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Tail And All makes History Last city Saturday metro winner before track rebuild By Mark Oberhardt Courtesy of AAP The reason Eagle Farm racecourse will be closed for redevelopment was plainly evident when its meeting was abandoned on Saturday. Eagle Farm will shut after Wednesday's midweek meeting for at least eight months while $22 million is spent on its racing surface and facilities. Stewards abandoned Saturday's meeting after three races when jockeys complained about visibility.
Rob Heathcote happy for numbers not to add up as he adopts new work-life balance By: Ben Dorries Courtesy from The Courier-Mail Brisbane trainer Rob Heathcote is determined to get the best out of himself and his stable but says it's important to keep a healthy life balance. FIVE-TIME Brisbane premiership winner Rob Heathcote frankly admits another training title may be out of reach as it can be a numbers game. Heathcote has taken on something of a new attitude to his work-life balance since arriving back in Australia from a recent 19-day holiday in Vietnam.
Heathcote Committed To Getting Fitter! By Mark Oberhart Courtesy of AAP Picture Courtesy of Darren England Leading trainer Rob Heathcote's commitment to getting fit after a recent holiday meant he was not on course for the win of Volkhere ($6.50) in the Liberal National Party Handicap (2100m) at today's Eagle Farm meeting. Heathcote had his smallest number of runners at a metropolitan meeting in a decade with Volkhere his only representative.

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Welcome to Robert Heathcote Racing

Hello and welcome to the website for Brisbane’s premiership winning trainer, Robert Heathcote. Please use this site to become acquainted with my facilities and my staff based at Eagle Farm. I am always in regular contact with my owners either by email or with a phone call to keep you updated on the progress of your horse. Please contact me for any relevant information on my current training rates and stable availability on 0418 602433.

Perhaps you are considering getting involved in a new race horse, either as a first time owner or your current horse is too slow and you want to ‘upgrade to a newer model’, just contact me on the provided tabs or my mobile. You may wish to join a partnership or you and some friends would like us to get a race horse for you.
It can be a daunting task getting involved in a racehorse without experience so we will take away the hassles and make it as affordable and convenient as possible. It’s essential that experts with a proven record be a part of the yearling selection process and our record has stood up to the test. There are contact tabs on this home page to contact me and find out more information. Thank you and I look forward to being in contact with you. Kind Regards Robert.

Heathcote and Buffering

By Brad Bishop, Courtesy from Racetrack Magazine Annual Group 1 Review

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A Salute To Solzi, Pinch River Steps Up...And Then Of Course There's Buffering


Story and Photos Courtesy of Graham Potter and

By Robert Heathcote | Thursday, May 22, 2014

Robert Heathcote is the leading racehorse trainer in Brisbane. 'Rob's Shout' - the personal blog of the multi-premiership and Group 1 winning trainer appears exclusively on HRO.

It was a little bit of a sad day for the stable last Saturday when the old stable war horse, Solzhenitsyn ran his final race.

It's been well documented that he underwent throat surgery last spring and he was making a comeback but it was a near-fore fetlock injury which brought down the curtain on a wonderful career.

From his very first race for the stable I earmarked him as a potential star of the track. I think it was only a fifth placing at Doomben back in June 2011, but he came from last with a real eye catching run.

It didn't take long for him to show his real ability. He strung together three City metro wins through July and August. We looked after him after that campaign and gave him a good long break with an eye on the Winter Carnival of 2012.

It was during this carnival where he really started to shine winning the first of his two Lord Mayor's Cups. The spring of that year he then rose to national prominence winning the first of his two Group 1 Toorak Handicap victories during the VRC Spring Carnival.

I reckon he was damned stiff not to win the Moonee Valley Vase that year as well getting caught in on the fence but he attacked the line for a fast finishing third.


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