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Shea's Say - Managing Expectations

Shea's Say - Managing Expectations

May 25, 2015

Managing owner expectations is one of the ongoing challenges of being a horse trainer. At the best of times you're keeping the lid on a promising horse, explaining to connections after a win not to get carried away when inside you're already thinking ahead or even ...

Horse of the Month - Stryker x Royale Harmony

Horse of the Month - Stryker x Royale Harmony

May 20, 2015

Shea and the team are proud to introduce to you this powerful colt by leading first season stallion STRYKER from the Group 1 performed mare ROYALE HARMONY.  PEDIGREE This colt has been purpose bred to capitalise on the best qualities of sire and dam, he's an ...

Horse of the Month - latest update!

Horse of the Month - latest update!

May 12, 2015

Here's the latest update sent to owners of our Horse of the Month, the beautiful Fastnet Rock x Tanya Jean filly... Well your filly has finished her breaking in program and went to the paddock this week for a well-earned 6 week break. I could not have been happier with ...

Why we love Flyingconi

May 11, 2015

As well as being a true veteran of our stable having made his debut for us way back in May 2011, Flyingconi is much more than just a piece of the furniture at Eden Racing. He's remarkably underrated as the market showed again on Saturday at Flemington when he was sent off ...

Shea's Say - Settling in at Cranbourne

Shea's Say - Settling in at Cranbourne

May 11, 2015

Thanks to everyone that sent feedback on my first Shea's Say a week or so ago. It was great to hear that many of you enjoyed the insight into the stable and to the way I see my business at this point in time. In that article I mentioned my recent move to Cranbourne and ...

Shea's say - Rebuilding for a new era

Shea's say - Rebuilding for a new era

Apr 28, 2015

Welcome to the first of my regular blog posts in which I'll be offering my thoughts on our stable, key runners, and wider racing industry issues. Communication is something we're really working on at the stable, not just to owners but to the wider racing public, and ...

King Way to be freshened

King Way to be freshened

Apr 27, 2015

Our French import King Way continues the process of acclimatisation in Australia and will have a short freshen before returning to the races. He has had some minor leg soreness after both runs for our stable which is very common for European imports during their first ...

Horse ownership - get involved!

Horse ownership - get involved!

Apr 19, 2015

Sales season has come to an end and at Eden Racing we're incredibly excited about the young horses we've been able to secure. After months of hard work and preparation and inspections of yearlings around the country with renowned bloodstock agent and yearling selector ...

King Way ready to run at Ballarat

King Way ready to run at Ballarat

Apr 19, 2015

After recovering from a hamstring strain suffered during his Australian debut at Sandown, our French import KING WAY (4yo g Thewayyouare x Artistry) is ready to head back to the races this week. With the Victorian race schedule reshuffled this week due to the relocation of ...

Novel Dancer returns

Novel Dancer returns

Apr 16, 2015

Everyone around the stable is buzzing with the return of our top filly NOVEL DANCER (3yo f Written Tycoon x Strata Title) just a day away! Shea will hit the road to Adelaide tonight with the powerful chestnut in tow as she gets ready to run in Saturday's Listed Redelva ...

The King is ready to roll

The King is ready to roll

Apr 02, 2015

Eight months after arriving at our Corinella stables our first European import KING WAY (4yo g Thewayyouare x Artistry) will make his Australian debut at Sandown on Easter Monday. Prior to being purchased by Shea on behalf of clients King Way recorded an amazing win over ...

Stragun aims at Listed success

Stragun aims at Listed success

Mar 20, 2015

Our smart Stratum colt STRAGUN (2yo Stratum x Heigl) heads to Moonee Valley tonight to tackle the Listed $120,000 Chandler McLeod Penang Stakes for a group of very excited owners. With the Bendigo Gold Rush attracting the best of the 2yo's this weekend thanks to its ...

New stables at Cranbourne

New stables at Cranbourne

Mar 16, 2015

After years of waiting for a suitable complex to come onto the market I am proud to announce that we've finally secured an on-track stable complex at the Cranbourne training centre! This gives us a two-stable business with our existing Corinella beach base now ...

Shea brings home a stunning group of yearling from Inglis Sales

Shea brings home a stunning group of yearling from Inglis Sales

Mar 06, 2015

Having done his homework months before the annual Inglis March Thoroughbred Sales in Melbourne -  visiting breeders to see the horses on offer, checking pedigrees Shea was well prepared for the four day sale. With the assistance of well respected  thoroughbred ...

Great Day Out Woolamai Picnic Races Owners' Day

Great Day Out Woolamai Picnic Races Owners' Day

Feb 23, 2015

An early start for seventy nine owners and friends who took the opportunity to visit the stable at Karasi Park.  Shea and his team introduced owners to their horses and provided an opportunity for owners to see the Eden Racing operations. As the sun started to heat up ...

Stragun ready to fire at the Valley

Feb 20, 2015

Exciting 2yo colt STRAGUN (2yo c Stratum x Heigl) makes his metropolitan debut tonight at Moonee Valley after a really encouraging debut run at Sale a fortnight ago. With no suitable 1000m on the program prior to the Sale run, we took Stragun to Sale for a 1200m event and ...

Gorgeous filly joins our team

Gorgeous filly joins our team

Jan 12, 2015

Shea was absolutely thrilled to secure the one horse he went to the Gold Coast Magic Millions sales in January to chase, Lot 649 by Not A Single Doubt from the stakes producing mare Strata Title. She is an absolute darling and very much in the shape of her older half-sister, ...

Shea @ the Magic Millions 2015

Shea @ the Magic Millions 2015

Jan 06, 2015

I'll be at the Magic Millions Sales this week on the Gold Coast hoping to secure 2 or 3 high quality yearlings to bring home to Melbourne just as we did last year. I've been so impressed by my 2014 purchases from this sale that I had to get back up to the Coast again, ...

Al smokes them at Sale

Al smokes them at Sale

Dec 26, 2014

Progressive mare SMOKIN' AL (4yo m Al Samer x Auroura's Hot) didn't take long to get into the winner's list this preparation, scoring in brilliant fashion at Sale in the Tinamba Hotel Showcase 1200m second-up from a spell. A mare that Shea has always held in ...

Shea celebrates his 100th Winner!

Dec 22, 2014

Shea was recently interviewed for the South Gippsland Sentinel Times after his achievement of training his 100th winner.

Abesha a class above

Abesha a class above

Dec 14, 2014

Beautifully bred filly ABESHA (3yo f More Than Ready x French Braids) showed her class at her fourth Victorian start on Friday when she stormed away with the Winning Edge Presentations Maiden Plate 1100m at Moe. Relishing a touch of give underfoot, Abesha always travelled ...

Shea brings up the 100 at Sale

Shea brings up the 100 at Sale

Dec 03, 2014

After just five years of training professionally Shea brought up a milestone to be celebrated at Sale on Wednesday when VILLAINOUS VIXEN (5yo m Churchill Downs x Zejester) became his 100th race winner. "It's a great achievment and a bit of a milestone I guess, ...

Back to back Boca

Back to back Boca

Dec 03, 2014

It may have taken a while to get the maiden out of the way but improving stayer DEL BOCA VISTA (5yo g Artie Schiller x Wide Vision) didn't make his connections wait long for win number two, taking the Gallay Medical and Scientific 0-58 Hcp at Kilmore in brave style on ...

Two year olds showing promise

Two year olds showing promise

Nov 24, 2014

Key to the success of any racing stable is the recruitment of talented young horses and there is a real buzz around Eden Racing at the moment as our 2yo's beging to be put under some pressure. Shea took the first group of youngsters to Cranbourne for jump outs last week ...

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