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The WATRA’s key objectives are to promote and support trainer’s interests, enhance their profile and to inform them of trends and issues relating to the racing industry.

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What History Says: Asian Beau Stakes

ASIAN BEAU STAKES. The Asian Beau Stakes was first run in 1982 and won by Nitro Lad. The race held Listed status from 1985 to 1998 and Group 3 status from 1999. It was run over 1200m in 1982-1986, 1998, 1991 and 1992. The 2016 edition of the Asian Beau Stakes (1400m) has attracted...

Parnham's Bid For Group One Success

Chris Parnham is optimistic he can figure prominently on racing’s biggest stage when he partners last season’s leading Perth juvenile, Whispering Brook, in the $500,000 Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday. Perth-born Parnham, in search of his first Group One success, has been booked to ride Whispering Brook at 49kg, replacing...

Chocolate Holic Raises The Bar

Never judge a book by its cover.  That could well apply to Alana Williams who bred, owns and prepares, Chocolate Holic. But in fairness to the accomplished Williams, as a yearling, Chocolate Holic failed to show qualities that would inspire or instil confidence. That perception only grew when the Blackfriars gelding damaged a suspensory...

Miller Bounces Back

Trainer Simon Miller experienced a bittersweet day yesterday, riding an emotional rollercoaster in Melbourne and Perth Miller experienced the high of winning the feature race at Ascot, the Arlec Australia-Belgravia Stakes (1200m), with talented filly, Caipirinha. The daughter of Nicconi gave Miller the second leg of a double after Swedish Memories swept to victory...

What Can They Say About Winx

t was one of those times fans of all sports didn’t need to be told they’ve seen greatness. EASY WORK: Winx thrashed a quality field in Saturday’s Cox Plate. Photo: Darryl Sherer The Moonee Valley crowd cheered Winx on to the track, watched on anxiously through the first half of the race before roaring...

Andrews Lavishes Praise On Belgravia Stakes Contender

Ascot trainer, Trevor Andrews, respects the opposition in the Listed Belgravia Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday, but he holds genuine excitement for Get Over It. Andrews is too experienced to ever get ahead of himself and place unnecessary burden on his horses, but he believes there is something special about his gelding. Get...



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