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Sweet success for Honey

Sweet success for Honey

Jan 26, 2017

A win never tasted so good for Owner and Breeder, Geoff Scott after his mare, "Small Town Honey" thrashed the opposition with a winning margin of 7 lengths in the "Bar Landy Restaurant" Maiden Plate at Seymour on Monday. Lining up for her 10th start the Magnus mare has ...

FACTS!

FACTS!

Jan 12, 2017

"Facts" opens the New Year for the stable on a winning note at Yarra Valley on Tuesday. Lining up for her first start under stable apprentice, Tahlia Hope, the 3YO filly flew the gates to take the lead. Although pressured mid race by another runner didn't stop the ...

"This is what happened in 2016"

Jan 06, 2017

A collection of bit and pieces during 2016............

Prima ends 2016 on a winning note

Prima ends 2016 on a winning note

Jan 04, 2017

What a better way to end 2016 by going out on a winning note and current stable star, Prima did just that at the final meeting of the year at Moonee Valley. Racing in ultra consistent form, the 5YO gelding by Sir Percy put in a career best performance in the ...

Hope Racing - Year 2016

Hope Racing - Year 2016

Jan 02, 2017

What a way to close the year with our final runner, Prima winning at Moonee Valley on the last day of the year. Without a doubt it has been another challenging year as we still wait on a decision on the long running cobalt cases. Naturally this has taken its toll on ...

Merry Xmas from Hope Racing

Merry Xmas from Hope Racing

Dec 20, 2016

To all our valued clients and supporters we send our warmest wishes for a "Merry Xmas" and may the New Year be one of prosperity and good health for everyone. On behalf ofLee, Shannon, Dee, Carol, Tahlia & all our Staff at Hope Racing

Invincible Tahlia

Invincible Tahlia

Dec 05, 2016

APPRENTICE Tahlia Hope didn’t have time to celebrate her first metropolitan winner when Invincible Al broke the 1000m track record at Pakenham’s stand-alone city meeting.Armed with a toasted ham and cheese sandwich on a plastic plate, Hope told stewards he was leaving the ...

Massive thrill for Tahlia

Massive thrill for Tahlia

Dec 05, 2016

Tahlia Hope rode home her first metro winner at just her second attempt on Saturday, the apprentice riding Invincible Al to a commanding win in the O'Connor 3YO BM70 Handicap (1000m).It's been a dashing December thus far for the daughter of trainer Shannon Hope, the 18-year-old ...

"Rosie gives Owners something to cheer for"

Oct 31, 2016

It’s doubtless there were plenty of people wondering why on earth the owners of Rose Of Virginia decided to pay up for Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup after the mare’s run in the Lexus Stakes on Saturday.The seven-year-old was second last in the field of 12, beaten out of sight - ...

Prima produces at the Valley

Prima produces at the Valley

Oct 29, 2016

Prima may be the smallest horse in the stable in size but he has the biggest heart and will to win as seen at Moonee Valley on Friday night. He was there to be beaten after leading for the majority of the race but when the challengers came he dug deep and refused to get beaten ...

Rose of Virginia claims final spot in 2016 Melbourne Cup!

Rose of Virginia claims final spot in 2016 Melbourne Cup!

Oct 29, 2016

What was a thought a few months ago has now become a reality for Grant and Margie Sheldon with their mare "Rose of Virginia" claiming the final spot in the 2016 Melbourne Cup field. After a few anxious moments whilst the VRC committee deliberated, Chairman Michael Burn said ...

O'Lonhro Bay wins despite massive odds!

O'Lonhro Bay wins despite massive odds!

Oct 27, 2016

"In all the years of training, 40 years in fact, I cannot ever recall training a winner starting at 126 to 1" was Co-Trainer Lee comments after "O'Lonhro Bay" won the opening race on Bendigo Cup Day. The 5YO gelding joined the Hope team by default after originally being ...

Proud Wolf proving a Winter wonder!

Proud Wolf proving a Winter wonder!

Aug 16, 2016

Never under estimate "Proud Wolf" on a wet track after registering his third win this campaign at Wangaratta on Monday. Sent out at double figure odds after a failure on a dry track at Caulfield previously, the 5YO Amadeus Wolf gelding relished the heavy ...

Prima perfoms under Beau

Prima perfoms under Beau

Aug 12, 2016

It didn't take long to follow through with another winner for the season when Prima scored his first city win at Sandown on Wednesday. A perfectly executed ride by in form Apprentice, Beau Mertens proved the difference in narrowly winning the Schweppes BM70 ...

Danvito delivers Hope

Danvito delivers Hope

Aug 09, 2016

"Danvito and Tahlia Hope" delivered the first win in the new racing season for the Hope team at Echuca on Sunday. Recently returning from a 3 week European working holiday, Tahlia united with her favourite horse and the Danroad gelding responded with a super ...

The Browns proud as punch!

The Browns proud as punch!

Jul 24, 2016

"Proud Wolf"  captured his third win from his past five starts at Echuca last Saturday (July 16) in the feature race on the card, "1Print BM78 1400m". The 4YO son of Amadeus Wolf came with a well timed run by young apprentice, Ethan Brown to grab track specialist, "Moulin" ...

Good, Better, Best!

Good, Better, Best!

Jun 18, 2016

He was Good, he was Better and he was Best Suggestion in his tough victory at Ballarat on Thursday. Resuming from a spell since February and facing a heavy 10 track was never a concern for the Hope team knowing he excels in these conditions and always performs well ...

Another wolf wins at Wodonga

Another wolf wins at Wodonga

Jun 17, 2016

Proud Wolf gave Owners and Breeders, John & Ellen Brown another winner by Amadeus Wolf albeit a dead heat at Wodonga on Tuesday. This follows on from their other smart winner, Indiana Wolf at Swan Hill on Friday. Both horses were ridden by Regan Bayliss who sported the light ...

Indiana impressive

Indiana impressive

Jun 13, 2016

"Indiana Wolf" opened the 3 day Swan Hill carnival with a bang to win the 'Pooles Accountants' Maiden Plate in impressive style. Coming from well back in the field, the Amadeus Wolf 3YO shot to the front at the top of the long home straight to ...

The magic trick to her!

The magic trick to her!

May 15, 2016

There is always plenty of tricks in the bag when taking over horses from other stables although the case with Lady Trickster was quite simple being only a change in riding tactics. Previously with 4 other Trainers before joining the Hope Racing team earlier this year, ...

Danvito's dominant display

Danvito's dominant display

May 15, 2016

"Danvito" has always promised a lot in his career and finally he delivered with a dominant display in the "The Tigers Clubhouse" BM70 at Werribee on Thursday. Rising in grade the Danroad gelding under stable apprentice, "Tahlia Hope" settled mid field before taking off ...

Clouds creates the scene for the day!

Clouds creates the scene for the day!

May 15, 2016

Werribee on Thursday was the host of the transferred Wangaratta meeting and "Clouds" created the scene for the Hope Racing team by dead heating with another local Kilmore galloper in Race 2 on the card. Resuming from a spell the striking 4YO grey was lining up for only ...

The Hopes big Day

The Hopes big Day

May 13, 2016

The father-son training combination of Lee and Shannon Hope enjoyed a ripper of a Thursday, collecting a treble at Werribee.While no-one is sneezing at a treble, the bounty could’ve been even bigger - with only one of the stable’s six runners finishing outside the top ...

Perfect record for FORJO

Perfect record for FORJO

May 07, 2016

Forjo showed she is well above average with a dominant win against older horses at Bendigo on Friday and keeps her perfect record intact to take her career tally to 2 wins from her only 2 race starts. Put aside after her impressive debut victory at Geelong in early January, the ...