Young Gun To Claim Albany Honours

Top young apprentice Brodie Kirby is within sight of another country and provincial milestone when the 2017-18 Great Southern racing season draws to a close on Friday. The 22-year-old enters Albany’s final meeting on 12 wins, four clear of his next rival, Randy Tan and only a major upset will deny him being crowned Leading…

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Money Maher Spot On For SA Derby

Co-trainer Ben Pearce is hopeful a gear change can give Money Maher an edge when he steps up to Group 1 company in the South Australian Derby (2500m) at Morphettville on Saturday. The quality colt will be looking to bounce back and regain lost pride after he had his colours lowered in Group 2 WA…

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Morton To Pursue Interstate Campaign For Dainty Tess

Dan Morton says Dainty Tess will pursue an interstate campaign, despite her disappointing showing in the Sangster Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville on the weekend. Morton went into the Group 1 race full of confidence after Dainty Tess caused a surprise to take out the Group 3 Irwin Stakes (1100m) at Morphettville a fortnight earlier. But…

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Vega Magic Ready To Rumble Says Hayes

Star WA-owned sprinter Vega Magic is on track to defend his Group 1 Goodwood Handicap (1200m) at Morphettville in a fortnight after an impressive hit out at Werribee on Monday. The Lope De Vega gelding looked in top shape and appears to have fully recovered after cutting a leg in a paddock accident last year…

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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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