News About Damien Thornton

Tshahitsi Wins 2016 Tasmanian Newmarket Handicap

Tshahitsi Wins 2016 Tasmanian Newmarket Handicap

The Chris Crook & Imogen Miller-trained improver Tshahitsi broke through for his maiden stakes victory overnight at Launceston Racecourse continuing his gun form at the track in the Tasmanian Newmarket Handicap 2016.

Admiral (inside pictured at Flemington) looked to be after more distance when third in the 2016 Tasmanian Newmarket Handicap this week at Launceston. Photo: Ultimate Racing ...

Erin in Her Element for 2016 Bow Mistress Trophy Upset

Erin in Her Element for 2016 Bow Mistress Trophy Upset

The punters may be rallying around the Victorian-trained defending champ for Friday night’s Bow Mistress Trophy 2016 at Hobart Racecourse but local horseman John Blacker is confident his mare Erin’s Element is prime for an upset.

Stephen Baster travels to Tasmania to ride the defending champion and odds-on favourite I Love It in Friday’s 2016 Bow Mistress Trophy. Photo: Race ...

2016 Bow Mistress Trophy Field: Nadeem Lass Draws Wide

2016 Bow Mistress Trophy Field: Nadeem Lass Draws Wide

The top rated of the Victorian raiders in Tasmania’s Bow Mistress Trophy 2016 field for this Friday at Hobart Racecourse, Nadeem Lass has suffered an early blow drawing the outside gate in the capacity line-up.

Miss Steele is one of the widely-drawn Victorian raiders in the 2016 Bow Mistress Trophy field at Hobart this Friday night. Photo: Jenny Barnes....

Waller to Scratch Instrumentalist from Winter Stakes Field

Waller to Scratch Instrumentalist from Winter Stakes Field

Sydney’s premier trainer Chris Waller has confirmed plans to scratch one of his four 2015 Winter Stakes hopes from the feature race at Rosehill this weekend with returning import Instrumentalist to run in Melbourne instead.

Chris Waller’s Mornington Cup winner Instrumentalist will bypass the Winter Stakes in Sydney and run at Flemington from a better barrier first-up on Saturday this ...

Vibrant Rogue Scores Upset 2015 Vamos Stakes Win

Vibrant Rogue Scores Upset 2015 Vamos Stakes Win

Glenn Thornton’s visiting Victorian mare Vibrant Rouge scored an upset win in last night’s Vamos Stakes 2015 at Launceston Racecourse in a gutsy, narrow result to the fillies and mares showdown.

Vibrant Rogue will stay on in Tasmania to take on The Cleaner in the George Adams Plate after her 2015 Vamos Stakes win on Wednesday night. Photo: Race ...

Williams Looking for Success in 2014 Magic Millions 3YO Classic

Williams Looking for Success in 2014 Magic Millions 3YO Classic

Trainer Matthew Williams is hoping his long-range plan with Reigning Meteor will finally start paying off this Saturday in the $100,000 Magic Millions 3YO Classic (1100m) at Ballarat.

Damien Thornton will need to deliver a patient ride on Reigning Meteor in the Magic Millions 3YO Classic. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The three-year-old colt has had seven career ...

Jemerica After 2014 Cockram Stakes Start

Jemerica After 2014 Cockram Stakes Start

A nice win at Caulfield over the weekend has trainer Michael Moroney hoping for a Cockram Stakes 2014 start with his up-and-coming filly Jemerica next month back at the track.

Jemerica is looking to earn a 2014 Cockram Stakes start at Caulfield next month. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The three-year-old daughter of Captain Rio enjoyed her third win at ...

Ryan Confirms Blinkers for Time For War in Sires’ Produce

Ryan Confirms Blinkers for Time For War in Sires’ Produce

Trainer Gerald Ryan has confirmed talented two-year-old Time For War will wear blinkers in this weekend’s Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1350m) after a less-than convincing performance in the Group 2 Champagne Classic (1200m) last time out.

Trainer Gerald Ryan has confirmed Time For War will wear blinkers in the 2014 BRC Sires' Produce Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart

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Time For War Primed for Maiden Group 1 Tilt

Time For War Primed for Maiden Group 1 Tilt

Confirmed to line up for his maiden tilt at a Group 1 level race in this weekend’s 2014 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) on day 1 of The Championships at Royal Randwick, apprentice jockey Damien Thornton is confident talented two-year-old Time For War has what it takes to secure a win at the highest level of Australian racing.

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Time For War Claims 2014 Pago Pago Stakes

Time For War Claims 2014 Pago Pago Stakes

Time For War has sprinted well in the final straight to claim the Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon ahead of Kumaon and Klammer.

Time For War has held on to claim the 2014 Pago Pago Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart

Jumping well, Time For War took up the lead early and dictated terms over ...