First Stakes winner for Riverbank Farm’s Skilled

Russell and Caroline Osborne’s Riverbank Farm had something of a post Christmas surprise when the Joe Pride trained Pecans became the first stakes winner for her sire Skilled.

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Skilled Switches to Riverbank Farm

Riverbank's Farm Russell Osborne and Dr Caroline Duddy are pleased to announce the addition of two young stallions to their roster for the spring of 2017.

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Two fresh faces elected to TBV Committee

Two new committee members will join the Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria committee following the official counting of votes in the 2016 postal vote election.

On the images: Elected to TBV committee (clockwise): Dr Caroline Duddy, Matthew Tillett, Toby Liston & James O'Brien

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Creswick Winner Is Holleran’s Hero

When it comes to heroes, Rhys Holleran claims you need look no further than Lord Von Costa. In Saturday’s Listed AR Creswick Final at Flemington, Lord Von Costa was going to win it, then he wasn’t, then he did. An absolute nail-biter right down to the wire.

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First Up For Ethan

After a somewhat frustrating run of seconds it was great to see the talented Gangstar's Curse break through for a deserved victory at Cranbourne on Friday night.

Runner up at each of his previous three outings, Gangstar's Curse had been gallant in defeat every time and he again showed that he has plenty of heart by getting up in a close finish.

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Riverbank’s Boys In Form

Riverbank Farm’s Russell Osborne and Dr Caroline Duddy have been enjoying watching the good run of form for the progeny of the late great High Chaparral.

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Sitting Pretty at the Valley

Seven year-old mare Pretty Possum gave connections plenty of reason to celebrate at Moonee Valley on Friday night. 

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Warrnambool bred ‘Hero’ wins at Flemington

Warrnambool breeder Michael Rea is on a high following a weekend winning double including a win at Flemington by Lady Selkirk. The filly’s win also provided a Flemington double for Riverbank Farm sire Von Costa De Hero with Lord Von Costa also scoring in the Listed Creswick Series Final (1200m).

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Late Charge to Victoria’s Riverbank Farm

Not surprisingly Group One winning sprinter Hard Spun has many fans amongst Victorian breeders, the former Darley shuttler proving a reliable source of winners.

Hard Spun’s time in the southern hemisphere yielding 13 stakes winners including the South African Group One winner Ertijaal and the recent Group One Randwick Guineas winner Le Romain.

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Squeaky Squirrel and Pretty Possum more than just nifty names

BENALLA trainer Russell Osborne’s home-bred horses tend to stand out with their catchy names. Squeaky Squirrel and Pretty Possum will have their fair share of fans at Caulfield on Saturday.

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