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Expect Northerly Stakes Improvement From Forgot You Says Young

Natalie Young understands if punters have dropped off Forgot You, but she’s confident they’ll see an improved version of the five-year-old in Saturday’s G1 Northerly Stakes (1800m) at Ascot. Finishing 14th of 16 in the G1 Railway Stakes wasn’t the ideal way to kick off your interstate campaign and not what Young, who trains in […]

Darby Racing Set To Leave Bigger Footprint In Perth

Fresh from taking out Saturday’s Group 1 Crown Perth-Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) with Overpass, Darby Racing director Scott Darby wants the syndicator to increase its presence in Perth. Having already won the inaugural Quokka (1200m) earlier this year, Overpass completed the Ascot feature sprint double in Saturday’s $1.5 million event and won his first Group 1 […]

Review of week three: The Races WA Podcast tipping competition

Week three of the Ascot Carnival did not disappoint. Winterbottom Stakes Day was an electric affair, with a full 10-race program that drew attention all over Australia. Horses thundered their way around the track and punters gifted each other with their insights and tips, adding an extra layer of excitement to an already charged atmosphere. […]

Bowen In Awe Of His Baby Paris

Owner-breeder Gary Bowen was certain Baby Paris could not run out 1400m. Trainer Colin Webster and jockey Peter Knuckey had no reservations. Baby Paris had the final say and she responded emphatically. The daughter of boom sire Playing God proved too strong in the Jungle Dawn Classic (1400m), leading all the way. Rusty Dreams tried […]

Baker-Parr-Overpass: A Dream Perth Partnership

The triumvirate of Bjorn Baker, Joshua Parr and Overpass are developing a great bond with Perth. No, rewind: They have now cemented a lucrative relationship! Plundering Perth’s race riches certainly helps. Yesterday’s G1 Winterbottom Stakes win by Overpass, eight months after defeating home town hero Amelia’s Jewel in the inaugural $4 million Quokka in April, […]

Floewriter Aiming For Nugget Start

Floewriter will be chasing a Golden Nugget spot by winning tonight’s Freshest Hits And Throwbacks On Nova 4YO Classic Consolation (2130m) at Gloucester Park. The Aiden De Campo-trained pacer has produced two encouraging runs back from a spell, including a second to Rockmyster in the 4YO Championship Consolation a fortnight ago. Floewriter, to be driven […]

Smith Takes Aim At Second Winterbottom

Trainer Lindsey Smith is optimistic a decision to send Triple Missile to Perth will be richly rewarded in the $1.5 million Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday. Smith knows what it takes to win the Winterbottom Stakes, Perth’s major and most prestigious sprint, he did it 15 years ago when Glory Hunter […]

Accelerating Equity: How our Amy Evans is advocating for diversity and inclusion

Amy Evans is well known in WA racing circles for her ownership success. It’s an enviable record which includes part-ownership of multiple Group 3 winner The Velvet King, his progressive sister The Velvet Queen and Listed winner Weaponson, to name just a few. You’ll also find Amy’s name in the ownership of Clairvoyance, Protégé and […]

Amber Glide A Tonic For Price

In-form mare Amber Glide gets her chance for another feature event when she runs for Bunbury trainer, Ross Price at Ascot on the weekend. Price is getting a real kick out of Amber Glide, happily acknowledging the four-year-old has been a real surprise packet for his stable. On a dazzling winning streak, Amber Glide created […]

Williams Playing With House Money With Casino

Fresh from a stunning run of feature race success over the last month, trainer Ray Williams is eyeing another big win in tomorrow night’s Nova 93.7 4YO Classic (2130m) at Gloucester Park with Star Casino. The gelding caused a minor upset in the Group 3 4YO Championship earlier this month, storming over the top of […]

Wolfe On Good Terms With Red Can Man In Winterbottom

After brief contemplation, Steve Wolfe had a change of heart and couldn’t be happier with Red Can Man’s barrier position in Saturday’s Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m). Red Can Man, Wolfe’s stable flag bearer for years, will jump from barrier 10 in the Winterbottom Stakes with champion jockey Paul Harvey to assume the riding duties. […]

Young Keeps The Faith In Wonderful To Fly

Trainer Shane Young is confident Wonderful To Fly won’t be out of her depth when she faces one of the biggest challenges in her career in Friday’s Nova 93.7 4YO Classic (2130m) at Gloucester Park. Wonderful To Fly, who will be joined by Taking The Miki as the lone mares in the event, drew kindly […]

Favourable Winterbottom Draw Doesn’t Hurt My Bella Mae Says Carbery

Jockey Pat Carbery says a favourable barrier draw enhances My Bella Mae’s chances to win the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday. My Bella Mae came up with barrier five and with speed all around the Deep Field mare, Carbery plans to utilise her best asset in Perth’s rich $1.5 million sprint. […]

Brad Rawiller Answers SOS Winterbottom Call

Victorian jockey Brad Rawiller will attempt to win the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) for a second time when he partners Resortman in the $1.5 million feature at Ascot on Saturday. Rawiller answered the SOS call from Bunbury trainer Michael Lane and will make a flying visit to Perth before returning to Warrnambool for a […]

Happy Ayrton Key To Gold Rush Success

Exciting galloper Ayrton has quickly adapted to his new surroundings in Perth, according to Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr’s stable representative Ben Elam. Ayrton arrived in Perth with fellow Pinnacles contenders last week and will line up in next month’s Damien Oliver Gold Rush By TABtouch (1400m) at Ascot. By taking his place in […]

Pike Seeking Fortune Change In Winterbottom

In William Pike’s mind it’s the race that got away and he’s determined to claw back favour in Saturday’s Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot. Pike is as competitive a rider that is going around who doesn’t take losses too lightly and Oscar’s Fortune’s last-start defeat is one that still rankles with him. Pike […]

Alchin Happy With Nugget Hopeful

Trainer Jarrod Alchin is confident stable star My Ultimate Ronnie can take out one of his two feature race assignments in Perth, starting with the 4YO Classic (2130m) at Gloucester Park this Friday. My Ultimate Ronnie arrived in Perth with fellow interstate thoroughbreds last Monday and made his way to Greg and Skye Bond’s property. […]

Savatoxl Has Zest For Winterbottom

Trainer Will Savage maintains Savatoxl is showing enthusiasm and a zest for racing as he prepares for a first up tilt at the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday. Alice Springs-based Savage is looking for further interstate success with Savatoxl, the well-travelled Kuroshio gelding a multiple black-type winner in Adelaide and Melbourne. […]

New slotholders introduced in the next chapter of The Western Trilogy

Sky Racing is joining the world’s only tri-code slot race series in 2024, securing the only available slot in The Quokka. The major racing broadcaster has joined wagering operators and big names in racing by signing up for three years to the $5 million Thoroughbred race. Racing and Wagering Western Australia Chief Executive Officer Ian […]

A Red Letter Day For Parnham Family

In a week when Australia’s first lady of racing was justly feted and elevated to Legend status in the Australian Racing Hall Of Fame in Perth last Thursday, it was WA’s first family of racing, the Parnham’s, who took centre stage at Ascot on Saturday. It was a red-letter day for the Parnham’s at WA […]
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