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Young Keeps The Faith In Wonderful To Fly

Trainer Shane Young is confident Wonderful To Fly won’t be out of her depth when she faces one of the biggest challenges in her career in Friday’s Nova 93.7 4YO Classic (2130m) at Gloucester Park. Wonderful To Fly, who will be joined by Taking The Miki as the lone mares in the event, drew kindly […]

Favourable Winterbottom Draw Doesn’t Hurt My Bella Mae Says Carbery

Jockey Pat Carbery says a favourable barrier draw enhances My Bella Mae’s chances to win the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday. My Bella Mae came up with barrier five and with speed all around the Deep Field mare, Carbery plans to utilise her best asset in Perth’s rich $1.5 million sprint. […]

Brad Rawiller Answers SOS Winterbottom Call

Victorian jockey Brad Rawiller will attempt to win the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) for a second time when he partners Resortman in the $1.5 million feature at Ascot on Saturday. Rawiller answered the SOS call from Bunbury trainer Michael Lane and will make a flying visit to Perth before returning to Warrnambool for a […]

Happy Ayrton Key To Gold Rush Success

Exciting galloper Ayrton has quickly adapted to his new surroundings in Perth, according to Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr’s stable representative Ben Elam. Ayrton arrived in Perth with fellow Pinnacles contenders last week and will line up in next month’s Damien Oliver Gold Rush By TABtouch (1400m) at Ascot. By taking his place in […]

Pike Seeking Fortune Change In Winterbottom

In William Pike’s mind it’s the race that got away and he’s determined to claw back favour in Saturday’s Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot. Pike is as competitive a rider that is going around who doesn’t take losses too lightly and Oscar’s Fortune’s last-start defeat is one that still rankles with him. Pike […]

Alchin Happy With Nugget Hopeful

Trainer Jarrod Alchin is confident stable star My Ultimate Ronnie can take out one of his two feature race assignments in Perth, starting with the 4YO Classic (2130m) at Gloucester Park this Friday. My Ultimate Ronnie arrived in Perth with fellow interstate thoroughbreds last Monday and made his way to Greg and Skye Bond’s property. […]

Savatoxl Has Zest For Winterbottom

Trainer Will Savage maintains Savatoxl is showing enthusiasm and a zest for racing as he prepares for a first up tilt at the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday. Alice Springs-based Savage is looking for further interstate success with Savatoxl, the well-travelled Kuroshio gelding a multiple black-type winner in Adelaide and Melbourne. […]

New slotholders introduced in the next chapter of The Western Trilogy

Sky Racing is joining the world’s only tri-code slot race series in 2024, securing the only available slot in The Quokka. The major racing broadcaster has joined wagering operators and big names in racing by signing up for three years to the $5 million Thoroughbred race. Racing and Wagering Western Australia Chief Executive Officer Ian […]

A Red Letter Day For Parnham Family

In a week when Australia’s first lady of racing was justly feted and elevated to Legend status in the Australian Racing Hall Of Fame in Perth last Thursday, it was WA’s first family of racing, the Parnham’s, who took centre stage at Ascot on Saturday. It was a red-letter day for the Parnham’s at WA […]

Money man Miller has a million reasons to smile

What a season Mitch Miller is having in the cart. The young reinsman is just a few wins away from cracking the $1mil in prizemoney for the first time and has notched impressive thirds in two of the biggest races on the WA calendar, the WA Pacing Cup with Minstrel and the WA Derby with […]

Changes to race times for Railway Stakes Day

Racing WA has announced plans for altered race times at Ascot Racecourse on November 25 due to forecast hot weather. In line with well-established hot weather policies, the contingency plan for Railway Stakes Day is: Race 1 will be abandoned. A RTG 66+ Handicap 2100m will be added to the race program for next Saturday, […]

Top honours for Gai Waterhouse and Anamoe at Perth ceremony

2022 Cox Plate champion Anamoe was crowned Australian Racehorse of the Year at a glamorous celebration at Optus Stadium yesterday. Now in retirement, Anamoe stands as Godolphin’s most triumphant horse at Group 1 level, solidifying his status as one of the most distinguished Australian stallions in history. At the same event, the first lady of […]

Deja Vu For Comfort Me In Railway

There was a sense of déjà vu for trainer Rhys Radford at Tuesday’s Railway Stakes barrier draw. Comfort Me drew barrier 18, leaving Radford feeling deflated, but it’s a position the young trainer knows only too well. On face value it’s a body blow, but if the emergencies come out Comfort Me jumps from gate […]

Lynn Confident Elegant Peak NZ Has Big Future Ahead Of Her

Elegant Peak NZ broke through for her first win in WA on Monday at Pinjarra at just her second attempt, and trainer Brad Lynn is confident the six-year-old mare has a big future ahead of her. Purchased relatively cheap from New Zealand, Elegant Peak NZ was sent to Clive Dalton in Victoria where she had […]

Morton A Fan Of WA Guineas Contest

Dan Morton’s priority is to win Saturday’s WA Guineas with Super Smink. Group 2 status, half-a-million dollars in prize money and bragging rights are solid enough incentives. But if Morton takes off his training cap and looks at the contest purely as a fan, he’s salivating at the prospect. Saturday’s WA Guineas is the undercard […]

Lindau mare goes well beyond all expectations

Banjup trainer Murray Lindau could cap off a career best season with a win in the Group 1 $150,000 Westral Mares Classic with much improved mare Beyond The Sea at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Lindau’s stable has been in scintillating form this season, with 15 winners (26 per cent strike rate) and $250,000 in […]

Roots: Right Horse In Right Race Says Waller

Chris Waller is positive Roots fits the right profile and has the credentials to win Saturday’s $1.5 million Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot and claim an elusive Group 1 victory. Sydney’s champion trainer understands what’s required to win Perth’s famous mile race, having prepared Good Project to take out Railway Stakes honours in 2015. Good […]

Poy Hopes To Continue Family Tradition In Railway

A new Railway Stakes champion will be crowned at Ascot on Saturday and jockey, Michael Poy hopes he can reach the same heights as his father. Poy is the son of former champion jockey, Michael Clarke and is going all out to complete a rare family treble in Perth’s famous mile race. A four-time winner […]

Amy Kennedy and Goandcullect Set To Tackle Eventing In The Park

Goandcullect and Amy Kennedy. Photo Credit- Vickiphotos Goandcullect heads towards his biggest challenge this weekend when he takes on the Diamond Class at Eventing In The Park at Crown this Saturday, November 25. In a massive class of 65, ‘Ajay’ as he’s affectionately known around the stables, is the only standardbred competing this weekend, flying […]

Aaron Suvaljko Makes Flying Start To Driving Career

Aaron Suvaljko at Collie making his debut. Photo Credit- Photography by Jessica Joy Photography Aaron Suvaljko’s driving career is off to a good start, with the 16-year-old now sitting on two wins from just eight drives, since making his debut on the 5th of November 2023. Getting his first win at just his third start, […]
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