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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