Kirby Starts Final Ascot Day With A Bang

In-form jockey Brodie Kirby has kept his outstanding run of form going, taking out the Lanciano Plate (1100m) at Ascot this afternoon aboard the Adam Durrant-trained Miss Ellmya. Kirby, who rode four winners at Ascot last Saturday and a treble at the same venue on Wednesday, settled the Alfred Nobel filly outside race leader We’ve…

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Light To Shine On Durrant In Roma Cup

Saturday’s Group 3 Roma Cup (1200m) has been touted as a race in two. TAB markets leans that way with Galaxy Star at $2.60 and Rock Magic $3.10. On the third line of betting is Electric Light ($6) from leading trainer Adam Durant’s-team. The talented mare has won eight of 13 races and last Sunday…

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Star Up For Magic Challenge

Owner-breeder Bob Peters has declared Group 1 winning mare Galaxy Star “fit and ready” for tomorrow’s Group 3 Roma Cup (1200m) at Ascot. Galaxy Star recorded wins in the Asian Beau Stakes, Railway Stakes and Ted Van Heemst Stakes, as well as a third placing in the Kingston Town Classic last campaign. The Redoute’s Choice…

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Miller Confident Of Adelaide Success

Ascot trainer Simon Miller is adamant his stable will exert a powerful influence when two of its top liners take on Group racing in Adelaide on Saturday. Miller believes Valour Road and Lady Cosmology are definite winning hopes in the Goodwood (1200m) and Proud Miss Stakes (1200m) respectively. Miller says both his horses had thrived…

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Rock Magic To Overcome Roma Cup Hoodoo

There are several big obstacles going against Rock Magic in Saturday’s Group 3 Roma Cup (1200m) at Ascot. No horse has won the race as a nine-year-old and no horse has won it on three occasions. Seven horses have gone close by winning it twice, including Rock Magic, but no thoroughbred has completed an historic…

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Crucial Preparation Beckons For Black Sabbath

Promising three-year-old Black Sabbath is primed to make a strong return to racing in the Australian Racing Hall Of Fame Handicap (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday, according to co-trainer Todd Harvey. The Blackfriars gelding endured wretched luck with barrier draws last campaign, where he managed three placings from five starts. Since then, Black Sabbath produced…

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Malibu In Fine Style For Goodwood Says Parnham

Trainer Neville Parnham says Malibu Style’s consistency will take him a long way in his bid for a maiden Group 1 victory in the $750,000 Goodwood Handicap (1200m) at Morphettville on Saturday. Malibu Style is coming out of a strong second to I Am Someone in last fortnight’s Listed Wangoom Handicap (1200m) at Warrnambool and…

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Brodie Kirby Back With A Bang

Do the crime, do the time; that’s exactly what talented apprentice jockey Brodie Kirby has done. The 23-year-old was forced to sit on the sidelines for six months following a suspension for returning a positive swab at a Belmont trials meeting on September 17 last year and made his return to the saddle less than…

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History Of Roma Cup

ROMA CUP BACKGROUND Perth’s premier winter sprint was first run in 1966 and won by Summer Storm, a six-year-old gelding that was trained by Harold Campbell and ridden by Danny Miller. The Roma Cup was run over 2000m in 1966, 1600m in 1967, 1968 & 1974, 1400m in 1969-70 and 1200m from 1980. From 1980…

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