TABTOUCH MASTERS NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the 2021 Tabtouch Masters at Ascot were released today (Monday) with strong representation from leading trainers across Australia. Despite Covid-19 travel restrictions, the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace team, James Cummings, Kris Lees, Tony Golan and Peter Moody have nominated runners. Maher and Eustace have nominated 18 runners for three $1 million Group…

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WA TAB SALE UPDATE

At the request of the Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) Board, the McGowan Government has today announced that it will recommence the WA TAB sale process. Previous negotiations, while well progressed, were suspended because of uncertainty caused by COVID-19. Market conditions have evolved since a sale was first considered. The process announced today is…

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SPIN THE KNIFE PLEASES FERNIE

Spin The Knife came out of Saturday’s Crown Perth 3YO Classic (1000m) in top order and reaffirmed trainer Luke Fernie’s belief in the Snippetson gelding. Chasing a winning hat trick, Spin The Knife was gunned down in the shadows of the post by the fast-finishing Liwa after recovering from an awkward start. Spin The Knife…

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PONYO FACES ACID 3YO CLASSIC TEST

Trainer Todd Harvey admits he has thrown promising galloper Ponyo into the deep end in the $100,000 Crown Perth 3YO Classic (1000m) at Ascot. The daughter of Your Song was an impressive 1100m winner on debut at Ascot in April when she won by a decisive margin over Cold Shizzle and Buzzoom. Although in mid-week…

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PATEMAN HOPING TO DOMINATE MOORA CUP AGAIN

Experienced trainer Darryn Pateman can’t exactly repeat his Moora Cup heroics from 12-months ago, but he’ll be doing his bit to go next best. Pateman celebrated a rare and unique achievement in last year’s Moora Cup (1800m) when he trained the first three place getters. Leading Pateman’s race trifecta was Andreini who raced away to…

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THE RACES WA AWARDED EXHIBITOR OF THE YEAR FOR ‘BEST PRESENTED SITE’ AT PERTH ROYAL SHOW

The Races WA’s virtual horse racing experience has taken out the prestigious 2021 Exhibitor Award for ‘Best Presented Site’ at this year’s Perth Royal Show. The giant six-metre-round digital racecourse has not only caught the attention of thousands of showgoers but has also impressed Event Services Australia, who presented the award to Racing and Wagering…

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BUNBURY RACECOURSE RE-DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

Earthworks are going ahead on the racing and training tracks, with the stripping of topsoil in four of the zones now complete and the remainder underway. The diagram below shows the layout of the construction zones on the course.  Bulk earthworks are well advanced, down to 1,500mm below ground level, with the contractor avoiding the acid sulphate soil below 1,500mm. Acid sulphate water treatment is under way through the infiltration basin constructed. Civcon is also progressing with wetlands…

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Western Australian Racing Trainers Association AGM

Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Western Australian Racing Trainers Association (Inc.) Licensed trainers are advised that the AGM for the WA Racing Trainers Association (WARTA) is to be held 1pm Tuesday 12th of October 2021 @Ascot Racecourse Retiring committee (5) Stephen Rowe (president), Warwick Bradshaw (executive officer), Ben Pearce (seconded 2020) and Renee…

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HARRISON AIMS MISSILE AT KALGOORLIE

If there is are concerns over Jericho Missile running out a strong 1400m in Thursday’s Tabtouch Hannans Handicap, then trainer David Harrison doesn’t subscribe to it. A Belgravia Stakes (1200m) winner as a three-year-old, Jericho Missile can give Harrison his second success in Kalgoorlie’s main sprint after McLurch came from near last to win in…

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