LINDSEY SMITH TO MAINTAIN PERTH STABLE

Lindsey Smith will continue to maintain a satellite stable in Perth, hosing down speculation he would be exiting Western Australian racing. A prominent figure in WA racing circles for more than 25 years, the multiple G1 trainer moved to Victoria three years ago. The affable horseman took over Darren Weir’s stables in Warrnambool after the…

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DANCE SESSION DEFIES EXPECTATIONS

Speedy filly Dance Session made the best possible start after a stable change when she led from start to finish and won the Rhonda Worthington Handicap (1000m) at Belmont on Wednesday by a half-length. Dance Session made her first appearance for Mitchell Pateman following a short tenure under Jim Taylor and repaid owners immediately after…

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WA RACING GETS BIGGEST CASH BOOST IN HISTORY

WA racing will receive its biggest-ever uplift with a three-year financial commitment, which will see an extra $30 million in recurring funding by 2025. Strong revenue growth and careful financial management has allowed Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) to raise funding for all three codes of racing and provide the certainty of a three-year…

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HISTORY OF THE BELMONT SPRINT

The $200,000 G3 Belmont Sprint is the feature event this weekend, a feature winter race of the season that has seen a fine array of star WA gallopers grace the honour roll. Below is a snapshot of the race’s history, going back to its inception in 1963.   BELMONT SPRINT OVERVIEW The Belmont Sprint was…

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RWWA ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE OF CHIEF RACING OFFICER

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) today announces the resignation of Chief Racing Officer Charlotte Mills after more than 13 years of service to the State’s racing community. Charlotte has successfully led the strategic direction of the racing division to maximise commercial performance, revitalise the relevance of WA racing and maintain strong welfare standards. During…

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YOUNG TALENTS SHINE FOR WILLIAMS STABLE

Trainer Grant Williams says there is big upside to Lord Gannicus following his Crown Perth Maiden (1200m) win at Belmont on Wednesday. The son of Universal Ruler broke through at his second race start after running into promising two-year-old Tiffany Street on debut at Ascot. After a second to the Dan Morton-trained filly, punters were…

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PROMISING APPRENTICE NEARS RETURN

Take a jockey away from riding and it’s never easy for them, more so when you’re an apprentice, new to the game and just starting to hit your straps. Luke Campbell has not ridden in a race since March, but the natural lightweight jockey is ramping up for a return after competing at Lark Hill…

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CUP NIGHT IN LIMBO

The racing future of Cup Night is in limbo. Trainer Bernie Miller has ended the six-year-old’s campaign after he finished unplaced in last Saturday’s Roma Cup (1200m) at Belmont. Jockey Pat Carbery expressed immediate concerns after the Roma Cup when he said Cup Night felt ordinary in the run and pulled up quickly. Cup Night…

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