Steve Wolfe has progressed from a hobby bush horseman to one of Western Australia’s leading racehorse trainers and this Saturday he will aiming to take out the Group 3 Roma Cup at Ascot with the rejuvenated Red Ora.
A shearer by trade, this self taught trainer has around 35 horses currently in work, with the stable having tasted recent group success with the promising two year old Lordhelpmerun winning the Group 3 WA Sires Produce Stakes in late April.
Red Ora was previously trained by Dan Morton, however the owners were looking for a change of scenery with their sprinter and went with the Albany based stable of Wolfe's, around 400km south east of Perth.
For his first preparation under his new trainer, this six year old gelding has earned over $180,000 in prize money, winning two from five including the Listed Bunbury Stakes. Wolfe however can concede that a bit of good fortune has gone his way.
"Dan (Morton) was mostly having a lot of bad luck with him in his last few preparations and I've managed to get the right breaks with him." Wolfe said.
"That said it is a pretty big change up at Albany where it is more rural but we also have access to the beach which a lot of the horses enjoy and Red Ora is a very happy horse at the moment."
"He is getting towards the twilight of his career so it'd be nice if we could win another nice race or two with him."
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