Ascot Meeting Delayed

Due to the forecast of very hot conditions for the Perth metropolitan area tomorrow, Racing & Wagering Western Australia and Perth Racing has this morning made the decision to delay the commencement time of tomorrow’s race meeting at Ascot. Although the Bureau of Meteorology has advised the air temperature is forecast to peak at 41…

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W.A. Oaks back to 2400

In response to further submissions from stakeholder groups, Racing and Wagering Western Australia advises that the Western Australian Oaks [G3], to be run at Ascot on 1 April 2017, will revert to the traditional distance of 2400m. To ensure continuity of the lead‐up programme into the Oaks, the Ascot 1000 Guineas [LR] and Natasha Stakes…

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Perfect Reflection Arrives In Time

In a thrilling conclusion to an amazing race, Perfect Reflection won a heart stopping edition of the Group 2 Ted Van Heemst Stakes (2100m) at Ascot on Saturday. Capping a memorable day for the Pike, Williams and Peters triumvirate, Perfect Reflection gathered in Fathoms Of Gold who made a daring bid for victory. Fathoms Of…

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Robinson’s Dream Turns To Reality

It’s difficult to anticipate how someone from a non-racing background who suffered a severe allergy to horses was attracted to train thoroughbreds. For Cynthia Robinson it’s not so much an intriguing or even remarkable story, but a fulfilment of her passion and desire to work with horses. That vision is now complete with Robinson and…

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Greg Hall Faces Up To Challenge

As the winner of three of the big four races on the Australian racing calendar, former jockey Greg Hall now faces his biggest challenge. Greg Hall with his son Nick. Photo: Twitter. Homeless and on a disability pension, Hall has gone public after booking himself into a rehabilitation centre to fight his battle against alcohol.…

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