Eraset breaks drought for patient owners


After nearly 19 months without a win and a handful of frustrating seconds, Eraset repaid the patience of his owners by returning to the winners circle with a thrilling victory over 1700m at Flemington on Saturday.

Underlining the win was that it completed wins on all Victorian metro tracks for the Reset gelding, who has now won seven races for more than $360,000 in prizemoney following the two-and-a-quarter length victory.

"This horse really deserved this win," trainer Danny O'Brien said.

"He has run second to Happy Trails, He's Remarkable and Mawingo so to see him come out and decimate a field again is great for the owners."

Eraset's last win was a commanding victory in the Sale Cup in October 2010.

"His owners have been terrific, patient and understanding. I'm esctatic that they have been able to the thrill of winning at Flemington."

Before Saturday's win Eraset had finished in the placings in five of his 10 starts at headquarters.

Junior rider Jake Duffy was a late replacement rider for leading apprentice Katelyn Mallyon who was injured in the race before.

"Jake rode the horse a treat, but our thoughts and best wishes go out to Katelyn and her family," O'Brien said.

Picture by Bruno Cannatelli, to view Bruno's website click here 

O'Brien filly Flirts with ability

O'Brien filly Flirts with ability
[12 Nov 18] Danny O’Brien is optimistic his fruitful end to the spring can continue with promising juvenile Absolute Flirt, who turned heads with a sharp hitout at Monday’s official trials at Cranbourne.  more...

Ollie equals record aboard Order

Ollie equals record aboard Order
[10 Nov 18] Damien Oliver equalled legendary jockey Bobbie Lewis's longstanding record of 72 wins in the Melbourne Cup carnival when he won the last race of the week on Order Of Command for Danny O'Brien.  more...

O'Brien Declares Autumn Derby aspirations

O'Brien Declares Autumn Derby aspirations
[08 Nov 18] He was squeezed out of the field for Saturday's AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) but progressive stayer Vow And Declare delivered connections a consolation prize on Thursday with a last-gasp win in the Listed TCL TV Stakes (1800m) at Flemington.  more...