Category News

29
Mar

Lugg’s Emotional Return To Kalgoorlie

Family circumstances took John Lugg away from Kalgoorlie. And it’s family circumstances that has brought him back. After more than a decade away, the popular horseman is making an emotional return to the goldfields. “I haven’t had a runner in Kalgoorlie for 12 years. “My wife got bowel cancer that year and we moved to …

27
Mar

A Change In Direction For Cox

Ask Nick Cox what he’s noticed most since his retirement from training and it’s time and weather. “There are no more early starts and getting up at the crack of dawn,” Cox told The Races WA. “It’s nice to be able to get up later than what I have been used to. “There is also …

26
Mar

The way you nominate changes on Friday

Further to our advice last week, the way you lodge nominations, scratchings, rider changes, stable returns and gear changes will change from this Friday when Western Australia joins the Racing Australia national computer system and Service Centre. The new toll-free number to call is 1800 138 704. All other States are already on the national …

26
Mar

WA Racing News Update

REYKJAVIK Trainer Lindsey Smith says Reykjavik will travel east and target a Melbourne autumn campaign after his run in Saturday week’s Listed Old Comrade Stakes (1600m) at Ascot. The son of Artie Schiller is on the hunt for three straight feature wins after taking out the Hannans Handicap (1400m) in Kalgoorlie last October and the …

26
Mar

Willis Out To End Peters Dominance In WA Oaks

Chris Willis is not shying away from one of the biggest challenges in WA racing, upsetting the might of Bob Peters’ powerful ‘cerise and white’ army in the WA Oaks (2400m) on Saturday. Peters, Perth’s leading owner-breeder, has had a stranglehold on the WA Oaks in recent times, winning the race on a remarkable nine …

26
Mar

Willis Out To End Peters Dominance In WA Oaks

Chris Willis is not shying away from one of the biggest challenges in WA racing, upsetting the might of Bob Peters’ powerful ‘cerise and white’ army in the WA Oaks (2400m) on Saturday. Peters, Perth’s leading owner-breeder, has had a stranglehold on the WA Oaks in recent times, winning the race on a remarkable nine …

26
Mar

Simon Miller: The King Of The Kids

Trainer Simon Miller celebrated a wonderful day at Ascot last Saturday when recording a winning treble, including Group 3 and Listed events, with each of his wins further illustrating his tag as one of the best in the business. Widely regarded as the leading juvenile trainer in WA, Miller’s exceptional performance on Saturday further outlined …

25
Mar

Beethoven Perfect In Perth Stakes

Beethoven has stormed into Karrakatta Plate calculations, winning an epic Perth Stakes (1100m) at Ascot this afternoon. The Dan Morton-trained gelding overcame the previously unbeaten Jericho Missile in a titanic struggle between the pair down the Ascot straight. Jericho Missile was an easing favourite for today’s Listed event, while Beethoven was the best backed runner …

25
Mar

Marvellous Miller Enjoys Day Out

Trainer Simon Miller looks well poised to win a third Karrakatta Plate in four years, as Rio Del Mar broke through for her first win in this afternoon’s Group 3 Gimcrack Stakes (1100m) at Ascot. Rio Del Mar spearheaded a treble for Miller on the day, which also included a win to Achernar Star in …

25
Mar

History Of The WA Oaks

The WA Oaks was first staged in 1953 and won by Copper Beech, who in the hands of Frank Treen, defeated Kalohi and Ceos. The daughter of Treasure Hunt gave Treen the first of five WA Oaks after he later partnered Sweet Saga (1964), Carol’s Choice (1965), Star Supreme (1970) and Lovely Curves (1976). The …

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