Category News

8
Feb

Warning To Trainers

WARTA have recently become aware of several positive findings in both preliminary and B swab samples to Flunixin, in excess of the screening limits for both plasma and urine in horses racing in WA. Anecdotal evidence suggests that in a number of these cases medications containing flunixin, have been administered outside of the accepted withholding …

5
Feb

Punters Rally To Samizdat In Magic Millions 3YO Trophy

Exciting talent Samizdat is the popular pick to take out the $150,000 Listed Magic Millions WA 3YO Trophy (1200m) at Pinjarra on the weekend. The Chris Gangemi-trained son of Not A Single Doubt is hot favourite to remain unbeaten and add to his impressive debut victory at Belmont nearly a year back. Samizdat has been …

5
Feb

WA Racing News: A Change Of Plans For Durrant & Peters

ADAM DURRANT-BOB PETERS Plans for top gallopers Come Play With Me, Star Exhibit and Celebrity Dream to campaign in Melbourne in the autumn have been shelved. Trainer Adam Durrant and owner Bob Peters have had a change of heart and said their trio of horses will remain home to target feature Perth races. “I wasn’t 100 …

5
Feb

History Of The Magic Millions

The Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic was first staged in 1999 at Ascot and won by the Bill Goedecke-trained Nervola Belle. The Chanteclair mare cost $27,500 as a yearling and with Peter Knuckey in the saddle defeated Mystery Morn and Grand Turismo. Overcoming the second widest gate in the field of 14 starters, Nervola Belle, …

5
Feb

Miller Bubbles With Magic Millions Confidence

Elite trainer of juveniles Simon Miller will launch a strong two-pronged attack on the Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic (1200m) at Pinjarra on Saturday. Miller has accepted with both Venetian Jewel and Niccovi in a bid to win the $250,000 feature race for a third time since its inception in 1999. Venetian Jewel, a daughter …

4
Feb

Wake Up Racing, You Are In Crisis

Racing Authorities clutch to a position on racing skulduggery that is not believed outside the bubble. Authorities have trotted out the same line for five years; vigilant policing protects public confidence by weeding out racing’s few remaining bag eggs. They’d say racing is no different than any other sport or business; some inevitable rascals but …

1
Feb

Angelic To Rule In Bunbury Classic

Co trainer Dan Pearce is confident Angelic Ruler can return to the winner’s list and claim her first black-type success in the Listed Rangeview Stud Classic (1400m) at Bunbury on Sunday. The Universal Ruler filly is out to make amends after a minor setback ruled her out of the Ascot carnival and a crack at …

1
Feb

It’s A Family Affair For Brown

Tameeka Brown was always going to have a career in racing. It’s in her genes and part of her DNA. With a family steeped in racing history, Brown grew up living and breathing race horses. Brown’s grandfather Keith Jeffreys is a prominent Pinjarra trainer, who has prepared several top gallopers including Royal Lott. Jeffreys is also …

31
Jan

McNaught Continues Rapid Rise

Mature-age apprentice Jade McNaught’s fledging start to her jockey career received a further boost on Saturday after she booted home her first metropolitan Saturday winner, Fire and Rain, at Ascot. McNaught, 30, is only in her eighth month of race riding but has hit the ground running in 2019, having ridden 10 winners and 16 …

31
Jan

Roberts Hoping For Natural Improvement

Progressive galloper Just Act Natural continues his comeback from a long injury layoff in this Saturday’s Listed Scenic Blast Stakes (1200m) at Ascot, with trainer Paul Roberts expecting further improvement on his first-up run. The six-year-old made an encouraging return in the Miss Andretti Stakes on January 19, when beaten five lengths by Misty Metal in his …

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