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Kolora Lodge News


16 July 2014

AIMEE proved she is one of the most consistent two-year-olds in Queensland with a dominant win in the Ken Russell Classic at the Gold Coast to open the winter carnival.

Trainer Noel Doyle regularly utilises the services of the Kolora water walker and pre-training facilities for the filly who has won over $200,000 in just seven starts!

She will be back at the track for the summer carnival. 

Rudy and Seeking More

14 April 2014

Rudy and Seeking More

Very consistant Rudy adds another win in 3yr 1350m at Doomben on saturday the Red Dazzler gelding has been broken in, pretrained, water walker and spelled at Kolora, we wish Tom Clarke and family all the best in the future.


Seeking More was in great form from start to finish on saturday in the 1100m HCP returning to Kolora for a freshen up on the Water Walker he will be heading back to Kelso in a weeks time, wishing the connections all the best.

Last months winners

7 April 2014

We will start with our favorite Benny's Buttons winning last saturday at Doomben in the 1200m with the track being a heavy 8, top weight and favorite he didnt let us down with 7 seconds this prep some luck came his way, prior and after this race he had a freshen up on the Water Walker and has headed back into Kelso today.  Benny is heading towards the Winning Edge Quilty hcp 1200m in a fortnights time.

Terms of Trade has been very consistant this prep with leading Brisbane trainer Kelso Wood, winning the 1000m CL6 at Eagle Farm, with close 2nd and 3rd placings he finally cracked this win he now has headed home for a freshen up on the water Walker.


Leading Gold Coast trainer Helen and John Page are loyal clients of Kolora, Helen and John have been in great form with a super win from Rudy in the 3yr 1200m hcp at Doomben the Red Dazzler gelding has already had 4 wins from only 9 starts,   Stablemate Helen's Angel  also had a great win at Eagle Farm 1200m F&M, the strong minded Hidden Dragon filly is showing a lot of promise, good luck in her next start!!!


Star filly AIMEE has resumed to trainer Noel Doyle after a freshen up here at Kolora on the Water Walker the Exceedingly Good filly has won her last 3 from as little as 5 starts with prizemonies climbing over $185,000, wishing the Kling family and Noel the best of luck in the future.


Real Surreal has been exceptional this prep with inform trainers Team Hawks, with a layoff for 14mths she surely has held her own with a strong 2nd in the Gr2 surround Stakes last month, she will be  heading back to Kolora for a short break then resuming to Sydney preparing for the Melbourne Spring Carnival.


14 February 2014

KOLORA Lodge have found another exciting two-year-old.

The Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes trained Bugatty, which is part-owned by Kolora owner Michelle hasn’t been out of the first two in three Melbourne runs.

The Dreamscape colt showed he was destined for Group races with a strong win at Felmington in January.

Team Hawkes have such a big opinion of the colt he will run in the Group 1 $500,000 Lightning Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.

Having won down the straight Bugatty is a live chance with just 46kg on his back.

“You can count the number of horses as quick as him in our stable on one hand,’’ John said.

Kolora are excited to have Team Hawkes as clients on the property.


14 February 2014

KOLORA Lodge’s home grown star is almost set for a return to the track after a strong barrier trial win at Rosehill.

Stepping out publicly for the first time since she won the Magic Millions in January 2013, Real Surreal looked strong in winning the 900m trial with James McDonald aboard.

Real Surreal was bred, broken-in and pre-trained by Kolora Lodge. Michelle and Peter continue to race the horse with Michelle’s parents.

She will more than likely return to the racetrack in the Light Fingers Stakes.

We’re very excited about her autumn prospects in Sydney.


14 February 2014

A TWO-YEAR-OLD broken-in and pre-trained by Kolora Lodge made a scintillating seven-length debut win at Eagle Farm on Wednesday.

Master trainer Kelso Wood is eyeing off the winter carnival with She’s Miss Devine after she led all the way to win with Chris Munce on board.

“She is certainly smart and I knew they would have trouble beating her today,’’ Munce said.

Kelso will probably give the filly one more run before a spell.


14 February 2014

ONE of our favourites at Kolora Lodge continues to keep on giving for his connections. Seeking More took his prizemoney to over $150,000 with a strong win in an Open Handicap at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Seeking More spells and is pre-trained at Kolora Lodge.

He has now won six of his 12 starts and gives the impression he will make it to black-type races.

Congratulations to his connections.


14 February 2014

TERMS Of Trade made a scintillating debut in Brisbane racing with a strong win at Doomben on January 18.

The Kelso Wood trained galloper enjoyed a spell and pre-training at Kolora Lodge before he was sent to Kelso for his first Queensland preparation.  

He came out and ran second at his next start at Doomben to continue collecting good prizemoney for his owner.

The move north has certainly been a good one.


14 February 2014

STEVE O’Dea has unearthed a highly promising filly who spends plenty of time at Kolora Lodge.

Beatniks started $1.50 favourite when she scored a dominant three length win at the Sunshine Coast metropolitan meeting in January.

The filly spells and is pre-trained at Kolora Lodge.

Steve is one of our most loyal clients and has a super strike-rate.

Congratulations to him and his owners.


22 November 2013

KOLORA Lodge's longest serving client Kelso Wood was named Queensland Trainer of the Year and our very own star Real Surreal won 2yo of the Year at the Racing Queensland awards.
It was an exciting night for Kolora. We've looked after Kelso's horses for years and he is very much part of the furniture here.
Kelso enjoyed a stellar year. Real Surreal, which is owned by Kolora Lodge, won the Magic Millions while Sizzling won the Queensland Guineas.
Belltone and Someday all tasted black-type success.
Real Surreal also won two-year-old of the year on the back of her Magic Millions success.
All Kelso's horses are spelled and pre-trained at Kolora Lodge.
We're excited to be part of his team.

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