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Stable Update

Wed, Nov 2, 2022

Stable Update


Welcome to our new Tony Noonan Racing Website and apologies to all, for the lengthy time it has taken to renovate our rather out dated web page. You may have noticed its been a quiet period at the stables, so we thought what better time to hit the refresh button (sometimes we humans need a spell too). We hope you enjoy our new look and "vibe" (what today's youth, use to describe what looks cool). As with introducing anything new I am sure there will be a couple of blemishes and kinks we are working on; so please bare with us, as the management team start to transfer a lot of our content to this page.
We are about to see a lot more action over the next few months, and this is whats been happening.


At the recent Melbourne Racing Club committee elections, 2 of our Mornington advisory group members Alison Saville and Nick Hassett were elected to the MRC committee.  Nick is of course a Social Syndicate owner as a part of Carmel Moore's Bound To Win Syndicate. 


As most of you would already know September saw a changing of the guard with our Social Syndicate horses, with Beatrix and La Pluie retiring from the stable and two new 2yo fillies by Von Costa De Hero and Divine Prophet being drafted into replace them.

After a fantastic first up win at Sandown in June and a strong follow up 5th in Saturday grade at Caulfield, Beatrix's form dropped off a little and a decision was taken in early September to retire our much loved mare to stud.

Beatrix of course showed tremendous promise as a 3yo before a serious knee injury struck her down. While that injury may have caused her not to reach her full potential, she still returned to the track as a 5yo and 6yo and continued to give it her all. She ended her racing days with 3 wins - 2 at Sandown - and $137k in prizemoney. Plus of course there was the famous photo finish second to subsequent Group 1 winner Sierra Sue at her first start.

Beatrix has wasted no time in starting her new life, being whisked up to the Hunter Valley for a tryst with The Autumn Sun.  The Autumn Sun retired to stud with 8 wins from 9 starts and 5 Group 1 victories. He is advertised at $66,000 a service, so Beatrix has gone straight to the silk department here. We shall look forward to keeping you informed on her progress on the path to motherhood.

While La Pluie came back into this preparation giving all the signs at home that she had improved from her 3yo days, her racetrack performances failed to confirm that.  She was thereabouts in a few moderate races without really showing the inclination to put in when it counted. In the end, as she approached the end of her preparation, Tony made the decision that she was unlikely to be worth persevering with into a new preparation and recommended that she be moved on.

So we are left to remember that terrific day at Mornington in January when she circled the field for an impressive maiden win, before soon after Dazzling Lucy made it a double for the Social Syndicates.


Both fillies are now back in the stables and working to very similar summer racing preparation.



With 2 departures we welcome 2 new 2yo fillies into our Social Syndicates family.

The first of these, a beautiful chestnut filly by Von Costa De Hero from Orbetello by Testa Rossa, is closely related to two of Tony's best known horses the Group 1 winning mares Piavonic and Ortensia.

While Von Costa's stock usually take a little time, this filly appears to be well ahead of the development curve and Tony is quite enamoured with her.

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Our most recent recruit is a brown or black filly by Caulfield Guineas winner Divine Prophet from She's A Vamp by High Chaparral. This is a pedigree littered with high class gallopers.

This filly is a little behind the Von Costa filly in her development. We expect her to revisit the breakers for a refresher course in the next few weeks before returning to the stable to continue her education. We would be hoping to see her on the racetrack in the back half of her 2yo season, before continuing on to be at her best at 3 and 4.

She's a lovely type with a pedigree that says she will surely win races. Her mother has one foal to race that has so far won three times.

Divine Prophet filly as a yearling
Divine Prophet filly as a yearling


The last few months have been very quiet for the stable with many of Tony's better horses on a break, and many of the new ones coming along slowly.

This is certainly set to change with a number of Tony's more prominent horses like Our Tornado Storm, Hickok, Governor Landy, Our Free Spirit, Rusheen and Social Syndicate's very own Dazzling Lucy set to return or recently returned to the track. 

Tony also has a group of lightly raced or unraced youngsters set to hit the track so keep an eye out.


while we've also updated the look of our stable website we are also expanding our reach on all our socials.
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We look forward to the stable getting much more active again as we roll into summer. 

Trainer / Tony Noonan.