Kalgoorlie Road Trip For Aerozine

Damian Miller is hoping a change of environment will be the spark that ignites Aerozine back to winning form when he travels to Kalgoorlie for the first time. In a bid to try and restore some confidence back into the five-year-old, the Coolup horseman has targeted the Bardi Oceanic Beef Handicap (1100m) on Sunday. It…

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It’s A Locke For Holly At Pinjarra

Trainer Holly Locke is confident her gelding Tommi Toocan can emerge triumphant in the Keith Jeffreys Handicap (1600m) at Pinjarra on Thursday. The son of Black Tom is three runs into his winter campaign and is sure to have admirers after a luckless last-start fourth at Northam a week back. The five-year-old couldn’t get a…

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Lane’s Giant Strides From Hong Kong

Since transferring to Victoria several years ago, WA-born jockey Damian Lane has established a reputation as one of Australia’s elite riders. It’s been a successful transition from apprentice to senior rider for the former Sandgroper, but there were a few sceptics in the beginning. No one questioned his undoubted talent, but homesickness, weight concerns and…

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Perth Feature Wins 2015-2016

Perth Feature Wins For 2015-2016 Racing Season GROUP ONE RACE HORSE JOCKEY TRAINER Railway Stakes Good Project Craig Williams Chris Waller Winterbottom Stakes Buffering Damian Browne Rob Heathcote Kingston Town Perfect Reflection William Pike Grant Williams GROUP TWO RACE HORSE JOCKEY TRAINER Lee Steere Stakes Black Heart Bart Glenn Smith Vaughn Sigley WA Guineas Man…

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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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