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21
Oct

MILLER WAITING FOR HIS DAY IN BELGRAVIA

It’sarayday will make his feature race debut at Ascot on Saturday and trainer Simon Miller hopes his high opinion of the three-year-old will be justified in the Breast Cancer Research Centre Of WA-Listed Belgravia Stakes (1200m). Undefeated at his only two starts, Miller is upbeat and positive about It’sarayday’s potential after he was picked up …

21
Oct

NO LAUGHING MATTER FOR MCGRUDDY IN NORTHAM CUP

It’s a pick-up ride and one that Shaun McGruddy hopes he can convert into a winning one when he partners That’s Funny Az in Sunday’s Listed Iron Jack Northam Cup (1600m). That’s Funny Az is McGruddy’s sole ride for the meeting, but he says there are two key reasons why he was swayed to accept …

18
Oct

AWARD-WINNING APPRENTICE JOCKEY FINDS A BRIGHT SIDE TO COVID-19

When Laqdar Ramoly arrived in Western Australia for a 12-month training program in 2019, the idea of winning the 2021 top apprentice jockey award would have seemed unlikely.  Without the COVID-19 pandemic, the young rider would be back home in Mauritius instead of collecting the trophy for best all-round apprentice at the 2021 Western Australian Apprentice Jockey Awards today.  A Racing and Wagering Western Australia training program with the Mauritius Turf club brought Laqdar to Perth and General Manager Racing Charlotte …

18
Oct

TRIPLE MISSILE SOARS FOR SMITH

As far as first-up runs for a new stable go, Triple Missile could not have been any more impressive following a stunning return victory at Ascot on Saturday. Triple Missile flashed big potential as a three-year-old for previous trainer Todd Harvey and looks set to continue that progress under Lindsey Smith’s guidance. Justifying red-hot favouritism, …

14
Oct

WATKINS HOPES FOR CRAWFORD RISE

Trainer Bruce Watkins expects a fast pace to help River Beau storm home hard in the Furphy-Listed Crawford Stakes (1000m) at Ascot on Saturday. With the likelihood of Mervyn and Indian Pacific establishing a hot tempo in front, Watkins says River Beau will get a perfect run from barrier one. “If they put the pace …

14
Oct

REALITY SETS IN FOR GANGEMI STABLE

It’s reaching an inevitable end, but it won’t lessen the emotional impact for co-trainers Chris and Michael Gangemi. Reality is starting to bite for the brothers and the realisation is sinking in that Rock Magic’s remarkable racing career is drawing to a close. A stable pin-up for the stable, a $1.6 million prize earner, a …

12
Oct

TABTOUCH MASTERS NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the 2021 Tabtouch Masters at Ascot were released today (Monday) with strong representation from leading trainers across Australia. Despite Covid-19 travel restrictions, the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace team, James Cummings, Kris Lees, Tony Golan and Peter Moody have nominated runners. Maher and Eustace have nominated 18 runners for three $1 million Group …

12
Oct

WA TAB SALE UPDATE

At the request of the Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) Board, the McGowan Government has today announced that it will recommence the WA TAB sale process. Previous negotiations, while well progressed, were suspended because of uncertainty caused by COVID-19. Market conditions have evolved since a sale was first considered. The process announced today is …

12
Oct

SPIN THE KNIFE PLEASES FERNIE

Spin The Knife came out of Saturday’s Crown Perth 3YO Classic (1000m) in top order and reaffirmed trainer Luke Fernie’s belief in the Snippetson gelding. Chasing a winning hat trick, Spin The Knife was gunned down in the shadows of the post by the fast-finishing Liwa after recovering from an awkward start. Spin The Knife …

7
Oct

PONYO FACES ACID 3YO CLASSIC TEST

Trainer Todd Harvey admits he has thrown promising galloper Ponyo into the deep end in the $100,000 Crown Perth 3YO Classic (1000m) at Ascot. The daughter of Your Song was an impressive 1100m winner on debut at Ascot in April when she won by a decisive margin over Cold Shizzle and Buzzoom. Although in mid-week …

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