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30
Jun

Leeson Shows Her Faith In Comeback Jockey

It may have been a low key win in Carnarvon but for Grant Lemos he is hoping it’s the spark that reignites his riding career. Lemos, who led throughout on in-form gelding Tindal, is on the comeback trail after a long-term disqualification. “I can’t really describe how I felt when I crossed the line other …

29
Jun

Stammers Launches Kalgoorlie Career

It has taken former New Zealand track rider Kyle Stammers six years but he is set to launch his training career at Kalgoorlie on Sunday. Stammers, a qualified mechanic, left New Zealand to explore work opportunies in Western Australia and linked up with trainer Greg Harper in 2008. He then headed north and joined veteran …

27
Jun

Quilty Not Afraid Of Strickland Challenge

Trainer Shane Quilty is of the philosophy you don’t die wondering and you don’t shy away from a challenge. With that in mind he is giving Fancy Feet a shot at the Group 3 Strickland Stakes (2000m) at Belmont on Saturday. The Fath mare faces the biggest test of her 21 start career against experienced …

27
Jun

Hughes Aiming For Comeback Win

It won’t rival the Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier boxing rematches of the 70s but Allan Hughes says he is looking forward to Twin City Soldier renewing acquaintances with Fine Equity at Carnarvon on Saturday. Hughes is hoping The Medal of Honour gelding can reassert his dominance and turn the tables on Fine Equity after running fourth …

26
Jun

Bridgestone To Improve Says Parnham

Neville Parnham expects big improvement from Bridgestone and cautions punters not to dismiss his prospects in the Group 3 Strickland Stakes (2000m) at Belmont on Saturday. The Pentire gelding, closing in on half-a-million dollars in stake earnings, returned from a year-long absence to trail Elite Belle in last Saturday week’s Hyperion Stakes (1600m). “He will …

25
Jun

Morton Returns To Northam With Kyleena

Kyleena appears well placed to return to the winner’s list when she takes on the www.northamraceclub.com Handicap (1100m) at Northam on Thursday. The Dan-Morton-trained filly faces a sharp drop in grade after two competitive performances against smart types at Belmont Park recently. The daughter of Scandal Keeper raced wide throughout but still packed enough punch …

24
Jun

Important Message: New Wage Rates Effective July 1st

The Fair Work Commission has advised that a decision issued by the Minimum Wage Panel recently granted all employees (e.g. stable hands) a pay rise effective 1 JULY 2014.  The Australian Trainers’ Association (ATA) has mailed the following information to ATA Members which you should receive shortly. Included in the mailer referred to above, ATA …

24
Jun

A Major Boost For Breeders

In a major boost to the West Australian breeding industry, Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) has announced the introduction of two major initiatives with a major enhancement to the Westspeed Scheme and the introduction of the Mares Group & Listed Winners Incentive Scheme This new dual incentive follows receipt of a proposal from Thoroughbred …

23
Jun

Harding Closes The Gap In Kalgoorlie

The battle for honours in Kalgoorlie’s Leading Trainer title has tightened after Helen Harding made inroads with a double on Sunday. Harding advanced to 10 wins and trails leader Pat Bermingham Jnr by two after victories to Foxy Commander and Saxon Coast. Foxy Commander, formerly with Jeremy Easthope and Simon Miller in Perth, held firm …

21
Jun

Tick Tick Bloom In Pulsating Belmont Guineas Win

Jason Miller summed it up best when he said: ‘Wow’. Miller, deputising for trainer Adam Durrant, was reacting to Tick Tick Bloom’s pulsating win in the Listed WAROA-Belmont Guineas (1600m) at Belmont Park. The $100,000 feature, which was billed as one of the best editions of the Belmont Guineas in recent years, failed to disappoint …

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