Saxophonist Lands Maiden Win

Saxophonist opened his winning account for trainer Fred Kersley when he came from last in the Westspeed Plate (1200m) at Ascot yesterday.  The Saxon gelding stood his rivals a big start on turning the corner but railed along the fence for jockey Paul Harvey and edged out George ‘N’ Ernie by a half-head.  “It wasn’t…

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Sigley Is Red Hot

Vaughn Sigley’s amazing run of success continued at Ascot on Saturday when he prepared a race double including the Listed Cyril Flower Stakes (1200m) with resurgent galloper Black Heart Bart. Black Heart Bart was destined for the spelling paddock after taking out the Summer Scorcher (1000m) on New Year’s Day but returned to win the…

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Hay List Succumbs To Laminitis

Champion sprinter Hay List was put down on Tuesday after a brave fight against laminitis. “I realised we were only keeping him going for our own sake, not his,’’ trainer John McNair said.  “He had a terrible night on Monday and we couldn’t put him through that again.” Hay List (Statue Of Liberty) was a…

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Purple-Patch A Bonus For Pearce

Trainer Daniel Pearce is taking advantage of the Westspeed Stayers’ Bonus with his promising galloper Friarpak. The Blackfriars four year-old won a Bunbury maiden in his first 16 starts but has struck form with a winning hat-trick in the last month.  “He’s beginning to learn what it’s all about,” Pearce said.  “He’s maturing and progressing…

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Yarradale Toasts One Off The Wood

First-season sire War Chant was back in the winners list on Wednesday when One Off The Wood scored a gutsy victory in the Westspeed Plate (1000m) at Ascot. The Dan Morton-trained grey filly was headed at the top of the straight but responded under a vigorous hands-and-heels ride from William Pike to prevail in a…

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Roman Knows Strikes Back

Roman Knows has broken back in to the winners list for owner-breeder Natasha Harrop-McGurk at Ascot. Champion jockey William Pike sent him through a gap in the straight to score first-up in the Carlton Draught Hcp (1000m) on Saturday.  His last win was in the Batavia Sprint at Geraldton in April 2013. Pike has a…

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Sourcing Secrets At Magic Millions

Rangeview Stud’s So Secret – Conamore filly received another winning update for the Perth Magic Millions at Pinjarra on Thursday. Her older sister No More Secrets broke clear at the top of the straight and kept finding in the final furlong of the Sound Telegraph Maiden (1400m).  She scored by a length for veteran jockey…

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