Anzac Day Centenary At Ascot

The anticipation of racing at Ascot Racecourse continues throughout the month of April with the staging of another community and very special meeting to be held on the last day of the Ascot 2014/2015 racing season. On ANZAC Day, Saturday 25th April, Perth Racing is honoured to commemorate the Centenary of World War I and…

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Delane Plans Narrogin Cup Upset

Albany trainer Gary Delane is giving veteran campaigner Insurgency a big chance of causing an upset in the XXXX-Gold Narrogin Cup (1900m). Insurgency could be nearing the end of a long and sustained campaign but Delane insists the rising 11-year-old is in with legitimate claims. The son of Street Cry has been in work since…

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New National Racing Body Established

A new national body incorporating racing’s key national functions and assets has commenced this week as Racing Australia. Racing Australia merges the Australian Racing Board (ARB), Racing Information Services Australia (RISA) and the Australian Stud Book (ASB) into one entity. Importantly, it consolidates the databases of the industry which will lead to substantial cost savings…

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Delane Upbeat At Chances In Albany

Gary Delane is upbeat about the prospects of Sangaree and believes the former New South Wales galloper will be the big improver at Albany on Thursday. The experienced trainer has a good opinion of Sangaree who shed his maiden tag under Delane’s watch at Mount Barker last November. In a tight battle the five-year-old got…

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Foster Charts New Path

Trainer Simon Foster will chart new territory when he saddles Indigo Sun in the T & V Fencing Handicap (1705m) at Bunbury on Wednesday. The Bunbury horseman is branching out on his own after spending three years as private trainer to Bunbury breeder-owners, Dan and Julie Love. Foster was born in New Zealand, raised in…

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Noske Wins Encouragement Award

Jerry Noske was an easy choice as the Western Australian Racing Trainer’s Association Encouragement Award winner for March. The quietly spoken apprentice often goes under the radar but she delivered two masterful riding performances in feature races. In the Gimcrack Stakes Noske guided Chantski to a narrow victory before a daring and bold ride on…

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Luciani Aiming To Get One Back In Kalgoorlie

Dion Luciani’s best intentions went astray when Mustalk was beaten but he believes the bay gelding can atone in the Kalgoorlie Case And Drill Maiden (1300m) on Saturday. The Perth trainer is looking to repay the faith of punters who confidently supported Mustalk into TAB favouritism at Kalgoorlie season-opening meeting a fortnight ago. Luciani went…

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Trainer Wellbeing Officer Appointed In Victoria

Racing Victoria (RV) and the Australian Trainers’ Association (ATA) have announced the appointment of a full-time Trainer Wellbeing Liaison Officer to provide a point-of-contact to support Victoria’s thoroughbred horse trainers and lead the development of an industry-specific wellbeing program. Psychologist Kirra Fitzgerald has been appointed to the new role and brings with her strong experience…

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