Gemma Thornley Slidesl

Thornley scores first win in sensational style

1 October 2019

Pre-race study paid off for Gemma Thornley when Nemera Franco produced a barnstorming finish to notch the junior driver’s first career win at Motukarara on Sunday.



Franco Tristan takes out Tasmanian Easter Cup

23 April 2019 | Written by Nikki Reed

The Spreydon Lodge bred 6-year-old gelding Franco Tristan claimed the biggest win of his career to date when taking out $75,000 Group 2 Easter Cup (2,698m) at Launceston, Tasmania on April 20.



Yearling Sales wrap up

21 February 2019 | Written by Nikki Reed

The inaugural New Zealand Bloodstock Standardbred Yearling Sale saw Spreydon Lodge achieve its best ever sales results, with its Christchurch based draft of nine yearlings selling for an incredible $522,500 in total.



Eden Franco too good in Group 2 WA Feature

26 November 2018 | Written by Nikki Reed

The Colin Brown trained and driven Eden Franco was an impressive winner of the $50,000 Group 2 Norms Daughter Classic at Gloucester Park on Friday evening, with the 6-year-old mare outclassing her rivals by open lengths.



Spreydon Lodge named the Canterbury Pacing Breeder of the Year

20 September 2018 | Written by Nikki Reed

The recent Canterbury Combined Awards Dinner saw Spreydon Lodge take home the coveted title of the Canterbury Breeders Association Pacing Breeder of the Year.



Group 1 double for Franco Edward

16 July 2018 | Written by Nikki Reed

Franco Edward cemented himself as the best 2-year-old pacer in Western Australia this season with a second Group 1 victory in Friday's $125,000 Golden Slipper (2,130m) at Gloucester Park.



Franco Edward Spreydon Lodge's latest Group 1 winner

18 June 2018 | Written by Nikki Reed

The Spreydon Lodge bred Franco Edward was an impressive all-the-way winner of the $100,000 Group 1 2YO Pearl Classic (2,130m) at Gloucester Park on Friday evening.



Franco Santino smashes Southland record

27 March 2018 | Written by Nikki Reed

The Nathan Williamson trained Franco Santino smashed the Southland mile record for 3-year-old colts and geldings at the Central Southland Raceway in Winton on Sunday afternoon, with a sublime 1:52 victory.



Stunning Menangle win for Franco Nelson

20 March 2018 | Written by Nikki Reed

The former Spreydon Lodge pacer Franco Nelson produced arguably what was one of, if not the best, at least the toughest performances ever seen at Tabcorp Park Menangle when winning in a blazing 1:50.3 mile rate after a torrid three-wide trip on Friday evening.



Franco Nelson wins Group 1 Bohemia Crystal FFA

26 February 2018 | Written by Nikki Reed

The Spreydon Lodge bred Franco Nelson was a superb winner of the $100,000 Group 1 Bohemia Crystal Free-For-All on Miracle Mile night at Tabcorp Park Menangle.


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