Durrant Rules Our Sires For Assetro

Trainer Adam Durrant says Assetro will now go to the paddock for a spell and won’t race again in the autumn after her seventh placing in the Group 2 Karrakatta Plate (1200m). The Blackfriars filly, tagged the best horse Durrant has put a saddle on, ends her impressive maiden campaign with two wins and as…

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Andrews Adamant He Can Spoil The Oaks Party

Trevor Andrews retains firm belief that his talented filly Private Dancer can spoil the party and cause an upset in the Group 3 WA Oaks (2400m) at Ascot. Friar Fox, prepared by Justine Erkelens, will carry the hopes of many punters in Saturday’s $250,000 WA Oaks and is the TAB’s raging $1.85 favourite. Friar Fox…

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What History Says: WA Oaks

The WA Oaks was first staged in 1953 and won by Copper Beech, who in the hands of Frank Treen, defeated Kalohi and Ceos. The daughter of Treasure Hunt gave Treen the first of five WA Oaks after he later partnered Sweet Saga (1964), Carol’s Choice (1965), Star Supreme (1970) and Lovely Curves (1976). The…

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What History Says: Karrakatta Plate

The Karrakatta Plate (1200m) is WA racing’s richest and most prestigious race for two-year-olds. • The first winner of the juvenile race, staged in 1900 when it was run over 1000m, was Willie. • Since 1979, when Oaksana Boy was successful, it has been run over 1200m. • The Karrakatta Plate has held Group 2…

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Money Maher On Track For WA Derby

Money Maher confirmed he will be a major player in the Group 2 WA Derby (2400m) after posting a fighting win in the Listed Melvista Stakes (2200m) at Ascot on Saturday. It was the second leg of a feature double for Money Maher, who enters next fortnights three-year-old staying classic in top form after winning…

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