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From Surf To Saddle, Mahony Riding The Crest Of A Wave

From the sun and surf of Margaret River to the sun and red dirt of Broome. Rosie Mahony swapped the surfboard for the saddle and after her weekend exploits, she’s riding the crest of a wave. If a smile is worth a thousand pictures, then Mahony will have a life-time of memories to draw on […]

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Westbred Not The Sunset On Lavra Joe’s Campaign

Star three-year-old Lavra Joe’s campaign could extend beyond this week’s Group 1 Westbred Classic (2130m) and it could involve a trip to Queensland. The colt had already been earmarked for a trip to Melbourne for the Victoria Derby later this year, but could make his way to the sunshine state to tackle the inaugural Rising […]

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Emotional Win for Hamilton-Smith with Rockaball NZ defying the odds

The connections of Rockaball NZ after his win. Photo credit: Photography by Jodie Hallows   Michael Ferguson found himself with a driving double on the card, with the first leg of his driving double came up in race four when he drove Aussie Edition to victory for his dad, Brian Ferguson in the $10,000 RWWA […]

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History Of The Belmont Guineas

It’s the turn of three-year-olds to take centre stage at Belmont on Saturday with the running of of the Listed Belmont Guineas, run over 1600m. Below is an overview of the race’s history. BACKGROUND The Belmont Guineas was first staged in 1980 and won by Queen Inca, ridden by Mark Grisby and trained by Colin […]

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A Night Out at Bunbury for the Young Family

Goddess Of Reason with Shane Young taking out her maiden win. Photo Credit: Photography by Jodie Hallows   The Young family dominated the Bunbury meeting on Friday night, with the well-known harness racing family taking out the first three races on the card and then rounding out the meeting with a win in the last. […]

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Brad Rawiller Lifts Again On Valour Road

A top ride from gun jockey Brad Rawiller was a driving force behind Valour Road winning the Group 3 Hyperion Stakes at Belmont today. Rawiller had Valour Road box seating in third and got him off the fence when the five-year-old let down powerfully over the final 50m to overhaul stablemate Dance Music. Giving trainer […]

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Valour Road On Trial In Hyperion Stakes

A shot at the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) in November looms as a surprising target for Valour Road if he runs up to expectations at Belmont on the weekend. The Frost Giant gelding has enjoyed elite success in sprinting races but has not raced beyond 1400m in a 24-start career for trainer Simon Miller. […]

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She’s God To You To Bypass Belmont Guineas

Darren Taylor experienced his first feature race as a trainer last Saturday and although She’s God To You ran a credible race he’s elected against running the filly in next weeks Belmont Guineas (1600m). The daughter of Playing God finished third behind Graceful Girl in the Listed Raconteur Stakes, but Taylor believes a softer assignment […]

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The Last Word – Pearl Classic Night

Tomorrow night sees the running of the Group 1 Pearl Classic at Gloucester Park on a super 11 event card. Jett Star, above, won the Pearl last year. Get the last word from the key players below. RACE 1 – BETTER YOUR BET WITH TABTOUCH PACE Greg Bond (LOUIE THE HORSE): “Has good gate speed […]

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Apprentice Holly Watson Scores First City Win

Apprentice Holly Watson celebrated her first city win when How’s The Serenity scored in the opening race at Belmont on Wednesday. After she commenced riding last October, the 20-year-old made the most of her opportunity in town for host trainer Simon Miller. Sent out the odds on favourite ($1.90), Watson guided How’s The Serenity to […]

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Vane Tempest Is Getting Better

Paige Kenney always believed Vane Tempest would get better with time. Although the Snippetson three-year-old has built an impressive strike rate in her short career, she showed signs of immaturity. But after coming back from a rare failure and scoring consecutive wins at Pinjarra, Kenney believes there has been enough of a change to suggest […]

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Not Over For Clairvoyance

Top trainer Darren McAuliffe has not given up on glamour filly Clairvoyance making a return to racing. The bold-striding daughter of Nostradamus underwent surgery last week after sustaining a baffling leg injury at McAuliffe’s Baldivis stables in April. In an accident that left McAuliffe and veterinarians puzzled, Clairvoyance is thought to have struck a rail […]

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10 Day Turn Around for STAWA Trotters Cup Winner

No Republic after his win in the STAWA Trotters Cup with Emily Suvaljko. Photo Credit: Photography by Jodie Hallows   On WA Day, the $10,000 STAWA Trotters Cup headlined the Pinjarra meeting, with the locally trained No Republic taking out the feature for Nathan Turvey and Emily Suvaljko at his first start in the state. […]

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Sunset Spitfire Shooting for Legs 11

Star WA sprinter Sunset Spitfire returns to Cannington this evening in a heat of the Winter Sprint where he will look to maintain his unbeaten run on WA soil. The David Hobby trained son of Mepunga Blazer has had 16 career starts for 14 wins with his only two defeats taking place when campaigning in […]

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Webster Having Another Shot At Raconteur

Colin Webster has another shot of claiming the Raconteur Stakes (1400m) at Belmont and the veteran trainer is bullish about his chances. Webster won the 2015 Raconteur Stakes with Properantes and in-form gelding Billy Ain’t Silly will lead his stable attack on Saturday. Billy Ain’t Silly, race hardened and at his peak, is the second […]

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Must Win For Bull

Chicago Bull gets a golden opportunity to return to the winners list in tonight’s RSM Rotary Club Fremantle Pace (2536m) at Gloucester Park, following two unplaced efforts this campaign. The champion pacer missed the top four for the first time first-up a fortnight ago and failed to beat a runner home last week. The eight-year-old […]

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Last Chance to Get Involved in WA’s Pacing For Pink

There’s just one day left to get involved in next month’s Pacing For Pink campaign in WA, where all sponsored drivers will wear pink driving pants for the month of July in order to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer and the McGrath Foundation.   For just $400, your sponsorship will purchase the pink […]

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Green Delighted To Be In Raconteur

A decade since he returned for another stint at racing, Cliff Green will have his first representation in a black type race at Belmont on Saturday. Green will saddle up Benji’s in the Listed Raconteur Stakes (1400m), the rank outsider and despite having modest expectations, Green is keen to explore the gelding’s preparation ahead. “I […]

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The Last Word – Friday June 4

Tomorrow night sees a competitive 10 race card at Gloucester Park. Get the all important Last Word from the key players below. The feature event is the Harry Capararo Westbred 4&5YO Pace for the mares, won by Dancing With Mach, above, last year. RACE 1 – QUAYSIDE TRANSPORT 3YO FILLIES PACE Donald Harper (STAR FOR […]

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Morton’s Forgotten Horse In Raconteur Stakes

By any measure, Dan Morton has enjoyed a successful three-year-old season. His Ascot summer carnival hit a peak with Kissonallforcheeks, Snickerdoodledandy and Kallaroo. Kissonallforcheeks took out the Lee Steere Classic (1400m) and the WA Breeders Classic (1400m). Snickerdoodledandy defeated Kissonallforcheeks in the Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m) to give Morton a race quinella. Kallaroo scored a […]

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New date announced for the 2021 Ladies of Racing Awards

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is pleased to announce the 2021 Ladies of Racing Awards have been rescheduled for Friday 25 June 2021. After being postponed in response to COVID-19 restrictions in April, the Awards will now take place in June to celebrate the diverse role of women in the industry. Racing and Wagering […]

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