Delbridge Racing’s core business is to offer shares in racehorses, either unraced yearlings or proven horses, to clients and then manage the horse throughout its racing career on behalf of the syndicate of owners. We work closely with our trainers to select the right horses at the right value and turn that into racetrack success.
Since commencing in 2003 Delbridge Racing has been able to demonstrate that with a modest outlay our horses and owners can achieve great success on the race track.
Over nearly 10 years, 81% of Delbridge Racing syndicated horses have won at least one race, and nearly 40% of winners have been in city class races.
We have previously syndicated horses such as Group 3 winner Shamoline Warrior, Pakari Toa, two time Magic Millions Stayer’s cup winner Drizzle, Georgia’s Boy, Starry Eyed, Translation, Great Player, Ginspiel and Comic Echo who have all been city winners for their owners, plus Snake Gully cup winner Fiddes and Longstreet, the winner of 16 races plus recent winners Great De Here, Bernzigova, and Art and Whiskey.
In addition Delbridge Racing also support our owners in their breeding activites including breeding the listed winner Broadway Harmony and mutliple race winner Godspiel and Well Primed.
Delbridge Racing has had 34 individual horses to win at least one race and the deeds of some of our best performed horses are documented below. Each of these horses has provided great success and lots of fun to the many owners who have been involved with them. Their performances have set the benchmark by which we will measure future horses we syndicate, and these horses will be talked about and remembered fondly by all our owners in the years to come.
Shamoline Warrior - Winner of Group 3 Norman Robinson
Group 3 Wins
Shamoline Warrior was clearly the best Delbridge Racing horse to date winning at both Group 3 and listed level. His win in the 2009 Norman Robinson was the highlight of his brief career when he rounded the field up on the turn and raced away to install himself as Victorian Derby favourite.
He was a horse with untapped ability and briefly claimed the status of the next top Australian stayer.
A race morning scratching when favourite for the Victorian Derby was the first of a number of setbacks for the “Warrior”.
Unfortunately with further injuries and setbacks he was unable to regain the form of his early 2 and 3-y-old years and he finally succumbed to injury in the 2011 Easter Cup at Caulfield.
He won 3 races from only 12 starts to collect $204k for the Delbridge Racing Platinum syndicate. He was sold as a stallion to stand at Bluegables stud in NZ. There is no doubt that the Delbridge Racing faithful will be looking forward to his progeny being produced at the sales.
Broadway Harmony Listed Winner
The filly, Broadway Harmony., was born in 2007 by Statue of Liberty out of No Peace. She was bred by Delbridge Racing and sold at the 2009 Inglis Autumn sale.
Trained by Darren Weir she was a two-time winner from only 5 starts including a first start win at Moonee Valley and then going on to win the listed Cleanevent Dequetteville Stakes over 1100 metres.
She retired a race record of 2 wins from 5 starts with prizemoney of $110,013
Great De Here - 2-y-old winner
Great De Here (Dehere – Lady Diva) has just embarked on his race career but has already tasted success.
Having his first start as a 2-y-old at Geelong in late April 2013 he was an impressive 3 length winner.
At his second start he ran a creditable 3rd at Caulfield before being put away for the spring 3-y-old races.
He is already a winner for Delbridge racing and we will watch his progress over the coming months.
Pakari Toa - City Winner at Moonee Valley
The lightly raced Pakari Toa won his first two races for trainer Mark Kavanagh and Delbridge Racing and looked the goods.
His first start at Bendigo in late 21011 resulted in an emphatic 4 length win when ridden by Michael Rodd. He went straight to city class for his next run and it was a tough all the way win at Moonee Valley with Damien Oliver in the saddle.
He then contested some pretty hot races at listed level over the next few campaigns without tasting further winning success.
He has been given time to develop and we are hoping he can return to his best during 2013.
Starry Eyed - Listed Performer and City Winner
The talented filly Starry Eyed (Rock of Gibraltar - Starstruck) showed considerable promise as a young horse winning her maiden impressively by 3.5 lengths at her second start over 1000 metres at Bendigo. She then went straight to Moonee Valley for a strong all the way win over 1200 metres.
She was then tested against the best with most of her starts over the next 12 months against the top grade running some great races without much luck.
From only 14 starts she won 2 races and was placed 4 times for $59k in prizemoney.
Injury forced her early retirement as a 4-y-old and she was sold at the Magic Millions broodmare sale for $42,000. She was a talented racehorse and we expect her to be successful as a broodmare in the future.
Translation - Multiple City Winner
The astute owner had retired the ghostly grey Translation (Dyslexia- Singita) , as a 4-y-old for 18 months and it took the belief and determination of trainer Russell Cameron and Delbridge Racing to bring this talented galloper back to the racetrack. Under the expert eye of Russell Cameron Translation proved to be a godsend for the Delbridge Racing Believer syndicate many of whom experienced their first city wins with Translation.
Usually ridden on the speed early in his career he missed the start at his first run for Delbridge Racing when he tailed off last early and flashed home in what was to become a familiar style for the rest of his racing career.
He was a 6 time winner including 3 in city class at Sandown (twice) and Morphettville for Delbridge Racing plus also finishing a gutsy second on Oaks day at Flemington. He won $183k in prizemoney.
The Delbridge Racing Believer syndicate spent a lot of time and money to get him back to the races. It allowed him to have a successful racing career and the horse enjoyed it, the trainer enjoyed it and so did the syndicate - the ghostly grey certainly did not let any of them down.
Georgia's Boy - Group and Listed Performer
From his first start at Flemington as an early 2-y-old in the Maribyrnong Trial when he ran a closing 4th Georgia’s Boy (Hussonet - Georgia Oh) always displayed above average ability.
A 5 time winner for the Delbridge Racing Georgia’s syndicate Georgia’s Boy amassed $164k prizemoney in a career that was highlighted by an authoritative win at Sandown over 1700 metres.
He was able to win form 1200 to 1700 metres to show his versatility and his consistency was a feature of his career. He was twice 4th at listed level and was good enough to contest the 2008 group 1 Caulfield Guineas. He was a very talented and consistent galloper who provided much enjoyment to the Delbridge Racing Georgia syndicate.
Comic Echo - 5 wins including winning at Moonee Valley
Comic Echo (Distorted Humour – Repeat After Me) – the cleverly named Comic Echo was one of first three yearlings purchased by Delbridge Racing (Longstreet and Drizzle were the other two) that resulted in 21 wins between them to kick off the successful dynasty of Delbridge Racing syndication.
Comic Echo was a consistent horse who possessed a short but powerful sprint at the end of his races. Comic Echo was a 5-time winner for Delbridge Racing including an impressive win at Moonee Valley under lights when well ridden by Luke Nolen. He finished his career with Delbridge Racing with 41 starts for 5 wins and 14 placings for career prizemoney of $62k.
He was a great horse for his team of owners many of whom were racing a horse for the first time.
Drizzle - Two Time Magic Millions Winner
Drizzle was the first yearling purchased by Delbridge Racing at the sales. He was purchased for only $26k and went on to win $451k in prizemoney from 54 stars with 7 wins and 21 placings.
He became something of a cult hero when he won two consecutive Gold Coast Magic Millions Stayers cups. Drizzle gave everything he had every time he went around and as well as his two Magic Millions races he was successful at Rosehill in a tight finish to secure a place in the Magic Millions field.
Drizzle was a popular horse due to his "on the pace" racing style and his consistency evidenced by him being “in the money” on no less than 38 times from his 54 stars.
Known as “The DRIZ” he is now embarking on a second career as a showjumper and if endeavour means anything he will be a star.
Longstreet - 16 time winner
Longstreet – (Brief Truce – Peebinga Princess) - the big striking chestnut started his career sensationally winning his first two starts in emphatic fashion. A career threatening back injury as a late 3-y-old looked likely to finish his racing career but he returned to the track after 14 months off the scene to win 3 races in a row in Victoria for trainer Gary Sherer.
Although he never seemed to re-capture his very best form he was still competitive in everything he went around in and finished his career for Delbridge Racing with Bruce Hill on the Gold Coast winning another 4 races for a total of 9 wins and 9 placings from 48 starts for a total of $101k prizemoney.
He then emabrked on a career racing for George Tipping at Mt Isa winning a futher 7 races and establishing himself as a very popular racehorse in outback Queensland.
Fiddes - Snake Gully Cup Winner
Fiddes – Delbridge Racing’s first big race win was Fiddes in the 2005 Snake Gully Cup at Gundagai.
A striking grey Fiddes had a powerful finishing sprint in his races and was always competitive.
His legs were anything but sound but trainer Gary Sherer was able to nurse him through many a campaign and win some big races with him including the time-honoured Snake Gully Cup.
He was an 8 time winner from only 26 starts for a winning strike-rate of 31% and prizemoney of $103k.
His finishing sprint was a quick as any horse going around at the time and he created plenty of excitement for the Delbridge Racing Fiddes syndicate.
Ginspiel - City Winner at Moonee Valley
Ginspiel – (Singspiel - Staying Alive filly) - arguably the most talented galloper that has graced the Delbridge Racing stables this classy filly won 3 races from only seven starts including a dominant win at Moonee Valley in Saturday 3-y-old fillies class.
Her last run was Delbridge Racing’s first group 1 runner when she was unlucky in the 2000 metre Australasian Oaks in South Australia.
Injury ended her career prematurely but her syndicate stayed together to breed from her and she has alreadty proven to be a successful broodmare with her daughter's Well Primed and Godspiel already winners and Godspiel running a close up 5th in Group 1 company as a 3-y-old in 2013.