Vale Max Simmonds

WA racing is in mourning after the death of iconic broadcaster, Max Simmonds. Simmonds was the ABC’s racing commentator for more than four decades and called his first race under the tutelage of Keith Gollan in 1953. Born in Midland in 1936, Simmonds was recognised as the ‘voice of WA racing’ and called 42 Perth…

Exciting Times For Santich

Mike Santich enjoys a low profile in WA racing but he might have to become accustomed to the limelight in upcoming months. In the short term Santich will zero in and focus on the Magic Millions 3YO Trophy (1200m) at Pinjarra with tough filly, Glitterbell. Later in the autumn he will turn his attention to exciting…

O’Brien and Kavanagh Head To VCAT

Disqualified trainers Mark Kavanagh and Danny O’Brien will be back at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal on Thursday to seek a full stay of their cobalt-related bans. Danny O’Brien (above) and Mark Kavanagh will begin their appeal process against cobalt bans on Thursday. Photo: Darryl Sherer Kavanagh and O’Brien received three and four-year disqualifications…