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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A Historical Look At The WA Oaks

The WA Oaks was first staged in 1953 and won by Copper Beech, who in the hands of Frank Treen, defeated Kalohi and Ceos. The daughter of Treasure Hunt gave Treen the first of five WA Oaks after he later partnered Sweet Saga (1964), Carol’s Choice (1965), Star Supreme (1970) and Lovely Curves (1976). The…

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Durrant Reaches Half Century

Adam Durrant reached his half century when Star Exhibit, courtesy of a magical William Pike ride, took out the last race at Ascot on Saturday. Durrant leads the trainer’s premiership with 50 metropolitan wins, opening up a sizeable break over his next rival, Grant Williams. With 50 city wins and 47 at provincial, Durrant has…

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Karrakatta Plate Retrospective

• The Karrakatta Plate (1200m) is WA racing’s richest and most prestigious race for two-year-olds. • The first winner of the juvenile race, staged in 1900 when it was run over 1000m, was Willie. • Since 1979, when Oaksana Boy was successful, it has been run over 1200m. • The Karrakatta Plate has held Group…

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All Gee Gives Kersley Best Win

The Raconteur Stakes, along with the Grandstand Cup, one of two Listed races on the Ascot card, featured Lite’n In My Veins, prepared by master trainer, Fred Kersley. The talented three-year-old was chasing his third win from as many starts after taking out the Group 3 Sir Ernest Lee Steere Classic (1400m) on debut last…

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