Variation Confirms Star 3YO Standing In Aquanita

The honour for Perth’s best three-year-old will be officially announced at a gala function next month, but officials can unpack the trophy and present it to Variation after he scored a classy win in the Listed Aquanita Stakes (2000m). The Stephen Miller-trained gelding ended his three-year-old season in spectacular fashion, overcoming a distance query and…

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Aquanita Stakes Blockbuster

Last Sunday in Brisbane boxers Jeff Horn and Manny Pacquao were involved in a world title fight slugfest in front of 50,000 adoring fans. Both fighters went toe-to-toe for a brutal and bloodied 12 rounds with Horn scoring a unanimous- and popular home town points victory. In boxing parlance Perth Racing will stage their own…

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Mathews Having A Shot At Belmont Oaks

The prospect of tackling the Belmont Oaks (2000m) in Perth on Saturday holds no fears for trainer, Brett Mathews. While Mathews concedes Miss Sapphire faces a big challenge to take out the Listed feature, he says he is in the race to win it. “It’s going to be a big ask against some of the…

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Pike Reaches A Century

William Pike reached a century of metropolitan winners after booting home a treble at Belmont on Saturday. Pike came from last on High Conviction, ran home strongly aboard Galaxy Star and led the field on Nelson’s Flight. Pike has a stranglehold on the jockey’s premiership and is 58 wins clear of second placegetter, Jarrad Noske. Noske,…

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Brown Adds To His Kalgoorlie Team

Rod Brown has added two horses to his team and is cautiously optimistic they can have an immediate impact at Kalgoorlie on the weekend. On Sunday Brown will unveil former Perth gallopers Mauldens Mill and Viking Forest as he looks to continue his stable’s momentum. Brown has enjoyed a good run of form in 2017,…

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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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