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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Real Love On Target For Brisbane Cup

Real Love dispelled any doubts about her ability to cope with a long campaign with a record-breaking win in the Group III JRA Cup (2000m) at Doomben. Real Love. Photo: Darryl Sherer Real Love, the $2.60 favourite, held off the unlucky Sir John Hawkwood ($4.20) to win by three-quarters of a length. Volkhere ($16) was…

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Roma Cup Showdown

In boxing parlance the $125,000 Group 3 Roma Cup (1200m) is being hailed as a heavyweight showdown between Luckygray and Magnifisio. In one corner there is triple Group One champion, Luckygray. The eight-year-old launches his comeback to racing after a 12-month injury layoff. Luckygray has not raced since taking out last year’s Roma Cup for…

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Stone Revels In Milestone Weekend

It was a massive 48 hours for emerging young rider, Tayla Stone, one that she is still revelling in. Last Friday at home base in Albany she clinched leading junior rider, her first major award. 24 hours later Stone landed her first city winner when Chasing Chaos won a thriller at Belmont Park. “It was…

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