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Morton Hoping He Has The Danger To Belle

Trainer Dan Morton is hopeful consistent sprinter Real Danger can score more valuable blacktype when she lines up in this Saturday’s Listed Miss Andretti Stakes (1100m) at Ascot. Real Danger settled close to a solid tempo and was narrowly beaten by Ghost Who Walks in the Summer Scorcher (1000m). The mare heads into Saturday’s $125,000 […]

Minstrel To Keep On Rolling To Nullarbor

Trainer Greg Bond is set to keep Minstrel in work right up until April’s TABtouch-Nullarbor (2536m) and Retravision-Fremantle Cup (2936m), following his recent run of good form. The seven-year-old scored his third straight win in last Friday’s Free-For-All at Gloucester Park, beating fellow Nullarbor contender Lavra Joe in the process. Despite winning comfortably, it wasn’t […]

Fiore Revels In Saturday Success

Fresh from his first Saturday double at Ascot, trainer Brandon Fiore has his sights set on more success with Filthy Habits and I Love Your Smile. Filthy Habits gave Fiore his first Saturday winner in the Westspeed Platinum Handicap (1200m), before I Love Your Smile doubled the trainer’s Saturday victory tally in the Lexus Of […]

Who will join the stars in the WA Racing Hall of Fame in 2024?

New names will be added to the roll call of all-time greats alongside Damien Oliver, Village Kid, Miata and the Lee Steeres this year.  Submissions are now open for the West Australian Racing Hall of Fame across the thoroughbred, harness and greyhound codes.  Chief Racing Officer David Hunter said champion horses, greyhounds, trainers, drivers, jockeys […]

Prentice Out To End Milestone Week On A High

Fresh from recording his 1000th win as a trainer, Kim Prentice has a chance to continue a memorable week at Gloucester Park tomorrow night. Prentice reached the milestone with Crowd Control’s victory at Bunbury on Tuesday. He followed it up with win number 1001 and 1002 with Jimmy Rocks and Soho Santorini respectively. Prentice joined […]

Fernie Optimistic After Carnival Of Close Calls

Trainer Luke Fernie has quickly turned his attention to upcoming feature races with his stable stars, after several near misses during the recent Pinnacles carnival. Fernie won the Listed Placid Ark Stakes (1200m) with Ripcord on the opening day of the Pinnacles, before he recorded placings in the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) and Group […]

Join the thrills with the next champion racehorse in Racing WA’s free Own The Dream

Do you want to Own The Dream? Racing WA’s ultimate racehorse ownership competition – where you and your mates can win a share in a racehorse from the upcoming Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale – is back for 2024. Ambassador Brittany Taylor will once again host this year’s Own The Dream, which features four free […]

Parnham Thinking 12 Months Ahead With Demolish

He may not have won yesterday’s TABtouch-Perth Cup, but trainer Neville Parnham left Ascot racecourse yesterday confident his third success in the race wasn’t far away. Parnham’s consistent stayer Demolish produced a gallant performance to finish third behind Casino Seventeen in yesterday’s $1 million feature. Demolish was beaten less than two lengths by the Grant […]

All In Order For Numerian In Perth Cup Bid

Top weight and a wide draw in a big field is not typically the recipe any trainer would wish for or entertain when heading into a race, let alone a feature $1 million staying contest. Numerian carries 59kg and jumps from barrier 15 in Monday’s Perth Cup (2400m), leaving in-form Sydney trainer, Annabel Neasham, optimistic […]

Neufbosc’s Strong Workout Inspires Perth Cup Confidence From Parnham

He’s equal oldest and the most experienced horse in the race who’s been without a win in three years, but  WA Hall Of Fame trainer Neville Parnham has high hopes Neufbosc can scale the heights of Perth Cup (2400m) glory for a second time on Monday. Nine-year-old Neufbosc, a French-bred stayer, has not saluted the […]

Perth Cup Fantasy Alive For Pearce Brothers With Double Attack

Co-trainers Dan and Ben Pearce are super excited to be involved in their first Perth Cup (2400m) where they have strong representation with a two-pronged attack. The Pearce brothers, coming off their best season as a partnership, aim to launch the New Year on a notable high when they saddle up Black Fantasy and Queen […]

Pike Says A Lot Of Things In Casino Seventeen’s Favour In Perth Cup.

Champion jockey William Pike agrees with a fair chunk of pundits that key factors are in play for Casino Seventeen to win Monday’s Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) at Ascot. A perfect barrier draw, light weight, nearing peak form and prepared by master conditioners, has Pike brimming with excitement that he can win a fourth […]

Fernie Optimistic About His Perth Cup Hopes

Be Optimistic will bid to claim a feature race hat-trick ahead of her grand final mission at Ascot on New Year’s Day. Be Optimistic gave trainer Luke Fernie one of his best moments in racing when winning his hometown Kalgoorlie Cup (2300m) in October and he’s daring to dream he can relive the same emotions […]

Brad Parnham Secures Top Perth Cup Mount

Top jockey Brad Parnham has secured a top Perth Cup (2400m) mount on interstate raider Numerian in Monday’s $1 million Group 2 race at Ascot. Trainer Annabel Neasham booked Parnham to replace Clint Johnston-Porter who rode Numerian to a breakthrough victory in last Saturday’s Ted Van Heemst Stakes (2100m). Placed in two Group ones, Numerian’s […]

Wheeler Dominates With 500th Career Win at Albany

Trent Wheeler on board Simply Shaz NZ after the Gr1 Mares Classic win. Photo Credit – Pacepix Just like a fine wine, Trent Wheeler continues to get better with age, with the 39-year-old celebrating his 500th career win in the cart on Friday night at Albany. On board The Righteous for trainer Peter Anderson, the […]

Numerian Boosts Perth Cup Hopes For Neasham

Interstate raider Numerian staked his claim for Perth Cup (2400m) bragging rights with a convincing win in the Group 2 Ted Van Heemst Stakes (2100m) at Ascot this afternoon, launching his Perth debut in the best way possible. The Sydney gelding gave trainer Annabel Neasham some consolation after her star nine-year-old Zaaki was beaten by […]

Unknown Quantity Chevron Chasing Christmas Gift

Trainer Michael Young admits he isn’t sure what to make My Ultimate Chevron, ahead of his WA debut in tonight’s Christmas Gift (2130m) at Gloucester Park. Young purchased the gelding from Scott Whitten at Tumby Park earlier this year. Young, who won the race last year with Firerockfireroll, said he had been monitoring My Ultimate […]

Noske Confident Conditions Will Suit Casino Seventeen in Ted Van Heemst

Right race, right time, right conditions. Jockey Jarrad Noske hopes to make the most of his plum pick up ride aboard Casino Seventeen in Saturday’s Group 2 Ted Van Heemst Stakes (2100m) at Ascot. Still basking in the glory of his Group 1 win in the Northerly Stakes (1800m), Noske believes the Grant and Alana […]

Highlights of WA racing history book

A new review praises the quality of research behind the book Siren Song on West Australian Thoroughbred racing history. The review, following a recent publication award from the Royal Western Australian Historical Society, applauds author Dr Glen McLaren’s “excellent command of the subject.” Writing in the latest edition of the society’s magazine History West, reviewer […]

Quiet Patch Before Bell Gets Back In The Swing Of Things

Trainer Ryan Bell had been hoping to play a big part in feature races at Gloucester Park over the concluding stages of 2023. He hoped Shockwave would stay fit to tackle the WA Pacing Cup. Swingband and Machs Bettor both looked genuine Golden Nugget players in an even group of four-year-olds. Wave Rider showed signs […]
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