Latest News from Patrick G Carey Racing Stables

Another win for

Another win for "LUCKY"

Apr 02, 2014

Luck's A Fortune had an enjoyable day out at Sandown today, scoring a cruisy win in the second heat of the Stayer's Challenge over 3600m. A confident ride by in-form apprentice Harry Coffey saw Lucky tuck in quietly behind the field, then range up to the leaders in the ...

AARON MITCHELL TO FINISH APPRENTICESHIP IN MELBOURNE WITH PAT CAREY

Mar 21, 2014

Congratulations to promising former W.A. apprentice Aaron Mitchell who has now officially transferred his apprenticeship to Pat Carey.   Aaron kicked off the change in good style riding Solomon Song to victory today at Moe, scoring a ...

Congratulations To Owner and Breeder

Congratulations To Owner and Breeder "Michael Carlile"

Mar 20, 2014

We may have discovered another star today with Docking's win at Cranbourne.  This horse has landed in the winners enclosure at only his 3rd start after 2 unlucky seconds. He comes from the first crop of Astronomer Royal and is raced and bred ...

"Lucks a Fortune" from above

Mar 19, 2014

Some wins hold a significant place in your heart.  Luck's a Fortune's win at Betfair Park today who was ridden so well by apprentice Harry Coffey was one of those wins, as he is owned by some very special people. Lucky is raced by Tracy and Shirley ...

Our New Recruits: Melbourne Premier Purchases

Our New Recruits: Melbourne Premier Purchases

Mar 02, 2014

We had a successful day's shopping on Day 1 at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale at Oaklands. Having had a good look at what was on offer, together with my trusty sidekick Cheryl, we made our short list and went into battle. Our first purchase of the day was a beautiful ...

Blue Eyes... Our Unique Filly

Blue Eyes... Our Unique Filly

Mar 01, 2014

You might have seen we have a horse in training with us here at Epsom Lodge called 'Blue Eyes'. What you mightn't have realised is just how striking the Helenus filly is with not one, but two blue eyes with white eye lashes! So we thought we would share some ...

A Tilt at the Tassy Oaks!

A Tilt at the Tassy Oaks!

Feb 26, 2014

We will have more than our fingers crossed when More Than Ameira steps out in Launceston at 4:05pm today, in the Listed Tasmanian Oaks over 2100m. The beautifully named filly (More Than Ready - Afraah), has demonstrated that she is a true stayer, and Pat has given her a few ...

Melbourne Premier Sale - Selecting a Star

Melbourne Premier Sale - Selecting a Star

Feb 24, 2014

Pat and Cheryl are preparing for next week's Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, where they will be looking to discover some future champions.  There have been 775 yearlings catalogued, representing the cream of the crop from many of the finest studs and ...

Point de Virage (the turning point)

Point de Virage (the turning point)

Feb 16, 2014

Point de Virage made an extraordinary return to racing today, 18 months from his previous start!  The five year old son of FASTNET ROCK scored a powerful win on a soft track at Yarra Valley today. Ridden confidently by Roger Booth, Point de ...

Valentine's Day Victory

Valentine's Day Victory

Feb 14, 2014

The champagne corks would be popping tonight at the Cristiano home after the strong win today by their filly Miss Hissy.  It was an eye-catching ride by Rhys McLeod to jump her out and lead all the way, with the filly scoring by a comfortable 2.5 lengths.   Miss ...

Looking forward to Mornington Cup Day

Feb 11, 2014

Mornington Cup Day is here, and this year Pat has a strong hand in the "Race That Stops A Location".  It will be a big day for Epsom Lodge with 3 in the Mornington Cup and 2 in supporting races. First of the day will be Sir DeLago, in race 1. He is kicking ...

Buzz into the Beehive on Mornington Cup Day

Buzz into the Beehive on Mornington Cup Day

Feb 11, 2014

Milliner Annette Sanfilippo is hosting the fabulous Beehive Marquee again this year, to showcase the gorgeous fashions of local shops and designers, and to benefit The Wig ...

Too Two Close!

Feb 10, 2014

Sunday 9th February was the final Pakenham Cup day at the Pakenham racecourse founded by the Burke family, and it was a day of memories and celebrations all round. Pat took 4 horses along, each one at the top of their game, and hopes were high for a very good day out.  ...

Ladies of the Turf kick up their High Heels

Ladies of the Turf kick up their High Heels

Feb 07, 2014

Cheryl is always on the lookout for ways to advance the cause of Ladies in racing, and she has recently become a patron of a new website http://www.ladiesoftheturf.com  whose objective is to promote "racing passion with fun and fashion". Cheryl loves to ...

Well Done Aaron

Well Done Aaron

Jan 20, 2014

Apprentice Aaron Mitchell who is on loan to Pat Carey for 3 months had a huge day at picturesque Campberdown Racecourse on Sunday 19th January, riding in great form to score a three wins and a second place from 6 rides!  We are sure his parents and his Master who ...

Yearling Sales 2014

Yearling Sales 2014

Jan 20, 2014

We are about to head off to Karaka  NZ for our annual challenge at the New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Sales. Hopefully we can find another filly in the mould of our game little mare "Dame Claire" (Danehill Dancer - Lovely Actress) bought at the NZ 2009 sales, and ...

One of Nature's Gentlemen

One of Nature's Gentlemen

Jan 16, 2014

Pat and Cheryl are deeply saddened by the passing of Bobby Lyons, loyal and long-time owner with whom they have shared many good times.  Bob has raced horses with Epsom Lodge since the very early days, starting with old favourite Wilkinson, and going through ...

Congratulations To Peter and Larissa Joyce

Congratulations To Peter and Larissa Joyce

Jan 14, 2014

January is typically a dry month in Mornington, but yesterday at Epsom Lodge it was raining winners with two wins in ten minutes!   I Maximus led the charge with a sentimental victory in the Snowy Pratt Battlers Hcp at Pakenham this afternoon.  The legendary Snowy ...

Angola wins in town

Angola wins in town

Jan 12, 2014

Angola has been racing with great heart in quality races recently and you could say he has been knocking on the door, so it was fantastic to see him score an encouraging win in the Rain Lover Hcp at Flemington on 11th Jan.  Ridden a treat by popular jockey Chris Symons, ...

Welcome Aaron

Dec 19, 2013

Apprentice jockey Aaron Mitchell has joined us for 3 months on loan from his master in Western Australia. He is apprenticed to his grandfather top trainer Wally Mitchell, and currently claims 3kg in metro races, 2kg in the country.  He has ridden 8 winners in town in ...

Looking forward to the Yearling Sales in 2014

Looking forward to the Yearling Sales in 2014

Nov 28, 2013

KARAKA  NZ , INGLIS MELBOURNE PREMIER,  MAGIC MILLIONS QLD. INGLIS SYDNEY EASTER SALES  Pat and I are looking forward to the challenge of scanning the catalogues and spending hours poring over them, analysing pedigrees, and trying to find the next ...

Another cute baby

Another cute baby

Nov 25, 2013

The foaling season is coming to an end, and we have another handsome baby to show you.  This is a Street Boss colt, out of Kissy Lips (Jeune - Topswan).  Kissy Lips was raced by Jason Carvell and partners and trained by us, she had 31 starts in her career for 4 ...

London Stripe kicks up his heels at the Valley!

London Stripe kicks up his heels at the Valley!

Nov 15, 2013

Moonee Valley is looking like a happy hunting ground for Epsom Lodge with tonight's excellent win by London Stripe.  It was a skilful ride by Steven Arnold, timing his run to the minute and scoring a well-deserved win by half a length. London Stripe is beautifuly ...

What's in a name....

What's in a name....

Oct 24, 2013

A lot of thought goes into the naming of our racehorses, with owners spending hours researching to pick just the right name.  Combinations of sire and dam names are popular, as in Elle Excite (by Excites out of Jacquinella), and breeders or owners with several horses often ...