Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: Darren Winningham

Lightly raced three-year-old Vega One will have to overcome a bad habit in the barrier stalls if he is to be a chance in the big Group races next month.

Trainer Tony Gollan believes Vega One is up to top company – even a Group One Stradbroke Handicap – after his win in the Listed Queensland Day Stakes (1350m) at Doomben on Saturday.

“But first he will have to get over his habit of getting his back leg up on the stalls. It is a trait he has had when I got him. They know he is going to do it,” Gollan said.

Vega One was inspected at the start before being cleared to run and showed he had no ill effects with his runaway win.

Given the run of the race by jockey Blake Shinn Vega One ($4.80) burst clear in the straight to beat the favourite Multaja ($2) by 3-1/4 engths with 2-1/2 lengths to a brave Mishani Hustler ($9.50) in third.

Gollan took over Vega One from Sydney trainer John Thompson and now has recorded two wins and two seconds with the gelding.

“I have been saying all along he is a Group horse. He is only lightly raced and would need to win an exempt race like the Fred Best Classic to make the Stradbroke field,” Gollan said.

“But there also the (Group Two) Queensland Guineas which would suit.”

The Fred Best Classic is run on May 25 at Eagle Farm and the winner is exempt from the ballot for the Stradbroke.

Vega One, who is raced in similar ownership to last week’s Gold Coast Listed winner Coldstone, has now won $140,000 in prize money but would need to have a massive lift in ratings to avoid bring balloted out of the Stradbroke without an exemption.

Winning jockey Blake Shinn said Vega One had taken a run in the straight like a good horse.

Kerrin McEvoy said Multaja ran home strongly from back in the field but the winner was too strong.

Mishani Hustler had to be used early to share the lead at a break neck speed and did well to hold on for third.

*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Winterbottom Stakes results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Winterbottom Stakes. The Winterbottom Stakes was raced at Ascot racecourse on 28/11/2020....

Elite Street wins the G1 Winterbottom Stakes

Brad Rawiller has given the Daniel Morton trained Elite Street a ten out of ten ride to win the Group...

Horse Racing Big Collects, Bets and Moves – Saturday’s Races 28/11/2020

Australia’s leading bookmaker the TAB gives an overview of today’s betting markets from the feature races and race meetings from around the...

Alligator Blood’s trainer and owners part ways

Trainer David Vandyke will not be the trainer of star Queensland galloper Alligator Blood when the horse returns. David Vandyke...

Tokoriki Lad wins in unusual fashion

Punters watching the last race at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday did a quick double-take and then they still had...

Star Queenslander Rothfire recovering well

For Rothfire, the Group 1 Golden Rose, back on September 26, was meant to be the final stepping-stone towards participation...

Connections turn down huge money for exciting stayer

Connections of exciting stayer Ain’tnodeeldun have turned down big money from Hong Kong interests. Co-trainer Sam Freedman has confirmed offers...

Racing officials reviewing use of whip

A study commissioned by the RSPCA has put the issue of whip use back in the spotlight after it found...

Stud career looms for Cox Plate winner

A stud career for Cox Plate winner Sir Dragonet is nearing although trainer Ciaron Maher will look to add a...

Kingston Town Classic

The is a  race held at each year. The  event is held in December each year and is one of...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

Copyright © 2020 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.
18+ Don't let the game play you. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit or