War God Rewards Patient Owners

The moral of the War God story is to hold the faith and not give up. It’s also about timing and serendipity, being in the right place at the right time. That sentiment that can be easier said than done, particularly as an owner, when the financial outlays don’t match the returns. That was the…

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Durrant Rates Aquanita Stakes Highly

Adam Durrant is bullish about the future of Come Play With Me and expects him to be a major threat in the Listed Aquanita Stakes (2000m) at Belmont on Saturday. Come Play With Me has had to overcome a minor setback, but Durrant believes the Blackfriars gelding is poised to continue his winning ways against…

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Refreshed O’Donnell Back On The Winners List

It didn’t take long for top jockey Shaun O’Donnell to find his way to the winner’s list at Belmont, less than a week, in fact. At his second meeting back from an overseas holiday, O’Donnell partnered Burgoyne in the Amelia Park Beef Plate (1200m). “Three weeks and we are back in business,” O’Donnell said. “It…

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A Morale Boost For Farrell In Historic Broome Win

Winning races is not foreign to accomplished horseman, Peter Farrell. But Red Glow’s history-making victory at Broome held special significance. Farrell became the first person in WA to win a race holding a dual trainer-jockey license. Aside from the spoils of victory, it also arrived at a significant juncture in Farrell’s life, both personally and professionally. Farrell was…

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Equine Athletes Impacting After Retirement

Living on a farm in her native New Zealand, horses were not alien to Jess Novak. However, since establishing Silverfern Equestrian in Oakford, Novak has discovered a new found appreciation for ex race horses. Such is her respect for these thoroughbreds and standardbreds, they now form the cornerstone of her riding school-and she wants more.…

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Perth Premiership Standings

Adam Durrant fired the first salvo in the trainers’ premiership on Saturday, but challengers Grant and Alana Williams hit back late in the meeting. Durrant, out to claim his seventh title, launched a winning start to the Belmont program when Kelly’s Callisto upset hot favourite Special Reward. Both gallopers went stride for stride from the…

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