FABERGINO’S MELBOURNE PLANS UNCERTAIN

Fabergino’s quest for a Group 1 campaign in Melbourne remain uncertain with trainer Tiarnna Robertson not sure on what path the gun mare will take in the spring. The exciting grey sprinter gave Roberston one of her greatest thrills in racing when she brilliantly won the Listed Bob Hoysted Stakes (1000m) at Flemington in February.…

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LOYALTY SWAYS LINDSEY SMITH

Warrnambool-based trainer Lindsey Smith cites loyalty and friendship as to why he won’t be taking over the preparation of two star gallopers from Perth. Gatting and The Velvet King were in line to join Smith’s stable for a Melbourne spring campaign, but they will now be overseen by Peter Moody. Gatting returns to Melbourne after…

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TALENTED PERTH STAYER TO JOIN CHRIS WALLER

Champion trainer Chris Waller will add a promising Perth stayer to his big team in Sydney. Dual stakes placegetter Criminal Code will continue his career under Waller’s guidance. The Maschino gelding won on debut at Ascot last November and placed on three further occasions from his six starts for trainer Tiarnna Robertson. The three-year-old ran…

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History Of Beaufine Stakes

BEAUFINE STAKES OVERVIEW Saturday’s feature race at Belmont, the $100,000 Listed Beaufine Stakes, run over 1000m, was first staged in 1979 and won by the Ross Price-trained and Gerry Donnelly-ridden Nilotic. Commencing from barrier 13 in the field of 15 starters, the three-year-old son of Tamerteur defeated Saba Minx and Gypsy Princess. TRAINERS Vern Brockman…

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TOP APPRENTICE LOVES HER JOB

If Madi Derrick needed any reassurance she made the right career call to become an apprentice jockey, then her performance on the weekend was final confirmation. Competing for the first time at Belmont on a Saturday, Derrick was given the task of partnering the Fred Kersley-trained Resistance in the Crown Perth Handicap (1600m). And she…

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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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