Josh McLeod: Former jockey turns to training

WA racing has a new trainer in the ranks, with former jockey Josh McLeod recently taking out his licence and now set to saddle-up his first runner at tomorrow’s Ascot meeting. McLeod has acquired comeback galloper Falcon Crest, a winner of $514,830 and nine races — including three Listed events — and will step the…

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Rawiller to stay in WA

25-time Group 1-winning jockey Brad Rawiller has given his strongest indication yet that his move to Western Australia will be a permanent one. The 42-year-old former Victorian has been in WA for two months and, after completing his mandatory two-week home isolation on November 21, he rode at Kirin Railway Stakes day at Ascot that…

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Princess Jenni Holds Perth Cup Emotion

Angelo Capraro represented his good friends the Ottobre's at this morning's @TAB_touch Perth Cup barrier draw. He says there will be a lot of emotion attached to Princess Jenni if she's able to come across and take part in the race.#TheRacesWA @santassnippets @PerthRacing pic.twitter.com/BklXPs60w0 — The Races WA (@TheRacesWA) December 29, 2020

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The Trial Report (Belmont)

Samizdat headlined Belmont trials on Monday. Digby Beacham and Julio Santarelli look at other highlights to follow. WATCH: THE TRIAL REPORT | BELMONT | 21 DEC 2020 Join @santassnippets and Digby Beacham as they review the highlights from yesterday’s heats at Belmont.@PerthRacing @OfficialRWWA @TAB_Touch @TABRadio pic.twitter.com/4S5X3zDj2y — The Races WA (@theracesWA) December 22, 2020

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Samizdat On Track For Return

Exciting galloper Samizdat is one step closer to making his return to racing after a long absence following an impressive trial performance at Belmont on Monday. Co-trainer Chris Gangemi spoke to The Races WA about the imminent first-up run for the talented Group winner. Chris Gangemi had two quality types going around in heat 6…

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Truly Great Allocated Top Weight For Perth Cup

Classy five-year-old Truly Great has been allocated topweight of 60kg in the $400,000 Group 2 Tabtouch Perth Cup (2400m) at Ascot on January 2. A winner of the Kingston Town Classic (1800m) and Ted Van Heemst (2100m) double, he was rated 1kg superior to Towton Cup victor, Trap For Fools. Bendigo Cup (2400m) champion Princess…

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