Mitchell Dares To Dream

If Aaron Mitchell dares to dream he could be in line to play a major role at Ascot in a fortnight. The young jockey will ride Valour Road in the Group 2 Karrakatta Plate (1200m) and Modern News in the Group 3 WA Oaks (2400m). Mitchell will be super keen to reunite with Valour Road…

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Azzopardi Finds His Karrakatta Plate Chix

Top young jockey Joe Azzopardi says his decision on which horse to ride in next Saturday week’s Group 2 Karrakatta Plate (1200m) was a difficult one. Azzopardi had the choice of two top mounts in Western Australia’s most prestigious two-year-old race, but has opted to ride David Harrison’s Chix Pic. Complicating matters for Azzopardi was…

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Wright’s Luck For Albany Cup

Luck isn’t something that has been in favour of Albany Cup (2070m) prospect, Not Again Ken, according to trainer Mark Wright. In particular, Wright refers to Not Again Ken’s past two starts at Bunbury, saying the gelding has been a victim of circumstances. After being in a prominent position in last week’s Bunbury Cup (2200m),…

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Agent Pippa Can Improve Says Pearce

Co trainer Dan Pearce is confident Agent Pippa can follow in the same path as stable mate Money Maher and reassert her claims for next month’s Group 2 Karrakatta Plate (1200m). Money Maher cast aside two indifferent runs and breathed new life into his WA Derby (2400m) campaign when he scored a top win in…

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The wait is over. Injured jockey to return.

Emma Stent is impatient by nature.  So it makes the past few years intolerable for the young jockey. Early mornings, track work and the competitiveness of race riding is what she is all about. Rest, recovery, recuperation and the endless boredom of rehabilitation is something she is certainly not. Unfortunately for Stent, that has been…

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Bunbury Cup Hero’s Lucky Break

Couleur Bizarre’s popular victory in the Bunbury Cup realised a life-long dream for trainer Chris Stelmach and her partner Jerry. The Stelmach’s have been mainstays of Bunbury racing for nearly 30 years, but success in their home town cup had eluded them. The closest the husband and wife team got to winning the Bunbury Cup…

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Red Ora Strikes Again For Wolfe

Trainer Steve Wolfe modestly downplayed his role in revitalising Red Ora after the gelding won the $120,000 Listed Amelia Park Bunbury Stakes (1400m) on Wednesday. Aiden by a gem of a ride by Shaun McGruddy, who took off before the turn, Red Ora, lumping 59kg, charged home to defeat Oliver’s Travels by 3/4 of a…

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Injury Scare Clouds Group 1 Champion

A concerned Lindsey Smith admits there are worrying signs over the immediate future of his Group 1 champion Scales Of Justice. Smith believes Scales Of Justice is still feeling the effects of his Melbourne debut in the Bobby Lewis Quality (1200m) at Flemington last spring. Scales Of Justice ran second to Redkirk Warrior, but could…

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