Welcome to Robbie Laing Racing

Robbie Laing is a licensed thoroughbred trainer based at Pearcedale, on the eastern outskirts of Melbourne, Victoria.

Robbie obtained his trainer's license in 1980 and is known for his exceptional horsemanship and ability to train both sprinters and stayers. Often regarded as "unconventional", Robbie is known to perform masterstrokes, such as his feat with Sir Pentire who he conditioned to win first up over 5500m in the 2009 Grand Annual.

His eye for a horse is second to none, harnessed from a young age, by his father and mentor, Eddie Laing who was also a successful trainer. His knowledge and passion for pedigrees, breeding and conformation is what has enabled him to achieve success at the highest levels, including Group 1 wins with Polanski (AAMI Victoria Derby), Roman Arch (Darley Australian Cup), Pantani (Adelaide Cup and SA Derby) and Perfect Bliss (Thousand Guineas).

Robbie has won successive Group 3 Maribyrnong Plates (2013 with Boomwaa and 2012 with Direct Charge), as well as successive 2YO Fillies races on Melbourne Cup Day (2009 with She's Got Gears and 2010 with Spectrolite). Each one of these horses were personally selected by Robbie.

Robbie's key ingredients for success include, patience, correct feeding, access to the outdoors (lush paddocks), water aquaciser, beach work and most importantly being hands on with every one of his horses on a daily basis. He breaks-in and educates his horses himself, teaching them the correct basic foundations in a calm and gentle manner.

"I believe in pushing as much into the horses as possible, whilst at the same time identifying the balance and knowing when the level is right" .

Together with his wife Rachael, who is responsible for the owner liaison and office management, Robbie and his experienced team of staff and specialists, live and breathe horse racing and are committed to ensuring each horse has the opportunity to flourish and succeed.

Thank you for taking the time to explore our site. We invite you to come racing with us and look forward to sharing our journey with you.  

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Horses Currently Available

Snitzel X Gallant Tess

Snitzel X Gallant Tess

1 year old Chestnut Filly

Sire: Snitzel Dam: Gallant Tess

2017 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale - Lot 151 Snitzel x Gallant Tess

What a sensational filly by Super Sire, Snitzel, from multiple group winning mare, Gallant Tess.  Everything about this filly is quality.   Beautifully balanced with flat knees and a...

Fastnet Rock X Impressive Eagle

Fastnet Rock X Impressive Eagle

1 year old Bay Colt

Sire: Fastnet Rock Dam: Impressive Eagle

This outstanding colt was purchased at the recent 2017 Easter Yearling Sale in Newmarket, Sydney.

He is by the all conquering Fastnet Rock out of Impressive Eagle, a dual Listed winning daughter of Rubiton.

Impressive Eagle herself, is a half sister...

Fiorente X Signoret

Fiorente X Signoret

1 year old Bay Colt

Sire: Fiorente Dam: Signoret

Lot 648 - 2017 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale This colt is bred to win a Melbourne Cup with previous winners Jeune and Al Talaq (sire of the third dam) closely related to him. He is a big, athletic staying type with a terrific walk. David O'Callagha...

Fastnet Rock X Fifth Avenue Lady

Fastnet Rock X Fifth Avenue Lady

1 year old Bay Colt

Sire: Fastnet Rock Dam: Fifth Avenue Lady

2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast - Lot 13 Fastnet Rock x Fifth Avenue Lady

A three quarter brother to Missrock.  A big, powerful colt with plenty of body and bone to carry him into battle.  A super walker and an early foal, this colt will win as a 2Y...

Fastnet Rock X There's Only One

Fastnet Rock X There's Only One

1 year old Bay Filly

Sire: Fastnet Rock Dam: There's Only One

2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast - Lot 525 Fastnet Rock x There's Only One

It seems to be when Fastnet Rock covers good metro winning mares, you get a good result, i.e. Missrock.  This mare, There's Only One is by Testa Rossa who won 9 races from 120...

The Factor X Zugat

The Factor X Zugat

1 year old Colt

Sire: The Factor Dam: Zugat

2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast - Lot 594 The Factor x Zugat

I had seen commercials advertising The Factor on TV and I knew that I had to have one.  When I saw this colt, he was low to the ground, a good walker and the grand dam was Zedagal, who was...

Zoustar X Eramor

Zoustar X Eramor

1 year old Bay Colt

Sire: Zoustar Dam: Eramor

2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast - Lot 807 Zoustar x Eramor

Everyone wanted a Zoustar, including me and we had one picked out on Day 1 which made $500,000.  Our next choice was this colt, out of the Debutant Stakes winner, Eramor.  Just a beautiful c...

Bel Esprit X Sable

Bel Esprit X Sable

1 year old Bay Colt

Sire: Bel Esprit Dam: Sable

2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast- Lot 847 Bel Esprit x Sable

I had some respected bloodstock professionals tell me to go and look at this colt and I am glad I did.  In my opinion he was one of the nicest put together types at the sale and just a grea...

So You Think X Darby's Bid

So You Think X Darby's Bid

1 year old Bay Colt

Sire: So You Think Dam: Darby's Bid

2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast - Lot 934 So You Think x Darby's Bid

As we found with So Si Bon, being a bit shorter, more compact and out of a fast female line, this may be the way to go.  The taller SYT's I have, while they are showing ability, th...

High Chaparral X Inaflury

High Chaparral X Inaflury

1 year old Colt

Sire: High Chaparral Dam: Inaflury

2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast  Lot 974 - High Chaparral (IRE) x Inaflury (NZ)

In 2004 the NZ owners of former champion 3YO filly, Triassic were at crisis point with the former G1 filly.  Now 18 years of age and looking at her 11th year as an unsuc...

Street Boss X Mofajah

Street Boss X Mofajah

2 year old Bay Colt

Sire: Street Boss Dam: Mofajah

Street Boss seems to be a breed shaper.  This means you can put him over an average mare and they improve out of sight.  Mofajah is by Champion, Saddler's Wells who has already produced a G3 winner in Saddler's Story and was by the moderately perf...
Written Tycoon X Zolletta

Written Tycoon X Zolletta

2 year old Bay Colt

Sire: Written Tycoon Dam: Zolletta

Lot 151- Inglis VOBIS GOLD - Written Tycoon x Zolletta

By the hottest stallion at the moment. Written Tycoon has produced an array of winners - Magic Millions, Golden Slipper, Breeders Plate etc etc. Crowned Victoria's best stallion last week, this...

Arrochar

Arrochar

3 year old Brown Colt

Sire: So You Think Dam: Staten Island

Inglis 2015 Australian Easter Yearling Sale- Lot 207 So You Think (NZ) x Staten Island (NZ)

Robbie's assesment:

An extremely well muscled and powerful colt. Like our recent G3 SA Sires Produce winner, The Grey Flash, this colt is also out of a More...

Upcoming Runners

Horse Date Race Track Fields/Form
Nominations
Nina Peak Jun 03 1 Eagle Farm Field
Weights
Bicondova May 23 5 Seymour Field
Casque May 24 4 Ballarat Field
Shandaara May 25 7 Moe Field
Pissaro May 25 1 Racing.Com Park Syn Field
Stride Out May 25 4 Moe Field
Bicondova May 25 5 Moe Field
Antonia May 26 2 Cranbourne Field
Shandaara May 26 7 Geelong Synthetic Field
Superior Rose May 26 3 Cranbourne Field
Casque May 26 4 Cranbourne Field
Ionlythinkofyou May 26 4 Cranbourne Field
Stride Out May 26 4 Cranbourne Field
Subiaso May 26 6 Cranbourne Field
Cinnamon Carter May 26 8 Cranbourne Field
Bicondova May 26 6 Geelong Synthetic Field
Jaws Of Steel May 27 7 Sandown-Lakeside Field
Acceptances
Mapping May 25 9 Moe Field/Form
Cinnamon Carter May 25 8 Racing.Com Park Syn Field/Form
Jamieson May 25 5 Moe Field/Form
Ionlythinkofyou May 25 6 Moe Field/Form
Stride Out May 25 6 Moe Field/Form
Penthouse Poet May 25 3 Racing.Com Park Syn Field/Form
Zanahary May 25 3 Racing.Com Park Syn Field/Form
Peninsula Boy May 25 6 Racing.Com Park Syn Field/Form
Bicondova May 25 8 Moe Field/Form

Recent Winners

Horse Date Race Margin Jockey
Shandaara May 20, 2017 6 - Wodonga 0.30 Harry Grace
Shandaara May 11, 2017 5 - Racing.Com Park Syn 0.30 Harry Grace
Jaws Of Steel May 10, 2017 6 - Sandown-Hillside 0.10 B Rawiller
Bicondova May 07, 2017 4 - Bairnsdale 0.10 Harry Grace
Stornaway Apr 19, 2017 3 - Bendigo 1.30 L Nolen
Bicondova Apr 15, 2017 1 - Balnarring 10.00 Mr M Corbisiero
Nina Peak Apr 06, 2017 2 - Racing.Com Park 2.50 A Lynch
Jamieson Mar 12, 2017 1 - Stony Creek 0.20 A Lynch
Missrock Mar 04, 2017 1 - Flemington 0.10 M Zahra
The Mighty Jrod Feb 27, 2017 7 - Ararat 1.00 A Lynch
Katazyna Feb 25, 2017 5 - Woolamai 7.30 Mr M Corbisiero
Ionlythinkofyou Feb 19, 2017 8 - Moe 2.50 N Callow
Ionlythinkofyou Feb 03, 2017 6 - Moe 0.80 A Lynch
Ionlythinkofyou Jan 22, 2017 5 - Sale 1.50 A Lynch
Kentucky Flyer Jan 20, 2017 6 - Cranbourne 0.10 A Lynch

Latest Results

Horse Finished Date Race Margin Jockey
Pissaro 13 May 20, 2017 1 - Flemington 13.10 S Parnham
Subiaso 10 May 20, 2017 9 - Flemington 6.90 Dean Holland
Wired 2 May 20, 2017 3 - Wodonga 0.20 C A Robertson
Shandaara 1 May 20, 2017 6 - Wodonga 0.30 Harry Grace
Missrock 2 May 20, 2017 7 - Morphettville 0.80 D Yendall
Evil Cry 5 May 20, 2017 2 - Morphettville 2.90 D Oliver
Stornaway 8 May 19, 2017 4 - Cranbourne 5.00 B Werner
Bicondova 5 May 19, 2017 8 - Geelong 1.70 Harry Grace
Antonia 2 May 19, 2017 3 - Cranbourne 3.50 A Lynch
Superior Rose 4 May 19, 2017 1 - Cranbourne 3.00 R N Booth
Zanahary 6 May 18, 2017 1 - Racing.Com Park Syn 1.40 A Lynch
Penthouse Poet 3 May 17, 2017 2 - Sale 2.20 A Lynch
Ionlythinkofyou 8 May 17, 2017 8 - Sale 3.40 Harry Grace
Stride Out 4 May 17, 2017 8 - Sale 1.60 B Werner
Arrochar 6 May 15, 2017 3 - Werribee 6.30 A Lynch

News

It's no Oaks, but Nina peaks at Pakenham

It's no Oaks, but Nina peaks at Pakenham

Apr 06, 2017 Stepping out for the first time since running in the Crown Oaks, Nina Peak showed she might have the class to compete at the top level once more with a booming maiden win at
​2017 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale - Lot 151 Snitzel x Gallant Tess

​2017 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale - Lot 151 Snitzel x Gallant Tess

Apr 05, 2017 2017 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale - Lot 151 Snitzel x Gallant TessWhat a sensational filly by Super Sire, Snitzel, from multiple group winning mare, Gallant Tess. Everything about
Australian Derby 2017: So Si Bon can turn tables on conquerors

Australian Derby 2017: So Si Bon can turn tables on conquerors

Mar 29, 2017 ROBBIE Laing has an armful of reasons to think So Si Bon is a leading chance in Saturday’s 2400m Australian Derby at Randwick.So Si Bon is $11 with TAB, but Laing said the colt
Wide voyage for Bon, Mallyons collide in G1

Wide voyage for Bon, Mallyons collide in G1

Mar 01, 2017 Robbie Laing's hopes of finally drawing an inside gate for a feature race with So Si Bon were dashed on Wednesday morning, the colt drawing 17 of 19 for the Group 1 Australian
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