Takeover Target-The People’s Champ

Champion sprinter Takeover Target has been euthanized after succumbing to injuries sustained in a paddock accident. Takeover Target winning at the first post-EI meeting at Randwick in 2007. Photo: Steve Hart Takeover Target’s career was one of the Australian turf’s greatest stories. Purchased by his trainer Joe Janiak in the Inglis sales ring at a…

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Parnham Returns For Top Show

Chris Parnham is banking on giving his father a race that has eluded his grasp when he returns home from Melbourne on Saturday. The gun young jockey has picked up the prized mount on Belmont Guineas (1600m) favourite, Top Show, one of four runners for trainer, Neville Parnham. At $4 Top Show heads an open…

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Harvey’s To Flirt At Kalgoorlie

The Flirt looks well placed to shed his maiden status when he travels to Kalgoorlie and tackles the Like Us On Facebook Maiden (1400m) on Sunday. The Flirt is knocking on the door of victory with co-trainer Todd Harvey desperate for the gelding to prise it open after four placings from five starts. The only…

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Trip To Paris May Have Trip To Melbourne

Melbourne is a possible destination in November for Trip To Paris after his victory in Thursday’s Group I Ascot Gold Cup (2 1/2 miles). Trainer Ed Dunlop was concerned the handicap rating of the four-year-old will now “go through the roof” but said the Melbourne Cup will be considered after Trip To Paris took advantage…

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Belmont Wrap Up Wednesday June 17

Westspeed Plate (1000m) Rontana Beach breaks through for maiden win after getting a lovely inside run from barrier one. Young George ran on for second but had every opportunity of reeling in the winner. Debutant First Trade showed speed early and stuck on well for third. Hidden Grace ran on strongly for fourth and is…

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Tradesman Draws Favourably

Co-trainer Todd Harvey believes Tradesman can bounce back and be one of the big improvers in Saturday’s Listed WAROA-Belmont Guineas (1600m). Harvey, who prepares Tradesman in partnership with his father, Rob, was given a boost when the son of Trade Fair drew barrier eight for the $100,000 feature. Harvey says combined with a favourable gate…

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King’s Stand Brings A Surprise

Shamal Wind failed to strike a blow in Tuesday’s Group I King’s Stand Stakes (5 fur) when finishing unplaced behind the outsider Goldream. A clear last at halfway, Shamal Wind was always chasing and although able to run on late was never a realistic chance, closest at the finish being beaten around six lengths. Goldream…

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Fitzgerald And Tan Share Encouragement Award

Promising apprentice riders Randy Tan and Kate Fitzgerald have earned the Western Australian Racehorse Trainers Association encouragement award for June. Tan and Fitzgerald figured prominently after they completed their maiden metropolitan success at Belmont with Foxalicious and Jestpatim respectively. Tan rode out Foxalicious confidently, running over the top and getting the better of pacesetter, Shostakovich…

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