Payne Cops A Month

Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne has been suspended for four weeks. Michelle Payne. Photo: Darryl Sherer Payne pleaded guilty on Thursday to a prohibited substance charge levelled by Racing Victoria stewards. Payne told the inquiry she took phentermine on medical advice to counter the residual effects from her life-threatening fall in May last year where…

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Perth Premiership Standings

William Pike and Grant and Alana Williams have the jockey and trainer’s premiership all wrapped up, but the battle for second spot in each category is still up for bragging rights. Jarrad Noske and Brad Parnham are fighting it out in the jockey’s race with just one win separating the pair after the Belmont Park…

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Variation Makes Guineas History

Variation enhanced his reputation as a star three-year-old when he scored a history making win in the Listed Belmont Guineas (1600m) yesterday. Aided by a sublime Brad Parnham ride, Variation, who started favourite, settled fourth with cover from a wide draw and burst clear to grab the lead passing the 200m. The War Chant gelding,…

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Easy Work For Scales Of Justice

With the Group 3 Hyperion Stakes (1600m) run and won, trainer Lindsey Smith has turned his focus to next month’s Group 3 Strickland Stakes (2000m) with his exciting galloper, Scales Of Justice. Scales Of Justice, last year’s Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) champion, confirmed his standing as one of Western Australia’s best gallopers when he…

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