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16
Jan

Mt Barker Sunday Race Meeting Cancelled due to Weather Forecast

Racing and Wagering WA (RWWA) has announced that due to the forecast of extreme heat the Mt Barker race meeting on Sunday, 20 January has been cancelled. To maintain racing opportunities for participants all races scheduled at Mt Barker, excluding the feature Mungrup Stud Sprint, will be transferred to a new race meeting at Albany …

16
Jan

Persistence Pays Off For Witten

Apprentice jockey Kate Witten’s career in the saddle has been many things to date, but easy is not one of them. The recently-turned 23-year-old has faced debilitating injuries, stints on the sidelines, multiple rejections from trainers and an internal battle with self-confidence since first joining the jockey ranks as a year 12 student still at …

14
Jan

Faithfull In Stable Condition

Racing and Wagering WA would like to wish a speedy recovery to jockey Natasha Faithfull who is in Royal Perth hospital after sustaining serious injuries from a heavy fall early Saturday morning in Albany. Natasha is in a stable condition but will remain in ICU for a few days. Please respect the families privacy at …

14
Jan

Wrinkly Wraps Up Mandurah Cup

Tough galloper Wrinkly has delivered apprentice jockey Kate Witten the perfect birthday present, taking out the Mandurah Cup (1400m) at yesterday’s standalone meeting. After a campaign that included unplaced runs in the Group 1 Railway Stakes and Group 3 A.J.Scahill Stakes, the Neville Parnham-trained Wrinkly relished the drop back in class in yesterday’s $100,000 event. …

11
Jan

Haynes Keeps A TAB On Things

Looking back, new thoroughbred trainer Jack Haynes probably could’ve very easily found his way into the racing industry significantly earlier than he did. It’s almost a surprise he didn’t. The 28-year-old worked at various TAB outlets around Western Australia, including the current one he works at in Rockingham. Racing, pacing and chasing would take place …

9
Jan

Mc Auliffe Wants Gatting To Face Up To All Star Mile

Iron West Australian galloper Gatting has been nominated for Melbourne’s newest race, the $5 million All Star Mile at Flemington in March. Fresh from a meritorious fifth in Saturday’s Group 2 Perth Cup, trainer Darren McAuliffe has nominated the five-year-old for the event on March 16. Gatting joins fellow WA galloper Material Man among the early …

6
Jan

Peters, Durrant, Hall Star In The Cup

Many punters believed owner-breeders Bob and Sandra Peters would record their eighth win in the TABtouch-Perth Cup (2400m). Many of those punters probably couldn’t have predicted Star Exhibit would win his second in the cerise and white colours. The Peters’ broke Paddy Connolly’s record as the most successful owners in Perth Cup history, with Star …

4
Jan

Frenchman Joins The Big Show

A little more than a year ago, jockey Julien Kokotajlo made a significant career choice and moved to Perth to ride. Fast forward 12 months and he finally gets an opportunity to ride in a Group race in Australia. On Saturday, Kokotajlo will team up with the Darren McAuliffe-trained The Big Show in the Group …

4
Jan

Jockey Switch No Distraction For Khartoum

The Perth Cup’s sole east coast competitor has attracted plenty of attention this week, not because of his win at Moonee Valley last week, but who exactly will be riding him. Earlier this week, Fred Kersley was named to ride the gelding, but was then expected to ride for David and Ben Hayes and Tom …

3
Jan

Peters Puts Eighth Cup Plan Into Action

Owner-breeder Bob Peters has followed jockey William Pike’s lead and identified Action as the pick of his five runners for Saturday’s TABtouch-Perth Cup (2400m) at Ascot. Peters, looking for his eighth Perth Cup, also has Mississippi Delta, Perfect Jewel, Royal Star and Star Exhibit engaged in the staying feature. Action came up with barrier four …

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