Success & Highlights

Below is a list of Ron Leemon Racing’s most memorable moments at the track



  • 1st – Group 1 ATC Golden Rose Stakes
  • 1st – Group 2 ATC Stan Fox Stakes
  • 1st – Group 2 MVRC Mitchelton Wines Vase
  • 1st – Group 3 ATC Up and Coming Stakes
  • 1st – Group 3 ATC Bill Ritchie Handicap
  • 2nd – Group 1 MRC Caulfield Guineas
  • 2nd – Group 2 ATC Hobartville Stakes
  • 2nd – Group 2 ATC Royal Sovereign Stakes

Manawanui was born on October 11, 2008, in Australia. He was a bay gelding by Oratorio out of the mare Lady Remlap. He was selected and purchased by Ron Leemon at the 2010 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale for $45,000.

Manawanui had a successful racing career, winning 7 of his 20 starts, with total prize money earnings of over AUD $1.4 million. He had a particularly impressive three-year-old season in 2011, winning five races in a row, including the Group 2 Up and Coming Stakes, Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes and Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes.

Manawanui’s success on the track earned him a large following among racing fans, who admired his speed, stamina, and determination. He was known for his powerful finishes and his ability to win from a variety of positions in the race.

Overall, Manawanui was a talented and highly regarded racehorse, with a legacy that continues to inspire Australian horse racing enthusiasts today.



  • 1st – Listed ATC Winter Stakes

Innings was born on September 3, 2002 in Australia. He was a bay gelding by Over out of the mare Lazinda. 

As honest as the day is long, Innings raced 37 times, won on 6 occassions and was placed on a further 13, accumulating nearly $400,000 in prizemoney.

His crowning achievement came at Rosehill when he won the Listed ATC Winter Stakes in a nail-biting finish when ridden by Rod Quinn.


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