Freo Chases Feature Double In Carbine Stakes

Former Irish jumps jockey Dan O’Connor celebrated his first major success as a trainer last week when Freo won the Group 3 R.J.Peters Stakes (1500m) at Ascot. And in an ominous warning to his rivals in the Listed Carbine Club Of WA Stakes (1400m) on Saturday, O’Connor is confident Freo can land a feature race…

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No Worries For Miller In WA Guineas

WA GUINEAS OVERVIEW Footmark won the first edition of the WA Guineas in 1937. The three colt, a son of Defoe ran a time of 1.38.75sec. Notable winners include Summer Beau (1996), Ngawyni (1975), Nicopolis, (1962), Importune (1984) & Perfect Jewel (2017). It held Group 3 status in 1979 and 1980 and Group 2 level…

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History Of WA Guineas

WA GUINEAS OVERVIEW Footmark won the first edition of the WA Guineas in 1937. The three colt, a son of Defoe ran a time of 1.38.75sec. Notable winners include Summer Beau (1996), Ngawyni (1975), Nicopolis, (1962), Importune (1984) & Perfect Jewel (2017). It held Group 3 status in 1979 and 1980 and Group 2 level…

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Durendal Breaks The Shackles

After almost two years of trying, Durendal has finally broken through for his first win in Western Australia, taking out the Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes (1100m) at Ascot this afternoon. The gelding had previously been placed in 12 blacktype races since coming to Western Australia, including last year’s Winterbottom Stakes. Durendal finished second in…

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Royal Victory In Champion Fillies

Prominent owner-breeder Bob Peters is keeping his options open after Arcadia Queen underlined her class to win the Group 3 Champion Fillies Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on Saturday. Peters is considering backing Arcadia Queen up next week against her own age group in the Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m) or taking on older horses in…

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The Luck Of The Irish With Freo In Peters Stakes

After the global financial crisis in Ireland and the hustle and bustle of Sydney, Daniel O’Connor is content to call Perth home. The O’Connor name is relatively new to WA training ranks, but his racing resume is broad and packed with international experience. A jumps jockey and horse breaker in Ireland to working with leading…

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Trap For Fools Returns Home For Kingston

Yangery-based trainer Jarrod McLean and Perth owner Geoff Evans have had a change of heart and in a major boost for the Ascot carnival they have elected to extend Trap For Fool’s spring and summer campaign. Fresh from a stirring maiden Group 1 triumph in Saturday’s Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington, Trap For Fools will…

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Malaguerra’s Winterbottom Stakes Redemption

For Moe trainer Peter Gelagotis and Perth owner Bruno Micallizzi there will be a sense of redemption when Malaguerra returns for the Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on December 1. The Magnus seven-year-old is having his second shot at Perth racing’s premier sprint, the Winterbottom Stakes, after he finished fifth behind Takedown in the 2016…

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Missile Launch To Miss Ascot Features

Missile Launch has suffered a setback and his racing future in Western Australia remains in doubt, according to disappointed trainer, Vaughn Sigley. Missile Launch, who ran a disappointing fifth in last Saturday’s Listed Ascot Gold Cup (1800m), will miss the remainder of the Ascot carnival. “He’s in the paddock spelling and we won’t be seeing…

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