Foster Gets One Back With Our Pu Bear

Simon Foster was bitterly dissapointed when Our Pu Bear was a late scratching last week but he gained compensation and pulled one back when the Bunbury galloper ran his rivals ragged in he Tabtouch.com.au Handicap (1000m) at Belmont Park on Saturday. The Bearcat six-year-old burnt to the front for apprentice Emma Stent and despite You…

Bermingham Jnr Gets Coolgardie Cup Surprise

Trainer Pat Bermingham Jnr is not certain he can win it but he’s excited about having his first crack at Sunday’s $100,000 Coolgardie Cup (1760m). It’s an unexpected bonus for the thirty-year-old and one that he wasn’t contemplating until he received a call from a leading Perth trainer. “Justin Warwick rang me about a fortnight…

Perth Racing: Protocol for the use of Training Facilities

This protocol details the requirements that must be adhered to for the use of thoroughbred racehorse training facilities provided by Perth Racing. Access to Perth Racing training facilities shall only be granted on the basis that individuals agree to comply with the requirements within this protocol. Protocol for the use of Training Facilities (PDF)

WA Jockeys To Compete In City To Surf

Western Australian jockeys Craig Staples and Peter Knuckey are swapping their riding boots and breeches for shorts and runners on Sunday to compete in the WA City to Surf to raise money for the National Jockeys Trust.  The City to Surf is Western Australia’s largest community sporting event and will culminate in Perth on Sunday…

Foster Considers Eastern States Campaign

Bunbury trainer Simon Foster is examining the possibility of taking Big Caroline to Melbourne for the upcoming spring carnival. It’s a leap of faith for Foster but one that emerged after she posted an authoritative win at Belmont Park on Saturday. She worked outside of the leader before striding clear to defeat strong opposition in…

Ball Claims Maiden Cup Success

No sooner had trainer Michael Ball claimed his first ever cup success when his thoughts and attention turned to grabbing his second. Ball has next month’s Carnarvon Cup (2000m) firmly in mind after Captain Cool’s nail-biting win in Saturday’s Elders Junction Cup (1900m). The six-year-old was made to earn his victory and for a fleeting…

Barakey The Master

Champion sprinter Barakey signalled his return to big time racing with a triumphant win in the Listed Goodwood Sprint at Belmont Park yesterday. After an absence of eight months and at his first attempt at 1300m, Barakey outpointed budding younger star and hot favourite Smoko. Living up to its pre-race hype both combatants went stride-for-stride…

Important Notice To Trainers From RWWA

Restrictions on horses permitted to barrier trial, as printed in each edition of Racing Ahead, will be strictly enforced from 1 October 2014. Trainers are advised to familiarise themselves with the eligibility restrictions for horses to trial.  Horses not eligible to trial will have their nomination automatically withdrawn before trial fields are released.  Trainers wishing…