Whyte’s Kingston Town Blow

Champion jockey Douglas Whyte could spend the hours on his flight back to Hong Kong wondering what might have been in Saturday’s Group I Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot. Stratum Star claimed Saturday’s Group I Kingston Town Classic in Perth. Photo: Darryl Sherer Whyte appeared to stop riding the Railway Stakes winner Scales Of…

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Kiwi Raider Spot On For Kingston Town

Astute New Zealand horseman Allan Sharrock can’t wait for Kawi’s appearance in Saturday’s Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot. If Sharrock’s planning is spot on and the race goes to script, Kawi is poised to add a sixth Group 1 trophy to his impressive racing resume. There have been a couple of stuttering steps along…

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Moore’s Takedown Wins Winterbottom

Gary Moore skipped and danced along the course proper to collect “gentle giant” Takedown after his four-year-old took out the $1 million Group I Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday. Gary Moore’s enthusiastic antics reached new heights after claiming his first Australian Group I at Ascot on Saturday. Photo: Steve Hart Rosehill-based Moore, a…

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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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