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Gogo Grace kicks off Adelaide trainer Leon Macdonald’s Tasmanian raid at Hobart

Gogo Grace kicks off Adelaide trainer Leon Macdonald’s Tasmanian raid at Hobart

Apr 17, 2018

HALL Of Fame trainer Leon Macdonald will launch his Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival assault when Gogo Grace heads to Hobart on Friday night.The talented four-year-old will tackle the $150,000 Group 3 Bow Mistress Trophy (1200m) with top Victorian jockey Dean Yendall booked to ...

2016/17 Champions!

2016/17 Champions!

Sep 18, 2017

Well, what a wonderful season 2016/17 was for the Macdonald Gluyas Racing Stable.We were the Leading Metropolitan Trainer with 49 wins and were overwhelmed to receive the C S Hayes award for the South Australian Trainer of the Year at the recent Racing SA Awards held at the ...

Daytona Grey a strong chance at Morphettville

Daytona Grey a strong chance at Morphettville

May 26, 2016

By: Ben Scadden, The AdvertiserDAYTONA Grey can go at least some way to making amends for a missed shot at Group 1 glory when he steps out at Morphettville on Saturday.The classy sprinter has returned to racing in peak form this campaign but was scratched from last ...

Michelle Payne Lunch

Michelle Payne Lunch

Apr 05, 2016

Hello All, I thought this lunch would be a good chance for us all to get together and have a day out before the Adelaide Racing Carnvial starts in May! Michelle Payne will be here the day before Oaks Day at the Highway and Pam & I will have a ...

Outstanding Hill Smith Stakes win for Beluga Blue

Oct 10, 2015

Exciting galloper Beluga Blue notched her first stakes win with a determined effort in the Listed Hill Smith Stakes (1800m) at Morphettville. Beluga Blue had won one of her previous six starts but had displayed enormous potential with her efforts leading up to the Hill Smith ...

Thanks for a great season

Thanks for a great season

Aug 10, 2015

As another racing season passes by I thought it was a good time to reflect on the past twelve months and say thank you on behalf of Andrew and myself.  The thank you is far reaching. There are our valuable owners, who entrust in Andrew and I and provide us with the ...

Celebrating July 4th ... at Morphettville!

Celebrating July 4th ... at Morphettville!

Jul 06, 2015

The stable celebrated with a great day at Morphettville on Saturday 4th July. Race 1 saw the stable mates Royal Rumble and Mail It In fight out the finish, resulting in a quinella to the white & black! They are both promising types, and look to have bright ...

Winter has arrived!

Winter has arrived!

Jun 01, 2015

With the Adelaide Cup Carnival over, racing in the State now hits a quiet patch. Whilst the stable still has many two year olds coming through, and a few older horses still in work, it's fair to say that the majority of the better horses have gone to the paddock to prepare ...

Adelaide Autumn Carnival upon us!

Adelaide Autumn Carnival upon us!

Apr 12, 2015

  The first day of the Adelaide Autumn Carnvial was run at Morphettville yesterday, let's hope we can keep some of the prizemoney in South Australia - that's our aim, anyway! We were happy to taste success early on day 1 - in Race 1 with Counter ...

Home Town Cup a real thrill!

Home Town Cup a real thrill!

Jul 15, 2014

Last Sunday we travelled to my old home town of Port Augusta and Gossip Guru saluted giving us our 2nd Port Augusta Cup. While bigger races have certainly been won, it's always a thrill to return to where I spent my younger years and win the Cup. It was great to catch up ...

What a month it's been!

What a month it's been!

Apr 28, 2014

Often you hear the phrase 'what a week it's been in racing', but for the stable the month of April has been simply amazing! A Group 1 victory, 3 Group 3 victories, 1 Listed race and a strike rate of 100% at Oakbank with 3 winners from 3 starters, the month ...

Hall of Fame Induction

Hall of Fame Induction

Mar 23, 2014

On Sunday 9th March 2014, I was very honored and humbled to be inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame, at a function at the National Gallery in Canberra. I was one of 2 trainers who was inducted, the other being Frank Dalton (who trained many years ago), and it is a ...

Daytona Grey shows his best

May 21, 2013

At his first run for four weeks Daytona Grey showed what a talented galloped he is. After being given the steadier 60 kilo's in a strong 3yo event he really showed his class With stable rider Clare Lindop replaced by leading apprentice Jamie Kah to make use of her ...

Two in a row for gutsy Nearest To Pin

Feb 23, 2013

Nearest To Pin has continued his transformation since trainers Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas added blinkers to her gear with another fighting win at Balaklava. The gelding started his career with two solid fourths in January before the Morphettville training partners ...

God's Own Filly for lease

God's Own Filly for lease

Feb 04, 2013

This is a lovely God's Own filly out of a Marscay Mare. God's Own who was a Group 1 Caulfield Guineas winner has so far sired 226 runners, with a strike rate of 102 winners. There are no upfront payments, and the lease arrangement is 25% of the stakemoney earnt will ...

Macdonald and Gluyas produce Australian first

Dec 05, 2012

Leading Adelaide trainers Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas broke new ground at Balaklava when Spiritof Endeavour easily won the Community Caterers Handicap (1400m). The US-bred Spiritof Endeavour became the first progeny of Phillipines-based stallion Purge to win in ...

Melbourne Cup day treble at Morphettville

Nov 06, 2012

The Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas team dominated the Melbourne Cup day meeting at Morphettville after notching a winning treble. Macdonald and Gluyas needed just five runners to achieve its Morphettville trio of wins, which began when smart three-year-old Surprise Us ...

Viking Star begins treble for dam with latest win

Oct 06, 2012

Viking Star began a remarkable treble for his dam when the three-year-old completed his second successive victory in the Centrebet 3YO Handicap (1300m) at Morphettville Parks. The son of the former Leon Macdonald-trained Group 3 winner Dane Belltar was the first of three ...

Brilliant debut for Essay Raider

Sep 29, 2012

Smart three-year-old Essay Raider lived up to an impressive trial eight months earlier with a brilliant debut win in the Sloan’s Sands Handicap (1000m) on the Morphettville Parks track. Essay Raider won his trial at the venue on January 9 this year before co-trained ...

Daytona Grey motors home at Moonee Valley

Sep 28, 2012

Caulfield Cup-winning trainers Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas completed yet another successful Victorian raid when Daytona Grey beat a strong field in the Sportingbet Handicap (1200m) at Moonee Valley. Daytona Grey earned his chance to take on the Melbourne horses with his ...

Powerful performance from Viking Star at Morphettville

Sep 22, 2012

Smart gelding Viking Star posted the first win of his three-year-old campaign with a strong success in the Jockey Celebration Day Handicap (1200m) at Morphettville. The son of Red Ransom won on debut at Morphettville in April before closing out his juvenile season with a ...

Talented boys produce Morphettville Parks double

Sep 08, 2012

Co-trainer Leon Macdonald says Daytona Grey might have earned himself a trip to Melbourne for a race during the spring carnival with his dominant win in Saturday’s Penang Trophy (1300m) at Morphettville Parks. Daytona Grey had only a maiden win to his credit from his ...

Southern Speed triumphs in Makybe Diva Stakes

Sep 08, 2012

Star mare Southern Speed showed her fighting qualities with her gritty win over the triple Group 1 winner Manighar in the Group 2 Makybe Diva Stakes. Star Melbourne rider Craig Williams reunited with Southern Speed after Macdonald and Gluyas’s stable jockey Clare ...

Vale Umrum

Aug 29, 2012

The stable was saddened to hear news of the passing of Umrum . His career spanned over eight years 1996 to 2003. During this time he raced with success in four states S.A , Vic, W.A, and Tas. He will always be remembered for his great record in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap ...