Taylor Pays Thateldo Top Compliment

Jim Taylor paid Thateldo the ultimate compliment after the Charge Forward gelding overcame a wide barrier to win the Westralian Diamond Drillers Handicap (1000m). “He is an honest horse and apart from Barakey as good a three-year-old as I’ve ever had,” said Taylor. “It’s onwards and upwards for him and as a four-year-old you would…

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Hughes Wary Of Carnarvon Challenge

A dominant victory at Carnarvon’s season-opening meeting may have come at a price for the Allan Hughes-trained six-year-old Twin City Soldier. The Geraldton gelding attracted a higher than anticipated ratings boost after he destroyed his rivals by eight lengths in a 1200m contest on May 10. Hughes disagrees with the handicapper’s assessment and is frustrated…

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Miller Searching For An Interstate Double

Aquanita trainer Simon Miller is banking on having an impact across two states this weekend. Miller will saddle Platinum Rocker in the Glenlogan Park Stakes (1350m) at Doomben before he casts his eye to Belmont with top contenders Saint Bro and Willow Bridge. Saint Bro, last year’s Fairetha Stakes (1400m) champion, should relish the absence…

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Grace Off To Flying Start

Ashley Grace can’t recall if he has had a better start to a Kalgoorlie racing season. The hobby trainer has two wins and six placings from 14 starts this year. It’s an impressive strike rate from a stable that has a team of four in work. Headlining Graces’ early season charge have been new recruits…

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Guy Walter Passes Away

Guy began his training career on the South Coast of NSW, before moving his stable to Warwick Farm. After an intial struggle, metropolitan winners started to flow, most notably with Prince Invader who won 13 races including the Tamworth Cup. In the early 90’s, the Guy Walter trained Tie the Knot emerged as one of…

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Eric Wake’s Wanderlust

Wanderlust is looking to atone from a set back and bounce back in the Pinjarra Crane Hire Handicap (1000m) at Pinjarra on Thursday. The Eric Wake-trained three-year-old suffered cardiac arrhythmia when he trailed Military Might by 16 lengths at Belmont on May 3. It was Wanderlust’s first miss this campaign and followed three excellent placings…

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Wolfe And Hughes Go Head To Head At Belmont

Albany gallopers Jetson Express and King Cubator renew their acquaintances and lock horns again in the Hannan Street Kalgoorlie Handicap (1700m) at Belmont on Wednesday. The Great Southern combatants met on their home track two weeks ago with the Gerry Hughes-trained Jetson Express holding out Steve Wolfe’s King Cubator by a half-length. For their rematch…

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Wolfe Warns Against Privatisation Of TAB

Leading Great Southern trainer Steve Wolfe has urged the Western Australian racing community to lobby against the proposed privatisation of the TAB. Wolfe warns any change to the current administration would have a significant and detrimental impact on the long term viability of the sport in WA. “Once you privatise anything it becomes a one…

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