Liberty’s A Real Gem

Trainer Simon Miller was left in awe of Liberty’s Gem courageous victory in the Westspeed 3-Year-Old Handicap (1200m) at Belmont on Saturday. Stepping out for his first official outing the Statue Of Liberty gelding displayed grit and determination when leading throughout in challenging conditions. Jumping smartly from gate two for jockey Peter Knuckey, Liberty’s Gem…

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Maynard Returns For Seventh Kalgoorlie Cup

Champion horseman Frank Maynard says he is delighted to be having another shot at winning the XXXX-Gold Kalgoorlie Cup (2300m) on Saturday. The Kalgoorlie-born trainer, who hasn’t tackled the historic Goldfields staying feature in eight years, will pin his faith with outsider Gold Broker. Maynard‘s horsemanship skills are revered in his hometown and reached iconic…

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Take Us On Says Defiant McAuliffe

Trainer Darren McAuliffe confidently declares Express Service won’t be taking any backward steps in Wednesday’s Tabtouch Hannans Handicap (1400m) in Kalgoorlie. The son of Danehill Express has drawn the second-widest gate in the field of 16 runners but McAuliffe is unfazed and issued a warning to his rivals. “He will get across quite easily and…

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Black Deflects Carnarvon Cup Triumph

Trainer David Black savoured his second Carnarvon Cup success but humbly deflected all praise to Kardy and apprentice jockey Kate Fitzgerald. Kardy displayed resoluteness  under intense pressure while Fitzgerald remained composed when the race was at its most fierce. They combined to shake off Eyes Don’t lie to win by a short neck with Galaxon gaining…

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Jezpark Defies The Odds To Win First-Up

Jezpark scored a surprising first-up victory at Belmont on Saturday, notwithstanding the son of Bletchley Park’s outstanding juvenile season. The Ted Martinovich-trained three-year-old won the Supremacy Stakes (1100m)-Perth Stakes double and ran a brave third in the Karrakatta Plate (1200m). Jezpark warmed up for his return with a trial win over 1000m but with top…

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