A Family Affair In Port Hedland Cup

Colin Haddon is expecting Sunday’s Tabtouch Port Hedland Cup (2200m) to be a family affair. Haddon takes the reins on Someday One Day, a six-year-old gelding trained by his father-in-law Tom Pike. The Lancashire-born jockey believes he is a top chance of taking out the $50,000 race and turning the tables. The stumbling block is…

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Environment Change Leads To Arsenic Spike

Respected veterinarian Judith Medd believes a migration of horses from city-based stables to a semi-rural environment could explain why there has been a spate of positive arsenic swabs in Perth. Lou Luciani is the latest trainer under a stewards’ inquiry when his colt Murray The Bulldog returned an illegal level of arsenic after his win…

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Perth Premiership Standings

Jockey William Pike, trainer Adam Durrant and apprentice Tayla Stone are Perth premiership champions for the 2017-18 racing season JOCKEY William Pike 130 Chris Parnham 45 Jarrad Noske 36 Joe Azzopardi 32 Tayla Stone 31 Shaun O’Donnell 31 Pat Carbery 30 Dan Staeck 27 Clint Johnston Porter 26 Lucy Warwick 24 Peter Knuckey 24 Shaun McGruddy…

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O’Donnell’s Rejuvenation

In-form jockey Shaun O’Donnell says he is an advocate for riders taking a break to recharge mentally and physically from the rigours of riding. Since returning from an overseas holiday earlier this month, O’Donnell has struck a purple-patch of form to end the 2017-2018 racing season with a bang. The experienced hoop, who spent several…

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Country Cup Victory A Fitting Finale

Bob Bell is hoping Peta Edwards’ dream week can extend to Roebourne on Saturday. Edwards rode her first city winner at Belmont on Wednesday and partner’s Bell’s veteran eight-year-old Speed ‘N’ Reef in the Tabtouch Roebourne Cup (2200m). “She has been racing him throughout this campaign and reckons she can win it,” Bell said. “She…

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Motherhood Inspires Edwards’ Milestone Win

Motherhood was the inspiration that drew jockey Peta Edwards away from racing.  It was also the motivation that sparked her return. That comeback reached its pinnacle at Belmont Park on Wednesday when Edwards celebrated her first metropolitan success. Maximising a rare opportunity to ride in Perth, Edwards combined with the Barry Newnham-trained King Blitz in…

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Belmont Park Redevelopment Briefing

Professor John Yovich, CEO Perth Racing; will be providing a comprehensive overview of the imminent construction works to be undertaken at Belmont Park Racecourse over the next 6 to 9 months. Trainers and all stakeholders are urged to attend, to properly understand how these works will impact them and winter racing in general. Plans for…

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Perth Feature Winners: 2017-2018

Karnup trainer Adam Durrant had cause for double celebration at Belmont on Saturday following the win of his emerging stayer Come Play With Me in the Belmont Classic (2200m), the final feature race of the 2017-2018 Perth racing season. Come Play With Me gave Durrant an almost unsassaible lead in the Trainers’ premiership, advancing his…

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Come Play With Me Ends Campaign On A High

Emerging stayer come Play With Me rounded out his winter campaign on a high after claiming the Listed Belmont Classic (2200m) at Belmont on Saturday. It was Come Play With Me’s fourth consecutive victory and his second feature race success after taking out the Listed Aquanita Stakes (2000m) two weeks earlier. Validating hot $1.80 favouritism,…

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