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Williams To Gamble With Casino’s Big Weight

Perth Cup winner Casino Seventeen will look for more feature race success when he kicks off his autumn campaign in this weekend’s Listed Detonator Stakes (1800m) at Ascot. The Grant and Alana Williams-trained gelding won a thrilling edition of the Perth Cup on New Year’s Day, where he held off a fast finishing Be Optimistic. […]

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Karrakatta Plate Nominations

81 Karrakatta Plate nominations were announced today. The Karrakatta Plate will be held at Ascot on April 20. At $500,000 in prizemoney, it’s Perth’s richest race for two-year-olds. Past champions include Amelia’s Jewel, Whispering Brook, Bomber Bill, Burgess Queen, Eurythmic, Easingwold and Jolly Beggar. Easingwold progressed to win the Cox Plate and Eurythmic won the […]

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Fernie Chasing Further Magic Millions Success

Trainer Luke Fernie is confident he can add to his Magic Millions haul when he saddles up Stormchaser and Big Shots at Pinjarra on Saturday. Fernie has the Magic Millions WA 3YO Trophy (1200m) in his sights for a second time after Man Crush cruised to a comfortable 2 ½ length victory a year ago. […]

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Harrison’s Perennial Maiden Turns Prolific Winner.

Confidence. It’s one of those intangibles. How you get it and how you lose it can turn on a dime. In sport, it can be the difference between winning and losing. For a long while Bondi Bubbles was pigeonholed in that losing category-the three-year-old couldn’t buy a win. A couple of second placings at Northam […]

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Hot weather affects WA race meetings

A range of race meetings in Perth and regional Western Australia have been cancelled or postponed due to hot weather in the week ahead. Racing WA Chief Racing Officer David Hunter said Narrogin, Ascot and Esperance race days had all been affected. “As the temperature climbs again this week, we have made the decision to […]

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Hill Hoping Lady Luck Plays A Part

Trainer Ryan Hill will be eyeing off a lucrative Magic Millions double at Pinjarra on Saturday, with representation in the two and three-year-old races. As well as the $250,000 on offer in both features, Hill’s four runners in across the two races are all eligible for the WA racing women’s bonus. Hill will saddle up […]

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Sinful Living To Pay Off For Pearce Stable

Ben Pearce was an admirer of Sinful Living’s return fourth to Golden Vale and predicts the filly will be even better for her next clash at Pinjarra on Saturday. Costing a modest $10,000 as a yearling for an all-girl syndicate, Sinful Living can pinch her biggest payday in the Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic (1200m). […]

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WA’s top apprentice jockeys take on the nation’s best young riders

The young guns of West Australian racing are pitting themselves against the best apprentice jockeys from across the country in the National Apprentice Race Series in March and April. Spearheading the Racing WA team are Cassey Martinan, Luke Campbell and Victoria Corver, who were selected last year, joined by newcomers Rosie Mahony and Zephen Johnston-Porter. […]

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Star Hoop Aims for Quokka Return

William Pike has Saturday, April 20, clearly marked in his diary. For Pike, it’s not just another day at the races, it’s Quokka Day. It’s Perth’s richest race and now worth an extra million after the $4 million inaugural edition last year. With the race profile and prizemoney on offer there is no shortage of […]

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Stewart’s Karrakatta Plate Stocks Soar

If Karrakatta Plate conversations are starting to be had, it would come as no surprise if a lot of the talk is centered around trainer Russell Stewart’s top two-year-olds. The Karrakatta Plate is just two months away, but in the space of seven days, Stewart has flexed his muscle with three highly-promising prospects stamping their […]

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No Danger For Morton’s Real Fast Mare

Real Danger’s dream campaign under trainer Dan Morton hit another high point when she claimed the second-leg of a Listed double with ease at Bunbury on Saturday. After winning last month’s Scenic Blast Stakes (1200m), Real Danger was untroubled to go back-to-back in the Cyril Flower Stakes (1200m). Starting a $2.70 favourite, Real Danger was […]

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Parnham Keen To Grasp Cyril Flower Opportunity

Top jockey Brad Parnham is hoping to make the most of the opportunity that has opened up for him in a Listed event at Bunbury on Saturday. Parnham’s picked up the ride on My Bella Mae and with several key omissions he believes the classy mare is in the hunt to secure her second straight […]

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Young gun Cooper the latest jockey to join WA’s riding ranks

Riding the likes of Perth Cup winner Casino Seventeen, the talented Red Fifty Three and progressive filly Yonga Lass at trials has been invaluable for apprentice jockey Chanel Cooper. However, it was the time spent with a Palomino named Lacey as a youngster, which helped Chanel – who makes her race riding debut at Pinjarra […]

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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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Bustler Up For Melbourne Test Says Parnham

Neville Parnham has faith that Bustler can make his presence felt on debut in Melbourne. A winner of the Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot last November, Bustler prepares for another Group 1 test in the C.F.Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday. Bustler and stable mate, WA Guineas champion, Zipaway, in the Group 2 Autumn […]

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Webster’s Trix Pinjarra Bound

Group 1 winner Trix Of The Trade is set to make his return to racing in the Listed Pinjarra Classic (1300m) later this month. Trainer Colin Webster is also likely to aim the gelding at the Listed Bunbury Stakes (1400m) early next month, as he looks to score his first win since the 2022 Railway […]

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Martin’s Fifty Three Still Delivering The Goods

Perth Wildcats champion Damian Martin was already poised to have a special weekend with his jersey to be retired alongside fellow Wildcats greats on Sunday. His weekend got off to the perfect start with the exciting galloper he part-owns Red Fifty Three successful in the Morley Growers Market Handicap (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday. It […]

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Vahala Believes Aztec Ruler Is Set To Shine

Stefan Vahala has played the long game with Aztec Ruler; most of it planned, some of it not. Vahala hopes adopting a patient strategy can begin to pay off both now and later in the year. The now arrives as soon as Saturday, (weather permitting) in the Cyril Flower Stakes (1200m) at Ascot, Aztec Ruler’s […]

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WA Raiders To Take On Melbourne Features

An influx of Perth horses is about to hit the eastern states ahead of Melbourne’s first Group 1 of the year. Trainer Neville Parnham, and the Casey’s:  Sean and his son Jake, have targeted feature races with stars of last year’s Ascot Pinnacles carnival. Group 1 Railway Stakes champion Bustler and WA Guineas hero Zipaway […]

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Petula The Big Improver In Breeders’ Says Miller

Simon Miller is confident Petula will be a big improver when she headlines his assault at Bunbury today. The Nicconi filly returns from a 55-day spell to race in the $125,000 Listed WA Breeders’ Classic (1200m). Petula burst onto the scene as a two-year-old, winning her opening two races before Miller pulled the pin on […]

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