First Law Stamps Guineas Credentials

The Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m) features prominently in trainer Simon Miller’s plans for First Law, who ended is maiden tag in dominant fashion at Belmont on Wednesday. First Law was sent out the $2.20 favourite in the Amelia Park Plate (1200m) after a debut fourth to Dunbar last month and he didn’t disappoint at…

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Injury Setback For Warwick

Lucy Warwick faces another stint on the sidelines after injuries from a fall at Belmont were revealed today (Monday). MRI scans confirmed the former champion apprentice and Perth Cup winning hoop had suffered four mild fractures to her left ankle. Facing at least two months out of the saddle, Warwick fell after her horse Bank…

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Perfect Jewel Retirement IOn Hold

Retirement plans for Perfect Jewel have been put on hold after she continued her outstanding winter campaign and captured a Group 3 double at Belmont on Saturday. Two weeks after her upset win in the Belmont Sprint (1400m), Perfect Jewel once again caused a surprise when she scored at double figure odds in the Hyperion…

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History of Belmont Guineas

It’s the turn of three-year-olds to take centre stage at Belmont on Saturday with the running of of the Listed Belmont Guineas, run over 1600m. Below is an overview of the races history. BACKGROUND The Belmont Guineas was first staged in 1980 and won by Queen Inca, ridden by Mark Grisby and trained by Colin…

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BRIGHT DIAMOND CONTINUES TO SHINE

Co-trainer Grant Williams said promising filly Bright Diamond emphasised her versatility with a storming victory at Belmont on Wednesday. The I Am Invincible three-year-old won against a leader-bias when she descended from last position in the Penfolds Handicap (1200m). Keeping her unbeaten record intact, Bright Diamond charged home for jockey William Pike to defeat Puckapunyal…

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THE VELVET KING TO RULE

The decks have been stacked against The Velvet King, but top trainer Darren McAuliffe has a few tricks up his sleeve in an attempt to spark the four-year-old to victory. A major player in Saturday’s Group 3 Seacorp-Hyperion Stakes (1600m) at Belmont, The Velvet King will attempt to break through after running two cracking races…

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HISTORY OF THE HYPERION STAKES

Group racing returns to Belmont on Saturday, featuring the Hyperion Stakes. Below is an overview of the Group 3 1600m event that has been won by several of Western Australia’s top horses. HYPERION STAKES OVERVIEW The Hyperion Stakes was first run in 1972 and won by St Just. It’s held Group 3 status since 1980…

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Reign Of Fire Hot For WA Guineas

He was on the undercard to Kay Cee in the Raconteur Stakes on Saturday, but Reign Of Fire could become a main act in his own right when the Ascot carnival rolls around later this year. In a devastating performance on debut, the Colin Webster-trained juvenile made the perfect start to his racing career when…

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DICKSON TAKES UP RACONTEUR CHALLENGE

Karijini Aurora will face stiff opposition in the Listed Raconteur Stakes (1400m) at Belmont on Saturday, but trainer Summer Dickson declares she’ll be up for the challenge. “I ride this horse every day, so I know what she is capable of,” Dickson told The Races WA. “I know there are good horses in the race,…

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Top Stud To Close

Western Australia’s breeding industry has been rocked by news that Mungrup Stud, one of the biggest in the state, will close its operation in the next three months. A need by partners Gray and Jan Williamson to move on, in different directions, has resulted in a decision to close Mungrup Stud, leaving a lasting legacy…

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