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20
Jun

Miller’s Double Guineas Hopes

Trainer Simon Miller has never tasted success in the Listed Belmont Guineas (1600m), but he gets a wonderful opportunity to breakthrough on Saturday. The Ascot-based horseman will have a double hand in the $100,000 feature, but it’s gun filly Flirtini who is drawing the most attention from punters. The daughter of Artie Schiller heads TAB …

18
Jun

Father And Son To Form Training Alliance

First there was one, now there is two and soon they will become a duo. The Fernie name, synonymous with Kalgoorlie racing, is set to expand. Peter Fernie and his 22-year-old son Luke will form a training alliance in August. Peter Fernie, considered one of the best country trainers in Western Australia, will continue to …

18
Jun

A History Of The Belmont Guineas

Saturday at Belmont will feature the 39th running of the Listed Belmont Guineas. (1600m). BACKGROUND The Belmont Guineas was first staged in 1980 and won by Queen Inca, ridden by Mark Grisby and trained by Colin Webster. Elorance ran second and Given Vision placed third. Queen Inca, who also won the Champion Fillies Stakes and …

18
Jun

A History Of The Bolton Sprint

BOLTON SPRINT  The H.G.Bolton Sprint, a 1200m Listed race, was named in honour of, Harry Bolton, who was considered the foremost administrator of racing in Western Australia. Inducted into the WA Racing Hall of Fame (2012), Bolton was instrumental in the formation of the TAB, introduced starting gates and the implementation movable running rail. The …

17
Jun

No Fears For Newman In Belmont Guineas

Fresh from upsetting the all-conquering ‘cerise and white’ army of owner-breeder Bob Peters and co-trainers Grant and Alana Williams, comeback back jockey Lee Newman is prepared to do it for second time in a feature event at Belmont on Saturday. Newman and the Darren McAuliffe-trained Gatting caused a major boil over last weekend when they …

16
Jun

Gatting Causes Hyperion Boilover

After chasing Galaxy Star’s tail for much of last summer, Gatting has finally got one back on his rival in this afternoon’s Group 3 Hyperion Stakes (1600m) at Belmont Park and solidified his Cox Plate claims in doing so. The Darren McAuliffe-trained Gatting had been beaten three times in Group races by Galaxy Star over …

16
Jun

Belmont Specialist Samizdat Sprints Superbly

Such was the impressive nature of Samizdat’s return to racing in the Pink Ladies Luncheon Handicap (1000m), connections are already turning their attention to the lucrative Melbourne spring carnival. Samizdat was simply too classy for his rivals at Belmont Park this afternoon, coming from deep in the second half of the field to score an …

14
Jun

Williams Sends Out Ominous Hyperion Stakes Warning

It might be a hard act to follow but co trainer Grant Williams believes his gun mare Galaxy Star will be even better when she starts as the raging favourite in Saturday’s Group 3 Hyperion Stakes (1600m). Williams’ confidence sends an ominous warning to his rival trainers with Galaxy Star already appearing to have the …

12
Jun

History Of The Hyperion Stakes

HYPERION STAKES OVERVIEW The Hyperion Stakes was first run in 1972 and won by St Just. It has held Group 3 status since 1980 when won by Tsunami. It has been run over distances from 1000m in 1972 & 1973, 1200m in 1974 and 1400m since 1975 except for 1979 when 1450m and 1983 1500m. …

12
Jun

Pike Excited By Showmanship Debut

Much of the focus at Belmont’s Wednesday meeting will be on Showmanship, who finally gets an opportunity to shine and strut his wares when he steps out for his much-anticipated debut. As a member of owner-breeder Bob Peters and co-trainers Grant and Alana Williams’s all powerful team, there is natural attention, but even jockey William Pike is …

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