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7
Jul

CHANGE TO ASCOT ENTRY TUESDAY JULY 8

Trainers please be advised that the western entrance to Ascot near the horse lane pool is inaccessible on July 8 (Tuesday). Gusty winds has dislodged the Pro-Ride site fence and cannot be repaired ahead of scheduled trackwork tomorrow morning. We apologise for the inconvienince and advise affected trainers to explore alternative entry points to avoid …

7
Jul

Annual General Meeting And Election Of Office Bearers

The Western Australian Racing Trainers Association’s next general meeting and election of office bearers will be held at the Belmont RSL on Friday, July 25, Nominations are invited for President, Vice President, Treasurer and five committee members at the 10 am meeting. Nominations are to be emailed to Michael Grant: m-cgrant@bigpond.net.au by Friday, July 18, …

5
Jul

O’Brien Looking For Kalgoorlie Tonic

Kalgoorlie trainer Rob O’Brien says preparing a winner will be the best remedy to what has been a difficult week. He is banking on Saxapak fulfilling the obligation in the Golden City Motors Stayers Series Heat (2100m) on Sunday. O’Brien is out to end the week on a positive note after suffering a setback with …

5
Jul

Maley’s Acid Broome Test

Ashley Maley can’t fault the form of Luck’s Elusive but is wary of the field she meets in the Shady Lane Cafe Handicap (1300m) at Broome on Saturday. The Elusive Quality mare is in red-hot form with a hat trick of wins but faces a stern test against arguably her best opposition this campaign. Two …

3
Jul

Quilty Looking To Next Challenge

Trainer Shane Quilty is short in stature but what he lacks in height is more than matched by his giant approach and attitude. An ideal example was last Saturday when his favourite horse Fancy Feet won the Strickland Stakes (2000m) at Belmont. By his own admission Quilty feared Fancy Feet wasn’t going to be suited …

2
Jul

Ammendment To Australian Rules Of Racing-Intra-Articular Corticosteroids

Summary The ARB has decided to introduce a new Rule to establish an 8 Clear Day stand down time for intra-articular corticosteroids covering official trials and races. Although corticosteroids are a perfectly legitimate therapeutic medication, there is the potential for increased risk of breakdown injury in horses injected with corticosteroids into their joints close to …

1
Jul

ARB Media Release: New Horse Handler Rules

The ARB has introduced new rules from 1 July which give stewards powers to test any trainer, strapper, vet, barrier attendant or other horse handler they suspect of being drug or alcohol affected. These new rules stem from a safety viewpoint and have been formulated after two years consultation with industry bodies. A horse handler …

1
Jul

Carnarvon Trainers’ Premiership

Jo-Anne Leeson’s early season supremacy continued when she extended her grip on the Carnarvon Trainers’ Premiership with a double. Leeson boosted her tally to eight winners when track specialist Tindal and stable mate Tell Me This posted comfortable victories. Tindal, a former New South Wales Listed champion, gave jockey Grant Lemos his first win since …

30
Jun

Durrant And Parnham Consolidate Their Positions

Adam Durrant and Neville Parnham consolidated their positions at the head of the Trainers Premiership after sharing the spoils with a double at Belmont on Saturday. Durrant, who has the 2013-14 title within his grasp, stretched his tally to 73 metropolitan winners after victories to Tower Of Lonhro and Gladstone. The Karnup horseman is on …

30
Jun

Peter Fernie Inches Closer In Kalgoorlie Trainers’ Battle

Peter Fernie drew closer in Kalgoorlie training premiership honours after former Queensland galloper Casino Belle broke his maiden status on Sunday. Fernie advanced to seven wins for the season and third position on the trainers’ premiership as he strives to reel in Pat Bermingham Jnr and Helen Harding. Fernie went agonisingly close to claiming a …

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