Equine Athletes Impacting After Retirement

Living on a farm in her native New Zealand, horses were not alien to Jess Novak. However, since establishing Silverfern Equestrian in Oakford, Novak has discovered a new found appreciation for ex race horses. Such is her respect for these thoroughbreds and standardbreds, they now form the cornerstone of her riding school-and she wants more.…

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Perth Premiership Standings

Adam Durrant fired the first salvo in the trainers’ premiership on Saturday, but challengers Grant and Alana Williams hit back late in the meeting. Durrant, out to claim his seventh title, launched a winning start to the Belmont program when Kelly’s Callisto upset hot favourite Special Reward. Both gallopers went stride for stride from the…

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History Of The Strickland Stakes

BACKGROUND The Strickland Stakes is a Group 3 race held under weight for age conditions. Brown & Black, a six-year-old mare, ridden by T.O’Brien was the first recoded winner. The race was held at Ascot from its inception to 2004 & 2006-2010. Belmont staged the 2005 edition before a permanent move in 2011. Notable winners…

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No Misty Eyes For Todd And Rob Harvey

Misty Metal turned a few heads with a brilliant win over 1000m in the Schweppes Handicap at Belmont on Saturday, crossing the line 4 ¼ lengths ahead of the second placed horse, Deep Cover. Misty Metal’s third straight win after twin victories at Northam drew high praise from Todd Harvey, who prepares the talented three-year-old in…

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Perth’s Trainers’ Premiership Hots Up

Top billing in Perth’s trainers’ premiership intensified with Grant and Alana Williams drawing level with Adam Durrant. The Williams combination clawed their way back to share the lead after Stare Prosecutor and Tellem We’re Comin landied pivotal wins. State Prosecutor gave the Williams stable their first success in the Listed Belmont Guineas (1600m) when he…

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Despite Defeat Fabergino Draws Praise

Boom filly Fabergino suffered a surprising defeat on the weekend, but she lost no standing in the eyes of her trainer, Tiarnna Robertson. Robertson was full of praise for Fabergino, who as an easing favourite, ran third to the well-backed Ambiente in the Tabtouch Handicap (1000m). It was Fabergino’s first loss after she displayed blistering pace…

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Parnham Lands Interstate Double

Neville Parnham celebrated an interstate double after Malibu Style and War Lord posted wins at Flemington and Belmont respectively on Saturday. Malibu Style launched a top day for Parnham’s stable when ridden by his jockey-son, Chris, the Magnus gelding won the Grampians Region Handicap (1100m). Then War Lord, brought to victory by jockey Pat Carbery,…

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