WAR DECK victorious!

John Bateman’s patience and horsemanship was highlighted by WAR DECK’s maiden-breaking win at Goulburn on Friday. The gelding has long been a work in progress for the stable, with an erratic demeanour and tendency to travel keenly in his races. But WAR DECK appears to have finally turned a corner under the tutelage of John. … More WAR DECK victorious!

“I thought she would be a lot shorter than that”

John Bateman believes bookmakers are quoting a generous price about NICCONITA in her attempt to win a deserved Highway race at Randwick on Saturday. A Highway win has eluded NICCONITA in seven attempts, but John is quietly confident his mare can finally convert five minor placings into a win, despite bookmakers currently offering upwards of … More “I thought she would be a lot shorter than that”