Only the Best

Moody, Price, Maher and that’s only half the team!

The VIC Husslers can proudly boast they have some of the best trainers in the country on their team but perhaps their secret weapons are the new kids on the block who are showing that a holistic approach and incredible facilitates bring consistent winners too.

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Only the Best

Moody, Price, Maher and that’s only half the team!

The VIC Husslers can proudly boast they have some of the best trainers in the country on their team but perhaps their secret weapons are the new kids on the block who are showing that a holistic approach and incredible facilitates bring consistent winners too.

Your Team

With 11 individual G1 winners to his credit, two of which; Ole Kirk and Pippie, became dual G1 winners in 2020, Written Tycoon’s rise to prominence has been via his consistent stakes winning stock.

The likes of 2018 G1 Blue Diamond Stakes winner and highest 2YO Timeform Rated colt of his season in Written By, the flashy, dual G1-winning speedster Pippie, and G1 Golden Slipper and Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Capitalist, whose first crop juveniles have hit the ground running. This colt looks to already possess some qualities of his super sire. Click here to learn more about this horse.

Pride of Dubai is a Champion Australian First Crop Sire and the dual Group I winning son of Street Cry has produced a real athletic type here. A stunning bay colt coming off the famous Widden Stud Farm in the Hunter Valley, he looks to already possess some of the key qualities of his father.

Pride of Dubai is the only horse to complete the Gr.1 Blue Diamond Stakes/Gr.1 Sires’ Produce Stakes double. He is closely related to Champion sire Invincible Spiritand leading 2YO sire Kodiac. Street Cry already has 8 individual sons to have sired Gr.1 winners, and we are sure there are more to come. Click here to learn more about this horse.

The Sire of this colt So You Think is the highest-rated Australian colt of the modern age – higher-rated than the likes of Pierro, Zoustar and All Too Hard. So You Think came to prominence through winning the 2009 and 2010 Cox Plates back to back. He had 10 Gr.1 wins in 2 hemispheres, defeating over 75 individual Gr.1 winners with career earnings over $8.9 million.

His career so far at stud has been just as good, with his top performers including Gr.1 winners Quick Thinker and Nakeeta Jane. This colt looks a stunning type and I am sure he will show us all what he is made of on the track. Click here to learn more about this horse.

Pierro needs no introduction. He was the unbeaten Triple Crown winner as a 2YO and a dual Gr. 1 winner as a 3YO. Pierro is the highest-rated Australian juvenile since 1977, and was the highest-rated 3YO sprinter in the world in 2013.

Pierro has already proved himself at stud, being a champion first, second and third season sire in Australia. He is already the sire of 7 individual Group 1 winners including Levendi, Pierata and Arcadia Queen. It is no surprise that he currently stands at a service fee of $137,500 at the renowned Coolmore Stud, and how lucky are the VIC Husslers to have a colt by this super sire. Click here to learn more about this horse. 

Bellinger is the first ready to race horse for the VIC Husslers and is trained by Lindsay Park. Bellinger is an exciting three year old gelding which has only had eight starts for one win and a second, amassing $49,000 in prize money. That win came on February 24 this year at the Sandown Hillside course where he won by three lengths carting a hefty 59kgs.

Being by the champion sire of sprinters Zoustar out of a More Than Ready mare, Bellinger is bred for speed and will be trained as a sprinter by Ben Hayes and his Lindsay Park on his return from a spell. Click here to learn more about this horse.

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Team: Husslers

State: Victoria

Colours: Navy and white

Ambassador: Shane Crawford

Manager: Chris Symons

What Is in a name?

The pride of the Big V was on full display when champion Weekend Hussler sprinted his way to victory in 9 of his 11 starts as a 3yo and a remarkable seven Group 1 races the 2008/09 season.

Shane loves racing

AFL Premiership winner and Brownlow medallist Shane Crawford has always had a deep passion for the racing industry.

In fact, the 300 game Hawthorn star actually worked in the Freedman stable during their “golden period” when the stable boasted the likes of three time Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva.

Become an owner

Shane payed a huge part of the success of the AFL Footy Show for over a decade so hold on for a fun ride. Arguably one of the greatest midfielders of all time, “Crawf’s” hard at the ball attitude will ensure the Husslers from Victoria are beyond competitive.

Show your pride, let it ride and join Shane and the Vic Husslers as we out run, out muscle and out hustle (within the rules of course) our Racing League competitors.

Your Team’s Manager

The role of the team managers is to coordinate team owners key decision making processes. In doing so on behalf of team owners, managing draft selections, trade windows, selling decisions and trainer programming. Your team manager will liaise with TRL’s Head of Racing who as a form and data specialist will help your team manager in conjunction with their team owners maximise big race day outcomes.

TRL have employed managers on a requirement of possessing deep industry knowledge, experience and connections to trainers within their state as well as being individuals who have that burning competitiveness and desire to win the competition.

Chris Symons

The word “versatile” doesn’t really do justice to the multi-talented jockey Chris Symons.

The accomplished horseman has many strings to his bow. He has ridden in over 12,000 races and guided home more that 1200 winners on the track, but he’s just as famous for his work away from the course.

Chris is passionate about all animals, and has his own wildlife sanctuary on the Mornington Peninsula, aptly named “Funky Farm” where everyone is welcomed to witness the native and exotic animals.

Symons is also an integral part of the Seven Network’s coverage of horse racing and his horse back post-race interviews with winning jockeys are certainly different in a positive for the industry.

Add to that he was also responsible for those magnificent horse racing scenes in the Michelle Payne inspired movie Ride Like A Girl.

Chris’s deep knowledge of the thoroughbred and the horse are a major bonus for the Vic Husslers.