A Perfect Kingston Town Classic

Often the pre-race hype fails to match the main event. On this occasion, the running of the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic, it delivered so much more and then some. At the conclusion of a hard-fought 1800 metres, only a nose separated two combatants. That they were from the same stable only added to the…

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Brilliant Debut By Kersley Charge

Douglas Whyte combined with debutant Lite’n In My Veins to land Saturday’s Group III Sir Ernest Lee-Steere Classic (1400m) in deteriorating conditions at Ascot. Doulas Whyte was full of praise for Lite’n In My Veins after his win in the Sir Ernest Lee Steere Classic on debut. Photo: SCMP The three-year-old son of Henrythenavigator won…

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Breeders Launch Welfare Programme

Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA) has launched a programme aimed at promoting thoroughbred welfare. The TBA has listed fundamental principles for the care of thoroughbred breeding stock and will appoint welfare officers in each state. Directives included among the guidelines are that horses should be provided with appropriate amounts of food and have access to quality…

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Bairstow Gets Final Laugh

If Bunbury trainer Mark Bairstow left the Northam Race Club on Thursday with a satisfied glow there would have been few if any who could begrudge him. Bairstow walked away from the meeting posting a double, but the win of perennial placegetter, Daisy Express, must have been especially satisfying. In a win for patience and…

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Kingston Town History

The Kingston Town Classic was first staged in 1979 and won by the George Hanlon-trained and David Brosnan-ridden, Family of Man, who won the race again two years later as the hot favourite when in the hands of Harry White. Hanlon and his compatriots in the Australian Racing Hall Of Fame, Bart Cummings, Tommy Smith,…

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