Ontrack Thoroughbreds filly Baroda stamped herself as a future star with a dominant win at
The good looking daughter of Epaulette cleared maidens on the Doomben track on December 18
and backed up that win with a commanding win in a QTIS 3YO Handicap.
“It’s not easy for any horse to follow their maiden win with another victory, but we have always had
a big opinion of this filly and it’s nice to see her perform on the track,” said Ontrack’s Managing
Director Grant Morgan.
A product of Queensland’s Eureka Stud, Baroda was purchased by Morgan at the 2018 Inglis ClassicSale in Sydney for $150,000.
“I buy primarily on type and from the moment I first laid eyes on her during my pre-sale inspections I was determined to take her home. She was an athlete with an amazing walk.
“She has matured into a lovely filly and I think that she’s going to improve even further with more
Baroda’s win came only hours after Morgan had signed for another Eureka Stud filly at the Magic
Millions, paying $90,000 for a Your Song filly who is a half to champion Hong Kong sprinter Beat The Clock.
“She’s a lovely filly and reminds me a lot of Baroda at the same stage so here’s hoping lightning
Trained at the Gold Coast by Toby and Trent Edmonds, Baroda has now had four starts for two winsand a second.
“She is a QTIS and BOBS eligible filly and her last two wins have been in QTIS events so being eligiblefor QTIS and BOBS as well the Inglis Race Series means she has plenty of opportunities ahead.
“Everything about her suggests she will stretch out in trip so that also allows us to look at plenty of
options for her.
“Perhaps her greatest single attribute is a magnificent temperament and that’s going to carry her a
long way in this game,” said Grant Morgan.
Successful jockey Ron Stewart has now had two rides on Baroda for two wins and he’s a big fan.
“She’s a lovely filly who is a pleasure to ride.
“I was keen to lead at Doomben from a good gate but when that other horse came over and put
pressure on, she was very happy to relax and sit in behind.
“She did a bit of work early but sprinted nicely when I asked her and I felt she was fairly dominant.
“She is still fairly new and will just get better with experience. I like her a lot,” said Stewart, who
ended the day with a hat-trick.
Congratulations to our owners: Steve Mauger, Rob Harvey, Ian and Cathy Mathieson, Tony Halloran,David and Sue Worthley, Mark Snowden, Mark Ostermeyer, Jim and Jenny Edington, Dennis and DelBates, Judy and Brent Hudson, Wayne and Paddi Muller, Haimes Racing (Manager Jamie Haimes),Tom Wyld and Frances Field.
Ontrack Thoroughbreds’ smart sprinter Invincore bounced back to winning form when smashing the course and class record at Murwillumbah.
Invincore had run fifth over 1200 metres at his previous start and Coff’s Harbour but he relished the step back to 1100 metres from an inside gate at Murwillumbah.
In the hands of Ryan Plumb he jumped straight to the lead and, though challenged strongly in the straight he kept finding to win by nearly a length in 1.03.67, a new track and class record.
“It was a brave win by Invincore because he carried 59 kilos and was there to be beaten in the straight,” said Ontrack Thoroughbreds Managing Director Grant Morgan.
“But to his credit he pinned his ears back and had a red hot go and was actually edging away from his rivals the last bit.
“He’s taken his record to six starts for three wins and that’s a pretty good effort for any horse.
“The Coff’s Harbour race was a bit out of character because he loomed up to win after turning for home but only battled the last 200 metres and the 1200 might have found him out.
“He won over 1200 the start before at Grafton but he only just got home and he’s had enough on the line.
“Anyway he’s building a nice record and we will continue to work him through the grades at this stage,” said Grant Morgan.
A son of champion stallion I Am Invincible from Yields Of Gold, Invincore is prepared by Trent and Toby Edmonds at the Gold Coast and he wound up a successful 2019 for Ontrack horses.
“The team has been going really well in recent months and Invincore’s wins at Grafton and Murwillumbah were matched by Tactical Move, Sparking Facet, Baroda, Arctic Shock and Boss Rock, while Dream Master has run second three times in a row.
“We’ve got some nice young horses carrying the all gold colours and we look forward to seeing their careers progress in 2020,” said Grant Morgan.
Congratulations to our winning owners: Congratulations to our winning owners: Steve Mauger, Pat Crotty, Sandra and Lindsay Hitchener, Barbara Gilbert, David Worthley, Dennis and Margaret Frew, Gordon Henry, Jenny and Jim Edington, Mark Ostermeyer, Mark Snowden, Bayles Girls Racing (Pam, Amanda and Jill Bayles and Kim Arnell), Gold Seven Syndicate (Peter Battersby, Greg Bowers, Hamish Coleman, Greg Goodman, Ron Grantham, Ryan Lawlor, Stefan and Luisa Marinkovic, Dan Paton, Damian Pound, Josh Ryan, Lisa Saxton, David Sutherland), Runaway Bay Sports Centre Syndicate (Phil Day, Mark Doran, Kenny Edwards, Geoffrey Illich, Jason Kelly, Steven Ralph, David Vertullo, Matthew Whitehouse, Kevin Willetts, Tom and Gill Wyld, Ted Gregorski).