Gold Coast Broodmare Sale Entries

John O’Shea Racing has three very exciting entries in this year’s Magic Millions Mares sale, all being sold with racing upside along with residual value for life in the barn. With two being by the current fourteenth seed on the broodmare sire table Sebring and the other a listed winner by quickly emerging young broodmare […]

Schwarz Queensland Bound

Trainer John O’Shea is hopeful his progressive colt Schwarz (Zoustar) is a Group 1 class runner in the making and he went some way in underling that belief with a tough all-the-way victory in the G3 Hawkesbury Guineas on Saturday. Schwarz, having only his sixth start, is already a dual stakes winner having won the Listed Amanda […]

Good Banter Too Good

Talented filly Good Banter (Tavistock) added the G3 Adrian Knox Stakes to her resume at just her seventh start, no doubt a very valuable piece of blacktype for the lightly raced three-year-old. The Blandford Lodge graduate made amends for her luckless 6th in the G3 Kembla Grange Classic just three weeks prior. Jockey Jamie Kah […]

Linebacker Remains Unbeaten

Linebacker made it two wins from as many starts on Saturday taking out the Group 3 Baillieu Stakes over 1400m.    The juvenile was pushed all the way by the typically tenacious Waterhouse Bott runner, Anode. This was a huge effort considering he gave race experience to the majority of the field and was forced […]

Roselyn’s Star Burns The Turf

It was an impressive second up victory for Roselyn’s Star on Wednesday over the 1000m circuit. The colt did manage to break the class record on the Kensington track which only adds merit to his performance. The son of Shalaa put the writing on the wall on debut, running second to Gatsby who is currently a $2.20 favourite […]

Touch Down For Linebacker

The classy colt Linebacker (Super Seth) made a very impressive debut winning by four lengths over 1300m at Hawkesbury. The two-year-old will have a space between runs with bigger targets deeper into the Autumn. The son of Waikato Stud’s first-season sire Super Seth, ridden by Kerrin McEvoy, gave nothing else a chance when he burst away from […]

Strong Start To New Year

It’s been a strong start to 2024 for the team, with January alone bringing 11 winners from just 31 runners, striking at over 35%. This is a great result for our loyal owners and team at home, the winners have come in all shapes an sizes from horses on debut, progressive three-year-old’s aiming at Autumn […]


The magnificent NSW Golf Club was once again host to the recent John O’Shea Racing Golf Day. A big field of 27 players took part in this prestigious tournament!   From the opening drive, it was clear that this contest would be a test of nerve, stamina and strategy.   Pre-race favourite, Marty F, set […]

‘Classy’ colt Schwarz the latest stallion prospect for Zoustar

Seven-figure yearling purchase Schwarz (Zoustar) made light work of his rivals in Saturday’s Listed The Amanda Elliott at Flemington to continue a recent purple patch for his sire, and we spoke to Ryan McEvoy of Rosemont Stud, who co-purchased and part-own Schwarz, to find out more about a colt with a very bright future. Having […]

Q & A with John O’Shea

In our latest Q & A series, The Thoroughbred Report seeks insights from a variety of professionals, be they agents, trainers, breeders, handlers, owners, administration and ancillary, etc., to hear their thoughts on our industry. In today’s Q & A, we feature a quick-fire round with trainer John O’Shea of John O’Shea Racing. Favourite moment […]