Begg’s winter prospects

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Well leading into our big carnival we will of course catch up with as many players as possible to see how their horses are progressing. Not only will we be talking to some of Queensland’s best trainers and jockey’s but I will be talking to interstate and New Zealand trainers where possible to give us the latest news.


Today we are blessed to get a legend in the Australian training ranks Grahame Begg to give us a guide on what horses he will be bringing north to try and take our prize money south. Grahame was kind enough to lend his time to and the first question I put to the astute Randwick trainer was how many horses he is looking at bringing this year?

“At this stage I have only nominated two horses. ALL SILENT for the 10,000, Stradbroke, and BTC cup. And I nominated PALACIO DE CRISTAL for the Stradbroke. But it will all depend on weather for both of them.” Begg told me.

He also added that he was looking forward to getting All Silent out to 1400m again but needs to get a dry track to go with it.


I couldn’t let the champion trainer go without asking about a couple of my favourite horses ILOVETHISCITY and SECRET ADMIRER. “Ilovethiscity went out to the paddock straight after the Doncaster, and Secret Admirer is due back in the stables in around three weeks time.” Begg added.


I will try to catch up with Grahame during the carnival again and I will see what plans he has for them both. In my eyes all the logical WFA races between 1200m and 1600m Ilovethiscity would be right up too, as would the Emirates handicap over 1600m. Secret Admirer could be anything and if she is as good as I think she is may well stamp herself as one of the best mares in Australia. Can’t wait to see them both again!



One thing I can assure members and punters is that if Grahame Begg brings his horses to Brisbane, he has an opinion of them and you can be certain they will be 110%, and be well placed. The weather will obviously be important to some of his chargers chances, but with conditions to suit you would be a more fearless punter than me to leave them out. All Silent ran a blinder in the 10,000 on an unsuitable track last year and I have been dying to see him get over the little bit longer trip again. Let’s hope both horses get dry tracks as everyone wants to see the best horses compete in each race.


He does have a website that you can get on to check out all things to do with Begg-Racing, including half a dozen well bred yearlings that they are selling shares in. I know we have interstate members on the brissyraces site, so if you are looking to race in Sydney the man I would be looking up is G.Begg!