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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Miller Aims For Special Reward

Perth trainer Simon Miller has announced big race plans for his promising four-year-old Special Reward after he impressively won a Lark Hill trial on Monday. Ridden by Chris Parnham, Special Reward sat outside of the leader and extended strongly in the straight to defeat stable mate Lady Cosmology and Gatting. The Demerit gelding, who is…

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Farnley Stakes: What History Says

FARNLEY STAKES OVERVIEW The first recorded winner of the Farnley Stakes was Kalamunda (1945), a Remarc five-year-old that was ridden by J Meyers. Notable winners include:  Raconteur (1952), Herocity (1993), Idyllic Prince (2009) and Rock Magic (2014). There have been three dead-heats: Makatilla & Pleasure Cruise (1977), Wool Zone & Rare Flyer (1982) and Official…

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Miss West Coast On The Rise Says Andrews

Trainer Trevor Andrews is hopeful Miss West Coast can be a major three-year-old force at the Ascot carnival following an impressive trial performance on Monday. Miss West Coast, who was having her first hit out since the Karrakatta Plate (1200m) in April, settled midfield and flashed home strongly to defeat Prince Devoutly and Niccovi. Under…

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Durrant Candid About His Jedaffair

After illustrating positive signs last season, champion trainer Adam Durrant is confident Jedaffair can make a winning return at Belmont on Saturday. Off the back of two lead-up trials at Pinjarra and Lark Hill, Jedaffair is ready to launch her Ascot carnival campaign in the Glenroy Chaff Handicap (1300m). The Trade Fair mare, bought for…

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Fred Dag Ruled Out Of Ascot Carnival

Emerging Bruce Watkins-trained four-year-old Fred Dag is out of the Ascot carnival. The Bunbury trainer said scans revealed Fred Dag to have suffered a sesamoid injury. It’s a major blow for Watkins who had been considering a shot at the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) with Fred Dag. Rated by Watkins as the best horse…

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Lindsey Smith: Larrikin Meets Genuis

Trainer Lindsey Smith celebrated a rare interstate feature race double last Saturday when his seven-year-old stablemates, Scales of Justice and Great Again, took out the $1,000,000 Group 1 Memsie Stakes at Caulfield and $100,000 Listed Idyllic Prince Stakes at Belmont respectively. The multiple Group 1-winning horseman has polarised the media and general racing fraternity across…

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TAB (Disposal) Bill 2019

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) welcomes the passing of the TAB (Disposal) Bill 2019 yesterday in Parliament. RWWA is appreciative of the State Government, the Parliament and the racing industry’s efforts towards achieving this important milestone. The passing of the Bill means there is now the appropriate legislative framework to negotiate the sale of the TAB…

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Tellem We’re Comin To Launch Return

Co trainer Grant Williams has big plans for Tellem We’re Comin with the Listed Farnley Stakes (1400m) at Belmont on September 14 his season launch. Williams believes Tellem We’re Comin has improved since his autumn campaign and is confident the six-year-old son of Blackfriars can progress to stakes grade. Tellem We’re Comin’s most recent runs…

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WA Racing News

SCALES OF JUSTICE Trainer Lindsey Smith said the Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington on September 14 will be the next race for Scales Of Justice. “He has pulled up really well and if I had a bit more courage I would have run him in the Feehan Stakes this Saturday,” Smith told The Races WA.…

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