Miller Rules The Market

Simon Miller’s high opinion of Market Ruler was further validated after she scored a resounding all the way victory in the Mumm Champagne Plate (1000m) at Belmont on Saturday. Staring at hot $1.40 favourite, Market Ruler was sent straight to the front by jockey, William Pike and shot clear in the straight to put the…

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Pike Reigns Supreme At Belmont

Champion jockey William Pike stole the limelight at Belmont Park on Saturday when he booted home a record equalling six winners on the eight-race programme. A nine-time winner of Perth’s jockey premiership, Pike enjoyed a red-letter day with wins on At The Ready, Market Ruler, Galaxy Star, Arcadia Price, Stageman and Enticing Star. The diminutive…

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More Than Bragging Rights In Championship Final

A win in the $70,000 Skyracing.TV-Provincial Championship Series Final (1400m) at Belmont holds more than just bragging rights. For Pingrup trainer Alan Smith, who saddle’s Gradual Incline, it represents a big opportunity of securing his first city success. “To win my first race in town would be sensational,” Smith said. “Dad (Kevin) has won plenty…

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Trainers’ Premiership Hots Up

With just over two months of the season to go, the battle for the Perth trainers’ premiership is hotting up between co trainers Grant and Alana Williams and Adam Durrant. The Williams partnership will look to commence the new Belmont season in the same fashion as they ended the 2017-18 season at Ascot last Saturday. The…

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TRAINER AND OWNER REFORMS (TOR)

Dear Member, The Trainer & Owner Reforms (TOR), designed to support proper financial outcomes with the training arrangement between the Trainer and his/her Owners, have been in operation for 9 months, having commenced 1 August 2017. Despite the passage of time, it would be fair to say that Trainers are still coming to terms with TOR, their…

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Black Sabbath Rocks Ascot

Todd Harvey announced Ascot summer carnival plans for exciting two-year-old Black Sabbath after he kept his unbeaten record intact at Ascot yesterday. Black Sabbath was an easy winner on debut at Ascot two weeks ago and delivered another top performance to claim victory in the Lanciano Plate (1200m). The hot $1.20 favourite settled on the…

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Vega Is Magic

Former West Australian galloper Vega Magic is on track to record back-to-back wins in the Group 1 Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville on Saturday, as he starts his path towards another Everest campaign in October. The Lope De Vega gelding had his first run for the powerful David & Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig stable in…

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Hayes Compares Vega To Manikato

Champion trainer David Hayes can see similarities between Hall Of Fame sprinter Manikito and Goodwood favourite Vega Magic. Vega Magic has opened the early $2.70 favourite for Saturday’s Group I Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville and the Hall Of Fame trainer has sounded an ominous warning to his rivals. Manikato started his career in 1978 and retired in 1983…

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