What a Horse! Star of Octagonal won almost $900,000 during a career which was dogged by a series of injuries. From only 29 starts he racked up 5 wins, 2 seconds and 6 thirds. He finished less than 5 lengths from the winner another 7 times in his unplaced runs.
The “Star” won the Group 3 South Pacific Classic, Scone Guineas, and the Rowley Mile. He was also placed in the Carrington Stakes and the 2yo Inglis Challenge. He certainly proved to be a bargain yearling buy for only $24000.
Another exciting young horse. The “Fencer” was bred by Alcheringa Park and retained by his breeder due to his outstanding appearance as a yearling.
He won 4 of his first six starts and ran the fastest 1000m for more than 2years when he beat the well performed Yupik at Taree prior to racing at Doomben.
Blessed with great natural speed and a never say die attitude Esgrimidor is another of Todd’s horses that has been brought along with patience and professionalism.
Music Man displayed great potential as a young horse with two wins and a second from his first four starts. He has also registered a bulldog like win over the time honoured Randwick Mile in which despite being challenged all the way down the straight drew away to win by a length.
By the exciting sire Manhattan Rain, Music Man is another horse in the Howlett camp realizing its potential under the professional guidance of Todd.
Another one of Todd’s horses who possessed a tremendous will to win. He was successful on 9 occasions including successive wins at Canterbury and another at Rosehill two starts later after an unplaced run in the black type Canterbury Classic.
Our Liam also finished a close second to the subsequent Group 3 Missile Stakes winner Teasing in the Casino Prince Quality Handicap during the Scone Carnival.
Not many horses win 3 in a row - Quindelop won 5, when he ran away with the Gunnedah Cup as a short priced favourite. With the champion jockey Robert Thompson aboard Quindelop finished from 10th on the turn to quickly put paid to his opponents by two lengths and earn great praise from his jockey.
The horse went on to win 7 times over distances between 1200m and 1600m and there is no doubt that he had the potential to win much better races had his career not been cut short by injury.
There is nothing more exciting than watching a free running horse bowling along ahead of the field and Aghamore (by More Than Ready) was such a horse. The winner of 8 races across two states over distances from 1000m to 1350m he had the ability to run his competitors off their legs.
Aghamore won at Warwick Farm and then executed a cross border raid when two starts later he went to a Saturday Doomben meeting and led all the way to win over 1350m.
This is where it all started for Todd. The Moonster was the first horse Todd ever took to the races as a trainer and he duly won at 50/1 - a very rare achievement indeed.
The horse went on to win 8 other races including a win at Canterbury and remains a sentimental favourite with Howlett Racing team.