Scramble For Magic Millions Spot

Promising filly Umawinner will need a double dose of luck to make the Magic Millions 2YO Classic field. David Vandyke will have a final throw at the Magic Millions stumps. Photo: Darryl Sherer The David Vandyke-trained filly has been in the Magic Millions markets since winning a Sunshine Coast trial by four lengths on December…

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Portelli To Fire His Bullet

Punters diving into Single Bullet to win the 2017 Magic Millions 2YO Classic should heed the words of trainer Gary Portelli. Gary Portelli is concerned he may only have the single bullet to fire with his smart colt. “My gut feeling is he won’t run,” Portelli said. Single Bullet is currently on the cusp of…

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Opinion: Steve Moran Whip Ban

In my opinion it’s only a matter of time until whips are banned from Australian horse racing so it’s time jockeys, trainers and punters began to prepare themselves for the inevitable. Racing without whips – is it inevitable? Photo: Steve Hart THE SITUATION I love a punt and I love to see a jockey doing…

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Star Exhibit Holds On

Star Exhibit lasted home to win Saturday’s $500,000 Group II Perth Cup (2400m) in a driving finish at Ascot. Star Exhibit winning the ATA Stakes. Photo: Western Racepix Star Exhibit ($5) looked set for a comfortable victory when going clear 200m out but Neverland ($19) came with a determined finish on the outside to miss…

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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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