Winterbottom Stakes: What History Says

BACKGROUND • The Winterbottom Stakes has been staged since 1952 and is Western Australia’s premier sprint race run under weight-for-age conditions. • The inaugural event was won by Raconteur over a distance of 1400m. Since 1993 the Winterbottom Stakes has been reduced to 1200m. • The Winterbottom Stakes has enjoyed Group One status since 2001…

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Godolphin Announce Replacement Rider

Godolphin has turned to the northern hemisphere to secure a temporary replacement for jockey James McDonald. James McDonald. Photo: Darryl Sherer McDonald voluntarily stood himself down from riding pending the outcome of an inquiry into his alleged involvement in a bet placed on Godolphin galloper Astern in December 2015. Godolphin has announced English hoop James…

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Greg Miles To Retire

Victorian metropolitan racing will have a new voice in the commentary box next year with Greg Miles announcing his retirement from race calling. Greg Miles. Photo: Youtube Miles called his first race in Melbourne at Caulfield in December 1979 and his first Melbourne Cup in 1981 at the age of 22. Miles called a record…

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It’s Over For Rageese

Rageese has recovered from the foot issue which forced him to miss last Saturday’s Group I Railway Stakes but is returning to Ballarat. Rageese winning the Chatham Stakes at Flemington. Photo: Darryl Sherer Rageese won the Group III Chatham Stakes over 1400m last time out at Flemington on November 3 and is nominated for Saturday’s…

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Justice Prevails In Railway

Champion South African jockey Douglas Whyte landed the $1 million Group I Railway Stakes (1600m) when guiding the Lindsey Smith-trained Scales Of Justice to victory at Ascot on Saturday. Douglas Whyte. Photo: SCMP The 13-time champion Hong Kong jockey secured his second Australian Group I victory to add to his 2014 Kingston Town Classic success…

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Morton’s Champion Fillies

Classy filly Samovare underlined star qualities when she powered to a dominant win in the $200,000 Group 3 Champion Fillies Stakes (1600m) at Ascot yesterday. Aided by a positive ride from Brad Parnham, who settled fourth from a wide gate, Samovare scored from an unlucky Ellicazoom, the second favourite closing late after meeting interference 200m…

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Appointment Of ATA Non-Executive Chairman

The Federal Executive of the Australian Trainers’ Association (ATA) has appointed Mr Mervyn Hill with immediate effect to the newly created position of non-Executive Chairman. ATA Federal President Robbie Griffiths said the appointment of Mr Hill was confirmed at the AGM held in Melbourne on Derby Eve. The creation of the Chairman position was a…

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