Webster Not Sold On Perth Cup

Veteran trainer Colin Webster is adamant he won’t be rushed on Properantes who is no certainty to contest the Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) at Ascot on January 2. Properantes boosted his claims for the Perth Cup after a strong finish to defeat Bedamijo on Saturday, his first at 2200m, but Webster remains cautious. “He…

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Unperturbed Hunter Takes Albany Lead

Former Victorian galloper Unperturbed gave Paul Hunter double reason to celebrate at the completion of Albany’s meeting on Thursday. Apart from posting the first of what seems like many future wins in Western Australia, it gave Hunter the lead in the Trainer’s premiership battle. The Danerich gelding was sent out a warm favourite after a…

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Morton’s Bunbury Maidens

Dan Morton believes Indigo Ora has her hoof on the till and is overdue to breakthrough in the Rural Focus Maiden (2000m) at Bunbury on Friday. The Oratorio filly has shown positive signs in her maiden campaign but she is looking to break the shackles after two placings from five starts. She came desperately close…

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ATA: New Helmets

The debate over the suitability of the new track work and race riding helmets is gathering momentum, with articles and opinion pieces in the press daily. From the perspective of the Australian Trainers’ Association (ATA), we have read the available promotional and educational literature. We have also had numerous discussions with Racing Australia (RA) –…

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Dissapointing Return From The Cleaner

Popular galloper The Cleaner beat one runner home in a disappointing return to racing in the Conquering Stakes (1400m) at Launceston on Wednesday night. Admiral strode to a comfortable win in the Conquering Stakes at Launceston. Photo: Tasracing The Cleaner was found to have a virus after finishing midfield behind Winx in the Cox Plate…

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South African Wins Jockey Challenge

South African Gavin Lerena took the Longines International Jockeys’ Championship with a double at a rain-swept Happy Valley on Wednesday night. Superoi gave Gavin Lerena the International Jockeys Championship at Happy Valley on Wednesday. Photo: Darryl Sherer Serena left it late, winning the last two races of the four race series to score 24 points…

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Hunter On The Attack At Albany

Paul Hunter admits Qingdao heads into unchartered waters, but remains optimistic the in-form filly can overcome a distance query in the Flip’s Electrics Handicap at Albany on Thursday. The daughter of Testa Rossa has been in blistering form for Hunter, posting two wins from three starts since teaming up with his stable, but gets her…

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