Category News

29
Apr

Thoroughbred Stakes Increases 2014-15

METROPOLITAN RWWA will continue the strategy introduced last year to increase stakes levels for prime metropolitan races while also implementing a strategy to commence increasing midweek stakes levels. Group & Listed Races The minimum prize money level for group 3 races will increase to $150,000 providing a boost of $25,000 to ten races run at …

28
Apr

Codes Receive Positive Funding Boost For 2014/15

The Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) Board today approved a record funding allocation of $126.1million for the racing season commencing 1 August 2014. This represents an increase of $6.5million. In addition, a further $14million in grants has been committed by RWWA towards key racing infrastructure projects, including a contribution towards the new Cannington greyhound …

28
Apr

Queensland Trainers Call For Weight Review

Queensland Trainers Call For Weight Review Racing Queensland will examine the handicap rules for Listed races after an outcry from trainers and owners about the Tails Handicap. All the horses in Saturday’s field carried 58kg. Trainer Peter Moody submitted two late entries – Fat Al, who is in Brisbane, and Ancient King, who ran at …

28
Apr

Metropolitan Trainer’s Premiership Standings

Adam Durrant will commence the Belmont Park season in red-hot form and with a 24 win lead in the Trainer’s Premiership. The Karnup horseman consolidated his grip at the head of the standings after ending the Ascot season with a training treble. Durrant advanced to 56 metropolitan victories after a day out with Peck, Drummoorum …

27
Apr

Williams Within Sights Of Maiden Bunbury Trainer’s Premiership

Grant Williams has all but wrapped up the Bunbury Turf Club’s Leading Trainer premiership following the breakthrough win of Star Of Husson on Monday. With just the May 1 meeting remaining before the 2013-14 season draws to a close, Williams holds a decisive four point advantage over Simon Foster. Foster, keen to defend his title …

26
Apr

Durrant Ends Season With a Bang

Leading trainer Adam Durrant ended the Ascot season with a bang when he prepared a training treble. Drawing first blood for Durrant was rejuvenated galloper Peck who triumphed in the main feature: the Diggers’ Cup (1800m). Fresh from his Albany Cup (2100m) success six days ago and defying a drop back to 1800m and a …

24
Apr

ARB New Track Rating Scale

The Australian Racing Board has decided to modernise the language for track ratings to be more easily understood by punters especially young people. The ARB issued a revised scale in January and called for public and industry input. Retention of the numerical scale of 1-10 was strongly endorsed by punters whilst most of the submissions …

23
Apr

From The RWWA Racing Department

2014/15 THOROUGHBRED DISTRIBUTION Over the coming weeks the RWWA board is expected to approve further increases in distribution to the Western Australian thoroughbred industry for the 2014/15 racing season. In line with the RWWA vision, distribution to stakeholders will be through the form of increased Prizemoney at all levels of racing. Further information will be …

23
Apr

Belmont and Lark Hill Trial Dates

BELMONT & LARK HILL TRIALS VENUE DAY DATE NOMS. CLOSE PROGRAMME Lark Hill Monday 28-Apr Entries close 9:30am Thursday 25th April Barrier Trials & Jump Outs Belmont Monday 5-May Entries close 9:30am Thursday 1st May Barrier Trials Belmont Monday 12-May Entries close 9:30am Thursday 8th May Barrier Trials Lark Hill Monday 19-May Entries close 9:30am …

23
Apr

Important Notice – Update From Australian Racing Board Meeting

The Australian Racing Board (ARB) April quarterly meeting decided issues of importance to the industry, including the following three (3) issues : INTRA-ARTICULAR CORTICOSTEROIDS NEW TRACK RATINGS SCALE AR.178AA  –  ONE CLEAR DAY PROHIBITION ON ALKALINIZING AGENTS. CLICK HERE to view the ARB’s Media Release outlining the outcomes.

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