Blackfriars Century At Belmont

Champion stallion Blackfriars broke through the 100 wins barrier this season with Blackwood on Saturday. Blackwood (2f Blackfriars – Karriwood by Tobougg) always looked the winner of the Budget Minibus Rental Plate (1400m) second-up at Belmont.  She had scored on debut at Ascot last month for trainer Fred Kersley and owner-breeder Neville Duncan. “She’s a…

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High Five For Blake Shinn

The addition of blinkers did the trick and the Joe Pride-trained Kuro returned to the winner’s circle with success in the $100,000 Listed Mick Dittman Plate (1200m) at Doomben on Saturday. Kuro disappointed at his last start in Sydney when finishing down the track in the Group II Arrowfield Sprint at Randwick last month then…

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Delicacy Reigns Supreme

Perth filly Delicacy continued her rampage through the three-year-old staying ranks with another dominant win in Saturday’s Group I South Australian Derby at Morphettville. Delicacy’s amazing run of Group wins started with her success in the Group III WA Oaks (2400m) on March 28 before continuing to the Group II WA Derby a fortnight later.…

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Wandjina Tunes Up For Ascot Assignment

On face value the Royal Ascot ambitions for Wandjina hit a stumbling block at the Randwick trials on Friday morning, but jockey Damien Oliver isn’t concerned. The Group I winning Gai Waterhouse-trained colt made hard work of his 1050-metre barrier trial, scrubbed along by Oliver to chase stablemate Nayeli, but made little progress, finishing a…

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What The Trainers’ Said: Adam Durrant

Leading trainer, Adam Durrant, has a number of excellent chances at Belmont on Saturday afternoon. On Tabradio he said: Gibraltar’s Street (Race One): “Has not let us down so far and produced a good second at his second race start when we thought he was a pretty good chance. Hopefully can run a consistent race…

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Wright’s Dylicious Secret

Dylicious Secret makes her maiden trip to Kalgoorlie and will take a stack of beating if she can replicate her previous run in Perth. The Dylan Thomas filly ran a sound fourth to North Ridge, beaten 3 ¼ lengths after attempting to lead throughout at Ascot three weeks back. The form out of that race…

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Maley Poised To Hit Carnarvon With A Bang

Lancelin-based trainer Ashely Maley looks to have three standouts at Carnarvon’s season-opening meeting on Saturday. Luck’s Elusive, Via Ring A Rah and Musketalife hold strong appeal but Maley expresses a note of caution to punters. Luck’s Elusive hasn’t raced for a month but Maley is banking on class to overcome any fitness concern. Via Ring…

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RWWA Stewards Report: Kellie Kersley

MEDIA RELEASE Thoroughbred – Stewards’ Inquiry – Licensed Trainer Ms Kellie Kersley – Ascot Racecourse Trackwork on Tuesday, 17 March 2015. RWWA Stewards have finalised their deliberations in regard to penalty following Trainer Ms Kellie Kersley being found guilty to a charge under AR.81A(1)(b) for failing to provide a urine sample when directed at Ascot…

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Are You Superstream Compliant Yet?

All employers with more than 20 employees must be SuperStream compliant by 1 July 2015. All employers with less than 20 employers must be SuperStream compliant by 1 July 2016.  SuperStream is a government reform aimed at improving the efficiency of superannuation system. Under SuperStream employers must make super contributions on behalf of their employees…

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