Perfect Start For Perth Cup Hero

Star Exhibit commenced his Melbourne campaign under Darren Weir in flying fashion, taking out the Listed Thoroughbred Stakes at Caulfield. Owner, Bob Peters, outlined what’s next for the five-year-old gelding on TABradio’s The Sports Daily.

Caipirinha Blitzes Home

Caipirinha’s Adelaide carnival plans received a major boost after the quality filly launched her autumn campaign in emphatic fashion at Ascot on Saturday. Sent straight to the front by, Joe Azzopardi, Caipirinha held that position throughout, cruising to the line as she pleased in the Seacorp Handicap (1000m). The Simon Miller-trained daughter of Nicconi, racing…


Trainer & Owner Reforms

As announced in November 2016, Racing Australia is introducing new reforms known as the Trainers and Owner Reforms (TOR). The reforms will commence on 1 August 2017. Racing Australia is committed to communicating directly with Trainers and Owners in advance of the reforms being introduced to ensure the benefits and obligations of TOR are understood…


Mitchell’s Big Day Out At Ascot

Leading apprentice, Aaron Mitchell, capped a red-letter day when he partnered Zarantz to a comfortable victory in the RSLWA-Western Australia Cup (3200m) at Ascot yesterday. The Choisir gelding, co-trained by Grant and Alana Williams, gave Mitchell the key leg of a riding treble after he won earlier on Key To Fame and Remember Berlin. Mitchell…


Pike Has A Change Of Heart On Dark Alert

Champion jockey William Pike is confident Dark Alert can validate his staying credentials when he tackles the RSL-Western Australia Cup (3200m) at Ascot on Saturday. Pike said his faith in Dark Alert was boosted after the Jason Miller and Geoff Durrant-trained gelding won the Pinjarra Cup (2300m) last-start in authoritative fashion. “I wasn’t really convinced…


Narrogin Cup: Pateman’s Starry Claims

Preparation and timing along with judgement, knowledge, persistence and ounce of luck are key commodities that horse trainers trade on. Karnup-based Darryn Pateman can safely vouch for most of the above but he wouldn’t mind a dose of good fortune with a recent acquisition. Pateman picked up Starry Dane from leading trainers Jason Miller and…