Promising Filly Retired

Amelia’s La Bout has run her last race and will be retired to stud. Trainer Simon Miller and connections announced the decision to end her racing career after she ran 25 lengths last to Classic Pro at Belmont on Saturday. It was the daughter of Hinchinbrook’s first official return to the race track since she…

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A Boost For Injured Trainer

Jayne Busslinger was absent from Belmont on Saturday, but she is certain her screams of encouragement would have been heard by on-course patrons. From her Orange Grove home Busslinger was cheering on Patristic, who cracked it for his first win at his eighth start in the Kirrin Megumi Maiden (1200m). For Busslinger, Patristic’s milestone victory was…

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A History of the Idyllic Prince Stakes

IDYLLIC PRINCE STAKES OVERVIEW Feature racing returns to Belmont with the running of the $100,000 Listed Idyllic Prince Stakes (1300m) on Saturday. Previously known as the Goodwood Sprint, the race is named in honour of champion Western Australian Sprinter, Idyllic Prince. The son of Scenic, who was prepared at Bullsbrook by Jim Taylor, won 15…

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Prying Tom Eyes Kalgoorlie Cup

Prying Tom has burst into Kalgoorlie Cup (2300m) contention after maintaining his excellent form at Belmont Park yesterday. The Sharon Miller-trained six-year-old, ideally ridden by Alan Kennedy, completed a winning hat trick in a 2100m handicap. Starting at $3, Prying Tom kicked clear inside the last 100m and defeated favourite Red Army by 1 ¼…

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Miller Bubbling With Confidence

Simon Miller is confident Double Bubble can continue her progress in the Crown Perth Plate (1300m) at Belmont on Saturday. Double Bubble has won both her two races and will start a raging favourite after a dominant 4 ½ length victory last-start. “Double Bubble is on an upward spiral from run to run,” Miller said…

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No Fuss Trainer In Hot Winning Streak

Liz Strempel is a trainer who goes about her business with a minimum of fuss. With a small team of horses in work, she doesn’t command or seek a high profile. But in recent months, with her stable on a hot winning streak, she has found the limelight. At Pinjarra today, (Thursday) Jamie’s Linc gave…

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Rock Magic Ruled Out Of Ascot Carnival

Rock Magic has been ruled out for the remainder of the year and will miss the Ascot carnival. Trainer Chris Gangemi said time is against Rock Magic after he injured his knee in a stable accident last June. “Unfortunately he is going to miss the Winterbottm Stakes and the Ascot carnival this year,” Gangemi told…

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Super Saturday For The Gangemi’s

The father and son combination of John and Chris Gangemi celebrated a memorable day of racing when they claimed an intrastate feature double on Saturday. Chris Gangemi launched a top day for the family when a new addition to his stable, Super Maxi, led all the way to win the Listed Belmont Newmarket (1200m). About…

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Smith’s Emotional Broome Cup Triumph

Wagin-based Angela Smith scaled her greatest heights as a trainer when she prepared Time Frame to win the 1997 Perth Cup. The rogue galloper, ridden by Dennis Gundry, defied scorching heat to lead throughout and win by one length from Regimental Tattoo. Smith, a former apprentice jockey in New Zealand, won nine races with Time…

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