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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Rebel King Survives Protest

The Darren Mc Auliffe-trained Rebel King has survived a controversial protest in the aftermath of the Listed Idyllic Prince Stakes (1300m), to record his third Listed win. Jockey William Pike, who rode the Daniel Morton-trained Man Booker to second placing  in the race, launched a protest against Rebel King on the basis of the winner…

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Man Booker On Target For Return

Dan Morton is delighted to have Man Booker back racing and remains optimistic he can win first-up in the Listed Idyllic Prince Stakes (1300m) at Belmont on Saturday. The Ascot trainer believes Man Booker is back on track and showing no signs of a mystery hoof injury that derailed his Ascot carnival campaign last October.…

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Nobelium Scores Suprising Win

Trainer Rod Lewis admitted Nobelium’s stunning last to first victory in the Iron Jack Handicap (1000m) at Belmont on Wednesday caught him by complete surprise. Sent out a $36 chance in the field of six starters, Nobelium settled a long last for jockey Julien Kokotajlo and stood his rivals a big margin at the top…

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Promising Filly Retired

Amelia’s La Bout has run her last race and will be retired to stud. Trainer Simon Miller and connections announced the decision to end her racing career after she ran 25 lengths last to Classic Pro at Belmont on Saturday. It was the daughter of Hinchinbrook’s first official return to the race track since she…

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A Boost For Injured Trainer

Jayne Busslinger was absent from Belmont on Saturday, but she is certain her screams of encouragement would have been heard by on-course patrons. From her Orange Grove home Busslinger was cheering on Patristic, who cracked it for his first win at his eighth start in the Kirrin Megumi Maiden (1200m). For Busslinger, Patristic’s milestone victory was…

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A History of the Idyllic Prince Stakes

IDYLLIC PRINCE STAKES OVERVIEW Feature racing returns to Belmont with the running of the $100,000 Listed Idyllic Prince Stakes (1300m) on Saturday. Previously known as the Goodwood Sprint, the race is named in honour of champion Western Australian Sprinter, Idyllic Prince. The son of Scenic, who was prepared at Bullsbrook by Jim Taylor, won 15…

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