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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RACONTEUR: BORN A CHAMPION

Saturday’s Listed Raconteur Stakes at Belmont is named in honor of one of the greats of Western Australian racing and a Racing & Wagering Hall Of Fame inductee two years ago. Foaled in the Spring of 1949 at Perringa Stud, owner and breeder and WA Racing Hall of Fame Inductee (2014) Sheila Gwynne remarked to…

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ANGELIC RULER POISED FOR BELMONT SPRINT

Ben Pearce oozes confidence that his gun mare Angelic Ruler is poised to showcase her best at Belmont on Saturday. Pearce can’t wait for the Group 3 Belmont Sprint (1400m), a target race for Angelic Ruler since she commenced her campaign in April. “She is super,” Pearce told the Races WA. “She is probably at…

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FUTURE UNCERTAIN FOR BLACK HEART BART

Black Heart Bart’s racing future remains uncertain, despite winning a barrier trial on Tuesday. The 1200m heat at Belmont was seen as a pivotal marker for Black Heart Bart after his disappointing run in the Roma Cup (1200m) at Ascot on May 16. The rising ten-year-old failed to beat a runner home and finished last…

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WA RACING UPDATE – 25 MAY 2020

The WA Government have today announced that from this Friday, May 29 (or 11.59pm on Thursday, May 28), the regional boundaries will be lifted except for regions that are bound by the Commonwealth’s designated biosecurity determination (Kimberley, East Pilbara and the Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku) and 274 remote Aboriginal communities. In light of this announcement nominations…

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Belmont Sprint History

Feature racing returns to Belmont Park on Saturday with the running of the Group 3 Belmont Sprint.  Here is an overview of the race that has seen notable horses like Luckygray, Grand Nirvana, Elite Belle, Let Go Thommo, Modem, Burgess Queen and Rock Magic grace its honour roll. BELMONT SPRINT OVERVIEW The Belmont Sprint was…

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