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Co-trainer Jason Miller is adamant Jackpot Prince can cause an upset and dethrone star three-year-old Gatting in the $100,000 Listed Belmont Classic on Saturday. Gatting, the WA Derby champion, holds hot favouritism, but Miller believes Jackpot Prince is an emerging stayer who will thrive over 2200m. Miller’s confidence in Jackpot Prince was validated two weeks …


Sofia Rose Too Good In Oaks

The spelling paddock awaits Saturday’s Group I $1 million Australian Oaks winner Sofia Rosa while trainer Stephen Marsh plans a Melbourne spring carnival campaign. Sofia Rosa proved too good in the Australian Oaks. Photo: Steve Hart Enjoying a trouble free run under Hugh Bowman, Sofia Rosa was settled sixth with cover to the home turn …


Lucia Valentina Blitzes Them

Kris Lees thought Lucia Valentina would be taking on Australia’s star of the turf earlier in the week but his mare became the headline act in Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick. Lucia Valentina charged home to win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick. Photo: Steve Hart Lees admitted he thought Lucia Valentina would …


RIP: Boban

Five-time Group I winning gelding Boban passed away on Sunday night after a paddock accident. Boban passed away on Sunday night. Photo: Darryl Sherer Boban carried the flag for Chris Waller during his emerging years, winning the 2013 Epsom Handicap (1600m) before taking that form to Flemington in securing the 2013 Emirates Stakes (1600m). The …


Badawiya To Run In Guineas

Trainer Mick Price has confirmed Badawiya will contest Saturday’s Group I Thousand Guineas at Caulfield. Craig Newitt will partner Badawiya in the Thousand Guineas. Photo: Darryl Sherer Badawiya ran out the comfortable winner of Sunday’s Group II Edward Manifold Stakes over 1600m at Flemington, her third win from six starts. Price had expressed a concern …


Vice Chairman Resignation

MEDIA RELEASE The Chairman of Perth Racing (The Western Australian Turf Club – WATC) Mr Ted van Heemst, today announced the resignation of Vice Chairman, Mr Edward G Rigg due to personal reasons. Thursday 19 February 2015 Vice Chairman Resigns, Perth Racing Mr Rigg, an avid racegoer and successful horse owner / breeder was elected …


RWWA Stewards Report: Clint Harvey

 MEDIA RELEASE Thoroughbreds – Jockey Clint Harvey – Inquiry into report of IAC appointed Investigator RWWA Stewards today concluded the inquiry into the report of IAC appointed Investigator Mr Peter Lavender into why the sample purported to have been provided by Jockey Mr Clint Harvey on 5 November 2012, was found by DNA analysis conducted …


Maley Keen To Get On Board At Geraldton

Ashely Maley says Jake To A King should relish and appreciate a drop in grade when he tackles the Gerald & Anne Ryan & Family Maiden (1200m) at Geraldton on Saturday. Maley hasn’t been afraid to test Jake To A King against top company but admits he has been forced to lower expectations in an …


Eddie McGuire Thundering To Success

Top trainer Eddie McGuire has modestly downplayed his influence in rejuvenating Thunder Express who will fly the Geraldton flag in the Skyracing TV Provincial Championship Final (1400m) at Belmont Park on Saturday. Thunder Express arrived from Perth as a 14 start maiden but has flourished under McGuire’s tutelage and earned Geraldton Horse of the Years …


Esperance Bay Turf Club Season Award Winners

Another successful Esperance season ended on March 1 with Rod Brown taking out the Leading Trainer title-but it was a close result. Read more…

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