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16
Jun

TANGAROA SWAPS ROLES FOR MILESTONE VICTORY

She’s normally seen in red jacket and white breeches as Clerk of the Course, but Jade Tangaroa played a different role at Belmont on Wednesday. Tangaroa swapped clerking duties for her other position as a trainer when she saddled up Choose Freedom in the Schweppes Handicap (2100m). And the change of responsibilities paid off in …

16
Jun

ABEL’S BELLE REDISCOVERS HER SPARK

Bradley Abel loves being involved in the racing game. It’s more than just a passing interest, it’s a genuine passion. In the past decade or so, Abel has part-owned a number of horses in Perth and across the eastern seaboard. They’ve all enjoyed varying success, but none have gone on to be stars or won …

14
Jun

HISTORY OF THE BELMONT GUINEAS

It’s the turn of three-year-olds to take centre stage at Belmont on Saturday with the running of of the Listed Belmont Guineas, run over 1600m. Below is an overview of the race’s history. BACKGROUND The Belmont Guineas was first staged in 1980 and won by Queen Inca, ridden by Mark Grisby and trained by Colin …

14
Jun

FROM SURF TO SADDLE, MAHONY RIDING THE CREST OF A WAVE

From the sun and surf of Margaret River to the sun and red dirt of Broome. Rosie Mahony swapped the surfboard for the saddle and after her weekend exploits, she’s riding the crest of a wave. If a smile is worth a thousand pictures, then Mahony will have a life-time of memories to draw on …

12
Jun

BRAD RAWILLER LIFTS AGAIN ON VALOUR ROAD

A top ride from gun jockey Brad Rawiller was a driving force behind Valour Road winning the Group 3 Hyperion Stakes at Belmont today. Rawiller had Valour Road box seating in third and got him off the fence when the five-year-old let down powerfully over the final 50m to overhaul stablemate Dance Music. Giving trainer …

11
Jun

VALOUR ROAD ON TRIAL IN HYPERION STAKES

A shot at the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) in November looms as a surprising target for Valour Road if he runs up to expectations at Belmont on the weekend. The Frost Giant gelding has enjoyed elite success in sprinting races but has not raced beyond 1400m in a 24-start career for trainer Simon Miller. …

10
Jun

APPRENTICE HOLLY WATSON SCORES FIRST CITY WIN

Apprentice Holly Watson celebrated her first city win when How’s The Serenity scored in the opening race at Belmont on Wednesday. After she commenced riding last October, the 20-year-old made the most of her opportunity in town for host trainer Simon Miller. Sent out the odds on favourite ($1.90), Watson guided How’s The Serenity to …

10
Jun

SHE’S GOD TO YOU TO BYPASS BELMONT GUINEAS

Darren Taylor experienced his first feature race as a trainer last Saturday and although She’s God To You ran a credible race he’s elected against running the filly in next weeks Belmont Guineas (1600m). The daughter of Playing God finished third behind Graceful Girl in the Listed Raconteur Stakes, but Taylor believes a softer assignment …

8
Jun

Not Over For Clairvoyance

Top trainer Darren McAuliffe has not given up on glamour filly Clairvoyance making a return to racing. The bold-striding daughter of Nostradamus underwent surgery last week after sustaining a baffling leg injury at McAuliffe’s Baldivis stables in April. In a accident that left McAuliffe and veterinarians puzzled, Clairvoyance is thought to have struck a rail …

4
Jun

GREEN DELIGHTED TO BE IN RACONTEUR

A decade since he returned for another stint at racing, Cliff Green will have his first representation in a black type race at Belmont on Saturday. Green will saddle up Benji’s in the Listed Raconteur Stakes (1400m), the rank outsider and despite having modest expectations, Green is keen to explore the gelding’s preparation ahead. “I …

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