McNaught Off To Flying Start In Rising Star Series

In-form jockey Jade McNaught has made a flying start to the 2019 Rising Stars’ Apprentice series after posting a double at Geraldton on Thursday. McNaught won aboard the Graeme Hammarquist-trained Freez’emoff and Bay Publisher for Tony Scally, taking her to the top of the points table. She holds a five point lead over Kristy Bennett,…

Peter Fernie:The King Of Kalgoorlie

The Fernie name has been synonymous with Goldfields racing for the best part of six decades and, when you think of WA’s best country trainers, Peter Fernie rates at the top of a highly-regarded list. The third-generation trainer and Kalgoorlie born-and-bred 53 year old has prepared more than 650 winners since taking out his training…

Beaux Breaks Through

Beaux Banovic-Edwards claimed her first Ascot winner when she guided High Tea to victory in the Hahn Superdry Handicap (1500m) on Wednesday. For Banovic-Edwards, a 3kg claiming apprentice, it was her sixth win overall and first in the city after she commenced her apprenticeship at Pinjarra last August. The 22-year-old gave High Tea a perfect…

Variation On Track For Old Comrade Stakes

Trainer Stephen Miller is confident quality gelding Variation has the fitness to get the job done and return to the winner’s list in the Listed Old Comrade Stakes (1600m). The $100,000 race forms part of Miller’s dual-pronged attack on two of Saturday’s Ascot features with Bubaroochy set to tackle the Group 2 Karrakatta Plate (1200m).…