Latest News from Bruce Hill Racing

Startsmeup ready to win

Jul 27, 2011

By Ben Asgari Talented three year old Startsmeup can cap off his classic season in style by taking out the $50,000 Ownit Homes Handicap (1350m) at Doomben on Saturday. Trained on the Gold Coast by Bruce Hill, Startsmeup proved he’d returned from his recent spell in ...

Bruce and Warrior win the Grafton Cup

Jul 15, 2011

By Nathan Exelby, Courier Mail. AN emotional Bruce Hill celebrated his biggest success as a trainer when Paul Hammersley guided Warrior Within to an upset win in the Grafton Cup yesterday. Gold Coast-based Hill fought back tears after cheering home his tough stayer, who ...

Warrior the Grafton hero

Jul 14, 2011

By Tony White, Daily Examiner, Grafton GOLD Coast jockey Paul Hammersley has been coming to the Grafton carnival for over a decade….without riding a winner. Yesterday, Hammersley struck gold big time, piloting Gold Coast-trained bolter Warrior Within to a boilover ...

Startsmeup back this Saturday

Jul 14, 2011

By Glenn Davis Spring is not yet in the air but for trainer Bruce Hill it can't come quickly enough. Hill is excited about the spring prospects of talented three-year-old Startsmeup who launches his latest campaign in the Jim Beam Handicap (1110m) at Doomben on ...

Grafton Cup to Warrior Within - Hammersley rides a treble

Jul 14, 2011

Gold Coast jockey Paul Hammersley has had a field day at Grafton, steering home three winners including Warrior Within to claim the Grafton Cup and Sister Havana in the feature sprint, the Sir James Kirby Handicap. Hammersley had not previously ridden a winner at the ...

Taking charge in a royal way

Jun 29, 2011

Royal Charger converted his good Gold Coast form to a well backed city win at Eagle Farm in the Class 3 1200m. A bit of breeding science and plenty of patience is paying off for the connections of Royal Charger. The four-year-old by Tasmanian-based stallion Savoire Vivre, ...

Warrior a champ within.

Jun 27, 2011

By Brad Davidson, Gold Coast Bulletin. Gold Coast trainer Bruce Hill has his sights set on the Grafton Cup weth five-year-old Warrior Within following his explosive win in the $28,000 Murwillumbah Cup (2000m) yesterday. The son of King Cugat broke through for his first ...

Stable double at Gold Coast

Jun 07, 2011

Royal Charger and Beach Lady landed a double for the yard at the Gold Coast on Saturday with promise of better things to come. Beach Lady got things rolling when she settled off the pace and came with a well timed run when winning a 1400m maiden. The victory was ...

Looks like a stayer

Apr 01, 2011

Bruce took up the training of Looklook at the start of the year after it failed previously in Sydney. Owner Les Cowell believed a change of scene may be just what the Stratum gelding needed. The Ascot Lodge owner was on the mark. After some consistent performances and a ...

Nothing weary about the 'Sleeper'

Mar 28, 2011

Improvement seems to the be the name of the game with each step Madame Sleeper takes, On Saturday the three-year-old filly showed considerable improvement on her six previous efforts when she won the Class 1 (1200m) at the Gold Coast. Starting at $6, after $10 was freely ...

Poor draw but stilll a hope for Paul and Bruce

Mar 03, 2011

By Brad Davidson, Gold Coast Bulletin and Jase Hickson, racing and sport.com. Gold Coast rider Paul Hammersley is looking forward to the biggest race of his career in the Group 1 $750,000 Australian Guineas at Flemington. It's been almost 10 years since Hammersley ...

Brigadoon Jack aiming for four straight

Feb 22, 2011

Owner Colin Harbrow doesn’t have any misplaced grandeur about the ability of Brigadoon Jack. “I’m a bit surprised how well he is going,” Harbrow said. “Firstly I just want to say how happy I am with Bruce and the stable. “He is a ...

Startsmeup is spot on target for Australian Guineas

Feb 22, 2011

  By Brad Davidson, Gold Coast Bulletin Trainer Bruce Hill expects Startsmeup to be "spot on" for the Australian Guineas after he burst into calculations for the three-year-old feature with a slashing effort in the C S Hayes Stakes at Flemington on ...

Startsmeup on trial for Guineas shot

Feb 19, 2011

By Brad Davidson, Gold Coast Bulletin. Bruce Hill admits Startsmeup needs to run a bold race in today's Group 3 C S Hayes Stakes (1400m) at Flemington in a bid to keep his Australian Guineas dream alive. Hill said the three-year-old was impressive in trackwork at ...

Our Hussey keeps improving

Feb 17, 2011

Promising galloper Our Hussey dispelled fears she coultn't handle wet ground when winning the Class 1 (1200m) at the Gold Coast today. Having just her sixth start the daughter of Hussonet and Danewell scored her second win when defeating six other rivals after settling ...

Duo provide a Murwillumbah double

Feb 08, 2011

The good run of the yard continued on Monday when Geneva Gold and Bossboss scored a running double in Maidens at Murwillumbah. For Geneva Gold a long wait to win a race come to an end when stable apprentice Tegan Harrison waited patiently for a rails run at the top of the ...

Beware of the Sleeper

Feb 07, 2011

Madame Sleeper's 14 month lay-off due to a stifle operation guaranteed nothing on return. The In The Black Syndicate put faith in Bruce's advise that the Sequalo filly had the potential of a winner. They waited and last Saturday were rewarded when she narrowly scored ...

Brigadoon Jack in a four day repeat

Feb 03, 2011

The good run of the Bruce Hill yard continued on Wednesday when Brigadoon Jack picked up his second win in four days. The strongly backed four-year-old was perfectly ridden by Paul. Hammersley to out punch rivals in the Class 3 Plate at Eagle Farm (1200m). The son of ...

Sermon worth the move

Jan 31, 2011

The year 2010 was a bit of write off for Sermon. The well bred stayer had 12 starts for no wins and its many owners in September thought a switch from Melbourne to Queensland was worth a crack. On the advice of live-wire owner Vito Ulliana the other owners gave the horse to ...

All sold ! - Great buy.....

Jan 31, 2011

CHESTNUT FILLY – Dylan Thomas – Bound. The lure of one of the best female families in Australian racing enticed Bruce to pay $80,000 for lot 682 at the Magic Millions main sale in this month. The chestnut filly by Dylan Thomas-Bound has a Group 1 pedigree ...

Brigadoon Jack set for Eagle Farm appearance

Jan 30, 2011

By Brad Davidson, Gold Coast Bulletin Consistent sprinter Brigadoon Jack will back up at Eagle Farm on Wednesday provided he pulls up well from his grinding victory at the Godl Coast on Saturday. The underrated four year old displayed usual will to win when he found ...

Motown in tune again

Jan 23, 2011

It was particularly pleasing for the stable to see Motown Lady win at Doomben on January 21. As a two-year-old the now four-year-old mare provided the yard with a big thrill when third in the $2m Magic Millions 2YO Classic beaten 3/4l by Phelan Ready . That race however took ...

Leapy earns a Melbourne trip

Jan 23, 2011

By AAP Gold Coast sprinter Leapfrog booked a trip to Melbourne with stablemate Startsmeup with a commanding win at Eagle Farm. Ridden off the pace by apprentice Luke Rolls, Leapfrog broke a run of outs with a 1-1/4 len win over Perugin Thought in Saturday's Mimiki ...

Flying Shadow going places..

Jan 18, 2011

The maturity penny is yet to drop on Flying Shadow but it hasn't stopped the continuation of his winning ways. The four-year-old son of Shadow Creek and Cache Cove (by Quest for Fame) won his third race in eight starts in the Class 2 1000m on the cushion surface at the ...