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Versatile Red Can Man Can Reach The Top

Experienced jockey Peter Knuckey is confident Red Can Man has the versatility to be a big player in Perth Group 1 races later this year. Knuckey had no reservations making the assessment after the Gingerbread Man three-year-old ran up to his rating in Saturday’s Listed Bolton Sprint (1200m). Racing first-up since April, Red Can Man, […]

Pike’s Melbourne Plans

Fresh from breaking his Australian riding record at Belmont on the weekend, champion jockey William Pike has his sights set on making an impact in Victoria later in the year. Pike said plans are constantly evolving due to COVID-19 restrictions, but he hoped to be based in Melbourne for the spring carnival to partner star […]

Kalgoorlie Boulder Racing Club and Community TAB to fundraise for Goldfields Variety Children’s Charity

Kalgoorlie Boulder Racing Club (KBRC) and Community TAB have joined forces to raise funds for Goldfields Variety Children’s Charity at their race day on Sunday 9 August. The Community TAB Race Club Community Program has resumed as patrons have returned to racecourses throughout WA, continuing to raise funds for local not-for-profit groups. KBRC Chief Executive […]

WA Racing Update – 24 July 2020

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) would once again like to thank all owners, industry participants and race clubs for their understanding and patience as we have navigated our way through the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see below a reminder regarding current COVID-19 restrictions being implemented for the WA racing industry. On-Course Attendance As the State […]

The Last Word: Gloucester Park

RACE 1: TABTOUCH PACE (2130m) Ross Olivieri (QUEEN SHENANDOAH): “She’ll be heading towards the lead. She gets out quick and I think she can lead these and go well.” Shannon Suvaljko (ARMA INDIE): “Nice mare who will run a great race from this draw.” Aiden De Campo (MANDY JOAN): “Racing really well. Will run a […]

Great Southern ‘Iso Heat’ Winner Crowned

Mount Melville local Anjanee Gaoneadry has been named the winner of WA Fashions on the Field’s virtual Great Southern heat, earning herself a nomination to the prestigious final at Ascot later this year. New to the racing scene, Ms Gaoneadry said she only started going to the races about a year ago. “So far, my […]

Vale Harvey Crossman

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) extends their deepest condolences to the family of Harvey Crossman, who sadly passed away this morning following a battle with illness. Mr Crossman was an influential and much-respected member of the WA racing community, most known within the industry for his long-time service as the president of the Western […]

Cortopassi Excited By Future Stars

Trainer Ray Williams and stable driver Aldo Cortopassi share a lifetime of harness racing between them, however, the long-time teammates currently have some of the nicest horses they’ve ever been involved with at their disposal. Williams prepares exciting stablemates Cyclone Banner, To Fast To Serious and Magnificent Storm, all of whom Cortopassi is the regular […]

Free Trade Firmly On Track

Star galloper Free Trade made an ominous return at Belmont trials on Monday when cruising to an effortless win in the fastest 1000-metre heat of the day. Ridden by regular rider Chris Parnham, the Trade Fair five-year-old settled outside of undefeated leader Cliffs Of Comfort in running before lengthening nicely under a strong hold in […]

RWWA introduces Credit Scheme for WA Thoroughbred Breeding Industry

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is supporting race winning mares in Western Australia through Westspeed EPONA, a credit scheme designed to enhance the local thoroughbred breeding industry in WA. Through the scheme, 10% of prizemoney will be accumulated as a line of breeding credit, by any filly or mare who wins a WA race, […]

Gloucester Park: The Last Word

THE LAST WORD Gloucester Park – Friday July 17, 2020 RACE 1: GARRARDS HORSE & HOUND MS PACE (2130m) Jocelyn Young (PIERRE WHITBY): “Got the draw and is racing really well. Big chance.” Aldo Cortopassi (ART TUTOR): “Looks a good race for him, he should be right in the finish again you’d think. We’ll be […]

Billy Ain’t Silly Says Webster

While undefeated gelding Reign Of Fire has made a big impression in his maiden campaign, trainer Colin Webster is just as excited by another of his two-year-old’s, Billy Ain’t Silly. Reign Of Fire flashed major potential with two top wins last month and at Belmont on Wednesday Billy Ain’t Silly showcased his own promise with […]

Managed Cup Night On Target

It’s been a patient wait to get him back to fitness, but trainer Bernie Miller says Cup Night is ready to run well when he resumes in a fortnight. Cup Night is Miller’s Ascot carnival horse and has been off the scene for nearly five months after a nasty virus thwarted his autumn campaign. He […]

HorsePower Denmark Participant receives Community TAB Scholarship

Kattrina Anderson from HorsePower Denmark has received one of Community TABs Hearts and Horses Scholarships. The scholarship supports participants to access the vital therapy HorsePower Australia provides. For Kattrina, it means being able to continue to attend her fortnightly riding sessions at the Denmark centre. Kattrina has a mild intellectual disability and the programs run by HorsePower […]

New Addition For Oliveri

Top harness trainer Ross Olivieri only has one runner engaged at this evening’s Gloucester Park meeting, however, he’s bullish about his chances in the Direct Trades Supply Pace (2130m). It’s of no real surprise that the multiple Group 1-winning horseman’s new stable addition Just Wing It, a five-year-old gelding imported from New Zealand, gets him […]

Fabergino’s Melbourne Plans Uncertain

Fabergino’s quest for a Group 1 campaign in Melbourne remain uncertain with trainer Tiarnna Robertson not sure on what path the gun mare will take in the spring. The exciting grey sprinter gave Roberston one of her greatest thrills in racing when she brilliantly won the Listed Bob Hoysted Stakes (1000m) at Flemington in February. […]

The Trial Files

Heat 1: 400m 2YO The only 400m heat of the day saw a Kellie Grantham-trained quinella, with Excerpt finishing over the top of stablemate American Grin. The Snippetson colt jumped very awkwardly before picking up and hitting the line strongly under his own steam, while American Grin (2nd) jumped cleanly and produced a relatively-professional performance. […]

WA Racing Update – 13 July 2020

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) advises that due to the increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases interstate, the following updated protocols will be implemented from 11.59pm, Wednesday 15 July 2020. Racing animals from Victoria The transfer of racing horses from Victoria to any Western Australian racing stable, licensed premises or racecourse will not be permitted […]

Northam Greyhound Season

As previously advised, Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) in October 2019 engaged Professor David Eager from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) to conduct a review of WA’s three greyhound tracks. Based on preliminary advice from Professor Eager, RWWA made the decision to defer the start of the Northam season. Following further discussions with […]

Essential Spice Hot For Beaufine Win.

A sound first-up run leaves Dan Pearce confident Essential Spice can measure up in the Listed Beaufine Stakes (1000m) at Belmont on Saturday. Returning from a six month break and lumping 58kg, Essential Spice lost no admirers after running a nose second to Flow in a head-bobbing finish. Essential Spice drops to 54kg in the […]
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