Pounamu To Continue Melbourne Campaign

Reality hit hard for Muchea trainer Alan Mathews when his star galloper Pounamu suffered a disappointing loss on debut in Melbourne last Saturday. Mathews went into the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington full of hope, but his confidence was shattered soon after the start. Pounamu never recovered after he met interference at…

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Man Booker Too Classy

Consistent galloper Man Booker has recorded his fourth Listed race win in this afternoon’s Farnley Stakes (1400m) at Belmont Park. The six-year-old returned in impressive fashion last start when second to Rebel King in the Idyllic Prince Stakes a fortnight ago, a performance which suggested he would be hard to beat today. Veteran sprinter Dream…

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Yuill Rewrites Local Racing History Again

Kyra Yuill has again created local racing history, this time as the first person in the modern era to train and ride a horse to win in Western Australia. At Belmont on Wednesday, Yuill established the new benchmark when she partnered Scooter’s Machine to an all the way victory in a 1400m handicap. The Maschino four-year-old…

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Apprentice Lands Milestone Win

With William Pike weaving his magic at Belmont and feature races in Melbourne and Sydney, it would have come as no surprise if a non-tab meeting at Mt Magnet escaped racing’s attention. But for one young apprentice rider, Beaux Banovic-Edwards, regardless of the setting or stature of the race meeting, it will be a day…

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Miller Eyes Kalgoorlie Cup

Prying Tom has bounded into contention for a Goldfields double after continuing his hot winning streak at Belmont on Saturday. The Sharon Miller-trained six-year-old, ridden by Alan Kennedy, posted his fourth straight win in the Magic Millions Handicap (2200m). Starting the $2.60 second favourite, Prying Tom sat fifth and ran on strongly to snatch the…

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Altrenogest

Dear Member, Trainers nationally are aware from heavy media reporting over recent months of the current problem with altrenogest-based products, with laboratory testing at two sites carried out by Racing Victoria (RVL) identifying the presence of the anabolic steroid, trenbolone &/or trendione. Altrenogest based commercial products – which includes those trading under brand names Readyserve, Regumate and Ovu-mate,…

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Pushin For Kalgoorlie Redemption

Pushin’ Shapes is poised to make amends and launch the first leg of a feature country race double in the $100,000 Coolgardie Cup (1760m) at Kalgoorlie on Sunday. Co-trainer Ben Pearce says Pushin’ Shapes can gain redemption after a slashing fourth in last year’s Coolgardie Cup when he stormed home from the back of the…

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Miller Carnival Stocks Soar

Simon Miller’s Ascot carnival stocks were boosted when Free Mover and Dance Music scored comfortable all the way wins at Belmont on Wednesday. Free Mover, narrowly beaten when on debut last-start, bounced back strongly to launch the first leg of a double for Miller in the Fifth Leg Maiden (1200m). Ridden by Ben Paterson, the…

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Apprentice Launches Successful Comeback

Apprentice Jessica Gray was determined to get back in the saddle and continue her racing career after sustaining a serious neck injury last year. If anything the setback only stiffened Gray’s resole and any thoughts of giving up on being a jockey and changing sports was never entertained. Gray underwent months of intensive rehabilitation after she…

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