Narrogin Cup: Pateman’s Starry Claims

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…

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Great Shot Wins Old Comrade Stakes

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…

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Underrated Filly Progresses To WA Sires’

Small in stature, big in heart. That describes giant killing two-year-old filly, Lucy Mae. The Ted Martinovich-trained daughter of Stratum has been a genuine surprise packet of the juvenile season, overcoming a lack of height with an insatiable determination and will to win. Lucy Mae debuted in October, but it was an unlikely victory at…

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Harvey Sends Out Albany Cup Warning

Perth trainer Todd Harvey fired a warning shot to Wayside’s eleven rivals ahead of the $100,000 Albany Cup (2100m) on Sunday. Harvey, who co-trains Wayside with his father, Robert, said the gelding had thrived since winning the Geraldton Cup (2100m) on April 2. In a dominant display Wayside, ridden by Shaun McGruddy, skipped clear in…

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Gatting Hits Them For Six In WA Derby

French-born jockey Matthieu Autier experienced his greatest thrill in Western Australian racing when he guided Gatting to slashing victory in the $400,000 Group 2 Schweppes-W.A.T.C. Derby (2400m) at Ascot on Saturday. In a muddling run race Autier had the Darren McAuliffe-trained gelding, who is named after Michael Gatting, the former England Test cricket captain, in…

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Warwick To Claim Maiden Pinjarra Cup

Justin Warwick arguably has the best opportunity of securing his first Pinjarra Cup when he saddles up short-priced favourite, Material Man, in the $120,000 Listed feature on Sunday. The Myalup horseman has gone close to winning previously when Global Flirt and (2015) and Rosie Rocket (2012) ran third placings respectively, but Material Man is poised…

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Dellar To Launch Kalgoorlie Season

Trainer Merv Dellar is optimistic he can launch the Kalgoorlie season in style when he unveils his two new stable acquisitions on Saturday. Dellar has added Corvara and General Groove to his stable, both gallopers have arrived from top Perth trainer, Simon Miller. Corvara could be a handy pick-up for Dellar if she is able…

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