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RAM And Joe A Good Fit For Nullarbor

The RAM Racing Syndicate and Lavra Joe will team up again for the second running of the TABtouch Nullarbor (2536m) at Gloucester Park in April. In an encouraging sign for his Nullarbor prospects, Lavra Joe trialled stylishly at Bunbury last Saturday and it was enough for RAM Racing Syndicate and trainer Ray Jones to agree […]

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Walker Excited To Get TABradio Off And Pacing With New Show 

Tim Walker will host a new weekly harness racing-focused program on TABradio to discuss all things WA harness racing. Off and Pacing will hit the airwaves on Monday 26 February from 9.30am, reviewing the previous Friday’s Gloucester Park action and previewing Monday and Tuesday’s upcoming pacing. Astute form analysts Oliver Cownie and Matt Young will […]

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Mike Reed Sweet On His Filly Ruby Lou

Ruby Lou pictured as a yearling, Photo: KTC Bloodstock With plenty of first starters emerging on Tuesday night at Gloucester Park, the 2YO Sales Classic heats have been run and won and the final field has been selected ahead of the 2024 APG Sales Classic Finals for the 2Y0’s next Friday, March 1. The first […]

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WA Farewells Emily Johnson After Three Year Stint

Emily Johnson. Photo Credit – Photography by Jodie Hallows After just over three years here in Western Australia, Emily Johnson has made the decision to return home after fulfilling her dream of becoming a driver, with her family connection in New Zealand her main reason to leave. “All my family are over there, “I’ve just […]

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Wesley Progeny Off To A Winning Start

Iseeubaby. Photo Credit – Photography by Jodie Hallows The first crop of Wesley Foals are beginning to emerge, and on Saturday at Bunbury his first starter in Iseeubaby was able to win with ease in the opener. The two-year-old filly by Wesley and out of Icanseeyou is owned and bred by Tracey Massimini and trained […]

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Pinjarra Cup Option For Comeback Pacer

Franco Ecuador’s stylish return to racing has taken trainer Kim Prentice by surprise, so much so the Pinjarra Cup (2692m) has emerged as a possible target. The seven-year-old was dominant in winning Friday’s Trotsynd #WinnersWin Pace (2130m) at Gloucester Park. Franco Ecuador bullied his way to the top in a slick 35.6 lead time on […]

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Just A Pet Continues Sutton’s Good Fortune At Albany

Just A Pet getting the win in the opener at Albany. Photo Credit – Photography by Jodie Hallows Just A Pet is a maiden no more, with the lightly raced six-year-old breaking through at start 24 after a string of placings leading up to the elusive win on Friday, February 16. Trained by Debra Sutton […]

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W Night to celebrate Westbred excellence

An initiative to celebrate Westbred talent is coming to Gloucester Park on 6 September 2024, uniting the Westbred Finals into one thrilling event. Dubbed W Night, the event will feature an exceptional lineup of races exclusively for Westbred horses, encompassing a series of premier races, including: Group 1 $225,000 Westbred Classic for 2YO Colts and […]

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Lindau Enjoying Trio’s Run Of Good Form

Trainer Murray Lindau may only have a small team of horses to work with, but he’s certainly making his presence felt at the start of the new season. The Banjup trainer has enjoyed a superb start to the 2024 season, thanks mainly to the deeds of Talks Up A Storm, Hotly Pursued and Beyond The […]

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2024 APG Sales Fast Approaching With 2023 Graduates Starting To Shine

The 2023 APG Sale Graduates are starting to emerge, and they’re already showing that they are a force to be reckoned with. The two-year-olds hit the ground running on Wednesday January 3, with Reinette claiming the first of the juvenile races for the Nafranec family. Reinette, a daughter of Vincent out of Aqueensomewhere was bred […]

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Lachlan Kennelly The Newest Junior To Head To Trials

Photo Credit- Kelly Thomas It’s an exciting time in the driving ranks, with two new drivers starting their trial journey. Kylah Madden made her debut just weeks ago, and just last week we saw Lachlan Kennelly make his trial debut at Pinjarra on Wednesday February 7, with the 19-year-old excited for what’s to come. Kennelly, […]

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Never Ending Hits Eureka Jackpot

Star pacer Never Ending will line up in the second edition of The Eureka (2400m) at Menangle later this year. Never Ending’s connections, including trainer Justin Prentice, came to an agreement with Soho Standardbreds’ Robert Watson for the gelding to run in the slot. The gelding has built up a formidable record of 12 wins […]

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Howlett Delighted With Fillies First Up Win

Barry Howlett was impressed by his filly Sugar Delight who claimed her maiden win on debut in a dominating display in the first at Albany, a night dedicated in memory of passed members. Race one, the George Hodgson Memorial saw Aldo Cortopassi drive the three-year-old daughter of champion stallion Bettors Delight USA to victory, with […]

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From Riding To Driving – Madden Makes Her Trial Debut

Kylah Madden with Zarak and Black Pontiac. Photo Credit – Kelly Thomas From Riding To Driving, Madden Makes Her Trial Debut. Kylah Madden made her trial debut at Byford last Sunday, February 4, with her first drive a success on the well performed Arma Einstein. With her nerves setting in on the day, she confirmed […]

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Changes to race meetings due to extreme heat

The extreme hot weather forecast for the days ahead has triggered changes to race meeting schedules to ensure the safety and welfare of racing animals and participants. Racing WA Chief Racing Officer David Hunter said officials were in direct contact with the Bureau of Meteorology and closely monitoring weather conditions to guide their decisions. “Our […]

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Ominous Storm Warning Ahead Of Nullarbor

The best of Magnificent Storm is yet to come. That’s the opinion of his owner Rob Tomlinson, as his star pacer was confirmed for Ladbrokes’ slot in the second edition of the TABtouch-Nullarbor (2536m) on April 19. The reigning WA Pacing Cup champion ran in the same slot last year and finished an unlucky seventh. […]

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Women trainers join top reinswomen to support Team Teal

Talented trainers Jocelyn Young and Jemma Hayman are joining gun drivers Deni Roberts and Emily Suvaljko as Team Teal ambassadors in the race for women’s cancer research. Western Australia’s seasoned campaigners Deni and Emily oversaw a record 67 harness race wins for women drivers wearing the famous teal trousers last year and they’re looking for […]

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Dual Code McLaughlin Gets First Win At The Trots

Bonsco Circus. Photo Credit- Photography by Jodie Hallows Jody McLaughlin is no beginner when it comes to horses, a seasoned professional in the thoroughbred racing industry, but on Saturday night she made claimed her first win in the trots with Bonsco Circus winning at just his second start for the stable. The dual registered 53-year-old […]

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Franco Ecuador NZ Comes Out Of First Race Back A Treat

Franco Ecuador NZ. Photo Credit- Photography by Jodie Hallows Night time racing at Bunbury has returned and what a success it was for the opening night, with crowds enjoying eight races, family entertainment and of course, the pintsized racers in the pony trots. The much-anticipated return of Franco Ecuador NZ in race six saw the […]

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South West Pony Trots Get Behind Team Teal for 2024

The Team Teal campaign has launched for 2024 and in WA they’ve added a twist, with the six girls of South West Pony Trots donning the teal pants for the next six weeks. Mikayla Vlemmix, Brooke Strachan, Ruby Russell, Addison Sharp, Ruby Woodworth and Maisie Reeves debuted the pants on Saturday night at Bunbury, the […]

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