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Broome To Reignite Jockeys Passion

Broome racing kicks off this weekend and someone who is determined to have an impact during the season is jockey, Kate Southam. For the first time in her career, Southam will make Broome her base for the winter, a move that didn’t require a lot of convincing. Dodging a dreary Perth winter and chasing the […]

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History Of The Belmont Sprint

The $200,000 G3 Belmont Sprint is the feature event this weekend, a feature winter race of the season that has seen a fine array of star WA gallopers grace the honour roll. Below is a snapshot of the race’s history, going back to its inception in 1963.   BELMONT SPRINT OVERVIEW The Belmont Sprint was […]

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Hillview Bondi Makes It Three In A Row With RWWA Feature at Bunbury

Hillview Bondi taking out the $10,250 RWWA Feature at Bunbury. Photo Credit: Photography by Jodie Hallows   What a day out it was for Kyle Symington and Aiden De Campo, with both drivers rounding out the Bunbury program with a driving treble on the card on Friday for the daytime meet. With nine races on […]

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Belmont Park: The Top 7

1-TAJ DYSON A day apprentice Taj Dyson won’t forget in a hurry. He had to share his first Saturday win after Safety Bay, trained by his grandfather, Fred Kersley, dead-heated with Gates Of Babylon, but soon after he hogged the limelight in his own right when Warm ‘N’ Fuzzy held on to win by a […]

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Promising Apprentice Nears Return

Take a jockey away from riding and it’s never easy for them, more so when you’re an apprentice, new to the game and just starting to hit your straps. Luke Campbell has not ridden in a race since March, but the natural lightweight jockey is ramping up for a return after competing at Lark Hill […]

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The Last Word – Diamond Classic Night

Tomorrow night sees the running of the Trotsynd 3YO Diamond Classic (2130m) for the fillies. Newsy, above, won last year’s edition of the $50,000 feature. Get The Last Word for the 10 races below. RACE 1 – TROTSYND FILLIES & MARES PACE Peter Tilbrook (VIVERE DAMORE): “She has track worked super. She excels as a […]

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A Lifetime Of Achievements for Leadership Award Recipient Karen Young

Karen Young with RWWA Board Member Bob Fowler at the Recent Ladies In Pacing awards. Photo Credit – RWWA Socials   There was no worthier recipient of the leadership award at the recent Ladies in Pacing awards than Karen Young, who has tried her hand at every aspect of harness racing imaginable.   “It was […]

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RWWA Announces Departure of Chief Racing Officer

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) today announces the resignation of Chief Racing Officer Charlotte Mills after more than 13 years of service to the State’s racing community. Charlotte has successfully led the strategic direction of the racing division to maximise commercial performance, revitalise the relevance of WA racing and maintain strong welfare standards. During […]

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Young Talents Shine For Williams Stable

Trainer Grant Williams says there is big upside to Lord Gannicus following his Crown Perth Maiden (1200m) win at Belmont on Wednesday. The son of Universal Ruler broke through at his second race start after running into promising two-year-old Tiffany Street on debut at Ascot. After a second to the Dan Morton-trained filly, punters were […]

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Bell Happy To Make Shockwave Comparison

Swingband’s dominant win in last Friday night’s Group 2 Team Bond-Pearl Classic (2130m) has added to trainer Ryan Bell’s thoughts he could have another star in his stable. The Alta Christiano gelding was dominant in the $50,000 feature, leading all the way to score by 17.5m. Bell, who trains Golden Nugget winner Shockwave, admits he’s […]

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Former Perth Sprinter Hot Chance In Adelaide’s Goodwood

Following a red-hot winning spree in Melbourne, In The Boat gets a deserved opportunity in G1 company in Saturday’s Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville. The former Perth galloper goes into Adelaide’s premier sprint event as a leading contender, a likelihood that has genuinely surprised trainer, Lindsey Smith. “He has worse legs than I have and I […]

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Cup Night In Limbo

The racing future of Cup Night is in limbo. Trainer Bernie Miller has ended the six-year-old’s campaign after he finished unplaced in last Saturday’s Roma Cup (1200m) at Belmont. Jockey Pat Carbery expressed immediate concerns after the Roma Cup when he said Cup Night felt ordinary in the run and pulled up quickly. Cup Night […]

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New Talent Shines At Pinjarra

Two new acquisitions to the powerful Gary Hall Snr and Greg and Skye Bond stables have made winning starts to their time in the state at Pinjarra this afternoon. Pasquale and Street Hawk were having their first runs for the Hall Snr and Bond stable respectively and both produced solid first-up showings. Pasquale, who joined […]

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Winning Return From Maternity Leave for Miss Tivoli NZ

A proud Michael Blakemore and Miss Tivoli NZ after their win on Friday. Photo Credit – Photography by Jodie Hallows   A special mare to Michael Blakemore, there has been plenty of doubt clouding whether she would ever make it back to the track but on Friday night Miss Tivoli NZ denied all odds by […]

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Four On The Board At Wagin For Hayden Reeves

Gladys Gugman getting the win in the last with Trent Wheeler on board. Photo Credit- Photography by Jodie Hallows   Hayden Reeves walked away with training honours at Wagin with a training quadrella on Friday night and driving honours were well and truly with Trent Wheeler who racked up a driving treble on the nine-race […]

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Belmont: The Top 7

1-ELITE STREET What an elite and powerful horse. Back-to-back G3 wins in the Northam Stakes and Roma Cup respectively. Such a shame he wasn’t able to show his talents in the east a year ago. Clearly the state’s best sprinter and can’t wait until the Ascot carnival rolls around later in the year when we […]

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Parnham Not Ruling Out Roma Cup Upset

He may have produced an underwhelming first-up performance at Northam and lost his regular jockey, but Indian Pacific still has a fighting chance in tomorrow’s PKF-Roma Cup (1200m) at Belmont, according to trainer Neville Parnham. Indian Pacific finished more than four lengths behind Elite Street in the Group 3 Northam Mazda Stakes (1100m), after he […]

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Inters The Ideal Task For Agent

Exciting pacer Ideal Agent could head to Melbourne for the Inter Dominion later this year, as he continues his rise through the classes in Western Australia. The five-year-old has notched up nine wins and four placings from 14 starts in the state, the most recent of those a tough win sitting outside another talented pacer […]

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Kind Barrier Draw Gives McGruddy Roma Cup Confidence

Jockey Shaun McGruddy has healthy respect for favourite Elite Street, but is excited by Red Can Man’s kind barrier draw in Saturday’s G3 PKF Roma Cup (1200m) at Belmont. Red Can Man jumps from barrier one and McGruddy believes that is a pivotal factor in turning the tables on Elite Street after a brave performance […]

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The Last Word – Team Bond Pearl Classic Night

Tomorrow night sees the running of the $50,000 Team Bond-3YO Pearl Classic (2130m) at Gloucester Park. Lavra Joe, above, won last year’s Pearl Classic for Ray Jones and Chris Lewis. Get The Last Word on all 10 races below. RACE 1 – MINSTREL PACE Bob Mellsop (APOLLO ROCK): “Loves to lead. Each-way all day.” Lindsay […]

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Noske’s Roma Cup Cameo

It took gentle persuasion and a little twisting of the arm, but the opportunity of riding in a major Group 3 race on a good horse was strong enough to coax Jarrad Noske back to riding. Noske has ridden sparingly since taking out a dual jockey-trainers license two years ago, but answered the call to […]

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