Mount Barker Race Meeting Relocated to Albany

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) advises that following a track inspection by the Stewards, the meeting scheduled at the Mount Barker Turf Club on Sunday 19 January 2020, will be relocated to Albany Racing Club. Inconsistencies in track surface with varying levels of firmness and softness were found, which deem the track to be…

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Samizdat To Target Iconic Melbourne Sprint

Samizdat will target an iconic Group 1 race in Melbourne as his first major goal of the year. In a bold move by the Chris Gangemi stable, the talented four-year-old will launch his autumn campaign in the Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington on March 7. “That is his target race at this stage,” said stable…

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McNaught’s New Year’s Prize Catch

In her wildest dreams, Jade McNaught could not have scripted a better 2019. From fledgling apprentice to record-breaker, by any measure McNaught has come out trumps in a sensational year. McNaught confirmed she was one of the hottest riding talents in Australia when she booted home six winners at Belmont in September. Belle Of Liberty,…

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Spiritual Warrior Boosts Warwick’s Perth Cup Hopes

Justin Warwick’s hopes of claiming a third Perth Cup received a major shot in the arm when Spiritual Warrior rebounded to winning form in the Listed A.T.A Stakes (2200m). Spiritual Warrior won the Kalgoorlie Cup (2200m) in October, but until yesterday’s win at Ascot the five-year-old had failed to reach form in his current campaign.…

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Perth Cup Weights Released

Weights have been released for the Group 2 Tabtouch Perth Cup (2400m). 26 horses have nominated for the $400,000 event to be run at Ascot on January 4. Classy four-year-old Regal Power has been allocated the 59.5kg top weight. A winner of the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) in November and last Saturday’s Group 2…

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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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