WA Derby History

The WA Derby was first run in 1888 and won by Harridan. Western Australia’s premier staying race for three-year-olds was run twice in 1993 with Beaujolais Boy taking out the May edition and Firing Range later in December. Notable winners include Plastered (2005), Beaux Art (1994), Heroicity (1992), Belele (1989), Stormy Rex (1977), Ngawyni (1975),…

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Sofia Rose Too Good In Oaks

The spelling paddock awaits Saturday’s Group I $1 million Australian Oaks winner Sofia Rosa while trainer Stephen Marsh plans a Melbourne spring carnival campaign. Sofia Rosa proved too good in the Australian Oaks. Photo: Steve Hart Enjoying a trouble free run under Hugh Bowman, Sofia Rosa was settled sixth with cover to the home turn…

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Lucia Valentina Blitzes Them

Kris Lees thought Lucia Valentina would be taking on Australia’s star of the turf earlier in the week but his mare became the headline act in Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick. Lucia Valentina charged home to win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick. Photo: Steve Hart Lees admitted he thought Lucia Valentina would…

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WA Racing Honours Past Champion

Western Australian racing pays homage to one of the greats of the Australian Turf with the inaugural running of the Listed Old Comrade Stakes (1600m). Old Comrade, bred and owned by Bob Peters, raced on 22 occasions, claiming six wins, six second and two third placings for stake earnings of $1,782,250. After winning a Bunbury…

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RIP: Boban

Five-time Group I winning gelding Boban passed away on Sunday night after a paddock accident. Boban passed away on Sunday night. Photo: Darryl Sherer Boban carried the flag for Chris Waller during his emerging years, winning the 2013 Epsom Handicap (1600m) before taking that form to Flemington in securing the 2013 Emirates Stakes (1600m). The…

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Hill Takes Over From Miller In Pinjarra Cup

Danny Miller’s untimely suspension robs the veteran jockey of adding to his top Pinjarra Cup record. Miller is denied winning his seventh Pinjarra Cup after earlier wins to Belinda Bay (1966), Free Copy (1970), Rocky Murano (1985), Norm’s Delight (1986), Simply Adorable (2010) and Kirov Boy (2015). Miller’s absence will interrupt a strong association with…

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