Turner & Friaresque Combine For Hannans Success

With experienced jockey Troy Turner back aboard Friaresque in Wednesday’s $120,000 Listed Hannans Handicap (1400m), trainer Vaughn Sigley’s confidence has grown. The experienced hoop has the best record on Friaresque, having partnered the son of Blackfriars to all three of his career victories, including the last at Belmont over a year ago. “He is a…

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Pounamu’s Future Unclear

Alan Mathews believes his star grey gelding Pounamu may have run his last race in Perth after he was forced to abandon his Melbourne spring campaign. Pounamu was scratched from Sunday’s Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield and the Muchea trainer is uncertain about his future. “The trainer is coming home on Tuesday and…

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Path Uncertain For Promising Pablo

Part-owner Wally Daly has a conundrum to consider, but it’s a challenge he certainly isn’t complaining about. Daly and trainer Sean Casey are locked in discussion over what path Pablo’s Poem will take in the next few months. The Lope De Vega gelding underlined his potential with an easy win at Belmont on Saturday, outgunning a…

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History Of The Hannans Handicap

HANNANS HANDICAP OVERVIEW Kalgoorlie’s feature sprint race, the Hannans Handicap, was first run in March 1897 and won by Laura. There were two Hannan races staged in 1897 with Common going on to win five months later in August. Notable winners include Lorna’s Nuisance who won the race in three consecutive years: (1977-78-79). Dual winners…

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Wolfe Rallies Behind Lordhelpmerun

Albany trainer Steve Wolfe is confident Lordhelpmerun can overcome top weight and a betting drift when the talented three-year-old launches his return to racing at Belmont on Saturday. Last season’s Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) champion has been allocated 60kg and is a noted TAB drifter, going from $2.50 out to $5 in the Happy 90th…

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WA Racing News Update

SHARON MILLER Trainer Sharon Miller’s hopes of securing a second consecutive XXXX Gold-Kalgoorlie Cup (2300m) has been dealt a blow with Prying Tom ruled out of the Goldfields feature next Saturday. Prying Tom was scratched from last Sunday’s Boulder Cup (2100m) after he was found to be lame and he hasn’t come up in time…

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Happy Bennett Lands Milestone Win

Apprentice Kristy Bennett couldn’t wipe the smile from her face after she landed her first city winner at Belmont on Wednesday. Starting on the heavily supported Chinetti, Bennett was not overawed by the occasion in what was just her second city ride. Chinetti, who firmed from $7 into $3.80, led all the way for Bennett…

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Carnival Contenders Unveiled At Lark Hill

Some of the expected major players of the upcoming Perth Racing carnival launched their spring campaigns at Lark Hill trials on Tuesday. Reigning Railway Stakes winner, Great Shot, led from go to whoa for the second time in 15 days, stopping the clock at a slick 55.86 seconds over 950m when defeating Stageman by a…

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Notice of Annual General Meeting

* please note important date change Notice of Annual General Meeting The AGM for the Western Australian Racing Trainers Association will be held at Ascot Racecourse in the ‘Stone Motherless’ Bar, downstairs in the grandstand from 11.30am until approximately 1pm on Thursday the 27th of September. All committee positions (9) are declared vacant for 2018/2019…

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State Prosecutor Firms For Boulder Cup

Co-trainer Grant Williams believes TAB market leader State Prosecutor has a terrific opportunity of winning today’s $100,000 Listed Boulder Cup (2100m) after the scratching of Prying Tom. Prying Tom had won four races in a row and was considered the biggest threat to State Prosecutor, but trainer Sharon Miller informed stewards on Friday that he…

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