Kolora Lodge News
29 September 2012
Sizzling Melbourne Bound
New News ItemChampion colt Sizzling has landed in Melbourne safe and well, looking foward to his 1st Spring Carnival Campaign all reports from Trisha, Kelso's no1 strapper/track work rider says he has settled in extremely well and has pulled up fresh from his flight!!
27 September 2012
Eagle Farm trainer Les Ross has taken it all before him since he returned to training after a four-year break.
Les actually gave us one of our first horses to break in when we decided to get more involved with thoroughbred horses. He certainly helped us attract new clients and we are very grateful for that.
Since his return only a few months ago Les has had an electrifying strike rate. Cuddlesome has won twice in town. While Les has won 7 races across the border.
27 September 2012
KOLORA Lodge is proud to have some of Queensland's biggest and most respected trainers as clients.
It's well documented Kelso Wood has been a long time supporter of our property and that list continues to grow.
Tony Gollan's horses are now regulars out here, including Spirit Of Boom and Temple Of Boom.
Gold Coast trainer Helen Page has been sending her horses to our property for some time and she deserves a big congratulations after she won her first Gold Coast trainers premiership last season. That was a results we know Helen was very proud of.
We're also excited to have one of Brisbane's most exciting young trainers Steve O'Dea. He spells the majority of his horses here and he produces them in magnificent condition. We're certainly enjoying the success he is having.
Deagon trainer Michael Lakey doesn't get a lot of publicity, but he certainly has a good strike rate and we're elated he has decided to start sending horse to Kolora Lodge
Brian Wakefield is another successful trainer who's horses we look after. He recently produced a very promising youngster, Grayson Square who won on debut at Doomben and looks to have a bright future.
At Kolora Lodge we're very grateful for all the business we get and are committed to sending horses back to their respective stables in the best possible condition.
27 September 2012
ONE of Kolora's favourite residents Sizzling was named Racing Queensland two-year-old of the year at the annual awards ceremony in Brisbane on September 8.
The Kelso Wood trained colt created history when he won the Brisbane triple crown, when he took out the Champagne Classic, Sires Produce Stakes and the TJ Smith during the carnival.
The wins took Sizzling's prizemoney to just under $800,000 in only eight starts.
Sizzling is now off to Melbourne for the Cup carnival.
Kelso has been a long time supporter of Kolora Lodge and he deserves a huge congratulations after finished with Brisbane's best strike rate for the second year in a row. Kelso has a small, select team, but finished with a strike rate better than even the leading stables.
We're glad we could play a small role in helping Kelso achieve his successes.
27 September 2012
Two of Brisbane's favourite sprinters headed to the spring carnival after several weeks grounding on Kolora Lodge's water walker.
The Tony Gollan trained Spirit of Boom and Temple of Boom spent time here over their winter breaks to be ready for the Melbourne and Sydney springs.
In fact, Spirit of Boom spent just five weeks in work at Eagle Farm before he resumed for a nail-biting 2nd at Flemington earlier this month, after spending time on the water walker.
The two leading sprinters left Kolora in perfect condition and judging by Spirit of Boom's slashing debut have continued to thrive.
Tony reports to us Temple of Boom is doing equally as well.
The Aquatrainer brand has a state-of-the-art filtration system leaving the water clean enough a person could pretty much swim in it.
22 September 2012
Someday and Grey Assignment do it again
New News ItemKelso had a great day winning the 1st race with Someday in the 1350m BM 85 HCP at Doomben, After running 2nd to Lucky Luna on the 15th Grey Assignment backed up in the 2nd race winning the 2000m.
2 July 2012
Madeline Wilson is doing an amazing job educating Bling for me this was her 1st competition last weekend, she is a rising 4yr old filly by the Qld Champion sire Sequalo bred by my uncle Max. Bling is off to Fig Tree Pocket next weekend then Sydney the following weekend for the double header. Good Luck and safe travelling.
We have sent KS G.Star (remming) and KS Goddess (Gena) back to David Goodwin after a nice spell back home, these 2 mares are full sisters out of our Olympic mare Genoa and by Falkrich, they both foaled down one week apart when Genoa ws competing at the World Championships in Aachen. Dave has done a wonderful job on our horses, sending us youtubes of there rounds at each show, we wish him luck with the up and coming World Cup shows......
David Cameron is competing our wonderful KS Optimus by (Vivant) he currently ran 3rd in the Grand prix at the Gunnadah Showjumping Championships, Dave has really found a great connection with this horse who has been placed in nearly every class they have gone in, hopefully we will be seeing Dave up here shortly doing the Qld World Cup shows.
1 July 2012
Another Double for Kelso!
Kelso has built on his remarkable 27% metropolitan strike rate this season with Grey Assignment and Belltone.
Grey Assignment showing true grit, grinding away and winning in the BM 90 HCP (1600m) rated heavey 10 brought Chris Munce up to 99. Grey Assignment recently joining the Kelso Wood camp has had 2wins from 3 starts, showing he has staying ability.
Belltone's 8th win for Kelso on saturday in the Listed Glasshouse HCP (1400m) is evidence that he is worthy of the Spring Carnival campaign, another exciting win for owner Pete McPhee.
Belltones win contributed to Chris Munce achieving his record breaking 100 Queensland metropolitan winners in a season, he has deserved a well earned break.
Signified also had a great win last week with the talented New Zealand apprentice jockey Rosie Myers. Having won 2, and placed 2nd in his last 3 races Kelso must be very happy with Signified's consistency.
13 June 2012
Queensland's best two year old Sizzling returned home to Kolora this week for a well earned break after he sealed the Triple Crown with a gutsy victory in the Group 1 T J Smith Stakes (1600m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
The victory gave the son of Snitzel a well deserved Group 1 and brought up a hat-trick of victories after he won the Champagne classic and the Sires Produce Stakes to make a clean sweep of the feature two year old races during the carnival.
Sizzling ($1.60) outlasted the Gai Warterhouse trained Kabayan in a driving finish. The win gave Kelso his 2nd Group 1 victory.
Sizzling will spell here now until connections decide whether to send the colt to the Caulfield Guineas in the spring or give him an extended break before tackling the Magic Millions carnival at the Gold Coast.
Kelso also had a Double at Ipswich Cup Day last Saturday, his 1st win for the day was with Grey Assignment winning the BM 90 HCP (1650m) bred and owned by my uncle Max Lang it was so exciting for (Woody) to get up we just wished Max was in the country to see it!!!!
Kelso's 2nd win for the day was with Belltone winning the EYE LINER Stakes (1350m) owner Peter McPhee was saying this was his biggest win to date so congratulations to Pete, Kelso and his wonderful staff at Hendra
Steve Odea's fancy 2yr old filly Fantisha by (Collate) had a huge run for 3rd at Ipswich Cup Day on Saturday in the 2yr old HCP, Steve is now setting her for the QTIS 600 Plate (1400) at Eagle Farm on the 7th July she is definately one to watch!!!!
Steve had a winner on Sunday at the Sunny Coast with Parsnips in the 2yr MDN-SW a really good win 1st up after a spell, congratulations to Proven Thoroughbreds and all the connections involved.
Great to see Scenic Blast and Scenic Shot back here in there paddocks soaking up the rays enjoying our beautiful weather we are having at the moment, it was 2009 when Scenic Blast won the Kings Stand Stakes at Ascot so hopefully Ortensia will be flying our Aussie flag tomorrow.
Good Luck to Paul Messara and Ortensia tonight as they are looking for another Group 1 victory in the Kings Stand Stakes at Ascot...
27 May 2012
Congratulations to Kelso Wood and his team with the success he is having with Sizzling, winning the Ken Russell Memorial at the Gold Coast, and defeating Academus the Champagne Classic which is the 1st leg of the QLD Triple Crown for two year olds. Sizzling will now heads to Eagle Farm for the Group 2 BRC Sires Produce Stakes on the 2nd of June then the Group 1 T J Smith on the 9th of June.
A great start to the carnival for inform trainer Anthony Freedman after winning the Group 1 Doomben Cup with Mawingo beating favorite Manighar. More success for Anthony on the weekend with Boban having a stunning last to first win in the listed The Phoenix Stakes at Doomben. Boban will now be a serious contender in the TJ Smith Group 1 in 2 weeks time, great to see Smokin Joey back here in his paddock soaking up the sunshine after a very successful campaign.
Steve O'dea is on fire with Ring me Ruby winning the 150k QTIS 600 Plate and the Parry Nissan Prelude 1200m back to back in Townsville. She will now head to the Parry Nissan Plate on the 2nd of June looking for a hatrick, wishing Steve, Ryan and Ruby all the best.
A great supporter of the Water walker Laurie mayfield Smith is having a dream run with his team of horses, hopefully his dream run continues throughout the carnival!
Leading Gold Coast trainer Helen Page is setting Courtz Boy up for the Group 1 T J Smith in a fortnights time, it will be nice to catch up with helen and John over the carnival.
Mark Sues originally from cairns now based at the Gold Coast showed them how it was done with Dickos Dream paying $31, led from start to finish fresh from the Water walker, well done Mark.