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Music Magnate wins Group 1 Doomben 10,000

Music Magnate wins Group 1 Doomben 10,000

May 30, 2016

A controversy over riding tactics could not overshadow the training performance of Bjorn Baker to land his first Group One win in his own right with Music Magnate in the Doomben 10,000. The race was run at a hectic speed, resulting in the third fastest metric Doomben 10,000 ...

Group Two Melb target for Music Magnate

Group Two Melb target for Music Magnate

Oct 11, 2015

Lightly raced sprinter Music Magnate's winning form has earned him a trip to the big stage in Melbourne. The four-year-old was a strong winner of the October Handicap (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday with trainer Bjorn Baker flagging a start in the Group Two tab.com.au ...

Music Magnate hits right note at Rosehill

Music Magnate hits right note at Rosehill

Oct 08, 2015

Every day you get a winner in Sydney is a good day. That was the verdict of trainer Bjorn Baker after watching Music Magnate snare the benchmark 85 race over 1400m at Rosehill on Saturday. Running on strongly alongside Chris Waller's Good Project, the four-year-old ...

Dream win for honest mare at Kembla

Dream win for honest mare at Kembla

Oct 01, 2015

Surely no-one could have begrudged Hawkesbury mare Dream Lane a Kembla Grange breakthrough on Wednesday. Having her seventh start, Dream Lane turned what loomed as another potential minor placing in the straight into a narrow victory in the Maiden Plate (1400m). In doing so, ...

Music Magnate is a Gun

Music Magnate is a Gun

Apr 21, 2015

Woodside Park Stud resident stallion Written Tycoon looks to have produced another gun galloper in the Bjorn Baker trained Music Magnate. The 3yo gelding was a strong winner on Saturday of the Hyland Race Colours Handicap over 1200 metres at Canterbury Park. Music Magnate ...

Music Magnate breaks through!

Music Magnate breaks through!

Dec 11, 2014

Promising 3yo galloper Music Magnate continued Written Tycoon’s brilliant recent run with a strong victory in the Bloodstock.com.au Plate today at Warwick Farm over 1000 metres. Trained by the in-form Bjorn Baker, Music Magnate came into today’s race after a solid ...

Melbourne Cup "Guide" 2014

Nov 03, 2014

Tips: 11 - 1 - 22 - 3 - 4 - 24 - 21  ADMIRE RAKTI – Is carrying more weight than the jolly, bearded friend in a blokey comedy movie (ala Seth Rogen, Zack Galligfhwblurg, old Chris Pratt), but won the Caulfield Cup super-impressively. Japan horses have been ...

ABOUTOGOBANG does just that...

ABOUTOGOBANG does just that...

Jun 11, 2014

The aptly-named Aboutogobang from the Brian Gentle stable broke his maiden in style at Canterbury on Wednesday. Aboutogobang was faced with seven rivals in the Testa Rossa @ Vinery Plate (1250m) for his fifth career start after a pair of midfield finishes around the same ...

Hanwritten defeats Ball of Muscle

Hanwritten defeats Ball of Muscle

Nov 23, 2013

The Bjorn Baker trained Hanwritten lived up to the big wraps in easily winning the Thorzt Electrolyte Maiden at Newcastle over 900 metres today. The 3yo gelded son of Written Tycoon is raced by Iskander Racing and a partnership managed by Cobbitty Lodge. The horse has shown ...

Dothraki survives protest for Listed win

Dothraki survives protest for Listed win

Nov 09, 2013

Gerald Ryan has always had a big opinion of Dothraki and the colt finally delivered a stakes win at Flemington after surviving a protest. Dothraki ($12) stepped up to 1400m for the first time in Saturday's Listed Hilton Hotels & Resorts Stakes and got home by a long ...

Guy Walter takes bush route to chase Oaks glory in town

Guy Walter takes bush route to chase Oaks glory in town

Nov 07, 2013

A detour to Ballarat is not the normal path taken to the VRC Oaks but Warwick Farm trainer Guy Walter believes that win, lose or draw, it has been the right move for lightly raced filly Zanbagh. Zanbagh's past two runs have been at Ballarat, where she comfortably beat a ...

Melbourne Cup 2013 Preview

Melbourne Cup 2013 Preview

Nov 04, 2013

1)      Dunaden – This horse has more stamps on his passport than…. uh, someone who travels a lot.  Won this race in 2011 but not going well enough at present. 2)      Green Moon – Last year I said ...

Ryan relying on Snitzel factor at Rosehill

Ryan relying on Snitzel factor at Rosehill

Oct 29, 2013

Shamus Award's Cox Plate win has added another dimension to his sire Snitzel, a Group One-winning sprinter. Trainer Gerald Ryan prepared Snitzel for his Oakleigh Plate win and has developed an affinity with his progeny. He will send two juveniles by Snitzel to ...

Studs circling for star colt

Studs circling for star colt

Oct 15, 2013

A stud deal of eight figures is expected to be done in the coming weeks or Australia’s hottest racing stallion prospect. Sydney’s premier trainer Chris Waller said the owners of Golden Rose winner Zoustar are close to finalising a deal with one of ...

Ryan clan keen for weekend of success

Oct 11, 2013

His father may be busy preparing for Group One glory on Saturday but it is the $6000 Verandah Town Cup at Lockhart that is the number-one priority for amateur jockey Blake Ryan. Sydney-based Ryan will make the five-and-a-half-hour journey to Lockhart tomorrow for three ...

Ryan stablemates set for big campaigns

Ryan stablemates set for big campaigns

Sep 24, 2013

A barrier trial win at Rosehill on Tuesday has primed Snitzerland for her first-up assignment in the Group One Moir Stakes. Trainer Gerald Ryan has no doubts the mare can realise her Group One destiny this spring in either the Moir or the Manikato Stakes. Her smooth ...

WINDJAMMER - remember the name because a star was born at Rosehill Gardens yesterday.

WINDJAMMER - remember the name because a star was born at Rosehill Gardens yesterday.

Aug 03, 2013

Trainer Bjorn Baker and jockey Hugh Bowman both have very high opinions of Windjammer's potential - and rightly so after he thrashed a quality field of three-year-olds in the National Jockeys Trust Handicap (1100m). "This is a quality horse, a smashing colt," ...

Bjorn Baker forging solid reputation in Sydney training ranks as John Singleton joins admirers

Bjorn Baker forging solid reputation in Sydney training ranks as John Singleton joins admirers

Jul 18, 2013

THERE are times in everyone's life when opportunity comes knocking. For Bjorn Baker, that moment came about three months ago when he received an unexpected phone call from John Singleton's racing manager, Duncan Grimley. The purpose of the call was to sound out ...

Snitzerland out to break Group One duck

Snitzerland out to break Group One duck

Jul 14, 2013

Snitzerland returns to Gerald Ryan's stable on Monday to be prepared for a campaign aimed at an elusive Group One victory and an invitation to Royal Ascot. The filly has been runner-up twice at Group One level in the 2012 Golden Slipper and the Galaxy earlier this ...

Gerald Ryan admits Mrs Onassis could be making farewell appearance

Gerald Ryan admits Mrs Onassis could be making farewell appearance

Jul 11, 2013

TRAINER Gerald Ryan has confirmed Mrs Onassis could race for the last time in tomorrow's Listed Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield before going to stud. Ryan said owner Gerry Harvey was weighing up whether to retire his Group 1 winner in time for the breeding ...

Gerald Ryan promises Dances On Stars has potential to twinkle

Gerald Ryan promises Dances On Stars has potential to twinkle

Jul 05, 2013

TRAINER Gerald Ryan hasn't ruled out underrated three-year-old Dances On Stars producing a stunning form reversal in the Listed $100,000 Civic Stakes (1350m) at Rosehill today. Dances On Stars is the youngest sprinter in the field and comes into the feature race after a ...

Destiny Rising is Winter Carnival Bound

Destiny Rising is Winter Carnival Bound

Jun 01, 2013

Brian Gentle has travelled far and wide to pursue his love of horses. But it wasn't until he all but gave up on a training career that it finally started to become viable. Gentle, who has worked for many of Sydney's biggest-name trainers, will saddle up the ...

Destiny Rising Dominates at Canterbury

Destiny Rising Dominates at Canterbury

May 08, 2013

Three-year-old winter carnival-bound after Canterbury win Progressive three-year-old Destiny Rising has given Brian Gentle his first Sydney winner at Canterbury on Wednesday and the trainer will plot a path for the galloper to the Brisbane winter carnival. Gentle was the ...

Big Day At Bathurst

Big Day At Bathurst

Apr 24, 2013

ANZAC days sees the Gentle stable heading to Bathurst with a nice team of horses. Brian has found in the past that travelling his horses to the country tracks to be a major tool in maturing and developing them into better horses. In race two the Bathurst Real Estate Maiden ...