It was a red letter day for the Parnham family with wins at in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth on the weekend. Patriarch of the familty, trainer Neville, caught up with the Sports Daily crew about their unique racing achievement.
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
My ‘Top 20’ list is controversial and certainly defies the official ratings gurus – but it’s my opinion and I’m entitled to it. Number one. It has to be Winx. She’s in a league of her own. Photo: Steve Hart So right now who is the world’s best racehorse and who’s the second best horse…Details
Consistent four-year-old Great Shot exacted revenge when he emerged triumphant in the Listed Old Comrade Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on Saturday. The Magnus gelding, trained by Rhys Radford and ridden by Craig Staples, stalked, Dezzies Dream, who surprisingly set up a fast pace in front. Great Shot, who started at $5, powered to the front…Details
Small in stature, big in heart. That describes giant killing two-year-old filly, Lucy Mae. The Ted Martinovich-trained daughter of Stratum has been a genuine surprise packet of the juvenile season, overcoming a lack of height with an insatiable determination and will to win. Lucy Mae debuted in October, but it was an unlikely victory at…Details
Perth trainer Todd Harvey fired a warning shot to Wayside’s eleven rivals ahead of the $100,000 Albany Cup (2100m) on Sunday. Harvey, who co-trains Wayside with his father, Robert, said the gelding had thrived since winning the Geraldton Cup (2100m) on April 2. In a dominant display Wayside, ridden by Shaun McGruddy, skipped clear in…Details
RWWA Stewards yesterday concluded an inquiry into a report received from the ChemCentre in Perth, that arsenic in excess of the threshold value being 0.3 mg/L in urine, had been detected in the post-race urine sample taken from DISCO METAL after it won Race 1 at Ascot on 3 December 2016. This finding had been…Details
Lucy Mae has taken all before her this season and can end an underated season by taking out the Karrakatta Plate-Sires Produce Stakes on Good Friday. Trainer Ted Martinovich spoke to the Sports Daily.