Justine Erkelens has high hopes Vital Blast can improve and go one better in the Devil’s Lair Plate (1000m) at Ascot on Saturday. Erkelens’ confidence is based on the two-year-old’s outstanding debut two weeks ago when he ran a gallant second to Vexilloid. The Vital Equine gelding had to do it the tough way after…Details
Craig Wright confirmed Bollywood Blitz will target feature Kalgoorlie races after rebounding to win the Yellowglen Handicap (1600m) at Ascot last week. The Kalgoorlie carnival is firmly back on the radar for the goldfields-owned five-year-old who atoned after his previous defeat at Ascot a week earlier. After sitting on the back of the leader, Bollywood…Details
As announced in November 2016, Racing Australia is introducing new reforms known as the Trainers and Owner Reforms (TOR). The reforms will commence on 1 August 2017. Racing Australia is committed to communicating directly with Trainers and Owners in advance of the reforms being introduced to ensure the benefits and obligations of TOR are understood…Details
Variation continued his impressive form since winning the WA Guineas last year, ending his autumn campaign on a high after a fighting victory in the Diggers Cup. Trainer Stephen Miller outlined Variation’s short and long term aims to Gareth Hall and Digby Beacham on the Sports Daily.
It was a red letter day for the Parnham family with wins at in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth on the weekend. Patriarch of the familty, trainer Neville, caught up with the Sports Daily crew about their unique racing achievement.
Leading apprentice, Aaron Mitchell, capped a red-letter day when he partnered Zarantz to a comfortable victory in the RSLWA-Western Australia Cup (3200m) at Ascot yesterday. The Choisir gelding, co-trained by Grant and Alana Williams, gave Mitchell the key leg of a riding treble after he won earlier on Key To Fame and Remember Berlin. Mitchell…Details
Champion jockey William Pike is confident Dark Alert can validate his staying credentials when he tackles the RSL-Western Australia Cup (3200m) at Ascot on Saturday. Pike said his faith in Dark Alert was boosted after the Jason Miller and Geoff Durrant-trained gelding won the Pinjarra Cup (2300m) last-start in authoritative fashion. “I wasn’t really convinced…Details
Preparation and timing along with judgement, knowledge, persistence and ounce of luck are key commodities that horse trainers trade on. Karnup-based Darryn Pateman can safely vouch for most of the above but he wouldn’t mind a dose of good fortune with a recent acquisition. Pateman picked up Starry Dane from leading trainers Jason Miller and…Details
My ‘Top 20’ list is controversial and certainly defies the official ratings gurus – but it’s my opinion and I’m entitled to it. Number one. It has to be Winx. She’s in a league of her own. Photo: Steve Hart So right now who is the world’s best racehorse and who’s the second best horse…Details
Consistent four-year-old Great Shot exacted revenge when he emerged triumphant in the Listed Old Comrade Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on Saturday. The Magnus gelding, trained by Rhys Radford and ridden by Craig Staples, stalked, Dezzies Dream, who surprisingly set up a fast pace in front. Great Shot, who started at $5, powered to the front…Details