THE WA RACING DIARY: JUNE

Northam: Monday June 1. Lindsey Smith’s Sweetassa broke her maiden status at career start three. Under Lucy Warwick, she led from barrier to post and won by two lengths as the $1.50 favourite. Jockey Kyra Yuill and her dad, trainer Graham Yuill, combined for a double. Fair Justice and Artie’s Comet came with strong runs…

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PIKE & WILLIAMS’ BOOT CLEAR

Grant and Alana Williams and William Pike head trainer and jockey wins for June. Pike booted home 22 winners for the month, taking his overall season tally to 210 victories, with 119 in town. Kyra Yuill punched out 13 winners, that tally boosted by four after Sunday’s Kalgoorlie meeting. Sitting behind Pike and Yuill are…

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PATIENT APPROACH FOR CUP NIGHT

Bernie Miller believes dual stakes winner Cup Night is back on track after a setback and will begin his winter campaign next month. Miller has targeted the Listed Bolton Sprint (1200m) on July 25 as Cup Night’s return if he gets through a second trial in two weeks. After he won the Scenic Blast Stakes…

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SPRINTS THE FUTURE FOR PLATINUM BULLET

Sprint races will be the future targets for talented filly Platinum Bullet. Trainer Simon Miller confirmed that’s the path chosen after she claimed the Events At Ascot Handicap (1000m). Validating Miller’s move to switch Platinum Bullet back in distance, the three-year-old came up trumps when she sprinted strongly from fifth on the turn. The third…

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Forgive Gatting Says McAuliffe

Trainer Darren McAuliffe is forgiving of Gatting’s last start run and expects his star gelding to produce a bold showing at Belmont on Saturday. He said things did not pan out for Gatting in the Hyperion Stakes (1600m) with the Group 1 champion running below his best when 10th behind Perfect Jewel. But with new rider…

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STAKES AND BONUSES SET TO RETURN TO 100%

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is pleased to advise that prizemoney and bonuses across all three codes of racing will be returned to 100% effective from 1 August 2020. Since Monday 6 April, in addition to reductions in its own cost base, RWWA made the decision to reduce prizemoney and associated breeding bonuses by…

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McDonagh’s Tribute To Son, Finley

It won’t be business as usual for Kieran McDonagh when he goes to the races on Wednesday, the mid-week Belmont card will hold sentimental significance. McDonagh will saddle up Type One for her debut in the Amelia Park Plate (1000m) and the two-year-old filly is not just racing for pride. McDonagh hopes Type Won can…

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SARDELIC TAKES BIG STRIDES

From apprentice butcher to apprentice jockey. It’s been a hectic two years for Kristo Sardelic. Sardelic comes from a non-racing background and never had an association with horses, but he jumped at the chance to become an apprentice. And after three months and 28 rides since he made his debut at Bunbury in April, Sardelic’s…

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