THE TOP 7 FROM BELMONT PARK

1-Graeme Ballantyne Chili Is Hot is the perfect advertisement to prospective owners that you don’t need to spend big to find a good horse. Graeme Ballantyne and his wife Donna are already well in front and reaping the financial rewards after they outlaid a modest $500 for the Gingerbread Man filly as a weanling. After…

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HISTORY OF THE BEAUFINE STAKES

BEAUFINE STAKES OVERVIEW Feature racing continues at Belmont Park on Saturday with the $100,000 Listed Beaufine Stakes, run over 1000m. The race was first held in 1979 where Nilotic, ridden by Gerry Donnelly, was the first home in the field of 15 starters ahead of Saba Minx and Gypsy Princess. TRAINERS Vern Brockman holds the…

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WA RACING UPDATE – COVID-19

The following update is to provide a reminder and further clarification regarding the transitional restrictions for WA racing venues. The transitional restrictions will be in effect until at least 12.01am Monday 12 July. Transitional restrictions from 12.01am Tuesday 6 July until 12.01am Monday 12 July: The following bio-security measures apply to venues located within the…

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KERMAN ROCKS FOR WILLIS IN AQUANITA

Chris Willis says Kerman Rock is good enough to win the Aquanita Stakes and says two key assets will aid the three-year-old at Belmont Park on Saturday. Kerman Rock has had plenty of racing under his belt this preparation and after nine starts since March, Willis can cast aside fitness being of any concern. And…

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TUSCAN QUEEN MOVES CLOSER TO RETURN

Classy mare Tuscan Queen is poised to take the next step in her comeback at Belmont on Saturday. A fairy tale return moved closer for the four-year-old on the back of an impressive trial yesterday (Monday). Tuscan Queen completed her 950m heat powerfully to run a close second behind Lipstick Flickers. Tuscan Queen sustained a…

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BROOME MOVE PAYS OFF FOR GALATI

By-passing the Perth winter and residing in Broome for the northern racing season is a decision apprentice jockey Austin Galati is very comfortable with. It wasn’t an idea initiated by Galati or ever considered by him, but he’s certainly not protesting and is reaping the rewards of that move now. By his own admission Galati…

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WA RACING UPDATE – COVID-19

The WA Government have advised that effective 12pm, Sunday 27 June, restrictions have been introduced for Perth and Peel for a minimum three days, due to COVID-19. People are encouraged to check the exposure locations. Please note that racing, trialling and trackwork will continue under strict bio-security measures. Irrespective of racing venue, the following requirements will…

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2021 LADIES OF RACING WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) today announced the winners of the 2021 Ladies of Racing Awards, celebrating the diverse roles of women in the thoroughbred racing industry.  The awards showcase women’s achievements in the categories of Leadership, Dedication to Thoroughbred Racing, Welfare and Administration.  The 170 attendees saw one of the State’s iconic racing personalities, Brittany Taylor, win the Ladies of Racing Leadership Award.   As the daughter of highly respected Western Australian trainer and former jockey Jim Taylor, and…

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