McAuliffe Shines With Double

The Darren Mc Auliffe stable has emerged as a major contender for upcoming feature races during the TABtouch Masters, scoring a feature race double at Ascot this afternoon. 2017 WA Derby winner Gatting recorded arguably the biggest win of his career in the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m), where he upstaged a star-studded field.…

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Missile To Launch In Ascot Gold Cup

Vaughn Sigley is hoping Missile Launch can run a strong race in the Listed Ascot Gold Cup (1800m) on Saturday and strengthen his claims for the Ascot carnival Sigley is keen to get Missile Launch in the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) on November 24, but says the five-year-old needs to boost his rating to…

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Saracino a Winterbottom Stakes Casualty

A bid for the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes has been dealt a crushing blow for the Gangemi stable with their recent recruit Saracino ruled out of the Ascot carnival because of illness. The five-year-old was sent for scans after he ran a poor ninth in last Saturday’s Group 3 Prince Of Wales Stakes (1000m) at Ascot,…

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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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