NORTHERLY WINS A RACE ALL OF HIS OWN

A Group 1 race in The Pinnacles racing carnival is adding further lustre to the legend of the magnificent Northerly. The great Fighting Tiger, who already has a statue in his honour at Ascot, has increased his presence at the track even further with a $1.5million race in his name. Swapping one champion galloper with…

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WEST AUSTRALIANS NAME RICH NEW RACE THE GOLD RUSH

The grand finale of Western Australia’s premier Ascot racing carnival will be a new $1.5million race called The Gold Rush. The name was chosen from thousands of suggestions by readers of The West Australian and Racing and Wagering Western Australia Chief Executive Officer Ian Edwards said it perfectly connected the glitter and excitement of racing with the…

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No Bolton For Nerodio

Dual Listed winner Nerodio won’t chase the second leg of a feature race double after scoring in the Beaufine Stakes (1000m) at Belmont on Saturday. Nerodio won last year’s Beaufine Stakes and ran sixth in the Bolton Sprint (1200m) two weeks later, but trainer Stephanie Bakranich said a decision had been made not to follow…

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2022 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE – MARK SESTICH

The 1986/87 Ascot summer of racing provided dramatic and lifelong memories for those who saw it. In the background, Alan Bond’s America’s Cup defense was being played out off Fremantle, while at the races the powerhouse team of Laurie Connell and Brian ‘Buster’ O’Malley were sweeping all before them. A few weeks after the Perth…

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SETBACK FOR PRINCE TURBO

Courageous eight-year-old Prince Turbo could have run his final race after his brave victory in Saturday’s G3 Strickland Stakes (2000m) at Belmont. Trainer Jason Miller said Prince Turbo will be sent for scans, but fears the Vital Equine gelding may have suffered a career-ending third tendon injury. “To put a bit of a dampener on…

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