The Thoroughbred Racing Industry starts fresh from the 1st August 2016 and its important to reflect on a great but challenging season past by with mixed emotions as we reflect on some of the key performances and results from 2015-16.
On behalf of myself and my family I would like to pay a special thank you to my loyal clients , loyal staff , service providers including jockeys for there great work over the past season to retain our titile as the leading stable in Gippsland. Last season the stable was challenged with a trivial 3 month suspension which rocked the boat immensely however I thank Darryl & Craig Blackshaw and there families for there great support in doing a great job with my staff and horses which enabled me to have a break and a holiday knowing that my whole team was in the best care and I congratulate the Blackshaws on there great success during this time and they proved they are great conditioners and absorbed loads of pressure which can only be done by competant horse people - thanks very much for assisting through a tough time for all.
The season eventually turned out to be great where our team of horses really performed well and finally breaking our Group 1 duck was a thrill of a life time and we have come so close on many occasion but to finally win the big one was an incredible achievement from my team and Mourinho will always have a special place in my heart forever taking our stable to the top winning the Underwood Stakes ridden by our great mate Vlad Duric.
We have always worked hard and strived for excellence and the journey to date has been great and next season cant come quick enough as we believe for many different reasons this could be our best team of horses led by Group or Stakes Performers Mourinho , The Cleaner , Malaguerra , Illustrious Lad and many other handy horses coming through the grades and would like to thank all my great owners who are the back bone and we cant wait to deliver great success into the future for you all including hopefully new clients that come our way.
“Our boutique environment and facilities including results have really taken the eye of many across the country and the future looks exciting as we strive for consistancy and race day success no matter where our horses race" said Racing Manager Manny Gelagotis
“Luckily we have great people behind us including great dedicated staff and service providers from farriers , breakers , agistment farms inc vets - without them our business cant function or succeed".
On behalf of Peter and all at TEAM GELAGOTIS we thank you for your support right across Australia and wish everyone including the punters a great 2016/17 season.