Meticulously Lands Overdue Victory

A textbook ride from Brenton Avdulla has helped land a hit and run mission for the Matthew Dale stable with Meticulously proving too good in the fifth event at Canterbury.

In what proved Meticulously's first victory in metropolitan company the son of Not A Single Doubt continued Dale's notoriety for having success with his horses interstate.

Currently striking at 29% in Victoria this season, Meticulously's victory brought up Dale's 23rd success in NSW.

Guy Walter Was A 'True Gentleman'

Guy Walter's tragic loss has touched many throughout the racing industry and was described by Canberra Racing Club's CEO Peter Stubbs as a true gentleman.

Widely remembered for his 36 Group 1 victories during his time as a trainer, Walter died suddenly of a heart attack on Thursday morning, which left Stubbs speechless.

"I was totally in shock, he was just such a wonderful person and not only a champion trainer but he was also a champion bloke," Stubbs said.

Premiership Race Set To Heat Up

Barbara Joseph and Paul Jones are enjoying their most successful season since commencing a training partnership with the 2013/14 Canberra Trainer Premiership within their reach.

Barbara Joseph and Paul Jones have trained 34 winners so far this season, one shy of their 2011/12 end of season tally.

The success the partnership is enjoying at present can be largely attributed to the foundation they laid during that year.

“Mum and I went out and bought a lot of [current season] two and three-year-olds,” co-trainer Paul Jones said.

Jones Taking Top Talents To Scone

The Joseph and Jones stable will take some of their brightest prospects to Scone this weekend spearheaded by the in form Just A Blur.

Joseph and Jones will take four runners to Scone over the two day carnival and saddle up both Just A Blur and Chasing Charlie in the $500,000 Inglis Scone Guineas (1400m).

Just A Blur will be in search of a third straight win after a career best success in the Wagga Guineas earlier this month.

“We’ve had the Scone Guineas on her agenda for about a month,” co trainer Paul Jones said. 

Unanimously Ready For Scone

Matthew Dale admits Saturday’s Ortensia Stakes at Scone is a lottery, but feels Unanimously is going well enough to claim back-to-back feature wins.

The six-year-old will line up for $140,000 against a mishmash of classy horses in the final race of the two-day Scone Carnival, hoping to build on his impressive Wagga Town Plate win two weeks ago.

“A lot of the horses don’t have the same formlines, it is a little bit hard to line up on that front,” Dale said.

Music to Matthew Dale's ears

Canberra trained Theresmusicplaying will travel to Sydney on Saturday for the Lord Mayors Cup (listed) at Rosehill.

Her last two trips to town have proven to be a success and trainer Matthew Dale is confident for a positive outcome.

“She has had a good preperation, winning two races in town.  She was diasppointing on face value in Wagga, the racing style didn’t suit her so we are heading back up to Sydney” Dale said.

Jones Sets Sights On Scone Guineas

 A dominant display in the Wagga Guineas leaves Canberra based trainer Paul Jones confident Just A Blur can measure up in next weekend's Scone Guineas.

Having returned to form on her home track two starts back the daughter of Dane Shadow proceeded to take the next step when saluting easily in the feature event at Wagga.

Successful in notching up her fourth career victory to date, Jones claimed he was confident in the lead up however the weight [58.5kg] proved his only concern.

Nisbet Set For Group 1 Debut

Former Canberra based apprentice Kayla Nisbet will make her Group One debut on the weekend when set to link aboard Pago Rock in The Goodwood at Morphettville.

Having ridden Pago Rock to a narrow victory at Caulfield last start, Nisbet still remained surprised to retain the ride on the six-year-old.

“I didn’t expect to keep the ride on him but thankfully David [Hayes] owns him and decided to keep me on,” Nisbet said.

Unanimously Creates History In Town Plate

The Matthew Dale trained Unanimously has become just the fourth horse in more than a century to notch up back to back Wagga Town Plates when saluting in the feature event on Thursday.

Only three horses Grafteline (1907-08), Prince Wal (1972-73) and Prince Morgan (1974-75) have achieved the feat since 1901, placing the son of Not A Single Doubt in very select company.

Unanimously Set To Defend Wagga Crown

Canberra based trainer Matthew Dale appears poised to notch up back to back Wagga Town Plates with stable star Unanimously currently in career best form.

Having caught the eye first up behind Platelet at Moonee Valley, Unanimously would go on to frank the form when only narrowly beaten at Caulfield last start.

Rated to be just one pound below his career best on Timeform Ratings, the son of Not A Single Doubt appears very well placed to defend his crown at Wagga on Thursday.