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28
May

Leonora Trainer’s Bonus

The Leonora Race Club advises there is a $1000 bonus on offer for leading trainer this weekend. Trainers must have runners across the Saturday and Monday meetings to be eligible. The two main features are the Saracen Mineral Holdings Handicap and the Independence Group/Jabiru Metals Handicap, both races attracting $10,000 in prize money. Thoroughbred racing …

27
May

Barakey To Launch Comeback

Champion sprinter Barakey will launch his comeback to racing in the Listed Goodwood Sprint (1300m) at Belmont Park in August. The Group 1 hero hasn’t been seen since he faded to finish ninth behind Buffering in last year’s Winterbottom Stakes (1200m). A planned trip to Melbourne in the spring and a transfer to Sydney trainer …

27
May

Scenic Blast Finds New Home

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is delighted to announce that former champion Australian and international sprinter, Scenic Blast, will be joining the Off the Track orogram Off The Track was recently established by Racing and Wagering Western Australia to promote Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds in retirement and to secure a horse of Scenic Blast’s reputation …

26
May

WARTA Invites Members To Friday Meeting

The WARTA invites members to a  meeting this Friday at the Belmont RSL, 22 Leake Street, Belmont at 10am. The main point of discussion is the proposed privatisation of the TAB.  

26
May

Jo Anne Leeson’s Trade Tip

Jo Anne Leeson received a big boost when stable newcomer Trade Tip won the Gascoyne Hotel Ladies Bracelet (1200m) at Carnarvon on Saturday. The former Perth galloper was racing first-up for Leeson and she can look forward to further success after the gelding revealed his fighting qualities. Trade Tip started from the widest gate, carried …

25
May

Special Trainers Perth Racing Membership Offer

Get in early and join now to receive bonus membership for the remainder of the current 2013/14 racing season PLUS all membership benefits for the upcoming 2014/15 season. Perth Racing Silver Trainers Membership Offer (PDF)

25
May

WARTA Seeks Clarification On Proposed TAB Privatisation

The Western Australian Racing Trainers’ Association (WARTA) is seeking consultation with the state government on the proposed sale of the TAB that was announced last week. The WARTA is concerned that change to the current management of WA racing is being considered without extensive dialogue with key industry representatives. The WARTA fully supports the present …

24
May

Taylor Pays Thateldo Top Compliment

Jim Taylor paid Thateldo the ultimate compliment after the Charge Forward gelding overcame a wide barrier to win the Westralian Diamond Drillers Handicap (1000m). “He is an honest horse and apart from Barakey as good a three-year-old as I’ve ever had,” said Taylor. “It’s onwards and upwards for him and as a four-year-old you would …

23
May

Hughes Wary Of Carnarvon Challenge

A dominant victory at Carnarvon’s season-opening meeting may have come at a price for the Allan Hughes-trained six-year-old Twin City Soldier. The Geraldton gelding attracted a higher than anticipated ratings boost after he destroyed his rivals by eight lengths in a 1200m contest on May 10. Hughes disagrees with the handicapper’s assessment and is frustrated …

23
May

Miller Searching For An Interstate Double

Aquanita trainer Simon Miller is banking on having an impact across two states this weekend. Miller will saddle Platinum Rocker in the Glenlogan Park Stakes (1350m) at Doomben before he casts his eye to Belmont with top contenders Saint Bro and Willow Bridge. Saint Bro, last year’s Fairetha Stakes (1400m) champion, should relish the absence …

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