News About Leon Wells

2015 Tasmanian Derby Target for Geegees Baritone

2015 Tasmanian Derby Target for Geegees Baritone

A class win at Launceston on Wednesday night has connections of the Leon & Dean Wells-trained Geegees Baritone looking at a step up in class for next month’s Tasmanian Derby 2015 at Hobart Racecourse. The Wordsmith gelding posted his second career win at start number eight overnight when the state’s in-form jockey Anthony Darmain jumped…

Black ‘N’ Tough Takes Out 2013 Tasmanian Stakes

Black ‘N’ Tough Takes Out 2013 Tasmanian Stakes

The major cup races of the Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival are now calling Leon Wells’ star mare Black ‘N’ Tough after her narrow win in the Tasmanian Stakes 2013 at Hobart’s Tattersall’s Park over the weekend. The five-year-old daughter of Tough Speed posted her 13th win at career start number 20 on Saturday when she…

2013 Tasmanian Stakes Field Released

2013 Tasmanian Stakes Field Released

The Tasmanian cups lead-up will begin in earnest at Hobart Racecourse this weekend for a number of gallopers facing off in the Tasmanian Stakes 2013. A traditional stepping stone for horses on way to the Apple Isle’s summer cups races, this year’s $90,000 Listed Kevin Sharkie Tasmanian Stakes (1600m) has drawn a final field of…

Rebel Bride Heads 2013 Bow Mistress Trophy Field

Rebel Bride Heads 2013 Bow Mistress Trophy Field

The action of the Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival steps up a notch at Hobart Racecourse this Sunday with the running of the Bow Mistress Trophy 2013, Leon Wells’ flying mare Rebel Bride heading the field for the much awaited black type. Due to run as Race 8 on Sunday the $150,000 Group 3 Bow Mistress…

Rebel Bride Wins Tattsbet.Com Stakes on Way to Bow Mistress 2013

Rebel Bride Wins Tattsbet.Com Stakes on Way to Bow Mistress 2013

Leon Wells’ smart Spreyton-based mare Rebel Bride stole the show at Launceston Racecourse on Wednesday night winning the $90,000 Listed Tattsbet.Com Stakes (1200m) ahead of a title defense in the 2013 Bow Mistress Trophy. The five-year-old daughter of Telesto capped off a sensational second prep last Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival scoring her fifth consecutive victory…

Rebel Bride Vies for Another 2013 Tasmania Summer Carnival Win

Rebel Bride Vies for Another 2013 Tasmania Summer Carnival Win

Spreyton trainer Leon Wells has taken confidence from his Telesto mare’s tidy win at Devonport earlier in the month believing Rebel Bride is up to the challenge of Wednesday evening’s Tattsbet.Com Stakes 2013. The five-year-old enjoyed her eighth win at career start number 18 on January 9 when Craig Newitt guided her to an impressive…

2013 Tattsbet.Com Stakes Field & Barriers Released for Wednesday

2013 Tattsbet.Com Stakes Field & Barriers Released for Wednesday

A quality field of weight-for-age gallopers has been accepted to face off in Wednesday night’s Tattsbet.Com Stakes 2013, the Launceston showdown the latest black type event of the Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival. Set to run as Launceston Race 6 at 9:15pm (local time) the $90,000 Listed Tattsbet.Com Stakes (1200m) has this year drawn a final…

2012 Tasmania Newmarket Handicap Field & Preview

2012 Tasmania Newmarket Handicap Field & Preview

Aside from the end of season racing action taking place in Perth, Tasmania is also host to its own summer racing carnival with one of the first events for the festival taking place today, Wednesday November 21, with the Tasmania Newmarket Handicap 2012. Due to run as Launceston Race 5 at 8:55pm the $90,000 Listed…

Methuselah Wins 2012 Tasmanian Derby – Hobart Race Results

Methuselah Wins 2012 Tasmanian Derby – Hobart Race Results

John McArdle’s Mornington raider Methuselah scored an upset win by a big margin in the Tasmanian Derby 2012 at Hobart on Sunday, rewarding their trainer’s two-year-plan and emerging as a genuine staying type to watch throughout the autumn. The Savoire Vivre gelding went out as a $18.50 outsider in the betting for the $100,000 Listed…

2012 Bow Mistress Trophy Final Field – Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival

2012 Bow Mistress Trophy Final Field – Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival

The opening Group race of the Hobart Summer Carnival will be this Sunday’s Bow Mistress Trophy 2012, the fillies and mares’ showdown the feature race on a cracker 10-event Hobart card. Bringing the Sunday racing action to a close at 5:20pm (TAS time) as Hobart Race 10, the $150,000 Group 3 Bow Mistress Trophy (1200m)…