Hay List Succumbs To Laminitis

Champion sprinter Hay List was put down on Tuesday after a brave fight against laminitis. “I realised we were only keeping him going for our own sake, not his,’’ trainer John McNair said.  “He had a terrible night on Monday and we couldn’t put him through that again.” Hay List (Statue Of Liberty) was a…

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Purple-Patch A Bonus For Pearce

Trainer Daniel Pearce is taking advantage of the Westspeed Stayers’ Bonus with his promising galloper Friarpak. The Blackfriars four year-old won a Bunbury maiden in his first 16 starts but has struck form with a winning hat-trick in the last month.  “He’s beginning to learn what it’s all about,” Pearce said.  “He’s maturing and progressing…

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Yarradale Toasts One Off The Wood

First-season sire War Chant was back in the winners list on Wednesday when One Off The Wood scored a gutsy victory in the Westspeed Plate (1000m) at Ascot. The Dan Morton-trained grey filly was headed at the top of the straight but responded under a vigorous hands-and-heels ride from William Pike to prevail in a…

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Roman Knows Strikes Back

Roman Knows has broken back in to the winners list for owner-breeder Natasha Harrop-McGurk at Ascot. Champion jockey William Pike sent him through a gap in the straight to score first-up in the Carlton Draught Hcp (1000m) on Saturday.  His last win was in the Batavia Sprint at Geraldton in April 2013. Pike has a…

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Sourcing Secrets At Magic Millions

Rangeview Stud’s So Secret – Conamore filly received another winning update for the Perth Magic Millions at Pinjarra on Thursday. Her older sister No More Secrets broke clear at the top of the straight and kept finding in the final furlong of the Sound Telegraph Maiden (1400m).  She scored by a length for veteran jockey…

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Advice on Screening Limits – Dexamethasone

Important Notice regarding the detection of the corticosteroid drug Dexamethasone. The International Screening Limit (ISL) for dexamethasone of 0.2ng/mL in urine has been adopted by the Australian Racing Board and will be implemented by Australian racing laboratories with effect from 1 May, 2015. Read full notice (PDF)

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2014 World Best Racehorse Rankings

AUSTRALIAN SPRINTERS RULE THE WORLD Australian sprinters have again been recognised as the best in the world following tonight’s (AET) release of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings (WBRR) for 2014 by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA). Australian trained horses dominated the Sprint Division of the world rankings, providing the three highest rated…

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