WA Racing News

GATTING Gatting’s path to the Melbourne spring carnival is gathering momentum. Impressive Racing reported Gatting had passed his first serious hit out at Pinjarra today (Tuesday). The six-year-old will trial at Pinjarra on Monday before his first-up run is assessed. The WA Derby hero will either run in the Memsie Stakes at Caulfield or the…

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Ihtsahymn Gives Hall New Lease On Life

Almost 12 months ago Peter Hall was being asked questions whether he would consider retiring from the saddle. Since that time he has gone on to win the Broome Cup, Perth Cup, Western Australian Cup and yesterday he added the Darwin Cup to his ever-growing trophy cabinet. Hall has never been more content than he…

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Miller Takes Patient Approach With Variation

Quality galloper Variation is on track for his comeback following a return to the track today. Variation ran second in a barrier trial at Lark Hill, his first public appearance in four months. The War Chant six-year-old has been dogged by persistent feet problems since his triumph in the Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m) three…

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WAROA Racing Award Winners Announced for 2018-19

The annual WAROA Racing Awards were held at the Hyatt on Saturday night, recognising Western Australia’s turf stars for the 2018-19 racing season. The 2018-19 award winners included: WA Thoroughbred Breeders Awards WA Thoroughbred Broodmare of the Year Galaxy Queen WA Sire of the Year Blackfriars WA Thoroughbred Breeder of the Year Peters Investments RWWA…

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As New For Lockroy

Lockroy took out his first feature race in thrilling fashion when he got up in the shadows of the post to win the New Season Sprint (1000m) at Belmont on Saturday. Under the guidance of Jarrad Noske, eight-year-old Lockroy unwound a powerful finish to gun down the leader Don’t Fuss and score by a short…

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Essential Spice Too Hot For Belmont

An astute move by co-trainers Dan and Ben Pearce to back up Essential Spice paid off brilliantly with the four-year-old mare posting a sizzling victory at Belmont on Saturday. Essential Spice produced an outstanding performance to charge home from last position at the top of the straight in the Go Racing For Free Before The…

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Fresh Is Best For Profit Street

Peter Giadresco is bubbling with enthusiasm that Profit Street’s good form on the training track can translate into a successful return at Belmont on Saturday. The Viscount gelding is coming off a solid trial win and will be ready to fire first up in the New Season Sprint (1000m) according to the Bunbury-co-trainer. “He’s had…

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The Durrant Stable: A Well-Oiled Machine

Adam Durrant will be crowned Western Australia’s leading trainer at the WAROA racing awards on Saturday night. Durrant is no stranger to visiting the dais, he has done it on seven previous occasions since claiming his first title in the 2009-10 season. It’s a significant achievement for a man of young years and positions him…

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Bamford Planning On Swift Port Hedland Cup Win

Trainer Peter Bamford said he was far from surprised by the ease of Swift Platinum’s victory in the Roebourne Cup (2200m) and he can see no reason why the five-year-old cannot continue his hot winning streak on Sunday. Swift Platinum was the heavily backed favourite in Sunday’s Roebourne Cup and gave favourite backers an easy…

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JUST ACT NATURAL Paul Roberts believes a change in routine can give Just Act Natural a shot at returning to his best. The Natural Blitz gelding has been plagued by injury, but Roberts is optimistic he can get the best out of the six-year-old as he prepares for a feature race campaign. “To strengthen his…

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