Ascot Track Update: Cam Sutherland

Trainers are advised that civil works for the replacement of the synthetic track will commence on Monday, May 12, 2014. The synthetic track will be closed from AFTER track work on Saturday, May 10, 2014 to enable preliminary grading to occur. The project duration of the synthetic track replacement works is expected to be 10…

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Updated Anabolic Steroid Notice

The Australian Racing Board (ARB) has introduced new Rules completely banning the use of anabolic steroids in thoroughbred racehorses, effective from 1 May 2014. The relevant rules pertaining to the ban on anabolic steroids can be found following this advice. The rules ban the use of “anabolic androgenic steroids” in Thoroughbred horses at any time…

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Q & A with Geraldton Trainer Gordon Spowart

Gordon Spowart fought off defending champion Kim Anderson to achieve an astonishing 18th Geraldton Trainer’s Premiership last week. Racing and Wagering’s (RWWA) Julio Santarelli caught up with the stalwart trainer to reflect on his personal milestone. JS: What does it mean to you to win another Geraldton Trainer’s Premiership? GS: It’s quite fulfilling and satisfying…

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Thoroughbred Stakes Increases 2014-15

METROPOLITAN RWWA will continue the strategy introduced last year to increase stakes levels for prime metropolitan races while also implementing a strategy to commence increasing midweek stakes levels. Group & Listed Races The minimum prize money level for group 3 races will increase to $150,000 providing a boost of $25,000 to ten races run at…

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Codes Receive Positive Funding Boost For 2014/15

The Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) Board today approved a record funding allocation of $126.1million for the racing season commencing 1 August 2014. This represents an increase of $6.5million. In addition, a further $14million in grants has been committed by RWWA towards key racing infrastructure projects, including a contribution towards the new Cannington greyhound…

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Queensland Trainers Call For Weight Review

Queensland Trainers Call For Weight Review Racing Queensland will examine the handicap rules for Listed races after an outcry from trainers and owners about the Tails Handicap. All the horses in Saturday’s field carried 58kg. Trainer Peter Moody submitted two late entries – Fat Al, who is in Brisbane, and Ancient King, who ran at…

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Metropolitan Trainer’s Premiership Standings

Adam Durrant will commence the Belmont Park season in red-hot form and with a 24 win lead in the Trainer’s Premiership. The Karnup horseman consolidated his grip at the head of the standings after ending the Ascot season with a training treble. Durrant advanced to 56 metropolitan victories after a day out with Peck, Drummoorum…

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