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3
Dec

ACHERNAR STAR BOWS OUT OF RACING

The race career of tough and consistent gelding Achernar Star has come to a premature end. The six-year-old son of Gingerbread Man ran his final race in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield when fifth to Mr Quickie in October. It was Achernar Star’s seventh run in Melbourne for trainer Lindsey Smith after …

3
Dec

HARRISON CONFIDENT PLAN WILL COME OFF IN KINGSTON TOWN

  Trainer David Harrison hopes a change of plans will pay off in rich style and be handsomely rewarded for Gemma’s Son at Ascot on Saturday. Gemma’s Son was being touted as a possible Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) horse at the beginning of his preparation, but could end it as a weight for age champion in …

3
Dec

Williams Keeps Faith In Gailo Chop

From his Warrnambool base, Matthew Williams admits it wasn’t pretty watching Gailo Chop’s poor showing in last fortnight’s Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) in Perth. WA’s Covid-19 restrictions prevented Williams from being at Ascot, but on reflection it may not have been such a bad idea to be a long distance away in Victoria. Despite …

1
Dec

WA RACING UPDATE – MANDATORY CONTACT REGISTER

The WA Government has announced that particular businesses will be required to maintain contact registers for the WA Health Department COVID-19 contact tracing, from 5 December 2020. Please note that this requirement applies to all WA race meetings and non-race day events (e.g. function room bookings). Therefore, anyone attending a race meeting or non-race day …

1
Dec

AUSTRALIAN RACING HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2021

The Australian Racing Hall of Fame (ARHOF) was established in 2001 to celebrate the achievements of the horses, jockeys, trainers and administrators who, through their dedication and contribution to thoroughbred racing, have become heroes of the turf. Induction into the ARHOF is racing’s ultimate achievement and is an opportunity to formally recognise and honour the …

1
Dec

Perth Cup Option For Em Tee Aye

Trainer Trevor Andrews has lodged a Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) entry for Em Tee Aye. Entries for the $400,000 feature event were announced yesterday (Monday) and the iconic race, which will be run at Ascot on January 2, attracted 40 nominations. Em Tee Aye, a son of in form sire I’m All The Talk, …

27
Nov

Valour Required In Winterbottom: Pateman

Mitchell Pateman says Trekking is the biggest stumbling block to him winning a first Group 1 in the Crown Perth Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot. Pateman has healthy respect for Trekking and says he is clearly the horse to beat, but if there is a chink in his armour then Valour Road can expose it. …

27
Nov

Vital Silver Can Shine In Winterbottom: Pearce

Vital Silver has not won a race in over a year, but co-trainer Dan Pearce is confident that trend can end in Saturday’s Group 1 Crown Perth Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot. Vital Silver ran second to Hey Doc in last year’s Winterbottom Stakes, his second consecutive Group 1 placing after the Manikato Stakes (1200m) …

27
Nov

Indian Pacific On Track For Winterbottom Stakes

The Zoustar four-year-old tackles elite company for the first time in his career, but Parnham is optimistic he will be up to the challenge. Indian Pacific boasts an impressive racing resume with six wins and three placings from his nine starts to date. His Winterbottom Stakes credentials were stamped with victory in the Crawford Stakes …

27
Nov

Stageman Top Local Hope In Winterbottom Says Adam Durrant

Trainer Adam Durrant believes Stageman can uphold state pride and repel the threat from interstate raider Trekking in the Group 1 Crown Perth Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday. With two Group 1 victories to his name and coming out of top Melbourne and Sydney spring form, Trekking is a hot favourite to give …

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