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Hall Jnr Knows He Needs A Big Run

Champion driver Gary Hall Jnr is under no illusion just how tough a task he faces when he teams up with Know When To Run in this Friday night’s Group 1 Colts & Geldings Westbred Classic (2130m) at Gloucester Park. Hall Jnr, who won the race last year with One Off Delight, will have to […]

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A History Of The Bolton Sprint

BOLTON SPRINT  The H.G.Bolton Sprint, a 1200m Listed race, was named in honour of, Harry Bolton, who was considered the foremost administrator of racing in Western Australia. Inducted into the WA Racing Hall of Fame (2012), Bolton was instrumental in the formation of the TAB, introduced starting gates and the implementation movable running rail. The […]

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Yangebup Knights Baseball Club awarded Community TAB Sports Grant

Community TAB of Racing and Wagering WA (RWWA) has awarded Yangebup Knights Baseball Club a $2000 sports grant. The baseball club was one of four sporting clubs selected to receive a grant recently, from over 500 sporting clubs that have applied from around WA. Yangebup Knights Baseball Club President Dion Wilkes said the grant means […]

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A History Of The Belmont Guineas

Saturday at Belmont will feature the 39th running of the Listed Belmont Guineas. (1600m). BACKGROUND The Belmont Guineas was first staged in 1980 and won by Queen Inca, ridden by Mark Grisby and trained by Colin Webster. Elorance ran second and Given Vision placed third. Queen Inca, who also won the Champion Fillies Stakes and […]

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Father And Son To Form Training Alliance

First there was one, now there is two and soon they will become a duo. The Fernie name, synonymous with Kalgoorlie racing, is set to expand. Peter Fernie and his 22-year-old son Luke will form a training alliance in August. Peter Fernie, considered one of the best country trainers in Western Australia, will continue to […]

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No Fears For Newman In Belmont Guineas

Fresh from upsetting the all-conquering ‘cerise and white’ army of owner-breeder Bob Peters and co-trainers Grant and Alana Williams, comeback back jockey Lee Newman is prepared to do it for second time in a feature event at Belmont on Saturday. Newman and the Darren McAuliffe-trained Gatting caused a major boil over last weekend when they […]

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Mount Helena Junior Football Club awarded Community TAB Sports Grant

Community TAB of Racing and Wagering WA (RWWA) has awarded Mount Helena Junior Football Club a $2000 sports grant. The football club was one of four sporting clubs selected to receive a grant in June, from over 500 sporting clubs that have applied from around WA. Mount Helena Junior Football Club President Amy Lyon said […]

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Gatting Causes Hyperion Boilover

After chasing Galaxy Star’s tail for much of last summer, Gatting has finally got one back on his rival in this afternoon’s Group 3 Hyperion Stakes (1600m) at Belmont Park and solidified his Cox Plate claims in doing so. The Darren McAuliffe-trained Gatting had been beaten three times in Group races by Galaxy Star over […]

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Belmont Specialist Samizdat Sprints Superbly

Such was the impressive nature of Samizdat’s return to racing in the Pink Ladies Luncheon Handicap (1000m), connections are already turning their attention to the lucrative Melbourne spring carnival. Samizdat was simply too classy for his rivals at Belmont Park this afternoon, coming from deep in the second half of the field to score an […]

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Bull Salutes On Ideal Night For Hall Stable

Chicago Bull continued his winning ways in last night’s Community TAB Pace (2130m), but it was the performance of Ideal Liner that stole the show at Gloucester Park. Widely predicted as the horse that will be the next big star for trainer Gary Hall Snr, Ideal Liner produced an extraordinary performance to take out the […]

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Manning Secures Hard Earned Group 1 Win

Justin Prentice has continued a strong run of success in juvenile feature races with the talented Manning taking out the Group 1 Pearl Classic (2130m) at Gloucester Park last night. Having already taken out the colts and geldings division of the Sales Classic earlier this year, Prentice added last night’s $100,000 two-year-old event to the […]

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Radford’s Hopes For A Great Shot In The Hyperion

Trainer Rhys Radford doesn’t deny raging favourite Galaxy Star is the horse to beat in the Hyperion Stakes (1600m) at Belmont on Saturday, but believes if Great Shot can get his own way he is capable of causing of a big upset in the Group 3 race. Two weeks ago Great Shot came as close […]

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Augie chasing winter riches

National Sprint Champion West On Augie will be looking to add another feature final trophy to his collection when he contests Saturday night’s Listed Winter Cup Final over the 520 metres at Cannington. The Chris Halse trained speedster runs into a quality lineup which includes recent WA Derby winner Premium Share, Perth Cup runner-up Hecton […]

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Williams Sends Out Ominous Hyperion Stakes Warning

It might be a hard act to follow but co trainer Grant Williams believes his gun mare Galaxy Star will be even better when she starts as the raging favourite in Saturday’s Group 3 Hyperion Stakes (1600m). Williams’ confidence sends an ominous warning to his rival trainers with Galaxy Star already appearing to have the […]

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Community TAB supports Parks & Leisure Awards four years running

Community TAB was major sponsor of the Parks and Leisure Australia WA (PLA WA) Awards of Excellence, on Thursday 6 June, for the fourth year in a row. The annual awards recognise outstanding initiatives and innovative effort of people who create opportunities for the good use of leisure time for a number of social, environmental […]

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First Win For Ballantyne

Fremantle forward Hayden Ballantyne celebrated his first win as a trainer after the heavily backed Mankind hung on for a thrilling victory at Belmont on Wednesday. Firming from his opening price of $11 to jump the $3.60 favourite, Mankind gave punters a few worrying moments in the straight, but the Denman gelding revealed his fighting […]

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$10M industry funding announcement sets the platform to revitalise the WA racing industry

$10M industry funding announcement sets the platform to revitalise the WA racing industry 11 June, 2019 Industry I INDUSTRY   Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) has today announced it will provide $168.4 million in funding to the State’s racing industry for 2020, representing a 6.9% increase over the 2019 financial year. The $10.6 million […]

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Perth Racing News

AZZOPARDI/SIMON MILLER Chloe Azzopardi has been booked to ride Flirtini in the Listed Belmont Guineas (1600m). It’s a major vote of confidence for Azzopardi with trainer Simon Miller and owners Barry and Jan McRostie placing their faith in the 22-year-old. It also reflects Azzopardi’s stellar form in the saddle and her productive association with Flirtini, […]

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Pike Excited By Showmanship Debut

Much of the focus at Belmont’s Wednesday meeting will be on Showmanship, who finally gets an opportunity to shine and strut his wares when he steps out for his much-anticipated debut. As a member of owner-breeder Bob Peters and co-trainers Grant and Alana Williams’s all powerful team, there is natural attention, but even jockey William Pike is […]

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History Of The Hyperion Stakes

History Of The Hyperion Stakes 10 June, 2019 Thoroughbred T THOROUGHBRED   HYPERION STAKES OVERVIEW The Hyperion Stakes was first run in 1972 and won by St Just. It has held Group 3 status since 1980 when won by Tsunami. It has been run over distances from 1000m in 1972 & 1973, 1200m in 1974 […]

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Azzopardi Lands Top Belmont Guineas Ride

Azzopardi Lands Top Belmont Guineas Ride 10 June, 2019 Thoroughbred T THOROUGHBRED   Trainer Simon Miller has put his confidence in comeback apprentice Chloe Azzopardi for the top ride on Flirtini in the Listed Belmont Guineas (1600m) at Belmont on June 22. Azzopardi conceded she was surprised to get the call up to ride Flirtini, […]

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