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30
Mar

Industry Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

The Western Australian thoroughbred industry has many challenges in front of it as the state and the country move through the various stages and actions combating firstly the spread and latterly the eradication of COVID-19 from the community. As trainers we have a responsibility to play a part in ensuring that as much as possible …

29
Mar

WA RACING UPDATE MARCH 29

WA Racing Update – Sunday 29 March 2020 Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) notes today’s announcement by the WA Premier Mark McGowan regarding the enforcement of social distancing and prevention of mass gathering around the State. Legislation will be introduced urgently this week in Parliament allowing WA Police to impose $1000 on-the-spot fines to …

27
Mar

Peters Can’t Separate His Melvista Stakes Boys

TAB markets suggest Bogart is the clear pick of Bob Peters’ three runners in Saturday’s Listed Melvista Stakes (2200m) at Ascot, but the prominent owner-breeder isn’t so sure. Bogart is the $1.75 favourite with stable mate Midnight Blue next in line at $4.40, but Peters, who won last year’s Melvista Stakes with Regal Power, says …

27
Mar

JOCKEY SEGREGATION UPDATE – 27 MARCH 2020

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) advises that the segregation of jockeys will commence from this Saturday, 28 March. RWWA has identified a group of jockeys referred to as the ‘Blue Team’, who have volunteered to ride at only metropolitan and inner provincial race meetings, and will be segregated from all other jockeys at racecourses. The following …

27
Mar

PINJARRA PARK THOROUGHBRED MEETING ON MONDAY

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is pleased to advise that all scheduled races from yesterday’s postponed meeting at Pinjarra Park, as well as four of the remaining races postponed from Ascot’s Wednesday meeting, have been rescheduled to a new meeting at Pinjarra Park on Monday, March 30. The Monday race meeting will be run …

25
Mar

Thoroughbred Racing in Western Australia Temporarily Suspended

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) advises that all thoroughbred race meetings have been suspended in Western Australia today and tomorrow, with immediate effect, whilst a Victorian licensed participant undergoes testing for COVID-19. The eastern states participant has this afternoon been advised by health authorities that they were on the same flight as a confirmed …

23
Mar

Warwick’s Warrior Fires Up After Slow Start

It’s a safe bet to suggest Justin Warwick now reserves a good deal of affection for his staying talent Spiritual Warrior. But that wasn’t always the case with the Blackfriars gelding finding time to hit his straps with the Myalup trainer. It was an indifferent start for the now five-year-old who commenced his racing career …

19
Mar

COVID19 INDUSTRY RESPONSIBILITY

Dear Western Australian Trainers The Western Australian Racing Trainers Association (WARTA) has been in close and constant contact with RWWA, other industry bodies and to a lesser extent the Australian Trainers Association (ATA), regarding the WA industry’s response to the COVID19 (or Corona virus) situation as it constantly evolves. RWWA to their credit, are taking …

19
Mar

Parnham Excited For Platoon Grandstand Tilt

Trainer Neville Parnham is expecting significant improvement from stable star Platoon in Saturday’s Listed Seacorp-Grandstand Cup (1500m) at Ascot. The four-year-old made an encouraging return when third to Free Trade in the Bunbury Stakes (1400m) on March 4. Parnham said the gelding had taken significant improvement from the first-up performance and was pleased with how …

19
Mar

Jockey Weights to be Temporarily Lifted by 1kg in WA

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) advises that from Wednesday 25 March 2020, all weight allocations for jockeys in the State will be temporarily increased by 1kg as a protective health measure against COVID-19. RWWA CEO Richard Burt said the decision was an important precautionary measure to protect Western Australian jockeys. “This decision has been …

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