Upper Limits Reaches Testing Period

It may still be 10 months away, but trainer Jeremy Easthope is already eyeing off a Railway Stakes (1600m) start with stable star Upper Limits. Last year’s Aquanita Stakes (2000m) winner will be looking to enhance his credentials for a start in the Group 1 feature when he lines up in Saturday’s Celebration Of Life…

Golden Vale Starts Magic Millions Path

Impressive two-year-old Golden Vale took an important early step to next month’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) in trial at Lark Hill this morning. Golden Vale, who made a winning debut at Ascot in October, was narrowly beaten by Glasgow Lass in the 950m trial. Jockey William Pike allowed the Churchill filly to sit outside…

Extra Days Help Belle’s Miss Andretti Hopes

Trainer Luke Fernie expects the postponement of the Miss Andretti Stakes (1200m) to tomorrow’s Pinjarra card to enhance the winning prospects of exciting mare Wild Belle. The Listed event was originally scheduled to be run at Ascot on Saturday but was postponed to tomorrow’s card due to warm weather. Wild Belle was unlucky when she…

Bigger And Better Jewel Out For Quokka Redemption

Owner Peter Walsh is confident Amelia’s Jewel is capable of going one better in this year’s $5 million Quokka (1200m), following the announcement she would run in TABtouch’s slot earlier today. The star mare was narrowly beaten when finishing second to Overpass in the inaugural edition of the Quokka last April. She went on to…

Morton Hoping He Has The Danger To Belle

Trainer Dan Morton is hopeful consistent sprinter Real Danger can score more valuable blacktype when she lines up in this Saturday’s Listed Miss Andretti Stakes (1100m) at Ascot. Real Danger settled close to a solid tempo and was narrowly beaten by Ghost Who Walks in the Summer Scorcher (1000m). The mare heads into Saturday’s $125,000…

Fiore Revels In Saturday Success

Fresh from his first Saturday double at Ascot, trainer Brandon Fiore has his sights set on more success with Filthy Habits and I Love Your Smile. Filthy Habits gave Fiore his first Saturday winner in the Westspeed Platinum Handicap (1200m), before I Love Your Smile doubled the trainer’s Saturday victory tally in the Lexus Of…

Fernie Optimistic After Carnival Of Close Calls

Trainer Luke Fernie has quickly turned his attention to upcoming feature races with his stable stars, after several near misses during the recent Pinnacles carnival. Fernie won the Listed Placid Ark Stakes (1200m) with Ripcord on the opening day of the Pinnacles, before he recorded placings in the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) and Group…

KBRC strikes gold with new jockey and stewards’ rooms

The new, state-of-the-art jockey and stewards’ rooms at Kalgoorlie-Boulder Racing Club (KBRC) were officially opened at Tuesday’s ANZAC Day meeting. Backed by an almost $1.2 million Racing and Wagering WA (RWWA) grant, the newly constructed facility has male and female jockey changerooms and a common use jockey lounge area. It also includes a jockey spa…

Parr Has High Hopes For Quokka

Inaugural Quokka winning jockey Josh Parr is bullish The TABtouch Quokka (1200m) will continue to grow in future editions, following the first edition of the $4 million race at Ascot on Saturday. Parr, who steered the Bjorn Baker-trained Overpass to victory, said the event surpassed his expectations. “I wasn’t too sure leading in just how…