Wood Seeing Red in Ramornie Handicap 2016

July 5, 2016

DEPOSIT $100 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with

$200

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get

$75

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Wood Seeing Red in Ramornie Handicap 2016

One of Brisbane’s premier trainers Kelso Wood will make a sentimental return to Grafton Racecourse for the 2016 Ramornie Handicap next week targeting the sprint feature this winter with Into The Red.

Into The Red

Into The Red is set for the 2016 Ramornie Handicap next week at Grafton for dual winning trainer Kelso Wood. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Wood is now in his 70s and has enjoyed an illustrious training career, but when he was just an up-and-coming horseman based in Sydney he was put on the map with great success during the Grafton Cup Carnival.

He prepared ace sprinter High Classic for two Ramornie Handicap spring wins in 1980 and 1982, the former jockey getting his start in the training game as a foreman for champion Randwick horseman Harry Plant before going out on his own.

High Classic’s maiden Ramornie win saw the horse and hoop Noel Smith set a blistering course record that stood for 15 years and remains just one of five dual Ramornie Handicap winners since Cuban Song won four on the trot from 1933-36.

“The first time we won the Ramornie was a real thrill,” Wood told The Daily Examiner.

“It was my first attempt at a carnival success.”

Wednesday week on July 13 this year’s edition of $160,000 Listed Crowe Horwath Ramornie Handicap (1200m) is shaping up as a crack edition and Wood will be represented in the race by Not A Single Doubt five-year-old Into The Red.

The gelding has won five of his 24 starts including the Group 3 W.J. Healy Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm last start on June 25.

Into The Red is yet to race at Grafton, but does have Sydney race experience from a few years back during a failed 2013 Golden Rose campaign as a three-year-old.

With the sprinter back in top form, Wood will look to keep the winning streak going in the Ramornie as he attempts to become the race’s most successful trainer in over 70 years.

“This horse has always had a lot of ability but he has always been immature in the head and did things wrong,” Wood said of Into The Red.

“He did a pastern ligament and had six months off last year and that break allowed him to mature.

“I’m looking forward to getting back to Grafton – it’s been a while but I think I have the right horse to win another Ramornie.”

Wood hasn’t saddled-up a Grafton Cup Carnival starter since 2002 when his Ipswich Cup winner that winter Awesome Weather finished under two lengths away fifth to Master Pom in the Grafton Cup (2400m).

In the WJ Healy Stakes on Tattersall’s Tiara Day, Into The Red was ridden by Gold Coast-based hoop Luke Dittman for the third time on the trot.

Wood confirmed Dittman, a son of top hoop Mick Dittman, would retain the ride on Into The Red in the Ramornie Handicap.

“He’s great young jockey and he knows the horse well – I couldn’t take him off,” Wood said of Dittman who rode his first winner as a senior hoop on Caloundra Cup Day last Saturday.

To get behind Into The Wood at Grafton at the right price next week make sure you’ve got an account open and ready to go online at Ladbrokes.com.au – home of Odds Boost!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Thronum to chase G1 glory afte...

Thronum to chase G1 glory after 2018 Australia Stakes win

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig will now step Thronum up to Group 1...

Pierata heads up final field f...

Pierata heads up final field for 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field