TIME CALLED ON STAR PERTH-OWNED MARE

Star Perth-owned mare Sheeza Belter has been retired with managing owner Justin Warwick calling time on her outstanding racing career. The multiple stakes winner ran her final race in Sydney last Saturday after she failed to beat a runner home in the G2 Golden Pendant (1400m) at Rosehill. “She won’t race again,” Warwick said. “She’ll…

COX PLATE LEANING FOR AMELIA’S JEWEL

Owner Peter Walsh set a cat amongst the pigeons when he threw Everest plans into the melting pot for his star mare Amelia’s Jewel. On the eve of her interstate kick off at Flemington, Walsh sent social media into a frenzy and gave trainer Simon Miller conniptions. Up until that stage the only discussion points…

KALGOORLIE GALLOPER EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS

Kalgoorlie trainer Paul Rowe has been pleasantly surprised by how well Californication has gone and he’s excited to see what more he can produce in the future. Rowe didn’t have lofty expectations for Californication, but after a flying start to his career he now harbours high ambitions for the progressive four-year-old. Californication has shot to…

JEWEL SPARKLES IN FINAL TRIAL

Amelia’s Jewel has produced another strong trial at Belmont this morning, as she prepares to head to Melbourne later this week. The Simon Miller-trained mare had just two rivals in the 1000m trial and ran down leader Big Screen in the closing stages. Damian Lane, who is booked to ride Amelia’s Jewel in her Melbourne…

SAMIZDAT ON TRACK FOR FARNLEY SAYS GANGEMI

Co-trainer Michael Gangemi is hopeful Samizdat’s long losing drought could come to an end in Saturday’s Listed Farnley Stakes (1400m) at Belmont. It’s been two years and 12 starts since Samizdat last tasted success when he charged home to win the Listed Belmont Newmarket (1200m) first-up. Gangemi, who trains in partnership with his brother, Chris,…