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The Last Word – TABtouch York Cup Night

Tomorrow night sees the running of the TABtouch-York Cup at Gloucester Park, taken out by Our Corelli last year. Get the thoughts of the key runners on the 10 race card below. RACE 1 – BETTER YOUR BET WITH TABTOUCH PACE 1.Bailey McDonough (Thejewelinhereye): “Went peak last start. I’m giving her a chance in this […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/the-last-word-tabtouch-york-cup-night/

Jaded Hall Delighted To Be Back On Vital Silver

Top jockey Peter Hall, fresh from his Darwin Cup heroics with Ihtsahymn, is delighted to be back on home turf and riding at Belmont on Saturday. Hall is eager to return with a bang when he reunites with another grey galloper, Vital Silver, in the $100,000 Jolly Beggar Stakes (1000m). Hall has a perfect record […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/jaded-hall-delighted-to-be-back-on-vital-silver/

Miller Has A Fair Shot In Coolgardie Cup

Stephen Miller is no stranger to Coolgardie Cup success. He has won it four times as a jockey and last year posted his first victory as a trainer with Fair Sonari. Miller has the challenge of bucking history as only one other horse has won the Coolgardie Cup (1760m) in consecutive years, but it’s a […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/miller-has-a-fair-shot-in-coolgardie-cup/

The William Pike Interview

In his weekly talk to The Races WA, champion jockey William Pike reviews last weekend’s Caulfield meeting and what’s ahead for Moonee Valley this Saturday. PART 2: After a weekend of mixed results, Pikey caught up with @santassnippets to talk about the runs of Schabau and Regal Power, Showmanship this Saturday at Moonee Valley and […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/the-william-pike-interview/

The Racing Month: August

August 1: Saturday-Belmont Park Chris and Michael Gangemi commenced their new partnership as co-trainers in flying fashion when Floyd won the $100,000 Jockey Celebration Day Sprint (1000m). Trainer Graeme Ayres and jockey Mitchell Pateman combined with Miss Quoted to score the first win of the new season. Jockeys William Pike and Chris Parnham dominated the […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/the-racing-month-august/

Lochinvar Art “95 per cent” chance for Pacing Cups

Smart pacer Lochinvar Art is set to add significant star power to this year’s Fremantle and WA Pacing Cups, with trainer David Moran determined to get his charge to Perth. The reigning Chariots Of Fire winner has scored at two of his three starts this campaign as he builds towards a likely Victoria Cup start […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/lochinvar-art-95-per-cent-chance-for-pacing-cups/

The Trial Report

Condor Heroes, Brooklyn Pier and Friday Knight headline trial heats at Belmont on Monday, August 31.   WATCH: THE TRIAL REPORT | 31 AUG 2020 Join @santassnippets and Digby Beacham as they review this morning's heats at Belmont.@OfficialRWWA @PerthRacing @TAB_Touch @TABRadio pic.twitter.com/aYLuEzVby0 — The Races WA (@theracesWA) August 31, 2020

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/the-trial-report-7/

RWWA Announces Additional Funding for Westbred to Support Extended Season

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) today announces that an additional $330,000 will be committed to the Westbred incentive scheme, following Harness Racing Australia’s (HRA) decision to extend the 2019/20 season. In May 2020, HRA announced that the 2019/20 racing season would be extended until 31 December 2020, due to the impacts of COVID-19. The […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/rwwa-announces-additional-funding-for-westbred-to-support-extended-season/

Westspeed Platinum Stallions for Upcoming Breeding Season

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) has released the list of Westspeed Platinum Stallions for the upcoming thoroughbred breeding season. While horses by Westspeed Platinum sires in the upcoming breeding season are of course eligible for the lucrative additional bonuses, EPONA credits may also be redeemed for service fees to these stallions. In late 2019, […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/westspeed-platinum-stallions-for-upcoming-breeding-season/

Howard Hughes Shapes Up For Pinjarra Test

Exciting pacer Howard Hughes will look to continue his unbeaten run to start this campaign when he lines up in the Art Major @ Alabar Pace (2185m) at Pinjarra this afternoon. Howard Hughes scored comfortably at Northam and Bunbury on August 15 and 22 respectively, the second of those wins in a standing start event […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/howard-hughes-shapes-up-for-pinjarra-test/

Dance Music On Song For Return

Free Trade gained the upper hand when they last met, but Simon Miller is bullish about the chances of Dance Music turning the tables at Belmont on Saturday. Dance Music is set to resume in the Listed Idyllic Prince Stakes (1300m), her first appearance since running third to Free Trade in the Pinjarra Classic (1300m) […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/dance-music-on-song-for-return/

Idyllic Prince-One Of Taylor’s best

Saturday’s feature race, the Idyllic Prince Stakes, is named in honour of the champion son of Scenic that was trained by Jim Taylor. Idyllic Prince raced on 45 occasions for 15 wins, seven seconds and seven thirds for prize money of just over $1 million. His racing days over since 2011, the now 18-year-old Idyllic […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/idyllic-prince-one-of-taylors-best/

The Last Word – Gloucester Park August 28

Friday night sees the running of the Schrader Pace for the fillies and mares at Gloucester Park. Get the all important thoughts of the trainers and drivers below. Infinite Symbol, pictured above, took out last year’s edition of the feature. RACE 1 – PERTH PLASTERBOARD CENTRE PACE 1.John Graham (Miss Eerie): “She’s been going well. […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/the-last-word-gloucester-park-august-28/

Gatting Over The Odds Says Moody

Peter Moody has not ruled out Gatting repeating another shock victory in Melbourne on Saturday. The Hard Spun gelding is rated a $34 chance in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield. Gatting’s market position is not nearly as generous as when he won the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington last […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/gatting-over-the-odds-says-moody/

Richards and Oriental Owen Going Strong

Star shortcourse sprinter Oriental Owen is on the verge of a couple of pretty serious milestones and his Trainer Stephen Richards is simply happy to be here to witness it. Six months ago Richards was in Fiona Stanley in the Intensive Care Unit and his family were asked to come in and say their farewells. […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/richards-and-oriental-owen-going-strong/

RWWA Launches WA Horse Passport

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) has today launched the Off the Track WA (OTTWA) Passport, an initiative designed to assist in the tracking of retired thoroughbreds and standardbreds in the State. The passport, part of the commitments outlined in the WA Racehorse Welfare Plan announced in November 2019, will work to ascertain details of […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/rwwa-launches-wa-horse-passport/

William Pike Joins The Races WA

Champion jockey William Pike will talk exclusively to The Races WA each week. PART 1: In the first of what will be a weekly catch up, @santassnippets spoke to William Pike this morning live from Bendigo. Pikey talks about the first few weeks in Victoria, his (almost) day at Moonee Valley and what’s to come […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/william-pike-joins-the-races-wa/

Great Shot Set To Resume After Injury Setback

Rhys Radford says Great Shot is ready for his racetrack return at Belmont, the eight-year-olds first official appearance in close to a year after recovering from a leg injury. Racing first-up since the Group 3 Northerly Stakes (1400m) last October, Great Shot is set to kick off his campaign in the Listed Idyllic Prince Stakes […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/great-shot-set-to-resume-after-injury-setback/

Coolgardie Racing Club and Community TAB to fundraise for local community groups

Coolgardie Racing Club and Community TAB have joined forces to raise funds for the Coolgardie Lions Club and 1st Boulder Scouts at Coolgardie Cup, held at Kalgoorlie Boulder Racing Club on Sunday 6 September. Coolgardie Racing Club Secretary Bea Foxley said the club is thrilled to continue their involvement with the Community TAB initiative. “We […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/coolgardie-racing-club-and-community-tab-to-fundraise-for-local-community-groups/

‘Horse With A Future’ Gets Gloucester Park Chance

Arma Einstein will be out to continue his strong run of form in this evening’s Perth Plasterboard Centre Pace (2130m) at Gloucester Park. The Colin Brown-trained and driven gelding broke his maiden status in an outstanding performance at Pinjarra last month when he sustained a three-wide run from the 1200m to wear down his rivals. […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/10098-horse-with-a-future/
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