Rock Magic Out Of Beaufine Stakes

Multiple Group 3 winner Rock Magic has been scratched from Saturday’s Listed Beaufine Stakes (1000m) at Belmont. Arguably the state’s best sprinter, Rock Magic had the task of carrying 62kg in Saturday’s $100,000 event, where he was out to break the weight carrying record in the race of 59.5kg. Rock Magic won the Beaufine Stakes…

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Durrant Closes The Gap

Adam Durrant has closed the gap on Grant and Alana Williams in the 2017-18 Perth Trainer’s Premiership after dominating the Belmont card on Saturday. Durrant moved to within one win of last season’s leading trainers after Kelly’s Callisto, Come Play With Me and Enticing Star flew the stable flag proudly. Kelly’s Callisto and Come Play…

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Hype Grows For Fabergino

The hype over Fabergino continues to grow after the exciting grey filly cruised to a comfortable victory at Belmont on Saturday. Keeping her unbeaten record intact, the Tiarnna Robertson-trained Fabergino enhanced her reputation as the next star of Perth Racing. Extending her winning sequence to four, Fabergino found the front easily for jockey Peter Knuckey…

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Perfect Start For Material Man

Classy gelding Material Man made the perfect start to his winter campaign when he won the Group 3 Belmont Sprint (1400m) at Belmont on Saturday. At his first start since winning the Perth Cup (2400m) in January, Material Man landed the opening leg of a feature race treble in the $150,000 Belmont Sprint. Trained by…

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Former Jockey Continues Family Tradition

With bloodlines steeped in Broome racing history, it seemed only natural that Jake Casey would launch the next phase of his thoroughbred journey in the iconic town. The former accomplished jockey continues a rich family tradition and follows in the footsteps of his father when the new Broome racing season kicks off this weekend. For…

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Battle Hero’s Belmont Sprint Grand Final

Perth trainer Chris Gangemi is banking on fitness to give Battle Hero a winning edge in the $150,000 Group 3 Belmont Sprint (1400m) at Belmont on Saturday. Battle Hero has been a revelation since he was bought for $60,000 off leading owner-breeder Bob Peters at a thoroughbred winter sale last June. Under Gangemi’s direction, Battle…

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Tan Praises Leading Trainers

Malaysian-born Randy Tan will make the transition from apprentice to senior jockey after the Northam meeting on Thursday. The 25-year-old still has a 1.5kg claim in metropolitan races, but elected not to apply for an extension. Tan rode track work for leading trainer Lindsey Smith before being granted his Australian residency in 2014. He commenced…

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Warwick Wary Of Belmont Sprint Rivals

Trainer Justin Warwick cites the quality of opposition as his biggest concern when Material Man launches his winter campaign in the Group 3 Belmont Sprint (1400m) on Saturday. Material Man races first-up in the Belmont Park feature, but meets a hot line-up including Group One champions, Pounamu, Great Shot and resurgent galloper Battle Hero. After…

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History Of The Belmont Sprint

BELMONT SPRINT BACKGROUND The Belmont Sprint was first staged in 1963 and won by Free Style, trained by Ray Warn and ridden by Gordon Dickinson. It was run over 1200m from 1963-72 & 1974-77, 1300m from 1973 & 1978-81; 1400 since 1982. Since 1980 it has held Group 3 status. Notable winners included Luckygray, Grand…

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Battle Looming In Trainer’s Premiership

William Pike is a runaway leader to grab his 10th Perth Jockey’s Premiership, but it’s a much closer contest in the trainers’ title. A fascinating battle is emerging between defending champions Grant and Alana Williams and six-time winner, Adam Durrant. With just over two months remaining before the season draws to a close, honours for…

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