ATA: New Helmets

The debate over the suitability of the new track work and race riding helmets is gathering momentum, with articles and opinion pieces in the press daily. From the perspective of the Australian Trainers’ Association (ATA), we have read the available promotional and educational literature. We have also had numerous discussions with Racing Australia (RA) –…

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Dissapointing Return From The Cleaner

Popular galloper The Cleaner beat one runner home in a disappointing return to racing in the Conquering Stakes (1400m) at Launceston on Wednesday night. Admiral strode to a comfortable win in the Conquering Stakes at Launceston. Photo: Tasracing The Cleaner was found to have a virus after finishing midfield behind Winx in the Cox Plate…

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South African Wins Jockey Challenge

South African Gavin Lerena took the Longines International Jockeys’ Championship with a double at a rain-swept Happy Valley on Wednesday night. Superoi gave Gavin Lerena the International Jockeys Championship at Happy Valley on Wednesday. Photo: Darryl Sherer Serena left it late, winning the last two races of the four race series to score 24 points…

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Hunter On The Attack At Albany

Paul Hunter admits Qingdao heads into unchartered waters, but remains optimistic the in-form filly can overcome a distance query in the Flip’s Electrics Handicap at Albany on Thursday. The daughter of Testa Rossa has been in blistering form for Hunter, posting two wins from three starts since teaming up with his stable, but gets her…

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A Perfect Kingston Town Classic

Often the pre-race hype fails to match the main event. On this occasion, the running of the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic, it delivered so much more and then some. At the conclusion of a hard-fought 1800 metres, only a nose separated two combatants. That they were from the same stable only added to the…

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Brilliant Debut By Kersley Charge

Douglas Whyte combined with debutant Lite’n In My Veins to land Saturday’s Group III Sir Ernest Lee-Steere Classic (1400m) in deteriorating conditions at Ascot. Doulas Whyte was full of praise for Lite’n In My Veins after his win in the Sir Ernest Lee Steere Classic on debut. Photo: SCMP The three-year-old son of Henrythenavigator won…

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Breeders Launch Welfare Programme

Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA) has launched a programme aimed at promoting thoroughbred welfare. The TBA has listed fundamental principles for the care of thoroughbred breeding stock and will appoint welfare officers in each state. Directives included among the guidelines are that horses should be provided with appropriate amounts of food and have access to quality…

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