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AFTER RAILWAY STAKES BLOW, DICKSON EXPECTS IMPROVEMENT IN GOLD RUSH

It all fell apart for Karli’s Karma in the Railway Stakes, but trainer Summer Dickson lives by the racing adage that you should be prepared to forgive one poor performance from a good horse. It’s a salient reminder for Dickson who despite the Railway Stakes flop is not prepared to write off Karli’s Karma in…

THE ASTROLOGIST SEARCHING FOR PAY BACK IN GOLD RUSH

In normal circumstances drawing low in a feature sprint race can be considered a strength. But according to Melbourne co-trainer Troy Corstens, it was the undoing of  The Astrologist in last fortnight’s G1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m). The Astrologist ran eighth of 16 from barrier two in the Winterbottom Stakes and Corstens believes a lack of…

OPPORTUNITIES DRIVES TAYLOR CHILDS TO PERTH.

Talented Melbourne apprentice Tayla Childs has high hopes her decision to relocate to Perth with the aim of securing further opportunities will be realised. From a respected racing family, Childs, daughter of champion jockey Greg and sister of G1 winning-rider, Jordan, has ridden 33 winners since she began her apprenticeship in 2019. Childs will link…

ASCOT’S TOP 7: WEEK 4 OF THE PINNACLES CARNIVAL

1-Amelia’s Jewel She’s a bone fide star who shone brightest in her biggest race. If any validation to her legitimacy was required she has a G1 to prove it.  The daughter of Siyouni becomes the fourth filly behind Kay Cee (2019), Arcadia Queen (2018) and Perfect Reflection (2015) to win the coveted weight-for-age race. Her…