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Never Ending Hits Eureka Jackpot

Star pacer Never Ending will line up in the second edition of The Eureka (2400m) at Menangle later this year. Never Ending’s connections, including trainer Justin Prentice, came to an agreement with Soho Standardbreds’ Robert Watson for the gelding to run in the slot. The gelding has built up a formidable record of 12 wins […]

Howlett Delighted With Fillies First Up Win

Barry Howlett was impressed by his filly Sugar Delight who claimed her maiden win on debut in a dominating display in the first at Albany, a night dedicated in memory of passed members. Race one, the George Hodgson Memorial saw Aldo Cortopassi drive the three-year-old daughter of champion stallion Bettors Delight USA to victory, with […]

Stewart’s Karrakatta Plate Stocks Soar

If Karrakatta Plate conversations are starting to be had, it would come as no surprise if a lot of the talk is centered around trainer Russell Stewart’s top two-year-olds. The Karrakatta Plate is just two months away, but in the space of seven days, Stewart has flexed his muscle with three highly-promising prospects stamping their […]

From Riding To Driving – Madden Makes Her Trial Debut

Kylah Madden with Zarak and Black Pontiac. Photo Credit – Kelly Thomas From Riding To Driving, Madden Makes Her Trial Debut. Kylah Madden made her trial debut at Byford last Sunday, February 4, with her first drive a success on the well performed Arma Einstein. With her nerves setting in on the day, she confirmed […]

No Danger For Morton’s Real Fast Mare

Real Danger’s dream campaign under trainer Dan Morton hit another high point when she claimed the second-leg of a Listed double with ease at Bunbury on Saturday. After winning last month’s Scenic Blast Stakes (1200m), Real Danger was untroubled to go back-to-back in the Cyril Flower Stakes (1200m). Starting a $2.70 favourite, Real Danger was […]

Parnham Keen To Grasp Cyril Flower Opportunity

Top jockey Brad Parnham is hoping to make the most of the opportunity that has opened up for him in a Listed event at Bunbury on Saturday. Parnham’s picked up the ride on My Bella Mae and with several key omissions he believes the classy mare is in the hunt to secure her second straight […]

Young gun Cooper the latest jockey to join WA’s riding ranks

Riding the likes of Perth Cup winner Casino Seventeen, the talented Red Fifty Three and progressive filly Yonga Lass at trials has been invaluable for apprentice jockey Chanel Cooper. However, it was the time spent with a Palomino named Lacey as a youngster, which helped Chanel – who makes her race riding debut at Pinjarra […]

Changes to race meetings due to extreme heat

The extreme hot weather forecast for the days ahead has triggered changes to race meeting schedules to ensure the safety and welfare of racing animals and participants. Racing WA Chief Racing Officer David Hunter said officials were in direct contact with the Bureau of Meteorology and closely monitoring weather conditions to guide their decisions. “Our […]

Bustler Up For Melbourne Test Says Parnham

Neville Parnham has faith that Bustler can make his presence felt on debut in Melbourne. A winner of the Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot last November, Bustler prepares for another Group 1 test in the C.F.Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday. Bustler and stable mate, WA Guineas champion, Zipaway, in the Group 2 Autumn […]

Webster’s Trix Pinjarra Bound

Group 1 winner Trix Of The Trade is set to make his return to racing in the Listed Pinjarra Classic (1300m) later this month. Trainer Colin Webster is also likely to aim the gelding at the Listed Bunbury Stakes (1400m) early next month, as he looks to score his first win since the 2022 Railway […]

Ominous Storm Warning Ahead Of Nullarbor

The best of Magnificent Storm is yet to come. That’s the opinion of his owner Rob Tomlinson, as his star pacer was confirmed for Ladbrokes’ slot in the second edition of the TABtouch-Nullarbor (2536m) on April 19. The reigning WA Pacing Cup champion ran in the same slot last year and finished an unlucky seventh. […]

Martin’s Fifty Three Still Delivering The Goods

Perth Wildcats champion Damian Martin was already poised to have a special weekend with his jersey to be retired alongside fellow Wildcats greats on Sunday. His weekend got off to the perfect start with the exciting galloper he part-owns Red Fifty Three successful in the Morley Growers Market Handicap (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday. It […]

Vahala Believes Aztec Ruler Is Set To Shine

Stefan Vahala has played the long game with Aztec Ruler; most of it planned, some of it not. Vahala hopes adopting a patient strategy can begin to pay off both now and later in the year. The now arrives as soon as Saturday, (weather permitting) in the Cyril Flower Stakes (1200m) at Ascot, Aztec Ruler’s […]

Women trainers join top reinswomen to support Team Teal

Talented trainers Jocelyn Young and Jemma Hayman are joining gun drivers Deni Roberts and Emily Suvaljko as Team Teal ambassadors in the race for women’s cancer research. Western Australia’s seasoned campaigners Deni and Emily oversaw a record 67 harness race wins for women drivers wearing the famous teal trousers last year and they’re looking for […]

WA Raiders To Take On Melbourne Features

An influx of Perth horses is about to hit the eastern states ahead of Melbourne’s first Group 1 of the year. Trainer Neville Parnham, and the Casey’s:  Sean and his son Jake, have targeted feature races with stars of last year’s Ascot Pinnacles carnival. Group 1 Railway Stakes champion Bustler and WA Guineas hero Zipaway […]

Elite Machine claims top honour

Image: Greyhounds WA Elite Machine, guided by trainer Jamie Marsh, won the coveted Greyhound of the Year title after an outstanding performance for the 2023 season. Racing 27 times, the exceptional greyhound clinched victories in two Group 1 finals, notably the Perth Cup and the Brisbane Cup, accumulating more than $1 million in prize money. […]

Dual Code McLaughlin Gets First Win At The Trots

Bonsco Circus. Photo Credit- Photography by Jodie Hallows Jody McLaughlin is no beginner when it comes to horses, a seasoned professional in the thoroughbred racing industry, but on Saturday night she made claimed her first win in the trots with Bonsco Circus winning at just his second start for the stable. The dual registered 53-year-old […]

Franco Ecuador NZ Comes Out Of First Race Back A Treat

Franco Ecuador NZ. Photo Credit- Photography by Jodie Hallows Night time racing at Bunbury has returned and what a success it was for the opening night, with crowds enjoying eight races, family entertainment and of course, the pintsized racers in the pony trots. The much-anticipated return of Franco Ecuador NZ in race six saw the […]

South West Pony Trots Get Behind Team Teal for 2024

The Team Teal campaign has launched for 2024 and in WA they’ve added a twist, with the six girls of South West Pony Trots donning the teal pants for the next six weeks. Mikayla Vlemmix, Brooke Strachan, Ruby Russell, Addison Sharp, Ruby Woodworth and Maisie Reeves debuted the pants on Saturday night at Bunbury, the […]

Reeves And McDonald Dominate With Trebles In Albany

Albany is already 7 meetings in of their 10 on offer this season in the Great Southern, with Friday February 2 boasting an eight-race card. Hayden Reeves and Stuart McDonald dominated the meeting, with the pair walking away with trebles in their respective fields. Three-year-old Del Bocavista Bay won on return for trainer Hayden Reeves […]
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