Geraldton Cup History

WA Country Cups action continues on Sunday with the running of the $90,000 Geraldton Cup (2100m) on Sunday. Geraldton’s premier event is steeped in WA racing history and dates back to 1887 when it was won by Baron Nectar. He travelled by steamer from Albany and was a brother of Dunlop who won the Melbourne…

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RWWA Media Release: Track Inspection

TRACK INSPECTION at ASCOT, Saturday 14th March 2015 After consultation with the Bureau of Meteorology, RWWA Stewards and Perth Racing have agreed to meet tomorrow at 5am to inspect the track should rainfall occur overnight. The updated BOM forecast will also be monitored before deciding if it is safe to proceed with tomorrow’s scheduled Ascot…

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Re-Opening Of York Racing Delayed By One Week

RWWA Stewards, Club Officials and representatives of the Western Australian Jockeys’ Association yesterday conducted an inspection of the York racetrack surface, including 21 horses galloping on the track. Significant remedial works have been conducted on the track during the period racing has been in recess at the venue. The track surface was found to be…

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Young Gun Heads East

Apprentice Shaun O’Donnell Jnr is heading to New South Wales for a three month loan with Albury trainer, Brett Cavanough. He will take his first ride on Saturday when he partners Retro Style in the Commercial Club Mahogany Bar Maiden Handicap (1400m). The Testa Rossa mare is unplaced in three career starts and last appeared…

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Turner Wins Encouragement Award

Apprentice Jordan Turner is the latest recipient of the West Australian Trainer’s Association Encouragement Award. Last month’s Ascot meeting will forever be etched into the memory of the talented teenager after a milestone double. Turner landed his first city winner on dynamic mare She’s A Virtue who dashed clear to bring up her fourth consecutive…

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Mortimer’s Bunbury Cup Dream

Kirov Boy has come a long way since Arthur Mortimer considered off loading and selling the Zentsov Street gelding. The tough and uncompromising five-year-old has reignited his career and looms as a major chance to take out the XXXX Gold Bunbury Cup on Thursday. RWWA’s Julio Santarelli caught up with the owner-trainer in the lead…

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Sheidel In A Walkover

David Harrison’s impressive filly Sheidel underlined her promise with an exhilarating victory in the Gavin’s Plumbing Handicap (1100m) at Ascot yesterday.  The daughter of Holy Roman Emperor exploded out of the gates to lead for apprentice Emma Stent and despite an early challenge from Shengmu, held that position throughout.  Justifying her rating as the red-hot…

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Weight Holds No Fears for Sigley

In-form trainer Vaughn Sigley says Black Heart Bart’s impost of 61kg holds no fears and he is adamant the son of Blackfriars can add the $120,000 Listed Bunbury Stakes (1400m) to his bulging racing resume on Sunday. Black Heart Bart has emerged as one of WA racing’s hottest sprinters and after commencing his current campaign…

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