Meet The Apprentices: Fiona Bell

From show jumping in Zimbabwe to an apprentice jockey in Perth, that’s the path chosen by Fiona Bell who is bursting to get back in the saddle after a knee injury sustained at Geraldton has kept her on the sidelines since February. Racing and Wagering Western Australia’s (RWWA) Julio Santarelli caught up with Bell on…

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Trainers group gets new CEO

The Australian Trainers’ Association (ATA) has made a change to its management structure with the appointment of Andrew Nicholl as chief executive. Nicholl replaces John Alducci, who will remain on as Strategy Manager. The ATA has received public criticism in recent times from trainers, with many questioning whether the association has a visible presence and…

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Parnham’s Star Bay

Neville Parnham, who features prominently on a bumper nine race card at Belmont tomorrow, has given punters a lead by declaring Star Bay the best of his representation. Stable mates Clumsy, Gondiggin, Confusing and Vonus are expected to be in the mix of their respective races, but it’s Star Bay who commands Parnham’s attention. Parnham…

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Ban For Victorian Trainer

Victoria’s Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board has banned trainer Ricky Maund for six months after finding him guilty of treating his runners on the day of a meeting at Caulfield. Stewards charged Maund after members of the Compliance Assurance Team detected a white paste on the mouth and nose of Uncle Keithy on the morning…

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Unregistered Products

Please be advised that, on 7 July 2015, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) issued a notice under section 101 of the AGVET Codes to Randlab Pty Ltd.   The notice identifies the following veterinary products which have been supplied by Randlab but are currently unregistered and are not able to be lawfully…

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Brisbane Jockey Stood Down On Drugs Charges

Queensland jockey Ric McMahon has been stood down from riding for allegedly testing positive to methamphetamine, commonly known as ice. The Courier-Mail reports McMahon will not be riding at Gatton on Friday or Doomben on Saturday following providing a urine sample that tested positive for the illegal drug. Raving Queensland stewards have stood McMahon down…

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Moody Defends His Stable

Trainer Peter Moody has made a spirited defence of his stable in the wake of charges laid earlier this week regarding the administration of a prohibited substance. Speaking on Radio RSN, Moody said he will be fighting the charges. “I’m extremely confident of defeating all charges because I know there is no evidence against me…

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Durrant Gives Son Of Something The Edge

Adam Durrant will get a good guide on future plans for his talented five-year-old, Son Of Something, when he tackles the Piper-Heidsieck Handicap (2000m) at Belmont Durrant has targeted the Kalgoorlie Cup in September and feature staying races at the upcoming Ascot summer carnival after the gelding’s promising campaign last year. The son of Blackfriars…

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Glamour Apprentice Caps Career Milestone

Gun young riding talent Lucy Warwick capped another career milestone when she set Belmont Park alight on Wednesday. After guiding Miss Galena Warwick out rode her apprentice claim on Battle Ace before landing a memorable treble aboard Fred Kersley’s Bjorn To Love. Fittingly, Warwick’s well executed rides on stable mates Miss Gelena and Battle Ace,…

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Continuation of Stewards’ Inquiry – Trainer Vaughan Sigley

RWWA Stewards today continued the adjourned inquiry into a report received from RWWA Principal Investigator, Mr P O’Reilly regarding the condition of three (3) thoroughbred racehorses namely FORYOUANDME, POWERNETTO and GOD ALMIGHTY which were all located at an agistment property under the control of Trainer Vaughan Sigley situated at Lot 3 Old Mandurah Road, Ravenswood…

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