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The Front Bar A Pleasant Surprise

Adam Durrant admits The Front Bar has been a surprise packet for his in form stable and he has high hopes she can extend her winning form at Belmont Park on Saturday. The Sessions filly is chasing a hat trick of wins in the Free Entry To Belmont Park Plate (1200m) and her battle with […]

Scintillating To Justify Newman Cup Target

A Kalgoorlie Cup campaign goes on the line for Scintillating when the Blackfriars gelding lines up in Saturday’s BHP Newman Cup (2100m). Trainer Matthew Stephens believes the way the seven-year-old has been racing this campaign he could warrant a go in the iconic race. Stephens says Scintillating, previously with top Perth trainer Neville Parnham, is […]

Mystified McDonagh Expects Lonsdale Lady To Bounce Back

Amelia Park-Blue Spec Stakes (1600m) fancy Lonsdale Lady left trainer Kieran McDonagh mystified and perplexed after she was a late scratching at Belmont Park last Saturday. McDonagh was looking forward to the Maschino mare go around in a 1600m event and recording consecutive victories after bouncing back to the winner’s list at her previous encounter. […]

Our Industry – Jason Woodworth

Jason Woodworth with his runner Hotfoot It NZ and Tiza New Day. Photo Credit- Photography by Jodie Hallows   This week we take a look at 35-year-old Jason Woodworth, who has a lifetime of memories in harness racing in WA   Born in 1986, Jason Woodworth is the fourth generation of his family to be […]

Hardly Ever Hardly Surprises On Debut

It will be exciting to see what’s next for Hardly Ever after she justified strong market support to score an eye-catching victory on debut at Belmont on Wednesday. Trainer Simon Miller believes she has Ascot carnival potential after she won the Amelia Park Handicap (1000m) with a powerful sprint from near last. Purchased for $18,000 […]

The Unsung Heroes of Racing – Great Save by Seasoned Clerk

Tamara Markham and Phoebe on the job. Photo Credit- Photography by Jodie Hallows   It was looking a little hairy for Shannon Suvaljko in the third at Gloucester Park, with a gear malfunction causing Suvaljko to lose his left rein completely and no longer able to steer his horse, he signalled to the clerk of […]

Patience Pays Off For the Harpers

Stormy Nights taking out race 3 for Donald Harper. Photo Credit- Photography by Jodie Hallows   It was a special win at Pinjarra on Monday for Donald and Tara Harper, with Stormy Nights back in the winners’ circle at just her second start back after just over two years away from the racetrack. The lightly […]

Group 1 Champion Driving Force Behind Apprentice’s Move

The lure of riding opportunities is the driving force and motivation behind Kristo Sardelic’s decision to move interstate. Sardelic hails from a non-racing background and never had an association with horses until he commenced his apprenticeship last year. In 12-months the former apprentice butcher has booted home 25 winners and been placed on 68 occasions […]

Indian Pacific Derailed In Perth

Indian Pacific will concentrate on feature WA races this year after trainer Neville Parnham ruled out a Melbourne spring campaign. Parnham confirmed Indian Pacific would have a short break and prepare for the Ascot carnival after Saturday’s Belmont Newmarket (1200m). Indian Pacific led and was in front with 50m remaining, but with 61.5kg on his […]

Parsons Den USA 1994-2021

It was a sad day on Saturday the 14th of August for the connections of Parsons Den USA, with the 27-year-old stallion passing away suddenly from a suspected heart attack. Owned and cared for by Gloria Blockey, the formally WA stood stallion lived his final years in complete luxury at her property in Stoneville after […]

Blakemore’s First Winning Double

Michael Blakemore with Goodealehmaddie NZ at Kellerberrin. Photo Credit: Photography by Jodie Hallows   Leading Central Wheatbelt trainer Peter Anderson further asserted his dominance with two winners on Sunday at Kellerberrin. After yesterday’s efforts, Anderson now sits on 44 points, 28 points ahead of his closest rival Matt Scott, who sits on 16 points.   […]

Zucchiatti’s Hard Work Pays Off

Sonia Zucchiatti and daughter Deni Roberts teamed up again at Bunbury and continued their winning form with a training double for Zucchiatti and a driving treble for Roberts at Bunbury on Saturday night.   Keegan Banner NZ started first up for Zucchiatti since purchasing the three-year-old from New Zealand recently, and the $1.24 short-priced favourite […]

Carapellotti Revels In Fernie Guidance

Nick Carapellotti is a new name to WA training ranks, but he’s had a thorough grounding in racing. Born in Canberra, Carapellotti first worked for Queanbeyan horseman, Frank Cleary and broadened his experience under James Cummings and Peter Moody. The 29-year-old has always harboured an ambition to train in his own right and that turned […]

The Top 7 From Belmont Park

1-GANGEMI RACING What a golden week for the Gangemi family! John Gangemi made an early start on Tuesday when Diamond Tonique scored a thrilling win in the Tabtouch Broome Sprint (1300m). Four days later he handed the baton over to his sons Chris and Michael who didn’t let him down with a race to-race double. […]

Smith’s Larrikin Reaches Century In Broome Cup

Angela Smith will find it hard to match Viscount Cameron’s emotional Broome Cup victory, but her grand campaigner Corporate Larrikin could give it a shake. The durable 12-year-old is having his 100th career start in Saturday’s XXXX Broome Cup (2200m) and despite being an $18 chance, he’s capable of scoring a mini upset. While most […]

Tight race ahead for the 2021 thoroughbred awards

A tussle for first place is anticipated in every category of the WA Thoroughbred Racing Awards this year. Racing and Wagering Western Australia will present the awards to the state’s most outstanding thoroughbreds of the 2020-2021 racing season on August 28. In announcing the nominees, Commercial Racing and Planning Manager David Hunter said it was […]

Indian Pacific To Face Stern Belmont Newmarket Test

WA Hall Of Fame trainer Neville Parnham isn’t underestimating the big hurdle facing his top sprinter, Indian Pacific when he resumes at Belmont on Saturday. Indian Pacific is favourite to win the Listed Heineken Belmont Newmarket (1200m), but Parnham believes stiff opposition and carrying top weight will hinder the gelding’s prospects. Allocated 61.5kg, Indian Pacific […]

The Last Word – Gloucester Park

THE LAST WORD –   Tomorrow night we see the running of the Group 3 $30,000 Choices Flooring WASBA 4YO & 5YO Mares race as well as the $25,000 Channel 7 August Cup.   RACE 1 – ALLWOOD STUD FARM 3YO FILLIES MS PACE 1.Donald Harper (Our Star Billing): “I think billing should be winning.” […]

HorsePower Australia – Night at the Races Charity Dinner

HorsePower Australia (HorsePower) is a community based charitable organisation servicing individuals with diversabilities across the state of Western Australia. Racing and Wagering Western Australia and Community TAB are proud to support The ‘Night at the Races Charity Dinner’, HorsePower Australia’s annual signature event, where people from all walks of life – residents, businesses, community organisations […]

Our Industry – Vale Bob Sweet

With the sad passing of Bob Sweet, this week we take a look at the remarkable life of Bob and all that he achieved in his 90 years of life and his many years of success in harness racing.   After meeting his wife Debra in 1983, after training horses for her in South Australia, […]
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