Media Management

Guidelines for Trainers when dealing with mainstream and social media. Recently a trainer was charged and fined by RWWA stewards under AR175(q), ‘conduct unbecoming’ in relation to a radio interview on TAB Radio and so this is a timely reminder to all trainers of your obligations and rights in relation to public comments and social…

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Insurance Matters!

Recently we have had several queries regarding personal accident and workers compensation insurance cover for trainers, track riders and jockey’s riding work at private training properties. Regardless of any assumptions as to liabilities, trainers should make themselves aware as much as is possible as to their rights and responsibilities in this area of law. Firstly…

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A Warwick Affair

Justin dramatic conclusion to the 2400m feature at Ascot on Monday. Material Man, trained by Justin Warwick and perfectly ridden by his daughter Lucy, exacted revenge after running consecutive seconds to Pounamu in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) and Group 2 Ted Van Heemst Stakes (2100m). Material Man, who met Pounamu 2.5kg better…

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Irish Trainer Calls Perth Home

After the global financial crisis in Ireland and the frenetic lifestyle in Sydney, Daniel O’Connor is more than happy to call Perth home. The O’Connor name is relatively new to WA training ranks, but his racing resume is broad and jam packed with international experience. A jumps jockey and horse breaker in Ireland to working…

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Underperformer unshackled in new home

Shackleton underperformed in Sydney, but the well-bred son of Fastnet Rock is relishing his new environment under the guidance of trainer Chris Gangemi after continuing his winning form at Ascot. A $1.35 million yearling at the 2015 William Inglis sale, Shackleton failed to live up to his expensive price tag when he was unplaced in…

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Pounamu The Main Event

Pounamu, once considered a bridesmaid, has well and truly shed that tag after posting a thrilling win over Material Man in the Group 2 Ted Van Heemst Stakes (2100m) at Ascot on Saturday. After going stride for stride over the final 200m, it was the Alan Mathews-trained Pounamu, ridden by Pat Carbery, who prevailed in…

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