Jezpark Faces Test Says Martinovich

Ted Martinovich admits he has doubts about Jezpark’s return in the Like Us On Facebook Handicap (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday. Martinovich says the signs look promising after Jezpark posted two trials wins over 950m at Lark Hill, but he remains cautious. The Ascot trainer is hoping Jezpark can reignite his juvenile form that netted…

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Former Leading Apprentice Returns Home

Natasha Faithfull looks well placed to reignite her Western Australian career with a strong book of rides at Albany on Saturday. Faithfull has chosen her old stamping ground to launch her comeback after spending three months over east in Queensland. The diminutive jockey left Perth last September and what commenced as a working holiday extended…

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Warwick Has The Passion

Cool Passion can further validate trainer Justin Warwick’s high opinion of her when she travels to the city for the first time in the Perth Racing Facebook Handicap (1200m) at Ascot on Wednesday. Warwick is highly optimistic he has found a mare who is destined for a bright future after she posted an eye-catching maiden…

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Delicacy Retired

Outstanding Western Australian mare Delicacy has been retired and will not race again. Scans revealed the daughter of Al Maher had severely torn both tendons in her front legs. Delicacy had pulled up sore following her Perth Cup triumph, but owner-breeder Bob Peters’ worst fears were realised today. It’s the second cruel blow in 12-months…

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Delicacy Doubt

Veterinarians will determine the racing future of last Saturday’s Perth Cup winner Delicacy. The racing future of Delicacy is in the balance. Photo: RacingSA Delicacy cast a plate and suffered a cut to her off hind fetlock in defeating stablemate Neverland in the Perth Cup. Owner Bob Peters told The West Australian there are other…

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Harrison Undecided On Sheidel

Lark Hill trainer David Harrison is undecided on which interstate path to take with his courageous mare Sheidel. The explosive sprinter booked a trip to Melbourne after a career-defining win in the Listed Summer Scorcher (1000m) at Ascot on Saturday. The daughter of Holy Roman Emperor looked beaten half way down the straight but revealed…

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Star Mare Delicacy Sets Modern Day Record

Delicacy cemented her status as West Australia’s best galloper when she set a modern day weight carrying record in winning the Group 2 $500,000 Perth Cup (2400m) at Ascot on Saturday. The star mare gave leading owner-breeder, Bob Peters, his sixth Perth Cup win and Grant Williams a training quinella with stable mate, Neverland, finishing…

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New Year New Hopes For Battered Tapper

Paul Tapper’s past year reads like a Hollywood movie. It has all the ingredients of a compelling story: adversity, misfortune, hardship and triumph. But for Tapper, 2015, was a stark reality. The 49-year-old is hoping the start of a New Year can help wipe memories of a challenging 12-months. “Honestly it’s just been a bad year,” Tapper…

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