A Major Boost For Breeders

In a major boost to the West Australian breeding industry, Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) has announced the introduction of two major initiatives with a major enhancement to the Westspeed Scheme and the introduction of the Mares Group & Listed Winners Incentive Scheme This new dual incentive follows receipt of a proposal from Thoroughbred…

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Harding Closes The Gap In Kalgoorlie

The battle for honours in Kalgoorlie’s Leading Trainer title has tightened after Helen Harding made inroads with a double on Sunday. Harding advanced to 10 wins and trails leader Pat Bermingham Jnr by two after victories to Foxy Commander and Saxon Coast. Foxy Commander, formerly with Jeremy Easthope and Simon Miller in Perth, held firm…

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Happy With Kendel Earns Shot At Belmont Guineas

Happy With Kendel is rated one of the outsiders in the WAROA-Belmont Guineas (1600m), but trainer Clayton Scoby-Smith won’t discount his prospects in the $100,000 feature. Tick Tick Bloom and Bayatorio, both chasing a hat trick of wins, have commanded the attention of supporters, heading Tabtouch markets at $3.50 and $6.00 respectively. Happy With Kendel,…

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Cortopassi To Stick With Harness

Aldo Cortopassi has no thoughts of turning to thoroughbred training full time after his milestone victory at Belmont Park on Wednesday. Cortopassi, who has carved out a successful harness racing career as a trainer-driver, celebrated his maiden success in thoroughbred ranks. Illusion of Light, having his first start for Cortopassi, arrived with a well-timed run…

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A Dream Return For Hunter

Great Southern trainer Paul Hunter may not have gone home with the winner’s purse at Belmont on Saturday but the trip from Albany was certainly not a wasted exercise. Hunter breathed easier following the outstanding return of Dream Lifter and is tackling the talented four-year-olds future with renewed confidence. Dream Lifter, resuming from a 12-month…

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It’s A Warwick Day Out At Belmont

Lucciola made it four consecutive wins at Belmont on Saturday, but perhaps more importantly for trainer Justin Warwick was the ride produced by his daughter Lucy. The emerging apprentice had Lucciola box-seating to claim the second leg of a double after an equally impressive ride on favourite Celebrity Miss. It was Warwick’s first foray into…

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Luck’s Elusive Chasing A Hat Trick At Broome

Overcoming a back complaint has been the catalyst for Luck’s Elusive’s improved form, according to trainer, Ashley Maley. Luck’s Elusive has rebounded after commencing her campaign in March poorly when unplaced at Ascot and Pinjarra. The bay mare won easily at Port Hedland and was equally if not more impressive at Broome’s season-opening meeting. On…

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