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A good day for the Hopes at the Heath

A good day for the Hopes at the Heath

Jan 06, 2019

Supre made amends with a Saturday metropolitan victory at Caulfield yesterday after a narrow and unlucky defeat last start at headquarters. She put the writing on the wall and by landing in the perfect spot in transit from the get go she was always going to be terribly hard to ...

Ten for Tahlia

Ten for Tahlia

Dec 17, 2018

What better way to ride your tenth metropolitan winner than at the states premier track, Flemington. It was a dream come true for Tahlia especially to ride her first Flemington winner on Chamois Road for one of her greatest supporters in Patrick Payne. She also paid special ...

Tahlia ticks up a Ton

Tahlia ticks up a Ton

Dec 11, 2018

Another milestone for stable apprentice "Tahlia Hope" was reached at Kyneton on Thursday with the promising young jockey notching up her "100th" winner on locally trained mare, Kissee Mee in the 'Rising Stars series. This is her first win in the series and she picks up 12 ...

Super SUPRE Salutes at Sandown

Super SUPRE Salutes at Sandown

Dec 03, 2018

Since joining the stable in August "Supre" has been a model of consistency and a touch unlucky not to win in her three previous starts for the Hope team. With the application of Blinkers and a pretty cool ride from the states Leading Apprentice "Ethan Brown", the High Chaparral ...

Sykedupgal salutes in super style!

Sykedupgal salutes in super style!

Nov 04, 2018

With the Spring Carnival about to unfold the spotlight was on the Kilmore meeting on Friday but one could have easily been mistaken for thinking they were at Flemington judging by the cheers from the crowd as “Sykedupgal” drove to the front to take out the bet365 ‘Official ...

Vivi Valentina Victorious

Vivi Valentina Victorious

Oct 20, 2018

Vivi Valentina" was victorious in the 'Allen Family' Maiden for 3YO fillies at the Pakenham night meeting on Friday in her first start for the Hope Racing team. Previously trained in Adelaide, the superbly bred daughter by 'Exceed and Excel from Our Golden Dream' presented with ...

Tavonian passes the test

Tavonian passes the test

Oct 11, 2018

It has been a long journey back to the winners stall for Tavonian after an injury emerged not long after putting together a hat trick of wins last year. A strained tendon halted any grandeur plans for the promising stayer and after 15 months since his last win at Ballarat in ...

Hopes celebrate Fathers Day

Hopes celebrate Fathers Day

Sep 03, 2018

"Tahlia Hope" capped a fairytale return from injury and provided the best Father's Day present for Co-Trainers "Shannon and Lee Hope" winning aboard Indiana Wolf in her first ride back on Sunday. On the sidelines since early May due to a broken collarbone from a race fall at ...

"Top Racing Award for Pegs"

Aug 27, 2018

There wouldn't have been a more deserving recipient of the "Tony Shanahan Award" for services to Country Racing than our very own Paul Egan known to many as "Pegs". An avid supporter of Hope Racing and together with the many friends he has made through our stable we send him our ...

Balcazar bows out a Winner

Balcazar bows out a Winner

Jun 11, 2018

"Balcazar" rounded off a great campaign capturing his first metropolitan win at Flemington on Saturday. However there were a few anxious moments for connections as the big chestnut hit the line locked together with the Chris Waller trained galloper, Jaminzah. The slow motion ...

Stable quinella at Bendigo

Stable quinella at Bendigo

May 08, 2018

An exciting end in the last race at Bendigo on Friday saw the two stable mates, "Filbert Way and Eramosa" fighting out the finish in the Bridge Hotel BM64 Handicap. Filbert Way gained a narrow margin on the line to record only his second victory from 13 race starts. The 4YO has ...

A new name joins the riding ranks

A new name joins the riding ranks

May 07, 2018

A new name appeared in the jockey ranks at Bendigo on April 4th, when stable Apprentice "Emily Azzopardi" had her first professional ride aboard Danvito. A horse beating home just two rivals and finishing 10 lengths from the winner, isn't generally considered a memorable outing ...

Capatas overcomes pre race drama to win!

Capatas overcomes pre race drama to win!

Apr 25, 2018

The pre-race drama before the start of the "Sue Luck Tribute" Maiden at Echuca on Monday didn't stop the odds on favourite, "Capatas" from winning. Luckily a potential major issue was avoided after fellow jockey, Jye McNeil alerted Ben Allen there was a problem with his saddle ...

Balcazar back to his Best

Balcazar back to his Best

Apr 21, 2018

It is not often we travel out of our comfort zone especially for a night meeting but when we do it usually pays off. The seven hour round road trip to Pakenham on Thursday night was worth the effort after "Balcazar" won the main race on the program courtesy of a great ride by ...

Day out at Caulfield for Tahlia

Day out at Caulfield for Tahlia

Apr 15, 2018

With Winter approaching, Apprentice Tahlia Hope has scored a timely double at Caulfield as she prepares to ride without her country claim. Hope added her first Saturday metropolitan double to a mid week pair at Sandown, giving the 19-year-old her ninth city victory.Both winners, ...

Eramosa wins easy at Echuca

Eramosa wins easy at Echuca

Mar 26, 2018

"Eramosa" finally cracked it to record his second win with an easy victory at Echuca on March 25. The 5YO gelding by Alamosa has proved a frustrating horse for the stable throughout his career so it was a pleasing result to finally get another win on the board for his ...

Euroa Cup for Team Hope

Euroa Cup for Team Hope

Mar 20, 2018

The Euroa Cup has been a lucky race for the Hope team over the years having previously won the cup on three occasions. So when we became aware the 2018 edition was programmed in March a plan was hatched to set stable horse "O'Lonhro Bay" for the race. Problem was the horse had ...

Balcazar breaks through at Bendigo

Balcazar breaks through at Bendigo

Mar 02, 2018

"Balcazar", a galloper of immense talent finally broke through at Bendigo to record his second win from 9 starts. Returning from a spell after a solid 3YO campaign, the lightly raced gelding was primed for the mile after a luckless run and narrowly beaten at Ballarat over 1400m ...

Filbert leads the Way in 2018

Filbert leads the Way in 2018

Jan 08, 2018

It didn’t take the stable too long to register their first winner in 2018 with "Filbert Way" taking the honours at Wangaratta on January 2nd. Lining up for his sixth start the 4YO gelding was given a perfectly executed ride by stable apprentice "Tahlia Hope" who took full ...

Schools out for Tahlia

Schools out for Tahlia

Dec 27, 2017

After four years under Racing Victoria's Apprentice Jockey Training Program, stable Apprentice Tahlia Hope graduated this month along with 10 other Victoria based Apprentices. It is interesting to note that of the 11 graduates, 8 are female riders who have to date forged a ...

Evil Lil does it a decade later

Evil Lil does it a decade later

Dec 12, 2017

Vivid memories of Evil Tricks getting beaten in a tight photo finish at Sandown back in 2007 nearly came back to haunt us 10 years later when the same scenario was about to unfold when her daughter Evil Lil looked to get beat by a similar margin. However the karma gods looked ...

In form Hope growing in Confidence

In form Hope growing in Confidence

Nov 21, 2017

Tahlia Hope has ridden 16 winners from her past 50 rides and took special satisfaction from her victory aboard Invincible Al at Moonee Valley last Friday night.It was her first night competing under lights at Melbourne's premier night venue and a ride that has given her ...

Dashing Declan

Dashing Declan

Nov 16, 2017

The stars aligned for "Dashing Declan" at Seymour on Thursday when everything fell into place and he finally broke through to record his first win. Lining up for start No 23, the rain came early in the morning for the gorgeous grey and he relished the softer track conditions to ...

Riding on a wave

Riding on a wave

Nov 10, 2017

A treble at Warrnambool on Thursday rounded off a great week in the saddle for stable Apprentice, "Tahlia Hope". Since returning to race riding late August after a long lay off due to injury, Tahlia has been riding on a crest of a wave with 17 winners already this season of ...