Kersley Dominates Sheila Gwynne

Top trainer Fred Kersley dominated the Sheila Gwynne Classic (1400m) when he trained a quinella in the $100,000 Listed race at Ascot on Saturday. Completing the second-leg of a feature double, Mizlecki stormed home from third on the corner for jockey Jerry Noske and scored by 1 ½ lengths. Stable mate Necklet, who snatched the…

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All The Derby Action

Trainer Grant Williams, jockey William Pike and owner Bob Peters continued their remarkable run in the WA Derby (2400m) when Action powered to a comfortable victory in the Group 2 feature at Ascot on Saturday. Action, who put the writing on the wall with a fast-finishing fifth in last Saturday week’s Listed Melvista Stakes (2200m),…

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WA Derby: What History Says

BACKGROUND The WA Derby was first run in 1887 and won by Harridan, owned by Mr. A.P Turnbull and ridden by Mr Ford, who carried 52kg. The first WA Derby was run for a prize purse of 100 sovereigns, with a field of just four starters competing. The 1891 WA Derby attracted one entrant, a…

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Durrant Rules Our Sires For Assetro

Trainer Adam Durrant says Assetro will now go to the paddock for a spell and won’t race again in the autumn after her seventh placing in the Group 2 Karrakatta Plate (1200m). The Blackfriars filly, tagged the best horse Durrant has put a saddle on, ends her impressive maiden campaign with two wins and as…

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Andrews Adamant He Can Spoil The Oaks Party

Trevor Andrews retains firm belief that his talented filly Private Dancer can spoil the party and cause an upset in the Group 3 WA Oaks (2400m) at Ascot. Friar Fox, prepared by Justine Erkelens, will carry the hopes of many punters in Saturday’s $250,000 WA Oaks and is the TAB’s raging $1.85 favourite. Friar Fox…

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What History Says: WA Oaks

The WA Oaks was first staged in 1953 and won by Copper Beech, who in the hands of Frank Treen, defeated Kalohi and Ceos. The daughter of Treasure Hunt gave Treen the first of five WA Oaks after he later partnered Sweet Saga (1964), Carol’s Choice (1965), Star Supreme (1970) and Lovely Curves (1976). The…

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