Material Man Gains All Star Mile Support

Western Australian racing fans have rallied behind star local galloper Material Man and his bid to contest the $5 million The All Star-Mile at Flemington on March 16. With close to 30,000 votes lodged after the first full day (Monday) of voting to find the first 10 of the 14 runners to contest the inaugural…

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Adelaide Looms For Misty Metal

Speedy mare Misty Metal could be set for the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville in May, following her third Listed race win in the Miss Andretti Stakes (1100m) on Saturday. The four-year-old settled off the speed set by Belter in Saturday’s feature, before she stormed away from her rivals over the last…

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Miki So Fine For Return

After a dominant Ascot carnival for the cerise and white colours of owner-breeders Bob and Sandra Peters, it will be one of their forgotten stars Mikimoto that will take centre stage at Ascot on Saturday. The Sebring mare was last seen at the races in the 2017 Group 3 Champion Fillies Stakes, where she was third…

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Miss Andretti Stakes History

This Saturday will see the 26th running of the Listed Miss Andretti Stakes (1100m) at Ascot, the highlight of the eight event program. The race was called the Ruabon Stakes up until season 2008/09, before it was renamed to recognise the star West Australian sprinter who won a Lightning Stakes, Newmarket Handicap and Kings Stand Stakes. Miss…

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Persistence Pays Off For Witten

Apprentice jockey Kate Witten’s career in the saddle has been many things to date, but easy is not one of them. The recently-turned 23-year-old has faced debilitating injuries, stints on the sidelines, multiple rejections from trainers and an internal battle with self-confidence since first joining the jockey ranks as a year 12 student still at…

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Faithfull In Stable Condition

Racing and Wagering WA would like to wish a speedy recovery to jockey Natasha Faithfull who is in Royal Perth hospital after sustaining serious injuries from a heavy fall early Saturday morning in Albany. Natasha is in a stable condition but will remain in ICU for a few days. Please respect the families privacy at…

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Wrinkly Wraps Up Mandurah Cup

Tough galloper Wrinkly has delivered apprentice jockey Kate Witten the perfect birthday present, taking out the Mandurah Cup (1400m) at yesterday’s standalone meeting. After a campaign that included unplaced runs in the Group 1 Railway Stakes and Group 3 A.J.Scahill Stakes, the Neville Parnham-trained Wrinkly relished the drop back in class in yesterday’s $100,000 event.…

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Haynes Keeps A TAB On Things

Looking back, new thoroughbred trainer Jack Haynes probably could’ve very easily found his way into the racing industry significantly earlier than he did. It’s almost a surprise he didn’t. The 28-year-old worked at various TAB outlets around Western Australia, including the current one he works at in Rockingham. Racing, pacing and chasing would take place…

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