Hall Of Fame Inductees

The Australian Trainers’ Association Executive congratulates racing industry identities, Neville Begg, the late Cecil Godby and Pat Hyland who have been included among the inductees into the 2016 Australian Racing Hall of Fame. Inducted under the Trainers category, Neville Begg was at the forefront of the Australian training ranks for 30 years. Beginning his training…

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Vega Shows Magic Again

Vega Magic reasserted his dominance when he bounced back to win the Racing Hall Of Fame Arthur Ward Handicap (1200m) at Belmont on Saturday. But trainer Sean Casey and the gelding’s owners had to delay their victory celebrations and survive a protest from runner, up, Brisanto. Vega Magic, who started an even money favourite, fought…

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Bart Powers Home

Black Heart Bart continued the winning spree for trainer Darren Weir when powering home to land Saturday’s Group I Darley Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville. Black Heart Bart won his first Group I race in the Goodwood Handicap at Morphettville. Photo: Darryl Sherer Black Heart Bart finished fourth in this race last year when trained by…

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Ningbo Faces Kalgoorlie Test

Ningbo could not have been any more impressive in shedding her maiden status three weeks ago, romping away to score by six lengths from her next rival. But trainer, Merv Dellar, has downplayed the win and says her test will be to back up in Sunday’s SRW Sheds Handicap (1300m) at Kalgoorlie on Sunday. “I…

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Taylor Comfortable Travellin’ At Belmont

Jim Taylor has solid representation at Belmont on Saturday but he has a strong leaning to Travellin’ in the Racing Hall Of Fame Inductee Northerly Handicap (1000m). The Bullsbrook trainer will saddle up Juendis, Secret Nova, Barraki Beats, Gigante and Drupa, but expects Travellin’ to rebound strongly after last week’s defeat. Travellin’ went forward and…

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New Entry To WA Jockey Ranks

It’s not uncommon to see racing participants switch codes-particularly in recent years. Grant Williams and Justin Warwick are high-profile examples. Former accomplished harness racing trainers and drivers who have made a successful transition to thoroughbred training. Former top apprentice, Michael Grantham, who rode 97 winners in a 16-month career, turned to harness driving after a…

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Pike To Chase Down State Riding Record

William Pike says his next challenge is to chase down Paul Harvey’s Western Australian riding record of 116.5 wins after he brought up a century at Belmont on Saturday. Pike advanced to 101 wins after a treble, guiding home stablemates, Military Reign and Military Ruler before landing his first Roma Cup victory with Battle Hero.…

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