SETBACK FOR PRINCE TURBO

Courageous eight-year-old Prince Turbo could have run his final race after his brave victory in Saturday’s G3 Strickland Stakes (2000m) at Belmont. Trainer Jason Miller said Prince Turbo will be sent for scans, but fears the Vital Equine gelding may have suffered a career-ending third tendon injury. “To put a bit of a dampener on…

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COVID-19 VACCINATION RULE FOR WA RACING REVOKED

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) has repealed the local rule of racing which requires COVID-19 vaccination for racing participants. Chief Racing Integrity Officer Denis Borovica said the rule, which has been in place since 5 February 2022, had been vital in safeguarding the operation of racing through the pandemic but was no longer required.…

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PINNACLES OPENS DOOR FOR SLOT RACE: PETERS

Leading owner and breeder Bob Peters has thrown his support behind the recently revamped Perth spring and summer carnival and feels it could open the door for even more feature races in that period. Peters, who won all three Group 1 races during last year’s TABtouch Masters series, said he expected series would attract nationwide…

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MCGRUDDY RARING TO GO

Top jockey Shaun McGruddy is raring to go ahead of a return to the saddle at Belmont on Saturday. McGruddy’s spell on the sidelines ends after making a quicker than expected recovery from a back injury. The experienced hoop anticipated being out of action for up to eight weeks, but makes his return after a…

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