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Valour Required In Winterbottom: Pateman

Mitchell Pateman says Trekking is the biggest stumbling block to him winning a first Group 1 in the Crown Perth Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot. Pateman has healthy respect for Trekking and says he is clearly the horse to beat, but if there is a chink in his armour then Valour Road can expose it. […]

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The Last Word – Westral Mares Classic Night

Tomorrow night sees the running of the Westral Mares Classic at Gloucester Park. Gotta Go Gabbana, pictured above, won last year’s feature. Get the all important last word from the key trainers and drivers below. RACE 1 – WESTRAL ROLLER & ROMAN BLINDS 3YO PACE 1. Dylan Egerton-Green (Typhoon Banner): “We won’t die wondering.” 2. […]

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Vital Silver Can Shine In Winterbottom: Pearce

Vital Silver has not won a race in over a year, but co-trainer Dan Pearce is confident that trend can end in Saturday’s Group 1 Crown Perth Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot. Vital Silver ran second to Hey Doc in last year’s Winterbottom Stakes, his second consecutive Group 1 placing after the Manikato Stakes (1200m) […]

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Leschenault Cricket Club awarded Community TAB Sports Grant

Community TAB of Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) has awarded Leschenault Cricket Club a $2,000 sports grant. Leschenault Cricket Club will use the grant towards the purchase of equipment for juniors where playing numbers have increased. Leschenault Cricket Club President Angelo D’Agostino said the club has kept their fees at the same level for […]

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Stageman Top Local Hope In Winterbottom Says Adam Durrant.

Trainer Adam Durrant believes Stageman can uphold state pride and repel the threat from interstate raider Trekking in the Group 1 Crown Perth Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday. With two Group 1 victories to his name and coming out of top Melbourne and Sydney spring form, Trekking is a hot favourite to give […]

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Revised Accceptance Time for TABTOUCH WA Pacing Cup

Acceptances for the TABtouch WA Pacing Cup will close early. Please be aware of the following important dates and times: 30 November  TABtouch WA PACING CUP Nominations close: 8.00am Monday 30 November Acceptances close: 11.00am Monday 30 November   Note: Nominations and acceptances for the TABtouch WA Pacing Cup are on the same day The Racing Office […]

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RWWA Board Committees

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) conducts the following Board Committees to provide oversight of key areas of the business: Audit and Risk Committee (ARC) Integrity Assurance Committee (IAC) Remuneration and Nominations Committee (RNC) In accordance with the Racing and Wagering Western Australia Act 2003, the Board is required to review committee membership, terms of […]

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Indian Pacific On Track For Winterbottom Stakes

Indian Pacific’s tag as potentially Neville Parnham’s next rising star will be put to the test in the Crown Perth Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday. The Zoustar four-year-old tackles elite company for the first time in his career, but Parnham is optimistic he will be up to the challenge. Indian Pacific […]

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Off the Track WA and Equestrian WA Program Announced

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is pleased to announce that it will continue its partnership with Equestrian Western Australia (EWA) for 2020/21, presenting a series of events across the State through its Off the Track WA program. The partnership, which commenced in 2019, saw more than 370 individual horse and rider combinations take part […]

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Westral-Mares Classic Barrier Draw

The leading fancies for Friday night’s Westral-Mares Classic (2536m) have been dealt difficult draws in a race which now looks even more open. Norms Daughter Classic winner Wainui Creek was the hardest hit by the draw, coming up with barrier nine. Balcatherine, who was an impressive winner on Friday night, won’t have a much easier […]

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Community TAB Shines a Light for Life this Festive Season

Community TAB of Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is proud to support Lifeline WA’s annual Christmas Campaign “Lights for Lifeline” campaign, aiming to raise awareness around suicide prevention. The campaign shines a light on suicide prevention during the festive season, the time when demand for Lifelines service is at its highest. Community TAB became […]

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Trekking On Target For Winterbottom Stakes

Winterbottom Stakes favourite Trekking warmed up for Saturday’s Group 1 feature at Ascot with a comfortable trial win this morning (Monday). A dual Group 1 winner, the James Cummings-trained gelding has not raced since he ran second to Hey Doc in the Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley in October. Ridden by William Pike, Trekking […]

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RWWA Cup Tune Up For Chicago Bull

Dominant Retravision-Fremantle Cup (2536m) winner Chicago Bull is expected to be a surprise runner in this Friday’s RWWA Cup (2130m), just one week out from the TABtouch-WA Pacing Cup (2936m). The Gary Hall Snr-trained pacer was a class above his rivals in Friday’s $300,000 feature and produced, arguably, a career best performance sitting outside Vampiro […]

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Cherry the key for Thrift Monelli

David Hobby heads in to this evening’s Essential Aircor Services “The Shorts” Final at Mandurah as the Trainer to beat with a talented three-pronged attack representing his kennel. Despite having to scratch one of his kennel stars Mermaid Monelli he still has strong claims with Thrift Monelli drawn in one, Chomp Monelli in four and […]

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The Last Word – Retravision Fremantle Cup Night

Tomorrow night sees the running of the Retravision-Fremantle Cup at Gloucester Park. Get the all important last word from the key players in each of the races below. The most recent Fremantle Cup was taken out by Caviar Star, pictured above. RACE 1 – RETRAVISION 60 DAY PRICE PROMISE 2YO PACE (Strike Team): “ Mike […]

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McGruddy’s Hopes Of Railway Stakes Success

Red Can Man’s slashing last start run in the Lee Steere Stakes (1400m) has given jockey Shaun McGruddy confidence he can win the Group 1 Kirin Railway Stakes (1600m) for the first time on Saturday. Red Can Man ran second in the weight for age feature and was only cut down in the last 50 […]

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All Day Session Follows Unconventional Guineas Path

Trainer Ashley Maley admits it’s been an unorthodox WA Guineas preparation for All Day Session. Two sprint races over 1000m is an unconventional approach for an elite three-year-old mile race, but Maley says All Day Session is one horse who can buck the trend. “It is unorthodox, but I basically ran out of time,” Maley […]

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Western Australian Racing to Celebrate Pride Month

The State’s racing industry will be loud and proud this week in honour of Pride month, with celebrations across all three codes set to take place at Western Australian racetracks, from 19-21 November. Northam Race Club, Gloucester Park, Bunbury Trotting Club and Greyhounds WA Cannington will be showing their support to the LGBTQI+ community and […]

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Tough Draws Only A Starting Point For Budding Stars

In many respects Friday night’s Retravision-Fremantle Cup (2536m) will represent all that is so sacred about harness racing. From the horse point of view we have the potentially once in a generation heavyweight clash between Shockwave and Chicago Bull. When it comes to the training side of things, you have to tip your hat to […]

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Retravision Fremantle Cup Profile – Jack Farthing

A newcomer to the state, Jack Farthing adds plenty of intrigue to this year’s Retravision-Fremantle Cup. The five-year-old has had just three starts in Perth under the care of Justin Prentice and has quickly announced himself as significant factor in Free-For-All class in doing so. Jack Farthing won his first start in the state on […]

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Retravision Fremantle Cup Profile – Perfect Major

Perfect Major stormed into contention for the Fremantle Cup with a terrific third to the two stars Shockwave and Chicago Bull in Sunday’s Pat Cranley Memorial. The jury was out as to whether he was up to the grade, but he passed the test with flying colours and thoroughly deserves his spot in the $300,000 […]

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