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Change Of Plans For Western Empire

Grant Williams has abandoned Melbourne Spring Carnival aspirations for Western Empire. Williams had his eyes fixed on the Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley later this year with Western Empire, but has shelved those plans for sprint races in Perth. Western Empire ended his winter campaign on the weekend after finishing second to Let’s Galahvant […]

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Love At First Sight For Larger Than Life Tim Gossage

An ecstatic Tim Gossage with the winning trophy after Bettagetonpip’s win at Gloucester Park. Photo Credit- Pacepix There wouldn’t be many in WA that don’t know Tim Gossage’s face, but it’s become a regular around WA’s harness racing tracks and this week he celebrated some of the highest of highs that an owner can experience […]

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Impressive Mare The Parade NZ Goes On To Produce In Breeding Barn

Bettor Arcade and Aiden De Campo at Bunbury. Photo Credit- Photography by Jodie Hallows Last week Four Diamonds Pacing celebrated their 400th training success, but they didn’t sit on 400 wins for long, with Saturday night’s win with Bettor Arcade delivering De Campo win 401. The Westbred three-year-old by champion sire Bettors Delight is the […]

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Quick Back Up No Problem For Eye Better With Kellerberrin Cup Win

Eye Better getting the win at Kellerberrin. Photo Credit – Photography by Jodie Hallows As Emily Suvaljko nears 600 driving wins, the 23-year-old managed to get wins 596 and 597 on Sunday at Kellerberrin, including the feature of the day, the DKT Rural Agencies Kellerberrin Cup on Eye Better for trainer Lang Inwood. Six-year-old Eye […]

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Reay Stable On The Up With Baltic Ace Getting Well Deserved Win at Kellerberrin

Baltic Ace. Photo Credit- Pacepix It was start 102 for Baltic Ace that saw the war horse break the $100,000 in stake money for owner/trainer Tracy Reay, with the stable heading to Kellerberrin on Sunday with two runners for a win and a second placing, with Jades Fortune the runner-up in race three on the […]

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Parnham Rates Winning Pair Highly

Jockey Brad Parnham, who continued his good form in the saddle with a Belmont double on Saturday, predicts bright futures for his two winners. Parnham took his season tally to 53 city winners and sits fourth in the Perth jockey premiership after booting home Elite Missile and Objectify. Elite Missile, resuming since the Magic Millions […]

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Four WA icons to be inducted into WA Racing Hall of Fame

Two trailblazers for women in racing, jockey Paula Wagg and administrator Marjorie Charleson, will join renowned horseman Bert Harrison and legendary stallion Haulpak in the esteemed WA Racing Hall of Fame in August. As the first female jockey licensed in Western Australia, Paula Wagg broke several barriers in a male-dominated field, paving the way for […]

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Devoted To Join Fernie Stable

Belmont Guineas winner Devoted is set to join Luke Fernie’s stable, after the Ascot trainer purchased him for $105,000 in an online sale this week. Devoted ran third in the 2021 WA Guineas (1600m) under the care of Grant and Alana Williams, before his successful Belmont Guineas (1600m) campaign under the care of Michael Grantham. […]

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Hunter Hopeful With Feels Playful

Trainer Paul Hunter is banking on an encouraging trial at Lark Hill last week to be the catalyst for a return to form from his talented mare Feels Playful. The mare had just one start last campaign, where she finished more than five lengths behind Pompey over 1400m at Ascot. She lines up in Saturday’s […]

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Encouraging Signs for Pacing Cup Champion

Trainer Ray Williams’ confidence is growing about Magnificent Storm being able to defend his WA Pacing Cup title later this year. A knee issue kept Magnificent Storm out of the Nullarbor (2536m) and Fremantle Cup (2936m) earlier this year. There were some doubts as to whether the gelding would be back in time to defend […]

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Strickland Farewell Fit For A Queen

Consistent mare The Velvet Queen is set to end her racing career in Saturday’s Group 3 Strickland Stakes (2000m) at Belmont Park. The five-year-old has built a formidable record of seven wins and six placings from her 24 starts. She was placed twice at Group 3 level and won the $100,000 Ascot Mile (1600m) in […]

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Owning Double For The Pikes

Mike and Lyn Pike. Photo Credit- Pacepix Owner Michael Pike’s love of the harness racing industry dates back to when he was just a young man, and although his initial introduction to racing was in thoroughbreds, as a jockey, he is adamant that harness is what he loves most. Mick and Lyn Pike had a […]

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Brad Lynn Celebrates 100th Training Success

Kinsaabi delivers Brad Lynn his 100th training success. Photo Credit- Photography By Jodie Hallows Another milestone moment achieved, with Brad Lynn getting his 100th training success on Monday at Pinjarra when Kinsaabi got up at odds in race six. Lynn, who decided to take the dive into harness racing after watching the trots at the […]

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Forgotten King Edging To A Return

Dual Listed race winner All The King’s Men is a strong chance to return for the upcoming spring and summer carnival, according to trainer Trevor Andrews. The five-year-old won last year’s WA Breeders Stakes (1400m) and Lex Piper Stakes (1600m) at Pinjarra and Ascot respectively and has spent almost 12 months on the sidelines with […]

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Street Hawk NZ All Class With York Cup Win

Street Hawk NZ taking out the Glenroy Chaff York Cup at Northam. Photo Credit – Photography by Jodie Hallows The Greg and Skye Bond trained Street Hawk NZ added the $30,000 York Cup to his resume on Saturday night when Deni Roberts drove the five-year-old to victory after starting from barrier eight on the 20m […]

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Age Just A Number With Reeves Bringing Up Win After Two Year Hiatus

I See Fire and Colin Reeves at Wagin. Photo Credit- Photography by Jodie Hallows. Colin Reeves went almost eight years between drinks when he drove his first winner in over seven years back in May 2022, and on Friday, June 7 he broke a two-year hiatus from the winner’s circle, coincidentally on the same horse, […]

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Wolfe-McGruddy Combination Too Good In Raconteur

Veteran trainer Steve Wolfe and jockey Shaun McGruddy combined to chalk up another notable victory at Belmont on Saturday when Brave Spirit came with a well-timed run to win the Listed Raconteur Stakes (1400m). Two weeks after winning in 58+ grade at the same track, Brave Spirit took an extra leap forward by defeating the […]

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No Loss Of Confidence In Super Smink From Morton Camp

On the surface it appears the current year has been disappointing for Dan Morton’s top filly, Super Smink. She ran last in The Quokka (1200m), eighth in the Northam Stakes (1300m) and seventh in a 1200m ratings race at Belmont last-start. Despite the results, Morton and his team insist Super Smink is going better than […]

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Parnham’s Generous Opinion Of Raconteur Mount

Top jockey Brad Parnham is confident he can add another Raconteur Stakes (1400m) trophy to his mantel piece when he partners Generosity in the $125,000 Listed event at Belmont on Saturday. Parnham and Generosity team up together for the second after proving a formidable winning combination last-start which broke a frustrating run of five consecutive […]

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Prentice Happy To Stay In Perth With Rolling Fire

Star trainer Justin Prentice is likely to resist the temptation of taking Rolling Fire to Sydney with boom stablemate Never Ending, despite the riches on offer. Rolling Fire made an impressive return to racing at Gloucester Park a fortnight ago, where he stormed home to beat Acharne Girl. Prentice and connections had given thought of […]

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Kersley Hopes My Jimmy Can Revive Raconteur Memories

The Raconteur Stakes was the race that gave Brian Kersley his biggest success as a trainer and he returns to the Listed event at Belmont with high hopes again. Kersley will saddle up last-start winner, My Jimmy and is confident the gelding can deliver on his potential when he lines up in a stakes race […]

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