News About Damien Thornton

SA Breeders’ Stakes 2017 Field & Odds

SA Breeders’ Stakes 2017 Field & Odds

A gun field of smart juveniles face off in the 2017 SA Breeders’ Stakes at Morphettville on the main track this Saturday in Adelaide, the bookies having a hard time separating the top chances in the Group 3 feature. Set to kick off proceedings as Morphettville Race 1, this year’s $120,000 Group 3 southaustralia.com Breeders’…

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. A lightly-raced five-year-old son of Clangalang, the gelding lined-up for his sixth start at the course in Wednesday evening’s $100,000 Listed Wordsmith Newmarket…

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. There are fourteen mares now in the mix for the $125,000 Group 3 Magic Millions Bow Mistress Trophy (1200m)…

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. Set to run as Hobart Race 7 at 6:23pm (local) on Friday evening, this summer’s $125,000 Group 3 Magic Millions…

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. Waller officially has four chances accepted in Saturday’s $100,000 Listed Sydney Markets Limited Winter Stakes (1400m) field at Rosehill Gardens…

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. Apprentice Damien Thornton, son of the mare’s trainer, had the ride on the Written Tycoon six-year-old from Geelong who broke a lengthy winning drought…

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. The three-year-old colt has had seven career starts, winning three and finishing second in one. Williams believes the son of Northern Meteor is only starting to deliver…

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. The three-year-old daughter of Captain Rio enjoyed her third win at start number 11 on Saturday with Jemerica beating them home by a tidy margin…

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. Jumping from the gates only fairly, Ryan said the Snitzel colt was un-focused and disinterested throughout the…

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…