Change Of Ownership For Group 1 Winner

This season’s Group I Australian Guineas winner Palentino has a major change of ownership. Palentino will race in new ownership next preparation. Photo: Darryl Sherer Sun Stud, formerly known as Eliza Park International, has secured a 50 percent stake in the Darren Weir-trained three-year-old son of Teofilo. Sun Stud principal Danielle Cheng said the operation…

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WA’s Star Juvenile To Head East

Unbeaten filly Whispering Brook will headline trainer Simon Miller’s Melbourne spring carnival assault after enhancing her reputation at Ascot on Saturday. Whispering Brook confirmed she was WA’s best juvenile after completing a clean sweep of two-year-old races in the Group 3 WA Sires Produce Stakes (1400m). It followed earlier successes in the Listed Supremacy Stakes…

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TBA Challenges New Rule

Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA) president Basil Nolan has labelled Racing Australia’s proposal to bring breeders under the rules of racing a “power grab”. “It tells you everything about Racing Australia that they made the announcement without even bothering to first inform TBA and while they were still supposed to be considering a proposal from us,”…

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Illuminated To Light Up Narrogin Cup

Troy Turner is happy to concede Illuminated hot favouritism in the Narrogin Cup, but believes Ready To Fire is capable of causing a massive upset in the provincial feature. Illuminated, a powerful member of the cerise and white army of owner-breeder, Bob Peters and trainer, Grant Williams, is a raging odds on favourite with punters.…

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Sires Produce History

The WA Sires Produce Stakes was first run in 1911 and won by Florabel, a daughter of Carbineer who was ridden by A.Audas. The WA Sires Produce Stakes held Group 2 status for a decade: 1980 to 1990 and has raced at Group 3 level since 1991. Notable winners include Eurythmic (1919), Chestillion (1960), Nicopolis…

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State Pride On Line For Apprentices

Australia’s most promising apprentice jockeys will converge at Ascot next Wednesday, April 20, for the penultimate heat of the National Apprentice Challenge. Inaugurated in 2008, the challenge aims to give leading apprentices from across the nation the opportunity to compete with their interstate contemporaries. The 2016 edition of the series, which comprises five heats, commenced…

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Kersley’s WA Derby Surprise

Fred Kersley does not mind admitting he might have got it wrong when assessing Culverin as a likely WA Derby contender. “She is a complete surprise packet to me,” Kersley said on TABradio. “I never expected her to be performing at this level over these distances. “She is capable and with luck in running can…

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