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Petula The Big Improver In Breeders’ Says Miller

Simon Miller is confident Petula will be a big improver when she headlines his assault at Bunbury today. The Nicconi filly returns from a 55-day spell to race in the $125,000 Listed WA Breeders’ Classic (1200m). Petula burst onto the scene as a two-year-old, winning her opening two races before Miller pulled the pin on […]

Stewart Confident But Cautious About 2YO

Russell Stewart is excited about the future prospects of Earthstorm, but is uncertain if that translates to a winning debut today at Ascot. After a super impressive barrier trial, Earthstorm makes her race day debut in the Andrich Cousins Raceday Plate (1000m). Stewart is eager to unveil his latest prospect who made a big impression […]

Racing WA Releases Further Information on Harness Ranking System

On 1 February, Racing WA announced that it would be introducing a ranking system to determine the fields for its premier harness racing events in 2024. The first feature race subject to the ranking system is the Group 1 $300,000 Retravision Fremantle Cup on 26 April at Gloucester Park. The rankings and final field are […]

Racing WA Introduce New Field Selection Approach For Premier Harness Races  

Following an internal review and consultation, Racing WA is introducing a new and comprehensive ranking system to determine contenders for prestigious harness racing events. Rankings will now be determined based on a set of criteria, considering performances in a list of races, including preludes in some instances. These rankings will be regularly updated in the […]

The Racing Calendar: What Happened In January

January 1, 2024. Ascot-Perth Cup Casino Seventeen won the Perth Cup for William Pike and Grant and Alana Williams. The six-year-old defeated the fast-finishing Be Optimistic with Demolish third. From the draft of Widden Stud, Casino Seventeen was a $9,000 purchase from the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale. He now has reached $1.1 in prizemoney. Casino […]

Lavra Joe Satisfies At Bunbury Trial

Star pacer Lavra Joe has been cleared to race again, following a satisfactory trial over 2100m at Bunbury last night. The Ray Jones-trained pacer was well beaten after leading at his most recent start early last month and was ordered back to trials. In a positive sign for Jones, the gelding led throughout and won […]

Miller Expects Golden Return From Juvenile

The path to upcoming feature juvenile races starts in earnest for trainer Simon Miller with Golden Vale resuming at Ascot on Saturday. Golden Vale was an emphatic winner on debut four months ago and Miller is confident she can deliver on her big potential again. The highly-regarded Churchill filly runs in the Andrich Cousins Raceday […]

Williams Team Gathering Momentum For Autumn Features

One month on from their Perth Cup (2400m) success, trainers Grant and Alana Williams have quickly turned their attention to upcoming feature races. The Williams’ will welcome back stable stars Alsephina and Keshi Boom back to work next Tuesday, as well as recent acquisition Western Empire. Alsephina finished second in the Railway Stakes (1600m) last […]

Night Time Racing Returns To Bunbury This Saturday

Photo credit- Photography by Jodie Hallows The wait is over and night racing will return to Donaldson Park Bunbury this Saturday February 3, for what will be undeniably a great night out. Club Manager Jonathan Calver confirmed that they’re excited and ready to go, with plenty on offer this Saturday night. “We are tremendously excited, […]

To Fast To Serious Back With Egerton-Green

Talented pacer To Fast To Serious is back in the care of Dylan Egerton-Green, following a stint with Belinda McCarthy in New South Wales. Egerton-Green took To Fast To Serious to Melbourne for the 2022 Inter Dominion series, where he finished fourth in the consolation. He then went on to win one of his six […]

Peters Lavishes Praise On Retired Regal Power

Bob Peter’s highly regarded stayer Regal Power has run his final race. Following his 10th placing in the Listed Bagot Handicap (2800m) at Flemington on January 1, Regal Power has been retired. Regal Power ends his career as an eight-year-old and off the back of 41 starts since his debut at Belmont Park in 2018. […]

Slipper Winner Ready For Return

Golden Slipper winner Vegas Strip is primed to make a winning return in tonight’s Steelos For A La Carte Dining Pace (2130m) at Gloucester Park. The Greg and Skye Bond-trained pacer will line up from barrier five in tonight’s event, which also features stablemate Golden Lode. Vegas Strip delivered driver Deni Roberts her first Group […]

Parnham Plans Melbourne Raids.

Trainer Neville Parnham is weighing up whether his highly-regarded gelding Zipaway will join stable mate Bustler in a Melbourne autumn campaign after he returned to trials on Monday. Zipaway emerged as Parnham’s best three-year-old at last year’s Ascot Pinnacles carnival after scoring a pulsating win over A Lot Of Good Men in the Group 2 […]

Mulcahy Gets Win That Was Years In The Making

Chalky White and Cody Wallrodt getting the win in the last. Photo Credit- Photography by Jodie Hallows No one could doubt Ian Mulcahy’s patience and persistence, with the 76-year-old Albany based trainer enduring plenty of frustration with his horse Chalky White, who has completed 19 trials in comparison to his very modest 5 race starts […]

Watching Our Coin Gets The Cash In Northam Cup

Michael Young, Gary Hall Jnr and Watching Our Coin NZ after their Northam Cup win. Photo Credit- Photography by Jodie Hallows Michael Young continues to show his class, with the Mardella based 34-year-old claiming top prize in the $35,000 Grafton Electrical Northam Pacing Cup on Saturday night with the well performed Watching Our Coin NZ. […]

Westbred Is Best With Big Bonuses On Offer

Westbred poster girl Wonderful To Fly. Photo Credit- Pacepix Western Australia offers some of the most enticing bonuses for Westbred progeny throughout their two and three-year-old seasons, with the impressive bonus extending to older horses who haven’t won in their juvenile years as a one-off payment. It was a great weekend for Westbred progeny in […]

Jaws Circling Nights Of Thunder

Fresh from a brave first-up performance in Western Australia, Jawsoflincoln is primed to score another feature race win for trainer Justin Prentice and driver Gary Hall Jnr at Gloucester Park tonight. The five-year-old heads into tonight’s Nights Of Thunder Final (1730m) off the back of finishing sixth to Rumour Has It in last week’s heat, […]

Gangemi’s Hope To End Winning Drought

Titan Blinders hasn’t tasted victory in four years, but will look to break the long drought in Saturday’s Listed Scenic Blast Stakes (1200m) at Ascot. It’s been a barren spell for Titan Blinders who has been without a win since scoring in a 1100m event at Ballarat for Leon and Troy Corstens. Despite a 1162-day […]

Franco Ecuador Takes Another Step Towards A Comeback

Talented pacer Franco Ecuador’s return to racing is getting closer, following an encouraging 2185m trial at Pinjarra yesterday. The seven-year-old last raced in February 2022, before he suffered a setback. The son of A Rocknroll Dance had three starts in his 2022 campaign for two wins a second. His 2022 campaign came off the back […]

Pateman’s Classy Quokka Bid

As jostling between slot holders trying to secure horses to compete in the $5 million Tabtouch-Quokka heats up, trainer Mitchell Pateman has sent out a subtle reminder to potential suitors. Pateman believes his gun three-year-old Almighty Class has done enough to attract the attention of slot holders, but fears he has become the forgotten horse […]
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