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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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Gun Sprinter Set For Return After Top Trial

Top mare Misty Metal warmed up for a series of Belmont feature sprints with a strong barrier trial win at Lark Hill on Monday. The daughter of Oratorio, trained by Todd and Rob Harvey, came of age last preparation when she claimed a hat trick of Listed victories. In a brilliant Ascot carnival the...

McAuliffe Aims High With Gatting

Trainer Darren McAuliffe has mapped out an ambitious spring campaign for his star gelding Gatting. The Hard Spun five-year-old is on track for his winter return after a dashing trial hit out at Lark Hill on Monday. Gatting strided to the front after getting away to a slow start in heat seven and extended...

Kirby Starts Final Ascot Day With A Bang

In-form jockey Brodie Kirby has kept his outstanding run of form going, taking out the Lanciano Plate (1100m) at Ascot this afternoon aboard the Adam Durrant-trained Miss Ellmya. Kirby, who rode four winners at Ascot last Saturday and a treble at the same venue on Wednesday, settled the Alfred Nobel filly outside race leader...

Light To Shine On Durrant In Roma Cup

Saturday’s Group 3 Roma Cup (1200m) has been touted as a race in two. TAB markets leans that way with Galaxy Star at $2.60 and Rock Magic $3.10. On the third line of betting is Electric Light ($6) from leading trainer Adam Durant’s-team. The talented mare has won eight of 13 races and last...