HOT SMITH PRAYS FOR GOD HAS CHOSEN

It has been a red-hot month for the Lindsey Smith stable. With a just over a week before the end of April, the Warrnambool-based trainer has bagged 11 victories across Victoria and Western Australia. Headlining his cast of winners has been In The Boat, a genuine surprise packet since transferring from Perth. Since making the…

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DURRANT HOPING FOR AN ASCOT TORNADO

Adam Durrant says if Lady Tornado repeats her last-start performance, she will be hard to beat in the Crown Perth Handicap (1200m) at Ascot on Wednesday. The three-year-old filly ran third to Michelada when resuming off her maiden campaign and Durrant said the way she finished off the race was encouraging. “I rate Lady Tornado…

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Mental Health Seminar

Forum: Making Sense of Anxiety, Depression and Suicide [You might not be suffering … but this stuff is rife amongst your friends and family]   Tuesday 3 May 6.00 – 7.30pm Ascot racecourse   This Forum is supported by the: WA Racing Trainers Association Perth Racing RWWA [to be confirmed] Racing Assist – Industry mental…

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The Ascot Top 7

1-ALASKAN GOD In the space of a week local racegoers have been privy to witnessing two of the rising stars of WA racing. Seven days after Amelia’s Jewel announced her arrival on the big stage following the Karrakatta Plate, Alaskan God followed up and underlined his staying credentials in the WA Derby. Back in the…

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ASCOT: THE TOP 7

1-AMELIA’S JEWEL She was very good on debut in the Supremacy Stakes, even better in the Gimcrack Stakes and simply jaw-dropping in the Karrakatta Plate. The cackle early before she even appeared on race day suggested she could be something special and that was well and truly validated in Perth’s major juvenile feature. The daughter…

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MAURITIAN-BORN APPRENTICE RETURNS TO PERTH

Western Australia’s riding ranks is set to be bolstered this week with the return of Mauritian-born apprentice, Brandon Louis. The 26-year-old will relocate to Perth and join Chris and Michael Gangemi’s stable after riding at Launceston on Wednesday. Louis is no stranger to local racing and his having his third stint in the west after…

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