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Bettor Times NZ Faces Another Set Back

Bettor Times NZ has made it two in a row but unfortunately sustained another tendon injury during the run, putting a halt his career once again. Resuming two weeks ago after a lengthy spell after injuring his tendon three times, the five-year-old will be heading back to the paddock for a spell, with the Hall […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/bettor-times-nz-faces-another-set-back/

Young Buck Follows Family Tradition

If Luke Morton needed a gentle nudge to follow a family tradition, then a stint in Broome this season has certainly not gone astray. Racing is well and truly in Morton’s bloodlines with his grandfather, Len and dad, Dan decorated West Australian trainers. Len Morton was born in Sydney and worked for iconic trainers Tommy […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/young-buck-follows-family-tradition/

Haddon A Thorn To Broome Sprint Rivals

Jockey Colin Haddon is confident Desert Thorn can justify his market status and win the Tabtouch Broome Sprint (1300m) for the second time in three years on Tuesday. Desert Thorn has won four races in Broome this season including his past two and in an open event the Jim Enright-trained eight-year-old holds $3.80 favouritism. “I’ve […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/haddon-a-thorn-to-broome-sprint-rivals/

Celisano Land First Prize As Trainer

Dom Celisano is off the mark after sealing his first win as an owner-trainer at Pinjarra last Thursday. The 47-year-old had Red Dwarf go around in the Glenn Money Maiden (1600m) and the lightly-raced six-year-old didn’t let him down with a 1 ¼ length victory. At just his fourth career start, Red Dwarf stormed home […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/celisano-land-first-prize-as-trainer/

A Night for Doubles at Bunbury

It was a race to race double for Shane Quadrio, with his runners Cheddar Is Better and Silver Star Lombo taking out the first two races on the card at Bunbury on Friday night.   Continuing a fruitful week for the Quadrio family, Cheddar Is Better claimed the three-year-old westbred race in the first on […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/a-night-for-doubles-at-bunbury/

Special Win for Symington and Ashcroft

Bianca Ashcroft and Kyle Symington after Fleur Du Maquis win. Photo Credit: Photography by Jodie Hallows   It was a special win for the connection of Fleur Du Maquis, with the Ashcroft family thankful that she made the racetrack after the filly was plagued with problem after problem as a youngster.   Originally suffering from […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/special-win-for-symington-and-ashcroft/

The Top 7 From Belmont Park

1-ASHLEY MALEY Not one, not two, but three wins for Ashley Maley in a career-best training performance. Megadon launched the day in the opener, Bad Wolf continued in race four and Sluice Box, in a rout, finished it in the last when he won by five lengths. The stable are good celebrators and you can […]

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Stuart Trio Up For The Sprint

WA Sprint Heats run deep!

Two heats of the WA Sprint Championship over 520 metres highlight a stellar 12 race card at Cannington this evening. Traditionally the winner of this series heads on to the National Championships to represent WA however due to COVID 19 this year’s Nationals have had to be abandoned. Nonetheless we are left with two tremendous […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/wa-sprint-heats-run-deep/

Ranting To Lock In Winterbottom Stakes

A trip to Perth for a Group 1 race is on the cards for Ranting, according to co-trainer Troy Corstens. Ranting broke his maiden status in last October’s Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield, a three horse race that produced a thrilling finish. In a gruelling conclusion, Ranting, lifted across the line by […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/ranting-to-lock-in-winterbottom-stakes/

Change is as Good as a Holiday for Batavia Silverline

It was a quick turn around for Batavia Silverline, who backed up quickly from Saturday night at Northam to win for her new trainer Lang Inwood at Gloucester Park on Tuesday night. The five-year-old finished seventh on Saturday in the Avon for trainer Grace Inwood, before transferring to the stables of her brother, Lang after […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/change-is-as-good-as-a-holiday-for-batavia-silverline/

2022/23 HARNESS RACING FUNDING

Marketing In this year’s budget distribution RWWA allocated the harness racing code $460,000 for marketing initiatives. The funding for marketing will be used to: Build harness racings’ profile within the community. Implement a grants process to assist clubs with funding on-course promotions and activities with the intention of driving attendance at regional events Promote and […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/2022-23-harness-racing-funding/

The Last Word – Marathon Night

Tomorrow night sees the running of the San Simeon and Marathon at Gloucester Park. Rebel With A Grin, above, won last year’s Marathon. Get The Last Word for the card here. RACE 1 – WESTRAL FILLIES & MARES PACE Shane Steele (TRULEYLUCKY): “Going well. Owners want to lead so it will be pedal down.” Aldo […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/the-last-word-marathon-night/

McAuliffe Overcomes Testing Times

Tough times don’t last. Tough people do. Robert H. Schuller’s quote could easily be echoed by Darren McAuliffe. Racing folk are a resilient lot, often having to adapt to adversity and grueling setbacks. It’s a fickle game that is often an examination of character and temperament. Loss of races, injuries to star horses and the […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/mcauliffe-survives-testing-times/

Our Industry – Ryan Bell

Harrison Bell showing his dad how its done on the tie up rail. Photo- Tiffany Sharpe/Bells Pacing Stable   Each week we will explore someone from within the WA harness racing industry, this week, we take a look at successful driver and trainer, Ryan Bell.   With 14 horses currently in work, Baskerville based trainer […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/our-industry-ryan-bell/

No Charms Needed For Stanley’s New Addition

Lucky Charm claiming the first for driver/trainer Bruce Stanley. Photo- Photography by Jodie Hallows   It was a rough start for the trotters in the standing start, with the $2 favourite Goodtime Pe Rabbit galloping his way out of contention, but there was no substitute for good manners with second row starter Lucky Charm settling […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/no-charms-needed-for-stanleys-new-addition/

Kenney’s Belmont Favourites

Paige Kenney hopes Tabtouch has got it right rating two of her runners at Belmont on Wednesday. In-form mare Poker Face and luckless four-year-old Starlift hold favouritism in current Tabtouch markets. Poker Face is $2.60 for the Tabtouch-Better Your Bet Handicap (1000m) and Starlift $3.60 for the All Flags Signs & Banners Handicap (1300m). Paige […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/kenney-is-a-belmont-favourite/

Major Jade Returns to the Winners Circle

Aiden De Campo on board Major Jade. Photo Credit- Photography by Jodie Hallows   It was a night for doubles at Northam on Saturday night with prominent young trainer and driver Aiden De Campo scoring himself a driving double on the card, including a training win with his own horse Major Jade. Peter Anderson claimed […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/major-jade-returns-to-the-winners-circle/

Ascot Carnival Unlikely For Winter Star

Amid Perth’s wet and gloomy winter, The Spruiker has been the shining light on local racing. The I’m All The Talk gelding has been a revelation for veteran trainer Steve Wolfe, winning five straight races in an unbeaten Belmont campaign. Aside from boosting to his strike rate, The Spruiker has lifted prizemoney and bonuses to […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/ascot-carnival-unlikely-for-winter-star/

New rule for retirement and rehoming of racehorses

  A new rule of racing is now in effect to support racehorses in retiring from their track careers to new homes. Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) aims for all healthy and behaviourally sound thoroughbred and standardbred horses to retire to second careers as pleasure or performance horses. To help achieve this, Chief Executive […]

https://www.rwwa.com.au/blog/new-rule-for-retirement-and-rehoming-of-racehorses/

The Top 7 From Belmont Park

1-CHRIS PARNHAM Take a bow Chris Parnham. National Jockey champion after 201 wins, his first G1 triumph with Truly Great in the Kingston Town Classic (1800m), a G2 Perth Cup that he shared with his trainer-father Neville Parnham after Neufbosc scored and a further four wins at G3 and eight at Listed level. And for […]

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