Waller And Whyte Combine

Sydney’s premier trainer Chris Waller and superstar international jockey Douglas Whyte claimed the final Group One of the year when Moriarty posted a thrilling victory in the Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot yesterday. The South African-born rider was sublime as he angled Moriaty off the fence to gather in Disposition and score by a…

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Hunter Chases Second Group One Glory

Smokin Joey is out to salvage some eastern states pride when he tackles the Group 1 $500,000 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot on Saturday. The visiting interstate raiders took a major hit when favourites Angelic Light and The Cleaner were beaten in the Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) and Railway Stakes (1600m) respectively on Super Saturday.…

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Settlers Creek Sidesteps Clasic

Even though Settlers Creek has pulled up in perfect order following a runaway victory at Ascot, trainer Colin Webster will resist backing him up in the G3 Lee-Steere Classic (1400m) this Saturday. “I want to look after this horse – he’s very promising,” Webster said on Monday.  “The Lee-Steere would be his third run in…

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Kingston Town Classic Fact List

Feature racing returns to Ascot Saturday with the running of the Group One Tab Touch Kingston Town Classic (1800m). The race was first staged in 1976 and won by the George Hanlon-trained Family Of Man, ridden by David Brosnan. Hanlon and Family Of Man were again successful two years later when they combined with jockey,…

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Sharp’s Geraldton Revival

Murray Sharp modestly downplays his role in reviving the fortunes of Wanem Back and Big Clint who are chasing winning hat tricks at Geraldton on Saturday. Sharp, who is enjoying a top start to the Geraldton season, says it’s mental rather than physical and nothing more than horses relishing a change of environment. “Training horses…

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