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Saintorio starts crucial preparation

Trainer Stephen Miller is confident he has exciting galloper Saintorio primed to get back to his best this campaign, which begins in Saturday’s Listed Scenic Blast Stakes (1200m) at Ascot. The 2022 Lee Steere Classic (1400m) winner was unplaced in the Raconteur Stakes (1400m) and Belmont Guineas (1600m) in his most recent campaign. The son […]

Scenic Blast: A Sprinting Star

Saturday’s feature race at Ascot is the running of the Listed Scenic Blast Stakes, named in honour of a sprinting star and an inductee of WA Racing’s Hall Of Fame Scenic Blast was foaled in 2004 and was by Scenic out of the mare Daughter’s Charm by Delgado. Trained by Danny Morton, he raced on […]

Fernie Head Over Heels With Returned Mare

Luke Fernie has earmarked WA’s richest country race as the starting point for Laced Up Heels and the top young trainer is confident the quality mare can return to the same level that had her defeat gun mare Amelia’s Jewel in 2022. Laced Up Heels, absent from the races since last year’s failed interstate campaign, […]

Jockey Wait On Oscar’s Quokka Bid

Sweating on the fitness of champion jockey William Pike is the next step for Kevin Fowler after securing a Tabtouch-Quokka slot for his exciting three-year-old, Oscar’s Fortune. Fowler, who owns breeding and racing operation Loloma Farms, confirmed Oscar’s Fortune will run under the Jack Lee-Steere banner in the $5 million West Australian feature in April. […]

Sparta To Enhance East Coast Representation In Quokka

Recent Gold Coast Magic Millions winner King Of Sparta is set to line up in this year’s TABtouch-Quokka (1200m) at Ascot. Yarraman Park director Harry Mitchell, one of the gelding’s owners, confirmed a deal was poised to be finalised as soon as this week. “We were keen to come last year but it didn’t work […]

Lil Happy Fella Brings The Cheer with Albany Cup Success

Sponsors Wellington & Reeves with Emily Suvaljko and Lil Happy Fella after their win. Photo Credit- Photography by Jodie Hallows It was a weekend for Country Cups in WA, with the Busselton Cup run and won on Friday night, followed by the $20,000 2024 Wellington & Reeves Albany Cup (2690m MS) that went the way […]

Contenders for the 2023 WA Harness Horse of the Year Awards announced

WA Pacing Cup winners Diego and Magnificent Storm alongside Mighty Ronaldo have been declared as the three challengers for the Harness Horse of the Year title as the sport celebrates its highest achievers for the 2023 season. Mare of the Year will be contested by the star WA-bred mare Wonderful To Fly with Beyond The […]

Crowds Aplenty For Busselton’s Last Meeting For The Season

Churchill Park (Busselton Trotting Club). Photo Credit – Pacepix And that’s a wrap on yet another bumper season at Busselton, with the crowds coming in masses for all five of the meetings at the beachside track. After a successful five meetings spanning from Boxing Day (December 26) until Friday, January 19, the club boasted big […]

Country Cups King Tim Blee Claims Another Trophy

Mikipelo greeting the judges after his Busselton Cup win. Photo Credit- Pacepix Tim Blee is undeniably getting quite the name for himself around the country circuit, with the Country Cups King adding another trophy to his mantel piece on Friday night after new acquisition Mikipelo took out the 2024 B.F.S Busselton Cup (2680m SS). A […]

Upper Limits Reaches Testing Period

It may still be 10 months away, but trainer Jeremy Easthope is already eyeing off a Railway Stakes (1600m) start with stable star Upper Limits. Last year’s Aquanita Stakes (2000m) winner will be looking to enhance his credentials for a start in the Group 1 feature when he lines up in Saturday’s Celebration Of Life […]

Young Eyes Feature Double

Trainer David Young is poised for another bumper night this Friday, with runners in two feature races at two different tracks. The Pinjarra trainer enjoyed a successful Friday night earlier this month when Showpony and Minor Catastrophe won at Gloucester Park and Busselton respectively in the space of two hours. Young will have star trotter […]

Im The Best Has Busselton Cup In His Sights

Im The Best and Trent Wheeler earlier in the season. Photo Credit: Pacepix Im the Best NZ looks to be the favourite going into Friday nights feature at Busselton, the $14,697 Busselton Cup for Busselton based trainer Michael Callegari and Collie King, Trent Wheeler. Set over the 2680m standing start trip around the tight circuit, […]

Extra Days Help Belle’s Miss Andretti Hopes

Trainer Luke Fernie expects the postponement of the Miss Andretti Stakes (1200m) to tomorrow’s Pinjarra card to enhance the winning prospects of exciting mare Wild Belle. The Listed event was originally scheduled to be run at Ascot on Saturday but was postponed to tomorrow’s card due to warm weather. Wild Belle was unlucky when she […]

Harry Capararo Memorial Was Always On Young’s Radar

Chillin taking out the Harry Capararo Memorial Final at Albany. Photo Credit – Photography by Jodie Hallows Chillin has had an impressive start to his WA career, with two wins from just his three starts, but on Saturday night the four-year-old claimed the feature at Albany, the Harry Capararo Memorial Sprint Final. Harry Capararo, a […]

Top Chasers Announced as 2023 Greyhound of the Year Contenders

Photo credit: Greyhounds WA Crumble Monelli, Elite Machine and Saige Tenniele have been announced as the greyhounds in the running for the 2023 Greyhound of the Year title. Crumble Monelli raced 40 times in 2023 for 19 wins and ten placings, earning a total of $552,258 in prize money. In a highly successful year, Crumble […]

Golden Vale Starts Magic Millions Path

Impressive two-year-old Golden Vale took an important early step to next month’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) in trial at Lark Hill this morning. Golden Vale, who made a winning debut at Ascot in October, was narrowly beaten by Glasgow Lass in the 950m trial. Jockey William Pike allowed the Churchill filly to sit outside […]

Busselton Brings The Doubles Cheer

Photo Credit- Pacepix York based trainer Maryann White ventured to Busselton on Friday night, January 12 with Velvet Shadow and Observation in tow, a decision proving extremely fruitful, with White preparing a training double on the night, with a 100% winners to runners strike rate for the stable. Whites training double saw young reinsman Kaden […]

Pony Trots Blossom With Big Fields at Busselton

Pony Trot race 1 at Busselton. Photo Credit- Pacepix Busselton boasted a whopping field of 11 ponies on Friday night, with the high number said to be a record for the small South West group. The first race of the night, sponsored by Shirley Clarke, who donates her time in the numbers room at Busselton, […]

Turvey Has Patch Primed

Trainer Nathan Turvey is confident Chal Patch can start his campaign on a winning note in tonight’s SEFS – The Asset Finance Specialist Pace (2503m) at Gloucester Park. Chal Patch had 11 starts for five wins in WA last season and progressed to Free-For-All company at the end of his campaign. His most recent start […]

Bigger And Better Jewel Out For Quokka Redemption

Owner Peter Walsh is confident Amelia’s Jewel is capable of going one better in this year’s $5 million Quokka (1200m), following the announcement she would run in TABtouch’s slot earlier today. The star mare was narrowly beaten when finishing second to Overpass in the inaugural edition of the Quokka last April. She went on to […]
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