Vega Magic Sets Westspeed Benchmark

Vega Magic has displayed his wares in brilliant fashion over the short course, but trainer Sean Casey is not convinced his talented gelding will be restricted to a sprinting career. Casey has drawn the curtain on Vega Magic’s winter campaign, spelling the son of Lope De Vega and plotting a path to the Group 1…

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Wolfe’s Dream Run Continues

Steve Wolfe is enjoying a dream run that is often hoped for but rarely experienced as a trainer. The Albany horseman claimed his tenth win in the past month after My Greek Boy outgunned favourite, Uptown Funk and Sigil in the Amelia Park Handicap (1200m) at Belmont on Saturday Wolfe said the stable had deserved…

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Albuino Chasing Broome Success

Trainer Ian Albuino is optimistic Masahiko can improve and be hard to beat in the Skylla Lounge Bar Sprint (1300m) at Broome on Saturday. Albuino and Masahiko formed a successful partnership at Broome last season, combining for two wins and a third from five starts. Masahiko, previously with Gai Waterhouse in Sydney, found a new…

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Moody Fined

Sarah Moody, the wife of suspended trainer Peter Moody, became the latest to be fined for making disparaging comments about Racing Victoria’s integrity department on social media. Sarah Moody (rear) after her husband Peter won a Group I on his last night of training. Photo: Darryl Sherer Stewards charged Mrs Moody with posting offensive material…

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Parnham’s Secret Doubt

Trainer Neville Parnham is confident Secret Doubt can play a major force as she ramps up her bid for next month’s Belmont Oaks on Wednesday. Parnham expects Secret Doubt and Lindsey Smith’s Black Smuggler to fight out the finish in the Hahn Ultra Dry Handicap (1675m). Black Smugger failed to escape Parnham’s attention and those…

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Pike Breaks Riding Record

Premier jockey, William Pike, capped a record-breaking day with a treble at Belmont on Saturday. Pike entered the meeting needing two winners to pass Paul Harvey’s state record of 116.5 winners in a Perth season. Pike soared past the 1999-2000 benchmark when he booted home Socially Unique in the Fast Track To Membership 2016-17 Handicap…

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Positive Swab For Young Victorian Trainer

Racing Victoria stewards have opened an investigation into a positive swab taken from a runner prepared by young trainer Logan McGill. McGill’s charge Arapahoe Moon produced a positive test to Dexamethasone, a short-acting corticosteroid, in a pre-race sample taken at Avoca on Anzac Day. Arapahoe Moon finished sixth of 10 as a $20 chance in…

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Friends Combine In Kalgoorlie

A determined owner, a compliant trainer and an injured horse that came at no cost are set to join forces at Kalgoorlie on Sunday. Trainer Ashley Grace and owner Mark Bowden have been lifetime friends since primary school and share ownership in Halusa. And because of that bond Helusa will make his goldfields debut in…

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