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Massimo Leads Durrant’s Belmont Charge

Adam Durrant is confident Massimo can follow on from his impressive debut and be hard to beat in the Tabtouch-Better Your Bet Plate (1000m) at Belmont on Saturday. A son of Sessions, Massimo made the perfect start to his racing career when he worked home strongly to overhaul At War and win by a half-length […]

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Faithfull Eyes Comeback

Jockey Natasha Faithfull has set her sights on a November return, hoping to ride and compete again, nearly a year since a shocking accident nearly killed her. In January Faithfull was left with multiple fractures, collapsed lungs and a lacerated liver after a horse she was working on the beach at Albany rolled back on […]

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Star Perth Duo Ramp Up Everest Bid

Perth-owned mare Enticing Star made a big impression at Rosehill this morning (Tuesday) when she posted an impressive barrier trial win. With jockey Hugh Bowman aboard, Enticing Star sat off the speed before sprinting clear in the straight and cruised to the line untouched. In her first official outing in Sydney for champion trainer, Chris […]

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Cup Night On Track To Return

Bernie Miller’s top four-year-old Cup Night signaled he was on target for his season return with an impressive barrier trial win at Lark Hill on Monday. With Pat Carbery in the saddle, Cup Night cruised to the line untouched in a 950m heat and is ready to commence his campaign in three weeks. Showing a […]

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Swift Platinum To Chase More Cup Success

Peter Bamford says Swift Platinum will continue to chase feature provincial and country staying races after scoring a fighting Broome Cup (2200m) victory on Saturday. “I’m heading back on Thursday and stopping off at Newman,” Bamford told Tabradio. “I wasn’t going to nominate him, but I might just to see what weight he gets for […]

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Rocky Path Proves Her Worth

Trainer Vaughn Sigley is hoping Rocky Path’s upset maiden victory in the Singapore Turf Club Trophy (1200m) can be the launching pad to bigger races at Ascot later this year. After four placings from her opening seven starts, Rocky Path, bought for $500 as weanling, broke through and proved too good for her more favoured […]

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Crispin Backs In Multiverse For Belmont Newmarket

Trainer Gary Crispin has unwavering confidence that Multiverse can post his biggest victory in Saturday’s Belmont Newmarket (1200m) at Belmont. Multiverse is facing his first test in Listed company, but Crispin has backed his gelding to get the job done. Multiverse showed an impressive turn of foot to win over 1200m three starts back and […]

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Rob Gulberti: Passion On The Pearl Coast

For someone that has only been training racehorses for six years, and the majority of that time being restricted to the remote north-west circuit of Western Australia, Rob Gulberti has achieved a fair amount. A Broome Cup, a Broome Sprint and an enviable overall winning strike rate of 18 per cent previously headed his honour […]

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McAuliffe Confirms Melbourne Campaign For Gatting

Trainer Darren McAuliffe has confirmed stable flag bearer Gatting will target an eastern states campaign. McAuliffe said Gatting was spot on for his first interstate trip after he won a Pinjarra trial on Monday. The million dollar stakes earner was unextended in comfortably winning over 1000m. After finalising travel and stabling arrangements, McAuliffe said Gatting […]

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Cross On The Express Train In Broome Sprint

Jockey Kayla Cross sums it up best: ‘He’s a fighter and doesn’t come second.’ Cross refers to Jelani Express, a six-year-old, who has thrived in his new environment in Broome. After just one win from his first 21 starts in Perth, Jelani Express, like many horses before him, has found a new lease of life […]

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Fernie Stablemates Clash In Hannans Preview

Goldfield stablemates Moschard and Little Fish can take important steps towards the Hannans Handicap (1400m) when they lock horns at Belmont on Saturday. In what could be a mini preview of Kalgoorlie’s feature sprint in October, Moschard and Little Fish line-up in the Prive Fashion Platform Handicap (1200m). Moschard has been experiencing a terrific run […]

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Reykjavik Up For Another Test Says Smith

Perth-owned galloper Reykjavik has reached his campaign goal, but a sterner test at Flemington will determine if there are bigger races in line for the five-year-old. Last year’s Hannans Handicap (1400m) winner was one of several Perth horses that Lindsey Smith took east after setting up a satellite stable at Warrnambool in the winter. The […]

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Windstorm Sails Home

Windstorm showed he has some talent when he made an impressive winning debut at Belmont on Wednesday. The Redoute’s Choice gelding, bred and owned by Bob Peters and trained by Grant and Alana Williams, finished too well for his rivals in the Tabtouch-Better Your Bet Handicap (1200m). Sent out a $4.60 chance, Windstorm was near […]

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Ihtsahymn Gives Hall New Lease On Life

Almost 12 months ago Peter Hall was being asked questions whether he would consider retiring from the saddle. Since that time he has gone on to win the Broome Cup, Perth Cup, Western Australian Cup and yesterday he added the Darwin Cup to his ever-growing trophy cabinet. Hall has never been more content than he […]

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WA Racing News

GATTING Gatting’s path to the Melbourne spring carnival is gathering momentum. Impressive Racing reported Gatting had passed his first serious hit out at Pinjarra today (Tuesday). The six-year-old will trial at Pinjarra on Monday before his first-up run is assessed. The WA Derby hero will either run in the Memsie Stakes at Caulfield or the […]

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Miller Takes Patient Approach With Variation

Quality galloper Variation is on track for his comeback following a return to the track today. Variation ran second in a barrier trial at Lark Hill, his first public appearance in four months. The War Chant six-year-old has been dogged by persistent feet problems since his triumph in the Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m) three […]

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2018-19 WAROA Racing Award Winners Announced

The annual WAROA Racing Awards were held at the Hyatt on Saturday night, recognising Western Australia’s turf stars for the 2018-19 racing season. The 2018-19 award winners included: WA Thoroughbred Breeders Awards WA Thoroughbred Broodmare of the Year Galaxy Queen WA Sire of the Year Blackfriars WA Thoroughbred Breeder of the Year Peters Investments RWWA […]

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As Good As New For Lockroy

Lockroy took out his first feature race in thrilling fashion when he got up in the shadows of the post to win the New Season Sprint (1000m) at Belmont on Saturday. Under the guidance of Jarrad Noske, eight-year-old Lockroy unwound a powerful finish to gun down the leader Don’t Fuss and score by a short […]

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Essential Spice Too Hot For Belmont

An astute move by co-trainers Dan and Ben Pearce to back up Essential Spice paid off brilliantly with the four-year-old mare posting a sizzling victory at Belmont on Saturday. Essential Spice produced an outstanding performance to charge home from last position at the top of the straight in the Go Racing For Free Before The […]

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Fresh Is Best For Profit Street

Peter Giadresco is bubbling with enthusiasm that Profit Street’s good form on the training track can translate into a successful return at Belmont on Saturday. The Viscount gelding is coming off a solid trial win and will be ready to fire first up in the New Season Sprint (1000m) according to the Bunbury-co-trainer. “He’s had […]

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