Miller Chases Newmarket History

Simon Miller can write himself into Belmont Newmarket history if stable mates Oliver’s Travels or Caipirinha win the $100,000 Listed race at Belmont on Saturday. Miller is out to become the first trainer to claim a hat trick of Belmont Newmarket’s after earlier wins to First Among Equals (2016) and Meteoroid (2017). Miller is an…

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King Blitz To Target Kalgoorlie

Trainer Barry Newnham has no doubt his patience with King Blitz is paying off and believes the bay gelding has the potential to develop into an above average horse. At Belmont on Wednesday King Blitz did his best to live up to Newnham’s expectations when he won the PSC Insurance Handicap (1400m) by 2 ¼…

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Marks Finds Winter Warmth In Broome

Well-travelled jockey Paul Marks is a proud and passionate South Australian, but for several months of the year he can’t wait to leave his home state. It’s not personal, just an intense dislike of winter and at home in Millicent, a town 339km south-east of Adelaide, it can get frightfully cold. For 51-year-old Marks chasing…

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History Of The Belmont Newmarket

BELMONT MARKET OVERVIEW The Belmont Newmarket was first run in 1945 and won by Lord Treat, who was again successful and repeated the feat the following year. The Listed Belmont Newmarket is the first feature race of the 2018-22019 Perth racing season. TRAINER Colin Webster and Allan Taylor hold the best training record in the…

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Bell Can’t Lose In Belmont Sprint

Whatever the outcome in the Tabtouch Broome Sprint (1300m) on Tuesday, Bob Bell feels he can’t lose. The Albany-based trainer will be going all out for victory, but says regardless of the result Perazzi is already a winner in his mind. “I bought him from Melbourne and when he came across I thought they got…

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Newman Eyes Comeback

Jockey Lee Newman is eyeing a return to racing after undergoing neck surgery on the weekend. The Scottish-born rider is recovering at home and hopes to be back in the saddle by the end of the year. Newman went under the surgeon’s knife after he fractured his neck and back in a fall at Pinjarra six…

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Perth-Owned Stayer Shines In Melbourne

Jarrod McLean says a long-range plan payed off when Perth-owner galloper Cougar Express won the $250,000 Grand National Hurdle (4200m) in Melbourne on Sunday. The eight-year-old, ridden by Shane Jackson, finished powerfully over the final 400m and defeated Self Sense by 12 lengths with Bit Of A Lad running third. “It’s been a process, but I was…

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Broome Cup Next For Haddon

Some Day One Day will be out to claim a feature country race double after his exciting victory in the Tabtouch Port Hedland Cup (2200m) on Sunday. Jockey Colin Haddon says the Tom Pike-trained Someday One Day deserves a shot at the $135,000 Broome Cup (2200m) on August 18. “You have to have a crack…

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Jockey Nomad Ponders Next Move

Should I Stay or Should I Go. It’s an iconic song made famous by British punk rockers The Clash in 1982. The hit tune could also refer to Michelle Hagley, a jockey nomad, who satisfies her wanderlust by riding at bush tracks across Australia. However, the mother of two children, five-year-old Blake and Charlee, aged…

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Smith’s Epic Quest

Lindsey Smith is confident Epic Grey can launch his winter campaign on a winning note in the Inglis Bloodstock Leading Trainer 2017/18 Handicap (1000m) at Belmont on Saturday. Epic Grey resumes after he won the Magic Millions WA 3YO Trophy (1200m) in February and he looks spot on for his return after an impressive barrier trial…

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