Rock Magic Steps Up

Former New South Wales galloper Rock Magic continued his impressive strike since joining trainer Chris Gangemi’s stables when he posted a maiden stakes win at Belmont. The Redoute’s Choice gelding has been a revelation since arriving in Western Australia with yesterday’s $100,000 Farnley Stakes (1400m) his fourth consecutive victory. Rock Magic, ridden by Jarrad Noske,…

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It’s Bowen’s Business

After 40 years of training Kalgoorlie horseman Gary Bowen is well condition to the changing fortunes of racing. But despite his experience Bowen admits he is startled by the bad luck that has beset Private Business. The son of Key Business has been a consistent money earner for Bowen since joining his stable in 2012.…

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Pope Lifting The Bar

Pinjarra trainer Brett Pope will continue to raise the bar for Quintessence who tackles the Carbine Club of WA-Apprentices’ Cup (2200m) at Belmont Park on Saturday. The Shaft mare was winless from her first eight starts but has been revitalised since Pope stepped her up in distance, stringing together a winning hatrick. She broke the…

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WestSpeed Stallions Scheme Nominations Closed

Racing & Wagering Western Australia has now closed nominations for the recently announced Westspeed stallion scheme. A total of 32 stallions were nominated for the scheme which comes into effect for progeny of a Westspeed stallion conceived in the upcoming breeding season. These horses will race for an additional Westspeed bonus of $15,000 for every…

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Jockeys Complete City To Surf

Most have pulled up a bit stiff and sore, one was battling the flu and another had to travel a fair distance but they all completed their task determinedly Jockeys Craig and Lisa Staples, Steven Parnham, Peter Knuckey, Shaun McGruddy, Jarrad Noske, Mandy Richmond and Andrew Castle were amongst more than 45,000 West Australians who…

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Black’s Day In Carnarvon

Trainer David Black admitted he was pleasantly surprised by Kardy’s upset win in the Peter Evans Memorial Handicap (1700m) at Carnarvon on Saturday. Kardy was sent out as one of the rank outsiders by punters but he defied his $64 rating to gain direct entry into next fortnight’s Carnarvon Cup (2000m). The Redoubtable gelding led…

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ATC Moves To Honour Guy Walter

 The Australian Turf Club has moved to rename a race on Warwick Farm’s flagship Chipping Norton Stakes race day during its Autumn Carnival in honour of one of Australia’s greatest trainers, Guy Walter. The Club has applied to the Australian Pattern Committee to rename the Wiggle Stakes the Guy Walter Stakes, with the request to…

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Foster Gets One Back With Our Pu Bear

Simon Foster was bitterly dissapointed when Our Pu Bear was a late scratching last week but he gained compensation and pulled one back when the Bunbury galloper ran his rivals ragged in he Tabtouch.com.au Handicap (1000m) at Belmont Park on Saturday. The Bearcat six-year-old burnt to the front for apprentice Emma Stent and despite You…

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