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The Hickman Stable & PIERATA into the Everest

The Hickman Stable & PIERATA into the Everest

Oct 16, 2019

What a genuine topflight Group I horse can do for a trainer, Greg Hickman can tell you – they change lives.Hickman has been training in Sydney for more than 20 years after making the move to the city following a life changing bloodstock trip to the US in 1990.The boy from ...

Pieratas path to the Everest

Pieratas path to the Everest

Sep 20, 2019

Pierata has had a fantastic start to his preparation in the run to the Everest.In his last start Pierata recorded unbelieveable times to run second in the Concorde Stakes.Sectional data from the Group 3 Concorde Stakes (1000m) shows Pierata sailed home from last in 31.61 for ...

Presses First Barrier Trial

Presses First Barrier Trial

Sep 19, 2019

Press Start (Press Statement x Rossarita) had an exciting start to her racing career for her owners this month.The filly trialled on the Gold Coast on the 10th September.Even though the 2 year old filly is still learning she was able to win her first trial by 2.25 lengths.The ...

Pierata Ready for his first start towards the Everest

Pierata Ready for his first start towards the Everest

Sep 07, 2019

Pierata is running today in the Concord Stakes.After two nice trials he looks to be fit and ready in his quest towards the Everest next monthHe will be ridden by T Berry.Today will be a tactical race with the small field and the weather conditionsGood luck to the team

August Trial for Pierata at Warwick Farm

August Trial for Pierata at Warwick Farm

Aug 23, 2019

Pierata had his second trial today at Warwick FarmRidden by T Berry.Pie jumped well and settled in a good position just behind the lead initially. Coming into the straight nothing wanted to go forward so Tommy just let him slide.Under a good hold he pulled clear in the straight ...

Pierata to Trial On Friday at the Farm

Pierata to Trial On Friday at the Farm

Aug 06, 2019

Pierata will trial this Friday at Warwick FarmT Berry to ride.Pie had settled well in the stables and he looks to be the strongest and heaviest he has ever been and still maturing - his trainer feels this is the best he has been at the start of a preparation.

July winners

July winners

Jul 12, 2019

This month we have seen good wins by Top Striker & Eleven Eleven.    Though at different stages of there careers, interesting that both these horses are similar in many ways. Both have taken time to mature.   Top striker has now won 9 races ...

Pierata is back

Pierata is back

Jun 14, 2019

Pierata is back in the stables to prepare for an Everest campaignThe owners and the Aquis Slot holders, are all excited and looking forward to the event.Last preparation was eventful. Firstly with a very close second in the Group 1 Galaxy and then with a great win in the Group 1 ...

Health update

Health update

Jun 13, 2019

Highton is slowly on the recovery list after an incident at Taree races (the barrier was closed on his leg).He is now in the 80% range of not having a permanent or life threatening injury, 3 weeks after the event.Luckily, as we are daily treating his stifle, he has been a great ...

WHAT A STAR

WHAT A STAR

Oct 16, 2018

Pierata just keeps taking every step that is set for him.At Randwick on Saturday he was explosive.Pierata was freshened up after his last start in the Group 1 Epsom Handicap over 1600 m, dropped back to the 1200m in the fortnight, wearing blinkers.His race time of 1.10.82 ...

PIERATA RUNS WELL IN THE BILL RICHIE

PIERATA RUNS WELL IN THE BILL RICHIE

Sep 20, 2018

Pierata ran a very gallant second in the Bill Richie Group 3 event at Randwick on the 15th September 2018. Only beaten on the post by 0.1 of a length.Another great effort for Pierata. He has pulled up extremely well and will head to the Group 1 Epsom Handicap at Randwick at the ...

PIERATA WINS THE MISSILE STAKES

PIERATA WINS THE MISSILE STAKES

Sep 01, 2018

The Group II ATC Missile Stakes at Randwick on the 4th August 2018 was won by our stable star Pierata.  Pierata raced closer to the lead, just off the strong front pace. He ran the 1200 metres in a quick 1:08.41.He was able to turn the tables on Kementari, who had ...

HIghton Wins

HIghton Wins

Jul 18, 2018

A GOOD news racing story.In the July 2015, a weanling colt by High Chaparral became very ill. He was moved by the owner from a stud farm near Cessnock to The Randwick Equine Centre. At the truck drivers request he was checked by the Wyong vet, to see that he would make the trip. ...

She's Magical A Winner

She's Magical A Winner

Jul 17, 2018

Shes Magical won at Nowra in June on a Heavy 10 surface over 1200m.This well bred mare jumped with them and then settled worst than mid field, once in the straight she made her move and won by over 2 lengths. She was well ridden by jockey Koby Jennings.

DREAM FOLK RETIRES

DREAM FOLK RETIRES

Jun 12, 2018

Dream Folk has retired and will be going to a new eventing home in country NSW. He is retiring as a well seasoned eight year old.Dream Folk has done a marvelous job winning 7 races, with 16 placings and over $330,000.00 in prizemoney. Since coming to the stable he has won a ...

BRACES DOES IT AGAIN

BRACES DOES IT AGAIN

Jun 11, 2018

Braces dug deep a week later, 6th June 2018, and won again at Canterbury. Braces dropped back to the 1550m distance, on a heavy 8 track, from barrier 8 and carried more weight. He was again, ably ridden by jockey, Corey Brown.

METROPOLITAN WINNERS FOR THE FIRST WEEK OF WINTER

METROPOLITAN WINNERS FOR THE FIRST WEEK OF WINTER

Jun 04, 2018

Greg Hickman received the best birthday present with two winners in town this week.Braces was able to put his best for forward with a good win at his home track, at Warwick Farm on Wednesday. Braces has a tremendous winning record over numerous preparations. He has never had a ...

PIERATA LANDS BIGGEST PAY DAY IN THE HISTORY OF QUEENSLAND RACING

PIERATA LANDS BIGGEST PAY DAY IN THE HISTORY OF QUEENSLAND RACING

Jan 17, 2018

PIERATA has had a wonderful summer in Queensland.Pierata, in total, has had 8 starts for 4 wins and a second and a third placing.Given that he is a stakes winner and has amassed $1,481,650 in career earnings, Pierata is regarded as a racehorse with above-average ability. At ...

PHOEBE FIRST UP AT CANTERBURY

PHOEBE FIRST UP AT CANTERBURY

Jan 17, 2018

Phoebes Lass has just had her first Metropolitan win. A great effort by the little mare.Phoebe started racing in August 2015 and after a couple of paddock setbacks her owners were please to get her to the track. She has progressed from what could of been a handy country ...

SUBERB WIN BY PIERATA AT DOOMBEN

SUBERB WIN BY PIERATA AT DOOMBEN

Jan 01, 2018

Pierata's runs at Doomben have been very exciting over the last month. One hiccup with the starter in Brisbane last start, but overall a a faultless performance by Pierata. The confidence show by his trainer early, is now been seen by all and his runs are on the board. He will ...

PIERATA First Up Win At Doomben

PIERATA First Up Win At Doomben

Dec 03, 2017

Pierata (3c Pierro x November Flight, by Flying Spur) won convincingly at Doomben on Saturday when he powered clear to win the $100,000 Winning Rupert Plate by 3 lengths.Pie settled, running third comfortably from gate one, in the straight he kicked clear of the early ...

Season Ending Stallion Stats

Season Ending Stallion Stats

Aug 01, 2017

The racing season has ended with good news for our yearlings purchased in 2016 to 2017.Pierro is the Champion Australian First Season sire for 2016/2017 by earnings. We look to have four very nice horses by this sire who are either racing well or will be in the near future. ...

A Family Affair - July Winners at Gosford

A Family Affair - July Winners at Gosford

Jul 31, 2017

Half brother and sister, Centro Superior and Pandeia had done the stable and their owners/breeders proud and have both won races this preperation, 2 weeks apart in July 2017.For the broodmare Miss Canny (Canny Lad x Mescolata(NZ)) from the family of Spanish Mix(multiple Group 1 ...

PIERATA Another Winner by Pierro

PIERATA Another Winner by Pierro

Jun 27, 2017

PIERATA ( PIERRO x NOVEMBER FLIGHT) 2y Colt.Pierata after winning his first trial in 2017, at Randwick, Pierata then went on to run 4th in his first start at Warwick Farm.Pierata then won his next start at Randwick on the 24th April, beating another Pierro colt. Pierata jumped ...