Golan Sets QLD Record

Tony Gollan equalled a Brisbane training record on Saturday from the deck of yacht cruising the Greek Islands then went one better by winning the first race at Doomben on Sunday. The victory of Most Important at the Sunshine Coast meeting gave Gollan 78 metropolitan winners for the Brisbane season, matching the total achieved by…

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Oliver’s Premiership

Damien Oliver moved within one premiership of joining Roy Higgins and Bill Duncan after wrapping up the 2014/15 Melbourne Jockeys’ Premiership at Geelong on Sunday. The Victorian record of 11 titles is jointly held by Duncan, who won his premierships in the 1920s and 30’s, while Higgins won his first in 1965 and the last…

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Jones Targets Port Hedland Cup

Trainer David Jones says Comfortably will push ahead and tackle the Port Hedland Cup after overcoming a distance query to win an exciting edition of the Roebourne Cup (2200m) on Saturday. Comfortably, with visiting Melbourne apprentice, Carryn Londregan, timing her run to absolute perfection, snatched victory in the last stride with 3/4 of a length…

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Meet The Apprentices: Fiona Bell

From show jumping in Zimbabwe to an apprentice jockey in Perth, that’s the path chosen by Fiona Bell who is bursting to get back in the saddle after a knee injury sustained at Geraldton has kept her on the sidelines since February. Racing and Wagering Western Australia’s (RWWA) Julio Santarelli caught up with Bell on…

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Trainers group gets new CEO

The Australian Trainers’ Association (ATA) has made a change to its management structure with the appointment of Andrew Nicholl as chief executive. Nicholl replaces John Alducci, who will remain on as Strategy Manager. The ATA has received public criticism in recent times from trainers, with many questioning whether the association has a visible presence and…

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