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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History Of The Strickland Stakes

BACKGROUND The Strickland Stakes is a Group 3 race held under weight for age conditions. Brown & Black, a six-year-old mare, ridden by T.O’Brien was the first recoded winner. The race was held at Ascot from its inception to 2004 & 2006-2010. Belmont staged the 2005 edition before a permanent move in 2011. Notable winners…

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No Misty Eyes For Todd And Rob Harvey

Misty Metal turned a few heads with a brilliant win over 1000m in the Schweppes Handicap at Belmont on Saturday, crossing the line 4 ¼ lengths ahead of the second placed horse, Deep Cover. Misty Metal’s third straight win after twin victories at Northam drew high praise from Todd Harvey, who prepares the talented three-year-old in…

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Perth’s Trainers’ Premiership Hots Up

Top billing in Perth’s trainers’ premiership intensified with Grant and Alana Williams drawing level with Adam Durrant. The Williams combination clawed their way back to share the lead after Stare Prosecutor and Tellem We’re Comin landied pivotal wins. State Prosecutor gave the Williams stable their first success in the Listed Belmont Guineas (1600m) when he…

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