Pike’s Power Pick

Champion jockey William Pike has delivered a glowing endorsement of WA Derby winner Regal Power’s trial performance at Lark Hill yesterday. Regal Power finished a close second to former stablemate Perfect Jewel in a 950m trial, the first time he had been seen publically since the epic Group 2 Derby win in April. The four-year-old…

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Railway Remains Option For Samizdat

Promising four-year-old Samizdat is still a big chance of contesting the Ascot carnival after he launched his campaign at Lark Hill on Monday, according to Chris Gangemi. An eastern states preparation targeting the Golden Eagle (1500m) in Sydney remains on the cards, but Gangemi hasn’t ruled out the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) on home…

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History Making Apprentice Lights Up Belmont

Jade McNaught says she will have no problems keeping her feet grounded after creating WA racing history at Belmont on Saturday. In a stunning  riding display, McNaught became the first apprentice jockey to boot home six winners in a WA metropolitan meeting. McNaught launched her memorable day on Belle Of Liberty and then followed up…

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Fox On The Run

Talented mare Friar Fox is in line to return to Melbourne after she made a sparkling return for trainer Justine Erkelens at Belmont on Saturday. Racing first-up since July, Friar Fox settled back and rocketed down the outside to win the Tabtouch-Better Your Bet Handicap (1600) impressively. Ridden by Steven Parnham, Friar Fox, defeated Missile…

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Brad Parnham: Back From The Brink

Jockey Brad Parnham has ridden as many metaphorical waves as he has winners in his 15-year career to date, providing his winning double at Belmont last Saturday with more sentimental value than you’d expect for the standard ratings races they were classified as. Just six months ago, a rapidly-progressing career which saw Parnham finish equal-second…

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Abdicator In Fine Form For Farnley

Trainer Darren McAuliffe’s attention will largely be focused on the happenings at Flemington tomorrow, but he’s bullish he has the right horse to score in the feature event at Belmont Park. McAuliffe has Gatting and Rebel King engaged in feature races in Melbourne, where he will be on Saturday, while Abdicator will fly the Impressive…

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Veteran On Song For Carnarvon Cup

Trainer Greg Beauglehole is upbeat about the chances of claiming the Tabtouch Carnarvon Cup (2000m) with evergreen galloper I’m A Bluebagger on Saturday. The Helenus 10-year-old has been an outstanding performer for Beauglehole all his career, compiling a record of eight wins and 15 placings from 62 starts. I’m A Bluebagger is chasing his second…

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Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice of Annual General Meeting Western Australian Racing Trainers Association (Inc.) Friday 27th September, 12 noon Ascot Racecourse. Licensed trainers are advised that the AGM for the WA Racing Trainers Association (WARTA) is to be held on the last Friday in September and that nominations for four (4) positions on the committee for a two…

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