Black Sabbath Rocks Ascot

Black Sabbath lived up to the pre-race hype when he made a brilliant winning debut in the Glenroy Chaff Plate (1100m) at Ascot on Saturday After two impressive trials Black Sabbath, a $47,5000 yearling, started a hot favourite and gave his supporters no cause for concern. After finding the front soon after the start for…

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Kersley Maintains Debellatio Faith

Top trainer Fred Kersley is banking on his strong belief in Debellatio to be validated when the Smart Missile gelding launches his autumn campaign at Ascot Debellatio displayed potential as a two-year-old when he won the Group 3 Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) and ran a fast-closing third in the Group 2 Karrakatta Plate (1200m). But…

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A History Of The Northam Stakes

NORTHAM STAKES/SPRINT BACKGROUND The Northam Stakes was first run in 2007 and won by Certain Gold, a five year-old gelding trained by Kevin Anderson and ridden by John Claite.  Stringmaster and Dee Picked filled the minor placings. The race was titled the Northam Sprint from its inception in 2007 until 2012 when it was renamed…

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Geraldton Training Honours Shared

Geraldton stalwart Gordon Spowart claimed a remarkable 20th Geraldton Trainer’s premiership and Sarah Childs her second after they shared the honours on Sunday. Childs entered the final meeting of the season holding a two win advantage, but Spowart drew level on 16 wins after a double with Trademark and Lady Satab. The exciting conclusion to the…

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A Heavenly Sires Win From Lordhelpme

Lordhelpmerun ended his two-year-old season on a brilliant high after defying favourite Lady Cosmology in the Group 3 Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) at Ascot on Saturday. Aided by a confident ride by Shaun McGruddy, Lordhelpmerun grabbed the lead at the top of the straight and held on to defeat the Simon Miller-trained Lady Cosmology by…

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Robertson’s Tonic

Talented filly Fabergino confirmed her standing as a rising sprint star of Perth racing after she made a spectacular return at Ascot on Saturday. Racing first-up without a trial and defying a betting drift, Fabergino treated her rivals with disdain when she cruised to the line untouched in the James Boag’s Premium Handicap (1100m). The…

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Aggressive Tactics From The Lord In Sires Expected

More aggressive tactics will be adopted on Lordhelpmerun in the final two-year-old feature race of the season: the $200,000 Group 3 Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) at Ascot on Saturday. Trainer Steve Wolfe considers an assertive approach from jockey Shaun McGruddy to be pivotal in Lordhelpmerun’s bid to rebound and defeat Valour Road and Lady Cosmology.…

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Fabulous Fabergino Returns To Racing

Tiarnna Robertson has fired an ominous warning to her rivals ahead of exciting sprinter Fabergino’s return at Ascot on Saturday. The Bennett Springs trainer has revealed Fabergino to be bigger, better and stronger than what she was when last in work. Fabergino won on debut 12-months ago, but it was her sizzling victory in November that…

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What History Says: WA Sires Produce Stakes

SIRES BACKGROUND The WA Sires Produce Stakes was first run and won by two-year-old filly Florabel. It held Group 2 status from 1980-1990 and Group 3 since 1991. The 2005 Sires was run at Belmont Park. Notable winners include Hardrada (2002), Bomber Bill (1998), Nicopolis (1962), Chestillion (1960), Maniana (1954) and Eurythmic (1919). KARRAKATTA PLATE-SIRES…

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