Vale Max Simmonds

WA racing is in mourning after the death of iconic broadcaster, Max Simmonds. Simmonds was the ABC’s racing commentator for more than four decades and called his first race under the tutelage of Keith Gollan in 1953. Born in Midland in 1936, Simmonds was recognised as the ‘voice of WA racing’ and called 42 Perth…

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Exciting Times For Santich

Mike Santich enjoys a low profile in WA racing but he might have to become accustomed to the limelight in upcoming months. In the short term Santich will zero in and focus on the Magic Millions 3YO Trophy (1200m) at Pinjarra with tough filly, Glitterbell. Later in the autumn he will turn his attention to exciting…

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O’Brien and Kavanagh Head To VCAT

Disqualified trainers Mark Kavanagh and Danny O’Brien will be back at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal on Thursday to seek a full stay of their cobalt-related bans. Danny O’Brien (above) and Mark Kavanagh will begin their appeal process against cobalt bans on Thursday. Photo: Darryl Sherer Kavanagh and O’Brien received three and four-year disqualifications…

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All The Way For Tudor In Manifold

2016 Chester Manifold Stakes result – All the way for Tudor Darryl Sherer – 16 Jan 2016 Darren Gauci and Tudor led all the way to land Saturday’s Listed $120,000 Chester Manifold Stakes (1400m) at Flemington. Tudor led all the way to win the Chester Manifold Stakes under Darren Gauci. Photo: Darryl Sherer Gauci took…

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Not So Easy For Lucky Street

Lucky Street has set up a potential showdown with boom filly Hot Goods after he posted a tenacious victory in the Listed Miss Andretti Stakes (1100m) at Ascot on Saturday. Slow out early Lucky Street gave favourite backers a few heart flutters but recovered quickly to land in front and assume the front running role…

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Rebelson Ready Says McAuliffe

A stirring track gallop from Rebelson has boosted the confidence of Darren McAuliffe ahead of the Mungrup Stud Sprint (1300m) at Mount Barker on Sunday. The Lark Hill trainer opted to switch plans and target Mount Barker’s premier sprint after abandoning Rebelson’s Perth Cup ambitions late last year. McAuliffe pulled the plug on the staying…

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Bunbury Preview: Peter Giadresco

Trainer Peter Giadresco is confident Sharreada has the form to make an impact in the John Carey Maiden (1216m) at Bunbury on Thursday. The Trade Fair mare has yet to shed her maiden status but with two placings from her opening four starts Giadresco likes what he has seen. Giadresco is drawing on Sharreada’s strong…

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Matt Cumani Building

Matt Cumani featured as a new name on the buyers list at the Magic Millions sale this week as the young Englishman builds his new Ballarat stable. Matt Cumani (centre) with sister Francesca and father Luca. Photo: Katrina Partidge Buys this week include fillies by Bel Esprit ($170,000), Foxwedge ($105,000), Denman ($110,000) and Helmet ($130,000)…

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