1800 WILL DO THE TRIX

Trainer Colin Webster is adamant his stable star Trix Of The Trade will relish another step up in trip in tomorrow’s Schweppes-J.C. Roberts Stakes (1800m) at Ascot. The three-year-old is unbeaten at all four starts this campaign, including wins in the Breeders Plate (1400m), Challenge Stakes (1500m) and Lex Piper Stakes (1600m) at Listed level.…

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JAPANESE ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS IN HORSES

All those involved in horse care are advised to be alert for signs of Japanese encephalitis following outbreaks in piggeries in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Japanese encephalitis is a viral zoonotic disease that is spread by mosquitoes to people, horses, pigs and other animals. People and horses become infected through the…

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THE ASCOT WRAP-THE TOP SEVEN

AMELIA’S JEWEL The hype, the buzz, the noise and every other accolade that was thrown at Amelia’s Jewel before her debut in the Listed MGIB Supremacy Stakes was well and truly vindicated. The daughter of Siyouni is the number one seed for the Karrakatta Pate and her price will continue to tumble if she takes…

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AN EMOTIONAL ASCOT DOUBLE FOR HARVEY

Jockey Shaun McGruddy looked to the heavens and trainer Todd Harvey believes there was ‘divine intervention’ after Metallon won the Furphy Bunbury Cup At Ascot 5th March Handicap (1000m) at Ascot this afternoon (Wednesday). There were mixed emotions in the winner’s stall with Harvey and McGruddy fighting back tears after Metallon and then Samsurian’s victory in…

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KISSONALLFORCHEEKS SYDNEY BOUND

An eastern states campaign is back on the agenda for Kissonallforcheeks. Trainer Dan Morton said the four-year-old will depart Perth on Wednesday ahead of three group races in Sydney. “She’ll leave on Wednesday all things being equal,” Morton told The Races WA. “We wanted to go earlier, but as it’s turned out with the weather,…

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OLIVE WELCOMES BACK KAY MAY

As one of her stable favourites prepares for another lengthy stint on the sidelines at best, Goldfront’s Sue Olive welcomes back another of her members at Ascot on Wednesday. Kaymay lines up in the Reliable Asset Management Handicap (1200m) and Olive hopes the Awesome Rock filly can replicate something close to when she won on…

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RECORD-BREAKING MAGIC MILLIONS YEARLING SALE

The Magic Millions Perth Yearling sale celebrated a record-breaking opening day yesterday (Tuesday). Local buyers responded strongly and overcame any fears over a lack of eastern states interest because of Covid restrictions. Local bloodstock agent John Chalmers secured the day one sale topper with Lot 174, a Playing God-Moodometer colt fetching $330,000. “He’s a big…

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