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May

A Hot Start For McAuliffe In Belmont Opener

Belmont’s opening meeting of the season looked a promising day on paper for Lark Hill trainer Darren McAuliffe and that’s how it transpired when he posted a training double. McAuliffe got off to a flyer when Rebel King exploded to an effortless victory in the first, cruising to the line untouched to win by four …

2
May

Taylor Wary Of Major Rival In Northam Stakes.

Jim Taylor is confident he has Magnifisio primed for her first-up assault in the Listed Northam Stakes (1100m) on Sunday, but remains wary of one major rival. “She has to give 3kg away to a good horse like Travinator who looks pretty well weighted and it won’t be an easy task,” said Taylor. “He is …

2
May

Belmont Park Members Bar

Perth Racing invites and looks forward to the company of trainers in the friendly surrounds of the Members Bar which will trade later throughout the Belmont Park winter season. Please note Member dress standards still apply.

2
May

Nazzari Is Not Totally Wild

Dean Nazzari is honest in his assessment of Totally Wild and says he can’t offer an explanation for the gelding’s disappointing performance on Anzac Day. The former New South Wales galloper started favourite after an eye-catching first-up run when he stormed home for a fast-finishing fourth to Don’t Tempt Me. The son of Flying Spur …

1
May

Ascot Track Update: Cam Sutherland

Trainers are advised that civil works for the replacement of the synthetic track will commence on Monday, May 12, 2014. The synthetic track will be closed from AFTER track work on Saturday, May 10, 2014 to enable preliminary grading to occur. The project duration of the synthetic track replacement works is expected to be 10 …

1
May

Lindsey Smith Expects Strong Effort From Which What Who At Bunbury

Karnup’s Grant Williams will look to Star of Husson in the Kevin Quinn Handicap (1675m) to end his Bunbury season on a winning note. Williams, four wins clear of defending champion Simon Foster, is on the cusp of claiming the Bunbury Trainer of the Year award. Williams will saddle Wayside and Vernerdi but it will …

30
Apr

Stewards Report On Grant William’s Trained Gottabeyou

An investigation concerning the withdrawal of GOTTABEYOU, trained by Mr Grant Williams from Race 8 at Ascot on 5 March 2014 after a report by the on course Veterinarian that an inspection of the mare found it to have a swelling to its near side jugular with traces of blood, has now been completed. Samples …

30
Apr

Birthday Wishes – 30 April 2014

The WATRA extends our best birthday wishes to Stephanie Bakranich and Ricky Evans

30
Apr

Updated Anabolic Steroid Notice

The Australian Racing Board (ARB) has introduced new Rules completely banning the use of anabolic steroids in thoroughbred racehorses, effective from 1 May 2014. The relevant rules pertaining to the ban on anabolic steroids can be found following this advice. The rules ban the use of “anabolic androgenic steroids” in Thoroughbred horses at any time …

30
Apr

Q & A with Geraldton Trainer Gordon Spowart

Gordon Spowart fought off defending champion Kim Anderson to achieve an astonishing 18th Geraldton Trainer’s Premiership last week. Racing and Wagering’s (RWWA) Julio Santarelli caught up with the stalwart trainer to reflect on his personal milestone. JS: What does it mean to you to win another Geraldton Trainer’s Premiership? GS: It’s quite fulfilling and satisfying …

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