Gangemi To Strike At Belmont Again

Chris Gangemi is hoping his good form can extend to Wednesday when two of his sprinters lock horns in the Carlton Draught Handicap (1000m) at Belmont. Gangemi, fresh from celebrating his maiden Perth training double on Saturday, says he can’t separate stable mates The Entourage and Maskaev. With two runs back The Entourage holds the…

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Another Sky Victorian Blackout

Victorian racing will not be seen on Sky Channel from Monday week if the Tabcorp-owned broadcaster and the state’s industry cannot complete a long-term agreement. Racing Victoria recommended the three metropolitan clubs and Country Racing Victoria do a deal with Seven West to broadcast Victorian racing on a free-to-air channel rather than accept a 10-year…

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Robert Thompson Earns An OAM

Popular country jockey Robert Thompson was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Thompson was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall Of Fame only last month. Known as Australia’s most winning jockey, Thompson has ridden in excess of 4000 winners during his 40-year riding career. A laid back, no…

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American Pharoah Completes Triple Crown

American Pharoah made all the running to win Saturday’s Grade I Belmont Stakes to become the 12th US triple crown winner and the first since Affirmed in 1978. Allowed an unchallenged lead, Victor Espinoza set a steady pace and American Pharoah always looked the winner, clear around the home turn and going on to defeat…

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Srikandi Does It In Stradbroke

The Ciaron Maher-trained Srikandi returned to her best to score a dominant win in the $2 million Group I Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) at Doomben on Saturday. The four-year-old mare was the beaten favourite in the race 12 months ago when third and since Stradbroke betting opened was one of the favoured runners. After winning the…

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Bowen’s Admiration

Trainer Gary Bowen can’t hide his admiration for former Perth galloper, Butterfly Kiss. The four-year-old entered Bowens’ stable earlier in the year and caught the eye with an impressive Kalgoorlie maiden win two weeks ago. First up after a five month spell and without a trial, Butterfly Kiss, burst through the pack to defeat Zaba…

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Miller Attacks Belmont Card With Relish

Simon Miller is looking forward to the re-match between his filly, Regal Gleam and Fred Kersley’s unbeaten, Blackwood, in the Westspeed Plate (1400m) at Belmont on Saturday. The stage is set for round two of their battle with Blackwood holding a narrow point’s advantage over Regal Gleam after winning their opening encounter at Ascot in…

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Australian Rules Of Racing

Members are reminded of some recent changes to the Australian Rules of Racing which came into effect on 1 June 2015. AR.175AA  –  REPORTING OF CORRUPT APPROACHES The Rules of Racing did not place any obligation upon participants to report ‘corrupt’ approaches or invitations made to the participant which would lead to a breach of…

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Black Heart Bart Draws Wide In Stradbroke

The barrier draw for the 2015 Stradbroke Handicap has been conducted with mixed fortunes on offer for the leading chances. A field of 16 plus five emergencies was declared on Wednesday for Queensland’s biggest race. The $2 million handicap is the headline act of the Queensland winter racing carnival. The Doomben 10,000 winner Boban will…

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