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22 November 2013

BELLTONE may well be one of the toughest horses in Brisbane. 
With more than 60kg on his back and having endured a trip to Sydney for the Spring Carnival Belltone bounced back to Brisbane with a bang winning the Blackwater Quarries Handicap at Doomben on October 19. 
It was a classy win from a classy horse. 
At his previous start the eight-year-old had been beaten less than five lengths in the Group 1 Epsom Handicap. 
The win took his career prizemoney to over $500,000.
Belltone always holidays at Kolora and we look forward to seeing him back here when he's ready for a rest.


22 November 2013

NOBODY was more excited than us here at Kolora Lodge when Setfire To Therain scored dominant back-to-back wins at Eagle Farm.
The unbeaten two-year-old, who is now one of the favourites for the Magic Millions, pulled off a $11 into $2.90 plunge to win on debut and backed it up with another strong win at her second start. 
Setfire To Therain had her early days at Kolora Lodge and we're excited to have had involvement with her education. 
Good luck to Darren. She's very exciting.


22 November 2013

OUR stable star Real Surreal is on track for Sydney's famed autumn carnival. 
Bred, owned and educated by Kolora Lodge, Real Surreal was easily Queensland's best two-year-old winning the $2 million Magic Millions in January. 
She hasn't raced since because of some minor tendon issues, but has does plenty of work at home. 
She will head to Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes' Rosehill stables in a few weeks to be set for the rich Princess Series which will suit her perfectly. 
Real Surreal looks a million dollars and we're confident our patience will pay off! 


22 November 2013

IT'S really exciting to see trainers who use our services train winners. 
Kelso Wood, Matt Dunn, Gillian Heinrich, Helen Page, Steve O'Dea, Michael Lakey and Darren Bell are all having a purple patch at the moment. 
We love looking after their horses when they spell or preparing them in pre-training before they go back into their racing stables. 
Kolora Lodge is a big operation these days, but we keep our personal touch. 
The winners these guys are having shows that. 
We're excited and honoured that they choose to use our services.


27 August 2013

Sydney galloper Honorius resumed from a holiday at Kolora Lodge with a dominant win at Rosehill at the weekend.

The three-year-old romped home by more than three-lengths in the Club NSW Spring Preview Handicap. It was a breathtaking win which had "Spring Carnival" written all over it.

Honorius spent a few weeks at Kolora after his Winter Carnival campaign and has clearly come back in superb condition.

Honorius will be set for the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) at Randwick.

"This is a nice race to start him off in," trainer David Payne said.

"He's a nice staying horse and he'll be competitive in the longer races."

Payne sent several horses to Kolora after the winter carnival.


27 August 2013

INTO The Red Stamped himself has one of Queensland’s most promising three-year-olds with a dominant win at Eagle Farm on Ekka day.

The win was so effortless trainer Kelso Wood is planning to take him south for the Spring Carnival.

Into The Red is one of Kolora’s regular residents. He was broken-in here by Peter McMahon, who also played a key role selecting the horses, and does all his spelling and pre-training here.

It’s exciting to have another involvement in a leading horse.

A big congratulations goes to Into The Red’s managing owner David Divine who puts a lot into racing and is a big supporter of Kolora Lodge.

Saturday will be a big day for Kolora.

Wood’s trio, Sizzling, Belltone and Someday will line-up in the Show County Quality at Warwick Farm.

All three spell and are pre-trained here at Kolora.


27 August 2013

GILLIAN Heinrich has a large team of horses in pre-training here at Kolora Lodge as the Summer Carnival approaches.

Smart sprinter Audacious Spirit (pictured) is currently in work here after having a few weeks on the water walker.

Audacious spirit will be set for Brisbane's Triple Crown series.

Henrich, who is one of the biggest trainers in the state, is a loyal supporter of Kolora.

She started using our services earlier this year and we're really excited to have her as one of our clients.

The Heinrich stable have had multiple winners in the last week.


5 August 2013

OUR favourite horse Benny's Buttons, who many thought wouldn't race again, produced his second win after a two-year break with a dominant victory in the Channel Seven Handicap (1200m) at Eagle Farm.

Trainer Kelso Wood has set plans to target Benny's Buttons for the Triple Crown series in the Brisbane Summer Carnival headed by the Group 3 $200,000 George Moore Stakes (1200m).

Benny's Buttons is raced by Kolora owners Michelle and Peter.

Kelso thinks Benny will be a big chance during the summer.

"He's done a good job this time in but I'd like to try him over 1350 metres or 1400 metres before I tip him out for a little rest then bring him back for the Summer Series," Wood said.

"The first leg is 1200 metres, the second leg is 1350 metres and I think he'll run the mile in the last leg."

Benny's win was another triumph for the Kolora Lodge Aqua Walker. His spent plenty of hours getting fit on the valuable machine.


4 June 2013

ONE of our favourites Sizzling showed he is going every bit as good as ever with a strong win in the $350,000 Group 2 Queensland Guineas (1400m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Sizzling sat off the speed before he powered over the top of his rivals for a strong win in the winter carnival feature.

He will now back-up next week in the Stradbroke Handicap.

Early markets have him as the favourite!

Jockey Chris Munce believes he is a huge chance in the Stradbroke.

"He's been a special horse to us, he is better suited at Eagle Farm and he'll take a power of beating in the Stradbroke," he said.

Sizzling was broken-in, pre-trained and spells at Kolora Lodge. He's been with us throughout his illustrious career and we were very excited to see him back in the winner's circle.


4 June 2013

TWO in a row and off to a group 1.

That's what's happened with the Steve O'Dea trained Sir Moments, who produced an explosive finish to win the $100,000 The Pheonix at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Sir Moments will now go to the Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m).

If he produces another powerful finish he will be right in that as well.

"We really think he will be a better three-year-old, but he is a live hope in the Group1," O'Dea said.

Steve is a loyal client of Kolora's and we are excited to have Sir Moments part of the furniture.

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