Leading Trainer Chris Waller Takes the Exciting Queensland Oaks By Storm in 2024

Chris Waller is arguably one of Australia's leading trainers and a powerful stable which is why Kurrinda Bloodstock carefully selects the best trainers around to give them the best chance to compete with powerhouse stables like Chris Waller

Leading Trainer Chris Waller Takes the Exciting Queensland Oaks By Storm in 2024

The more precocious two-year-olds might be in the paddock, but the final two months of the Sydney season are renowned for unearthing late-blooming stars of the future and Chris Waller has unleashed some in the recent weeks.

Ozzmosis launched his career during the post-carnival period 12 months ago before going on the win the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes in the spring, while Doncaster Mile hero Celestial Legend didn’t have his first run until May last year.

Chris Waller is hopeful at least a couple among his quintet of two-year-old runners in Saturday’s Ranvet Handicap (1300m) at Rosehill can follow a similar trajectory, especially Extreme Choice colt Emirate.

A $1 million yearling purchase, Emirate posted a determined debut win on a heavy track at Warwick Farm earlier this month and Chris Waller is keen to raise the bar to Saturday company before putting him in the paddock with a view to bigger targets.

“The plan in giving him another start is to try to lift his experience and learn a bit more about him ahead of the spring,” Chris Waller said.

“I think he will measure up against some good horses in the spring as a three-year-old.

“He’s got a nice draw (barrier one) and he should be very hard to beat again.” said Chris Waller

Chris Waller will also saddle two juveniles for Hermitage Thoroughbreds, filly Concordia Wind who heads to town after claiming a Gosford maiden at her first start, and Mr Artemisia, who has finished runner-up in his only two appearances.

Both have earned themselves a shot at Saturday grade and Chris Waller isn’t ruling out a belated Queensland carnival bid for the latter, who holds a nomination for the JJ Atkins (1600m).

“She (Concordia Wind) was very good on debut in a much easier race than Saturday, but she did win well and 1300 will suit her from the nice draw (barrier seven),” Chris Waller said.

“The other horse is drawn wide (barrier 14), but he’s still a chance of getting to Queensland because I do think he’s a miler. It was just disappointing to see the draw.

“He could easily be a Spring Champion (Stakes) horse.”

Multi-million-dollar filly Tutta La Vita sold by the Chris Waller stable has been scratched from Saturday’s $700,000 Group 1 Queensland Oaks and will not race again in Australia.

But the daughter of The Autumn Sun is not finished as a racehorse, set to continue her career in the United States where the Breeders Cup meeting will be a target.

Tutta La Vita was bought by Resolute Racing’s John Stewart for $3.2 million at last month’s Chairman’s Sale and has had one run in Australia for Stewart, for an eighth placing in The Roses at Doomben.

As sad as trainer Chris Waller is to see Tutta La Vita go, he has endorsed her exportation and is excited about seeing a product of his former star three-year-old colt perform in the US.

“She’s not going to run, she’s going to go to America, which I’m fully supportive of,” Chris Waller revealed in his weekly stable video update when discussing his Oaks team.

“You’ll probably see her run in the Breeders Cup, which is normally the end of October.

“Resolute Racing and the team are going to take her there, so it will be good to have The Autumn Sun flying the flag for Australia and certainly Tutta La Vita.”

Tutta La Vita has only won one of her 12 starts, but has been placed three times at Group 1 level from 1400m to 2000m when trained by Chris Waller.

This year’s Breeders Cup meeting, at Del Mar on November 1 and 2, is headlined by the US$7m Breeders Cup Classic (2012m) on dirt and US$5m Breeders Cup Turf (2414m), but also features the Breeders Cup Fillies & Mares Turf, a 2213m event worth US$2m.

Tutta La Vita’s scratching reduces Chris Waller’s Oaks hand to five runners and two emergencies, headlined by favourite Scarlet Oak.

The Kiwi recruit narrowly defeated stablemate Mare Of Mt Buller in The Roses and also has well-supported SA Derby hard-luck story Ahuriri for competition, but Chris Waller said Scarlet Oak deserves to be considered the horse to beat.

“She’s probably our No 1 seed, I don’t like to have favourites, but I think what she did last start – in fact, in her limited runs to date – would announce her as a pretty serious horse on the rise,” Chris Waller said.

“It’s another step and a step up in distance, (there’s) a lot of boxes unticked, but a filly of her class should be very hard to bowl.”

Roses winner Scarlet Oak is the Ladbrokes.com.au favourite for the feature race at Eagle Farm this Saturday, the Queensland Oaks (2200m).

The Chris Waller trained former Kiwi has been superb since arriving down under and off the back of her win in the key lead, she holds the call at $3.60.

Kiwi raider Molly Bloom sits at $5.50 on the second line of betting, alongside the well tried Ahuriri. Mare Of Mt Buller is at $9.50.

Seven Queensland Oaks (G1)
Eagle Farm | 2200 | Soft 5
June 8, 2024
3:52 PM
1. Molly Bloom (10)
J: Blake Shinn
T: Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott
2. Tutta La Vita (16)
J: Unknown
T: Chris Waller
SCRATCHED 05/06, 12:09 pm
3. Amazonian Lass (18)
J: Adam Hyeronimus
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott
4. Scarlet Oak (15)
J: James Mcdonald
T: Chris Waller
5. Moonlight Magic (6)
J: Michael Dee
T: Andrew Forsman
6. Mollynickers (8)
J: Carleen Hefel
T: Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
7. Socks Nation (11)
J: Ryan Maloney
T: Ciaron Maher
8. Miss Joelene (22)
J: James Orman
T: Kelly Schweida
9. Ahuriri (21)
J: John Allen
T: Chris Waller
10. Good Banter (5)
J: Jamie Kah
T: John O’Shea
11. Mare Of Mt Buller (2)
J: Tommy Berry
T: Chris Waller
12. Our Gold Hope (13)
J: Craig Williams
T: R & L Price
13. Oceans Of Energy (1)
J: Damien Thornton
T: Matthew Dunn
14. Kind Words (23)
J: Mark Zahra
T: Kris Lees
15. Gentileschi (4)
J: Zac Lloyd
T: Paul Messara & Leah Gavranich
16. Unique Ambition (20)
J: Michael Rodd
T: J G Sargent
17. Concello (7)
J: Vlad Duric
T: Chris Waller
18. Firestorm (12)
J: Nash Rawiller
T: Chris Waller
19. Callistemon (17)
J: Ron Stewart
T: Kerry Parker
20. Grey Ice (19)
J: Martin Harley
T: S B Laming
21. Kenyada (3)
J: Unknown
T: Chris Waller
22. Ala Moana (14)
J: Michael Dee
T: Danny O’Brien
23. Ring Me Up (9)
J: Unknown
T: Chris Waller

Chris Waller: A Leading Trainer in Australia

Chris Waller is indisputably one of the most esteemed and successful horse trainers in Australia, celebrated for his exceptional achievements on the racetrack. His reputation is built on a foundation of consistency, skill, and a deep understanding of thoroughbred racing.

Originally from New Zealand, Waller relocated to Australia in the early 2000s and quickly established himself as a formidable force in the competitive world of horse racing.

Waller’s training prowess came into the global spotlight with the success of Winx, a champion mare who won 33 consecutive races, including 25 Group 1 victories.

Winx’s incredible winning streak, which spanned from 2015 to 2019, made her a racing icon and a testament to Waller’s training acumen. His ability to maintain Winx’s peak performance over several years highlighted his meticulous attention to detail and his profound connection with the horses under his care.

Beyond Winx, Waller’s stable boasts numerous Group 1 winners, cementing his status as a top trainer. His success isn’t limited to one-off victories; instead, he consistently produces high-caliber horses capable of competing and winning at the highest levels.

Waller’s approach involves a combination of rigorous training regimes, careful horse management, and strategic race placements, ensuring that his horses are always in the best possible condition to perform.

Trainers in Australia Used by Kurrinda Bloodstock

While Chris Waller is a standout, the landscape of Australian horse racing is dotted with numerous other exceptional trainers who contribute significantly to the sport.

Nathan Doyle, A young up and coming trainer with a great strike rate for winners to runners, based in Newcastle Doyle Racing punches well above its weight and has achieved remarkable results so far, reflecting his talent for developing and managing top-class racehorses.

David Pffiefer, Group 1 winning trainer who consistently achieving outstanding results across a range of distances and conditions. His ability to identify and nurture young talent has made him a prominent figure in the racing community.

Gai Waterhouse/ Adrian Bott, a legendary names in Australian racing, they continue to demonstrate their training excellence. With a dynamic and innovative approach, combined with a keen eye for quality thoroughbreds, ensures their continued success in major racing events.

Chris Anderson also commands respect for his consistent performance and ability to produce winners in Queensland. He trains out of the state of the art Eagle Farm facilities which is 2nd to none.

Mitch Freedman, Another up and coming trainer who is taking the training ranks by storm having already had a Group 1 winner with Attrition and Group 1 placed filly Skybird.

Cody Morgan, Arguably one of the best country trainers around, Morgan Racing year in year out produces an incredible amount of winners, coming from a family with a rich thoroughbred background.

Kurrinda Bloodstock: Choosing the Best Trainers for Success

Kurrinda Bloodstock stands out for its commitment to providing racehorse owners with the best possible opportunities for success on the track.

As a trusted syndicator, Kurrinda Bloodstock meticulously selects top trainers to handle their horses, ensuring that each horse is given the highest quality of care and training. This careful selection process is pivotal to achieving successful racing outcomes and maximizing the potential of each horse.

By collaborating with renowned trainers to compete with likes of Chris Waller, James Cummings, Ciaron Maher, David Eustace, and Peter and Paul Snowden, Kurrinda Bloodstock ensures that their horses benefit from the vast experience and proven track records of elite professionals.

This strategic approach not only enhances the likelihood of success but also provides owners with the confidence that their horses are in capable hands.

Benefits of Joining a Trusted Syndicator Like Kurrinda Bloodstock

1. Expertise and Knowledge: Joining a syndicator like Kurrinda Bloodstock gives owners access to a wealth of expertise and knowledge in the racing industry. Kurrinda’s team has a deep understanding of thoroughbred breeding, training, and race planning, which is crucial for making informed decisions and achieving success on the track.

2. Access to Top Trainers: As mentioned, Kurrinda Bloodstock’s careful selection of top trainers means that owners can be assured their horses are trained by the best in the business. This significantly enhances the potential for winning races and achieving notable results, leveraging the trainers’ experience, skills, and strategies.

3. Financial Management: Syndicators handle the financial aspects of horse ownership, including the purchase of horses, training fees, and other associated costs. This allows owners to enjoy the excitement of racing without the complexities of financial management, making the process more straightforward and enjoyable.

4. Shared Costs and Reduced Risks: By pooling resources, owners in a syndicate share the costs of purchasing, training, and maintaining racehorses. This shared investment reduces individual financial risk, making it more accessible for enthusiasts to get involved in horse racing.

5. Comprehensive Support: Kurrinda Bloodstock provides comprehensive support to its members, including regular updates on their horses’ progress, race entries, and performance reports. This level of communication ensures that owners are always informed and engaged with their horses’ development and racing career.

6. Networking and Community: Being part of a syndicate like Kurrinda Bloodstock offers the opportunity to network with other racing enthusiasts, industry professionals, and experts. This creates a sense of community and camaraderie, enhancing the overall experience of horse ownership.

7. Opportunities for Success: With a focus on excellence and a proven track record, Kurrinda Bloodstock increases the likelihood of success on the track. Their approach to selecting high-quality horses and partnering with elite trainers maximizes the potential for winning races and achieving significant milestones.


Kurrinda Bloodstock’s strategy of partnering with the best trainers highlights their commitment to providing owners with unparalleled opportunities for success. By joining a trusted syndicator like Kurrinda Bloodstock, owners gain access to expert guidance, reduced financial risks, and a supportive community, all of which enhance the experience and potential of thoroughbred racing.

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Star turn X Bleue Pepite


This colt is by the Group 1 producing sire Star Turn and out of the Fastnet Rock mare Bleue Pepite who has already produced top quality racehorses including the $400k earner and 6 time winner Ruban Bleu as well as 5 time winner La Defense.

Bleue Pepite is a half sister to the Group 3 winning mare Think Bleue.

This Colt is extremely well balanced and a showed a fantastic willing workmanlike attitude. He was well put together with plenty of scope.

He will be trained by recent $500k 2yo Magic Millions debutant winning training Chris Anderson out of his state of the art Eagle Farm, Brisbane facilities. He is eligible for the Magic Millions race series as well as both the lucrative BOBS and QTIS bonus schemes.

Trusted syndicators like Kurrinda Bloodstock, with their industry expertise and proven track record, make this dream achievable for aspiring owners by offering affordable ownership opportunities and a rewarding racehorse ownership experience.

To check out all of Kurrinda Bloodstock’s exciting ownership opportunities visit https://kbloodstock.com.au



Anders X Happy Pilgrim Colt



This Colt is by Widden Stud’s very exciting young stallion Anders, son of champion sire Not A Single Doubt.

Anders first yearlings have been hugely popular at the sale in 2024 with his yearlings averaging $194k at the January Magic Millions sale making this colt great value.

His dam Happy Pilgrim herself a 3 time winning half sister to Snipzu the Group and Stakes placed dam of 5 runners for 5 winners to date.

Including 3 individual Group and Stakes
horses, most recently the twice Group 1 placed (Blue Diamond and Inglis Sires Produce) Don Corleone.

This Colt is a ½ brother to our very promising 2yo trial winner Private Harry, a horse we have a very high opinion of after winning his trial very impressively.

Beating the subsequent
Blue Diamond Prelude Group 3 placed Holmes A Court and Group 3 Kindergarten placed Halliet in the process.

The Colt was presented at the Inglis Classic Sale by Rheinwood Pastoral, in recent times Rheinwood have produced the highly exciting colt Libertad.

A winner of the Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes at 2 and the Group 3 San Domenico (just like Anders) highlighting their ability to produce top class racehorses to compete at the highest level.

He is a quality early looking sprinting type and shared a lot of similar characteristics to his brother Private Harry. He had a great action and looks very precocious.

He is trained by Nathan Doyle out of the excellent state of the art Newcastle facilities just like his brother. This Colt is eligible for the lucrative Inglis race series and BOBS bonus scheme.

To check out all available racehorse shares opportunities jump over to our website now https://kbloodstock.com.au

Cosmic Force X Miss Marilyn Colt


This Colt is by Newgate Farm’s exciting first season sire Cosmic Force, already doing a great job with only a handful of runners so far.

Producing 3 individual Stakes horses including the Blue Diamond Prelude Group 3 runner up Stay Focused and Inglis Nursery runner up Beer Baron.

His dam Miss Marilyn a winner at 1100m is a half sister to the illustrious Group 1 The Galaxy sprint winning earner of over $1.7 million Mistegic and Stakes winner of no less than 11 individual wins Rightson.

This Colt was a real standout for us at the sale from the moment we laid eyes on him we knew we were bringing him home.

He ticked a lot of boxes for us he moved effortlessly, is so well balanced and oozed class. Every time we saw him he just came out and paraded like the utmost professional.

He was presented at the Inglis Classic sale and comes off the Boutique nursery Riverstone Lodge an upbringing that will see him have every chance for success on the track.

He will be trained by Nathan Doyle in Newcastle where he will get every chance.

This Colt is eligible for the lucrative Inglis race series and BOBS bonus scheme.

To check out all available racehorse shares opportunities and all the latest horse racing news jump over to our website now https://kbloodstock.com.au

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