Not Over For Clairvoyance

Top trainer Darren McAuliffe has not given up on glamour filly Clairvoyance making a return to racing. The bold-striding daughter of Nostradamus underwent surgery last week after sustaining a baffling leg injury at McAuliffe’s Baldivis stables in April. In a accident that left McAuliffe and veterinarians puzzled, Clairvoyance is thought to have struck a rail…

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GREEN DELIGHTED TO BE IN RACONTEUR

A decade since he returned for another stint at racing, Cliff Green will have his first representation in a black type race at Belmont on Saturday. Green will saddle up Benji’s in the Listed Raconteur Stakes (1400m), the rank outsider and despite having modest expectations, Green is keen to explore the gelding’s preparation ahead. “I…

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WEBSTER HAVING ANOTHER SHOT AT RACONTEUR

Colin Webster has another shot of claiming the Raconteur Stakes (1400m) at Belmont and the veteran trainer is bullish about his chances. Webster won the 2015 Raconteur Stakes with Properantes and in-form gelding Billy Ain’t Silly will lead his stable attack on Saturday. Billy Ain’t Silly, race hardened and at his peak, is the second…

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MORTON’S FORGOTTEN HORSE IN RACONTEUR STAKES

By any measure, Dan Morton has enjoyed a successful three-year-old season. His Ascot summer carnival hit a peak with Kissonallforcheeks, Snickerdoodledandy and Kallaroo. Kissonallforcheeks took out the Lee Steere Classic (1400m) and the WA Breeders Classic (1400m). Snickerdoodledandy defeated Kissonallforcheeks in the Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m) to give Morton a race quinella. Kallaroo scored a…

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IT’S A MATTER OF FACT IN RACONTEUR STAKES

Chris and Michael Gangemi can’t wait for Saturday’s Raconteur Stakes (1400m) at Belmont. The co-trainers saddle up Written Matter who tests his credentials in black-type for the first time. The lightly-raced three-year-old is undefeated and has earned high praise after his two wins. On debut at Ascot, he led from barrier to post before backing…

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PIKE HAPPY FOR GRACEFUL BACK UP

Champion jockey William Pike has no doubt Graceful Girl can back up and elevate to stakes company after her impressive win at Belmont on Saturday. The Grant and Alana Williams-trained filly charged down the outside after being last to the turn and beat Timely Outburst and Divine Pair comfortably. Raced by Bob and Sandra Peters,…

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BROOME NO CROSS TO BEAR FOR COMEBACK JOCKEY

The thrill of race riding and the exhilaration of winning can be intoxicating for a jockey. Conversely battles with injuries, form and opportunities can be exasperating. Unfortunately for Kayla Cross her recent history falls into the latter category. That’s why her win at Broome last Saturday was tinged with an added layer of personal satisfaction.…

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RACONTEUR: BORN A CHAMPION.

The Raconteur Stakes, run at Listed level for three-year-old’s, headlines racing at Belmont this Saturday. The race was named in honor of one of Western Australia’s great horses and an inductee into the WA Racing Hall Of Fame in 2017.   Foaled in the Spring of 1949 at Perringa Stud, owner and breeder and WA…

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PATEMAN ITCHING TO GET BACK TO BROOME

You never understand how much you value or appreciate something until it’s taken away. There are many matters we fail to realise the true value of until they are missing from our lives. For thoroughbred trainer, Darryn Pateman, those sentiments ring loud and clear. For more than a decade, the veteran horseman would swap the…

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BABY BROTHER FIRES ON DEBUT

It’s too early to draw comparisons to his half-brother Vega Magic, but co-trainer Sean Casey liked what he saw from debutant Magic To Exceed at Belmont on Wednesday. In what Casey hopes will be a sign of things to come, Magic To Exceed made the perfect start to his career by winning the Regent Theatre…

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