Albury treble has Beer excited for the future

Mitchell Beer was pleased to land a treble of winners at Albury on Monday. Photo: Supplied.

Mitchell Beer showcased what the future of his stable may look like at Albury Race Club on Monday, training three winners on his home track. 

The border-based trainer found winners with Vinnie’s Girl in the 1175m Maiden Plate, Allez Brew in the 1400m Maiden Handicap and Snowbella in the 1175m Benchmark 58 Handicap. 

What’s important to Beer is the fact that all three gallopers are three-year-old fillies that were purchased by the stable as yearlings and are now predominately owned in the country. 

“Today, three-year-old fillies that really look promising have won,” Beer said. 

“These ones, I’ve gone out and bought and syndicated and this is the new wave and it’s so exciting.

“Then behind them we have another new wave, and the exciting thing is that with these horses, we worked hard to get them and really put our nuts on the line to buy and syndicate them, and they are starting to set out and do their thing.

“And when you have three fillies like today, you know that they can really go on over the next few years and it’s exciting for everyone involved.”

Since moving to Albury, Beer has taken a new approach to purchasing horses for the track, and instead of buying tried gallopers – the stable is investing in quality untried stock and giving local owners a chance to experience the thrill of racehorse ownership. 

“Today (Monday) is a great example. We moved to Albury, and we had an influx of horses, but they were older geldings, and they were only winning the odd race,” Beer said. 

“It’s an exciting time now and this is one thing I have always wanted to try and do, and it’s starting to come to fruition now.

“Just because you train in Albury or country NSW, it doesn’t mean you can’t spend money. 

“People are willing to spend money in the country, people are getting out of metro and spending money in the bush.”

In fact, Beer wasn’t on course to witness his treble of winners on Monday, instead he was in New Zealand, inspecting current stock and eyeing potential purchases. 

“I spent the week in New Zealand looking at horses we already own and some we are potentially going to buy,” Beer said. 

“I took clients and we spent time in some of the best stud farms in New Zealand – it’s the way of the future.”

Beer, who combined with three different jockeys on the day, being Simon Miller (Vinnie’s Girl), Jordan Mallyon (Allez Brew) and Nick Heywood (Snowbella), praised his team and the successful hoops, highlighting how important it was to see his stable flying the flag in his absence. 

“It’s terrific. I feel extra special about this result, because I was joking with the staff and my assistant trainer Amber that the pressure was on because at the last Albury meeting, none of them ran out of the first three and they still flogged me and got three winners,” Beer laughed. 

“I have a great team of young people. I know when I was an assistant trainer, and the boss was away, the responsibility had to go up.

“So, to be able to go over to New Zealand and to have the staff give 110% percent and get good results like they did today, it’s extra special and they deserve a good pat on the back for what they do.”

It looks to be an exciting time for the stable, with many youngsters on the way through. 

“On the books, we have 33 unraced and we have some really nice types coming up,” Beer said. 

For the moment, Beer and his team will focus their attention to another busy week of racing, with gallopers nominated for Royal Randwick and Wagga on Saturday and Sapphire Coast on Tuesday.