$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in racing bonuses*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up, Join now & get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in racing bonus bets*
Deposit $250, Bet with $550
Sign-up, deposit $250 & receive $300 in racing bonus bets. That's $550 to bet with!*
$300 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $300 in racing bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: AAP
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Trainer Frankie Stockdale is hoping the aptly named Flogga can live up to his name when he runs at Flemington.

Bought for $60,000 as a yearling, Flogga was to be resold at the breeze-up sales but bouts of shin soreness resulted in Stockdale and owner John Plozza retaining the gelding.

Following a debut win at Ballarat over 1400m earlier this month, Flogga heads to town for a heat of the Silver Bowl Series (1600m) on Saturday.

“We bought him as a breeze-up horse but when he breezed up we didn’t get any money as he was very shin sore on the day, so we had to keep him,” Stockdale said.

“He’s going to Flemington on Saturday because the owner still wants to sell him so we’ll have a throw at the stumps and see if we can get a phone call afterwards.”

Stockdale said Flogga, by High Chaparral from Group One winner Dashing Eagle, was a stayer in the making noting the gelding required plenty of work to get him to the stage where he was ready to race.

“We had to geld him, not because of his attitude, but because he was too big and fat and it took forever to get him fit,” Stockdale said.

“I trialled him, did a heap of work with him up the bush and the hills and worked him as much as any horse can be worked, but he still got fat.

“When we got home after his win at Ballarat I went and checked on the horses that night and he’d eaten his feed before the other horses.”

Apprentice Lachie King takes over from Noel Callow on Saturday.

Saturday’s meeting is a prelude to Flemington Finals Day on July 7.

Heats of the Taj Rossi Series, the A R Creswick Series, the Silver Bowl Series, All Victorian Sprint Series, the VRC-CRV Winter Championship Series, the Banjo Patterson Series and the Leilani Series will be held along with the David Bourke Provincial Plate.

  • Deposit
  • Bet with
  • Claim $300 in Racing Bonus Bets when you deposit $250!*
  • Join now!
Claim up to $100 in Racing Bonus Bets!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Free Racing Bonus Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with a Free list of the best Bonus Bet offers available at every online bookmaker...

Long range Melbourne Cup plans for Sky Boy

The Sky Boy story is still only half-written with his Villiers Stakes win a stepping stone to much bigger targets...

Accession races into Golden Slipper contention

Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller has welcomed his first winner by Brazen Beau, the colt he developed to become a...

Flying Houtzen breaks Doomben track record

Top Queensland mare Houtzen showed she was back to her best when she broke the course record for 1050m in...

Winx gearing up for Autumn campaign

Winx has returned to her Rosehill stable as anticipation mounts for a likely autumn campaign. Trainer Chris Waller posted a...

Mornington trainer banned over a dead filly

Mornington trainer Shane Bottomley has been suspended and fined over the disposal of a dead horse. Bottomley faced the Racing...

Copyright © 2018 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.