LIFE IS BUT A DREAM FOR HINES

If Jayson Hines has his way he’ll be winning a lot more races before his training career is over, but few wins will mean as much to him personally than the victory of Lifeisbutadream. Hines celebrated his first training victory and realised a lifelong obsession at Northam last week after Lifeisbutadream saluted and won as…

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BODY BLOW FOR ALSEPHINA

Alsephina, one of Grant and Alana Williams’ top mares, had her winter campaign cut short before it even commenced at Belmont on Saturday. The quality mare was the only low point for the Williams camp after Western Empire continued his winning surge in the Group 3 Belmont Sprint (1400m)-albeit narrowly. The raging favourite gave punters…

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STAR PERTH JUVENILE MELBOURNE BOUND

He’s been tagged the next big thing to come out of WA racing and has now found a new home interstate. Perth’s precocious talent, Bustling, will continue his Australian career under Mick Price and Michael Kent Jr and Melbourne’s leading co-trainers are confident he will live up to his $2 million price tag. After his…

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THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

he empire strikes back! In a brilliant winning return to Perth racing, Western Empire revived memories of past glories when he outclassed his opponents in Sunday’s Group 3 Tabtouch Northam Stakes (1300m). Back in the familiar care of previous trainers Grant and Alana Williams, Western Empire put the writing on the wall at his previous…

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COX PLATE ON THE RADAR FOR WESTERN EMPIRE

Fresh from one of the most satisfying days he’s experienced on a race track, trainer Grant Williams has outlined ambitious plans for outstanding Northam Stakes winner, Western Empire. The short term has been locked away with the Belmont Sprint (1400m), Hyperion Stakes (1600m) and Strickland Stakes (2000m) a trio of Group 3 races on the…

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EXCITING BUSTLING POISED TO GIVE MORTON JUVENILE DOUBLE

Superb Group 2 Karrakatta Plate (1200m) champion, Bustling, recently the subject of intense interest from international buyers, is expected to give trainer Dan Morton a second consecutive Perth juvenile feature at Ascot on Saturday. After his astonishing 4 ½ length romp in last fortnight’s Karrakatta Plate, Perth’s richest two-year-old event, Bustling is raging favourite to…

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