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The Top 7 From Belmont Park

1-CHRIS PARNHAM Take a bow Chris Parnham. National Jockey champion after 201 wins, his first G1 triumph with Truly Great in the Kingston Town Classic (1800m), a G2 Perth Cup that he shared with his trainer-father Neville Parnham after Neufbosc scored and a further four wins at G3 and eight at Listed level. And for […]

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Burke Hopes To Repeat History-Making Double

Natalie Burke hopes the racing ‘gods’ are just as kind to her at Port Hedland as they were at Roebourne last week. In the sweetest of days for Burke she celebrated her best day in racing with a memorable history-making double. Kick-starting Burke’s treasured milestone was Bernardini five-year-old Counter Drive in the $30,000 Karratha Sprint […]

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Brooklyn Hustle To Target Winterbottom

Melbourne sprinter Brooklyn Hustle could be in Perth later this year to target the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot in November. Co-trainer Jason Warren is keen to head west with his top mare after her top wins in Adelaide and Queensland during winter and autumn campaigns. Brooklyn Hustle celebrated her first major win […]

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The Season That Was: Perth Racing 2020-2021

Chris Parnham’s premiership winning season included a Group 1 victory on Truly Great in the Kingston Town Classic, one of 14 black-type victories. He also claimed one G2 victory, four G3’s and eight at Listed level. William Pike’s eight stakes victories in Perth was headed by the Group 1 Railway Stakes when he partnered Inspirational […]

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Holly Taylor Shed Tears After Emotional Win

Pepper Assault’s victory on debut at Northam evoked a myriad of emotions for trainer, Holly Taylor. A maiden win at Northam doesn’t hold the prestige of a feature race in Perth, but nonetheless there were plenty of tears, sentiment and jubilation for Taylor. Tears for a three-year-old who defied the odds and delivered a miracle […]

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Parnham Prepares For One Final Push

Chris Parnham is preparing to go where he’s never gone before in order to finish the season as Australia’s leading jockey. Parnham, who rode a double at Belmont on Saturday, sits three wins clear of New South Wales based jockey Blaike McDougall with just five days left in the season. He has six rides at […]

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The Top 7 From Belmont Park

1-AMASENUS From a Sunday win at Ascot in March to feature race success in the Listed H.G.Bolton Sprint (1200m) at Belmont four months later, what rapid improvement we’ve seen from four-year-old mare, Amasenus. If she keeps advancing a race like the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) will come into play according to her trainer Simon […]

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Kalgoorlie Boulder Racing Club and Community TAB to fundraise for Variety – The Children’s Charity WA

Kalgoorlie-Boulder Racing Club and Community TAB have joined forces to raise funds for Variety – The Children’s Charity WA at their race day on Sunday, 25 July.  Community TAB will be matching funds raised on the day for the charity up to $5000.  Kalgoorlie Boulder Racing Club CEO Brett Snell said the annual fundraising race day had traditionally been an integral part of their community work and among the most successful fundraising events throughout the […]

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Animals to stay SAFE with help from the Nor West Jockey Club and Community TAB

A Pilbara animal rescue centre will cash in thanks to a Nor West Jockey Club and Community TAB partnership at the annual Roebourne Cup on Saturday, 24 July.  Community TAB will match funds raised on the day for the Saving Animals From Euthanasia (SAFE) rescue centre in Karratha, up to $2000.  The race club will kick off the fundraising by donating 50 cents from every general admission ticket purchased and will have donation tins throughout the course […]

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Miller Hunting For Record-Equaling Bolton Sprint

Ascot trainer Simon Miller has identified race tempo as being pivotal to the winning chances of Amasenus in the Bolton Sprint (1200m) at Belmont Park on Saturday. Amasenus settled back and ran third to Nerodio in last Saturday week’s Beaufine Stakes (1000m), a race that was set up early by noted front-runner Mervyn. With the […]

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Nominations open for the 2021 Thoroughbred Media Award

The greatest stories from the State’s racing industry will be in the running for the 2021 Thoroughbred Media Award next month.  Nominations for the award are now open and the presentation will be made at the 2020/21 WA Thoroughbred Racing Awards on Saturday 28 August, 2021.  In an extraordinarily disruptive and challenging year, triumphs deserve to be celebrated more than ever. The media award […]

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Allan Holds Hopes On Stable Debutant

Ascot trainer Martin Allan has high hopes new stable addition Takemehometonight can get off to a flying start in the Tabtouch-Better Your Bet Maiden (1000m) at Belmont Park on Wednesday. The I’m All The Talk filly makes her debut for Allan after six starts for previous trainer Justin Warwick and is bursting to break through […]

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History Of The Bolton Sprint

Feature racing for the 2020-21 season draws to a close this Saturday with the running of the Listed Bolton Sprint at Belmont Park. Below is a snapshot of the races’ history. BOLTON SPRINT OVERVIEW The H.G.Bolton Sprint, a 1200m Listed race, was named in honour of Harry Bolton, who was considered the foremost administrator of racing […]

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Red Can Man Out To Replicate Melbourne Success

After scoring a fighting win last time out at Caulfield, Mornington trainer David Brideoake can see no reason why Red Can Man can’t replicate his winning ways again on the weekend. After his first-up loss on debut in Melbourne, the Western Australian-owned four-year-old bounced back and atoned by winning the Group 3 Monash Stakes (1100m) […]

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The Top 7 From Belmont Park

1-DRUMMOND GOLF BELMONT CLASSIC. The lead-up to the Listed event might have been a little underwhelming with just six starters to contest, but it delivered on the day with an exciting three-way finish and just a length and a half separating the field. A short head and short half-head the margin between Baronova, Truly Reliable […]

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Tena Koutou: A Durrant Classic

The way Tena Koutou came through his Aquanita Stakes (2000m) victory has trainer Adam Durrant upbeat about his chances of taking out a feature race double at Belmont Park. Tena Koutou dominated the Aquanita Stakes a fortnight back and enhanced his staying credentials when he surged clear over the final stages to defeat Crescent City […]

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Vincent Is Truly Reliable

Trainer Ray Vincent is optimistic he can claim his first stakes victory at Belmont Park on Saturday. Vincent will saddle up Truly Reliable in the Listed Drummond Golf Belmont Classic (2200m). Vincent believes his confidence in Truly Reliable measuring up is warranted following his encouraging third in last fortnight’s Aquanita Stakes. The three-year-old son of […]

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From Jockey To Steward: Ellie Asphar’s Career Transition

Former jockey Ellie Asphar is appreciating her new position as cadet harness steward. Asphar swapped codes after her riding career ended abruptly and all too soon. The only clue to Asphar’s previous role is the riding bag and jockey silks she has stashed away at home. Reluctantly, Asphar couldn’t plan her own exit from racing, […]

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The Top 7 From Belmont Park

1-LAQDAR RAMOLY If there has been one positive (pardon the pun) to come out of the COVID pandemic is that it’s kept Laqdar Ramoly in Western Australia for an extended stay. The 22-year-old should have been back home if not for travel complications, but Mauritius’ loss in Perth’s gain. He could not have ridden Nerodio […]

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Underestimated Long Beach Thriving Ahead Of Beaufine

The Gangemi team is confident Long Beach will be fighting out the finish of the Beaufine Stakes (1000m) and believe their new acquisition has been underestimated in the market. Long Beach made the best possible start for the Gangemi’s when he flew the gates and set a fast tempo in front to defeat Miss Conteki […]

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