Lucky Street Streets Rivals

The Trevor Andrews-trained Lucky Street defied a betting drift to score an imposing maiden victory in the Seacorp 2YO Plate (1000m) at Belmont yesterday. The Oratorio colt was settled outside of the lead by jockey Paul Harvey before putting his rivals to the sword with devastating sprint inside the final 200m. At the line Lucky…

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Barakey The One Says Miller

Simon Miller is a trainer who on most occasions will display an air of confidence and optimism about his horses. However, leading into the Group 3 Prince Of Wales Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday there is a hint of resignation. Miller launches Platinum Rocker’s campaign as the glamour mare strives for Group 1 glory in…

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Delayed Shengmu Returns

Promising filly Shengmu was a notable absentee from last Saturday’s cracking edition of the Listed Belgravia Stakes (1200m) at Ascot’s season-opening meeting. Trainer Fred Kersley opted for a patient approach and held Shengmu back a week after he expressed concerns over her wide barrier against top opposition. The daughter of Fath is in the midst…

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Durrant Protege Wins Maiden Race

Clint Johnston Porter enjoyed a dream start to his riding career when he won aboard Aloha Miss for his mentor Adam Durrant in the Super Saturday November 22 Handicap (1200m) at Ascot on Wednesday. Johnston-Porter, who led and rated Aloha Miss to defeat stable mate Star Lightning and Clumsy, was having just his third ride…

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Rare Taylor Presence In Geraldton

It’s a rare event for top Perth trainer Jim Taylor to have a presence in Geraldton, so when he does it’s prudent to take notice. Taylor prepares Keep On Dancin in the Glenn Schofield Painting Service Handicap (1120m) and the Oratorio mare looks well placed. She won first up at Northam, ran second to Ysmael…

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Vale David G. Balfour

The Australian Trainers’ Association Federal Executive is deeply saddened by the passing of highly respected South Australian trainer, former member of the ATA Federal Executive and former President of the ATA South Australian Branch, David Balfour. David, a former successful jockey, took out a Trainers Licence and had some great success training overseas in Malaysia…

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Fitzgerald Wins Encouragement Award

Budding apprentice Kate Fitzgerald is the latest recipient of the Western Australian Racing Trainer’s Association (WARTA) and Bio-John monthly encouragement award. Fitzgerald, indentured to David Harrison, commenced riding in February and a month later celebrated her maiden success on Tashi Delek at Norseman. The promising young rider enjoyed further success at Port Hedland and Broome…

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