30th December, 2013 – WEEKEND WINNERS


All eyes are now turning towards the 2yr olds that are heading towards the Gold Coast for the Magic Millions and beyond. Limitless Lodge produced the quinella in the 2yo race over 1200m on Saturday at Canterbury. Invisible (M, W and J Hawkes) beat Jetwings (Gerald Ryan). Both of these horses were broken in and prepared to race at Limitless Lodge. Jetwings will now go to the paddock and Invisible is now equal favourite for the Magic Millions 2yo Classic at the Gold Coast. In the next race Maysoon (m, W and J Hawkes) won again and is now back in the aquaciser to freshen up before deciding where she goes next. Black Jag won over 1550m for trainer Chris Waller. He is a very good restricted class galloper that has been well placed for his owners. Black Jag spelled and pre trained at the aquaciser at Limitless Lodge prior to this preparation.
The most exciting winner of the weekend was at Sha Tin on Sunday. Luger won The Griffin Trophy for trainer John Size over 1400m. This great win brought his record to 4 wins and 2 seconds from 6 starts. He looks a most promising horse for the future. I know John thinks extremely highly of him. Luger was bought by John Foote at Australian Easter Yearling Sale in 2012 for John Size. Like all of John Size’s horses he was broken in and prepared to race at Limitless Lodge. We sent him to Hong Kong in February and he has been a major success story.
It is a great pleasure to be involved with the leading trainers and farms. For them to trust us with their very valuable horses is a great honour. We currently pre train for Sydney trainers Chris Waller, M, W and J Hawkes, Gerald Ryan and Bjorn Baker. For Hong Kong our major clients are the Hong Kong Jockey Club and John Size. The major studs that we pre train for are Vinery Stud, Coolmore Stud, Kia Ora Stud and Torryburn Stud.
 

24th December 2013 – MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR


Tim and the team at Limitless Lodge would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May 2014 be your best year yet !!
As with all horse farms we will be operating the same every day over the holiday period. Feel free to call Tim on 0418 475 685 to discuss your horse or to arrange a visit at any time.
 

16th December 2013 – EVENTING IN THE PARK, PERTH


I have just returned from a great weekend away in Perth where I competed in a fabulous new event on the banks of the Swan River, 5 minutes walk to the WACA and 10 minutes to the centre of town. It was a derby style competition and I was lucky enough to be one of five invited riders to compete on borrowed horses. I didn’t set the world on fire but really appreciated the ride on Holland Park Calgary. Teagan Cook won with the only clear round and defeated one of the invitees, Stuart Tinney, who was in the lead for most of the day after a masterful ride on an experienced horse. This event will continue to grow and I look forward to going back and being more competitive next time.

http://www.eventinginthepark.com.au/
 

16th December 2013 - WEEKEND WINNERS


Even in the off season the winners still keep coming from Limitless Lodge. At Randwick on Saturday we had several. The most exciting was Koroibete. He won for trainer Gerald Ryan over 1800m. He has been a real problem horse but has now built a good record with two wins this preparation already .Koroibete was broken in at Limitless Lodge and before this preparation was pretrained at the farm to overcome his barrier problems. In the BM78 over 1150m, Holy Delusions won for trainer Tim Martin and prominent owner Neil Wherrit. She was broken in, spelled and pretrained at Limitless Lodge. The two feature races at Randwick were both won by horses pretrained on the aquaciser at Limitless Lodge, Ninth Legion (Group 2 Villiers) and Permit (Listed Christmas Cup). In fact, every runner in the Christmas Cup has at one stage been pretrained at the farm. In the minor races over the weekend there was several other winners. Sweet Serendipity and Heebites  (Jason Coyle) and Palliser (M, W and J Hawkes). All of these were broken in and prepared to race at Limitless Lodge.

10th December 2013 – HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL SALE


After breezing up well the week before, our horses sold very well in Hong Kong on Saturday. The sale topper, was as expected, the Exceed and Excel/Galapagos Girl. He sold for $HK7.5 million (just over one million Australian dollars). He went to clients of Gary Ng and will be at the races shortly I am sure, as he is 3 and ready to race. We also topped the sale by aggregate and average. Our next highest priced horse was a Fastnet Rock/Permissive gelding. He sold for $HK6.7 million (just under one million Australian dollars). We were particularly happy that our draft went to good trainers who will give them every chance. Our next group of horses for Hong Kong commence quarantine on the 21st January. Their sale is on the 7th March.
To relive all the action of the day from this very unique sale follow this link

http://campaign.hkjc.com/en/2013-hkis-dec/2013-hkis-broadcast.aspx

This nice article and photo appeared on line today on Breednet and is a good summary from an Australian perspective
http://www.breednet.com.au/news2006.asp?id=95822

18th November 2013 – WEEKEND WINNERS


As the carnival draws to a close the winners still keep coming from Limitless Lodge. At Canterbury on Friday night Darciwood won for M, W and J Hawkes over 1200m. Darciwood was broken in and pre trained at Limitless Lodge. At Caulfield on Saturday the Group 3 Sandown Stakes over 1400m was won by Mahisara. He was broken in and pre trained at Limitless Lodge for Kia Ora Stud. Also at Caulfield on Saturday Floria won for Peter Moody the Summoned Stakes over 1600m at Group 3 level. Floria was pre trained prior to this preparation at Limitless Lodge. At Rosehill on Saturday, Hoylonny won for trainer Chris Waller and the Ingham Family over 1900m. Chris Waller actually trained the trifecta in this race and all have been pre trained at Limitless Lodge. Hoylonny was broken in at Limitless Lodge and hopefully now that he is a gelding he can show his true colours. Ninth Legion won for M, W and J Hawkes over 1350m from Said Com. Both these horses have been pre trained on the aquaciser. In the last race at Rosehill it was particularly satisfying to see Koroibete win for trainer Gerald Ryan. Koroibete was broken in and pre trained at Limitless Lodge. Koroibete has been a very difficult horse in the barriers and we were very happy to see him oblige after his very unlucky run first up. At Kembla on Saturday Dirasara won for Guy Walter and Kia Ora Stud. Dirasara was broken in and pre trained at Limitless Lodge. At Sha Tin on Sunday, Santa Fe Sun won for trainer Paul O’Sullivan over 1400m. He was broken in, spelled and pre trained at Limitless Lodge.

 

18th November 2013 – ADELAIDE INTERNATIONAL HORSE TRIALS


Adelaide International was a fantastic event. The weather was perfect, the course great and the ground the best ever. Chris Burton was class from start to finish in winning the 4 star on a catch ride. Cassie Lowe scored her first major win in the 2 star and thoroughly deserved her victory by finishing on her dressage score of 48.1. For me, it was an event to forget. Lord Limmerick did a good dressage test early on the first day and got a terrible mark of 59. He usually scores mid forties. A disappointing way to start and it didn’t get much better. He never really got going cross country and stifled himself at fence 8, the big ditch and brush. His next few strides were very uncomfortable but I pushed on anyway. He then came down to the water and backed off the whole way and was obviously sore down the hill. I pulled him up and walked him home. Not a good way to start. He is a very experienced 2 star horse who ran 2nd at Melbourne CCI** in June and has been placing at 3 star since then. Anyway, he is a very good horse who will now have a break and look forward to next year. Napoleon did a good dressage test and was 4th after dressage. He set off cross country in really good form and felt great all the way until the water. He then stopped going in and I circled and after an awkward jump went in and I said enough is enough. He is a baby and I knew this would be a big test. The water jump itself was quite nice. It is however the environment and atmosphere with the big crowd and the natural amphitheatre that makes horses back off. He will learn from this as he is a top class horse for sure. I never remember walking a horse home from cross country and now I have had two in the space of an hour. Not my finest hour! Needless to say, I was not good company on the drive home! My thanks to Marieke, the super groom for being very tolerant and very good at keeping me awake. We will move on……

 

5th November 2013 – WARATAH ASTRONOMICAL SOLD TO CLAIRE HEWSON


Waratah Astronomical has been sold to Claire Hewson. Astro has just had 2 one star starts and won his most recent by 13 points at Wallaby Hill. We wish Astro and Claire all the best as they head through the grades.

CLICK HERE to see Waratah Astronomical showjumping on his way to winning Wallaby Hill CNC* on 13th October 2013

 

5th November 2013 – DYNAMIC SOLD TO INGER SUTHERLAND


Dynamic and Inger

Dynamic has been sold to Inger Sutherland. She is a beautiful mare who has gone to a great home and we wish Inger all the best with Daisy for the future. Daisy was picked up at Camden on Monday and has already settled in to her new home at Sutton.

CLICK HERE to see Dynamic showjumping at Wallaby Hill on 13th October 2013

 

 

 

5th November 2013 – CHRIS WALLER GROUP 1 DOUBLE ON DERBY DAY


Sydney’s premier trainer, Chris Waller, had a fantastic day at Flemington on Derby Day. Zoustar won the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes for 3 year olds over 1200m. Zoustar has just been sold for $14 million to Widden Stud. I remember him as a $100,000 yearling that was passed in at the Magic Millions Yearling Sales by Kulani Park Stud. He was quickly purchased by Iskander Racing and syndicated. He was broken in at Limitless Lodge and has been pretrained and spelled at the farm before this preparation. He might well now go to Royal Ascot in 2014. An hour later Chris won another Group 1, The Myer Classic for mares over 1600m with Red Tracer. She beat her stablemate Catkins by a whisker. Red Tracer was pretrained on the aquaciser prior to this preparation. Catkins was broken in at Limitless Lodge and always pretrains and spells at the farm.

Other winners produced from the farm were Index Linked and Secessio for Chris Waller at Rosehill. At Newcastle Nodeemn won for Matthew Smith. He was broken in at Limitless Lodge.

 

29th October 2013 – MEET TIM'S TEAM


28th October 2013 – PLANS FOR THE COMING WEEKS


It is going to be a busy few weeks for me prior to Christmas. My next competition will be with Umunga at Exhibition Eventing at Equitana next Friday http://www.equitana.com.au/ . I think this will really suit Umi who is a very fast horse. He ran 2nd in this class at Sydney Royal in 2012 behind Shane Rose. Shane, no doubt, will be the one to beat again. On the Sunday November 10 Lord Limmerick (Sprout) and Napoleon (Oaky) will showjump at Northside as their final hit out before Adelaide CCI**. We will leave on the long drive on Monday morning, to arrive mid afternoon on Tuesday in Adelaide. Prior to departure, I will send the 8 horses to the airport on that Monday morning who are going to Hong Kong for the International Sale. My staff will fly with the horses and start off their work in quarantine at Sha Tin prior to my arrival 10 days later. Lord Limmerick and Napoleon are in really good form and I think they will both be very hard to beat in Adelaide. Sprout has done several 2 stars successfully and Oaky has only had a couple of intermediate starts. In racing terms I could not split them and I look forward to riding them very much at Adelaide. Adelaide is also where my 2 biggest sponsors, Ariat and Nature Vet are well represented and it is good to be able to spend time with them. I will arrive home from Adelaide late Monday night and spend all day Tuesday and Wednesday at the farm , prior to flying to Hong Kong on Wednesday night. I will be in Hong Kong for 18 days to supervise the final gallops and the breeze up and then the sale. The trip to Hong Kong is good fun and a great chance to catch up with old friends and meet many interesting new people who all congregate in Hong Kong for the 2nd weekend in December every year. After I arrive home on the Monday morning December 9 I am home until Thursday, when I then fly to Perth for this new Invitation Eventing In The Park Derby on December 15 where we will be competing on borrowed horses for big money. The organisers will look after us well and the bonus is that it combines with the Perth Ashes test match. Perfect timing ! I think I will be home the week before Christmas, just in time to welcome my sister Sarah and her new fiancé, Anthony who will be on holiday from England.

28th October 2013 – WEEKEND WINNERS


Limitless Lodge possibly had more winners this weekend than ever before. It started on Friday night with 2 winners at Canterbury. Cleansing Ale won over 1250m for M, W & J Hawkes. Cleansing Ale was broken in and pretrains at Limitless Lodge. She’s A Stalker won over 1100m for Angela Davies. She’s A Stalker always pretrains on the aquaciser at Limitless Lodge. At Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day Catkins won for Chris Waller and the Ingham family. Catkins is the most genuine mare in training who always gives of her best and gained more black type by winning the Group 3 Eliza Park International Stakes over 1600m. Catkins was broken in and always spells and pretrains at the farm.

It was at Rosehill however, where we had an amazing day. Six of the eight winners were produced from the farm. In the first race over 1100m Bold Circle won for David Payne. This lovely black colt was broken in and prepared to race at Limitless Lodge. In race 2 over 1400m Chateau Lafaite won for Chris Waller and Gerry Harvey. This high quality filly has now won 3 from 4 and was pre trained on the aquaciser prior to this preparation. In race 3 Quayside won for trainer David Payne and John Camilleri’s Fairway Thoroughbreds over 1900m. Quayside was broken in and always spells and pretrains at the farm.  This filly is obviously going to stay and will now head towards the Group 1 VRC Oaks at Flemington. Our most exciting winner of the day was Zephryon for M,W & J Hawkes. This sale topping yearling (2010 NZB Premier $NZ2,000,000) has now been gelded and has recovered from a significant tendon injury. He was broken in at Limitless Lodge and has done all of his rehabilitation in the aquaciser. It was very satisfying to see him win, especially for his patient owners who include Laurie Macri who had the disappointment earlier in the week of his star Atlantic Jewel being injured and retired. In the BM80 over 1100m Green Beret won for Joe Pride and one of our most loyal owners Peter Horwitz. He is a very high class horse who has overcome many problems, including atrial fibrillation at his most recent start. He certainly appears back on track now. That’s A Good Idea won the last race for Joe Pride which was a BM95 over 1200m. He was broken in at Limitless Lodge and has now won 5 of his last 6 and looks a Stakes horse for sure. The winners continued on Sunday with Joe Pride and Peter Horwitz having another success together with Cushy Number. He was broken in and always spells at Limitless Lodge. In Hong Kong at Sha Tin it was an important stepping stone towards International Day on December 8. Most of Hong Kong’s leading horses were on display. Gorgeous Debut won for Danny Shum and champion rider Dougie Whyte. Gorgeous Debut is by Exceed and Excel and was our sale topper from March. In Class 4 over 1400m, Luger won for John Size and Dougie Whyte. Luger was broken in, spelled, pre trained and prepared to race at Limitless Lodge prior to export to John Size in Hong Kong. Luger looks very exciting and we will follow his career closely. All of John Size’s horses are purchased by John Foote and come through our system at Limitless Lodge. It is a privilege to deal with John who is the ultimate horseman. The Group 2 Premier Bowl over 1200m was won by Sterling City for trainer John Moore. This 5yo by Nadeem has got a terrific record. He was broken in, spelled, pre trained and prepared to race at Limitless Lodge prior to export to Hong Kong. This weekend was particularly exciting as the winners were for many of my very loyal owners.

23rd October 2013 - HKJC HORSES START QUARANTINE FOR INTERNATIONAL SALE


Our team of 7 horses has today started quarantine in preparation for going to Hong Kong on November 11 to prepare for this year's HKJC International Sale on December 7. All these horses were broken in at Limitless Lodge and are ready to breeze up on December 1. Each year this sale throws up stars. The most recent star is Why Why who we sold in March and won his first start impressively at Sha Tin last week. Our draft this year has five 3 year olds and two precocious 2 year olds. Below are the photos that will appear in the sale catalogue...

Encosta De Lago/Superior Star 3yo

Exceed and Excel/Galapogos Girl 3yo

Fastnet Rock/Permissive 3yo

Flying Spur/Mystically 2yo

Flying Spur/Ruski Rose 3yo

Not A Single Doubt/Time To Move 3yo

Stratum/Umaline 2yo

21st October 2013 - NSW STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS – NAPOLEON WINS CIC**


Napoleon (Oaky or big Billy) is quickly becoming a favourite in the stable and a reliable winner. He was 2nd after dressage and clear cross country and showjumping resulted in a good win for him at only his third 2 star start against the best 2 star horses in the country. Very exciting and he now heads towards Adelaide CCI** in mid November. Click here to follow this link to the Adelaide International Horse Trials website http://www.australian3de.com.au/

Lord Limmerick was leading after the dressage in the CCI*** and was very green at his first outing at that level on the cross country. He was brave and genuine. He jumped over a flag in the double of corners at 10A and B and was judged to be eliminated. This is a shame but not a disaster. He completed the course and he thinks he went clear which is the main thing. Even more importantly he has pulled up sound and now heads towards Adelaide for his final event of the season. Umunga did a wild dressage test after missing so much work with a foot abscess and was clear showjumping. With the firm ground, his recent injury and the desire to have him in top winning shape for Exhibition Eventing at Equitana I did not run him cross country.

CLICK HERE to see Napoleon on his way to winning the CIC** NSW State Championships at Goulburn on the weekend

21st October 2013 - WEEKEND WINNERS


Another big haul of winners across many venues for Limitless Lodge graduates. At Caulfield Chris Waller led in a double with Red Tracer and Boban. Red Tracer won a Group 2 over 1400m and Boban a Group 3 over 1400m. Both of these quality horses were pre trained on the aquaciser leading into this preparation. At Randwick Best Case for Anthony Cummings and one of our loyal supporters, Peter Horwitz, won over 1600m. Best Case was broken in and pre trained at Limitless Lodge. Also over 1600m Index Linked (Waller)  turned the tables on Leebaz (Hawkes).  Both of these difficult horses were prepared to race at Limitless Lodge. At Newcastle on Saturday, Namibian won a Class 1 over 1400m for trainer Kim Waugh. Namibian is extra special as he is owned by me. He was broken in, spelled and pre trained at the farm. Also at  Newcastle, Blatant won for Vinery Stud over 1850m. Blatant was pre trained at Limitless Lodge. At Gosford on Sunday, Gerald Ryan had a good day with 2 winners – Fully Hectic Bro and Runway Star. Both of these horses were prepared to race at Limitless Lodge. Runway Star, the Northern Meteor filly for Vinery Stud has exceptional talent and looks destined for bigger things.

14th October 2013 - WALLABY HILLS HORSE TRIALS RESULTS


It was a good weekend for my team at the beautiful Wallaby Hills Horse Trials. I managed to win the 2 star on Lord Limmerick and was 2nd on Napoleon. I also won the 1 star on Waratah Astronomical. My only glitch was when leading the prelim on Dynamic I managed to miss a fence resulting in elimination. Bugger! She was wonderful though, and I felt sorry for her not ending her season with a win. She is a real winner and there will be many more wins for her in the future. Umunga was not able to run as he had a stone bruise. Terrible timing but he will hopefully be fine for Goulburn CCI 3 star this weekend. Wallaby Hills hosted a beautiful event that continues to grow and I certainly look forward to heading back in February for the first event of the 2014 season. Follow the link to results http://www.nominate.com.au/equest/results/WH1013.html

14th October 2013 - WEEKEND WINNERS


The final day of the Randwick Spring Carnival had 3 winners that had been produced by Limitless Lodge. Multilateral won in spectactular fashion over 2000m defeating Entirely Platinum. Multilateral was pre trained at the farm after being imported from England in January by Chris Waller. Entirely Platinum was broken in and always pre trains at Limitless Lodge for Team Hawkes. Chateau Lafaite won over 1400m for Chris Waller and Glyn Schofield. This was a great performance for the full sister to The Oaks winner, Royal Descent. Both are owned by Gerry Harvey. Chateau Lafaite was pre trained at Limitless Lodge prior to this preparation. The final winner at Randwick was That's A Good Idea trained by Joe Pryde who won a BM85 over 1400m. He has had a fantastic preparation and now heads to the paddock. That's A Good Idea was broken in at Limitless Lodge. At Sha Tin in Hong Kong on Saturday there was a very impressive winner for rookie trainer Chris So and aussie jockey Zac Purton in the form of Why Why. This beautiful horse is by Lohnro out of Tell Someone. He was bred by Torryburn Stud and will be a star. He was a graduate of the HKJC International Sale in March. Our next shipment of horses for the December Sale is getting vetted this week prior to entering quarantine on Monday. At Hawkesbury on Sunday, Hebrung won a 1000m Maiden for Team Hawkes. Hebrung was broken in and often spells and pre trains at Limitless Lodge.

8th October 2013 - WALLABY HILLS HORSE TRIALS THIS WEEKEND


This weekend, the beautiful Wallaby Hills Farm in the Southern Highlands will host a ODE and a qualifier of Express Eventing. There are big fields eager to run after the disappointment of Scone on the weekend. Many riders elected to withdraw from the cross country as a result of the very firm going. This weekend promises to be different. The higher levels will do their dressage on a beautiful surface in the indoor arena. The show jumping will be held in a well irrigated, lush, dedicated paddock. The exciting cross country will pass by the VIP tent and will be a great spectacle. There are still limilted opportunities to get a table at the VIP tent. For details about the event and the VIP hospitality, follow the link http://www.wallabyhill.com.au/news/wallaby-hill-horsetrials-exhibition-eventing

8th October 2013 - WEEKEND WINNERS


Limitless Lodge supplied 5 of the 9 winners on Super Saturday at Randwick. Once again Sydney's leading trainer, Chris Waller, had a huge day. Chris won the main race, the Group 1 Epsom Handicap with Boban. Boban came from last and overcame a lot of difficulties in the run to win in the last bound. He has now won 3 from 3 this preparation. He was pre trained on the aquaciser before going in to Chris this time. Zoustar won the Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes 1200m for 3yo. Zoustar was broken in, spelled and pre trained at Limitless Lodge. He now progresses to the Group 1 Coolmore Stakes on Derby Day at Flemington. It is believed he is now valued at close to $20 million. Arinosa won the Group 2 Premier Stakes 1200m for Chris Waller. Arinosa beat her stablemate Dystopia. Both of these mares were pre trained on the aquaciser prior to this preparation at Limitless Lodge. David Payne had another great day with 2 winners. Rock Hero won the Listed Dulcify Quality Stakes over 1600m. This was a terrific win for the son of Gallant Tess. Rock Hero was broken in at Limitless Lodge. Honorious won the Group 3 Craven Plate over 2000m. Honorious was broken in and pre trained at Limitless Lodge.

Also on Saturday in Melbourne, Limitless Lodge was represented by another winner in the form of Araldo. Araldo is trained by Mike Moroney and he came to us straight out of quarantine to be prepared for racing. Araldo won the Listed Bart Cummings Stakes over 2500m. At Newcastle Runhardasun won a Class 2 over 1400m defeating Eravana. Both of these horses are pre trained on the aquaciser.

On Monday Limitless Lodge had another 2 winners at Randwick. Leebaz won a BM 78 over 1550m for M, W and J Hawkes. Leebaz defeated Index Linked for Chris Waller. Both of these horses were pre trained at Limitless Lodge and are a credit to their trainers. These 2 horses would be 2 of the most head strong and difficult horses in training at Rosehill. Rastro won the last race which was a BM 80 over 1100m. Rastro was freshened up on the aquaciser at Limitlesss Lodge prior to this run for Chris Waller. Rastro was broken in at Limitless Lodge.

All the racing action now centres on Melbourne for the coming month. We can't wait !

 

1st October, 2013 – NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED


I am very excited to today announce that my long awaited website is up and running. Special thanks to my secretary Kim Oost and Robyn Ward from Sensis who have worked tirelessly to get it done. We will continue to update it and the website will have many new features in the coming weeks. In particular there will be extensive photo and video galleries. It can be found at this stage at www.limitlesslodge.com.au and by tomorrow also at www.auseventhorse.com.au. Feel free to offer any suggestions to ways that we can improve the site.

30th September, 2013 – WEEKEND WINNERS


Samaready was a huge winner of the Group 1 1200m Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday night. She won by 4 lengths taking on all the best sprinters in the land. This was a fantastic result for her as it was only her 2nd run after a very long break. She was pre trained on the aquaciser as she recovered from injury at Limitless Lodge prior to this preparation and was an absolute pleasure to do anything with. She now looks set to win anything up to 1400m that Mick Price sets her for over the Carnival. Chris Waller carried on doing what Chris Waller does and that is win big races every Saturday. We were involved with 2 of his winners at Rosehill. Champagne Cath won the Listed 1400m Reginald Allen Stakes. She rehabilitated at Limitless Lodge following her injury in January (when she was Golden Slipper favourite) and commenced work on the aquaciser prior to this preparation. It is great that she got back to winning form and fitness so soon after such a major injury. Multilateral won a restricted race over 1900m for Chris Waller and Jim Cassidy. He is another successful import for Chris that is going to win plenty of races over the staying distances. Following his release from quarantine on Boxing Day he came straight to Limitless Lodge to be pre trained with several other imports including Index Linked. They have all won races.

24th September 2013 - PLANS FOR EVENTING 2014


At this stage I am planning a European Summer campaign (Australian Winter) for my 3 best horses – GV Billy Elliot, Lord Limmerick and Napoleon. The main intention ofcourse is to get Billy on to the Australian Team that competes at Normandy in the World Championships in late August. My plans at the moment are to leave about mid May and be away until mid September. It is amazing how many events that I will get to compete at during that time. I will probably only miss a handful of events in Australia. For the younger 2 horses they will progress through the grades much more quickly in England and Europe in 4 months than 18 months on the domestic circuit in Australia. Obviously for my business I cannot be away for that entire length of time and plan to make regular trips home to look after my business. There is still 8 months to go until I intend to leave and a lot of things can change between now and then. This is simply my plan at this stage. 

23rd September 2013 - WEEKEND WINNERS


Another weekend of racing and another weekend of dominance for Chris Waller. We are proud to have pretrained 2 of his winners at Randwick on Saturday prior to this preparation. After they returned from Brisbane, Boban and Moriarty both went on the aquaciser in the morning to work and then in the paddock during the day and a stable at night. This seems to have agreed with them. Boban won the Group 3 1400m Bill Ritchie Stakes very convincingly and now looks a legitimate light weight contender for the Group 1 Epsom Handicap to be run in a fortnight. Moriarty won the Group 2 Hill Stakes over 2000m after a brilliant patient ride from Nash Rawiller. He defeated Glencadam Gold who won last year’s Group 1 Metropolitan Handicap and Moriarty now has strengthened his stranglehold on favouritism for this year’s edition run in a fortnight at Randwick. At Moonee Valley, Catkins won again at Stakes level for Chris Waller and the Ingham family. This beautiful filly, who has always been a favourite at the farm, was broken in and always spells and pre trains at Limitless Lodge. Angel Bee won for Team Hawkes on Saturday over 1200m. Angel Bee was freshened up during this preparation on the aquaciser as are many of Team Hawkes’ team.Leebaz won for team Hawkes at Hawkesbury. He is a very difficult horse who is a credit to the team. He now has a good record of winning 2 from 3. He was pre trained at Limitless Lodge and is one of the strongest horses to ever go through the gates here. Salford Art won at Kembla for Chris Waller over 2000m. She is an expensive imported mare that was spelled and pretrained at Limitless Lodge following her arrival in Australia and before this preparation.

23rd September 2013 - EVENTING EQUESTRIAD


I had an interesting weekend at the Camden Eventing Equestriad. All of my horses were newly upgraded and acquitted themselves quite well with no starring performances, at my first eventing outing in 2 months. Lord Limmerick, having his 2nd 3 star start, did a very good dressage test and was beautiful cross country. His showjumping round was incredibly disappointing. He just didn’t jump like he normally does at all. He was very backed off and looked out of his depth. That is simply not right as he is very comfortable around 1.40m tracks. I am just going to put it down to a bad day that will hopefully never happen again. Umunga, also having his 2nd 3 star start, did a good dressage and had a glance off at an arrowhead coming out of the 2nd water. I was probably too brave into the water and made it too tough and open for him to safely go on the 4 strides. It all happened so quickly that he probably doesn’t even know what happened. He then went on to showjump well with one unlucky rail down behind. Astronomical did a very good job in his first 1 star start to finish 6th. He was solid in all phases and I look forward to his next few starts. Napoleon is a very special horse and I am very happy with the way that he went. He ended up running 3rd and I am more excited about this horse than almost anything on my yard except for Billy. He actually looks like the bigger version of Billy. Napoleon is 17h and Billy is 16h.

17th September 2013 - EVENTING EQUESTRIAD


After a break with no events over the last few weeks it is good to be back competing this coming weekend at Camden. This event will draw huge numbers and all the leading riders will be there heading towards the pointy end of the season. I will be running 2 horses in the 3 star – Umunga and Lord Limmerick, and 2 horses in the 1 star – Astronomical and Napoleon. I will be a bit rusty but very happy to get going again. It is a great event for spectators and a great family outing especially on the Sunday.

Please follow the link for details about this great event. http://www.equestriad.com.au/

16th September 2013 - WEEKEND WINNERS


It was Chris Waller to the fore once again. Chris won the big race, the Group 1 Golden Rose 1400m for 3yos at Rosehill on Saturday with Zoustar. Zoustar was superbly ridden by Jim Cassidy to win convincingly after coming from the outside barrier. He was broken in, spelled and pre trained at Limitless Lodge. He is now a very valuable stallion prospect. He will now presumably freshen up and head towards the Coolmore Stakes 1200m for 3yos on Derby Day at Flemington. Also in the same race, Bull Point ran 3rd for trainer Gai Waterhouse. Bull Point was broken in and prepared to race at Limitless Lodge. Bull Point was the sale topper from last year’s Magic Millions Yearling Sale at the Gold Coast in January. His run from the back of the field was extraordinary and stamps him as a legitimate Caulfield Guineas prospect.

The Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes 1400m was won by Riva De Lago for trainer Chris Waller. This was a field full of stakes winners and Riva De Lago ran the best race of his life to earn himself serious black type. Riva De Lago was spelled and pre trained on the aquaciser at Limitless Lodge prior to this preparation. In the last race of the day, David Vandyke saddled up a very handy staying prospect in the form of Prince Cheri to win the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes over 2000m. He will now head towards the Caulfield Cup. Prince Cheri was prepared to race prior to this preparation on the aquaciser at Limitless Lodge. Prince Cheri narrowly defeated Honorious who was broken in and prepared to race at Limitless Lodge 

12th September 2013 - BILLY ELLIOT TO MISS ADELAIDE


Billy has sustained an injury while galloping in preparation for Adelaide CCI****. It Is minor and he is not lame. He is far too good a horse to risk with even the slightest hiccup. Clearly this is going to make life difficult in terms of selection for the Australian Team next year to compete at the World Championships. At this stage I will look towards competing at Sydney CCI*** in late April and then heading to Europe a few weeks later to prepare to ride him at Luhmuhlen CCI**** in Germany in mid June.

9th September 2013 - WEEKEND WINNERS


It was a hugely successful weekend for graduates of Limitless Lodge. At Flemington the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes 1600m was won by Foreteller for trainer Chris Waller. Foreteller rehabilitated from a fractured splint bone at Limitless Lodge and begun this preparation on the aquaciser at the farm. It was great to see our biggest supporter, Chris Waller kick off the Spring with an early Group 1 in Melbourne. I am sure it is the first of many for the Spring. At Randwick it was Chris Waller to the fore once again winning the main race, the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes 1600m with Hawkspur. The runner up was Beaten Up. Both of these horses were pre trained on the aquaciser at Limitless Lodge prior to this preparation. The last race at Randwick was won in convincing fashion in track record time by That’s A Good Idea for trainer Joe Pride. That’s A Good Idea was broken in at Limitless Lodge. At Newcastle again for Chris Waller the 1500m Class 1 was won by Casiroll. She was broken in, spelled and pre trained at Limitless Lodge. Also at Newcastle, Faziyah won for trainer Guy Walter and was broken in and prepared to race at Limitless Lodge for Kia Ora Stud.

In the first meeting of the season in Hong Kong, graduates of the farm won 2 races. Clement Sprit and Majestic Anthem were both graduates of the Hong Kong International Sale and won in good style on Sunday. These horses were both broken in and prepared to race before being exported and sold after their breeze up at Sha Tin. The next batch of HKJC horses are completing their preparations at the farm before entering quarantine on October 21 and flying to Hong Kong on November 11. At this stage we aim to take 12 horses for the December sale. We will have 6 3y olds and 6 precocious 2y olds. 

2nd September 2013 - WEEKEND WINNERS


It was a hugely successful weekend for Limitless Lodge graduates. In Sydney, horses produced from the farm won 5 of the 8 races with 2 quinellas and missed by a head (Bull Point) in making it 6. Prince Cheri stamped himself as a legitimate lightweight Caulfield Cup chance with a solid win over Eigelstein in a 1500m benchmark 95. Both of these imports were pre trained prior to this preparation on the aquaciser at Limitless Lodge. Boban won first up for Chris Waller in a benchmark 90 over 1300m at Rosehill. He was pre trained for this preparation on the aquaciser at Limitless Lodge.

In the 3 yo and up fillies and mares race over 1200m it was Kristy Lee who won for Chris Waller and the Ingham family. Kristy Lee was broken in and always spells and pre trains at Limitless Lodge. The Listed Premiers Cup over 1800m was won by Less Is More who narrowly defeated Ironstein. Both of these horses have been pre trained on the aquaciser at Limitless Lodge. With 6 runners in the Group 3 1200m Run To The Rose for 3 yo it was highly likely that the winner was to be a graduate from Limitless Lodge. It turned out to be the case but with the outsider of the bunch winning well, Va Pensiero. This colt is a credit to his trainer, Jason Coyle, who earmarked these 2 races when he went to spell at the end of the Golden Slipper preparation. Va Pensiero was broken in and always spells and pre trains at Limitless Lodge.

The most excitement for me personally was the spectacular winning return of Samaready in the Group 3 over 1100m at Caulfield. This preparation Samaready was prepared to race on the aquaciser at Limitless Lodge before going back to Mick Price in mid July. She has fully overcome her injuries and will now be a force to be reckoned with in all the major sprints. We look forward to watching her in the coming weeks.

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19th August 2013 - WEEKEND WINNERS


It was another successful weekend for graduates of Limitless Lodge. Three of the eight races at Rosehill were won by horses broken in at the farm. In the Spring Preview over 1400m Honorius won for trainer David Payne. He won convincingly and looks set for a good spring. A horse that I own a small share of, Luniyar, ran a great race first up for 3rd. In the Benchmark 90 over 1200m Chris Waller trained the quinella with Velrosso and Catkins. Both of these horses were broken in, spelled and pretrained at Limitless Lodge. The main race of the day, the San Domenico Stakes Group 3 over 1100m was won by Va Pensiero for trainer Jason Coyle. The lovely sensible colt was broken in and always spells and pretrains at the farm. This was a great start for the forthcoming Spring Carnival.

15th August 2013 - LIMITLESS LODGE GRADUATES ARE HEADING TOWARDS THE SPRING CARNIVAL


Our leading trainers who support me at Limitless Lodge have had all their big guns out trialling heading towards the Sydney and Melbourne carnivals. We are very proud of the horses who are prepared to race from our farm. Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for these horses who have spelled and pre trained in the leadup tp the spring at Limitless Lodge – Ike’s Legacy and Prince Cheri (David Vandyke), Va Pensiero (Jason Coyle), Criterion (David Payne) and for Sydney’s Leading trainer Chris Waller we have had Shoot Out, Sacred Falls, Foreteller, Red Tracer, She’s Clean, Champagne Cath, Arinosa, Hawkspur, Zoustar, Eigelstein, Chateau Lafaite and Lunayir. Best of luck to all of our owners and trainers.

14th August 2013 - PLANS FOR BILLY ELLIOT


After a very busy year last year, Billy has had a quiet season so far. His major target for the year is Adelaide CCI**** in mid November. All of Australia’s best horses and riders will be there trying to impress the selectors at Australia’s only 4 star event. To be there at peak fitness I will have 2 runs at Camden on September 21/22 and Goulburn October 19/20. Along the way I will have several outings where I will just do dressage and showjumping. I can’t wait to have my best horse out competing again. He is in super shape and is now all systems go.

12th August 2013 - ROB TOWNEND


Tragically on the night of Monday August 12th our very valued Main Farm manager was killed while riding his pushbike home from work. It is a devastating loss for his family who live in England and for my staff who all adored Rob. He will be very sadly missed in so many ways. Rob never had a bad word to say about anyone or anything or any situation. There are not too many people that you can genuinely say that about. Absolutely in the very top bracket of men you will ever meet and a very respected work colleague. It is difficult to know what to say to fully convey our grief. Rob was 27 years old and taken far too young. 9th June 1986 to 12th August 2013. RIP Rob.

11th August 2013 - RAIN AFFAIR BOUNCES BACK


Rain Affair was back to his scintillating best on Saturday winning the Group 3 Missile Stakes for trainer Joe Pride, jockey Nash Rawiller and owner Don Storey. Rain Affair has been a fantastic sprinter with a great record who has been winless for over 16 months prior to Saturday. Admittedly these were at the top level. Back to Group 3 level he was dominant winning by 5.5 lengths. Rain Affair often spells and pre trains and freshens up at Limitless Lodge on the water walker. We are very proud of his achievements and happy for his owner Don Storey.

26th July 2013 - PARKLANDS OAKLEY JOINS THE TEAM


Oaky has been wonderfully produced by Rob Palm. With Rob he won Melbourne CCI* in June against a big field convincingly. He will be renamed Napoleon. He will head towards Adelaide CCI** in mid November. Prior to then he will have several 2 star starts including Camden and Goulburn.

23rd July 2013 - DYNAMIC SOLD


Daisy has been sold to my greatest supporter over the years, Paul Biancardi. Paul has bought a fantastic eventing mare with a real will to win and will to please. I know Paul will have many years of pleasure riding Daisy. I am going to try and get the ride back occasionally to add to her already imposing record eventing.

22nd July 2013 - SYDNEY HORSE TRIALS


Sydney Horse Trials holds the 2 biggest ODEs every year in Australia. I am the very proud President of the committee that produces these mega events. It is a huge team headed by Rosemary Allen who make it all happen. Our summer weekend event was marred by flooding and torrential rain. Our winter event held on the weekend was fantastic with beautiful weather and huge numbers. Shane Rose had a very good week of eventing, culminating in winning the 3 star on CP Qualified. I also had a great week with 2 of my horses upgrading to Advanced. Umunga (5th) and Lord Limmerick (3rd) for the first time. I couldn’t have been happier with their performance. Both were double clear and very impressive. Both of these quality horses will head towards Goulburn CCI*** in late October. Umunga will then finish his season at Equitana at Exhibition Eventing and Lord Limmerick will go to the 2 star at Adelaide to help me warm up for Billy. I also rode Dynamic into 2nd place in the Preliminary and Astronomical into 4th place in the Pre Novice.

10th June 2013 - MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL HORSE TRIALS


I originally had 3 horses entered in the 2 star and I thought all of them were legitimate chances of winning. Unfortunately Mercator succumbed to a virus and never got on the truck. I set off with 2 horses – Gorsehill Star and Lord Limmerick. I was pleased with both of their dressage tests but was rewarded with 9th and 15th. Not happy ! Both horses were clear and under time in the cross country. Unfortunately Star did a leg injury and could not show jump. He will be out for 12 months. Sprout (Lord Limmerick) jumped a super clear round in the showjumping and ended up 2nd. He will now head towards Sydney in late July for his first Advanced start.

27th May 2013 - RANGIRANGDOO


Rangirangdoo in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000

It was a very sad day for the owners and supporters of Chris Waller on Saturday with the breakdown of Rangirangdoo in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000. He unfortunately broke both his sesamoids and had to be put down. Rangi, as he was known to everyone, was a big beautiful star with the most fabulous temperament. His race record was outstanding and included the 2010 Group 1 Doncaster Handicap. Rangi often spelled and pre trained at Limitless Lodge with his mates Shoot Out and Danleigh. Rangi was last at the farm on 9th February and I have included his departure photo for you to admire the champ.

27th May 2013 - EVENTING EQUESTRIAD AT CAMDEN


It was a good weekend for my team as they prepare for Melbourne 3DE next week. The weather was beautiful and the ground was great. In the 2 star I finished 2nd (Lord Limmerick), 3rd (Mercator Du Ry) and 8th (Gorsehill Star). All finished on their good dressage scores and felt great all weekend. I was very happy with how they went on the flat. In the pre novice I won on Nevada Ned and was 11th on Waratah Astronomical. Again, they both finished on their dressage score and couldn’t have gone better. Ned in particular has had a great season so far with 3 starts for 3 wins. At Melbourne I will be riding 3 horses in the CCI** - Gorsehill Star, Lord Limmerick and Mercator Du Ry. All represent good strong winning chances. All will upgrade to 3 star in late July at Sydney.

26th May 2013 - WEEKEND WINNERS


Another very exciting weekend with trebles at Doomben and Randwick for graduates of Limitless Lodge. At Randwick Dowdstown Charlie won the open 2yo race over 1200m for trainer David Payne. Dowdstown Charlie was broken in and prepared to race at Limitless Lodge. She’s Clean won the Open 1100m race at Randwick first up after a spell. She’s Clean was broken in and always spells and pre trains at Limitless Lodge for the Ingham family and Chris Waller. Coup Ay Tee has been to Limitless Lodge several times to spell and work on the aquaciser. He won the BM95 over 1400m at Randwick. At Doomben, Zoustar won the Group 2 Sires Produce for Chris Waller to remain unbeaten with 3 out of 3. Zoustar was broken in, spelled and pre trained at Limitless Lodge. Hawkspur won the Group 3 Grand Prix stakes for trainer Chris Waller. Hawkspur was broken in, spelled and pre trained at Limitless Lodge. We currently have her half sister by Strategic for trainer Chris Waller and owner Tony Muollo. My Shabella won the Open 1200m race at Doomben on Saturday. She was broken in and prepared to race for trainer Gerald Ryan at Limitless Lodge. Out of interest she was the work partner for Snitzerland (2nd in the 2012 Golden Slipper).

29th April 2013 - SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL 3 DAY EVENT


I had a great weekend at Sydney with my 4 two star horses. In the CIC** I won on Umunga and was 2nd on Mercator Du Ry. In the CCI** I was 3rd on Gorsehill Star and 5th on Lord Limmerick. They were all great rides and are all now more than ready to upgrade to 3 star. The CCI*** was won by Stuart Tinney riding Pluto Mio in an all Australian finish to the Trans Tasman shoot out. Unfortunately Billy was unable to run due to illness and having missed too much work. We will now give him a good break and head towards Adelaide CCI**** in late November. He had a very busy year last year campaigning prior to London and it will be a good opportunity in this non championship year to give him an easy time.

The Sydney 3 Day Event was run in glorious weather with good cross country tracks and very good footing. All the best horses were there (apart from Billy, Taurus and Kirby Park Allofasudden). In particular the 2 star courses designed by Stuart Tinney proved to be challenging but fair and educational. This was in contrast to previous 2 star competitions at Sydney which have been too long.

For full results go to http://www.nominate.com.au/equest/results/SIE13.html

To hear an interview with Tim scroll to the bottom of this link
http://www.an-eventful-life.com.au/eventing-news/sydney-international-3-day-event/stuart-wins-sydney-start-finish

28th April 2013 - WEEKEND WINNERS


In a spectacular weekend of racing which will probably be remembered more for the Gai/Singo clash, Limitless Lodge produced 2 Group 1 winners within an hour. Both Reliable Man (Chris Waller) and All Too Hard (M, W and J Hawkes) were pre trained on the aquaciser and track at Limitless Lodge. Incidently, they both used to work together and were stabled opposite each other in barn 1 in stables 1 and 22. They are both now very valuable stallion prospects and it is great that their trainers and owners trust us with their high profile horses. All Too Hard won the Group 1 All Aged Stakes over 1400m, and Reliable Man won the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes over 2000m.

18th April 2013 - BILLY RULED OUT OF TRANS TASMAN


After succumbing to illness at Albury, Billy has been slow to recover and we decided it was best to give him time and not to rush him. To represent Australia at Sydney would have been nice, but the horse is always more important than any one competition. There will be plenty more big events for Billy during his career. His next target for the year will be Adelaide CCI**** and then hopefully Badminton, England 2014 and then on to represent Australia at the World Championships in Normandy.

16th April 2013 - QUIRINDI HORSE TRIALS


I took 4 horses to compete at Quirindi after an ordinary event at Albury. In the pre novice I was able to win on Dynamic and finish 7th on Astronomical. I think Dynamic, or Daisy as she is known in the stable, is a very special horse and one of the few mares that I have ever competed. I have had 7 starts on her for 3 wins and 2 seconds. I think she could be top class and will take her slowly as she is young. In the CNC** I was 5th on Lord Limmerick and 6th on Umunga. This was a perfect lead up event for them prior to Sydney CCI**. Quirindi is always a well organised event with a friendly committee and an always improving cross country course. I look forward to returning in July for the CCI** and CCI*.

For full results from Quirindi go to
http://www.an-eventful-life.com.au/eventing-news/results-quirindi-eventing-cnc-one-day-event

25th March 2013 - WEEKEND WINNERS


Another great weekend for graduates of Limitless Lodge on the first day of the Sydney Autumn Carnival. Foreteller won for trainer Chris Waller over 2000m in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes. Foreteller was rehabilitated on the aquaciser following splint surgery. He is owned by the luckiest owner in the world, Neil Werrett. Neil also owns Black Caviar, All Too Hard and Snitzerland amongst many other stars. This Group 1 victory for Foreteller follows the Group 2 success earlier in the month at Caulfield. The aquaciser is without a doubt the best way of rehabilitating horses with injuries. The get fit without concussion. Criterion zoomed into Golden Slipper calculations with a very strong win in the Group 2 Todman Stakes over 1200m. Criterion is building an imposing race record and was broken in, spelled and prepared to race at Limitless Lodge for trainer David Payne. See The World won the first race (1100m Listed) for trainer Joe Pride and prominent owner Peter Horwitz. See The World was broken in and is spelled and pre trained always at Limitless Lodge on the aquaciser. Our other winner for the day was Entirely Platinum for Team Hawkes at Newcastle over 1400m. Entirely Platinum was an expensive yearling purchase with a very exciting staying future. He was broken in and prepared to race at Limitless Lodge.

18th March 2013 - WEEKEND WINNERS


It was another successful weekend of winners produced from Limitless Lodge. The most exciting win was by Snitzerland in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes over 1000m at Warwick Farm for trainer Gerald Ryan and owner Neil Werrett. Snitzerland was first up and was in sensational form beating a high class group of sprinters including Hay List. Snitzerland was broken in and spelled and pre trained at Limitless Lodge. On the same program in the Listed Wenona Girl Stakes for fillies and mares, Arinosa (Chris Waller) beat Choice Words (David Vandyke). Both these horses were prepared on the aquaciser. In Hong Kong, Sterling City won for trainer John Moore over 1000m in a Class 2 on Derby Day at Sha Tin. Sterling City was broken in and prepared for Hong Kong at Limitless Lodge.

17th March 2013 - HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL SALE


For the second sale in a row Limitless Lodge was able to produce the sale topper of the select sale hosted by the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Limitless Lodge has been the consignor of Australian horses for this bi annual sale since 2005 and has produced many top class horses. The sale topping 2yo was by Exceed and Excel out of Mirror Mirror and breezed up fantastically well 7 days prior to the sale which captured everyone's attention. This half brother to No Looking Back was sold after spirited bidding to clients of Danny Shum for $HK6.2 million ($AUS775,000). Our other lots sold well and went to leading trainers so will be given every chance. Our favourite horse was Magic Albert/Eve Angeline and he was sold for $HK3.2 million ($AUS400,000) and went to trainer David Hall. Not only did we top the sale but we were leading vendors on aggregate and average.

For full details of the sale go to http://www.hkjc.com/english/corporate/racing_news_item.asp

11th March 2013 - WEEKEND WINNERS


Shoot Out was the star graduate of Limitless Lodge on the weekend winning the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes over 1600m first up after a spell. His stable mate, Danleigh finished 3rd in the same race. Both these superstar warriors were prepared to race at Limitless Lodge on the aquaciser and did plenty of dressage and showjumping. They are a credit to trainer Chris Waller and his team who prepares them very carefully as they both have issues which need to be managed. They do look like having a very successful autumn. On the same program, a horse that I own (in partnership with others) Lunayir was able to win for trainer Chris Waller over 1600m. This was a stark turnaround from his first run in Australia 2 weeks earlier where he got beaten 31.8 lengths on very heavy ground. He runs on March 23 at Rosehill over 1900m and looks a stayer of the future.

At Flemington, Centennial Park won over 1400m in Listed company for trainer David Payne. Centennial Park has been a terrific horse for his owners and was broken in, spelled and pre trained at Limitless Lodge. Also for David Payne, Criterion won the Listed Black Opal Stakes at Canberra over 1200m. This automatically qualifies Criterion for the Golden Slipper and he looks a legitimate chance after a very impressive win from a wide barrier. Criterion was broken in, spelled and pre trained at Limitless Lodge.

In Hong Kong, Limitless Lodge produced 2 winners of the 2 main races. Straight Gold won over 1000m for trainer John Moore. Straight Gold was broken in, spelled and pre trained at Limitless Lodge. Several races later in a Class 2 over 1600m, Real Supreme won very well for trainer Tony Cruz. Real Supreme was a Hong Kong International Sale graduate so like all the others he was broken in, spelled and prepared to race in Hong Kong at Limitless Lodge.

10th March 2013 - BILLY ELLIOT ANNOUNCED AS FINALIST IN EQUESTRIAN AUSTRALIA AWARDS


In further recognition of the great 2012 that Billy had he has now been announced as a finalist in the Domestic Horse of the Year at the Equestrian Australia awards ceremony to be held in Sydney on April 30th. There are 3 other finalists from other disciplines so it will be interesting to see who comes out on top.

For a full list of finalists follow the link to
http://www.an-eventful-life.com.au/eventing-news/who-ea-sport-achievement-award

5th March 2013 - TIM GOES TO HONG KONG FOR INTERNATIONAL BREEZE UP SALE


My team of horses have been in Hong Kong for 2 weeks already and I head over today to supervise the final gallop prior to the breeze up on Saturday and the sale the following Saturday. Many winners have come from this sale recently including Bullish Friend for Tony Cruz. My team is headed by the Exceed and Excel/Mirror Mirror and the Magic Albert/Eve Angelene geldings. My staff in Hong Kong include Fredrika Miller (Sweden) who has been to Hong Kong with us on 9 occasions, Blake Ryan (Australia) and Violet Stopford (England). I always look forward to catching up with owners, trainers and jockeys in Hong Kong to see our horses from previous sales and how they are progressing

4th March 2013 - WEEKEND WINNERS


It was another successful weekend of racing for graduates of Limitless Lodge. Sadly our most recent star graduate, All Too Hard, the raging favourite for the Group 1 Australian Guineas was a scratching on race morning due to an elevated temperature. Team Hawkes still provided a Group 3 winner in the shape of Tavarnelle who won over 1400m. She was broken in and is always spelled and pre trained at Limitless Lodge. Chris Waller had another successful day at Rosehill with 2 of our genuinely favourite horses, Catkins and Altered Boy who both won first up after a spell. Both these horses were broken in and are spelled and pre trained at Limitless Lodge.

25th February 2013 - WEEKEND WINNERS


All Too Hard was the star attraction in terms of weekend winners produced from Limitless Lodge on the weekend. He won his second Group 1 of the year in the Futurity Stakes over 1400m in a dominant display. He was pre trained on the track and the aquaciser at Limitless Lodge prior to this preparation. There are many Group 1 wins coming his way this Autumn and we all look forwards to his upcoming clashes with Pierro. We had 2 more Group winners at Caulfield. Mrs Onassis won the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate over 1100m for trainer Gerald Ryan and owner Gerry Harvey. Mrs Onassis was on the aquaciser at Limitless Lodge prior to this preparation. Foreteller for trainer Chris Waller won the Group 2 Peter Young Stakes over 1800m after a great rail hugging ride from Dwayne Dunn. Foreteller was spelled and pre trained on the aquaciser at Limitless Lodge. At Warwick Farm She's Clean won the Listed Triscay Stakes over 1100m for trainer Chris Waller and the Ingham family. She is a beautiful mare who was broken in, spelled and pre trained at Limitless Lodge. At Canterbury on Friday night there were 2 more winners for Limitless Lodge graduates - Moss Money (Chris Waller) and Xandretta (Hawkes). Probably our most exciting win was with Bullish Friend at Sha Tin. This is a Hong Kong Jockey Club International Sale graduate who shows great promise and is already building an imposing record.

24th February 2013 - SYDNEY EVENTING


It was a busy week of eventing at Sydney. Not only was I the president of the committee running 2 ODEs but I also had to ride 8 horses at each. The weather took control on the weekend which meant we had no choice but to run the competition as combined training only as the cross country was flooded. Not an easy decision to make but I think everyone agreed it was the only decision possible. The mid week event went well for my horses. In the 2* I was able to win with Mercator Du Ry and run 3rd with Lord Limmerick and 4th with Billy Elliot. Billy felt in great shape, having his first run for close to 6 months. He will now head towards the Trans Tasman competition at Sydney CCI***. His only run in the mean time will be at Albury in the first week of April. Gorsehill Star ran third in the 1*. Nevada Ned kept his perfect 2013 record intact by winning the prelim and Astronomical ran 4th in his division of prelim.

For a full rundown of results go to

http://www.an-eventful-life.com.au/eventing-news/results-sydney-siec-mid-week
http://www.an-eventful-life.com.au/eventing-news/tim-boland-siec

12th February 2013 - GOOD START TO THE EVENTING SEASON AT WALLABY HILL


I set off with a team of 6 horses for the first event of the season at the picturesque Wallaby Hill in the Southern Highlands. This was to be my first event back after my injury in October had me out of the saddle for 3 months. I didn’t take Billy Elliot as it only went to 2 star level. All the horses did very good dressage tests to be in the top 3 after the first day. The cross country was a great first up run over minimum distances and a very flowing course. Overall I had a good weekend with a couple of wins and good placings.

The stars of the show for me were Lord Limmerick and Nevada Ned who both won on their dressage scores. Mercator Du Ry was fantastic to run 2nd in the 2 star by .3. Umunga was solid as usual and ran 3rd. My next event is Sydney midweek and weekend where I will run 8 horses at each and sees the return of my star, Billy Elliot.

There were several good articles and for the full results go to

http://www.an-eventful-life.com.au/eventing-news/wallaby-hill-ode-february-2013
http://www.an-eventful-life.com.au/eventing-news/tim-boland-turns-heat-wallaby-hill

11TH February 2013 - WEEKEND WINNERS – ALL TOO HARD WINS ANOTHER GROUP 1


t was a very successful weekend of winners produced from Limitless Lodge. The star of the show was undoubtedly All Too Hard who won the Orr Stakes Group 1 over 1400m for team Hawkes and the new owners, Vinery Stud. All Too Hard was pre-trained on the water walker and the track at Limitless Lodge prior to this preparation. We will follow his progress this season with great interest. Other winners produced from the farm this weekend included Magic Weekend (Hawkes), Storm Pelotari (Begg), Dalswinton Road (Waller), Skyway (Pride) and Va Pensiero for Jason Coyle. This lovely 2yo colt was broken in, spelled and pre-trained at Limitless Lodge.

This win keeps the Limitless Lodge strike rate at over 60% of all 2yo Metropolitan winners in Sydney this season having been broken in at Limitless Lodge. As we head towards the Golden Slipper we are hoping to have multiple runners like the last 8 years where we have had up to 25% of the field from our farm. No Slipper winners yet and the closest we came was 2012 with Snitzerland who has just run down by Champion 2yo, Pierro. We look forward to the 2013 renewal.

9TH February 2013 - GV BILLY ELLIOT ANNOUNCED ON AUSTRALIAN 2014 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SQUAD


In a new move by Equestrian Australia and Prue Barrett, the National Performance Director for eventing, new squads have just been announced for the forthcoming World Championships in France next year. The guidelines for these squads are very clear and are selected on performance scores being competitive at the top level internationally. There are only 7 horse/rider combinations on that squad with the notable exceptions being Clayton Fredericks, Stuart Tinney and Sam Griffiths.

For a full overview of the squads and selection policies go to http://www.equestrian.org.au/default.asp?Page=31486.