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Esprit Garcon Exhibiting Exciting Signs

Hunting for three straight wins and starting hot favourite showed there was a fair degree of attention placed on Esprit Garcon at Ascot today (Wednesday), but by the end of the Glenroy Chaff Handicap (1200m), his growing reputation was further enhanced. The emerging four-year-old, a son of Bel Esprit, the same sire as Black Caviar, […]

Pearce Brothers Dominate A.T.A Feature-Perth Cup Build Up Is On

Co trainers Ben and Dan Pearce dominated today’s Listed A.T.A Stakes (2200m) at Ascot with a one-two finish to give the stable a powerful hand in the Perth Cup (2400m) on January 1. One of three A.T.A Stakes runners for the Pearce brothers, Queen Alina and Black Fantasy took control of the feature staying race […]

Neasham Camp Cautious On Numerian In Ted Van Heemst

There is no knock on Numerian since he arrived in Perth, but Rob Archibald says the eight-year-old will need to be at his top to win the Group 2 Ted Van Heemst Stakes (2100m) at Ascot on Saturday. Archibald believes if Numerian can run close to the level he displayed earlier this year in Brisbane […]

Desennae Faces ATA Litmus Test

Jordan Rolfe’s Perth Cup dreams will become clearer after he saddles up his improving four-year-old Desennea in the Listed A.T.A Stakes, the trainer’s first crack at a black-type race. The Galah gelding faces a litmus test stepping up to 2200m for the first time at Ascot today as he vies for his fourth straight win […]

Resortman Aiming Up At Bluff Knoll

Trainer Michael Lane will attempt to secure Resortman a slot in next year’s Bluff Knoll (1099m) at Albany on March 10. Resortman was beaten less than three lengths in running a gallant seventh to Munhamek in Saturday’s Damien Oliver-Gold Rush By TABtouch (1400m). It followed another a credible performance in the Crown Perth-Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) […]

Top Sydney Jockey To Partner Zoumon In Ted Van Heemst

Adrian Bott and co-trainer Gai Waterhouse have turned to top Sydney jockey, Rachel King, to partner Zoumon in dual Group 2 races in Perth. King will ride five-year-old gelding Zoumon in Saturday’s Ted Van Heemst Stakes (2100m) and the Perth Cup (2400m) on New Years Day. The booking of UK-born King is a great coup […]

Week 5: The Races WA Podcast Tipping Competition Update

What a sensational Ascot Carnival it was, with the perfect script put into action for Damian Oliver. ‘Oli’ bid farewell to the sport with an unbelievable performance, taking out the final three races on the card, which included the Damian Oliver Gold Rush. Punters were left in awe by his ride in the feature event […]

Bunbury Cup Key Plank In Never Ending’s Nullarbor Shot

Golden Nugget-winning trainer Justin Prentice has given the strongest indication yet star pacer Never Ending will be aimed at next year’s TABtouch-Nullarbor (2536m), as he prepares to embark on a four-year-old campaign. Fresh from winning Friday’s four-year-old Group 1 event with Tricky Miki, Prentice has quickly turned his attention to winning the second edition of […]

The Pinnacles Wrap

PINNACLES: DAY 1 WINNERS Race 1 Holy Enchantment Brad Parnham S.J.Miller Race 2 Black Spirit Brad Parnham S.J.Miller Race 3 Yonga Lass William Pike G & A Williams Peters Stakes Mojo Rhythm Holly Watson Mitchell Pateman Champion Fillies Keshi Boom William Pike G & A Williams Jungle Mist Amber Glide Joe Azzopardi Ross Price Colonel […]

Racing WA and Blue Tree Project branch out to Great Southern

A dead tree at the Albany Racing Club has been given a ‘blue lease on life’ with Racing WA, Albany racing participants and Great Southern community groups helping mental health grow stronger. Racing WA and the Blue Tree Project were joined by representatives from the Albany Racing Club, Albany Harness Racing Club, Pingrup Race Club, […]

Giveaway Horse Gives Reeves Plenty Of Thrills

100 was the theme for Tubbs Farquhar on Friday night at Albany at their opening meet, with the eight-year-old son of Mach Three celebrating his 15th career victory at his 100th start, as well as surpassing $100,000 in total stakes for trainer Hayden Reeves. After running last at Gloucester Park on August 3 in 2021, […]

The Beach Master Overcomes Hurdle To Claim First Win at Albany

Wes Andrews and his partner Denise with The Beach Master after their win. Photo Credit- Photography by Jodie Hallows The Beach Master may have had 2-and-a-half years away from the racetrack, but that didn’t stop the rising five-year-old from dominating the last on the card at Albany, leading all the way for Mount Barker based […]

Damien Oliver conquers final Pinnacle

Only one race was named in honour of the jockey known as the Greatest Of All Time but his presence was so dominant that the entire Perth racing carnival could have been called the Damien Oliver Pinnacles. The extended farewell of the Australian sporting legend reached the perfect conclusion when Damien Oliver won the final […]

Prentice Captures First Nugget

It was a proud moment for trainer Justin Prentice when big race performer Tricky Miki took out December’s Retravision-Golden Nugget (2536m) at Gloucester Park. Prentice has already built a formidable training record over the past four years, but a Golden Nugget trophy was missing from the mantlepiece. He entered last year’s Golden Nugget with a […]

Right Race Right Time For Ayrton Says Kent (Jnr)

Ayrton won the Listed Weekend Hussler (1400m) first up at Caulfield in October, but it was his next two outings that impressed co-trainer Michael Kent and set him up for a trip to Perth. The well-travelled six-year-old ran a closing seventh in the Group 2 Damien Oliver (1400m) at Flemington and finished sixth in the […]

Time Is Now For Lavra Joe: Jones

Now is the time for Lavra Joe to stand up and become one of the leading Free-For-All players, according to his trainer Ray Jones. The five-year-old makes his much-anticipated return to racing in tomorrow night’s Vale Tony Stampalia Pace (1730m) at Gloucester Park. His return comes as most of the pacers engaged in last month’s […]

Kim Doak Having A Ripping Time As Owner

From modest aspirations a couple of years ago Kim Doak has hit pay dirt as an owner, led by star three-year-old Ripcord who has captured national and international interest after his Placid Ark triumph. That profile is set to soar again if he happens to take out Saturday’s $1.5 million Damien Oliver Gold Rush at […]

Two On The Trot For Frisky Grand Majestic Bells NZ

Grand Majestic Bells NZ winning at Pinjarra back in May 2023. Photo Credit – Photography by Jodie Hallows Trots man Nigel Johns has done it again, with the square gaiting wizard getting the win in the first at Pinjarra on Monday December 11, with the once troublesome Grand Majestic Bells NZ. Making it two on […]

Dream Ending Remains Alive Despite Gold Rush Draw Says Oliver

Has Damien Oliver’s dream of a fairytale ending at Ascot on Saturday been dealt a savage blow? Oliver’s glittering career draws to a close when he partners interstate raider, Munhamek in a race renamed in his honour: the Group 3 Damien Oliver Gold Rush (1400m), It could take all of Oliver’s sublime riding skills to […]

Dow Jones Stocks Rise In Even Nugget

Trainer Kim Prentice is no stranger to Retravision-Golden Nugget (2536m) success and he’s under no illusion how hard they are to win. Soho Tribeca produced a stirring performance to deliver Prentice a big win in the 2016 Golden Nugget, the same night as the Inter Dominion. It’s why when barrier one comes along in such […]
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