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Nominations open for the 2021 Thoroughbred Media Award

The greatest stories from the State’s racing industry will be in the running for the 2021 Thoroughbred Media Award next month.  Nominations for the award are now open and the presentation will be made at the 2020/21 WA Thoroughbred Racing Awards on Saturday 28 August, 2021.  In an extraordinarily disruptive and challenging year, triumphs deserve to be celebrated more than ever. The media award […]

Allan Holds Hopes On Stable Debutant

Ascot trainer Martin Allan has high hopes new stable addition Takemehometonight can get off to a flying start in the Tabtouch-Better Your Bet Maiden (1000m) at Belmont Park on Wednesday. The I’m All The Talk filly makes her debut for Allan after six starts for previous trainer Justin Warwick and is bursting to break through […]

History Of The Bolton Sprint

Feature racing for the 2020-21 season draws to a close this Saturday with the running of the Listed Bolton Sprint at Belmont Park. Below is a snapshot of the races’ history. BOLTON SPRINT OVERVIEW The H.G.Bolton Sprint, a 1200m Listed race, was named in honour of Harry Bolton, who was considered the foremost administrator of racing […]

Wall Fillies Making Their Mark

When Sarah Wall trained just the second quinella of her career at Gloucester Park on July 11 it was one of those occasions where it was much more than just a win. Make Your Mark held off Dontbesillychilli in an exciting finish to the two-year-old fillies event on that night, breaking her maiden status at […]

Theycall Me Stooge Lifts Spirits

Theycall Me Stooge after his win with reinsman Dylan Egerton-Green. Photo Credit: Photography by Jodie Hallows   Theycall Me Stooge broke a 22-month hiatus from the winners’ circle on Saturday night at Bunbury when the double west bred gelding got up at $12 odds for trainer Peter Trefort and reinsman Dylan Egerton-Green.   Owned by […]

Red Can Man Out To Replicate Melbourne Success

After scoring a fighting win last time out at Caulfield, Mornington trainer David Brideoake can see no reason why Red Can Man can’t replicate his winning ways again on the weekend. After his first-up loss on debut in Melbourne, the Western Australian-owned four-year-old bounced back and atoned by winning the Group 3 Monash Stakes (1100m) […]

The Top 7 From Belmont Park

1-DRUMMOND GOLF BELMONT CLASSIC. The lead-up to the Listed event might have been a little underwhelming with just six starters to contest, but it delivered on the day with an exciting three-way finish and just a length and a half separating the field. A short head and short half-head the margin between Baronova, Truly Reliable […]

McDonough and Reeves Part Ways With a Treble

Hayden Reeves and Bailey McDonough after Miss Pocket Rocket took out the race named after McDonough. Photo Credit: Photography by Jodie Hallows   Bailey McDonough and Hayden Reeves dominated the Friday night meeting at Wagin, with the driver and trainer duo joining forces for a wining treble on the card. With McDonough leaving on Sunday […]

Tena Koutou: A Durrant Classic

The way Tena Koutou came through his Aquanita Stakes (2000m) victory has trainer Adam Durrant upbeat about his chances of taking out a feature race double at Belmont Park. Tena Koutou dominated the Aquanita Stakes a fortnight back and enhanced his staying credentials when he surged clear over the final stages to defeat Crescent City […]

The Last Word – Friday July 16

Tomorrow night sees the running of the BOTRA Cup and Chandon at Gloucester Park. Forgotten Highway, above, took out last year’s BOTRA Cup. Get the last word from all the contenders below. RACE 1 – GARRARDS HORSE & HOUND 3YO FILLIES PACE Emily Suvaljko (CAPTAINS BEACHBABE): “Very good on Monday. Her past two starts indicated […]

Vincent Is Truly Reliable

Trainer Ray Vincent is optimistic he can claim his first stakes victory at Belmont Park on Saturday. Vincent will saddle up Truly Reliable in the Listed Drummond Golf Belmont Classic (2200m). Vincent believes his confidence in Truly Reliable measuring up is warranted following his encouraging third in last fortnight’s Aquanita Stakes. The three-year-old son of […]

Turvey and Suvaljko Team Up To Take Out The Daintys Daughter Classic

Captains Beachbabe and Emily Suvaljko. Photo Credit: Photography by Jodie Hallows   Monday saw the running of the $30,000 2021 Daintys Daughter Country Classic at Pinjarra with this year going to the Nathan Turvey trained and Emily Suvaljko driven, Captains Beachbabe. It can’t be denied that this duo is in impressive form as late, with […]

Williams Gaining Confidence In Serious Horse

He may have only run third in Sunday’s Free-For-All behind Shockwave but there was enough in To Fast To Serious’ performance to suggest he’s up to the company, according to trainer Ray Williams. To Fast To Serious finished a credible third behind Shockwave and Mighty Conqueror on Sunday night as he stepped up to FFA […]

Power to transform the lives of humans and horses

Competitors at the 2021 Community TAB HorsePower Australia Winter Family Fun Day held on Friday 9 July, showed there can be surprisingly little difference between a racehorse and a therapy horse. Held at HorsePower’s Collie centre, few people watching Little Red and Kenny gently carry riders of various abilities through the fun day activities would […]

From Jockey To Steward: Ellie Asphar’s Career Transition

Former jockey Ellie Asphar is appreciating her new position as cadet harness steward. Asphar swapped codes after her riding career ended abruptly and all too soon. The only clue to Asphar’s previous role is the riding bag and jockey silks she has stashed away at home. Reluctantly, Asphar couldn’t plan her own exit from racing, […]

Bunbury Withstands the Wild Weather

Vanessa Brockman, Bailey McDonough and connections after Sweet Sassymolassey won. Photo: Photography by Jodie Hallows   With the wild weather putting an end to Friday night at Gloucester Park, it left Bunbury as a stand alone meeting in WA, with the track holding up brilliantly to the host the seven-race program.   Silent Reaction took […]

Tricky Miki Delivers Prentice Surprise Slipper Win

Tricky Miki has given trainer-driver Justin Prentice a second straight win in the Choices Flooring-Golden Slipper (2130m) with a devastating performance at Gloucester Park last night. The gelding made an early attempt for the lead after Swingband galloped out in the early stages but couldn’t hold out Whataretheodds. Prentice was forced to settle behind Whataretheodds, […]

Bailey McDonough to Relocate to Victoria

Reinsman Bailey McDonough on board the Frank Bonnett trained Bee Jays Boy. Photo Credit: Hamilton Content Creators   In form reinsman Bailey McDonough is set to make the move to Victoria next Sunday after being offered a position working for one of Australia’s leading harness racing stables, Tonkin Stewart Racing.   After turning down an […]

The Top 7 From Belmont Park

1-LAQDAR RAMOLY If there has been one positive (pardon the pun) to come out of the COVID pandemic is that it’s kept Laqdar Ramoly in Western Australia for an extended stay. The 22-year-old should have been back home if not for travel complications, but Mauritius’ loss in Perth’s gain. He could not have ridden Nerodio […]

Young Guns set to star in Westchase Final

Some of WA’s most exciting young speedsters are set to showcase their talents in tonight’s Listed Westchase Final over the 520 metres at Cannington. Emerging talent Manzu was the fastest qualifier for tonight’s feature winning his heat from box 8 last week in a Best Of Night time of 29.55 seconds. The son of Vanderworp […]
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