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Rogers’ Oath To Win Championship Final

Roy Rogers hopes to fly the Albany flag proudly and despite outsider status he hasn’t given up on causing an upset in Saturday’s Sky Racing TV Provincial Championship Series  Final (1400m) at Belmont. Rogers will be represented by former Queensland and New South Wales gelding Sacred Oath and Rocapozzene, the former coming into the event […]

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Californication Chases Championship Final And More

Trainer Paul Rowe says there’s more than just bragging rights that’s up for grabs when Californication faces off against 15 rivals in the Sky Racing TV Provincial Championship Series Final (1400m) at Belmont on Saturday. A stylish first-up winner in last fortnight’s qualifier at home in Kalgoorlie and backed strongly in early betting, Rowe hopes […]

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Life Is But A Dream For Hines

If Jayson Hines has his way he’ll be winning a lot more races before his training career is over, but few wins will mean as much to him personally than the victory of Lifeisbutadream. Hines celebrated his first training victory and realised a lifelong obsession at Northam last week after Lifeisbutadream saluted and won as […]

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Body Blow For Alsephina

Alsephina, one of Grant and Alana Williams’ top mares, had her winter campaign cut short before it even commenced at Belmont on Saturday. The quality mare was the only low point for the Williams camp after Western Empire continued his winning surge in the Group 3 Belmont Sprint (1400m)-albeit narrowly. The raging favourite gave punters […]

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Stewart Plans Golden End For Kathleen

Russell Stewart says Golden Kathleen can playing a starring role at Belmont on Saturday and end her two-year-old season in the same winning manner as she started in Bunbury in February. What will go a long way to helping Stewart realise his plans will be the absence of boom juvenile Bustling who for the most […]

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With Top Pick Up Ride, Turner Optimistic Of Belmont Sprint Upset

Jordan Turner considers handy pick-up ride The Velvet Queen a genuine chance of scoring a knockout win in Saturday’s Group 3 Belmont Sprint (1400m) at Belmont. If the Tabtouch market is to be believed the $200,000 Belmont Sprint is a race in one with Western Empire installed the $1.90 hot favourite in the quality 16-horse […]

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Webster Hopeful In Cracker Jack Belmont Sprint

Trainer Colin Webster is an unashamed admirer of Baby Paris, but is treading with caution ahead of her engagement in Saturday’s Group 3 Belmont Sprint (1400m) at Belmont. Webster has no doubt Baby Paris can regain her winning mojo after the Sheila Gwynne Classic (1400m), but his biggest fear is the quality of opposition she’ll […]

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Star Perth Juvenile Melbourne Bound

He’s been tagged the next big thing to come out of WA racing and has now found a new home interstate. Perth’s precocious talent, Bustling, will continue his Australian career under Mick Price and Michael Kent Jr and Melbourne’s leading co-trainers are confident he will live up to his $2 million price tag. After his […]

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History Of The Belmont Sprint

The $200,000 G3 Belmont Sprint is the feature event this weekend, a feature winter race of the season that has seen a fine array of star WA gallopers grace the honour roll. Below is a snapshot of the race’s history, going back to its inception in 1963. BELMONT SPRINT OVERVIEW The Belmont Sprint was first […]

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Street Band Hits The Right Notes For Andrews

Trainer Trevor Andrews was singing the praises of Street Band and backed his colt to reach Ascot carnival status after an impressive return victory on Saturday. Leaving Areduet in his wake, Street Band closed strongly to win the Morley Market Growers Plate (1000m) by 1 ¼ lengths with Lucky I Am fading to third place. […]

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Star Perth Sprinter Let Go Thommo Defied Odds To Win Goodwood Sprint

Amelia’s Jewel and Oscar’s Fortune will fly the West Australian flag at Morphettville on Saturday whey they try and claim Group 1 glory in the $1 million Goodwood. Over the years South Australia’s main sprint has been kind to the Sandgropers with Vega Magic successful in 2017, Black Heart Bart a year prior and Let […]

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Lane’s Laced Up Heels Confidence

A call from leading jockey Damian Lane was enough to convince owner Eddie Rigg and trainer Luke Fernie to send Laced Up Heels to South Australia for another shot at blacktype success. The mare was set to head to the paddock following her second placing in the Listed-Sheila Gwynne Classic (1400m), but will instead run […]

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Pike Banking On Good Fortune To Smash Morphettville Hoodoo

It’s a minor stain on his storied riding career if that, but it’s one that champion Perth hoop William Pike is desperate to wipe clean. Despite 17 Group 1s next to his name and a host of Australia’s biggest races locked away in his trophy cabinet, Morphettville has not been a happy hunting ground for […]

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Business As Usual For Miller And Amelia’s Jewel In Last Hurrah

Perth trainer Simon Miller often has referred to his super mare Amelia’s Jewel as his Ferrari. Like the famed historic Italian automobile, Miller deems Amelia’s Jewel as his slick, fast, finely tuned equine machine. Come Saturday, Miller will have to hand over the keys to his Ferrari as one of Australian racing’s successful partnerships draws […]

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Cox Plate On The Radar For Western Empire

Fresh from one of the most satisfying days he’s experienced on a race track, trainer Grant Williams has outlined ambitious plans for outstanding Northam Stakes winner, Western Empire. The short term has been locked away with the Belmont Sprint (1400m), Hyperion Stakes (1600m) and Strickland Stakes (2000m) a trio of Group 3 races on the […]

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Port Hedland Turf Club set for another packed racing season

The Port Hedland Turf Club’s (PHTC) racing season gets underway this Saturday, with club officials expecting a big turnout on course for the opening meeting of 2024. It marks the first of the six meetings set to be held by the PHTC this season, headlined by the highlight of the Pilbara racing season, the Port […]

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The Empire Strikes Back

The empire strikes back! In a brilliant winning return to Perth racing, Western Empire revived memories of past glories when he outclassed his opponents in Sunday’s Group 3 Tabtouch Northam Stakes (1300m). Back in the familiar care of previous trainers Grant and Alana Williams, Western Empire put the writing on the wall at his previous […]

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Bustling Cements Star Status After Sires Romp

Bustling not only boosted his status as the next rising star of Western Australia racing, but also gave trainer Dan Morton a unique feature double following a stroll in the park victory at Ascot on Saturday. After romping home by 4 ¼ lengths in the Karrakatta Plate (1200m), the hype continues to grow for the […]

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Radford Hopes Long Drought Over For Comfort Me

It’s been three years since Comfort Me last celebrated race day success, but trainer Rhys Radford is embracing the challenge of putting an end to that winning drought in Sunday’s Group 3 Northam Stakes (1300m) at Northam. Although there’s a large gap between wins it’s not a reflection that Comfort Me is struggling or running […]

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Fully Fit Aztec Ruler Cherry-Ripe For Northam Stakes

Stefan Vahala is feeling a whole better about Aztec Ruler’s prospects going into Sunday’s Tabtouch Group 3 Northam Stakes (1300m) than he was two weeks ago ahead of The Joey (1200m) at Ascot. Vahala had genuine concerns about Aztec Ruler before The Joey and despite the four-year-old finishing a credible sixth behind Magnificent Andy his […]

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