About Ron Quinton
Ron Quinton was a leading figure among Australian jockeys in the 1970s and 1980s. He now ranks among Sydney's leading trainers. A successful Group One trainer with an eye for talent, Ron is focused on bringing out the best of each horse for race day, achieving maximum results with a hands-on approach to training. His stables are located within the Royal Randwick Racecourse complex where each horse has access to some of the best training and conditioning equipment within the industry and a long standing relationships with Centennial Park Veterinary Services: farrier Reg Urving and dentist Kenny Stone.
SAM CLIPPERTON Sam has been with the stables since the age of fifteen and has matured into one of the rising stars in the industry. His natural talent and balance are key to his talent and after many years of hard work he has proven himself to be a jockey to follow.
ELIZA HUGHES Eliza is calm, intelligent, caring and has a true love for horses. The horses couldn’t be in better hands.
TAYLOR MARSHALL Taylor is one of Ron’s latest apprentices He is already showing great potential and natural ability.
ZENA WALSH Zena is a loyal and compassionate member of the Ron Quinton Racing Stables team. Her experience is not limited to her time at our stables, having perviously worked in other leading stables. She is devoted to the care and attention of all the horses with a big smile.
This edge, this instinct has been translated into training jockeys and race horses with proven results.
It’s a bit like Niki Lauda’s winning combination of diver and technician but without the attitude.
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OWNING A HORSEThere has never been a better time to get involved in the Sport of Kings. Prize money levels, particularly in NSW, are at an all-time high in the city, provincial and country races. The advent of BOBS (Breeder Owner Bonus Scheme) has been a great success and gives owners at all levels an extra incentive to race a horse in this State (NSW). Yearling prices have come down – in a lot of cases – so owning a horse, or taking up a share, is now more affordable than it has been in past years. Above all, the best reason to own a horse, whether it be the whole horse or a small share, is fun and excitement. There is nothing like being at the races and watching your horse compete, let alone win. They are memories that will stay with you for ever. Even just getting along to the stable for a visit and a pat is what it’s all about. It is possible to purchase a horse outright, enjoying sole ownership or shared between a family. You may wish to form a partnership with a group of people dividing the ownership into various percentages. This is a common method, preferred by people who love getting together on race day to share the fun and prize money, making a great day out.
I’m more than happy to chat to you about these options including what horse ownership is all about.
All the best, Ron
And what can I say about Peeping? I was so proud of her effort to win at Rosehill on Saturday. She was taking on the older horses for the first time and had a lot to do halfway up the straight but she knuckled down and ran past a horse almost twice her size and has won a Grafton Ramornie and a Group 2 at Caulfield. There's not much of Peeping but what there is,
You may have seen Lucky Can Be win at Canterbury last Wednesday. She was second last on the turn but swept down the centre of the track and won by 1.3-lengths and was actually going away on the line. She is a beautifully bred filly. I trained her dam, Yes She Can Can Can, who has gone on to be a tremendous broodmare. Apart from Lucky Can Be (who is unbeaten still), she threw
The stable had three metro winners in the space of a week starting at Randwick when Boss Lane won again and I have to acknowledge Travis' great ride on the horse.
Boss Lane led all the way under Sam Clipperton for his own brace of winners. "I can only remember the trebles," Quinton laughed when asked about how many Saturday metropolitan doubles he had had. " doesn't , only here. He's raced twice here for two wins, but he won't go at Rosehill. Dubawis, on a worldwide basis, are not wet-trackers and we've got them as wet-trackers in Australia. If you do the stats they're not
Thirty years ago today Ron Quinton rode the very first winner at the Sunshine Coast - and he achieved another landmark with his first Saturday metropolitan double as a trainer at Canterbury. Let's Make It Rain denied the premiership chasing trio of Hugh Bowman, James McDonald and Blake Shinn striking an early blow in the two-year-old opener before Boss Lane led all the way under Sam Clipperton for his own brace of winners.
Young jockey Sam Clipperton avoided the early carnage to give the Ron Quinton-trained Peeping a charmed run in winning the Listed The Sebring (1200m) at Rosehill on Golden Slipper day. Race favourite Washington Heights ($3.20 fav) was hampered in the early stages by wayward galloper Music Magnate. The chain reaction which followed saw Snake Charmer and Kumaon knocked virtually out of the race. But up front it was Princefamous leading Mr Bogart, with Clipperton stalking
Absolute Empress winning at Warwick Farm on March 4th 2015. He has done a great job this preparation winning three races from her five starts including two at Warwick Farm as well as being an unlucky fifth at Randwick in between. Absolute Empress' first win at Warwick Farm coincided with Master Agar's win. He was having only third start and has 58.5kgs so his effort was very good.
Peeping wins at Randwick on 18the Feb 2015 Her record is very good and I have always had a good feel for her. She has always wanted to be a racehorse and has very good temperament. Her performances have been very good but she now has to go to a higher grade and I am sure she will dig deep within herself. She will run in the Fireball at Randwick on the 7th March, good