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22
Mar

Family Battle In Gimcrack Stakes

Battle lines are drawn in the Martin household with father and son set to go head-to-head at Ascot on Saturday. Family loyalty will be cast aside when Wes Martin and his dad, John, go for bragging rights in the Listed Gimcrack Stakes (1100m). Wes, still on a high after Jedaffair won the Natasha Stakes (2200m) …

22
Mar

Sharp Takes Back Seat Role In Perth Stakes

Geraldton-based trainer Murray Sharp has been more than content to take a back seat role and hand over the reins to a life-long friend with his talented juvenile, Divide The Sea. And following an eye-catching victory on debut at Ascot two weeks ago, the Moshe colt is now plotting a path towards the Karrakatta Plate, …

22
Mar

Miller Plans Grandstand Finish For Variation

Trainer Stephen Miller is adamant fitness won’t stop quality gelding Variation from winning the Listed Grandstand Cup (1500m) at Ascot on Saturday. Variation is on the road back after feet issues had sidelined him since his fourth placing in the 2017 Group One Railway Stakes (1600m). The setback ruled Variation out of a Melbourne autumn campaign and cost him …

20
Mar

Harrison Has Perth Stakes Doubt With Jericho Missile

Logic tells trainer David Harrison that his unbeaten gelding Jericho Missile is at his most vulnerable when he resumes in the Listed Perth Stakes (1100m) at Ascot on Saturday. Jericho Missile won the Crystal Slipper Stakes (1100m) last December and the Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic (1200m) in February, but Harrison says he is a …

19
Mar

WA Racing News Update

MATERIAL MAN Material Man’s eastern States campaign has come to an end. Trainer Justin Warwick confirmed there are no issues or injury concerns with his star seven-year-old, but admitted he did pull up tired from his run in Saturday’s All-Star Mile. Material Man ran 10th to Mystic Journey, but after overcoming a virus and lameness …

19
Mar

Former Perth Mare Setting Melbourne Alight

A new chapter in Australian racing history was written at Flemington last Saturday when Mystic Journey brilliantly won the inaugural running of the All-Star Mile Rivalry tensions between Melbourne and Sydney, the legitimacy of the race and voting irregularities, all talking points in the lead-up to the $5 million showdown, were brushed aside when a …

15
Mar

Smith Brimming With Mungrup Confidence

Sunday’s $100,000 Mungrup Stud Sprint (1300m) at Mount Barker beckons for Reykjavik. That’s the confident assessment of the four-year-old’s trainer Lindsey Smith. The Oldbury-based horseman has no doubt Reykjavik can pick up where he left off last preparation when he won the Listed Hannans Handicap (1400m) in October. It was Reykjavik’s first major victory in …

15
Mar

Saracino To Rebound Says Gangemi

When the Gangemi stable buy tried horses their judgement is generally very successful and right on the mark. Led by trainer Chris and his brother Michael, the siblings have built their stables into one of Western Australia’s most astute racing operations. So when Saracino flopped badly on debut at last year’s Ascot carnival , it …

14
Mar

Dream Lifter Back For Another Shot At Mungrup Stud Sprint

Dream Lifter’s racing career is reaching the end. After eight wins from 33 starts and a tick over half a million in prize money, retirement is near. And for trainer Paul Hunter, who has been Dream Lifter’s chief mentor throughout the majority of his racing life, he’s plotting for a fairy tale finish. Hunter has …

14
Mar

Quality Mare Dainty Tess Retires To Stud

Quality mare Dainty Tess has run her last race and will be sold as a broodmare later this year. Trained by Dan Morton, the daughter of War Chant won 14 races and was placed on 16 occasions from her 39 starts. Her feature wins included the Group 3 Prince Of Wales (1000m) twice, the Group …

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