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Regal Power honoured at the 2020 Australian Racehorse of the Year Awards

Regal Power has added yet another accolade to his career after being awarded The Champion Middle Distance of the Year Award at the 2020 Australian Racehorse of the Year Awards on Monday 5 October. In what was a tie, Regal Power shared the Award with Group 1 winner Fierce Impact. The Grant and Alana Williams-trained […]
Team Williams Primed For Group 1 Weekend

Pike Not Conceding To Camelot

Leading jockey William Pike is confident Arcadia Queen has what it takes to turn the tables on boom galloper Russian Camelot in Saturday’s Caulfield Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield. Russian Camelot was too powerful for the Pierro mare in the Underwood Stakes (1800m) on September 26 at the same venue, where he scored by 1 ¾ […]

Leinster Race Club and Community TAB to fundraise for local St John Ambulance

Leinster Race Club and Community TAB have joined forces to raise funds for Leinster St John Ambulance at the annual Leinster Cup on Saturday 17 October. Leinster Race Club President Peter Craig said the partnership is a great way to support the community on Cup day. “Leinster Cup provides the Goldfields region with a community […]

Trial Report

WATCH: THE TRIAL REPORT | LARK HILL | 5 OCT 2020 Join Digby Beacham as he reviews the highlights from this morning's heats at Lark Hill.@OfficialRWWA @TAB_Touch @TABRadio @PerthRacing — The Races WA (@theracesWA) October 5, 2020

Pike Lands Caulfield Cup Ride

William Pike said he is delighted to have secured a ride on French import Port Guillaume in the Caulfield Cup (2400m) on October 17. Port Guillaume is a $15 chance with Tabtouch to win the Caulfield Cup and will be prepared in Australia by Tom Dabernig and Ben Hayes. “It’s a great opportunity and I’m […]

Sigley Launches Missile To Win Kalgoorlie Cup

The Iron Jack Kalgoorlie Cup (2200m) had a silver lining for trainer Vaughn Sigley after Missile Launch outgunned his rivals to win the iconic Listed race today. Starting at double figure odds and handing jockey Pat Carbery his second Kalgoorlie Cup victory, Missile Launch outgunned race favourites, Divine Shadow and Friar Fox. After last year’s […]
Stuart reflects on a dream night

Hobby looking strong for Mandurah Cup Heats

WA’s leading trainer David Hobby heads in to the Group 3 Mandurah Cup heats tonight with a very strong hand with his kennel stars Mermaid Monelli and Flake Monelli both heading in to the series in peak form. Mermaid Monelli reigned supreme in last week’s WA Bred Championship final at Cannington defeating Tommy Shelby while […]

Azzopardi Confident Of Superior Performance In Kalgoorlie Cup

Jockey Joe Azzopardi is more than confident Superior Smile can be fighting out the finish in the Listed Iron Jack Kalgoorlie Cup (2200m) on Saturday. Fresh from his victory on Money Matters in Thursday’s Hannans Handicap (1400m), Azzopardi believes Superior Smile’s $17 Tabtouch quote is over the odds. “I think he is over the odds […]

The Last Word – J P Stratton Cup Night

Tomorrow night sees the running of the J P Stratton Cup at Gloucester Park. Get the all important Last Word from the key players in each race below. Last year’s J P Stratton Cup was taken out by Vampiro, pictured above. RACE 1 – ETCH COATINGS PACE   Deni Roberts (Euphoric Moment): “Will be taking […]

The Trial Report

WATCH: THE TRIAL REPORT | BELMONT | 29 SEP 2020 Join @santassnippets and Digby Beacham as they review this morning's set of heats at @PerthRacing Belmont.@OfficialRWWA @TAB_Touch @TABRadio — The Races WA (@theracesWA) September 29, 2020

RWWA Harness Racing Sectional Times Policy

1.BACKGROUND A sectional times policy is required for fair and competitive racing and to improve the perception of harness racing. Races run at a slow early tempo typically disadvantage horses positioned back in the field due to very quick sectionals in the last part of the race. There is also a safety issue when horses […]

WA Racing Industry Bushfire Emergency Information Kit

As we head closer to the summer season, it is time to ensure preparations are in place to protect the welfare of our thoroughbreds, standardbreds and greyhounds in the event of a bushfire crisis. RWWA has prepared the WA Racing Industry Bushfire Emergency Information Kit, outlining key contacts and resources to assist in the event […]

History Of Hannans Handicap

HANNANS HANDICAP OVERVIEW Kalgoorlie’s feature sprint race, the Hannans Handicap, was first run in March 1897 and won by Laura. There were two Hannan races staged in 1897 with Common going on to win five months later in August. Notable winners include Lorna’s Nuisance who won the race in three consecutive years: (1977-78-79). Dual winners […]
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Tommy The Toast Of The Town

WA Greyhound racing’s Poster Boy Tommy Shelby is again the talk of the town as he heads to Cannington for tonight’s WA Bred Championship Final over 520 metres. The Steve Wither’s trained sprinter has been in a rich vein of form winning 7 of his last 8 starts with his only defeat in that period […]

RWWA Presents Multi-purpose Racehorse Welfare Facility

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) today unveiled its multi-purpose racehorse welfare facility, the Off the Track WA (OTTWA) Estate, with the announcement that two of the first horses transitioning through its retraining program will be donated to HorsePower Australia. The Estate will be used to facilitate the retraining of retired racehorses through RWWA’s OTTWA […]

The Last Word – Gloucester Park September 25

Tomorrow night sees the running of the Media Guild Cup at Gloucester Park, taken out last year by Waylade, pictured above. Get the all important last word from the key connections on tomorrow’s 11 event card. RACE 1 – THE FRIENDLY ERIC PACE 1.Ashleigh Markham (Dredlock Rockstar): “Flying at home. Leads and wins.” 2.Matt Scott […]

RWWA Board Appoints Acting Chief Executive Officer

Mr Ian Edwards has been appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer of Racing Wagering and Western Australia (RWWA) while the recruitment of a new CEO is finalised by the Board. Mr Edwards will work closely with the RWWA Board to implement a range of key operational strategies for both racing and wagering. Mr Edwards has been […]

The Trial Report

Laverrod and Tellem We’re Comin headlined trials at Lark Hill on Monday.   WATCH: THE TRIAL REPORT | LARK HILL | 21 SEP 2020 Join @santassnippets and Digby Beacham as they review the highlights out of this morning's heats at Lark Hill.@OfficialRWWA @TABRadio @TAB_Touch @PerthRacing — The Races WA (@theracesWA) September 21, 2020

Nowhere To Hide For Pacing Cup Champion

WA Pacing Cup champion Mighty Conqueror will get a strong test first-up this Friday night when he lines up in the Media Guild Cup (2536m) at Gloucester Park. The Greg and Skye Bond-trained pacer will face Shockwave in the Free-For-All event, as he kicks off his Pacing Cup title defence. Greg Bond said Mighty Conqueror […]

Fabergino Spot On For Group 1 Assignment

Peter Knuckey is determined to make the most of his opportunity in Melbourne as he prepares to team up again with exciting grey mare Fabergino in the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley on Friday. The 46-year-old has been Fabergino’s regular partner, riding her in six of her nine wins, but was injured […]
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