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By admin | January 22, 2012

Ruse De Guerre set for Swettenham Series Final. 

Pat Carey is looking to Saturday’s $100,000 Swettenham Stud Summer Championship Final at Sandown for more success with his  born-again last-start winner Ruse De Guerre.

Ruse De Guerre’s win at Sandown on January 18th has  continued the good ’form’ of  Pat Carey’s team.  In that race, Ruse de Guerre (No Excuses Needed – Cramoisy by Arazi) finished strongly to get the better of Cheviot Beach and the consistent Colin and Cindy Alderson-trained eight-year-old Ironside.

The win took the five-year-old’s record to three wins and five placings following his good winter form in Queensland last year where he won at Eagle Farm and the Gold Coast. Ruse De Guerre’s success follows a lengthy rehabilitation period that started at Keysborough Equine in December 2009 following an arthroscope to remove bone chips from his knee.

Carey believes Ruse De Guerre can go on with the job. “He’s an interesting  horse because he’s out of an Arazi mare and and Arazi is a good broodmare sire.  One of my best horses a few years ago was Mango Daiquiri and she was also out of an Arazi mare”.  “You would think that being by No Excuses Needed he would run over a bit more ground but I now am of the view that 1600 meters is the right trip for him”.

Carey said that while Ruse De Guerre took time to recapture his best form, the horse is primed to go on with the good work and sees Saturday’s Swettenham Series Final as a good race for him. 

Carey’s stable has enjoyed feature-race success in recent weeks with ULUNDI taking out the $100,00 Lord Stakes (LR) at Mornington on December 27th while the  smart five-year-old Helenus mare KASANE won the VRC Byron Moore Hcp at Flemington on January 2nd.

Pat Carey - happy that Ruse de Gueere is getting back to his best.

Pat Carey – confident Ruse De Gerre will go well again in the Swettenham Stud Summer Championship final. (photo courtesy Bruno Cannatelli)

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King Pulse resumes pre-training

By admin | December 11, 2010

King Pulse (4yo g Canny Lad – Pleasure Ground by Arena) has returned to Mike Moroney’s Ballymore stables at Flemington after an extensive rehabilitation period.  King Pulse sustained multiple injuries as a result of the freak storms following the running of the VRC Newmarket Handicap (Grp 1) at Flemington in March.  During the mayhem caused by the sudden hail and wind, King Pulse slipped and jumped a fence and became wedged between two rails sustaining a fractured shoulder, numerous lacerations and a displaced hip bone.   King Pulse was sent to Keysborough Equine following initial treatment and assessments at Werribee Vet Clinic after the raceday accident.  King Pulse’s first ten weeks were confined to the stable and he was able to complete his recuperation period on our property. Commenting on King Pulse’s return to training, Ballymore’s racing manager Anthony Feroce says the stable are quite confident of getting King Pulse back to the races early in the new year. “The signs are looking pretty good” Feroce said earlier this week. “His early work is OK and we hope he’ll be back at the races by February”.  Despite the frustration of King Pulse’s enforced layoff, the year has finished on a far better note for his owners Rohan and Kate Aujard who also race Brazilian Pulse (3yo f  Captain Rio – Sharazad by Tenby) – winner of this year’s VRC Crown Oaks (Grp 1) – also trained by The Ballymore team at Chiquita Lodge.

King Pulse the day he departed Keysborough Equine

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Little Sip scores first-up

By admin | November 29, 2010

LITTLE SIP (Success Express – Golden Apt by Purple Patch), a four-year-old mare admitted to Keysborough Equine after injury earlier this year, has won at her first start since returning to training.  LITTLE SIP won at Echuca in September.  She is by the prolific winner-producing sire Success Express and trained by Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra at Flemington.

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