All the latest news from Spicer Thoroughbreds.

UNBEATEN SHOT AIMS HIGHER

Exciting 3YO MYSTERY SHOT (3yo g, Shooting To Win x Mystique) extended his unbeaten run to four when he produced a career best performance to win the Neds Price Boost Handicap (1400m) at Caulfield. Read more

Mystery Shot wins at Caulfield

Unbeaten 3YO MYSTERY SHOT (3yo g, Shooting To Win x Mystique) was one of the highlight performances of the day at Caulfield on Saturday, taking out the Take It To The Neds Level HCP in powerful style to announce himself as a late-season 3YO of serious potential.

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Our Wind Spirit continues winning run

Unbeaten in Australia after four starts, OUR WIND SPIRIT (4yo g, Per Incanto x Timpin) continued his rapid rise through the grades with an arrogant victory at Geelong in the Shojun Concrete BM70 Hcp. Read more

Mr Cancun gets the party started

Lightly raced 3YO MR CANCUN (3yo g, Atlante x Gee Whizz) made it three wins from seven starts when cruising clear of his rivals second-up at Geelong in the Higgins Coatings BM64 Hcp over 1400m. Read more

Sea The Moon making waves

Emerging stallion Sea The Moon was in the news overnight at Royal Ascot when his classy daughter Alpine Star won the G1 Coronation Stakes in brilliant style – watch the replay below.

Hollaback Girl too slick at Ipswich

Speedy Your Song mare HOLLABACK GIRL (4yo m Your Song x Sheeznodoubt) won her fifth race from just 16 starts at Ipswich on Wednesday, leading all the way to run good time in the TAB Benchmark 72 Hcp (1200m).

Ridden by veteran hoop Jim Byrne, who has won all five races on Hollaback Girl during her career, the mare was always in control of the race and kicked clear round the turn before holding off a late challenge from runner-up Shooting Love.

It was a great performance and testament to the mare’s ability when she is able to use her speed to dominate a race.

“She’s got a really good record in terms of a winning strike rate and I’ll speak to the owners to see what the next move might be,” said Brad Spicer.

“She’s had a couple of injuries that have probably held her back from reaching greater heights but she’s tough and is getting rewards this season.”

Congratulations to the winning owners, Hollaback Girl has now won over $130,000 in prize money.

Windy goes woosh

New Zealand import Our Wind Spirit (4yo g Per Incanto x Timpin) made it a perfect three wins from three starts in Australia when he stormed to victory first-up at Ballarat on Thursday to take the Hygain Winner’s Choice BM64 over 1000m.

Our Wind Spirit (NZ) ridden by Michael Rodd (SIN) wins the Hygain Winners Choice BM64 Handicap at Sportsbet-Ballarat Synthetic Racecourse on June 11, 2020 in Ballarat, Australia. (Pat Scala/Racing Photos)

It was a terrific reward for our owners who have been very patient with this horse; following two wins in his first preparation Our Wind Spirit felt the firm summer tracks while in training earlier this year with trainer Lindsey Smith electing to ease off and wait for more give in the ground.

Our Wind Spirit has thrived in his work this time around and is set for a big campaign.

“Michael Rodd said after the race that the horse is still raw and learning, so we’re in for a really good campaign by the looks of things,” said Brad Spicer.

Keep a close eye on Our Wind Spirit, he’s definitely a horse to follow this winter.

 

 

Supporting Mirabel – Rock Around The World

The Mirabel Foundation is a fantastic organisation that works with children orphaned or abandoned due to parental illicit drug use who are now living in kinship care. Mirabel runs a wide range of programs to support both carers and children and work with some of the most vulnerable children in our communities and Spicer Thoroughbreds are happy to support the foundation.

Mirabel has an upcoming event that we need your help to support – Rock Around The World – see the details below and please get involved in a great cause.

 

Who: Amazing charities, a bunch of celebrities, and YOU!

What: A virtual fundraising challenge

When: Sunday 21st June 2020

Where: Your place!

Why: Supporting our community’s most vulnerable at this time

Mirabel has teamed up with 6 great charities to create a virtual step-a-thon, supporting our community’s most vulnerable in these difficult times.

While many of us are feeling the impact of lockdown on our less-active bodies, mental health and sense of connection, others are finding it harder than most. A group of eight not-for-profits supporting vulnerable kids, mental illness and disability have banded together to get us all off the couch and get moving for a great cause. Join us on Sunday June 21st as we Rock Around The World with a celebrity-filled, live streamed event, linking us all together as we take on this physical challenge whilst raising much needed funds along the way.

Ever wanted to do star jumps with a sports hero (let’s face it who hasn’t)? Want to rock out with a singing legend? Whether you’re Stepping (walk or run), Rocking (dance, wriggle or move), or Rolling (wheelchair, cycling or skating) every movement makes a difference . Take on a personal challenge (reckon you can scoot 20km in one day?) or as part of a team of colleagues, family or neighbours (you can relay 58,000 steps to the top of Everest).

Together we’re aiming to lap the world, with 50 million steps, rocks or rolls in total. It’s easy to track your movements through the Rock Around the World website and join in the livestream event throughout the day as we beam motivation, laughs and special guests into your home. So choose your challenge, set your fundraising target, select Mirabel and let’s get ready to Rock Around the World together!

Registration is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
1. Click the link below and click ‘Register Now’ .
2. Nominate Mirabel as your chosen charity.
3. Select if your rock, rolling or stepping and choose your fundraising goal.
Registration link: http://www.rockaroundtheworld.org.au

We look forward to seeing how you move!

If you have any queries please email or call me

If you can’t participate you can donate at  https://rockaroundtheworld.everydayhero.com/au/dan-rocking-it-for-mirabel