Fremond Delivers First Up

The opening two-year-old race of each season is a time of optimism for trainers and owners. Months of planning and preparation go on the line as ambitions and hopes are heightened. Making an immediate impression in the Westspeed Initial Plate (1000m) at Belmont yesterday was Fremond. The Not A Single Doubt colt had the experience…

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Female Riders Dominate Apprentice Awards

Female riders scooped five of the six major titles at the 2014 Apprentice Awards held at Frasers restaurant on Monday night. Capping an outstanding introduction to racing was talented 16-year-old, Lucy Warwick, crowned Trainee of the Year. Warwick commenced as a school-based trainee in August 2013 and received a permit to ride in races in…

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Moses Makes Return To Geraldton

Peter Moses says Sea Struck is a legitimate chance and won’t be making up the numbers when he tackles the Electrolux Maiden (1320m) at Geraldton’s season-opening meeting on Sunday. The Akhenaton gelding will strive to give Moses a massive boost as he launches his comeback to Geraldton’s training ranks after a ten year absence. Moses…

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Zarantz To Bypass Perth Cup

In-form Casuarina trainer Lindsey Smith has opted for a patient approach and will bypass the Perth Cup (2400m) with his ultra impressive gelding, Zarantz. Zarantz ended an outstanding winter campaign with four consecutive wins, sparking debate he would be set for the Group 2 feature on New Year’s Day. But Smith has shelved Perth Cup…

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Modello Takes Out Biggest Win

Modello made light work of his opposition when he scored a runaway win in the $100,000 Listed Birthday Stakes (1200m) at Belmont yesterday. The Lindsey Smith-trained six-year-old, ridden by Shaun Meeres, stormed to the front in the early stages and from that point he was never headed. Posting the biggest win of his career, Modello…

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