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Barrier Luck Turns For Comfort Me

Can ultra consistent Perth seven-year-old Comfort Me win the Damien Oliver Gold Rush (1400m) at Ascot on Saturday? After finally drawing a favourable barrier, trainer, Rhys Radford, believes the gelding now has a fighting chance. The understated Radford almost did a little jig and gave a fist pump when he drew barrier three for Comfort […]

Amy Kennedy and Goandcullect Shine Bright at EITP

Photo credit- Waylib Photos – Wayne Edwards Amy Kennedy and Goandcullect experienced thrill like no other, when the pair made their way from Albany to compete at this year’s Equestrian In The Park at Crown on Saturday, November 25th at the glamorous grounds of Crown Perth. With a large number of competitors entered into the […]

Rejuvenated Valour On The Road To Gold Rush

Valour Road has done the groundwork and is in top shape to win the $1.5 million Damien Oliver Gold Rush (1400m) at Ascot, according to trainer, Simon Miller. Miller is just rapt to have Valour Road back racing competitively again and in contention for rich races after the gelding’s career appeared to be at the […]

Nugget Wide Open After Barrier Draw

Friday’s Retravision-Golden Nugget (2536m) remains a wide-open affair, following this morning’s barrier draw. Just one change was made to the field that lined up in the 4YO Classic earlier this month, with Rubin’s Plight replacing Street Hawk, who wasn’t nominated for the race. Goodfellaz and Brickies Dream were named as the two emergencies. Soho Dow […]

Oliver and Kay: Back To The Beginning

Time can fade memories, but there’s one race that Bruce Kay will never fail to recall. Kay has trained gallopers for more than 40 years, but a provincial meeting in Perth’s South West will forever hold sentimental and historical attachment. The meeting and venue was Bunbury, the race a 1000m handicap, the winner Mr Gudbod […]

Nullarbor Winner Set For More Perth Success

Nullarbor winning driver Cameron Hart will be looking for another feature race win in Perth when he teams up with My Ultimate Ronnie in Friday’s Golden Nugget (2536m) at Gloucester Park. Hart missed the drive on the Jarrod Alchin-trained pacer in last Friday week’s 4YO Classic due to Inter Dominion commitments. He’s set to drive […]

There’s A Lot Of Good To Come From Men Says Andrews

A Lot Of Good Men came up just a fraction short this campaign, but trainer Trevor Andrews is confident there is a big win on the horizon for the three-year-old. A Lot Of Good Men ran another cracking race in Saturday’s G1 Northerly Stakes (1800m), flashing home for fifth behind Dom To Shoot, beaten a […]

Racing WA launches major partnership with Solaris Cancer Care

An exciting new partnership between the Racing WA Community Fund and Solaris Cancer Care promises vital support for cancer patients and their families throughout WA. The partnership, which officially launched at the Bunbury Turf Club Open Day on 10 December 2023, will help Solaris Cancer Care reach regional families affected by cancer and raise awareness […]

Young Suvaljko’s Ideal Run

He may be new to the driving ranks, but Aaron Suvaljko has hit his stride, with another two wins added to his tally this weekend. Suvaljko made his way down to Bunbury on Friday for the daytime meeting, and although he was confident in his horse’s ability, it was clear punters didn’t share his view, […]

Could Change Be As Good As A Holiday For George’s New Recruits?

Eastern states trotter Trixy Nixie makes his WA debut tomorrow at Pinjarra, but trainer Michael George is conservative with his thoughts ahead of tomorrow’s run. By all reports, the rising six-year-old is doing everything right at home in his training, but George won’t know how the horse is truly tracking until after tomorrow’s event. George […]

Casey Blown Away By Group 1 Northerly Win

Two weeks ago, at Ascot, it was a red-letter day for the Parnham family, trainer Neville and jockey-son Steven securing the G1 Railway Stakes (1600m) and G2 WA Guineas (1600m) double. Fast forward to yesterday (Saturday) and it was another WA racing family dynasty, the Casey’s, that embraced their greatest racing triumph in the G1 […]

Pony races put youngsters on track for future careers

The youngsters lining up for pony races at Ascot today showed the focus and commitment of professional jockeys in a Group 1. All the riders in the first National Pony Racing Series understood the honour of racing on the famous track just hours before the Northerly Stakes and among them were top jockey William Pike’s […]

Wide Barrier Won’t Stop Zipaway From Winning Says Parnham

Jockey Steven Parnham couldn’t disguise his disappointment when Zipaway came up with barrier 14 in Saturday’s Group 1 Northerly Stakes (1800m) at Ascot. With his head in his hands, Parnham was left contemplating how he would be able to negotiate the best run for Zipaway from the second widest gate. To rub a little extra […]

Carbery Takes Nothing For Granted In Search Of Three-peat

Patrick Carbery knows how to win the Drummond Golf-Northerly Stakes (1800m). He’s eyeing his third consecutive win in the Group 1 event and fourth in the last seven years. He was able to win it aboard tough geldings Pounamu in 2017 and Regal Power (2021), as well as boom filly Amelia’s Jewel (2022). Now he’s […]

Holy Hecka Makes A Super Impression

There’s been plenty of success for trainer Mike Reed to enjoy about over the past month. Hoppy’s Way was placed in the 4YO Championship and 4YO Classic. Blitzembye has been a consistent performer in Free-For-All company, while Flying Rumour has won both of his starts back from a spell. However, it’s been Holy Hecka’s first […]

Exciting Albany 3YO To Make Perth Debut

Final Siren is going okay, maybe even a bit better than that. Trained in Albany by Rebecca Bayliss, Final Siren makes his city debut on the weekend. The three-year-old son of I’m All The Talk comes to town after going bang-and then bang again from the opening two starts of his career on home deck. […]

Pike Optimistic But Fears Zaaki Factor In Northerly

Such is the aura surrounding veteran Sydney galloper Zaaki, champion jockey William Pike fears rivals maybe running for second spot in Saturday’s G1 Northerly Stakes (1800m) at Ascot. Zaaki, a four-time winner at the elite level with $10.8 million in prizemoney, is clearly the highest-rated runner in Perth’s weight-for-age feature and the rock-solid favourite. Zaaki […]

Edwards Says A Tough Goodbye To Oaks Winner

Trainer Luke Edwards admits he still doesn’t know if he wanted to sell his WA Oaks winner August Moon to America. The filly delivered him his greatest moment as a trainer earlier this year in the $150,000 feature, scoring a brave win over Turn The Page. The daughter of Captaintreacherous is set to join Shane […]

Andrews Banking On A Lot Of Good Men To Deliver G1 Honours Again

Top trainer Trevor Andrews is delighted to be hunting for Group 1 glory in Saturday’s Northerly Stakes (1800m) and thinks he has a horse that can achieve it. Andrews, who saddles up A Lot Of Good Men, triumphed in the Northerly Stakes once before with Modem (2005) and ran placings with Luckygray (2014) and King […]

Steven Parnham Sticks To Proven Formula In Northerly Stakes

Racing is so often about choices and in-form jockey, Steven Parnham, hopes he made the right one as he bids to set a new benchmark in Saturday’s Group 1 Northerly Stakes (1800m) at Ascot. Given the option of two horses trained by his father Neville, Parnham plumped for WA Guineas (1600m) champion, Zipaway ahead of […]
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