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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McAuliffe Stable Enjoying Golden Run

There is much to like about how Darren McAuliffe and his stable are performing and that success can carry over to Northam on Thursday. McAuliffe has prepared five winners from the past three metropolitan and country meetings and is fresh from a Belmont double on Saturday. Boom two-year-old sprinter Rebel King has headlined McAuliffe’s golden…

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Sceening Limits For Therapeutic Substances

 Australian Racing Board Screening Limits for Therapeutic Substances For the purpose of AR.178EA, it is hereby notified that screening limits applicable to the following therapeutic substances, as approved by the Australian Racing Board, are set out as follows: • acepromazine – 10 nanograms per millilitre (ng/ml) of the 2-(1-hydroxyethyl) promazine sulphoxide metabolite in urine •…

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McAuliffe Proceedingwithcaution

In-form trainer Darren McAuliffe has left the door ajar for Proceedwithcaution to potentially tackle gun filly Tick Tick Bloom in Saturday week’s Listed Belmont Classic (2200m) at Belmont Park. Proceedwithcaution fronted Tick Tick Bloom in last fortnight’s Belmont Guineas (1600m) and although beaten he was far from disgraced, finishing fifth after a tough run throughout.…

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New ARB Rules A Boost For Animal Welfare

The welfare and transition of Australian thoroughbreds post retirement has been bolstered by the introduction and implementation of new national regulations by the Australian Racing Board (ARB). The new ruling, which took effect on July 1, makes it compulsory for owners to notify racing Information Services Australia (RISA) when their horse has been retired. Managing…

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CHANGE TO ASCOT ENTRY TUESDAY JULY 8

Trainers please be advised that the western entrance to Ascot near the horse lane pool is inaccessible on July 8 (Tuesday). Gusty winds has dislodged the Pro-Ride site fence and cannot be repaired ahead of scheduled trackwork tomorrow morning. We apologise for the inconvienince and advise affected trainers to explore alternative entry points to avoid…

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