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18
Jul

Smith Aiming For Another Jetcetera Win

Trainer David Smith is optimistic he can gain one more win out of in-form sprinter Jetcetera at Kalgoorlie on Sunday. Smith plans to wind up Jetcetera’s productive goldfields winter campaign in the MBL Accounting Handicap (1300m). The Jet Spur gelding has won two of his past three races and led to defeat Casino Belle (1400m) …

18
Jul

National Jockey Day Celebration

2014 marks the 10-Year Anniversary of National Jockeys Celebration Day and the National Jockeys’ Trust. National Jockeys Celebration Day and the National Jockeys’ Trust was officially launched at Parliament House, Canberra, on 2 March 2004 in the presence of the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon John Howard MP. Jockeys representing each Australian State and …

17
Jul

President’s Report 2013/2014

TAB SALE/INDUSTRY LOBBY GROUP I don’t believe there is a bigger issue confronting the racing industry than the proposed privatisation of the TAB that was floated by the state government earlier this year. I have no doubt the West Australian racing industry is sailing into unchartered waters and a powerful headwind with no line of …

17
Jul

Metropolitan Country Premiership Standings

Adam Durrant has had the 2013-14 metropolitan Trainers’ Premiership locked away for some time and with five meetings remaining before the season winds up it’s a matter of how far he can stretch his margin? The Karnup horseman currently sits on 75 wins, 22 clear of his nearest rival, Neville Parnham and 22 more than ...
17
Jul

Ainia Yet To Deliver For Kenney

Lark Hill trainer Paige Kenney will adopt a change of tactics in a bid to rejuvenate Ainia in the WAPTRA Honour’s Keith Jeffries Handicap (1400m). The Oratorio four-year-old has failed to replicate the form she displayed in New South Wales that had her finish top three in nine of 14 starts. She contested two Belmont …

17
Jul

Smith’s Broome Time Moment

Angela Smith scaled her greatest heights as a trainer when she prepared Time Frame to win the 1997 Perth Cup. Her most emotional victory occurred 14 years later when Viscount Cameron won the 2011 Broome Cup. The veteran gelding, placed twice previously in the Broome Cup, broke through after charging home from near last. Smith …

14
Jul

Country Racing Review

Tindal’s unbeaten streak at Carnarvon has come to shuddering halt after he ran third in the Memorial Cup (1600m) on Friday. Spoiling the party was $30.30 outsider El Tegra who ended a 377 day losing sequence with a well-timed run from last. Jockey Mitchell Pateman sent Tindal forward but was challenged for the lead by …

12
Jul

Hard Work Pays Off For De Masson

Joann De Masson says her hard work with The Feral has been worth it and she is beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel. Demasson spent two years nursing The Feral back to race fitness and was encouraged when he ran an eye-catching fourth last month. First-up over 1200m the son of …

12
Jul

Pininci Spoils Beaufine Stakes Matchup

The much anticipated battle between Smoko and Magnifisio failed to materialise when rank outsider Pininci caused a boil over in the Listed Beaufine Stakes. The David Harrison-trained five-year-old, who returned $28.70 and $3.80, was parked behind a hot speed by jockey Pat Carbery before he pushed one out and sprinted clear in the straight Carbery …

11
Jul

Taylor Concedes and Miller To Guage Carnival Plans

Ascot summer carnival plans go on the line for brilliant sprinter Stagnite who returns to tackle the Get Your Westspeed Nominations in Now Handicap (1400m) at Belmont on Saturday. Stagnite’s clash with Sujet and Crown Lawyer is a fascinating entree to the main event in the Beaufine Stakes (1000m), when Smoko and Magnifisio lock horns. …

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