victories. After placing in her past three starts, Kerrin McEvoy got the bes...

May 24, 2021

Fortified - One To Watch

The upcoming Group I BRC Queensland Derby (2400m) looms as a very open race this year and a lightly raced Kiwi bred threw his hat into the ring on Wednesday at Ipswich suggesting he may be a chance to emulate the success of other Kiwi bred 3YO Group I winners this season in Explosive Jack, Mo’Unga, Lion’s Roar and Johnny Get Angry.The Chris Waller trained Ocean Park gelding Fortified won his debut at the Gold Coast last December and has been taken along quietly this preparation in easier gra...

May 19, 2021

Stakes Success for Snitzel's Reloaded

Winless since making a successful career debut at Rosehill in 2019, the Chris Waller-trained Snitzel gelding Reloaded rewarded his patient owners with a dominant win in Saturday's Listed TRHA Members' Quality (1600m) at Doomben. In a tactical race, Cuba and Fabric strode along in front before Michael Cahill on Right And Wrong, and James McDonald on Reloaded made their runs well before the home turn. Reloaded was the strongest at the finish defeating the Deep Field gelding Luvoir by a length with...

May 15, 2021

Third Group 1 for Ocean Park's Kolding

The Chris Waller-trained Kolding took his earnings to a mind-boggling $6,387,200 when he added a third win at the highest level with a typically spirited performance in Saturday’s $600,000 Group 1 All-Aged Stakes (1400m) at Randwick. With Brenton Avdulla having his first ride on the son of Ocean Park, Kolding staged a 300 metre battle with the last start Group 1 Canterbury Stakes winner Savatiano. Kolding defeated the daughter of Street Cry (IRE) by a short-head with a further head back to the...

April 24, 2021

Pago Pago Stakes Success

While he may not be the punters pin-up boy, the Chris Waller-trained Shaquero has been an excellent advertisement for Arrowfield Stud's first season stallion Shalaa (IRE). On the go since capturing the Breeders' Plate in October, Shaquero added Saturday's Group III Pago Pago Stakes at Rosehill to his Magic Millions 2yo Classic triumph. Ridden by Kerrin Mcevoy, Shaquero threaded the needle between Tristrate and Converge in the straight before holding the perennially unlucky Extreme Choice colt Ti...

March 13, 2021

Guy Mulcaster Chats To Jo McKinnon

Becoming only the second horse since Capitalist to win the Breeders' Plate - Magic Millions 2YO Classic, take a listen as Jo McKinnon on RSN's Talking Horses program chats to Guy Mulcaster about Shaquero and the story behind him....

January 17, 2021

Shaquero Dominant In Magic Millions 2YO Classic

After giving his first season sire Shalaa (IRE) the best possible to his career when winning the Breeders' Plate at Randwick, Shaquero provided champion trainer Chris Waller with his first win in the $2million Magic Millions 2yo Classic (RL) at the Gold Coast on Saturday. The race may have been won at the barrier draw. While Shaquero received a cosy run from his inside barrier, most of his main dangers drew wide and were experiencing torrid runs....

January 16, 2021

Shaquero Tunes Up For The Gold Coast With Canterbury Trial Win

Shaquero (Shalaa {Ire}), winner of the G3 Breeders’ Plate on debut, is edging closer to his date with the R. Listed Magic Millions Classic after stepping out at the  Canterbury trials on Tuesday and posting an impressive win. Ridden by James McDonald, the Chris Waller-trained colt was quick out of the  gates and went straight to the front, leading all the way before  quickening in the straight without being hard ridden and going on to win the 900 metre heat by 1.8l.  Charli...

December 16, 2020

Futurity then All-Star Mile for Kolding

Epsom Handicap and Golden Eagle winner Kolding is sitting pretty among the top 10 in voting for the $5 million All-Star Mile and trainer Chris Waller hopes he can pick up another Group One win on the way to the rich race.Kolding, who resumed from a spell with a closing fourth in the Group Two Expressway Stakes (1200m) in Sydney on Saturday, is currently fourth in the poll for the All-Star Mile (1600m) on March 14 with the top 10 to be offered a berth in the race.Voting closes on February 16 and ...

February 4, 2020

Mulcaster prefers Karaka Yearlings

Yearlings by four-time Group One winner Preferment were offered at Karaka for the first time this week and it was apt that three were purchased by Guy Mulcaster.The prominent bloodstock agent bought the Brighthill Farm stallion as a yearling at Karaka in 2013 for $190,000 and he went back to the same well to try and source the same success with his progeny.Mulcaster topped the last day of New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale on Friday when he went to $120,000 to secure lot 1097, the...

January 31, 2020

Guy Mulcaster digs deep for colt

Prominent bloodstock agent Guy Mulcaster has been active at this year's New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale purchasing for clients, but yesterday he dipped into his own pocket to add another yearling to his own portfolio.Mulcaster went to $130,000 to secure lot 775, the Contributer colt out of Parvati, a full-sister to Group Two winner Yearn, out of Lansdowne Park's draft.He inspected the colt at Karaka earlier in the morning and liked what he saw."I just saw the horse this morning and...

January 30, 2020

The Autumn Sun impresses in return

Chris Waller witnessed his prized three-year-old colts Lean Mean Machine and Zousain beaten at their return runs in 2019 but the best of them all, Mulcaster Bloodstock buy The Autumn Sun, maintained his excellent winning record in Saturday’s $400,0000 Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill.The Hobartville Stakes shaped as a banana skin for Australia’s champion three-year-old colt, returning to competitive racing for the first time since his four-and-a-half-length victory in the $2 mi...

February 24, 2019

Imports Shine with Metro Treble

A treble of metropolitan winners by imported horses sourced from the Tattersalls Horses in Training Sale anchored a successful Saturday.The headline act was Exoteric with his victory in the Listed ATC Cup at Rosehill, his third win from his last four starts.In a career best form, Exoteric won the valuable Port Macquarie Cup the won the Listed Tattersalls Cup at Randwick before Saturday’s black-type victory. In his past four starts, Exoteric has quickly earned over $225,000 in prizemoney.In a s...

December 3, 2018

Even Mulcaster’s wildest dream couldn’t have imagined Winx

Guy Mulcaster will always be the man who found Winx but he has never seen her win a Cox Plate live – and as she shoots for No.4 on Saturday he is once again in England.The bloodstock agent, who works closely with the Chris Waller stable, is getting ready for a tried horse sale in England, but will be up early to watch his star find.“It is a great advertisement for my business that she just keeps winning,” Mulcaster said. “I might not get to see her do it at this time of year, but I’m a...

October 24, 2018

The Autumn Sun rises in stunning 2018 Caulfield Guineas romp

Chris Waller missed the chance to take on the world with Winx on foreign shores – he won’t miss the chance with rising superstar The Autumn Sun.And Waller won’t totally rule out The Autumn Sun having an unlikely clash with wonder mare and stablemate Winx in the Cox Plate after the three-year-old colt produced an arrogant win after sitting wide in the Group I Caulfield Guineas (1600m).It gave jockey James McDonald his first Group I win since returning from a betting ban in May and the Sydne...

October 16, 2018

Winx Wins in a Heart-Stopper

A few anxious moments quickly dissipated for the legions of Winx fans as the wonder mare put on a heart-stopping race in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes.It was the 28th consecutive victory for Winx and possibly her most nerve-racking, especially for her owners Debbie Kepitis, Peter Tighe & Richard Treweeke. She was selected for the group by Mulcaster Bloodstock at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from Coolmore Stud and her $230,000 price tag has turned into $19,884,924 of prizemoney....

October 8, 2018

Sun Shines for the Rose

The hugely exciting three-year-old The Autumn Sun landed the second Group 1 race of his short career with a scintillating last to first victory in the Golden Rose on Saturday.With just five starts under his belt, The Autumn Sun went undefeated as a juvenile, winning three races culminating in the Group 1 JJ Atkins Stakes. His only defeat came at his first start as a three-year-old when desperately unlucky after being checked out of a gap.His Golden Rose victory was a performance that had to be s...

September 24, 2018

20 Group 1 Wins for Winx

The records have tumbled now wonder Winx continues to set new benchmarks with every race, taking her Group 1 tally to 20 with victory in the Colgate Optic White George Main Stakes.It was the 27th consecutive win for Winx with her unbeaten run counting over three years as she continues to amaze not only the public but hose closest to her.“It is impossible to do what Winx is doing,’’ trainer Chris Waller said.“It’s like what Black Caviar did in 25 races, what Makybe Diva did to win ...

September 17, 2018

Carzoff Collects Another Cup

French import Carzoff made it back to back wins in Cup races with victory in the Group 3 Newcastle Cup following his win the Listed Wyong Cup at his previous start.Kerrin McEvoy was in the saddle for both wins and produced a patient ride to find late gaps and burst through to claim victory.“He’s in a really good space the horse,” McEvoy said. “He’s loving travelling around there on the bridle and being the last one off the bridle and getting the splits just fills him with confidence....

September 17, 2018

Don’t Forget About the Other Mare

After an eye-catching run behind Winx in the Group 1 Winx Stakes the classy Unforgotten reminded everyone she is a mare of huge ability as well with an outstanding win of her own in the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes.A memorable winner of the Group 1 Oaks in the autumn, Unforgotten put pay to a high-class field on Saturday and unleashed a devastating winning sprint reminiscent of her famous stablemate.Second up from a spell, the win came over 1600m for the daughter of Fastnet Rock carrying the colour...

September 3, 2018

Carzoff Races to Cup Victory

French import Carzoff zoomed to a stakes victory in the Listed Wyong Gold Cup over 2100m on Friday.After getting well back in the field, Carzoff showed a good turn of foot to come through the runners and triumphed under Kerrin McEvoy.“There was a bit of jockeying going on early and I had to come right back behind them to get some cover,” McEvoy told Sky Racing.“I must admit, after we passed the mile I was thinking to myself ‘we’re well back here, I’m going to need some luck’ and it...

September 3, 2018

Hat Trick for Paret

The progressive Paret completed a hat trick of victories with success in over 1350m at Rosehill on Saturday.It wasn’t all smooth sailing for the $2 favourite as he went back from an outside barrier to settle last. Hugh Bowman had to pick a path through the field and the horse showed his turn of foot to win comfortably in the end.“It got a little hairy there,” commented Bowman. “I had the horse and I had the room and when I went for it there was a bit of a shift but that’s racing.“He...

August 27, 2018

The Wolf Pounces on 2nd Stakes Victory

Imported galloper Mister Sea Wolf bounded to a second successive stakes victory in the Listed Rowley Mile at Hawkesbury.The last start winner of the Listed Winter Challenge at Rosehill has quickly racked up over $250,000 in prizemoney after arriving from Ger Lyons’s stable in Ireland less than 12 months ago.Rider James McDonald had Mister Sea Wolf relaxed in middle field and timed his run to perfection to land the feature prize.“It was an easy watch from the 400 (metres),” Chris Waller’s...

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