CARBERY TO FIRE BACK

By his own high standards, it’s been a slow start to the new racing season for jockey Pat Carbery, but he’s determined to hit back at Belmont on Saturday. Carbery has picked up three plum rides and victory aboard Augment, My Bella Mae and Zephyra would be the perfect tonic on the eve of the…

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DAMIEN OLIVER: A TRAILBLAZER

He departed Perth as a promising apprentice with the racing world at his feet and returns home to where it all began as one of Australia’s greatest-ever jockeys. Western Australian-born Damien Oliver has called time on his decorated riding career and will retire following the Ascot Pinnacles carnival in December. Oliver commenced his apprenticeship in…

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MY BELLA MAE TO REBOUND IN JOLLY BEGGAR

My Bella Mae will showcase her Winterbottom Stakes credentials when resuming at Belmont, with owner-breeder Nino Tufilli confident she can brush aside a disappointing interstate autumn campaign. Holding a perfect record of two wins from two starts when first-up, My Bella Mae, off a winning trial, will look to rebound strongly on home soil and…

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BABY PARIS SET FOR BELMONT RETURN

Trainer Colin Webster is delighted with Baby Paris after his exciting sprinter dominated rivals in a barrier trial at Belmont today (Monday). Baby Paris, ridden by Peter Knuckey, was in cruise mode for the majority of her 1000m trial, outclassing a handy field to win by a length. At her first official public appearance since…

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ACID TEST FOR PHANTA

It’s been the perfect campaign for Phanta who will look to demonstrate the same level of superiority at Belmont on Saturday. Phanta has given co-trainers Chris and Michael Gangemi plenty to cheer about after collecting back-to-back Listed victories. Phanta claimed his first stakes success in the Bolton Sprint (1200m) and followed up in the Belmont…

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FLASH MAX RETAINS UNBEATEN STATUS

Flash Max showed he was poised for Saturday success after keeping his unbeaten status in tact at Belmont this afternoon (Wednesday). It took Flash Max a fair while before making it to the races, but the wait appears to have paid off for trainer, Justine Erkelens. Following six trials, Flash Max made a winning debut…

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WA RACING HONOURS DAMIEN OLIVER

Damien Oliver’s decorated riding career has been recognised by Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) with the naming of an award in his honour. To be given annually, the Damien Oliver Award is to acknowledge an up-and-coming Western Australian apprentice who has shown dedication and passion in all aspects of their riding and training during…

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AMELIA’S JEWEL SPARKLES IN TRIAL.

Quality mare Amelia’s Jewel took an important first step towards her maiden eastern states campaign after an outstanding trial win at Lark Hill on Monday. In her first official hit out since her heartbreaking second to Overpass in the inaugural The Quokka (1200m) last April, Amelia’s Jewel romped home comfortably. Showing she was on track…

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DERRICK CALLS PERTH HOME AGAIN

Nothing ventured, nothing gained. The experience was priceless. That’s the mindset of apprentice jockey Madi Derrick who is staying positive and focused back home following a three-year-stint riding in the eastern states. Derrick rode in New South Wales and although she copped an injury setback and faced intense riding competition, regret going over never entered…

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