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Peters Cautious On Inspirational Girl’s Melbourne Debut

Leading Perth owner-breeder Bob Peters won’t be setting the bar too high with Inspirational Girl and is taking a cautious approach ahead of her interstate debut on Saturday. The six year-old mare gained a trip to Melbourne after last year’s breakout Ascot campaign that reached its peak with a Group 1 victory in the Railway […]

McDonagh Hopes Emotional Win Can Inspire Cockney Crew.

All wins in racing are special, but when Type Won gets up and scores in her races, it holds added sentimental attachment for trainer, Kieran McDonagh. Justifying warm favouritism Wednesday, Type Won, ridden by William Pike, skipped away in the straight to win her 1000m event by 1 ¾ lengths. Type Won is named in […]

Our Industry – Michael Young

Michael Young and Kiara Davies. Photo Credit- Hamilton Content Creators   This week’s look at the industry, we look at Michael Young and how he got involved in harness racing in WA.   32-year-old Michael Young first got involved in the WA harness scene around 12 years ago when he was doing his mining apprenticeship […]

The Last Word – Friday August 27

Tomorrow night sees the running of a competitive 10 event card at Gloucester Park. The Schrader is the feature event, won last year by Typhoon Tiff. Get The Last Word on the 10 races below. RACE 1 – NOVA 93.7 PACE Chris Voak (DISCO UNDER FIRE): “Is racing well for him. Perfect draw. Will lead […]

Punters Warm To Too Close The Sun In Idyllic Prince Stakes

Lindsey Smith’s classy six-year-old Too Close The Sun has been a key firmer with Tabtouch for the Listed Idyllic Prince Stakes (1300m) at Belmont Park on Saturday. Runner-up in last years Railway Stakes and racing second-up this preparation, the Carlton House gelding opened at $4 and in current markets he is now into $3.30. He […]

Double on the Card for Jocelyn Young

Jocelyn Young on board Adda Something. Photo Credit: Photography by Jodie Hallows   Young trainer and reinsman Jocelyn Young claimed a training/driving double on the card on Tuesday night at the midweek Gloucester Park meeting, with her runners Adda Something and Pontevivo saluting on the night.   After taking possession of Adda Something in recent […]

Samizdat Can Go To Melbourne In A Blaze Of Glory

Brad Parnham is back on Samizdat in the Idyllic Prince Stakes (1300m) after the Chris and Michael Gangemi-trained six-year-old came from the clouds to score a brilliant first-up win two weeks ago. In-form hoop Clint Johnston-Porter rode Samizdat in the Belmont Newmarket (1200m) when he swept home wide to run over the top Of Tellem […]

Write A Melody Returns In Winning Fashion

Write A Melody with Chris Voak, Eden, Kody & Kevin Charles and part-owner Ian Rowney. Photo Credit- Photography by Jodie Hallows.   The two-year-olds kicked off the meeting at Pinjarra, with the $1.30 favourite Rambo Rabbit leading all the way to cling on to a narrow victory for trainer Justin Prentice in a mile rate […]

History Of The Idyllic Prince Stakes

IDYLLIC PRINCE STAKES OVERVIEW The race was known as the Goodwood Sprint until 2015 when it was renamed in honour of the Jim Taylor-trained Idyllic Prince who secured the event in four straight years. The Scenic gelding also won the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (2009), Group 3 Prince Of Wales Stakes on two occasions […]

Boom Mare Displays Encouraging Signs

Trainer Darren McAuliffe has given his boom sprinter Clairvoyance a positive update as she recovers from a career-threatening leg injury and illness. Clairvoyance had surgery in May and her future racing prospects looked slim after she sustained a baffling leg injury at McAuliffe’s Baldivis stables In an accident that left McAuliffe and veterinarians puzzled, Clairvoyance […]

Elite Plans For Elite Fighter

Liam O’Loughlin is daring to dream big and is toying with a WA Guineas (1600m) plan if Elite Fighter continues to blossom for Perth trainer, Holly Taylor. O’Loughlin believes Elite Fighter underlined his credentials and lived up to high expectations when he charged home to score an impressive Pinjarra maiden win. Staring at double figure […]

Alta Cinderella Claims the Mares Feature at Northam

An early race to race double saw trainer Peter Anderson take out the first two races on the card at Northam on Saturday night, with Our Glowing Star making it two in a row after sitting in the breeze throughout in the first, claiming the first by a neck in a mile rate of 2:01:3. […]

Armed And Ready For Carnarvon Cup.

Veteran trainer Peter Daly was walking with a spring in his step following the win of Armed And Ready in Saturday’s Elders Junction Cup (1900m). Daly was understandably excited about the seven-year-old securing automatic entry into the Carnarvon Cup, but he also took great delight for the gelding’s group of owners. It might not have […]

Belmont Park’s Top Seven

1-NOTORIOUS ONE He’s not pretty to watch, but what he lacks in racing manners is more than compensated by a fair amount of class and talent. It was heart in mouth action again for Notorious One when La Farola sprinted past him, but in a couple of bounds he was able to reel in the […]

Special Milestone For Jeremy Thornton and Just Barney

Just Barney and Emily Suvaljko winning race 8 at Gloucester Park. Photo Credit – Hamilton Content Creators   Just Barney has cracked the $100,000 stake earnings with his first city win at Gloucester Park on Friday night, giving owner and trainer Jeremy Thornton his fist metropolitan victory as a trainer since gaining his licence in […]

No Slowing Down For Red Publisher

As a 10-year-old with 115 starts behind him, Red Publisher is the oldest and most experienced runner in Saturday’s Amelia Park-Blue Spec Stakes (1600m) at Belmont Park. But mirroring his trainer, Ashley Maley, the evergreen Publishing gelding is showing no signs of slowing down and is racing with zest and vigour. Maley’s team is in […]

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 […]
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