Kyra Yuill Bouncing Back In Broome

Like scores of previous jockeys Kyra Yuill has experienced the ups and downs and changing fortunes of thoroughbred racing. Yuill has been through it all, from champion apprentice with the racing world at her feet to becoming the first female rider to win the coveted Perth Cup. But there have also been the emotional lows…

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Gulberti Chases Elusive Dream

Rob Gulberti exudes a quiet and calm demeanour. There doesn’t appear to be too much that fazes the Broome trainer. This composure could be a personality trait, or a reflection of Broome’s tranquil and serene environment. If Gulberti is anxious ahead of Saturday’s $100,000 Broome Cup (2200m), he is showing nerves of steel. He is…

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Maynard’s Roadshow Heads To Broome

In the past 15 months veteran trainer Frank Maynard and his stayer Gold Broker have travelled thousands of kilometres in pursuit of WA Country Cups glory. Their travelling odyssey commenced in March last year when they won the Esperance Cup, ran second in the Geraldton Cup and placed third in the Narrogin Cup. The Albany…

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Smith’s Kalgoorlie Tester

Ashanti Lass faces a stern test on her return but trainer David Smith says the Balmont mare is capable of figuring in the finish first up on Sunday. Ashanti Lass runs into a smart line-up in the Yerilla Station Handicap (1100m) with King Cool and Prager, chasing a hat trick, posing big threats. But Smith…

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QLD Harness Trainer In Cobalt Escape

Queensland’s racing minister has ordered an audit of sample handling procedures after the quashing of the disqualifications of three harness racing trainers outed for administering cobalt to their horses. Racing minister Bill Byrne has demanded the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing and Racing Queensland to engage accounting firm Deloitte to “conduct a comprehensive…

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