Lane Backs Resurgent Yuill

Trainer Michael Lane believes confidence has been the key to Kyra Yuill’s resurgent form for this season. After doubles at Narrogin on Saturday and Bunbury yesterday (Sunday), Yuill is currently Western Australia’s leading provincial rider with 36 wins, one clear of William Pike. Lane and Yuill teamed up for a race-to-race double at Bunbury when…

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Boom Mare Tests Durrant’s Nerves And Excitement

Trainer Adam Durrant has admitted to an attack of nerves and excitemnet ahead of This’ll Testya’s much-anticipated run in the Schweppes Handicap (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday. The Testa Rossa mare has won her opening two races in sensational fashion and has grabbed national exposure as the next rising star of WA racing. This’ll Testa…

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Crystal Valley: Back From The Brink

It’s not hard to understand why Colin Webster has special affection for Crystal Valley. She probably won’t be the best horse Webster has trained, but that hasn’t lessened his bond and liking for the Blackfriars mare. Crystal Valley has won five races and been placed on five other occasions from her 20 start career to…

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Pearce Camp Set To Play Strong Ascot Hand

Co-trainers Dan and Ben Pearce head to Ascot with a strong hand on Saturday and there is strong confidence surrounding the chances of Friar’s Fantasia. The Blackfriars mare is coming off her best race this preparation when she worked home strongly for third in the Westspeed Platinum Series Final (1400m) last-start. Friar’s Fantasia, to be…

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What History Says: The Scahill Stakes

SCAHILL STAKES OVERVIEW The Scahill Stakes was first run in 1978 and won by Burgess Queen. It’s held Group 3 status since 1980. The race was run over 1200m in 1978 & 1979; and 1450 in 1983. It was run at Belmont in 2003. Notable winners include: Burgess Queen (1978), Heron Bridge (1986), Marasco (2006),…

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History Of The Kingston Town Classic

KINGSTON TOWN OVERVIEW First run in 1976 and won by Family Of Man, trained by George Hanlon and ridden by David Brosnan.It has held Group 1 status since 1979 and was run over 1600m in 1999-2000 and 2000m in 2003.Previously known as the Fruit ‘N’ Veg Stakes, Western Mail Classic, Winfield Stakes, Rothwell Stakes and…

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What History Says: The Scahill Stakes

SCAHILL STAKES OVERVIEW The Scahill Stakes was first run in 1978 and won by Burgess Queen. It’s held Group 3 status since 1980. The race was run over 1200m in 1978 & 1979; and 1450 in 1983. It was run at Belmont in 2003. Notable winners include: Burgess Queen (1978), Heron Bridge (1986), Marasco (2006),…

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Vega Magic Closes In On Return To Racing

Star sprinter Vega Magic is closing in on his fairytale comeback to racing for original trainer Sean Casey. It’s turned full circle for Vega Magic who returns to where he launched his career in 2015. Vega Magic won nine of 14 races for Casey before linking up with the Hayes-Hayes-Dabernig operation in Melbourne. His signature…

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