SPEEDY ACROMANTULA TO TARGET MELBOURNE CAMPAIGN

Ben Pearce has the Melbourne spring carnival firmly in his sights with speedy gelding Acromantula. Pearce has identified two black-type races at Moonee Valley for the short-course specialist. “He’s going to Melbourne for a couple of race at Moonee Valley,” Pearce told The Races WA. “The Carlyon Stakes (1000m) and the McEwen Stakes (1000m). “There…

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STORM BREWING IN QUEENSLAND

Former WA galloper Superstorm will start a new chapter of his racing career in Queensland’s richest race this weekend. Superstorm, who started his career under the care of Perth trainers Grant and Alana Williams for Peters Investments, will have his first start for new trainer Lauren Abbott in Saturday’s Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m). The…

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RESPECTED TRAINER STEPS AWAY FROM RACING

As one door closes, another one opens. That’s Todd Harvey’s mindset as he prepares to walk away from racing. After training horses for nearly two decades, he will retire at the end of the month. A fourth-generation horseman, it’s a sport that has consumed Harvey and his family for years. But although he steps into…

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MILLER HAPPY WITH BONJOY IN RACONTEUR

Trainer Jason Miller is excited about the future prospects of his three-year-old filly Bonjoy and is optimistic she can live up to his expectations at Belmont on Saturday. Miller is pleased with Bonjoy’s progress since her return win two weeks ago and is looking for that momentum to continue in the Listed Raconteur Stakes (1400m).…

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HYPERION STAKES HISTORY

HYPERION STAKES OVERVIEW Black-type racing resumes at Belmont on Saturday featuring the Hyperion Stakes. Below is an overview of the Group 3 1600m event that has been won by several of Western Australia’s top horses. The Hyperion Stakes was first run in 1972 and won by St Just. It’s held Group 3 status since 1980…

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BROOME RACING: A LABOUR OF LOVE FOR PATEMAN

While some things change, some things stay the same. It’s business as usual for veteran trainer Darryn Pateman. As he has done for nearly two decades, Pateman is getting ready for Broome’s season-opening meeting in a fortnight. Pateman is based at Karnup, but each year travels thousands of kilometres to race his horses at Broome…

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