Pike’s Record-Breaking Season: The Facts & Figures

Champion jockey William Pike ended his record-breaking season with a flourish at Belmont on Saturday, booting home a treble on State Solicitor, Audience and Cronkite. Despite two meetings remaining before the 2015-16 season draws to a close, Pike cannot add to his tally after copping an 11-day suspension at Belmont last Wednesday. Pike closed out…

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Miller’s Belmont Classic Birthday Gift

Trainer Simon Miller was in Melbourne celebrating his 40th birthday, but at Belmont he received the perfect gift when Rosmartini claimed the second leg of a feature race double that has her earmarked for major races at the upcoming Ascot summer carnival. Producing an almost identical performance to her Belmont Oaks (2100m) triumph 10-days ago,…

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Brown Accepts Magic Millions Challenge

Miss Jupiter is one of the least experienced runners in the 2YO and 3YO Goldfields Magic Millions Classic (1200m), faces career-best opposition and is awkwardly drawn, so the odds are stacked against her to claim her first major victory. But while trainer Rickie Brown acknowledges Miss Jupiter has the task ahead of her, he believes…

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Waller Sets Another New Mark

The $15,325 earned by the win of Loiret in The Grange Maiden Plate at Gosford resulted in Waller becoming the first trainer to earn more than $30 million in an Australian racing season. Loiret was Waller’s 272nd win of the season and took his earnings to $30,000,325 for the 2015/16 racing season. His flagship horse…

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Owners Lash Ride Guide Initiative

Creator Chris Symons says the reaction to the fledgling Ride Guide service has surprised and disappointed him while Victoria’s owners body has issued a statement blasting the concept. The reaction to his Ride Guide initiative has surprised jockey Chris Symons. Photo: Darryl Sherer Symons and production company Unscriptd released a statement last Thursday hailing the…

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Doutable Rediscovers Zest For Racing

Perth trainer Jayne Busslinger is breathing a little easier. Her favourite horse, Doutable, has rediscovered his zest for racing once again. Combined with an interstate jockey, Paul Marks, a Country Cup victory and a change in riding tactics, the veteran eight-year-old is back on track. It’s a huge relief to Busslinger who had cause to…

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Proart making progress at Balmoral Park

Balmoral Park Stud stallion Proart is set for an exciting season following his first black-type win in the LR Belmont Oaks (2100m). His classy filly Rosmartini is a genuine stayer and she refused to surrender when tackled by heavily-backed favourite Showy Chloe on Wednesday.  She stayed on for a determined victory and will now head…

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Sixty Seconds With… Karlee O’Heare

Karlee was born into the Western Australian racing scene. Karlee, also known as Karls, is the daughter of former Jockey Michael O’Heare and is the sister of two brothers Michael and David. Karls grew up in the stables of Ascot watching her father ride and then later showing support for her brother David who became…

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