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Albany Racing Club and Community TAB to fundraise for local Albany Not-For-Profit Groups

Albany Racing Club and Community TAB have joined forces to raise funds for the Albany Returned and Services League Western Australia (RSLWA), 10th Light Horse Troop, and Legacy Albany, at their Anzac Day weekend races on Monday 26 April. Community TAB will be matching funds raised on the day for the groups up to $5,000. […]

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Stalwart Trainer Out To Break Geraldton Cup Hoodoo

He’s the doyen of Geraldton racing, has won multiple trainer’s premierships, but there’s one accolade missing from his racing resume that he’s keen to address: his hometown Geraldton Cup. Despite going close in previous years, Gordon Spowart plans on arresting that personal anomaly with a three-pronged attack in this weekend’s Tabtouch Geraldton Gold Cup (2100m). […]

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Rogers’ Heavenly Bid For Sires Success

If Roy Rogers needs validation leading up to the WA Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Ascot on Saturday, he received it. Albany-based Rogers will have a two-pronged attack in the Group 3 event, but jockey Lucy Warwick’s strong endorsement of Heavenly Waters has fuelled his confidence. Warwick is in the best position to offer Rogers […]

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Chantorque Primed For Ascot Return

Russell Stewart’s talented galloper Chantorque will look to get her campaign off to a winning start in the Glenroy Chaff Handicap (1000m) at Ascot on Saturday. The daughter of War Chant won the Listed Placid Ark Stakes (1200m) last November and will have the Listed Raconteur Stakes (1400m) in June as her primary target this […]

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No Laughing Matter For That’s Funny Az

“I wouldn’t mind six horses just like him in my stable,” Dion Luciani told The Races WA. Luciani refers to That’s Funny Az and it’s not hard to understand why he holds affection for the horse. The four-year-old has emerged as one of Perth’s most improved gallopers this year and is Luciani’s stable flag bearer. […]

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Featherweight To Deliver Sires Knockout For Morton

Impressed by his fighting win, trainer Dan Morton will have Featherweight back in action for Saturday’s Group 3 WA Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Ascot. The Snippetson gelding is on the quick turnaround for the final feature race of the juvenile season after displaying courage to end his maiden status last weekend. Ridden out strongly […]

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Divine Shadow Plans Up In The Air

Trainer Brett Pope is yet to decide on the immediate future of yesterday’s TABtouch-Pinjarra Cup winner Divine Shadow. Divine Shadow scored an effortless 3 ¾ length win in the $120,000 feature, his first at Listed level. Pope said he wasn’t sure where he would send the gelding next but hinted at a winter campaign. “That […]

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Flirtini Closes In On Cameo Campaign

Trainer Simon Miller is looking forward to the return of Flirtini as the talented mare begins her countdown to dual Group 3 races in May. Flirtini is due to start in the Northam Stakes (1100m) on May 2 and will then target the Group 3 Roma Cup (1200m) at Ascot 13 days later. The Artie […]

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Harrison Happy To Go In As Underdog Again In Derby

Can lightning strike for the second time in a fortnight for Lunar Impact? David Harrison is less confident than he was in the WA Oaks, but he doesn’t mind going into the Schweppes WA Derby on Saturday as the underdog once more. Harrison only has to look back to Lunar Impact’s boil over WA Oaks […]

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Brutus Maximus Can Win Pinjarra Cup Says Rogers

Great Southern trainer Roy Rogers says stable newcomer Brutus Maximus has the ability to win the Tabtouch-Pinjarra Cup (2300m) on Sunday. Brutus Maximus raced his way into contention for the Listed provincial feature after passing a distance query in last Sunday’s Albany Cup (2100m). Facing his first acid test beyond 1600 metres, Brutus Maximus ran […]

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Morton Draws On Oaks Upset In WA Derby Bid

Trainer Dan Morton will draw on Lunar Impact’s WA Oaks victory as motivation in a bid to win his first  Group 2 Schweppes WA Derby (2400m) at Ascot on Saturday. Lunar Impact scored a massive upset win in the WA Oaks (2400m), upstaging hot favourite Pure Devotion and Morton is hoping to do the same […]

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Pike Confident Of WA Derby Dominance

Champion jockey William Pike is confident he has a great opportunity of extending his dominance in the Schweppes WA Derby (2400m) at Ascot on Saturday. Pike is vying for his 10th WA Derby success and fourth in succession when he carries the hopes of punters with raging hot favourite, Western Empire. The Grant and Alana […]

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Pinjarra Scarpside to feature at Pinjarra Cup Day

Pinjarra Race Club’s new ‘Pinjarra Scarpside’ course hosts its first race meeting on Pinjarra Cup Day this Sunday 11 April. Pinjarra Scarpside is the name selected for the new long course making use of the recently constructed second home turn, while the shorter course using the original home turn will continue to be known as […]

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Cup Night Back To Best Says Carbery

Pat Carbery believes Cup Night has returned a better horse this preparation and the experienced jockey is looking forward to having him back at the races. After a top trial hit out, The Bernie Miller-trained five-year-old is set to launch his latest preparation in the Northam Stakes (1100m) on May 2. Cup Night won heat […]

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Arcadia Queen’s Career Over

Owner Bob Peters has all but confirmed the career of star mare Arcadia Queen is over, after she suffered a tendon injury in preparation for her Group 1 assault on the upcoming Championships in Sydney. Speaking on TABradio this morning, Peters said he’d made the decision the five-year-old would never race again. “I’ve made the […]

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State-wide WA Fashions on the Field competition launches for 2021

Fashionistas will be given the chance to win the ultimate Broome racing holiday, as Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) today unveils its prizes for the 2021 WA Fashions on the Field series. Any winner of a fashions on the field competition held at a WA thoroughbred race club between 27 October 2020 and 25 […]

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WA Thoroughbred Regional Racing to Receive Prizemoney Boost

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is pleased to announce an annual boost of $878,000 in prizemoney for outer thoroughbred regional racetracks from May 2021. The announcement is the third phase of RWWA’s thoroughbred stakes strategy to deliver greater financial returns to owners and trainers. The Carnarvon Race Club’s season opener on Saturday 8 May […]

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Pinjarra Race Club and Community TAB to fundraise for local Football and Netball Club

Pinjarra Race Club and Community TAB have joined forces to raise funds for the Pinjarra Football and Netball Club at the annual Pinjarra Cup on Sunday 11 April. Community TAB will be matching funds raised on the day for the Football and Netball Club up to $5,000. Pinjarra Race Club Chief Executive Officer Michael Lodding […]

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Southam Returns Home

Apprentice jockey Kate Southam has made the decision to relocate to Perth after a short stint in North Queensland. The 27-year-old picked up a Queensland offer with trainer Carl Spry after riding Keep Your Feet at Ascot last June. Southam booted home 12 winners while away at McKay, Cairns, Townsville, Atherton, Innisfail and Home Hill. […]

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Olive Eyes Sires With Kaymay

Fresh from training her first metropolitan winner at Ascot on Saturday, Sue Olive has set her sights on scoring her first black-type win. Olive took out Saturday’s Belmont’s Bunuru Plate (1000m) with Awesome Rock filly Kaymay and is set to aim her up at the WA Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) on April 17. Kaymay settled […]

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