Trainers’ Premiership Hots Up

With just over two months of the season to go, the battle for the Perth trainers’ premiership is hotting up between co trainers Grant and Alana Williams and Adam Durrant. The Williams partnership will look to commence the new Belmont season in the same fashion as they ended the 2017-18 season at Ascot last Saturday. The…

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TRAINER AND OWNER REFORMS (TOR)

Dear Member, The Trainer & Owner Reforms (TOR), designed to support proper financial outcomes with the training arrangement between the Trainer and his/her Owners, have been in operation for 9 months, having commenced 1 August 2017. Despite the passage of time, it would be fair to say that Trainers are still coming to terms with TOR, their…

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Black Sabbath Rocks Ascot

Todd Harvey announced Ascot summer carnival plans for exciting two-year-old Black Sabbath after he kept his unbeaten record intact at Ascot yesterday. Black Sabbath was an easy winner on debut at Ascot two weeks ago and delivered another top performance to claim victory in the Lanciano Plate (1200m). The hot $1.20 favourite settled on the…

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Vega Is Magic

Former West Australian galloper Vega Magic is on track to record back-to-back wins in the Group 1 Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville on Saturday, as he starts his path towards another Everest campaign in October. The Lope De Vega gelding had his first run for the powerful David & Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig stable in…

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Hayes Compares Vega To Manikato

Champion trainer David Hayes can see similarities between Hall Of Fame sprinter Manikito and Goodwood favourite Vega Magic. Vega Magic has opened the early $2.70 favourite for Saturday’s Group I Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville and the Hall Of Fame trainer has sounded an ominous warning to his rivals. Manikato started his career in 1978 and retired in 1983…

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Roma Cup History

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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Kokopu Keeping It In The Family

Kokopu has a long way to match his more highly rated sibling, but the early signs are positive after he maintained his unbeaten WA status at Ascot on Saturday. Kokopu, a half-brother to last year’s Kingston Town Classic (1800m) champion Pounamu, made it two wins from as many starts since teaming up with trainer, Alan…

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Young Gun To Claim Albany Honours

Top young apprentice Brodie Kirby is within sight of another country and provincial milestone when the 2017-18 Great Southern racing season draws to a close on Friday. The 22-year-old enters Albany’s final meeting on 12 wins, four clear of his next rival, Randy Tan and only a major upset will deny him being crowned Leading…

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