New RWWA Board Member Appointed

Racing and Wagering Western Australia’s Chairman, Jeff Ovens, has welcomed the appointment of Michael Heath to the RWWA Board. Mr Heath will commence his role at the upcoming November Board meeting and replaces the outgoing Prof. John Yovich who has been operating as RWWA’s General Manager Racing since June. Mr Heath has vast experience and…

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York Cup Special

The York Cup has been a good race for the Durrant family. Back in 1998 Geoff shared the spoils when My Mate Jack dead-heated with Mazz And Me. Last year it was the turn of son, Adam, who upheld family pride with My Bonny Lad. Adam has an excellent chance of claiming back-to-back York Cups…

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Lucia Valentina Too Good

Lucia Valentina snapped an 11 race losing streak when proving too good in Saturday’s Group II Matriarch Stakes (2000m) at Flemington. Lucia Valentina came widest of all to win the Matriarch Stakes. Photo: Darryl Sherer Ironically her last victory came at Flemington over 2000m when the daughter of Savabeel won last year’s Turnbull Stakes. With…

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Star WA Galloper Off To Hong Kong

Victoria Derby placegetter, Kia Ora Koutou, has almost certainly run his last race in Australia. Trainer Adam Durrant, whose father, Geoff, shares ownership in the three-year-old, said an international offer was too good to refuse. “Sadly the horse is being sold and we are in negotiations at the moment,” said Durrant on TABradio. “It’s not…

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Oaks: What The Jockeys Said

Jameka ($4.60) defeated the John Thompson-trained Honesta ($8.50) by 2-1/4 lengths with the John O’Shea-trained Ambience ($4 fav) peaking on her run 200m from home, finishing third beaten 3-1/2 lengths. Maher also won last year’s Crown Oaks with Set Square. This is what the jockeys thought of the performance of their rides in the Crown…

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Jameka Too Good In Oaks

Caulfield-based trainer Ciaron Maher went back-to-back in the Group I VRC Oaks (2500m) when Jameka proved too good for her rivals at Flemington on Thursday. Jameka proved too good for her rival fillies in the VRC Oaks on Thursday. Photo: Darryl Sherer Having defeated subsequent Victoria Derby winner Tarzino at her previous start in the…

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