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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Kiddle In Two Minds With Albany Star

By her own admission Lyn Kiddle is a small time trainer who doesn’t seek publicity or feels comfortable stealing the limelight. It’s an honest appraisal from Kiddle but one she will be forced to reconsider if her favourite horse continues his rate of improvement. Run Liam Run has given Kiddle’s profile a major spike with…

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Bowen Set For Kalgoorlie Opener

The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Race Club’s opening meeting of the season can’t arrive quickly enough for trainer, Gary Bowen. Bowen is hoping to land an early strike and pinch a morale-boosting victory with his sprinter, Private Business. The Key Business gelding made a flying start to his campaign last season before a sudden drop off in form.…

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