Perth Premiership Champions

Adam Durrant finished the season in style when progressive four-year-old Majinika posted back-to-back wins in the Young Membership 2016/17 Handicap (1200m) at Belmont on Saturday, giving the Karnup stable their sixth consecutive Perth Trainer’s premiership. Durrant, who is enjoying an extended break from racing, ended the 2015-16 season on 67 metropolitan wins, four clear of…

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Miller Ends Season With A Bang

In-form trainer Simon Miller ended the season with a bang after First Among Equals commenced his winter and autumn campaign in style at Belmont on Saturday. First Among Equals served notice he was a horse on the way up last campaign when he claimed the Pinjarra Classic (1300m) in February and he confirmed that rating…

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Chatfield To Make Riding Comeback

There is an adage in racing that says when the sport gets a hold of you it never leaves. It’s in your blood forever. Former jockey Chloe Chatfield is a living embodiment of that unwavering passion. Chatfield left racing in 2012 and with partner, trainer, Ben Pearce, welcomed two beautiful children into her life. But…

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Positive Signs For First Among Equals

In-form trainer Simon Miller says the signs are positive for First Among Equals to launch a successful comeback to racing in the Listed Bolton Sprint (1200m) at Belmont on Saturday. The four-year-old resumes off the back of a successful summer and autumn campaign that netted the gelding his first major win in the Listed Pinjarra…

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New leadership at WA Turf Club

The Western Australian Turf Club is delighted to announce the appointment of leading racing and breeding industry identity Professor John Yovich as Managing Director. Yovich joins the WATC from Racing and Wagering WA (RWWA), where he has been General Manager Racing for the past 12 months and an independent director since 2013. His role as…

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Pateman-Maters Having A Devilish Time

More than six years after transferring from Gai Waterhouse’s Sydney stables and four years since posting his previous Perth victory, Devilish Intent still maintains a zest for racing. The Nicole Pateman-trained 10-year-old is no superstar, but what he might lack in pure top end class is more than matched by his resilience and competiveness. Throughout…

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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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