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FOLLOW DAVID VANDYKE RACING

By Graham Potter | Saturday, June 4, 2022

FOLLOW UPDATED NEWS AND RESULTS FROM DAVID VANDYKE RACING

Trainer David Vandyke is a master strategist who stays focussed on particular objectives no matter what hype any particular horse is surrounded with at any time, or what temptations in terms of race scheduling might apply, or what distractions (and aren’t they always there) that might be in play.

Vandyke’s three-year-old filly Gypsy Goddess could certainly pull all of those triggers but, after what Vandyke has described as an ‘arduous campaign,’ his Group 1 Queensland Oaks winner will be allowed some well-deserved time off and will have a very light summer racing schedule … with the long term 2023 Grand Final target being set all of seventeen months away.

“The Melbourne Cup … not this year, next year … when she is a five-year old,” was Vandyke’s firm response to the Melbourne Cup question after Gypsy Goddess’s stunning Oaks’ success. Read more

‘THE MELBOURNE CUP … NOT THIS YEAR, NEXT YEAR’ (JUNE 6)

The long term goal

THE LOVE IN THEIR EYES (JUNE 5)

A bond second to none

A GLORIOUS END TO A MAGNIFICENT CAMPAIGN (JUNE 5)

Dreams do come true

IT'S GYPSY GODDESS' QUEENSLAND OAKS (JUNE 4)

A crowning glory

MAYBE THE BEST - HE WAS THIS TIME (JUNE 1)

Completed a stable double on the day

GULF OF VENICE'S VERY IMPRESSIVE DEBUT (JUNE 1)

A walk in the park

STREET DANCER RALLIES UNDER RAWILLER TO CLAIM A FOURTH CAREER VICTORY (MAY 30)

A hard fought win... well earned

JOY TOO ALL TAKES IT UP FROM WHERE SHE LEFT OFF (MAY 27)

Joy Too All improves her already impressive record

DAVID VANDYKE PROVIDES WILLIE PIKE WITH HIS FIRST WINNER AT THE SUNSHINE COAST (MAY 22)

An armchair ride fior the star jockey

PATIENCE, WHICH HAS LONG BEEN A BIG PART OF THE VANDYKE STABLE ARMOURY, PAYS OFF AGAIN (MAY 18)

Sneak Preview is a hit

SACRED STREAM'S FORTUNES STARTING TO FLOW IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION (MAY 15)

Sacred Stream salutes. Never in doubt.

DYNASTIES AND GYPSY GODDESS RULE IN THE BRACELET (MAY 7)

A great prep for the Grand Final

STREET DANCER WINS FOR THE SECOND TIME IN HIS LAST THREE STARTS (MAY 4)

Maintaining a fine level of consistency

FAST TALKING OVERCOMES HIS OPPOSTION WITH EASE (APR 27)

Winning with authority

ORBISYN SET TO MAKE HIS LONG AWAITED RETURN (APR 26)

It comes with a sense of anticipation

GYPSY GODDESS BEING PRIMED TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP
(APR 26)


Exciting times ahead

GYPSY GODDESS CONFIRMED FOR WINTER CARNIVAL (APR 21)

Good news

LANDSBOROUGH LAD - MAYBE ONLY A SECOND PLACE BUT A PRETTY SPECIAL RETURN TO ACTION (APR 20)

So good to have him back

SACRED OATH PUTS GHOSTS OF THE PAST TO REST (APR 16)

A very, very satisfying win

WHITEWATER'S RAPID RETURN TO WINNING FORM (APR 10)

Whitewater dominates first-up

GYPSY GODDESS DOES THE VANDYKE STABLE PROUD (APR 9)

Another top class Group 1 performance

WINS DON'T COME MUCH EASIER THAN THIS (APR 4)

Street Dancer could not have been more impressive

GYPSY GODDESS LOSES NO FANS IN GROUP 1 DEFEAT (MAR 28)

Gypsy Goddess passes her first Group 1 test with credit

TRAINER DAVID VANDYKE TALKS ABOUT HIS RISING STAR, THE UNBEATEN THREE-YEAR-OLD, GYPSY GODDESS (MAR 15)

Exciting times ahead

A STUNNING RETURN TO ACTION FOR GYPSY GODDESS (MAR 12)

Gypsy Goddess takes up from where she left off

A REALLY SCARY MOMENT, BUT, THANKFULLY, HORSE AND RIDER DID EMERGE RELATIVELY UNSCATHED (MAR 10)

An experience you wouldn't wish on anybody

SANZERA WINS FOR THE SECOND TIME IN THREE STARTS (MAR 4)

Continuing her good work

SACRED OATH FINISHES SECOND ON DEBUT (FEB 16)

He got more media attention than most before his debut because of his high profile ownership group

AUTISSIER HAS TO SETTLE FOR SECOND PLACE ON DEBUT (FEB 13)

Just a couple of strides short

MAYBE THE BEST OVERCOMES TRAFFIC PROBLEMS TO SCORE A CLEARCUT WIN (FEB 6)

Would have been a tragedy beaten ... but she got the result in the end

DESERT LORD IMPROVES HIS LISTED RACE RECORD (JAN 29)

That's four top three finishes in a row in Listed races for Desert Lord

NAUGHTY HARRY UPSTAGES HIS RIVAL ON DEBUT(JAN 15)

Naughty Harry earns a big tick of approval

KERCHAK WINS AGAIN ... THIS TIME BY A WHISKER (JAN 12)

Kerchak made to fight hard to secure a second successive victory

TOOROOLOO RESUMES HER WINNING WAYS (JAN 12)

Back in winning mode

AMITY GAL SCORES AN EYE-CATCHING DEBUT WIN (JAN 2)

Very smart debut win by a well-connected filly

KERCHAK GOES KAPOW (DEC 24)

Always in control

CONSTANT FLIGHT REVIVES HIS FORTUNES WITH A STRONG END TO END VICTORY (DEC 18)

A long time between drinks but he is back

GYPSY GODDESS IS SIMPLY MAJESTIC AS SHE RETAINS HER UNBEATEN RECORD WITH A FOURTH STRAIGHT WIN (DEC 18)

Never in doubt

MCCOVEY COVE KICKS OFF A VANDYKE STABLE TREBLE (DEC 18)

It doesn't matter how much you win by

DAVID VANDYKE STABLE ON FIRE (DEC 7)

What a start to the summer!

HEART-STOPPING STUFF AS WEONA SMARTONE GETS UP TO MAKE IT EIGHT WINS IN A ROW (DEC 4)

You wouldn't want this one over again

SANZERA THRIVES ON THE CHALLENGE AS SHE OVERCOMES OBSTACLES TO WIN ON DEBUT (DEC 4)

First-timer shows plenty of attitude in an impressive debut win

THE UNBEATEN GYPSY GODDESS HAS COME A LONG WAY IN A VERY SHORT SPACE OF TIME (DEC 4)

Gypsy Goddess makes it three wins from three starts

COLLEAGUES CLAIMS FIRST CAREER WIN (DEC 3)

Back in class, up in distance all helps make a plan come together

TOOROOLOO TOO GOOD AS SHE MAKES IT FOUR WINS FROM SEVEN STARTS (DEC 1)

Toorooloo makes it three wins in a row and four wins from seven starts

DEEP TEMPEST AND KERCHAK CATCH THE EYE WITH CREDITABLE RUNNER-UP FINISHES (NOV 28)

Looking like two progressive horses

PATIENCE REWARDED AS JOY TOO ALL TAKES HER RACE RECORD TO FOUR WINS FROM SIX STARTS (NOV 10)

Joy Too All comes back a winner after a five month break from race action

TWO HOME TRACK DOUBLES IN THREE DAYS FOR THE DAVID VANDYKE STABLE – PART 1 (NOV 7)

Deep Tempest and Demurral

TWO HOME TRACK DOUBLES IN THREE DAYS FOR THE DAVID VANDYKE STABLE – PART 2 (NOV 7)

Cotton Fields and Gypsy Goddess

RAPAPORT CLINGS ON BRAVELY TO MAKE IT THREE WINS FROM FOUR STARTS (OCT 27)

It doesn't matter how much you win by as long as you get there

THERE IS STILL SOME FINE TUNING TO BE DONE BUT WHEELS IS ROLLING ALONG REALLY NICELY (OCT 27)

Wheels lights up to make it two wins from four starts

THE GOLD COAST IS FAST BECOMING A HAPPY HUNTING GROUND FOR THE DAVID VANDYKE STABLE (OCT 23)

Four winners from six starts at the Gold Coast in the last month

NO CIGAR, BUT KEEFY SCORES A HIGHLY CREDITABLE RESULT IN THE $1 MILLION BONDI STAKES )OCT 23)

A really stout effort by the ever-consistent gelding

NOT THE USUAL SCRIPT - A DAVID VANDYKE TRAINED RUNNER WINS AT LONG ODDS (OCT 20)

A dashing debut win

IAMICAN TOPS MAGIC MILLIONS OCTOBER ON-LINE SALE (OCT 7)

Another good result

TWO HORSES MAKING THEIR DEBUT FOR THE DAVID VANDYKE STABLE RETURN PLEASING RESULTS (OCT 6)

A pleasing start

ANOTHER GOLD COAST DOUBLE FOR VANDYKE RACING (OCT 3)

Sundus and Smart Star Prince both winners at the coast

WEONA SMARTONE STAYING IN QUEENSLAND - FOR NOW (SEPT 28)

Temptation was to head south ... but there will be time for that

DESERT LORD ARRIVES A COUPLE OF STRIDES TOO LATE TO SNARE APACHE CHASE IN THE WEETWOOD (SEPT 28)

A flying finish just comes up short

KEEFY FINISHES SECOND IN THE GUINEAS. DISSOLUTION’S GAME EFFORT UNDER TOP WEIGHT IN THE CUP (SEPT 25)

Stable results for the Garden City Guineas and Toowoomba Cup

WEONA SMARTONE IS KEEPING A SMILE OF DAVID VANDYKE'S FACE AS HE MAKES IT SEVEN WINS IN A ROW (SEPT 19)

While Orbisyn's career has been put on hold for the moment, Weona Smartone's career is going full steam ahead

THERE IS JUST NO STOPPING WEONA SMARTONE (SEPT 18)

Seven in a row and counting

KEEFY DICTATES FROM THE FRONT TO SECURE HIS SECOND CAREER WIN (SEPT 15)

Always in command

SMART STAR PRINCE SECURES HIS MAIDEN WIN (SEPT 12)

Moving in the right direction

FIVE SECOND PLACES FROM EIGHT RUNNERS (SEPT 11)

Still securing a return to connections

SEA RIPPLE CATCHES THE EYE WITH A SMART DEBUT WIN (AUG 29)

A very promising debut

THAT’S SIX-IN-A-ROW NOW FOR WEONA SMARTONE (AUG 28)

Weona Smartone extends an already impressive winning sequence

A PRETTY SPECIAL WIN ON A PRETTY SPECIAL DAY (AUG 27)

Desert Lord wins the Goldmarket

VANDYKE UNLEASHES AT THE GOLD COAST (AUG 27)

A handsome treble for David Vandyke

ROCKY ROADTRIP PRODUCES THE PERFECT RESULT (AUG 19)

Blackboots and Night Express land a race-to-race double

DISSOLUTION LEADS FROM START TO FINISH (AUG 14)

Dissolution back in the winner's enclosure.

HEIRBORN PREVAILS IN A THRILLER (AUG 11).

Wins don't come more hard-earned or well deserved than this

TRAINER SUGGESTS IT IS TIME TO WAKE UP TO CHANGE WITH REGARD TO TRAINING TRACK OPENING HOURS (AUG 2)

A fatigue factor that needs to be addressed

THE 2020/21 SEASON STATS (JULY 31).

Impressive

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Gypsy Goddess' wins the Group 1 Queensland Oaks in magnificent fashion
Gypsy Goddess' wins the Group 1 Queensland Oaks in magnificent fashion
Gulf Of Venice
Gulf Of Venice
A winning team
A winning team
Gypsy Goddess
Gypsy Goddess
Street Dancer
Street Dancer
Joy Too All
Joy Too All
Celebrating Sneak Preview's win
Celebrating Sneak Preview's win
Sacret Stream
Sacret Stream
Street Dancer (above and below)
Street Dancer (above and below)
Fast Talking
Fast Talking
Gypsy Goddess
Gypsy Goddess
Orbisyn (above and below)
Orbisyn (above and below)
Sacred Oath (above and below) scores a very satisfying win
Sacred Oath (above and below) scores a very satisfying win
Whitewater
Whitewater
Street Dancer (above and below)
Street Dancer (above and below)
Gypsy Goddess (above and below)
Gypsy Goddess (above and below)
Sanzera (above and below) ... has won two of her three starts
Sanzera (above and below) ... has won two of her three starts
Sacred Oath ... finished a close up second on debut
Sacred Oath ... finished a close up second on debut
Maybe The Best ... a fluent win
Maybe The Best ... a fluent win
Autissier ... just missed on debut
Autissier ... just missed on debut
Desert Lord ... gave his best, as always, in the Sunshine Coast Cup
Desert Lord ... gave his best, as always, in the Sunshine Coast Cup
Kerchak (above and below) ... in the winner's enclosure for the second time in three starts
Kerchak (above and below) ... in the winner's enclosure for the second time in three starts
Toorooloo (above and below) ... back in a winning groove
Toorooloo (above and below) ... back in a winning groove
Amity Gal
Amity Gal
Kerchak
Kerchak
Gypsy Goddess (above and below) .. from Maiden to Group 3 winner ... all in her first preparation
Gypsy Goddess (above and below) .. from Maiden to Group 3 winner ... all in her first preparation
McCovey Cove ... put another win on the board
McCovey Cove ... put another win on the board
Weona Smartone (above and below) ... cut it fine but got the job done yet again
Weona Smartone (above and below) ... cut it fine but got the job done yet again
Sanzera (above and below) ... just too good on debut
Sanzera (above and below) ... just too good on debut
Gypsy Goddess (above and below) ... unbeaten in three starts
Gypsy Goddess (above and below) ... unbeaten in three starts
Toorooloo (above and below) ... extended her winning sequence
Toorooloo (above and below) ... extended her winning sequence
Deep Tempest (above and below)
Deep Tempest (above and below)
Joy Too All (above and below) ... making up for lost time
Joy Too All (above and below) ... making up for lost time
Cotton Fields (above) and Gypsy Goddess (below) gave the David Vandyke stable its second home track double in three days when they rounded off a great weekend on Sunday, November 7
Cotton Fields (above) and Gypsy Goddess (below) gave the David Vandyke stable its second home track double in three days when they rounded off a great weekend on Sunday, November 7
Deep Tempest (above) and Demurral (below) brought home a stable double on Friday, November 5
Deep Tempest (above) and Demurral (below) brought home a stable double on Friday, November 5
Gypsy Goddess storms home to land a long priced debut win
Gypsy Goddess storms home to land a long priced debut win
Weona Smartone (above and below) has extended his winning sequence to seven straight wins
Weona Smartone (above and below) has extended his winning sequence to seven straight wins
Desert Lord wins the Listed Goldmarket
Desert Lord wins the Listed Goldmarket
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