Kersley A Rising Star

As apprentice jockey Fred Kersley approaches a career milestone, the talented young rider can add another title to his growing record. After a race-to-race double at Ascot on Tuesday, Kersley claimed the 2017 Touchstone Farm Rising Stars award in a canter. Kersley dominated the month-long series, recording 14 wins from 61 rides to finish 75…

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Rekindling Wins Melb Cup

A father and son combination from Ireland and Australia’s leviathan owner have claimed a one-two finish in the Melbourne Cup after Rekindling defeated Johannes Vermeer in the Group 1 feature at Flemington on Tuesday. Rekindling, trained by Joseph O’Brien, ran on strongly in the straight to overhaul Johannes Vermeer, prepared by his father Aiden O’Brien…

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Pounamu Off To The Railway

Pounamu has booked a berth in the $1 million Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) after posting an upset win in the Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes (1400m) at Ascot. Starting at $26, the Alan Mathews-trained gelding, ridden by Pat Carbery, stormed home from near last to nail the heavily-backed favourite Variation by a half-head. Whispering…

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Country Racing Award Winners

Rhino Buster capped a consistent season of racing when he was crowned the Country Racing Association Horse of the Year, held at International on the Water in Ascot, on Friday 27 October. In an exciting finish to the 2016-17 racing season, Rhino Buster, prepared by Rod ‘Freddo’ Brown in Kalgoorlie, defeated the Natalie Burke-trained Bernadini…

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McAuliffe Chasing Second Northam Cup

Gatting will take his next step towards a Group 1 double when he races second-up in the $125,000 Listed Northam Cup (1600m) this afternoon. Last season’s WA Derby (2400m) champion has been nominated for the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) on November 25 and the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot a fortnight…

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Peters Machine Continues To Dominate Ascot

Bob Peters’ dynamic start to the Ascot season continued when Perfect Jewel proved too classy for her rivals in the $100,000 Listed Belgravia Stakes (1200m) yesterday. Fresh from four winners at Ascot’s season-opening meeting last Saturday, Perth’s leading owner-breeder claimed a treble with Celebrity Dream, Perfect Jewel and La Mouline. The highlight victory was Perfect…

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Miller’s Belgravia Stakes Gem

Trainer Simon Miller is confident Ocean Jewel can continue to exert her dominance when she tackles the $100,000 Listed Belgravia Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday. The quality three-year-old, an $80,000 purchase at the 2015 Inglis sales, has not put a foot wrong this campaign and is line to collect a winning hat trick. Ocean…

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