Filly Coming Up Roses

Rosewood Hill is heading for a classic campaign after winning the Perth Young Membership Hcp (1600m) at Ascot. The Yarradale Stud homebred filly began her career with placings over sprint trips at Northam, Bunbury and Ascot earlier this season before stepping up to a mile for the first time at Pinjarra last month.  She came…

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Dynamic Winner

0 Lynward Park stallion Alfred Nobel (Ire) sired another new first-crop winner at Ascot on Saturday. His exciting galloper Black Dynamite collared NZ bred front-runner Spirit Bird (Savabeel) in the closing stages of the Amelia Park Beef Hcp (1400m).  The Brian Kersley trainee had been runner-up to Rhi’s Rocket on debut last month. “He hasn’t…

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Williams Launches Bid

Craig Williams has launched an appeal against the severity of a careless riding suspension in a bid to ride in next Saturday’s Group I CF Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield. Craig Williams will appeal the severity of a careless riding suspension. Photo: Darryl Sherer Williams was suspended for eight meetings after he pleaded guilty to…

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Whyte To Ride At Caulfield

Champion Hong Kong-based jockey Douglas Whyte has been granted a release to ride in the Group I CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday. Douglas Whyte will ride at Caulfield on Saturday. Photo: SCMP The Hong Kong Jockey Club has granted Whyte permission to partner the Chris Waller-trained Boban in the 1400m weight-for-age feature. Boban…

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Castle Queen Checkmate

Oratorio (Aus) added a second-string to his assault on the Magic Millions 3YO Trophy when Castle Queen caused an upset at Ascot on Saturday. Castle Queen (3f Oratorio – Clarecastle by Tribu) had won a Bunbury maiden in December but drifted to $51 in a race that looked tailor-made for Hot Goods.  The odds-on favourite…

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Waterhouse Sounds Out Aust Guineas

Waterhouse sounds out Australian Guineas for River Wild Tom Walter – 01 Feb 2016 Gai Waterhouse will chase back-to-back wins in the Group I Australian Guineas (1600m) next month with in-form colt River Wild. Gai Waterhouse plans to tackle the Australian Guineas with River Wild. Photo: Steve Hart Waterhouse won the 2015 edition of the…

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First Among Equals Poised

First Among Equals has his hoof on the till and is poised to land a career-best win in the $100,000 Listed Scenic Blast Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday. The Simon Miller-trained Exceed And Excel gelding can validate the promise he displayed last year when he compiled a blemish free campaign at Belmont and Ascot.…

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Cassidy Contemplates Career Change

Brisbane-based jockey Larry Cassidy is contemplating retirement following the latest scans on his troublesome knees. Larry Cassidy is considering a career change in the near future. Photo: Brisbane Racing Cassidy visited a specialist on Monday in the hope of being cleared to return to riding track work but left with the realisation that he may…

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