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Money man Miller has a million reasons to smile

What a season Mitch Miller is having in the cart. The young reinsman is just a few wins away from cracking the $1mil in prizemoney for the first time and has notched impressive thirds in two of the biggest races on the WA calendar, the WA Pacing Cup with Minstrel and the WA Derby with […]

Changes to race times for Railway Stakes Day

Racing WA has announced plans for altered race times at Ascot Racecourse on November 25 due to forecast hot weather. In line with well-established hot weather policies, the contingency plan for Railway Stakes Day is: Race 1 will be abandoned. A RTG 66+ Handicap 2100m will be added to the race program for next Saturday, […]

Top honours for Gai Waterhouse and Anamoe at Perth ceremony

2022 Cox Plate champion Anamoe was crowned Australian Racehorse of the Year at a glamorous celebration at Optus Stadium yesterday. Now in retirement, Anamoe stands as Godolphin’s most triumphant horse at Group 1 level, solidifying his status as one of the most distinguished Australian stallions in history. At the same event, the first lady of […]

Deja Vu For Comfort Me In Railway

There was a sense of déjà vu for trainer Rhys Radford at Tuesday’s Railway Stakes barrier draw. Comfort Me drew barrier 18, leaving Radford feeling deflated, but it’s a position the young trainer knows only too well. On face value it’s a body blow, but if the emergencies come out Comfort Me jumps from gate […]

Lynn Confident Elegant Peak NZ Has Big Future Ahead Of Her

Elegant Peak NZ broke through for her first win in WA on Monday at Pinjarra at just her second attempt, and trainer Brad Lynn is confident the six-year-old mare has a big future ahead of her. Purchased relatively cheap from New Zealand, Elegant Peak NZ was sent to Clive Dalton in Victoria where she had […]

Morton A Fan Of WA Guineas Contest

Dan Morton’s priority is to win Saturday’s WA Guineas with Super Smink. Group 2 status, half-a-million dollars in prize money and bragging rights are solid enough incentives. But if Morton takes off his training cap and looks at the contest purely as a fan, he’s salivating at the prospect. Saturday’s WA Guineas is the undercard […]

Lindau mare goes well beyond all expectations

Banjup trainer Murray Lindau could cap off a career best season with a win in the Group 1 $150,000 Westral Mares Classic with much improved mare Beyond The Sea at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Lindau’s stable has been in scintillating form this season, with 15 winners (26 per cent strike rate) and $250,000 in […]

Roots: Right Horse In Right Race Says Waller

Chris Waller is positive Roots fits the right profile and has the credentials to win Saturday’s $1.5 million Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot and claim an elusive Group 1 victory. Sydney’s champion trainer understands what’s required to win Perth’s famous mile race, having prepared Good Project to take out Railway Stakes honours in 2015. Good […]

Poy Hopes To Continue Family Tradition In Railway

A new Railway Stakes champion will be crowned at Ascot on Saturday and jockey, Michael Poy hopes he can reach the same heights as his father. Poy is the son of former champion jockey, Michael Clarke and is going all out to complete a rare family treble in Perth’s famous mile race. A four-time winner […]

Amy Kennedy and Goandcullect Set To Tackle Eventing In The Park

Goandcullect and Amy Kennedy. Photo Credit- Vickiphotos Goandcullect heads towards his biggest challenge this weekend when he takes on the Diamond Class at Eventing In The Park at Crown this Saturday, November 25. In a massive class of 65, ‘Ajay’ as he’s affectionately known around the stables, is the only standardbred competing this weekend, flying […]

Aaron Suvaljko Makes Flying Start To Driving Career

Aaron Suvaljko at Collie making his debut. Photo Credit- Photography by Jessica Joy Photography Aaron Suvaljko’s driving career is off to a good start, with the 16-year-old now sitting on two wins from just eight drives, since making his debut on the 5th of November 2023. Getting his first win at just his third start, […]

Rejuvenated veteran lives to race another day

Phil Duggan is tough but a serious track accident two and a half years ago threatened to end a career that spans six decades and includes an interdominion finalist, a near death car accident and thousands of rides as a heavyweight jockey. Duggan, a rough-around-the-edges expert horseman from a famous racing family, was in hospital […]

Perth tipsters shine in competition opener

The 2023 Ascot racing carnival is in full swing after the running of the Placid Ark Stakes. This year punters are not just spectating, they are diving headfirst into the action with Racing WA’s huge Horse Racing Tipping Competition! Powered by, this special event gives punters a chance to take on the biggest names […]

Final Field: Railway Stakes-WA Guineas

Group 1 racing returns to Ascot on Saturday with the running of the $1.5 million Railway Stakes (1600m). The final field of 16 with three emergencies includes three interstate raiders up against 13 of the Perth locals. Melbourne’s Tuvalu carries the 58kg top weight with ace jockey Jamie Kah to partner the Group 1 performer. […]

Enthusiastic postie on track to deliver the goods

Trainee driver Ashley Shepherd had not even brushed a horse four years ago. Now he is just 12 drives away from a reinsman’s licence and dreams of training a team of pacers and winning feature races. The Collie postman said his trotting journey began when he met Leo and Karen Wallrodt at a Collie trot […]

Hot Zed Defies Doubters-Again

As a Hall Of Fame trainer and holding many of WA’s biggest races, Lou Luciani quite often has the last laugh as a trainer. You don’t often win the challenge against someone of Luciani’s ilk, he is without peer when it comes to training thoroughbreds. But even after years of experience and building an elite […]

Ripcord Lets Rip In Placid Ark Stakes

Trainer Luke Fernie never lost faith in Ripcord and was duly rewarded after the gelding scored a dramatic last-gasp win in the $500,000 Listed Placid Ark Stakes (1200m) at Ascot. Fernie knew with Ripcord he had an above average horse going into the Placid Ark Stakes, but would the son of Written By be able […]

Options Open For Star Filly Keshi Boom

To back up against the boys or chase Group 1 honours and $1.5 million in prizemoney? That’s the enviable decision facing the all powerful Grant and Alana Williams stable. Go again next week in the Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m) or take on a race that’s been kind to three-year-olds in recent years in the […]

Pateman Gets His Rhythm Back In Peters

The changing fortunes of racing. One day up. One day down. Unfortunately for trainer Mitchell Pateman Wednesday was a down day when his talented three-year-old Almighty Class had to be withdrawn from the Placid Ark Stakes (1200m) because of a virus. The Playing God gelding will live to fight another day, but a crushing blow […]

Shaken Sheehy hands over reins on refreshed Frankie

Comeback kid Tommy Sheehy has decided to take a short break from race driving after a car accident last month left him shaken up. Dylan Egerton-Green will pilot Sheehy’s two runners – Frankie J Holden and Trunkey Fetch – at Gloucester Park on Tuesday and Sheehy believes they would give a forward showing. Sheehy was […]
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