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Triple treat Friday for Team Grand

Triple treat Friday for Team Grand

Nov 11, 2016

The Grand Syndicates' squad is starting to hit their straps across the nation, with three runners flying the Black and Gold flag today. Sestertia, Media Maid and Gilchrist will all face the starter on Remembrance Day, with another four Team Granders set to compete ...

Tykiato simply too good first up #15in16

Tykiato simply too good first up #15in16

Nov 09, 2016

Talented sprinting mare Tykiato returned to racing with a bang at Mornington yesterday, taking care of business in the Musk Creek Farm Handicap (Race 5-1000m) and enhancing her impressive first-up record.The John Price-trained five-year-old was confidently handled ...

​Devine Hussy on track for return to racing

​Devine Hussy on track for return to racing

Nov 03, 2016

Promising mare Devine Hussy is ready to hit the racetrack after a pleasing victory in Heat 13 at yesterday's Gosford trials.The Grant Allard-prepared four-year-old was making her first public appearance in 28 weeks and was given a good blow out over the 800 metres, with ...

Patience the key as Sestertia closes in on debut

Patience the key as Sestertia closes in on debut

Nov 03, 2016

Four-year-old mare Sestertia is zeroing in on a racing debut following her pleasing jump out at Sandown on Wednesday.The Luke Oliver-trained daughter of Testa Rossa has kept everyone waiting, through immaturity and injury, but did everything that was asked of her in ...

Win Number 5 For Tough Media Maid #14in16

Win Number 5 For Tough Media Maid #14in16

Oct 31, 2016

Flying five-year-old Media Maid continued her purple patch of form with an exciting victory in the Bangalow Limousines Handicap (Race 6-1000m) at Ballina today. Ridden by the talented Matthew McGuren, the Bruce Hill-trained five-year-old settled ...

Blinkers added to keep The Man's mind on the job

Blinkers added to keep The Man's mind on the job

Oct 28, 2016

Grand Syndicates' four-year-old Man Of His Word's lack of concentration proved costly when a fast-finishing fourth at Randwick last start, but trainer Bruce Hill believes the addition of blinkers can help refocus 'The Man' when he steps out in the Jim McKeering Real Estate ...

Black type beckons for Khutulun on Cup Day

Black type beckons for Khutulun on Cup Day

Oct 28, 2016

Grand Syndicates' quality mare Khutulun will be chasing her first slice of valuable 'black type' when she returns from a break in the Group 3 The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (Race 5-1400m) at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day.The Luke Oliver-trained six-year-old has only started ...

Glowing reports for Gold Coast youngsters

Oct 26, 2016

Queensland three-year-olds Mark My Word and High On You impressed when finishing third and fourth respectively in Heat 13 at yesterday's Gold Coast trials.The Bruce Hill-trained pair were not fully extended in the 900-metre hit-out and both jockeys provided ...

Oliver Racing guns ready to make their return

Oliver Racing guns ready to make their return

Oct 25, 2016

Team Grand enjoyed a positive morning at the Caulfield jump outs today with the Luke Oliver prepared trio Khutulun, Gilchrist and Grand Faith competing over 800 metres.Star mare Khutulun was jumping out for the second time this preparation and showed she ...

Gilly getting close

Gilly getting close

Oct 21, 2016

Emerging staying talent Gilchrist is scheduled to jump out at Caulfield next Tuesday in his first public appearance this preparation.The Reset five-year-old, who was spelled after finishing second in the Sky Heights Series Final (2520m) at Cranbourne on May 27, has pleased ...

Media Maid brave at Gold Coast

Media Maid brave at Gold Coast

Oct 20, 2016

Honest mare Media Maid again ran her heart out for connections when finishing a fighting third in yesterday's Cocoon Trackside Party Handicap (Race 6-1200m) at the Gold Coast.Ridden by Robbie Fradd, Media Maid ($12) held up to lead after jumping from barrier ...

The Man arrives in Sydney for Randwick raid

The Man arrives in Sydney for Randwick raid

Oct 13, 2016

Gold Coast-based four-year-old Man Of His Word has arrived in Sydney two days ahead of his assault on the $100,000 City Tattersalls Club Handicap (Race 5-1400m) at Randwick on Saturday. The fast-finishing son of Lope De Vega appears well placed in this ...

Luke Oliver Racing open day a roaring success

Luke Oliver Racing open day a roaring success

Oct 05, 2016

Team Grand was out in force for the Grand Syndicates open day at Luke Oliver Racing's Caulfield headquarters on Sunday, with a 70-plus crowd gathering to eat, drink and inspect our fine horseflesh.Stable stars Khutulun and Gilchrist, and our exciting squad of two and ...

Thanks for the memories Lilly

Thanks for the memories Lilly

Sep 29, 2016

A bit of a sad day as we say goodbye to the popular Lilly The Filly, seeing her trade in the black and gold silks for the green grass of the breeding barn.A bargain $3500 Magic Millions buy, she won two races for her owners and over $50,000 in stakes, even though we never really ...

Inside alley at last as The Man eyes off two on the trot

Inside alley at last as The Man eyes off two on the trot

Sep 28, 2016

The barrier Gods have finally smiled upon rising star Man Of His Word with the last-start winner drawing barrier two in this Saturday's $60,000 Qld Accounting Group Plate (Race 8-1200m) at Doomben.The Bruce Hill-trained four-year-old has endured a ...

Media Maid out to go back to back

Media Maid out to go back to back

Sep 23, 2016

Honest mare Media Maid will be zeroing in on back-to-back victories when she lines up in McLauchlan Wealth Handicap (Race 6-1200m) at Gold Coast on Saturday.The Bruce Hill-trained five-year-old schooled her rivals at Lismore last start, when sharing the ...

Man Of His Word lands major plunge #13in16

Man Of His Word lands major plunge #13in16

Sep 17, 2016

With the exception of the Champion race mare WINX for whom Queensland punters got exactly zero profit for with a $1.00 winning divvy, the Grand Syndicates owned MAN OF HIS WORD was the best backed horse in Australia on Saturday. Backed with every corporate bookie from as ...

The Man scratched after yet another wide alley

The Man scratched after yet another wide alley

Sep 08, 2016

Quality four-year-old Man Of His Word is set to be scratched from the Connected Australia Plate (Race 7-1350m) at Doomben this Saturday after drawing the outside of the 15-horse fieldThe Bruce Hill-trained son of Lope De Vega has endured a torrid ...

Media Maid cashes in at Lismore #12in16

Media Maid cashes in at Lismore #12in16

Sep 02, 2016

Gold Coast-based five-year-old Media Maid appeared beautifully placed across the northern New South Wales border at Lismore this afternoon and the hit-and-run mission was executed to perfection, with the $9000 yearling purchase scoring a dominant win in ...

SEASON 15/16 - TEAM GRAND'S BEST YET - SEE THE NUMBERS!

SEASON 15/16 - TEAM GRAND'S BEST YET - SEE THE NUMBERS!

Aug 01, 2016

Now the 2015/16 racing season has drawn to a close it's time to count the beans on what has proved to be another very successful season for Grand Syndicates!With excellent improvement across every measured statistic, there's never been more proof that you don't need to spend a ...

No Cap, No Glasses, NO PROBLEMS! Khutulun lands the plunge! #11in16

No Cap, No Glasses, NO PROBLEMS! Khutulun lands the plunge! #11in16

Jul 31, 2016

Home-track trainer Luke Oliver had a prolific day at Caulfield on Saturday, with his two runners Khutulun and Conspicuous Maid impressing.After Khutulun claimed the Carol Kelly Plate (2000m), the ever-consistent Conspicuous Maid just about looked the winner late in the John ...

Man Of Hs Word Return Looks A Warning

Man Of Hs Word Return Looks A Warning

Jul 27, 2016

Brisbane milers will be looking over their shoulders after Man Of His Word returned from a long injury layoff at Doomben, with a blistering turn of foot from long last to finish just behind the placegetters.It was a strong a black book run for a miler returning at the Doomben ...

Sniper takes aim at Cessnock

Sniper takes aim at Cessnock

Jul 15, 2016

Team Grand's exciting two-year-old Dubawi Sniper has accepted to make his debut in the Country Racing Close To City Maiden (Race 3-900m) at Cessnock on Tuesday.The Grant Allard-trained colt set tongues wagging with a brilliant trial win at Gosford on June 27, displaying a ...

Grand's guns getting ready to fire

Grand's guns getting ready to fire

Jul 08, 2016

Two of Team Grand's most exciting performers Man Of His Word and Peppermint Lane are expected to step out in barrier trials within the next week. Brilliant three-year-old Man Of His Word has come through his Gold Coast trial outing on June 23 unscatched and will now head ...