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Bell Has Big Opinion of 2YO Swingband

The connections of Swingband after his win. Photo Credit- Photography by Jodie Hallows   Swingband resumed after a short let up and didn’t waste any time getting back into the winners’ circle after starting in race one at Northam over the 2190m trip as the $1.36 favourite. Beginning from barrier nine, he was put in […]

Inspirational Girl To Follow Storm Path

Buoyed by Superstorm’s Moonee Valley success on the weekend, WA owner Bob Peters hopes Inspirational Girl can follow the same path at Flemington on Saturday. Superstorm locked away a Cox Plate berth and a looming showdown with boom horse Zaaki after he defeated Elephant by a narrow margin in the Feehan Stakes (1600m). Superstorm improved […]

Treble for Mellsop Family at Narrogin

Ash Markham on board Ollie Oliver at Narrogin on Friday night. Photo Credit: Photography by Jodie Hallows   It was a great night out at Narrogin Paceway for the Mellsop family, with a treble on the card between Waroona based father and son trainers, Bob and Adam Mellsop.   Bob Mellsop’s stable is in strong […]

Belmont Park’s Top Seven

1-LUKE FERNIE Luke Fernie backed his judgement and he was bang on the money for both the stable and punters who heavily backed Iseered Iseered and Spin The Knife in the final two races. The former jumped grade in the Jolly Beggar Stakes, but Fernie believed his superior form over the short course would prevail. […]

WA’s first Pacing For Pink Raises $16,716

Chris Voak donning the pink pants for July. Photo Credit: Hamilton Content Creators   With Pacing for Pink coming to an end in WA for its first year, organiser Kath Harris has assured that the campaign will be back, with plans to make it bigger and better.   For its first run in WA, the […]

Young Filly Flies To Another Wonderful Win

Star filly Wonderful To Fly has made it back-to-back wins in this morning’s Thank You Volunteers Of York Racing Pace (2130m) at Gloucester Park. Wonderful To Fly suffered a surprise defeat first-up since the Golden Slipper last month but bounced back to win by 10m last start and an even more convincing 16m today. The […]

Appointment of Chief Legal, Governance and Risk Officer

Highly experienced legal expert Liz Lawton joins Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) in the new position of Chief Legal, Governance and Risk Officer from 20 September 2021. Liz brings to the position a deep knowledge gained from more than 25 years of experience in a variety of sectors including banking, aged care and retail. […]

Our Industry – Craig Abercromby

This week we look at seasoned trainer, Craig Abercromby.   Craig was first introduced to harness racing in WA at the age of 18, when a friend purchased a horse by the name of Silko Patch and asked Abercromby if he was interested in a share. Jumping at the opportunity, the then-teenager bought into the […]

Mid-Week Gloucester Park Wrap Up

Stamford NZ saluted in the first on the card, with the lightly raced three-year-old recording his fifth career victory from just seven starts, making it two in a row this time in. In a mile rate of 1:58:4, the $7 shot managed to run down the leader and short-priced $1.09 favourite Cowboys N Bandits NZ, […]

Pope’s Divine Mission In Kalgoorlie

Pinjarra trainer Brett Pope is happy to kick start Divine Shadow’s campaign in Kalgoorlie and expects a competitive performance on his return. Pope has fond memories of Divine Shadow’s Goldfield’s campaign last year where he showed his prowess in three of Kalgoorlie’s biggest races. The Blackfriars gelding ran third in the Coolgardie Cup (1760m) and […]

The Last Word – TABtouch York Cup

Tomorrow sees the running of the TABtouch-York Cup at Gloucester Park. Last year’s edition was taken out by Galactic Star, above. Get the Last Word for each of the 10 races below. RACE 1 – YORK RACING INC PACE Luke Woodworth (BEE SEVENTEEN): “Going well enough.” Aldo Cortopassi (ALLWOODS ROCKNROLL): “Find fence and shortcuts.” Chris […]

A win for Boulder and Kalgoorlie community groups at the Coolgardie Cup

The winners at the annual Coolgardie Cup on Sunday will include the Boulder Scouts Group and Kalgoorlie Lions Club, thanks to racetrack fundraising efforts. The Coolgardie Racing Club will be raising money for the local community groups on course and has teamed up with Community TAB, who will match funds up to $2000. Coolgardie Racing […]

Retired Wildcats Star Revels In Horse Ownership

Retired Wildcats star Damian Martin has enjoyed massive highs in a decorated basketball career and at Belmont on Wednesday he celebrated a sporting milestone of a different kind. As part-owner of Red Fifty Three, Martin had the perfect introduction to racehorse ownership when the three-year-old won the Tabtouch Better Your Bet Maiden (1200m) on debut. […]

Son Of A God To Bounce Back In Jolly Beggar Stakes

Simon Miller is prepared to forgive Son Of God’s last defeat and expects a positive rebound in the $100,000 Jolly Beggar Stakes (1000m) at Belmont Park on Saturday. Miller had high expectations for Son Of A God’s first up run in the Belmont Newmarket, but after pulling hard and racing fierce he finished a disappointing […]

Gregarmy Impressive First Up for New Stable

Gregarmy coming back for photo with his connections. Photo Credit- Photography by Jodie Hallows   Starting first up for the new stable on Monday at Pinjarra, all eyes were on Gregarmy in race four who was recently purchased by the Abercromby family after his last start attempt at Gloucester Park back on the 3rd of […]

Onwards And Upwards For Inspirational Girl

Star jockey Damian Lane has given a glowing endorsement of Railway Stakes (1600m) winner Inspirational Girl, following her first start in Victoria on Saturday. The WA mare finished fifth behind Behemoth in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) on Saturday afternoon finished off the race strongly. It was Lane’s first ride aboard the Reliable Man […]

Nerodio To Target Ascot Campaign

Trainer Stephanie Bakranich believes Nerodio is ready to take the next step in his career and has mapped out an Ascot feature campaign for the gelding. The Playing God six-year-old has won nine races from 22 starts and reached a career peak when he won the Listed Beaufine Stakes (1000m) in July. Bakranich says she […]

Symington and Ashcroft Do it Again

Fleur Du Maquis at her first winning start, Photo Credit: Photography by Jodie Hallows.   WA’s latest reinsman Kyle Symington found himself with two winners over the weekend, with the 19-year-old steering home Fleur Du Maquis to victory at the Central Wheatbelt on Sunday for trainer Bianca Ashcroft. Starting from barrier eight, the three-year-old filly […]

Grantham Won’t Rush Kaptain Kaos

Michael Grantham is set to resist the lure of next month’s TABtouch-Hannan’s Handicap (1400m) with the talented Kaptain Kaos, following his win at Belmont on Saturday. The four-year-old made it five wins from six starts under the care of Grantham in Saturday’s IRISNDT Handicap (1200m), narrowly defeating Crystal Spirit and Reign Of Fire in a […]

Madrid Centro Stamps Carnarvon Cup Credentials

Buoyed by Sunday’s success, trainer Ray Malpass says he will target next month’s Carnarvon Cup (2000m) with renewed confidence after Madrid Centro cruised to an upset win. Malpass confirmed Madrid Centro will line up in the $60,000 race after he pulled up well from his dominant victory in the Peter Evans Memorial Handicap (1700m). Striking […]
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