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Appoint Percy Attacking the Country Cups

Appoint Percy Attacking the Country Cups

Feb 28, 2019

Pepper Racing had a lot to think about after APPOINT PERCY failed to fire at Gosford in a BM70 (1600m) with Jay Ford scratching his head about his performance. He was out of form and the team had to get him refocussed in hope of finding that edge that saw him win at Randwick and ...

Pepper Ready to Pounce

Pepper Ready to Pounce

Jan 28, 2019

The stable has been ticking along beautifully in Canberra as we look to really fire leading into the back end of the season. Whilst the racing continues on the tracks in and around the A.C.T Pepper Racing will be aiming to secure quality yearlings from the 2019 Inglis Classic ...

Canberra trainer Luke Pepper savours his own 'Melbourne Cup win'

Canberra trainer Luke Pepper savours his own 'Melbourne Cup win'

Nov 23, 2018

Luke Pepper nearly retired the best horse he's ever trained two months ago but decided to give seven-year-old Appoint Percy "one more crack".Pepper revamped Appoint Percy's training program and after placing first-up in Canberra two weeks ago, the New Zealand gelding won his ...

Stable in Red Hot Form

Stable in Red Hot Form

Oct 14, 2018

The team at Pepper Racing couldn’t have asked for a better start to the 2018-19 Trainers Premiership in NSW as they look to continue the momentum throughout the year. Luke Pepper sits in the Top 20 overall for NSW Trainers striking at almost 20% winners to runners and with his ...

Racing NSW take a Bow

Racing NSW take a Bow

Aug 19, 2018

Racing NSW has been very proactive over the last 12 months to ensure the viability of training in the regional areas of NSW. The TAB Highways provide lucrative incentives to compete in town and ensure that your training practices are of a high standard. Pepper Racing is excited ...

Pepper Racing Continues to Shine

Pepper Racing Continues to Shine

Aug 06, 2018

What a story it turned out to be as we reflect on another season for Pepper Racing. 2017-18 has seen a lot of growth in our Canberra based operation and we proudly brought up our 1000th runner to go with plenty of winners along the way. Our record in town is on the improve and ...

Keeper Girls Keeps up her Winning Ways

Keeper Girls Keeps up her Winning Ways

Jul 22, 2018

Racing is all about confidence and it’s safe to say that KEEPER GIRL has really established herself as a real up and comer for Pepper Racing. The Keeper mare took some time to make the transition but the seven-length romp at Cowra has stoked the fire and she is going on ...

Shezacraftsman goes back to back

Shezacraftsman goes back to back

Jun 29, 2018

The Canberra form has stood up at Goulburn today as SHEZACRAFTSMAN unleashed a powerful last furlong to prove to strong again. Kayla Nisbet has a great association with the NZ bred mare and her move to save ground proved to be the winning one as the Pepper polish held ...

Stratum's Siren Proves They Do Come Back

Stratum's Siren Proves They Do Come Back

Mar 18, 2018

By Pepper Racing News          Around 15 months ago, Luke had the difficult task of telling the owners of Stratum's Siren that she had bowed a tendon during track-work. He told them that she would have to be spelled for a lengthy period of ...

Viceroy's Great Run - Best Presented Horse Consolation

Viceroy's Great Run - Best Presented Horse Consolation

Feb 17, 2018

By Pepper Racing News     Viceroy ran another very good race to finish a fast-finishing third in the Evening Star Handicap at Canterbury last night. Beaten for pace early in the race, Viceroy settled in the latter half of the field, but started to make his ...

Purchase at 2018 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale

Purchase at 2018 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale

Feb 12, 2018

This beautiful yearling filly by STARSPANGLEDBANNER out of the Rock of Gibraltar mare GIBRALTAR RANGE was bought by Luke today for $55,000 at the 2018 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.The mare has had 2 foals to race, both winners.For further information including ...

Bank Of Erin Romps in at Sapphire Coast

Bank Of Erin Romps in at Sapphire Coast

Feb 03, 2018

By Pepper Racing News     Somebody forgot to tell Bank Of Erin that usually a horse cannot do anything wrong in a 900 metre race and still win.Drawn the inside barrier, Bank Of Erin dwelt at the start and was at least two lengths last after jumping. Brodie ...

Viceroy Continues his Love-Affair with Canterbury

Viceroy Continues his Love-Affair with Canterbury

Feb 02, 2018

By Pepper Racing News     Close finishes are the pattern of Viceroy's performances at Canterbury and tonight's finish was typical. Having settled well behind the leaders in running, Viceroy was poised to challenge on the turn. However, Tye Angland had horses all ...

Pepper's Vice-like Grip On Canterbury

Pepper's Vice-like Grip On Canterbury

Jan 31, 2018

By Ray Hickson (Racing NSW)Trainer Luke Pepper can see nothing but positives for handy sprinter Viceroy at Canterbury on Friday night.The five-year-old drops to midweek company in the #theraces Handicap (1100m) after two gallant efforts at Randwick in January, including his ...

The Revenant Wins at Orange

The Revenant Wins at Orange

Jan 13, 2018

By Pepper Racing News     The Revenant continued her purple patch of form in winning the Class B Handicap over 1,280 metres at the Orange Picnic Meeting this afternoon.Ridden very well by Annelise King, The Revenant had a half-length to spare on the line. In ...

Viceroy Valiant in Defeat

Viceroy Valiant in Defeat

Jan 06, 2018

By Pepper Racing News     Viceroy has proven himself at city mid-week company and today Luke asked him to step up to city Saturday class and he certainly handled the extra pressure very well. Because of the heat in Sydney, the meeting was transferred from Warwick ...

Invincible Dream gives Pepper Racing Ideal Start for the Year

Invincible Dream gives Pepper Racing Ideal Start for the Year

Jan 05, 2018

By Pepper Racing News     Invincible Dream lived up to the potential that she has shown when she easily won the Class 1 Handicap over 1,000 metres at Canberra today. She jumped well from her outside barrier and Patrick Scorse quickly had her in front on the ...

Work to play valuable role in Canberra trainer Garry Kirkup's recovery

Work to play valuable role in Canberra trainer Garry Kirkup's recovery

Jan 04, 2018

By David Polkinghorne (Canberra Times)     The Canberra racing community has already been a rock, now Ben Kirkup hopes the sport can help his father's mental and emotional recovery. Canberra trainer Garry Kirkup is out of hospital and staying with fellow trainer ...