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24
Apr

What History Says: WA Sires Produce Stakes

SIRES BACKGROUND The WA Sires Produce Stakes was first run and won by two-year-old filly Florabel. It held Group 2 status from 1980-1990 and Group 3 since 1991. The 2005 Sires was run at Belmont Park. Notable winners include Hardrada (2002), Bomber Bill (1998), Nicopolis (1962), Chestillion (1960), Maniana (1954) and Eurythmic (1919). KARRAKATTA PLATE-SIRES …

23
Apr

Dream Turns To Reality

Khristina Vasko has tasted success on the race course.  She was a recent winner of the prestigious WA Country Cups Fashion On The Field in Albany and is now in line as a wildcard entrant to win a trip to next year’s Royal Ascot carnival in England. Khristina now wants to experience that winning feeling …

23
Apr

WA Racing Shines In Adelaide

Adelaide proved to be a happy hunting ground for the West Australian’s on Saturday. Former star juvenile Whispering Brook launched a big day for the Sandgropers when she won a 1200m sprint at Morphettville. Now in the hands of premier Victorian trainer, Darren Weir, Whispering Brook justified $2.25 favouritism with a solid victory. Dan Morton’s …

21
Apr

Dainty Tess Too Good In Adelaide

Perth mare Dainty Tess stormed home over the top of a trio of high-level performers to claim the Group III RN Irwin Stakes (1100m). The Dan Morton-trained Dainty Tess had posted 12 wins in 33 starts in her home state but a roundabout trip to Adelaide that contained a stopover in Melbourne failed to dull …

21
Apr

Kersley Dominates Sheila Gwynne

Top trainer Fred Kersley dominated the Sheila Gwynne Classic (1400m) when he trained a quinella in the $100,000 Listed race at Ascot on Saturday. Completing the second-leg of a feature double, Mizlecki stormed home from third on the corner for jockey Jerry Noske and scored by 1 ½ lengths. Stable mate Necklet, who snatched the …

21
Apr

All The Derby Action

Trainer Grant Williams, jockey William Pike and owner Bob Peters continued their remarkable run in the WA Derby (2400m) when Action powered to a comfortable victory in the Group 2 feature at Ascot on Saturday. Action, who put the writing on the wall with a fast-finishing fifth in last Saturday week’s Listed Melvista Stakes (2200m), …

17
Apr

WA Derby: What History Says

BACKGROUND The WA Derby was first run in 1887 and won by Harridan, owned by Mr. A.P Turnbull and ridden by Mr Ford, who carried 52kg. The first WA Derby was run for a prize purse of 100 sovereigns, with a field of just four starters competing. The 1891 WA Derby attracted one entrant, a …

17
Apr

Durrant Rules Our Sires For Assetro

Trainer Adam Durrant says Assetro will now go to the paddock for a spell and won’t race again in the autumn after her seventh placing in the Group 2 Karrakatta Plate (1200m). The Blackfriars filly, tagged the best horse Durrant has put a saddle on, ends her impressive maiden campaign with two wins and as …

15
Apr

Leviathan Owner-Breeders Cause Oaks Shock

Leviathan owner-breeders Bob and Sandra Peters continued their dominance of the Group 3 WA Oaks (2400m) when Special Alert caused an upset victory at Ascot on Saturday. Special Alert, one of four starters in the WA Oaks for the Peters combination and the least supported by punters, made a mockery of her starting price of …

15
Apr

Gangemi Looks For Barzinho To Bounce Back In Geraldton Cup

Trainer Chris Gangemi is banking on Barzinho to shed his inconsistent tag and bounce back to win the $100,000 Geraldton Cup (2100m) on Sunday. Gangemi believes if Barzinho can pull out a similar performance to last month’s Mount Barker Cup (2000m) he will be right in the mix. The Hussonet gelding proved too powerful in …

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