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The AZARA story to date – March 2021

The AZARA story to date – March 2021

We asked Denise Martin from Star Thoroughbreds to tell us more of the background to unbeaten 3 year old filly Azara who looks to be a star on the rise and who was bred at Motree. It's an interesting read. The AZARA story to date - March 2021   Emerging star AZARA...

Spanish Tides sweeps to another mainland victory

Spanish Tides sweeps to another mainland victory

Whilst we here in  Tasmania have been swept up in the excitement of the recent Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival & Magic Millions sale, a four year old bay mare carrying the Motree Brand has been busy flying the flag for us on the mainland. The Luke Oliver trained...

A wonderful week

A wonderful week

​As the dust settles on a magical week for our Motree family and life returns to a just little more normality, it is with great pride and gratitude that we can reflect on the events of the past five days. Between the uncertainty of our mainland friends being able to...

Azara stars on debut

Azara stars on debut

The Leanne Gaffney trained Azara ran out a comfortable winner in the first on Launceston Oaks day picking up the prized Tasbred bonus in the process. It hasn't been all smooth sailing for the daughter of Squamosa however, with the filly encountering plenty of...

Motree Thoroughbreds Tasmanian Magic Millions Sale preview

Motree Thoroughbreds Tasmanian Magic Millions Sale preview

With the 2021 Tasmanian Magic Millions sale less than a week away we are excited to introduce our draft who will be going through the ring at Quercus Park, Carrick next Monday, Feb 22. Thanks to the hard work of our staff and Sharon Lee Chapman, for the first time we...

Sisters are doin it for themselves

Sisters are doin it for themselves

White Hawk powered his way into next month’s Ladbrokes Hobart Cup field with a bold front-running display in the weight-for-age Tasmanian Bloodstock Summer Cup in Hobart on Sunday to reaffirm his trainer’s belief that the gelded son of Tough Speed has what it takes to...

Locals roar as Glass Warrior takes out Longford Cup

Locals roar as Glass Warrior takes out Longford Cup

Everyone loves a grey, even more so when it's locally trained and ridden grey mare Glass Warrior hitting the line first in the time honored Longford Cup on New Years Day. The crowd erupted as the heavily supported topweight surged to the lead on straightening, and...

Artuso well and truly in the holiday spirit

Artuso well and truly in the holiday spirit

There was plenty of reason for cheer at Devonport on Sunday as the Leanne Gaffney trained Artuso brought up a double for Motree Thoroughbreds during the final meeting before Christmas. The son of Tough Speed was not for catching as star apprentice Kyle Maskiell took...

Banca Nip loving life on the hill

Banca Nip loving life on the hill

Banca Nip continued his good form this preparation under the care of Rowan Hamer when snatching victory in the shadows of the post at Devonport on Sunday. Given a patient ride in the early stages by jockey Ismail Toker, the son of Ustinov settled towards the rear,...

First Accused makes bold statement

First Accused makes bold statement

Exciting Motree 2019 Tasmanian Magic Millions graduate First Accused put his Tasmanian Guineas credentials on show at Launceston on Wednesday night relishing the step up to 1400m to comfortably account for his older rivals. Allowed plenty of time to find his feet the...

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