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    Posted: 26 Jan 2016 at 5:02pm
I thought did a very good job today, hope they send the tape to Searcey on how to do mounting yard picks and not give us down to the tenth dam on 5yo's fiddlesticks
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Originally posted by Caesars Palace Caesars Palace wrote:

I thought did a very good job today, hope they send the tape to Searcey on how to do mounting yard picks and not give us down to the tenth dam on 5yo's fiddlesticks

I don't think you really believe that.




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I'd never heard of her until today. And still, don't really know much about her. Anyone know her background?
Proud owner of many horses, both thoroughbreds and standardbreds. Love my racing
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Ran Peter Moody's stable in Sydney till he closed it recently
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she did a great job in Sydney too. Well regarded.
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sounded nervous early, but good on R.com. getting someone with a training background in the role.
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Clare Cunningham To Have First Runner

By Brad Gray
Clare Cunningham will send her first runner to the races on Monday when troublesome five-year-old Sir Barb lines up at Goulburn over 1200m.
Cunningham, who previously ran Peter Moody’s Sydney operation, currently has a team of four horses with a fifth to join her Warwick Farm stable next week. So now Cunningham has had time to settle into the demanding training routine, how is she finding the transition?
“It doesn’t matter who you are in the racing game, its 24/7. It doesn’t matter what you’re doing you are working seven mornings a week, twice a day so it’s busy,” Cunningham said.

Claire says Warwick Farm is a great track to be set up at because everybody has got each other’s back (Bradley Photographers)
“I had a bad couple of months early days. I have carpal tunnel in my hands and before I got diagnosed I was running on about three hours sleep a day but I manage that now and get more. At the time I said to (boyfriend) Jason (Collett) it can’t get much tiring than this so I’m prepared for anything now.
“I’m doing it all myself and four or five is manageable on your own but once you start getting any bigger you have to employ staff which brings financial pressure. I’m happy at the moment and it’s a good number to start with when you are hands on.
“I’ve always been quite hands on and I really enjoying riding horses. It’s a big part of why I love racing.”
Sir Barb is owned exclusively by Cunningham’s four siblings and their partners who bought the ex-Bjorn Baker trained gelding, who had a suspension on him for standing flat footed in the barriers, off an auction site.
“He is no world-beater and I’d be happy to just win a couple of races with him but at the moment we are just setting little goals because as you can see, his recent form isn’t great,” Cunningham said.

Sir Barb's recent Warwick Farm trial - May 29
“Were not putting too much pressure on him but if he shows us that he wants to be a race horse again on Monday I’ll be really pleased. It gives us something to work with.
“I don’t know if he will be able to get to a metropolitan race or be able to win one but he has the potential to win a couple in the country when he is right.
“I’ve got a family that really loves the racing industry having been brought up in a racing family. It has been awesome and is keeping us all together and giving us something else to talk about. My sister will be there on Monday to strap him.”
Just months into her training career, Cunningham also has the support of prominent racing owners Neil Werrett and Graham and Linda Huddy.
“I’m very lucky and very grateful. I mightn’t have a very big team but I’ve got a good little group of owners to start off,” Cunningham said.
“Neil and his sister-in-law Karin have been big supporters of mine and the day they rang me up and said they had a horse for me I was very happy. Linda Huddy has been another big supporter. I had horses in my care for her through Pete Moody and she was another one that approached me as soon as she found out I had my licence.

After Peter Moody quit training, Cunningham also spent time with Gai Waterhouse, Joe Pride and Bjorn Baker (Bradley Photographers)
“I was just doing my job at the time but obviously they respected that and being genuine people they wanted to support me from the start which is really nice because a lot of people wait to see you prove yourself and these guys didn’t need that.”
Zanacon, owned by the Huddy’s, is a two-year-old and Cunningham will be patient with the son of Congrats while her other two horses are Moe maiden winner Princess Freya, owned by Werrett, and unraced three-year-old Cradle Mountain, owned by the Collisons.
“I’m not too sure what level they will get to but they give me a nice enough feel to suggest that they might win a race,” said Cunningham.
“Princess Freya has had a few injuries in the past so we’ll all be really happy if we can get her back to the races while Cradle Mountain is a very raw horse but he is showing us enough.”
Check out the fields, form and replays for Goulburn on Monday

Edited by Gay3 - 02 Jun 2017 at 7:53pm
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Race 7 - 3:15PM Goulburn Signs Benchmark 65 Handicap
 Colours No. / Horse Name / Barrier Jockey Weight Status
10. Sir Barb (NZ) (4) Jason Collett 56kg Racing

WON at $20+ Clap Superb start to her career having beaten the odds on job Clap Clap
Exacta paid $92, thank you very much Wink


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Origins originally from Bairnsdale and her family are tremendous horse family & her Dad was a good trainer back in the day. Worked for Moody in Sydney as head in charge and a great asset to the industry and will make the grade given the right opportunities. Great to see her first winner today
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I was on as well.

Noticed that it got smashed from $24 into $18 in the last minute of betting. Someone made a small fortune from the win !

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Originally posted by Manny G Manny G wrote:

Origins originally from Bairnsdale and her family are tremendous horse family & her Dad was a good trainer back in the day. Worked for Moody in Sydney as head in charge and a great asset to the industry and will make the grade given the right opportunities. Great to see her first winner today


What was her dads name ? is it Steve?
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Pretty sure she is Dan's daughter.
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Reckon you're right.

ps the current Steve Cunningham isn't the trainer by the same name who was outed for headbutting another bloke in Ballarat about 10 years ago.
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The Ballarat Steve Cunningham is the assistant trainer to his wife who is now training, Melody (nee Keegan)
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