Category News

11
Apr

Little Red A Favourite For Kobzova

It’s easy to understand why Petra Kobzova has a lot of affection and love for Little Red Roman, but if she needed any extra validation, she got it again when the five-year-old won at Ascot on Wednesday. Little Red Roman not only gave Czech-born Kobzova her maiden city winner, but he was also responsible for …

11
Apr

Going Back The Key To Going Forward For Platoon

Trainer Neville Parnham remains upbeat about Platoon heading into Saturday’s Group 2 WATC Derby (2400m) at Ascot, despite facing the arduous task of turning the tables on Regal Power. Platoon stormed into Derby contention with a strong win in the J.C. Roberts Stakes (1800m) last month, before he finished third to Regal Power in the …

9
Apr

Thoroughbred Racing Committee Update

Following today’s article in The West Australian, Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) seeks to clarify events surrounding the discontinuation of the Thoroughbred Racing Committee (TRC). Following the establishment of RWWA in August 2003, the RWWA Act required the Board to establish procedures for consulting with prescribed racing bodies – clubs/association of clubs and other …

9
Apr

WA Racing News Update

MATERIAL MAN There is a strong likelihood that Material Man may have run his final race in Perth. The seven-year-old is spelling after an eastern states autumn campaign went awry. Owner Michael McDermott says there are more options and races OPEN to Material Man in the east and he will more than likely remain in Melbourne. …

9
Apr

McNaught Maintains Rising Stars Lead

Jade McNaught will look to extend her lead in the Rising Star Series at Ascot on Wednesday. The mature-aged apprentice has been booked to ride Advocator (R3), Disco Riffic (R4), I Am Spartacus (R5) and Jenabel (R8). McNaught takes a 10 point lead into the Ascot meeting after riding three winners since the series commenced last …

9
Apr

Material Man’s Future Unclear

Owner Michael McDermott says a decision on Material Man’s racing future will be made soon. Material Man was spelled after finishing 10th in the inaugural All Star Mile (1600m) at Flemington last month. McDermott, who races Material Man in partnership with his wife, Jill, told The Races WA the son of Vital Equine was likely …

5
Apr

McNaught Off To Flying Start In Rising Star Series

In-form jockey Jade McNaught has made a flying start to the 2019 Rising Stars’ Apprentice series after posting a double at Geraldton on Thursday. McNaught won aboard the Graeme Hammarquist-trained Freez’emoff and Bay Publisher for Tony Scally, taking her to the top of the points table. She holds a five point lead over Kristy Bennett, …

5
Apr

Tiarnna Robertson: There Is No Place To Hide For Fabergino

Trainer Tiarnna Roberston has down played any nerves as Fabergino faces the toughest test in her career to date at Ascot on Saturday. The exciting four-year-old is an odds on favourite to extend her imposing winning record in the Marjorie Charleson Classic (1200m). A winner at five of six starts, Fabergino takes on a small, …

5
Apr

Peter Fernie:The King Of Kalgoorlie

The Fernie name has been synonymous with Goldfields racing for the best part of six decades and, when you think of WA’s best country trainers, Peter Fernie rates at the top of a highly-regarded list. The third-generation trainer and Kalgoorlie born-and-bred 53 year old has prepared more than 650 winners since taking out his training …

5
Apr

Beaux Breaks Through

Beaux Banovic-Edwards claimed her first Ascot winner when she guided High Tea to victory in the Hahn Superdry Handicap (1500m) on Wednesday. For Banovic-Edwards, a 3kg claiming apprentice, it was her sixth win overall and first in the city after she commenced her apprenticeship at Pinjarra last August. The 22-year-old gave High Tea a perfect …

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