President’s Report 2013/2014

TAB SALE/INDUSTRY LOBBY GROUP I don’t believe there is a bigger issue confronting the racing industry than the proposed privatisation of the TAB that was floated by the state government earlier this year. I have no doubt the West Australian racing industry is sailing into unchartered waters and a powerful headwind with no line of…

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Metropolitan Country Premiership Standings

Adam Durrant has had the 2013-14 metropolitan Trainers’ Premiership locked away for some time and with five meetings remaining before the season winds up it’s a matter of how far he can stretch his margin? The Karnup horseman currently sits on 75 wins, 22 clear of his nearest rival, Neville Parnham and 22 more than…

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Ainia Yet To Deliver For Kenney

Lark Hill trainer Paige Kenney will adopt a change of tactics in a bid to rejuvenate Ainia in the WAPTRA Honour’s Keith Jeffries Handicap (1400m). The Oratorio four-year-old has failed to replicate the form she displayed in New South Wales that had her finish top three in nine of 14 starts. She contested two Belmont…

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Smith’s Broome Time Moment

Angela Smith scaled her greatest heights as a trainer when she prepared Time Frame to win the 1997 Perth Cup. Her most emotional victory occurred 14 years later when Viscount Cameron won the 2011 Broome Cup. The veteran gelding, placed twice previously in the Broome Cup, broke through after charging home from near last. Smith…

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Country Racing Review

Tindal’s unbeaten streak at Carnarvon has come to shuddering halt after he ran third in the Memorial Cup (1600m) on Friday. Spoiling the party was $30.30 outsider El Tegra who ended a 377 day losing sequence with a well-timed run from last. Jockey Mitchell Pateman sent Tindal forward but was challenged for the lead by…

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Pininci Spoils Beaufine Stakes Matchup

The much anticipated battle between Smoko and Magnifisio failed to materialise when rank outsider Pininci caused a boil over in the Listed Beaufine Stakes. The David Harrison-trained five-year-old, who returned $28.70 and $3.80, was parked behind a hot speed by jockey Pat Carbery before he pushed one out and sprinted clear in the straight Carbery…

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Jordan Turner Wins Encouragement Award

Apprentice Jordan Turner has won the Western Australian Racing Trainers’ Association and Bio-John monthly encouragement award for July. Turner, son of experienced jockey, Troy, commenced his apprenticeship in June when he rode Need A Lift for Paige Kenney at Northam. Turner led on the Passenger mare before she faded to finish fourth and 2 ¼…

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