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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QLD Premier Dismisses Racing Boards

“Racing Queensland has failed, and that started with the boards” Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said when telling state parliament she has abolished “all of the boards associated with the racing industry in Queensland”. The drastic action follows the scathing report released on Monday into live baiting from the Commission of Inquiry, headed by Alan MacSporran…

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Parnham Upbeat On Belmont Debutant

Neville Parnham is upbeat about the prospects of Cherabin who steps out for his maiden appearance in the Westspeed Plate (1000m) at Belmont. Parnham’s confidence was given a timely boost after Cherabin, who confronts a field of ten rivals on debut, warmed up with a strong 1000m trial win. The Husson Lightning gelding was momentarily…

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Boss Picks Up Master Ride

Hall of famer Glen Boss has become the beneficiary of Brad Rawiller’s misfortune, picking up the ride on Master Of Arts in Saturday’s Queensland Derby. Rawiller twisted a knee on the way to the barrier before a race at Ballarat on Sunday and was unable to compete, also having to forego his last ride for…

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Knight Shines For Dominant Trio

Shining Knight gave the powerful triumvirate of trainer Grant Williams, jockey Peter Hall and owner Bob Peters with another feature race success in the Belmont Sprint (1400m) on Saturday. While all the pre race talk centred on Fuchsia Bandana and the scratching of Luckygray with a foot abscess, Shining Knight snuck under the guard and…

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Berry Suspended

In-form Sydney hoop Tommy Berry was suspended in Hong Kong on Sunday after causing interference in the Group I Champions & Chater Cup (2400m) at Sha Tin. Berry was aboard the John Moore-trained Dominant in the $10HK million feature and was found guilty of improper riding. Dominant finished runner-up in the race, nosed out by…

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Stradbroke Handicap

Saturday’s $2 million Group I Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) is beginning to take shape and Racenet has compiled a list of the remaining contenders. There are still queries over a couple of entries however the majority of the 16-horse field have been confirmed. One horse sweating on a start is pre-post favourite Lumosty. The Robert Smerdon-trained…

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