Real Love Is Real Deal

Real Love underlined star qualities and lived up to her pre-race hype with a stunning all-the-way victory in the Group 2 Golden River Developments Perth Cup (2400m) at Ascot today. Starting a red-hot $2.70 favourite, Real Love jumped quickly for jockey William Pike and shocked punters when she found herself in the unfamiliar role of…

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Punters Desert Balmont Girl

Punters have deserted Paula Wagg’s Balmont Girl for the $500,000 Golden River Developments Perth Cup (2400m) at Ascot on New Year’s Day. Balmont Girl held second favouritism in TAB pre-post betting but has drifted alarmingly to $11 after copping barrier 15 in the Group 2 feature. Adam Durrant’s Real Love retains her position at the…

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Perth Cup Facts & Figures

The Perth Cup was first run in 1887 and won by First Prince. It held Group 1 status from 1980 to 1992 and Group 2 from 1993. In the past 25 editions of the Perth Cup 5 mares have won the race: Talent Show (2013), Western Jewell (2012), Luna Tudor (2000m), Palatious (1994) and Mirror…

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Ammendments To The Rules Of Racing

The Australian Racing Board (ARB) has released a number of Amendments to Australian Rules of Racing, effective from 1 February 2015 I encourage Members to take the time to review these Amendments. A summary of each of the Amendments is provided below.  To view the Amendments in full, please click on the relevant links. Amendment…

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Miller Looks Ahead With Longma

Simon Miller breathed a sigh of relief and gained confidence to tackle feature races after Longma struck back to score a runaway victory in the B & T Watson Handicap (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday. The Sebring four-year-old relished the addition of blinkers and defied the afternoon’s pattern of racing when he led and skipped…

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