Casey’s Golden Broome Race

In 33 years as a jockey and trainer in Broome, Sean Casey has racked up a long list of achievements. Most prominent are four trainers’ premierships and two Broome Cups with Chantes Path (1994) and Red Hannigan (2007). So it could be surprising that he considers There’snoonesosasy victory at Broome last season as his most…

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Smith Aiming For Another Jetcetera Win

Trainer David Smith is optimistic he can gain one more win out of in-form sprinter Jetcetera at Kalgoorlie on Sunday. Smith plans to wind up Jetcetera’s productive goldfields winter campaign in the MBL Accounting Handicap (1300m). The Jet Spur gelding has won two of his past three races and led to defeat Casino Belle (1400m)…

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National Jockey Day Celebration

2014 marks the 10-Year Anniversary of National Jockeys Celebration Day and the National Jockeys’ Trust. National Jockeys Celebration Day and the National Jockeys’ Trust was officially launched at Parliament House, Canberra, on 2 March 2004 in the presence of the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon John Howard MP. Jockeys representing each Australian State and…

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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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