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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Despite Defeat Fabergino Draws Praise

Boom filly Fabergino suffered a surprising defeat on the weekend, but she lost no standing in the eyes of her trainer, Tiarnna Robertson. Robertson was full of praise for Fabergino, who as an easing favourite, ran third to the well-backed Ambiente in the Tabtouch Handicap (1000m). It was Fabergino’s first loss after she displayed blistering pace…

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Parnham Lands Interstate Double

Neville Parnham celebrated an interstate double after Malibu Style and War Lord posted wins at Flemington and Belmont respectively on Saturday. Malibu Style launched a top day for Parnham’s stable when ridden by his jockey-son, Chris, the Magnus gelding won the Grampians Region Handicap (1100m). Then War Lord, brought to victory by jockey Pat Carbery,…

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Fabergino Set For Biggest Test

Unbeaten filly Fabergino will look to enhance her credentials for feature races at Ascot this year, when she faces a hot field in Saturday’s TABtouch Handicap (1000m). The Maschino filly has been kept in her own age group for her first two starts this campaign, but takes on the older horses on the weekend, headlined…

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Mitchell Shelves Retirement Talk

It doesn’t take long when in the company of Aaron Mitchell to appreciate that he has a passion to remain a jockey. With a family background steeped in WA racing tradition, Mitchell has known little else since early childhood. And it is the one thing that, in part due to his exceptional talent in the…

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History Of The Bolton Sprint

BACKGROUND The H.G.Bolton Sprint, a 1200 metre Listed race, was named in honour of, Harry Bolton, who was considered the foremost administrator of racing in Western Australia. Inducted into the WA Racing Hall of Fame (2012), Bolton was instrumental in the formation of the TAB, introduced starting gates and the implementation moveable running rail. The…

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History Of The Belmont Guineas

Saturday at Belmont will feature the 38th running of the Belmont Guineas. BACKGROUND The Belmont Guineas was first staged in 1980 and won by Queen Inca, ridden by Nark Grisby and prepared by Colin Webster. Elorance ran second and Given Vision placed third. Queen Inca, who also won the Champion Fillies Stakes and the WA…

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