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22
May

Grace Off To Flying Start

Ashley Grace can’t recall if he has had a better start to a Kalgoorlie racing season. The hobby trainer has two wins and six placings from 14 starts this year. It’s an impressive strike rate from a stable that has a team of four in work. Headlining Graces’ early season charge have been new recruits …

22
May

Guy Walter Passes Away

Guy began his training career on the South Coast of NSW, before moving his stable to Warwick Farm. After an intial struggle, metropolitan winners started to flow, most notably with Prince Invader who won 13 races including the Tamworth Cup. In the early 90’s, the Guy Walter trained Tie the Knot emerged as one of …

21
May

Eric Wake’s Wanderlust

Wanderlust is looking to atone from a set back and bounce back in the Pinjarra Crane Hire Handicap (1000m) at Pinjarra on Thursday. The Eric Wake-trained three-year-old suffered cardiac arrhythmia when he trailed Military Might by 16 lengths at Belmont on May 3. It was Wanderlust’s first miss this campaign and followed three excellent placings …

21
May

Wolfe And Hughes Go Head To Head At Belmont

Albany gallopers Jetson Express and King Cubator renew their acquaintances and lock horns again in the Hannan Street Kalgoorlie Handicap (1700m) at Belmont on Wednesday. The Great Southern combatants met on their home track two weeks ago with the Gerry Hughes-trained Jetson Express holding out Steve Wolfe’s King Cubator by a half-length. For their rematch …

20
May

Wolfe Warns Against Privatisation Of TAB

Leading Great Southern trainer Steve Wolfe has urged the Western Australian racing community to lobby against the proposed privatisation of the TAB. Wolfe warns any change to the current administration would have a significant and detrimental impact on the long term viability of the sport in WA. “Once you privatise anything it becomes a one …

19
May

Hard Spun Filly Tops Yarradale Stud Sale

A $70,000 Hard Spun filly from Group 2 winner Halibery topped the Yarradale Stud yearling sale at Gidgegannup on Sunday. Trainer Lindsey Smith bought the sale topper who is due for a pedigree update.  Her older half-sister Award Of Merit (Medaglia D’Oro) is trained by Tony McEvoy and she ready to debut after finishing second …

17
May

Taylor And Brown Combine With Top Mare Magnifisio In Roma Cup Triumph

Jim Taylor is not a trainer who goes over the top with his emotions whether in victory or in defeat but there was a sense of satisfaction after his mare Magnifisio clung on for a courageous win in the Roma Cup at Belmont on Saturday. The daughter of Magnus was facing the stiffest test of …

17
May

Harding’s Express In Provincial Final

Edward Creighton believes Anywhere Express deserves her opportunity to represent Kalgoorlie in the Sky Racing TV Provincial Champion Series Final (1400m) at Belmont on Saturday. Creighton, fresh from being crowned Albany’s Leading Rider last week, is well credentialed to give his assessment after piloting the mare to two wins and a third from her three …

16
May

RWWA Media Release: Ascot Synthetic Track

Following the decision to upgrade the 13 year old ViscoRide training track at Ascot, an Industry Working Group of RWWA, Perth Racing and Western Australian Racing Trainers’ Association (WARTA) was established to undertake an assessment of a suitable replacement of the existing synthetic Training Track. In December 2013 RWWA, Perth Racing and WARTA representatives extensively …

15
May

RWWA Stewards Report: Shane Edwards

Stewards have now completed their deliberations with respect to the charges issued on 21 January 2014, against Mr Shane Edwards in relation to the inquiry into the report from RWWA Principal Investigator Mr Phil O’Reilly regarding the export from Western Australia to Singapore, transfer of ownership and bonafides of a number of horses formerly trained …

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