KEATING TAKES ON MENTORS IN BUNBURY BATTLE

After an aborted attempt previously, former harness racing trainer Pat Keating turns his hand to thoroughbreds on Wednesday. Serving as stable foreman for Grant and Alana Williams and nearly 12 years since he left standardbreds, Keating is set to saddle his first runner at Wednesday’s Bunbury meeting. Keating will step out Shooting Shirocco, a four-year-old…

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SAMIZDAT PRIMED FOR PINJARRA CLASSIC

Co trainer Michael Gangemi is confident Samizdat can continue his campaign in a blaze of glory ahead of an interstate campaign. Samizdat will look to add Sunday’s Pinjarra Classic (1300m) and next month’s Bunbury Stakes (1400m) to his previous victory in the Scenic Blast Stakes (1200m). The classy chestnut charged home to defeat Flirtini by…

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McDonagh Rapt With Cockney Crew Trial

There was a fair amount apprehension for trainer Kieran McDonagh ahead of Tuesday’s barrier trials, but he left Lark Hill in a buoyant mood after the final heat featuring his stable flag bearer Cockney Crew. After a 15-month absence and a raft of niggling injury and illness concerns, the classy five-year-old made his first public…

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ELITE STREET ON TRACK FOR MELBOURNE

After days of uncertainty and consternation for trainer Dan Morton, he confirmed star sprinter Elite Street will take his place in Saturday’s Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000m) at Flemington. Elite Street and stablemate Kissonallforcheeks were set to fly to Melbourne last week, but those plans were scuttled after Perth went into Covid-19 lock…

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WA RACING UPDATE – COVID-19

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is pleased to advise of last night’s announcement, that pending no further local cases of COVID-19, the five-day lockdown for the Perth, Peel and South West regions will end as planned at 6pm, Friday 5 February. Perth and Peel will enter into a post-lockdown transition period from 6pm Friday…

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MCGRUDDY A BIG FAN OF EX SPORT MAN

Jockey Shaun McGruddy reckons Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic contender Ex Sport Man displays similar traits to Watch Me Dance. With Watch Me Dance considered one of Western Australia’s most promising horses, it’s a glowing endorsement. After a hat trick of placings in major two-year-old races including the rich Karrakatta Plate (1200m), Watch Me Dance…

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