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Nicoll Plots Leading Path In Diggers Cup

Chris Nicoll’s intent at Ascot on Anzac Day is simple. Be positive and don’t change a winning formula. The former Victorian hoop executed the perfect frontrunning ride on What A Prince in the Geraldton Cup (2100m) and he plans to adopt similar similar tactics in the Diggers Cup (1800m) on Thursday. “I think everybody expects […]

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Tin Chooks Answers The Questions

When Tin Chooks commenced his current campaign last December, his trainer Kieran Regan was keen to test the waters and have a few private questions answered. Chief amongst Regan’s queries was whether Tin Chooks could develop into a consistent city horse or would he have to lower the bar and temper his expectations. Despite modest […]

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Fremantle Cup Assignment Not Too Tricky For Miki

Trainer Justin Prentice is adamant Tricky Miki will measure up in Friday’s Retravision-Fremantle Cup (2936m), in what’s set to be his toughest test to date. The five-year-old is rated a $41 chance with TABtouch for the Fremantle Cup and has never started longer than $23 in his previous 30 starts. The reigning Golden Nugget winner […]

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Neasham Humbled To Train Amelia’s Jewel

While debate continues to swirl as to what distance best fits Amelia’s Jewel, Sydney trainer Annabel Neasham gave a hint of what lies ahead for the star mare. Neasham will get the opportunity to back her judgement in the spring after Perth owner-breeder, Peter Walsh confirmed on Tuesday that Amelia’s Jewel will be transferred to […]

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Career, Thoroughbred

WA apprentices shine bright in national series

Jockey Victoria Corver is taking it one ride at a time as she approaches the end of her apprenticeship. Corver, who is set to join WA’s senior riding ranks next month, has spent the past four years as an apprentice jockey in Racing WA’s Apprentice Jockey Traineeship Program. “I am taking it each days as […]

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Amelia’s Jewel To Annabel Neasham

Star WA mare, Amelia’s Jewel, will be transferred to Annabel Neasham in Sydney after completing her final run for Perth trainer Simon Miller in next month’s G1 Goodwood in Adelaide. Owner-breeder, Peter Walsh, outlined the reasons behind his decision with Julio Santarelli earlier today (Tuesday). Amelia's Jewel will be trained by @ANeashamRacing following her next […]

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Miller Not Perturbed By Jewel Critics

Trainer Simon Miller insists he isn’t bothered by the critics of star mare Amelia’s Jewel, following her second consecutive runner-up placing in the Kia-Quokka (1200m) at Ascot. An article published by Racenet on Sunday suggested Amelia’s Jewel had reached a crossroads in her career, given her most recent win was the Stocks Stakes (1600m) in […]

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Gloucester Park Bustling With Big Crowds For The Nullarbor

Photo: Pacepix Great weather, great crowds, and an even better line-up of horses, what more could you want for Australia’s richest Group 1, the $1.25million The Nullarbor, with Gloucester Park hosting the feature last Friday on what could only be described as a great spectacle. Regency Foods, managed by harness owner and enthusiast Rob Tomlinson […]

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Lavra Joe Drawn Perfectly In Hopes Of Securing First Group 1

Photo Credit – Photography by Jodie Hallows Lavra Joe, who’s now earned in excess of $730,000 is still in search of his first group 1 victory, could this be the week for the WA bred star? “I’m trying not to think about it too much, he’s never won one, I’m hoping he can lead, if […]

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Ronaldo Gets Reprieve Ahead Of Stellar Fremantle Cup

Defending champion Mighty Ronaldo has secured a start in this Friday’s Retravision-Fremantle Cup (2936m), thanks to the scratching of WA Pacing Cup winner Diego. Mighty Ronaldo was the unlucky runner left out of the field of 12, with Nullarbor third placegetter Swingband and Nullarbor Consolation winner Pinny Tiger being elevated ahead of him. Valentine’s Brook […]

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Pike Rapt In Keshi Boom Progress

The progress of boom filly Keshi Boom continues to please jockey William Pike as her much anticipated return to racing gathers momentum. All eyes are focused on the unbeaten Grant and Alana Williams-trained three-year-old who stamped her claims as a budding star last year. Keshi Boom completed a campaign clean sweep that culminated in winning […]

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Thoroughbred

Magnificent Andy Stays Home

Magnificent Andy scored a surprising win at Ascot on Saturday, but any notion of taking him to Victoria has been ruled out by trainer Stephen Miller. After a rails-hugging ride by Jarrad Noske, Magnificent Andy defeated Laced Up Heels in an exciting conclusion to the $200,000 Drummond Golf Joey (1200m). First up this campaign and […]

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Harper Expects A Lavra Joe Coming Of Age

He’s been knocking on the door in plenty of feature races, but tomorrow night’s Nullarbor (2536m) is set to be a breakthrough night for Lavra Joe, according to driver Kyle Harper. Despite his formidable record of 33 wins from 69 starts, Lavra Joe is yet to score at Group 1 level. He gets another chance […]

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Pateman Maintains Faith In Almighty Class

Mitchell Pateman has never wavered in his opinion that gun three-year-old Almighty Class could win a major feature event, the only question in his mind was when and where. Pateman hoped it could have been at last year’s Ascot Pinnacles carnival, but the chance went begging and cruelly cut short by a viral complaint that […]

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Thoroughbred

Super Smink Spot On For The Quokka Says Morton

Super Smink will have to reach a career peak to land a massive pay day at Ascot on Saturday, but trainer Dan Morton believes a key gear change will significantly aid her cause. Super Smink will carry blinkers for the first time in the $5 million The Quokka (1200m) and Morton hopes a set of […]

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The Road To The Nullarbor – The Barrier Draw

Jack Callaghan had the hard task of drawing the barrier for Spirit Of St Louis and the Aaron Bain Summit Bloodstock Slot and he did not disappoint, drawing barrier 1 in this Friday nights, $1.25million Gr1 The Nullarbor. With just two runs remaining in Australia before he heads to the US, Callaghan is disappointed to […]

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Community, Harness, Off The Track, Thoroughbred

Retrainers leading racehorses to new skills after racing

Racing WA is delighted to showcase the latest team of Off the Track WA (OTTWA) Retrainers helping racehorses prepare for new ventures in retirement. The retrainers act as a key part of the OTTWA Retraining program, providing tailored education to each retired racehorse in preparation for new careers in their life after racing. Joining the […]

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Reed Forecasts Classic Nullarbor

Trainer Mike Reed has boldly declared Friday’s Nullarbor (2536m) has the potential to be one of the best races Gloucester Park plays host to. Reed guaranteed himself a runner in the race when Blitzembye finished second to Diego in last Friday’s Sky Racing Pace. The six-year-old will run in the Swandoo Harness Racing syndicate slot, […]

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Mahony Shines In Apprentice Series

Rosie Mahony won’t forget Friday’s race meeting at Darwin in a hurry. Flying the flag proudly for Western Australia in the National Apprentice Race Series (NARS), Mahony booted home a double to secure valuable points for her home state. The 24-year-old Albany-based apprentice guided to victory $9 chance Bart’s Bullet before scoring a popular punters […]

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Greyhound, Harness, Thoroughbred

Western Trilogy to showcase WA and its $1.3 billion racing industry

Racing WA will next weekend host the second edition of the world’s only tri-code slot race series – the TABtouch Western Trilogy. WA’s richest three days of racing will be held from April 18 to April 20 when The Sandgroper, The Nullarbor and The Quokka are all run and won. Last year’s inaugural Western Trilogy […]

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The Postman Delivers

Photo credit – Pacepix Apparently good guys don’t come last, with Ashley Shepherd bringing up his first win on Tuesday, April 9 on the big stage, Gloucester Park. Purchasing Our Musical Motion for a mere $2000 back in mid February this year, the now five-year-old mare has had 16 starts for two wins and two […]

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