Country Racing Award Winners

Rhino Buster capped a consistent season of racing when he was crowned the Country Racing Association Horse of the Year, held at International on the Water in Ascot, on Friday 27 October. In an exciting finish to the 2016-17 racing season, Rhino Buster, prepared by Rod ‘Freddo’ Brown in Kalgoorlie, defeated the Natalie Burke-trained Bernadini…

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McAuliffe Chasing Second Northam Cup

Gatting will take his next step towards a Group 1 double when he races second-up in the $125,000 Listed Northam Cup (1600m) this afternoon. Last season’s WA Derby (2400m) champion has been nominated for the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) on November 25 and the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot a fortnight…

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Peters Machine Continues To Dominate Ascot

Bob Peters’ dynamic start to the Ascot season continued when Perfect Jewel proved too classy for her rivals in the $100,000 Listed Belgravia Stakes (1200m) yesterday. Fresh from four winners at Ascot’s season-opening meeting last Saturday, Perth’s leading owner-breeder claimed a treble with Celebrity Dream, Perfect Jewel and La Mouline. The highlight victory was Perfect…

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Miller’s Belgravia Stakes Gem

Trainer Simon Miller is confident Ocean Jewel can continue to exert her dominance when she tackles the $100,000 Listed Belgravia Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday. The quality three-year-old, an $80,000 purchase at the 2015 Inglis sales, has not put a foot wrong this campaign and is line to collect a winning hat trick. Ocean…

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RWWA Maintains World Class Standards in Integrity

Racing and Wagering Western Australia’s (RWWA) Integrity Department have today released its end of year report for 2016/17, showcasing its capacity to maintain its world class standards in integrity. The report provides Key Performance Indicators in relation to the integrity management of the Western Australian racing industry, highlighting RWWA’s commitment to the integrity and transparency…

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Morton’s Secret Is Out

Dan Morton’s exciting three-year-old Sophia’s Secret took another giant stride towards the Group 3 Champion Fillies Stakes (1600m) in November with another dominant display at Ascot on Wednesday. After crossing from a wide barrier and taking up the lead for Chris Parnham in the Lycopodium Limited Handicap (1400m), the Written Tycoon filly bolted clear in…

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Kersley Extends Lead In Rising Stars

Fred Kersley has a strong hold on the Touchstone Farm Rising Star series after he arrived with a well-timed run on Slick Talker in the final event at Ascot’s season-opening meeting on Saturday. After a third placing with Pinzu and a runner-up finish aboard favourite Necklet earlier, Kersley had the David Harrison-trained gelding midfield before…

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The ‘Cerise And White’ Army On Fire For Peters

The strength and depth of Bob Peters’ team was reflected when his ‘cerise and white’ army claimed half the card at Ascot’s season-opening meeting on Saturday. Capping a memorable day, Perth’s leviathan owner-breeder scored highly impressive wins with Arcadia Prince, State Solicitor, Stageman and Silverstream. Launching Peters’ quartet of winners was Arcadia Prince, who graduated…

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