Honesty Prevails has trainer Rick Worthington back in business



YOU could sense the emotion in trainer Rick Worthington’s voice when he likened Honesty Prevails’ debut stakes win to a “nice trip back from oblivion”.

Worthington has endured serious health issues in recent years and that battle meant his training business had to take a back seat.

But the capable Warwick Farm horseman has regained his health and this has coincided with the emergence of promising juvenile filly, Honesty Prevails.

Worthington gave a demonstration of his training skills when Honesty Prevails made an impressive debut to win the Group 3 $150,000 Widden Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

Honesty Prevails ($4.80) is a daughter of super sire Redoute’s Choice and her Widden Stakes triumph immediately makes the $720,000 Worthington paid for her at the Magic Millions Yearling Sales last year look cheap as she exploded clear to win by two-and-a-quarter lengths from Smart Amelia ($16) with a head to Chipanda ($11).

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  • ALVIN PURPLE - Friday 27, October 2017- Bathurst Race 6 WATERMART BENCHMARK 55 HANDICAP (1400 METRES)

    Click read more to watch ALVIN PURPLE finish 4th at his latest start.

  • CABANGA & NOT A SOUND WORK TOWARDS TRIALS

    Warming down after a nice piece of track work

  • NO LUCK FOR ALVIN PURPLE

    ALVIN PURPLE finished a close up 4th at Bathurst Thoroughbred Racing yesterday beaten 1.44 lengths. Things didn't go to plan from the jump & it didn't get much better for the rest of the race. He will learn from the experience & did a good job to finish as close as he did.

  • ALVIN PURPLE CLIMBS UP THE MOUNTAINS

    ALVIN PURPLE treks over the Blue Mountains on Friday to Bathurst Thoroughbred Racing. He will contest a 1400 metre BM55 race. The track is currently a Good 4 with some rain forecast. He is the top weight but we will claim 2KGs with gun apprentice Chris Williams to ride. He is drawn well in 5 & has worked well since his last start win.He is up in grade but with some luck in running we expect him to be very competitive in this event. Good luck to the connections!

  • NOT A SOUND FURNISHING NICELY

    NOT A SOUND 3yo Brown Filly by PLUCK (USA) from SILENCIO has returned from Danric after her previous two educational preparations.

  • SET GOALS WILL BE DOING JUST THAT...

    This beautifully bred 2YO Bay Filly SET GOALS by SNITZEL from YOUR LIFE STYLE has arrived back at Warwick Farm after some time on the early spring grass at Danric Lodge.

  • ALVIN PURPLE BREAKS HIS MAIDEN

    ALVIN PURPLE was given a lovely ride by Blake Spriggs on Friday at Cessnock. He stalked the leader rounding the turn & went on to win convincingly by 0.6 lengths. A great effort by the team to have him in tip top condition. Congratulations to the winning connections.

  • ALVIN PURPLE ON JUNGLE JUICE CUP DAY

    ALVIN PURPLE returns to Cessnock Racecourse on Jungle Juice Cup Day on Friday. He jumps from barrier 2 & Blake Spriggs gets back on board both being an advantage. Racing over 1350 metres will suit & his work has been pleasing since his debut. We wish all the connections best of luck

  • STRONG 2ND BY ALVIN PURPLE AT CESSNOCK

    ALVIN PURPLE performed well today at Cessnock finishing 2nd beaten 1.63 lengths. Despite a couple of checks in running he was doing his best work late over an unsuitable distance. He had a nice day all round for his debut start.Thanks to the team at Worthington Racing for their efforts.

  • TAKE TWO FOR ALVIN PURPLE

    ALVIN PURPLE heads to the Hunter to race at Cessnock Racecourse on Monday. He jumps from barrier 7 so he will need some luck & a patient ride from Blake Spriggs over the 1150 metres. He is well & we wish all the connections the best of luck

  • ALVIN PURPLE TO DEBUT AT MUDGEE

    ALVIN PURPLE makes his debut at Mudgee Race Club on Sunday in a maiden handicap over 1200 metres. Unfortunately he has drawn the outside gate. In saying that we have one of the best in the business on board & Bobby El-issa will give him every chance. He is in good shape & we wish the connections the best of luck.

  • **FOR SALE**

    **FOR SALE** Unraced 3YO O'Reilly filly from Fru Ju. She comes from a great NZ family. Classic Achiever is a lovely broodmare prospect. Please email Rick or call on 0437005880 for more details.

  • RACE DAY LOOMS FOR ALVIN PURPLE

    ALVIN PURPLE trials over 800 metres on Friday at Warwick Farm Racecourse. Mitchell Bell takes the reins. He has worked well since his last trial & all going well he should head to the races in the near future.

  • ALVIN PURPLE IMPRESSES

    ALVIN PURPLE trialed yesterday at Warwick Farm Racecourse being asked to get in behind other horses. I was happy with his effort finishing 3rd beaten 3.4 lengths. He will trial again in a couple of weeks. He has improved lengths this preparation.

  • CABANGA DOES ALL WE ASKED

    CABANGA had her first trial yesterday at Warwick Farm Racecourse. She had a nice day out finishing 7th beaten 4.1 lengths. She will now go to the paddock to strengthen and mature. She will be a nice prospect for the future.

  • NOT A SOUND TRIAL HARD TO READ

    NOT A SOUND trialed over 1206 metres yesterday. It was bizarre that they had unraced maidens up against seasoned older horses that have won many city races. However we worked with what we were given. She performed her task well without being impressive. She travelled well throughout but I expected her to quicken better than she did. Having said that the first 4 horses over the line had won over 20 races between them so it's not a true guide. Going forward the plan is to see how she pulls up before deciding if she has a race start this prep or if she goes back to the paddock to allow her time to strengthen and mature further. She is still only a 2yo so there's no rush.

  • CLASSIC ACHIEVER HEADS BACK TO DANRIC LODGE

    CLASSIC ACHIEVER had an even trial yesterday at Warwick Farm Racecourse over 1206 metres finishing 5th beaten 5.5 lengths. She heads back to the paddock for another spell to allow her time to furnish and mature further. She went well but needs more time to strengthen.

  • HEAT 4 WARWICK FARM TRIALS

    ALVIN PURPLE returns to the trials on Friday to contest an 800 metre event. This fellow has improved with the time given to mature. We expect him to be handy. Christian Reith takes the ride.

  • HEAT 3 WARWICK FARM TRIALS

    CABANGA a 2YO filly by SO YOU THINK has her first time at the track on Friday morning. She trials over 800 metres. Christian Reith will steer her for the first time. She will be a filly who will be better given time to mature, she will take benefit from the experience.

  • HEAT 2 WARWICK FARM TRIALS

    NOT A SOUND will contest a 1200 metre trial at Warwick Farm with Jay Ford to steer on Friday. She takes on a strong experienced field. She has been working well & we expect her to travel more comfortably off a slower tempo.

  • HEAT 1 WARWICK FARM TRIALS

    CLASSIC ACHIEVER steps out to 1200 metres at the Warwick Farm Racecourse trials on Friday morning. She will appreciate the extra distance & will continue to improve over further. Christian Reith takes the reins.

  • NOT A SOUND ON TRACK

    NOT A SOUND finished 4th this morning on a soft Warwick Farm Racecourse beaten 3.3 lengths. She showed good gate speed & had a nice time over the unsuitable 800 metres. We will look to trial over 1200 metres which she will appreciate on the back of a genuine speed.

  • CLASSIC ACHIEVER DOING EVERYTHING RIGHT

    CLASSIC ACHIEVER trailed this morning over 800 metres at Warwick Farm Racecourse on a soft and shifting surface. She had another day out finishing 4th beaten 4.1 lengths giving her more experience heading towards a suitable 1200 metre trial on 15th July.

  • CLASSIC ACHIEVER TO GAIN FURTHER FITNESS

    CLASSIC ACHIEVER will trial over 800 metres at Warwick Farm Racecourse with Mitchell Bell to steer. He is working towards a 1200 metre trial in a couple of weeks time.

  • JAY FORD & NOT A SOUND

    NOT A SOUND is back to trial at Warwick Farm Racecourse on Friday morning. She trials over the unsuitable distance of 800 metres as she gains fitness & heads toward her debut start. Jay Ford will take the reins.

  • CLASSIC ACHIEVER BACK TO THE TRIALS

    CLASSIC ACHIEVER will trial at Warwick Farm Racecourse on Thursday over 800 metres. Jason Collett will take the reins. I am happy with her leading into this but expect her to take improvement from the outing.

  • NOT A SOUND RETURNS FROM DANRIC

    NOT A SOUND heads back to the trials at Warwick Farm Racecourse on Thursday to run over 800 metres in an Open 2YO event. Jason Collett will ride. She has spelled very well & we expect a soft trial first up. She will take improvement from the run.

  • NOT A HINT TAILS OUT CANTERBURY

    NOT A HINT finished last today at Canterbury Park Racecourse beaten 6.6 lengths. After travelling well for jockey Jay Ford who considered him a winning chance around the turn he failed to put in over the last 200 metres. We will now consider his future going forward once the dust settles.

  • INGLIS PURCHASE LOOKS AMAZING AT DANRIC

    ARTIE SCHILLER X LACEY UNDERALL was our recent Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale purchase. She will need time but is a magnificent looking filly & a pleasure to have at Danric Lodge.

  • NOT A SOUND LOVING THE PADDOCK

    NOT A SOUND is enjoying her time in the paddock at Danric Lodge. She should be back into work in the next couple of weeks.

  • NICK'S BEST RETIRES TO DANRIC

    NICK'S BEST... super talented three time winner has now been retired from racing & will enjoy the beauty of Danric Lodge. He is likely to been seen on the eventing circuit later on this year. The record reads 17 Starts - 3:4:0 even though he struggled with throat issues throughout his career. He is a gentle giant with a big heart, it will be great to have him around Danric & we look forward to his career after racing.

  • NOT A HINT TO CARRY A BIG WEIGHT IN CANBERRA

    NOT A HINT who missed today's meeting at Warwick Farm Racecourse will head to Thoroughbred Park, Canberra in search of a firmer track. He races in the BM70 over 1200 metres with Rachel Madelaine Hunt to ride. In pursuit of a better track he has been given a hefty 62kgs. Rachel claims 1.5kgs which will give him some relief.He is very well & will be very competitive if he handles to big weight.

  • DAY 2 AT THE INGLIS EASTER SALES

    Worthington Racing welcomes Lot 198 Artie Schiller X Lacey Underall to our stable. Purchased for $100K at todays Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale for a long time loyal client. She is a lovely filly who will be given time to mature. We look forward to seeing her develop over the next 12 months.

  • FIRMER TRACK NEEDED FOR NOT A HINT

    NOT A HINT is set to contest Race 8 at Warwick Farm Racecourse on Wednesday over 1200 metres with Jay Ford to steer. He is in great nick & ready to go. He has been waiting for well over a month to find a suitably firmer track. The conditions on Wednesday may once again cruel his chances to run.We will make a decision closer to the race.

  • ALVIN PURPLE STAYS ON HIS FEET...just

    ALVIN PURPLE tripped & almost fell when they jumped in yesterday's trial at Warwick Farm Racecourse. Other than that the trial was good as he ran on to 4th beaten 1.4 lengths. These mistakes are a tell tale sign of his immaturity.

  • NOT A SOUND STEPS UP

    NOT A SOUND our 2YO filly stepped up to 1175 metres & did a great job against the older horses finishing 3rd beaten 2.3 lengths. She is improving all the time & jockey Jay Ford was happy with the effort. We will see how she pulls up before making any decisions going forward.

  • SOFT TRIAL FOR NOT A HINT

    NOT A HINT had an easy trial this morning finishing 5th beaten 3 lengths. This should keep him up to the mark going into his next race start.

  • OUR LATEST HORSES TO TRIAL

    **Heat 3** NOT A HINT trials on Friday morning at Warwick Farm Racecourse over 1200 metres. He trials to keep him up to the mark as it has been difficult to find suitable races on firmer tracks over the last month. He is in great shape with nowhere to go. **Heat 15** NOT A SOUND also trials at Warwick Farm Racecourse over 1175 metres on the Pro-Ride track. Jay Ford will ride. She is doing really well and the extra distance of this trial will help her considerably. **Heat 18** ALVIN PURPLE rounds off our horses to trial on Friday at Warwick Farm Racecourse over 740 metres with Jay Ford to ride. He is working well and will improve further with the exposure.

  • HONESTY PREVAILS OFF TO BE A MUM

    HONESTY PREVAILS an impeccably bred filly who was a Group winner as a 2yo, 4th in the Reisling & ran a close up 5th in the Group 1 Golden Slipper 2016. She has been retired from racing & will now head to stud at Arrowfield where her journey first began. We will miss her presence around the stable but wish her every success as a mum.

  • THREE PLACED AT WARWICK FARM TRIALS

    FLYING CHIC trailed well this morning at Warwick Farm Racecourse over 1200 metres finishing 2nd beaten 1.8 lengths on a rain affected surface. Jockey Christian Reith was happy & commented that he was strong right through the line. NOT A SOUND showed good improvement from her first trail this morning finishing 2nd beaten 4.3 lengths. She showed good gate speed over an unsuitable distance of 800 metres. She will be better suited over further and be better again once she has matured and strengthen more with time. ALVIN PURPLE improved today to finished 3rd beaten 3.6 lengths in his trial today & improved from his first effort. He worked hard early as he balked at the start & knocked up late. He will continue to improve with more experience.

  • HONESTY PREVAILS STRUGGLES ON THE HEAVY 10 AT ROYAL RANDWICK

    HONESTY PREVAILS struggled yesterday in the tough conditions at Royal Randwick & was never in the picture finishing 9th in the listed Fireball Stakes.She clearly was never into stride being uncomfortable in the very heavy conditions. We will take stock & decide her path going forward.

  • NOT A HINT UNLIKELY TO RUN AT WARWICK FARM

    NOT A HINT is due to race at Warwick Farm Racecourse on Wednesday over 1100 metres in a BM67 apprentices race. Jean Van Overmeire takes the reins but with the track already a heavy 9 & more rain predicted he is a doubtful runner. We will decide in the morning whether he runs.

  • MISS HASSLETOFF FAILS TO RUN ON AT ORANGE

    MISS HASSLETOFF finished out of the placings today at Racing Orange beaten 7.5 lengths into 7th. Given a lovely ride by Greg Ryan the filly failed to quicken at the top of the straight. She may be looking for a longer trip next time.

  • MISS HASSLETOFF FIRST UP AT ORANGE

    MISS HASSLETOFF travels to the the Central West of NSW to race at Racing Orange on Saturday. The track is currently rated a Good 3 & should be in great condition. Having her first race start for the stable she has drawn well in 2 & has top hoop Greg Ryan to steer in the 1280 metre Maiden Plate. Her work has been pleasing leading into the event & we wish her group of owners the very best of luck.

  • MORE TRIALS AT WARWICK FARM PART 2

    NOT A SOUND did all we asked of her this morning at Warwick Farm Racecourse in her first trial. Up against some quality speed 2YO's she was always towards the back of the field. She will be a 1600 metre horse later on so it was to be expected. She had a very nice experience & will gain plenty from today. We will trial her again in the next few weeks. ALVIN PURPLE missed the start in his first barrier trial this morning. He may have distracted by another horse playing up in a near by barrier. Despite that he did a good job to tack on and do his best work late. He will trial again in the coming weeks.

  • WARWICK FARM TRIALS

    FLYING CHIC trialed well this morning beaten 0.3 lengths into 2nd. Ridden more quietly over further he did a good job relaxing in transit to improve up the running. Very pleased with his progress. ROYAL CHOCOLATE trailed over 1200 metres for the first time with blinkers. He was trapped wide throughout but still finished well. He will now be put away and make his way to Hong Kong in the Autumn. He has had a good grounding to prepare him for their new season of racing.

  • UNLUCKY 2ND FOR DOOSEY

    DOOSEY stormed home to finish 2.5 lengths 2nd today at Cessnock. After being shuffled back early he was clearly very unlucky & should have almost won the race with a better run in transit. He has come back in good order & is racing very well. We look forward to his next start over the next few weeks.

  • DHAMBA TOUGH EFFORT AT CESSNOCK

    DHAMBA finished a creditable 4th today at Cessnock beaten 4.1 lengths. He is one paced and really needs the tempo of 1800-2200 metres. I thought he was in the zone for the previous race but we missed that opportunity with the barrier mishap. He will now go to the paddock for a nice spell where he will come back a more seasoned racehorse.

  • HONESTY PREVAILS DISAPPOINTS

    HONESTY PREVAILS disappointed finishing well back in yesterday's Group 2 at Royal Randwick. All indicators suggested she would be very competitive, unfortunately it didn't work out that way. We will now undertake the process with the vet to try and find some answers.

  • DOOSEY ON TRACK AT CESSNOCK

    DOOSEY jumps to 1570 metres after his good first up effort back from a long layoff. Wine Country Race Club, Cessnock is the destination where he has drawn nicely in 3 & has 3kgs weight relief with Jean Van Overmeire to steer. He has pleased us with his work & expect him to be running on. Best of luck to all involved.

  • DHAMBA LOOKING FOR REDEMPTION

    DHAMBA trialed nicely on Monday & now heads to Wine Country Race Club, Cessnock on Tuesday. He will contest a 1570 metre Maiden race. He has the advantage of claiming 3kg with Jean Van Overmeire to ride. He was in the sweet spot for his previous attempt before the barrier mishap so let's hope he is somewhere near that again.

  • GROUP 2 RETURN FOR HONESTY PREVAILS

    HONESTY PREVAILS steps out in the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes over 1200 metres on Saturday at Royal Randwick. It's very exciting for the owners & our stable as she makes her long awaited return to racing. Up against a strong field as expected she has drawn well in 4 & will be ridden by regualr jockey Jason Collett. She has trialed & worked well leading up to this event. We look forward to the beginning of what we hope will be a successful Autumn.

  • MORE TRIALS AT WARWICK FARM

    AIR FRESH won his trial by 3.5 lengths in stylish fashion. The blinkers & extra distance allowed him to focus on the job at hand. It was a very pleasing effort. He will have a short break on grass at Danric Lodge before he heads to Hong Kong. CLASSIC ACHIEVER finished 2nd in the trial & showed further improvement over the 1175 metres. She still requires more time & will be better suited ridden quitely, running on. She will now head to Danric for a break. DHAMBA went through the motions over 1175 metres to satisfy the Stewards which he did well. It was a nice piece of work & he will now head back to the races in the next couple of weeks. MISS HASSLETOFF showed further improvement trialing over 1175 metres. Jason Collett concurred that the she appreciated the extra distance. We will now find a suitable race over the next few weeks. DYLANA was disappointing in her trial. We expected more as her work has been good. We will further investigate with our vet & get to the bottom of the ordinary run.

  • PRESSURE WAS ON FOR NOT A HINT

    NOT A HINT was not comfortable with the pressure of the race at Canterbury Park Racecourse last night finishing towards the back of the field beaten 7.9 lengths. Despite looming into the race at the 200 metres the high pressure nulified any finish he may have had. He went into the race looking a picture & a credit to our team after such a long lay off. He will take great benefit from the outing & we look forward to his next start.

  • NOT A HINT RETURNS AT CANTERBURY

    NOT A HINT makes a return to racing on Friday night at Canterbury Park Racecourse after ten months on the sidelines. He races in a very competitive BM72 race over 1100 metres. Christian Reith will take the reins & he is sure to find a nice spot from of barrier 8. He has worked strongly since his barrier trial. We wish all concerned the best of luck.

  • NICK'S BEST BEATEN A NOSE

    NICK'S BEST went agonizingly close beaten 0.1 lengths at Cessnock Racecourse this afternoon. A huge effort under 61.5kgs giving the eventual winner 6.5kgs advantage. We are very proud of NICK'S effort.

  • CESSNOCK NEXT STOP FOR NICK'S BEST

    NICK'S BEST heads to Cessnock Racecourse on Sunday to compete in an 1150 metres C3 event. He will be asked to carry the top weight of 61.5kgs. His work since his last run has been very pleasing.We have opted for the experience of Blake Spriggs to give him every chance.

  • AWESOME 2ND BY DOOSEY

    DOOSEY ran a super 2nd today at Bathurst Thoroughbred Racing beaten 1 length by a smart type in an unsuitable race after spending over 14 months on the sidelines. He will be better suited over further in a few weeks times. Awesome effort...

  • DHAMBA FAILS TO JUMP AT BATHURST

    DHAMBA unfortunately failed to take part in his race at Bathurst today. Circumstances saw him not get away cleanly & the jockey was dislodged. We will look for another event in the near future.

  • Honesty Prevails sets for big Sydney Carnival after 10-length trial win at Warwick Farm

    TRAINER Rick Worthington’s forgotten filly Honesty Prevails has served notice she will be a Sydney Carnival force with an astonishing 10-length trial win on Monday.

  • BIG DAY AT THE TRIALS

    Ten of our team trialed on Tuesday at Warwick Farm, all went well with the exception of WITH AUTHORITY who will need to be vetted before going forward. HONESTY PREVAILS was outstanding with NOT A HINT showing some old form. You can view each replay on our FaceBook page.

  • DHAMBA IN THE PRIZEMONEY

    DHAMBA performed well today at Cowra Jockey Club finishing 3rd beaten 3.6 lengths at his second race start. Kept wide from his awkward gate he did well to box on into the prizemoney. He will be better suited over the longer trips & will also improve as he learns his craft.

  • DHAMBA SECOND UP AT COWRA

    DHAMBA has worked strongly since his tough first start from the wide gate at Wellington. He heads to the Central West to race at the Cowra Jockey Club on Sunday as part of the Cowra Cup meeting. The race is over 1375 metres in what appears to be a solid maiden. Brendan Ward will pilot him from another awkward gate but we hope to get a good run in transit giving him every chance to perform.

  • NICK'S BEST TOUGHS IT OUT ON HOME TRACK

    NICK'S BEST ran another tough race finishing a close up sixth beaten 2.4 lengths at Warwick Farm Racecourse today. He got tired over the last 200 metres as he slowly regains his peak fitness & seasoning. Hopefully the run puts him closer to another victory.

  • NICK'S BEST AT HOME TRACK

    NICK'S BEST stays at home to race at Warwick Farm Racecourse on Wednesday over 1200 metres. Christian Reith takes the reins in a very competitive BM67 event. His fitness has improved considerably since his first up run after the long lay off. He has drawn awkwardly in the outside barrier but there are not really many options available for him at this stage. He has been working well and should be competitive in this very open event.

  • OLD STAGERS TRAIL AT THE FARM

    NOT A HINT, DOOSEY & WITH AUTHORITY all stepped out at the trials on Monday morning. It was a nice hit out for all three as they return from extended periods on the sidelines. They will trial again on the 10th January.

  • GAME THIRD FOR GRAND ALLOWANCE

    GRAND ALLOWANCE finished a game 3rd today at Warwick Farm Racecourse beaten 3.8 lengths. He was stranded in front for the early part with no cover. He loomed up to the leader on the corner but was beaten by the better horses on the day. He is now most likely to return home to the Riverina after doing a great job for his group of owners & our team at Worthington Racing. We wish him well for the future!

  • GRAND ALLOWANCE LOOKING FOR BACK TO BACK WINS

    GRAND ALLOWANCE heads back to Warwick Farm Racecourse on Wednesday in a BM72 over 2200 metres. Andrew Adkins once again takes the ride after his successful last start win. He spent some time at Danric Lodge which should see him freshened up for this event. We wish all the connections best of luck!

  • NICK'S BEST FIGHTS HARD

    NICK'S BEST fought on well yesterday at Thoroughbred Park Canberra to finish a close up 6th beaten 3.9 lengths in a race won in Class Record time. Considering it was his first start back in nearly 13 months it was a game effort. We will look to race again in a few weeks.

  • NICK'S BEST BACK ON TRACK

    NICK'S BEST makes his long awaited return to racing on Sunday at Thoroughbred Park, Canberra. He will run over 1300 metres in a tough BM70 race. He has drawn well jumping from barrier 4 & has top southern hoop Richie Bensley on to steer. His work & trials have been strong leading into the event. Whatever he does on Sunday he is sure to take improvement from the run.

  • DHAMBA TO DEBUT AT WELLINGTON

    DHAMBA heads to the central west on Friday to race at Wellington Race Club NSW over 1400 metres. He has drawn the carpark, barrier 15 of 16 for his debut race. He will come in a few once the emergencies come out. He will have the advantage having Kody Nestor on board who will give him every chance. His work has been pleasing & we wish good luck to all concerned.

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  • HONESTY PREVAILS ON HER WAY BACK

    HONESTY PREVAILS starting to clean up in preparation for her Autumn campaign.

  • AWESOME WIN AT THE FARM BY GRAND ALLOWANCE

    GRAND ALLOWANCE did the stable & his owners proud this afternoon winning over 2200 metres at Warwick Farm Racecourse, finally cracking his first metropolitan win as a 9yo. Assisted by an exceptional ride by Andrew Adkins he tracked into the race on the turn putting them away in fine style winning by 4.3 lengths. It was a great effort by the team at Worthington Racing. A massive congratulations to them & and the owners. Well done old boy...

  • GRAND ALLOWANCE BACK AT WARWICK FARM

    GRAND ALLOWANCE returns to Warwick Farm Racecourse on Wednesday to once again race over 2200 metres in a BM67. The race shapes up as a small but strong field. He will benefit from a 2kg claim with Andrew Adkins to take the ride. He has come through last weeks run well & we look forward to him going around again.

  • GRAND ALLOWANCE CLOSING IN ON WIN

    GRAND ALLOWANCE ran a super race beaten a nose for 3rd this afternoon at Warwick Farm Racecourse. A lovely ride by Blake Shinn had him well positioned on the turn to make his run. He was only beaten 1.8 lengths in a race won in good time. Provided he pulls up well from today's event he may run again next week at Warwick Farm over the same distance.

  • DHAMBA CLOSE TO HIS DEBUT

    DHAMBA heads out in Heat 2 at the Warwick Farm Racecourse trials on Thursday. Adam Hyeronimus takes the ride over 1175 metres on the Pro-Ride track. All going well we will find a race for him in the coming weeks.

  • BLAKE SHINN TAKES GRAND ALLOWANCE TO THE FARM

    GRAND ALLOWANCE has drawn well jumping from barrier 3 at Warwick Farm Racecourse over 2200 metres on Wednesday afternoon. We have engaged one of our top jockey's in Blake Shinn which is always a bonus. We are very happy with his work leading into this event & any predicted rain would be an advantage. Good luck to his connections as we look forward to his race.

  • GRAND ALLOWANCE'S STRONG EFFORT AT ROYAL RANDWICK

    GRAND ALLOWANCE finished strongly to run a close up 5th at Royal Randwick beaten 3.3 lengths. After missing the kick it totally changed the tempo of how his race would be run which did not suit him at all. Under the circumstances he still ran a great race to finish as close as he did. We look forward to his next race over more ground in a couple of weeks time.

  • MORE TRIALS UPDATED

    DHAMBA trialled today & did the job expected of him. He was clearly left flat footed in the straight but did a nice job over the distance. He is a horse working towards 1600-2000 metres. FASTNIC had a nice easy spin around in her trial this morning. Every thing went to plan after her long break. She will trial again in a few weeks. NICK'S BEST finished 3rd in a strong trial this morning at Warwick Farm Racecourse knocking up towards the end as his condition gave out. We will find a race for him in 3-4 weeks, he is heading in the right direction after a long lay off. GRAND ALLOWANCE finished a narrow winner in his trial today over 1200 metres. He got into stride halfway down the straight & finished strongly. At this stage he will head to Royal Randwick on Melbourne Cup Day to race over 1600 metres in a BM72

  • HOUSE OF NICOLE DISAPPOINTS AT COWRA

    HOUSE OF NICOLE went to Cowra Jockey Club yesterday, unfortunately she was disappointing finishing 7th beaten 3.9 lengths. We will have the vet scope her and investigate the possibility of an underlying airway issue.

  • MORE TRIALS ON TUESDAY

    GRAND ALLOWANCE, NICK'S BEST, DHAMBA & FASTNIC all trial at Warwick Farm on Tuesday. The first two are likely to go to the races soon after if all goes well. We look to see how they all go.

  • HOUSE OF NICOLE BACK AT COWRA

    HOUSE OF NICOLE makes her long awaited return to racing at Cowra Jockey Club this Tuesday in a BM55 over 1100 metres. Top jock Kody Nestor takes the ride. Provided she has luck from an awkward draw she should be hard to beat. She looked a picture this morning at the stables a credit to our hard working teams at Danric Lodge & Warwick Farm.

  • TRIAL ROUND UP

    CLASSIC ACHIEVER & DYLANA finished 2nd & 3rd respectively at the Warwick Farm trials this morning. They both trialled strongly & will now head to Danric Lodge to enjoy the next six weeks on the Spring grass. Both have had strong educational preparations improving markedly throughout. This will hold them in good stead leading in to their first race start. NICK'S BEST returned to racing after 11 months this morning at the Warwick Farm trials finishing a solid 2nd beaten 0.2 lengths He wasn't extended after the long break. He will head back to the trials on the 18th to have him ready for his race return. FLYING CHIC showed much improvement in his trial this morning. He has done enough this preparation & will now head to Danric Lodge to grow & furnish. He will be much stronger next time in. LOVELY SIGHT tried hard this morning in her first trial but was outclassed to finish well back. She will be better suited in the country. If anyone is interested in a well educated country horse please contact Rick via Facebook for more details.

  • NEWCOMER HITS THE TRACK

    LOVELY SIGHT the final of our five horses to trial on Friday at Warwick Farm Racecourse has her first trial with Christian Reith on board. She has been slow to mature but is working well leading into this event.

  • FLYING CHIC ON THE IMPROVE

    FLYING CHIC also trials over 800 metres with Christian Reith to ride. We expect a big improvement from this fellow after having some lower airway issues. He has been working well.

  • STABLE FAVOURITE ON THE COMEBACK

    NICK'S BEST a stable favourite returns to trial over 800 metres after a very long layoff at Warwick Farm Racecourse. He will be ridden by Christian Reith and we look forward to his return to racing this spring. He has been working well.

  • DYLANA ALMOST READY FOR RACE DEBUT

    DYLANA takes on her stable mate over 1200 metres at Friday's trials. Christian Reith will take the ride. This should top her off and have her ready to go to the races later this month as long as she pulls up well.

  • FIRST OF FIVE TO TRIAL

    CLASSIC ACHIEVER the first of our five horses to trial at Warwick Farm Racecourse on Friday. She runs over 1200 metres with Jason Collett to ride. The extra distance will suit her and I am happy with her progress. This filly by O'Reilly will improve as she matures.

  • NICE DAY OUT FOR ROYAL CHOCOLATE

    ROYAL CHOCOLATE had his first trial at Warwick Farm Racecourse this morning cruising around the 800 metres for an educational outing. He showed good gate speed but our jockey was instructed to ease him back into the field to gain experience around other horses. He will trial again on the 23rd September. We are very happy with his progress.

  • CLASSIC ACHIEVER BARRIER TRIAL

    CLASSIC ACHIEVER had a nice trial experience at Warwick Farm Racecourse jumping well & as instructed our jockey asked the horse to come back & settle into the field to gain experience & ringcraft around other horses. I was happy with the effort although she ran out of puff towards the end. She will try again on the 23rd September where we will ask more of her.

  • BARRIERS TRIALS

    DYLANA presented at the Warwick Farm Racecourse trials this morning in good fashion without blinkers enabling her to have a good look at the other horses in the running. She will be better suited wearing them later on. She will trial again on the 23rd September & will gain natural improvement heading into the next trial.

  • TREBLE OF NEW RUNNERS TO TRIAL

    Warwick Farm trials tomorrow see three unraced runners heading to the track.CLASSIC ACHIEVER & two new stables horses ROYAL CHOCOLATE & DYLANA trial for the first time.We look forward to some strong results.

  • HONESTY PREVAILS HEADS TO THE PADDOCK

    HONESTY PREVAILS has undergone extensive tests and examinations to get to the bottom of her uncharacteristic finish in her first start back from a spell at Randwick on Saturday. The vets have located soreness in her near side knee which requires a minimum of 3 month spell. Although this is extremely disappointing she is still very young and should come back next year and carry the flag as we know she is capable of doing.

  • DISAPPOINTING RETURN FOR HONESTY PREVAILS

    HONESTY PREVAILS resumed yesterday in the Group 2 Furious & finished well back. As disclosed pre race she was still slightly underdone & soft. She struggled on the heavy track but no doubt will gain a lot of benefit from the run. She is very well & will tighten up further after yesterday. We will assess how she pulls up before deciding which Spring path we take.

  • FIRST UP TILT AT GROUP 2

    HONESTY PREVAILS returns to racing on Saturday at Royal Randwick in the Group 2 Furious Stakes over 1200 metres. The filly has drawn well coming from barrier 3 ensuring jockey Jason Collett should have a cosy ride. She is working well & I'm very happy with her progress however circumstances have left her two gallops short of where I would have liked her to be. This is a nice starting point for her leading in to a great Spring carnival.

  • HONESTY PREVAILS ON TRACK

    HONESTY PREVAILS pulled up well after finishing a close up second in her trial at Warwick Farm Racecourse this morning. It was somewhat frustrating as their were a few scratchings leaving only five in the field to contest the 1175 metre trial on the Pro Ride track. As a consequence our filly had no cover and over raced for the best part. She still quickened nicely before flattening out late as she ran out of puff, as expected. Although not exactly how we planned she will head towards her first start back being next Saturday at Royal Randwick in the Group 2 Furious Stakes over 1200 metres. She will no doubt be better for the run.

  • TRIAL AT WARWICK FARM

    HONESTY PREVAILS lines up in the 1200 metre trial on Friday at Warwick Farm Racecourse, unfortunately 1000 metre Group trial scheduled was cancelled. This should take her first up into the Furious Stakes at Royal Randwick over 1200 metres on Saturday 3rd September. Circumstances have put her a little behind this preparation. We are playing catch up but class should assist her to reach her goals in good shape.

  • HONESTY PREVAILS RETURNS

    HONESTY PREVAILS returned for her first trial this morning at Warwick Farm Racecourse. Jason Collett was instructed to keep her on the bit and have a nice easy day out. She enjoyed the morning and showed that she has come back bigger and stronger. She will trial again on the 26th August which will have her ready to tackle the Spring Carnival. Exciting times ahead.

  • TRIAL ACTION AT WARWICK FARM

    Trial action this Friday at Warwick Farm Racecourse with three stable runners. HONESTY PREVAILS, HOUSE OF NICOLE & FLYING CHIC all resuming.

  • HONESTY PREVAILS TO TRIAL

    HONESTY PREVAILS will trial at Warwick Farm on the 22nd July in preparation for her Spring campaign.

  • FEELING SUPREME HEADS TO HONG KONG

    FEELING SUPREME heads to quarantine this week & onto Hong Kong to start his racing career. An amazing job by our teams at Danric Lodge & Warwick Farm to have him win his last trial by 3.5 lengths considering this horse suffered some serious injuries. He will be one to watch as her learns his trade...good luck boy & all his connections.

  • FEELING SUPREME DOMINATES TRIAL

    FEELING SUPREME confirmed his good work on the training track to blitz his rivals by 3.8 lengths in his trial today at Warwick Farm Racecourse. A horse back from serious injury he is starting to understand what it's all about & will further improve when he gets to race over 1400 to 2000 metres. Our staff at Danric Lodge & Warwick Farm have worked hard with him & should be very pleased with today's effort.

  • RIP

    Our exciting filly MILBO who was injured in a barrier trial back in February has been humanely euthanized after further complications. Our thoughts go out to her owner Geoff Wilson & our staff who worked so closely with her. May she rest in peace...

  • SO YOU THINK FILLY

    This lovely athletic filly was our purchase today at the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale on the Gold Coast for $120K. Lot 1609, So You Think (NZ) X Sila Jasak (NZ) was purchased by Rick & Scone Bloodstock on behalf of Geoff Wilson, one of our loyal clients. We look forward to her arrival at Danric Lodge to commence her breaking & education.

  • MIXED RESULTS AT THE TRIALS

    FEELING SUPREME trialled well again today finishing 3rd over 1200 metres after leading them into the straight. He ran out of condition over the 150 metres as we expected. A great effort after a long time away with serious injuries. Unfortunately DOOSEY & WITH AUTHORITY will both return to the paddock after disappointing trials. Not the desired result but we hope to have them back sometime in the future.

  • THREE TO TRIAL

    Three horses to trial at Warwick Farm on Monday all over 1200 metres. DOOSEY, WITH AUTHORITY & FEELING SUPREME will all be one step closer to the races. Jay Ford & Blake Spriggs share the riding duties.

  • BUSY MORNING AT WARWICK FARM TRIALS

    Warwick Farm Racecourse trials on Monday see a busy morning with five runners. Three stable favourites DOOSEY (Blake Spriggs), WITH AUTHORITY (Jay Ford) in Heat 3 & NICK'S BEST (Jay Ford) in Heat 4 all return from long lay offs. All three are expected to trial well. Unraced pair CLASSIC ACHEIVER (Jay Ford) in Heat 6 & FEELING SUPREME (Andrew Adkins) in Heat 12 will head to the track for the first time. We look forward to seeing what they can produce.

  • NEW ARRIVAL AT DANRIC LODGE

    NOT A SOUND is a new arrival to Danric Lodge. This yearling filly is by PLUCK from an ANABAA mare SILENCIO winner of two races 1000-1200 metres. She will be broken in over the coming weeks & start her education with our expert team.

  • DHAMBA FINISHES PREP WITH SOLID TRIAL

    DHAMBA finished third in his trial at Warwick Farm on Friday & now heads back to Danric Lodge for a break before his first race prep next time in.

  • FLYING ONE MORE HEADS TO DANRIC

    FLYING ONE MORE finished a close up 6th today at Taree Race Course beaten 3.3 lengths. Given every chance with a beautiful ride by Andrew Gibbons he failed to finish off over the last 200 metres. He was disappointing after looking a chance running into the straight. He now heads to the paddock at Danric Lodge for some time on the winter grass.

  • FLYING ONE MORE CHASING ANOTHER VICTORY

    FLYING ONE MORE heads north to Taree on Tuesday to chase his 2nd win this preparation. He has drawn nicely in barrier 4 in this 1600 metre BM55. Andrew Gibbons is sure to give him every chance. If he can transfer the strong work at home to the track he should be right in the finish in this tough event. Good luck to the connections.

  • DHAMBA trials at Warwick Farm

    DHAMBA is an unraced gelding having his first trial today at Warwick Farm Racecourse. Jay Ford took the reins for a nice soft hitout where he performed well only beaten a couple of lengths. His best will come when he gets to 1600 metres plus.

  • FLYING ONE MORE returns for redemption

    FLYING ONE MORE heads back to Orange on Friday where he was narrowly beaten at his last start. He steps up to a 1600 metre BM55. He will have the services of Chad Lever who should find a nice position from barrier 6. He has pleased me since his last start and is in good shape. It will be interesting to see him over the mile as I feel this distance will suit him well.

  • Rick Worthington eyes the future with Honesty Prevails but Slipper still may fit

    Rick Worthington has been a successful horse trader for years, but there is a difference from buying a horse to trade to finding a Golden Slipper chance. Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/sport/horseracing/rick-worthington-eyes-the-future-with-honesty-prevails-but-slipper-still-may-fit-20160304-gnapc0.html#ixzz42ALgtCNm Follow us: @smh on Twitter | sydneymorningherald on Facebook

  • Honesty Prevails has trainer Rick Worthington back in business

    YOU could sense the emotion in trainer Rick Worthington’s voice when he likened Honesty Prevails’ debut stakes win to a “nice trip back from oblivion”.

  • Rick Worthington has eyes on the Slipper

    Trainer Rick Worthington is excited about the Golden Slipper prospects of Honesty Prevails, a debut winner of the Widden Stakes.

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