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A Change Of Heart Paying Off Big Time For Campbell

Myalup trainer Michael Campbell is glad he had a change of heart. Pocketing $155,000 in prize money and bonus’ with the promise of more to come is a pretty good motivator, but for Campbell it’s more than just the dollars and cents. After a lifetime in racing and a successful one at that, Campbell was […]

WA Racing News Update

PADDY’S SHADOW Trainer Raquel Williams sadly announced the retirement of her tough mare, Paddy’s Shadow after Saturday’s Strickland Stakes (2000m). The Dane Shadow seven-year-old raced on 56 occasions for seven wins and 16 placings and earned $528,800 in prize money. She was a dual winner of the Bunbury Cup (2021 & 2022) and ran a […]

Leadership renewal in WA racing

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) welcomes new leader Karen Farley and farewells long-serving Board Chair Jeff Ovens. Karen is a Senior Appeals Consultant at Legal Aid WA and has taught at UWA, Notre Dame and Murdoch University law schools. She is a member of the Peppermint Grove Shire and chairs the Racing Penalties Appeal […]

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 […]

Setback For Prince Turbo

Courageous eight-year-old Prince Turbo could have run his final race after his brave victory in Saturday’s G3 Strickland Stakes (2000m) at Belmont. Trainer Jason Miller said Prince Turbo will be sent for scans, but fears the Vital Equine gelding may have suffered a career-ending third tendon injury. “To put a bit of a dampener on […]

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 […]

Signs Point To Ray’s Winning Day

Trainer Simon Miller is confident progressive sprinter It’sarayday will take another step towards The Pinnacles by winning tomorrow afternoon’s TABtouch Better Your Bet Handicap (1200m). The gelding did just enough to win at Belmont last start, to take his record to five wins from eight starts. He faces a tougher test tomorrow afternoon, but Miller […]

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 […]

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 […]

Exciting Sprinter Bitofmerit Returns

Bunbury trainer Michael Campbell is thrilled to have his classy three-year-old Bitofmerit back at Belmont Park on Saturday, but warned he could be underdone. The Demerit gelding will be out to maintain his unbeaten status in the Crown Perth Handicap (1000m) after making a big impression last year. Bitofmerit made a perfect start on debut […]

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 […]

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 […]

COVID-19 vaccination rule for WA racing revoked

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) has repealed the local rule of racing which requires COVID-19 vaccination for racing participants. Chief Racing Integrity Officer Denis Borovica said the rule, which has been in place since 5 February 2022, had been vital in safeguarding the operation of racing through the pandemic but was no longer required. […]

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 […]

Grantham Out To Extend Hot Form In Strickland

Michael Grantham holds strong hopes his outstanding run of form in black type races can continue at Belmont on Saturday. One of the most promising up and coming trainers in Western Australia, Grantham landed his third consecutive feature win on the weekend when Devoted took out a strong edition of the Belmont Guineas (1600m). Devoted […]

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 […]

Harrison Not Frightened By Belmont Guineas Challenge

Trainer David Harrison has no concerns about taking on the boys with his talent filly Searchin’ Roc’s in the much anticipated WAROA-Belmont Guineas (1600m) at Belmont on Saturday. The winner of last year’s Champion Fillies Stakes (1600m) and Belgravia Stakes (1200m), Searchin’ Roc’s is one of three fillies lining up against five colts and geldings […]

McGruddy Raring To Go

Top jockey Shaun McGruddy is raring to go ahead of a return to the saddle at Belmont on Saturday. McGruddy’s spell on the sidelines ends after making a quicker than expected recovery from a back injury. The experienced hoop anticipated being out of action for up to eight weeks, but makes his return after a […]

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, […]

Pinnacles Opens Door For Slot Race: Peters

Leading owner and breeder Bob Peters has thrown his support behind the recently revamped Perth spring and summer carnival and feels it could open the door for even more feature races in that period. Peters, who won all three Group 1 races during last year’s TABtouch Masters series, said he expected series would attract nationwide […]
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