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History Of The Belmont Newmarket

BELMONT NEWMARKET The $150,000 Listed Belmont Newmarket is the first feature race of the 2019-2020 racing season. Below is an overview of the race BELMONT NEWMARKET OVERVIEW The Belmont Newmarket was first run in 1945 and won by Lord Treat, who was again successful and repeated the feat the following year. The Listed Belmont Newmarket […]


Gun sprinter Tommy Shelby makes his return to the races this Saturday night when he exits box two in a heat of the Sign Strategy WA Sprint Championship at Cannington. The Steve Withers trained speedster was last seen on July 11 when runner up behind Playlist in the Group 1 Vic Peters Final at Wentworth […]

WA Racing Update – 7 August 2020

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) advises that as of 11.59pm, Monday 10 August, the following biosecurity measures will apply to the transfer of all horses travelling from interstate: Any horse travelling into WA from interstate must go to a non-licensed property for a minimum of 24 hours and cannot proceed directly to any licensed […]

Industry Update – Sale of the WA TAB

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) acknowledges the announcement today by the WA Government, regarding the sale of the WA TAB. Prior to COVID-19, the negotiations of the sale were well advanced with TABcorp. The WA Government and RWWA both engaged productively with TABcorp to fully explore the potential for a mutually beneficial transaction. The […]

The Last Word – Retravision Marathon Handicap Night

Tomorrow night sees the running of the Retravision-Marathon Handicap. Get the all important last word from all the key players on the 10 race card. RACE 1 – RETRAVISION, FOR ALL THE ELECTRICAL STUFF YOU LOVE PACE 1.Greg Bond (Be My Rock): “Came through Monday very well. Expect him to be in the finish.” 2.Michael […]

Derrick Boots Home A Treble

There is no slowing Madi Derrick who made an early claim on the apprentice’s premiership after her first city treble at Belmont on Wednesday. Derrick guided home Treat Yo Self in race three, Hoolahoops in the sixth before capping her best day in the saddle on Showzali in race seven. Treat Yo Self and Showzali, […]

Gascoyne ‘Iso Heat’ Winner Crowned

Denham local Stacey Reynolds has been named the winner of WA Fashions on the Field’s virtual Gascoyne heat, earning herself a nomination to the prestigious final at Ascot later this year. As a seasoned racegoer, Ms Reynolds had her winning dress ready to wear for Geraldton Cup in April this year, and was not about […]

European Stayer Aimed At Perth Cup

European stayer Neufbosc is set to continue his racing career in Perth under top trainer, Neville Parnham and be aimed at the Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) in January. Formerly trained in France, Neufbosc came to Australia having finished second to Kew Gardens in a Group 1 race at Longchamp last year before contesting the […]

Free-For-All Next Step For While They Pray

Progressive pacer While They Pray will get a chance to prove his feature race credentials when he steps up to Free-For-All company later this campaign. The four-year-old produced the best performance of his career in Friday night’s Kerry Clarke 4&5YO Classic when he wore down proven Free-For-All pacer Rock Me Over. While They Pray wasn’t […]

Programming and Stakes Changes

Commencing 10 August nine races will be conducted at both the Pinjarra Monday meeting and the Gloucester Park midweek race meeting. All races on these programmes will be staked at $7,500., For all other provincial, country and community classified race meetings the number of races run will be restricted to eight and there will be […]

Ascot Pool Update

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) wishes to advise Trainers that the Ascot Racecourse pool repairs will take a further two months to complete, with the pool expected to be available for use in early October. In late May, RWWA approved the grant application from Perth Racing for minor repairs to the pool at Ascot. The […]

Premiership Standings: 2019-2020

METRO JOCKEY William Pike 140 Jade McNaught 62.5 Chris Parnham 52.5 Paul Harvey 41 Chloe Azzopardi 36   PROVINCIAL JOCKEY Kyra Yuill 103.5 William Pike 97 Mitch Pateman 56 Jade McNaught 49 Natasha Faithfull 41   COUNTRY JOCKEY Michelle Hagley 19 Peta Edwards 12 Beau-B-Edwards 10 Simone Altieri 09 Kate Fitzgerald 09   TRAINER METRO […]

The Best Is Yet To Come For Floyd

He’s a seven-year-old, but according to jockey Jarrad Noske the best is still ahead for Floyd. Noske partnered Floyd to a rails hugging win in the Jockey Celebration Sprint (1000m) on Saturday, handing brothers Chris and Michael Gangemi a dream start to their training partnership. Despite Floyd’s best figures over short races, Noske believes the […]

Scary Win By Clairvoyance

  Scary and rapid improvement. They were the two key take outs from trainer Darren McAuliffe following the exciting win of Clairvoyance at Belmont on Saturday. A stylish winner over 1000m on debut three weeks ago, the Nostradamus filly gave further notice of her talent with a breathtaking win in the Vale Harvey Crossman Plate […]

RWWA Releases Race Dates for 2020/21

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) has today released its schedule for the 2020/21 racing season, which will see WA racing return to pre-COVID-19 form. The schedule’s first race meeting, to be run at Belmont Park on 1 August 2020, will mark the return of prizemoney and breeding bonuses to 100% across all three codes […]

Essential Spice Can Handle Weight Rise Says Pearce

Co-trainer Dan Pearce holds faith that talented sprinter Essential Spice will cope with a weight increase in a bid to win back-to-back races at Belmont on Saturday. Essential Spice won the Listed Beaufine Stakes (1000m) on July 11 with 54kg on her back and rises to 59kg in the Jockey Celebration Day Sprint (1000m). “That’s […]

RWWA Integrity Department Changes

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) has undertaken a comprehensive review of its business and developed strategies to support a positive and sustainable future for its racing and wagering operations. In line with this process, a review of RWWA’s integrity department has also been conducted to ensure efficiencies and use of emerging technologies are maximised […]
Bull Back At His Best

The Last Word July 31

The Kerry Clarke 4&5YO Classic is the feature event on the 10 race card tomorrow night. Hear from all the key contenders in each race below. RACE 1 – BETTER YOUR BET WITH TABTOUCH 2YO PACE 1.Gary Hall Jnr (Soho Gigolo): “I don’t know what Glenn wants to do. I thought we might be happy […]

Pike Claims Melbourne Cup Mount

Champion Perth jockey William Pike has secured the ride on the Robert Hickmott-trained German import Schabau in the Melbourne Cup. The son of Pastorious made a spectacular start to his Australian career when he impressively reeled off three straight wins last year. Schabau won a hat trick of races at Flemington between January and February […]

WA Feature Winners: Season 2019-2020

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN GROUP & LISTED RACES 2019-2020 Group 1 RACE HORSE JOCKEY TRAINER Railway Stakes Regal Power William Pike G & A Williams Winterbottom Stakes Hey Doc Luke Currie Tony McEvoy Kingston Town Classic Kay Cee Steven Parnham Neville Parnham   GROUP 2 RACE HORSE JOCKEY TRAINER Lee Steere Stakes Star Exhibit Peter Hall Adam […]
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