HISTORY OF THE ROMA CUP

ROMA CUP BACKGROUND The Roma Cup is a Group 3 race for open sprinters conducted by Perth Racing at Ascot in Perth. It is run over 1200m under Weight For Age conditions. The Roma Cup is the first of a series of WFA races during the winter in Perth. The Belmont Sprint, Hyperion Stakes and…

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ALL CLEAR FOR CUP NIGHT IN ROMA CUP

Considering the interrupted preparation, Bernie Miller was delighted with the return of Cup Night in the Northam Stakes (1100m) and is confident the gelding can further improve when he lines up in the G3 Roma Cup (1200m) at Belmont on Saturday. Dealing with Cup Night’s setbacks is not unusual for the Hopeland trainer, the Maschino…

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ASCOT: THE TOP 7

1-PRINCE TURBO-JASON MILLER Determination and courage from Prince Turbo, persistence and perseverance from trainer Jason Miller. Two years after a near certain career-ending tendon injury, the rising nine-year-old, at just his second start back, came from last to win the Eurythmic Stakes. There have been better races won at Ascot this season, but you would…

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DEDICATION AND LEADERSHIP SHOWCASED AT THE 2022 LADIES OF RACING AWARDS

Four talented women of the Western Australian thoroughbred racing community have been celebrated at the 2022 Ladies of Racing Awards. Around 100 attendees gathered to highlight women’s achievements in the following categories: Leadership, welfare, dedication to thoroughbred racing and administration. Top WA trainer and former ground-breaking woman jockey Paula Wagg won this year’s leadership award.…

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MORTON STABLE CONTINUE HOT FORM

There were plenty of highlights for trainer Dan Morton and his red-hot stable to take in following another lucrative weekend of racing. Established star Elite Street the standout in the G3 Northam Stakes (1100m), but two of the stables’ youngsters also look set for promising futures after impressive displays. Top Of The Pops, a Spirit…

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WA HITS THE LEAD WITH MENTAL HEALTH IN RACING

The first mental health forum in Australian racing history is soon to be held in Western Australia. The free event, titled Making Sense of Anxiety, Depression and Suicide, has been created to help those in the racing community understand how to support friends and family through mental health challenges. Peter Symons, author of Brain-Fuel Depletion…

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Q & A: JOCKEY PAT CARBERY

Pat Carbery is arguably riding in career-best form.  Since last November he has won a stack of major features including the G1 Kingston Town Classic, Perth Cup, Ted Van Heemst Stakes, Karrakatta Plate, Gimcrack Stakes, Fairetha Stakes, Lee Steere Classic, Detonator Stakes, Bunbury Cup, Supremacy Stakes, Roberts Stakes, Magic Millions WA 3YO Trophy, Geraldton Cup…

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