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Heathcote wins 2014 Qld title after recount By Mark Oberhardt Courtesy of AAP Robert Heathcote has taken out the Queensland trainers' premiership by half a win after officials took the unusual step of doing a recount before declaring a winner. Heathcote finished with 76-1/2 Queensland winners, just ahead of Brisbane's Tony Gollan, Murwillumbah-based Matt Dunn and Mackay's John Manzelmann all on 76. Racing Queensland's media chief Matt Johnston explained the result was so unusual and so close RQ wanted to make certain the records were correct before declaring a winner.
Heathcote admits title out of reach this year By Caryl Williamson Courtesy of AAP Robert Heathcote is not losing any sleep about the impending handover of his Brisbane trainers' title to Tony Gollan. In fact he hopes to catch up on some lost sleep time over the next few weeks on a rare holiday in Vietnam. The winner of the past five Brisbane titles, Heathcote is 6-1/2 wins behind Tony Gollan and half a win ahead of Matt Dunn going into Saturday's Tattersall's Mile meeting at Doomben with six racing days left this season.
Rob Heathcote in for long haul, but expects fierce opposition in premiership fight By Nathan Exelby racing editor Courtesy of The Courier-Mail ROB Heathcote has tipped training rivals Tony Gollan and Matt Dunn to be even stronger next season, but has vowed to maintain a strong presence at the pointy end of Queensland racing. After five years at the top of the premiership table, Heathcote is likely to relinquish the title to Gollan this month. While his premiership reign is expected to end, Heathcote says he will still look back on 2013-14 with fond memories.

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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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