Robertson’s Tonic

Talented filly Fabergino confirmed her standing as a rising sprint star of Perth racing after she made a spectacular return at Ascot on Saturday. Racing first-up without a trial and defying a betting drift, Fabergino treated her rivals with disdain when she cruised to the line untouched in the James Boag’s Premium Handicap (1100m). The…

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Aggressive Tactics From The Lord In Sires Expected

More aggressive tactics will be adopted on Lordhelpmerun in the final two-year-old feature race of the season: the $200,000 Group 3 Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) at Ascot on Saturday. Trainer Steve Wolfe considers an assertive approach from jockey Shaun McGruddy to be pivotal in Lordhelpmerun’s bid to rebound and defeat Valour Road and Lady Cosmology.…

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Fabulous Fabergino Returns To Racing

Tiarnna Robertson has fired an ominous warning to her rivals ahead of exciting sprinter Fabergino’s return at Ascot on Saturday. The Bennett Springs trainer has revealed Fabergino to be bigger, better and stronger than what she was when last in work. Fabergino won on debut 12-months ago, but it was her sizzling victory in November that…

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What History Says: WA Sires Produce Stakes

SIRES BACKGROUND The WA Sires Produce Stakes was first run and won by two-year-old filly Florabel. It held Group 2 status from 1980-1990 and Group 3 since 1991. The 2005 Sires was run at Belmont Park. Notable winners include Hardrada (2002), Bomber Bill (1998), Nicopolis (1962), Chestillion (1960), Maniana (1954) and Eurythmic (1919). KARRAKATTA PLATE-SIRES…

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Dream Turns To Reality

Khristina Vasko has tasted success on the race course.  She was a recent winner of the prestigious WA Country Cups Fashion On The Field in Albany and is now in line as a wildcard entrant to win a trip to next year’s Royal Ascot carnival in England. Khristina now wants to experience that winning feeling…

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WA Racing Shines In Adelaide

Adelaide proved to be a happy hunting ground for the West Australian’s on Saturday. Former star juvenile Whispering Brook launched a big day for the Sandgropers when she won a 1200m sprint at Morphettville. Now in the hands of premier Victorian trainer, Darren Weir, Whispering Brook justified $2.25 favouritism with a solid victory. Dan Morton’s…

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Dainty Tess Too Good In Adelaide

Perth mare Dainty Tess stormed home over the top of a trio of high-level performers to claim the Group III RN Irwin Stakes (1100m). The Dan Morton-trained Dainty Tess had posted 12 wins in 33 starts in her home state but a roundabout trip to Adelaide that contained a stopover in Melbourne failed to dull…

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Kersley Dominates Sheila Gwynne

Top trainer Fred Kersley dominated the Sheila Gwynne Classic (1400m) when he trained a quinella in the $100,000 Listed race at Ascot on Saturday. Completing the second-leg of a feature double, Mizlecki stormed home from third on the corner for jockey Jerry Noske and scored by 1 ½ lengths. Stable mate Necklet, who snatched the…

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All The Derby Action

Trainer Grant Williams, jockey William Pike and owner Bob Peters continued their remarkable run in the WA Derby (2400m) when Action powered to a comfortable victory in the Group 2 feature at Ascot on Saturday. Action, who put the writing on the wall with a fast-finishing fifth in last Saturday week’s Listed Melvista Stakes (2200m),…

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WA Derby: What History Says

BACKGROUND The WA Derby was first run in 1887 and won by Harridan, owned by Mr. A.P Turnbull and ridden by Mr Ford, who carried 52kg. The first WA Derby was run for a prize purse of 100 sovereigns, with a field of just four starters competing. The 1891 WA Derby attracted one entrant, a…

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