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Jordan's Special Sires Feeling

Ascot trainer Paul Jordan is quietly confident that Specialism is poised to return to the winner’s stall and end her juvenile campaign in the same manner as she started it last year. Specialism won her opening two races in November in very good style and ran a close second to Jericho Missile in the...

Cockney Crew Spelled

WA Derby runner-up Cockney Crew has been spelled and will not pursue an Adelaide campaign next month. Cockney Crew gave race favourite Regal Power an almighty scare in the Group 2 feature last Saturday going down by a short-head. It followed bold showings in both the J.C. Roberts Stakes (1800m) and Melvista Stakes (2200m),...

Dig Deep Out Of The Sires

Dig Deep has been scratched from the WA Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) after the top sprinter was found to have a foot abscess. The Ben and Dan Pearce-trained two-year-old had been the $2.20 favourite for the Group 3 feature race at Ascot on Good Friday. Dig Deep held favouritism after his brilliant win in...

History Of WA Sires Produce Stakes

SIRES BACKGROUND The Sires was first run and won by filly Florabel in 1911. It held Group 2 status from 1980 to 1990 and Group 3 from 1991. The 2005 Sires was run at Belmont Park Notable winners include Bomber Bill (1998), Nicopolis (1962), Hardrada (2002) and Eurythmic (1919). KARRAKATTA PLATE – SIRES DOUBLE...