A Historical Look At The WA Oaks

The WA Oaks was first staged in 1953 and won by Copper Beech, who in the hands of Frank Treen, defeated Kalohi and Ceos. The daughter of Treasure Hunt gave Treen the first of five WA Oaks after he later partnered Sweet Saga (1964), Carol’s Choice (1965), Star Supreme (1970) and Lovely Curves (1976). The…

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Durrant Reaches Half Century

Adam Durrant reached his half century when Star Exhibit, courtesy of a magical William Pike ride, took out the last race at Ascot on Saturday. Durrant leads the trainer’s premiership with 50 metropolitan wins, opening up a sizeable break over his next rival, Grant Williams. With 50 city wins and 47 at provincial, Durrant has…

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Karrakatta Plate Retrospective

• The Karrakatta Plate (1200m) is WA racing’s richest and most prestigious race for two-year-olds. • The first winner of the juvenile race, staged in 1900 when it was run over 1000m, was Willie. • Since 1979, when Oaksana Boy was successful, it has been run over 1200m. • The Karrakatta Plate has held Group…

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All Gee Gives Kersley Best Win

The Raconteur Stakes, along with the Grandstand Cup, one of two Listed races on the Ascot card, featured Lite’n In My Veins, prepared by master trainer, Fred Kersley. The talented three-year-old was chasing his third win from as many starts after taking out the Group 3 Sir Ernest Lee Steere Classic (1400m) on debut last…

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Injury Cloud Over BMW Fancy

Group I The BMW contender Our Ivanhowe will be subject to a veterinary inspection on Saturday morning following reports the horse is suffering from tenderness in the off fore hoof. Our Ivanhowe will undergo a veterinary inspection before taking his place in Saturday’s Group I The BMW (2400m) at Rosehill Photo: Darryl Sherer Co-trainer Lee…

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Moody Pulls Up Stumps

Racenet » News » Stewards Stewards Moody pulls the pin on training operation Brad Waters – 21 Mar 2016 Suspended trainer Peter Moody has advised owners of his intention to step away from training horses for the “foreseeable future”. Peter Moody will not return to training “for the foreseeable future” after his six-month suspension. Photo:…

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Moody To Consider Options

Peter Moody will consider his options after being suspended for 12 months on cobalt related charges at the conclusion of the Lidari inquiry. Peter Moody was suspended for 12 months at the conclusion of the RAD board Lidari cobalt enquiry on Thursday. Photo: Darryl Sherer Moody has been suspended from training racehorses for 12 months,…

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Tom Looking For Almighty Mount Barker Win

Tom Almighty will chase his first big win for Dan Morton when he tackles the $35,000 XXXX-Gold Mount Barker Cup (2000m) on Sunday. The Saxon gelding has been around the mark without winning this preparation, but Morton has high hopes he can breakthrough. Tom Almighty, previously with Simon Miller, Bruce Watkins and Peter Fernie, is…

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