Broome Award Winners

Darryn Pateman capped an outstanding Broome season when he claimed the Leading Trainer title and his Oratorio gelding, Wise Decision, shared honours in Horse of the Year. Pateman’s haul of 13 winners included two trebles and three doubles with a trifecta in Saturday’s $20,000 Allure-Pearl Classic (1300m) a season highlight. Wise Decision brought up his…

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Blackshaw The Chosen One

An off-hand remark has resulted in Darryl Blackshaw preparing a Group winner after 40 years in racing in Saturday’s Group II PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield. Mourinho (outside) edged The Cleaner at the finish of the PB Lawrence Stakes Photo: Darryl Sherer The previously retired Blackshaw was assisting his son with a small team…

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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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