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2022 Hall of Fame Inductee – Andy Sheahan

The early days of racing and pacing in this country were reflective of the romance and adventure of the evolving nation of Australia. It was a brave new land and horse sports a brave new industry which produced many characters now part of the nation’s folklore. One such tale well worth telling is that of […]

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2022 Hall of Fame Inductee – Jim Hand

While never a driver, Jim Hand was one of the top trainers in Perth between the years 1915 and 1950, preparing 238 winners in that period. Born 1877 in Victoria, Hand came to WA as a child and, like many others, made his way to the Kalgoorlie goldfields as a teenager. He would spend many […]

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2022 Hall of Fame Inductee – Rob Bovell

Ask any who worked with or for Rob Bovell during his career and the image portrayed is always that of an urbane, mannered, dapper, polite and gracious man of exemplary character – fair and impartial – but with a steely resolve not to be confused with his amenable presentation. Bovell was a strong, courageous administrator, […]

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2022 Hall of Fame Inductee – Royal Force

Pint-sized black Royal Force was purchased by Wagin farmers George and John Kennett at a 1970 Melbourne clearance sale for just $2100. They bought him sight unseen, or they might not have taken the lightly built colt. However, he was a son of Johnny Globe, with whose progeny the Kennetts had previous success and even […]

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2022 Hall of Fame inductee – Thomas Alan Parker

In the long history of WA harness racing, it is safe to say that no one person has contributed more to the accurate historical documentation of the sport than Alan Parker. He has evenre-invented the way documents are recorded by designing an archive system that has become the foundation of index databases for Harness Racing […]

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The Last Word – July 1

Tomorrow night sees a bumper 11 race card at Gloucester Park. Get The Last Word for all 11 races below. RACE 1 – BOOK NOW FOR XMAS IN JULY PACE Emily Suvaljko (ELSAMAY): “Good draw and is improving with every run.” Kyle Harper (PRECOCIOUS LADY): “Hard to beat if she can find the top.” Gary […]

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McCallum Has The Drive Back

There isn’t much Campbell McCallum hasn’t done in racing. He’s ridden a Broome Cup winner and trained metropolitan winners. In the past week he’s added driving standardbreds to the list of achievements. The 32-year-old drove in his first trial at Wanneroo last Thursday and had another two at Byford yesterday. All three horses won. McCallum […]

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4 From 5 For Maddy Young at Wagin

Maddy Young on board Mister Ardee at Middleton Beach in Albany. Photo Credit: Ashlea Brennan Photography (ABP)   With five drives on her book for Friday night at Wagin, Young walked away with four winners on the card, a first for the 27-year-old.   “It was my first treble and then first four winners.” Young […]

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Jack Gets The Nod Over Bull

Star driver Gary Hall Jnr has made the tough decision to drive Jumpingjackmac over former Pacing Cup champion Chicago Bull in tomorrow night’s Members Pace (2130m) at Gloucester Park. Jumpingjackmac returned a winner in Free-For-All company at Gloucester Park last month before a brave second to Double Up earlier this month. The four-year-old has drawn […]

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The Last Word – June 24

Tomorrow night sees another 10 event card at Gloucester Park. Chicago Bull, above, is set to clash with Magnificent Storm and Jumpingjackmac on his return to racing in the Free-For-All. RACE 1 – BEAU RIVAGE XMAS IN JULY BOOK NOW PACE (PETER ROMEO): “ Maddison Brown (MISTER PICCOLO): “Putting up good runs. Good draw this […]

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Big Day Out For Inwood at Kellerberrin

It was a good day out for Lang Inwood at Kellerberrin on Sunday, with the Northam based trainer claiming a double on the card, including a quinella in the third on the card with his runners Lets Rock Tonight and Mary Joe, who were recent purchases for the stable.   Inwood had five runners engaged […]

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Hero Can Salute Again

Fresh from scoring his first Gloucester Park win in Friday night’s Etch Coatings-Western Crown (1730m), trainer Daryl Miller is hoping the wait for his second win in town may only be seven days. Imahero was a surprise winner of Friday’s $25,000 feature with son Mitch driving, upstaging her more fancied rivals and delivered Miller a […]

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Positive Return To WA For Peterson

Western Arterra won first up for his new trainer after moving to the stables of recently relocated Corey Peterson on Saturday night at Narrogin.   With nine horses in work, Peterson was approached by the owners who he met during his stint in NSW, asking if he would interested in taking the horse, and on […]

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The Last Word – June 17

Tomorrow night sees the running of The Imthemightyquinn at Gloucester Park, as well as the return of star pacer Magnificent Storm. RACE 1 – SIMMONDS STEEL FENCING AND GATES PACE David Thompson (WHOSWHOINTHEZOO): “Got to come out as fast as he can. Aiden will be going forward. Should be interesting and he will be around […]

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Elephant Rock Ends Spell For Father and Son

Elephant Rock going on to win race 4 at Pinjarra for Don and Jeff Wegner. Photo: Photography by Jodie Hallows   Father and Son duo, Don and Jeff Wegner teamed up in race 4 at Pinjarra on Monday, with Elephant Rock breaking through for his first win at just his eighth start in the race, […]

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Impressive Debut for NZ 3YO, Benji

Benji NZ winning comfortably on Tuesday at Bunbury. Photo: Photography by Jodie Hallows   Recent recruit to WA Benji NZ broke through for an impressive win at Bunbury on Wednesday for trainer Nathan Turvey.   Driven by Emily Suvaljko, punters were confident that the three-year-old could get the job done in race four, and at […]

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Lavra Joe Ticks Over In Trial

Star pacer Lavra Joe’s comeback gathered further momentum today, winning a 2100m trial at Bunbury. It was the four-year-old’s first public appearance in 368 days and seemed to show no ill-effects of a the suspensory ligament injury that saw him miss last year’s Westbred Classic and the summer feature races. Lavra Joe led from barrier […]

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2000+ Wins For Shannon Suvaljko

Shannon Suvaljko on board Queen Shenandoah NZ. Photo Credit- Hamilton Content Creators   It was a big weekend for reinsman Shannon Suvaljko, celebrating his 2000th winning drive on Saturday night at Northam.   But after a quick email to Alan Parker (who is soon to be celebrated as a recent inductee into WA’s Hall Of […]

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The Last Word – June 10

Tomorrow night sees a bumper 10 event card at Gloucester Park, highlighted by the running of The Pure Steel. Parmesan, above, won last year’s Pure Steel. Get The Last Word for all 10 races below. RACE 1 – TREVORS GETAWAY HOLIDAYS PACE Jocelyn Young (FREE WHEELING): “Super last start. Much better draw. Shouldn’t be far […]

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Impressive Start To WA Campaign For Patched

Patched taking the STAWA TABtouch Trotters Cup on Monday. Photo Credit- Photography By Jodie Hallows   With just four starts in the state, Patched has added the STAWA TABtouch Trotters Cup to his resume on Monday with an impressive win in the feature for David Young and Aiden De Campo.   The five-year-old made his […]

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