News About Val Mondo

Distillation Claims 2014 Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes

Distillation Claims 2014 Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes

Well-trialled local Distillation has dictated the pace only 800 metres into running and maintained control to claim the 2014 Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes (2600m) at Morphettville Racecourse ahead of Base and Waltzing To Win this afternoon. Having jumped from the gates fairly, the classy Half Hennessy gelding initially took up a place on the…

SA Derby Winner Escado Included in 2013 Andrew Ramsden Stakes Field

SA Derby Winner Escado Included in 2013 Andrew Ramsden Stakes Field

Mornington trainer Matt Laurie has backflipped on plans to send South Australian Derby winner Escado to the paddock and has instead accepted with the young stayer in Saturday’s 2013 Andrew Ramsden Stakes (3200m) at Flemington. Laurie said the way the three-year-old had come through the race made pressing on to this weekend an easy decision. “We…

2013 Warrnambool Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

2013 Warrnambool Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

A capacity field will line up in the Listed $200,000 2013 Warrnambool Cup (2350m) in what is the major highlight of Warrnambool’s bumper three-day carnival. Sixteen horses plus three emergencies have been named for the well-regarded staying event and Mick Kent’s import Tac De Boistron has the topweight of 60kg. The six-year-old import hasn’t been…

Invest Included in 2013 John Dillion Stakes Nominations

Invest Included in 2013 John Dillion Stakes Nominations

Group 1-winning mare Invest is one of 15 horses nominated for the Listed 2013 John Dillon Stakes (1400m) which will take place at Caulfield on Saturday. If trainer Heath Conners accepts for the race it will be the four-year-old’s first hit-out since a spring campaign where she struggled to rediscover the form she showed as…

2012 Melbourne Cup hope to step out at Caulfield

2012 Melbourne Cup hope to step out at Caulfield

Melbourne Cup 2012 hope Val Mondo will have his first start on Australian soil this weekend when he steps out in the $80,000 Winslow Constructors Plate (1600m). Bought by Warrnambool trainer Aaron Purcell with the goal of targeting Australia’s major cup events, the German-bred stayer signalled plenty of potential during his early career before being…

Purcell Acquires 2012 Melbourne Cup Horse

Purcell Acquires 2012 Melbourne Cup Horse

Young Warrnambool horseman Aaron Purcell will take over the preparation of former German St Leger winner Val Mondo who is being aimed at the Melbourne Cup 2012 at Flemington this spring. Lando five-year-old Val Mondo won the 2010 German St Leger which qualifies them for a start in the world’s richest handicap, the $6.2 million…