MILLER CHASES KALGOORLIE TREBLE

Trainer Stephen Miller has put his faith in talented stayer General Grant to help him complete a unique Goldfields treble in the next month. After No Apology won the Coolgardie Cup (1760m) on Sunday, General Grant will carry Miller’s hopes in the Boulder Cup (2100m) and Kalgoorlie Cup (2200m). Miller says General Grant validated a…

COMES A TIME A BONUS FOR GRANTHAM

Michael Grantham credits much of Comes A Time’s racing education to Justin Warwick and says acquiring the son of Sessions has been a welcome addition to his stable. Comes A Time transferred to Grantham’s team after Warwick relinquished his trainer’s license last season and the gelding has come along in leaps and bounds. After winning…

GOOD TIMES FOR VAHALA

The good times look set to continue for trainer Stefan Vahala-both short and long term. The 36-year-old has a small team of horses in work, but has hit a purple patch of form in recent weeks. Vahala has trained four winners from his past five runners with former Kiwi galloper Tuscan Holiday his latest success…

NEW SENIOR INVESTIGATOR IN WA RACING

Highly experienced investigator Tony Walton has been appointed to help safeguard the rigorous standards of racing integrity in Western Australia. Racing and Wagering Western Australia Chief Racing Integrity Officer Denis Borovica said Mr Walton, a long-serving WA police detective, was selected from a large number of quality applicants for the position. “Tony’s impressive career includes…

BABY PARIS FOR PLACID ARK SAYS WEBSTER

Trainer Colin Webster says the $500,000 Placid Ark Stakes (1200m) looms as a lucrative option for his classy filly, Baby Paris. The daughter of hot sire Playing God, Baby Paris is expected to tackle the Listed race in November after successfully completing a cameo winter campaign on the weekend. Baby Paris, ridden by Peter Knuckey,…

CUP NIGHT DELIGHTS MILLER AFTER TRIAL

Trainer Bernie Miller was rapt with the trial of Cup Night and has his fingers crossed it signals a change of fortune for the Maschino gelding. Feet issues have restricted Cup Night to just five races in two years, but Miller says he took a significant step forward at Belmont this morning. At his first…

HALL CELEBRATES FIRST WIN

It didn’t take long for Mack Hall to make his way to the winner’s enclosure. While Belmont Park’s Wednesday meeting was conducted under dark and grey skies, Hall enjoyed the brightest moment of his fledgling career. Hall celebrated his first win as a trainer when he’s well-backed gelding Gin ‘N’ Swanic easily won the Amelia…

WINTERBOTTOM TARGET FOR NEW GANGEMI SPRINTER

Co-trainers Chris and Michael Gangemi are hopeful that their latest stable acquisition can attain Group 1 status in Perth by the end of the year. The Gangemi brothers, who have a successful record in buying tried horses, have acquired Pandemic from James Cummings and Godolphin. The son of 2011 Golden Slipper (1200m) champion, Sepoy, Pandemic…

CLASSY BITOFMERIT BACK ON TRACK

Classy Demerit galloper Bitofmerit has overcome a viral complaint and is back on track for a return to racing, according to trainer, Michael Campbell. Bitofmerit has not raced since finishing second-last to Snipparoochy in a 1200m handicap at Belmont five weeks ago, his first career loss. The bubble burst for the richly talented gelding who…

NERODIO & BAKRANICH: A PERFECT MATCH

As she was coming through the ranks and making a go at training full time, Stephanie Bakranich was hopeful of landing a good horse to give her fledging career a kick along. Enter Nerodio. The Playing God gelding fortuitously walked into Bakranich’s stable three years ago and since then the pair has formed a formidable…