Ihtsahymn Faces Stern Test

Aside from reigning WA Horse of the Year, Ihtsahymn, Saturday’s Listed Birthday Stakes (1200m) at Belmont Park is not one of the strongest editions of the race. With honours in last year’s Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m), Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m) and Group 2 Cox Stakes (2100m), Ihtsahymn is the class horse in…

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Stars Denied Access To Ascot

Perth Racing’s decision to deny carnival drawcards including Barakey and Ihtsahymn access to Ascot has bewildered Michael Grant, President of the Western Australia Racing Trainers’ Association (WARTA). The WARTA had requested and planned for two jump outs to be conducted at Ascot next Tuesday, October 6, just twelve days out from the opening of the…

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RWWA Stewards Report: Clint Harvey

RWWA Stewards have now completed their deliberations in relation to Mr Harvey’s plea of not guilty to a charge under AR175 (a) for an improper action in connection with racing, in that on 5 November 2012 at the Lark Hill training complex, after being requested by RWWA’s Principal Investigator, Mr P O’Reilly to provide a…

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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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