Fresh Is Best For Waller?

Chris Waller-trained horses have been firing first-up this season. Photo: Steve Hart At Canterbury on Wednesday three-year-old filly Gretna provided Waller with his fifth first-up victor since the turn of the season two and a half weeks ago. And four of those were able to succeed on rain-affected ground. Gretna ($2.80 fav) had trialled twice…

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Johnston-Porter Scoops Apprentice Awards

Clint Johnston-Porter celebrated an outstanding 2015-16 racing season by taking home three of the major titles at Racing and Wagering Western Australia’s (RWWA) Apprentice Awards on Monday. The talented young rider, acknowledged by an audience of industry, government and media representatives at Fraser Suites in Perth, won Leading Metropolitan Apprentice Jockey, Leading Regional Apprentice Jockey…

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Russian Revolution Brave

Mark Zahra wasted hard to ride Russian Revolution and the deprivation paid off when the colt landed Saturday’s Group III Vain Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield. Russian Revolution led all the way in the Vain Stakes. Photo: Darryl Sherer Zahra missed the winning ride aboard Great Esteem earlier in the day as he was in the…

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Plan Delivers For Miss Rose De Lago

A decision to strike early paid off handsomely for Miss Rose De Lago in the Group II Peter Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday. Miss Rose De Lago beat the males in the PB Lawrence Stakes. Photo: Darryl Sherer Trainer Danny O’Brien said an examination of the calendar convinced him to start Miss Rose…

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The Melbourne Cup Goes To School

It might not have been Flemington on the first Tuesday in November, but Alkimos Primary School created their own Melbourne Cup experience on Wednesday. Over 250 students, teachers and parents warmly welcomed the 2016 Emirates Melbourne Cup trophy to Perth as part of its annual Trans-Tasman tour. To help celebrate the arrival of the iconic…

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Gangemi Banks On Weight Swing

Chris Gangemi is hoping a weight swing and increased fitness can help his gelding Rock Magic turn the tables on First Among Equals in the Belmont Newmarket (1200m) at Belmont on Saturday. Rock Magic just failed to hold out the rampaging First Among Equals in last Saturday week’s Bolton Sprint (1200m), but meets Simon Miller’s…

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