Williams Chasing Record Burgess Queen

Grant Williams gives himself excellent chance of going past Frank Maynard as the most successful trainer in the Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m) at Ascot on Tuesday. Along with partner and co-trainer Alana, Williams is confident he can secure a fourth Burgess Queen Stake’s triumph when he saddles Arcadia Queen and Leading Girl. Antique Belle (2012)…

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History Of The Burgess Queen Stakes

The Burgess Queen Stakes is named in honour of the Frank Maynard-trained sensation who won the 1976 Karrakatta Plate and went on to win the Prince Of Wales Stakes , Lee Steere Stakes and A.J.Scahill Stakes as a three-year-old. The heaviest weight carried to victory in the Burgess Queen Stakes was 57.5kg by Kalatiara in…

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Seannie Back On Track

Seannie made a sparking return to Perth racing and will target Ascot feature races after she claimed the Evolution AV Handicap (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday. Backed from $5.50 to $4.60 and scoring in her stable debut for trainer Lindsey Smith, Seannie charged home from fifth at the turn for jockey Lucy Warwick to score…

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Dainty Tess Stamps Winterbottom Claims

Dainty Tess has laid claims on being the leading West Australian contender for the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m), making it back-to-back Prince Of Wales Stakes victories at Ascot. After a brilliant win in the Crawford Stakes a fortnight ago, Dainty Tess was sent out favourite for today’s Group 3 event. Following his eye catching…

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Star Railway Bid

Galaxy Star has booked herself a start in the Railway Stakes, taking out the Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes (1400m) at Ascot this afternoon. After running a gallant second to Man Booker in the Northerly Stakes a fortnight ago, Galaxy Star was well supported to go one better in today’s $150,000 event. Jockey William Pike…

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State Solicitor A Test For Peters

Prominent Perth owner-breeder Bob Peters is as good a judge of horseflesh as there is, but despite his experience and racing acumen, enigmatic galloper State Solicitor has tested his patience. Peters has a big opinion of State Solicitor, who has won nine of 15 starts, but the richly talented Nicconi gelding, who has collected close…

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History Of The Prince Of Wales Stakes

PRINCE OF WALES STAKES: OVERVIEW The Prince Of Wales Stakes was first run in 1969 and won by Sherolythe.  It has held Group 3 status since 1979. The 2018 edition of the race consists of a field of 10 starters. PRINCE OF WALES STAKES: TRAINERS Jim Taylor stands out on his own with four winners in…

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History Of Asian Beau Stakes

Asian Beau Stakes History:Overview The Asian Beau Stakes was first run in 1982 and won by Nitro Lad.  The 2018 edition of the Asian Beau Stakes (1400m) has attracted 7 entries. It was known as the WATC Kankama Quality Stakes, the WATC Belmont Community Quality Stakes, WATC Budget Quality Stakes, WATC Singapore Quality and the…

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Owner Delights In Northam Cup Triumph

As a horse owner you aim high, but are just as content to revel in any win, regardless of place, time or race. From the pinnacle of a Group 1 feature in the city to a maiden in the provincial and country circuits, you take any victory that comes your way. But for part-owner Coleen Peterson,…

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Scales Of Justice Set For Return

Scales Of Justice is a step closer to making his much-anticipated return to racing after completing an impressive trial work out at Belmont on Monday. Trainer Lindsey Smith has earmarked the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m) at Ascot on November 10 as the first-up run for Scales Of Justice. The Not A Single Doubt…

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