WA RACING UPDATE

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) would once again like to thank all owners, industry participants and race clubs for their understanding and patience as we have navigated our way through the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see below a reminder regarding current COVID-19 restrictions being implemented for the WA racing industry. On-Course Attendance As the State…

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Fresh from breaking his Australian riding record at Belmont on the weekend, champion jockey William Pike has his sights set on making an impact in Victoria later in the year. Pike said plans are constantly evolving due to COVID-19 restrictions, but he hoped to be based in Melbourne for the spring carnival to partner star…

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Vale Harvey Crossman

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) extends their deepest condolences to the family of Harvey Crossman, who sadly passed away this morning following a battle with illness. Mr Crossman was an influential and much-respected member of the WA racing community, most known within the industry for his long-time service as the president of the Western…

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Free Trade Firmly On Target

Star galloper Free Trade made an ominous return at Belmont trials on Monday when cruising to an effortless win in the fastest 1000-metre heat of the day. Ridden by regular rider Chris Parnham, the Trade Fair five-year-old settled outside of undefeated leader Cliffs Of Comfort in running before lengthening nicely under a strong hold in…

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Billy Ain’t Silly Says Colin Webster

While undefeated gelding Reign Of Fire has made a big impression in his maiden campaign, trainer Colin Webster is just as excited by another of his two-year-old’s, Billy Ain’t Silly. Reign Of Fire flashed major potential with two top wins last month and at Belmont on Wednesday Billy Ain’t Silly showcased his own promise with…

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MANAGED CUP NIGHT ON TARGET

It’s been a patient wait to get him back to fitness, but trainer Bernie Miller says Cup Night is ready to run well when he resumes in a fortnight. Cup Night is Miller’s Ascot carnival horse and has been off the scene for nearly five months after a nasty virus thwarted his autumn campaign. He…

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FABERGINO’S MELBOURNE PLANS UNCERTAIN

Fabergino’s quest for a Group 1 campaign in Melbourne remain uncertain with trainer Tiarnna Robertson not sure on what path the gun mare will take in the spring. The exciting grey sprinter gave Roberston one of her greatest thrills in racing when she brilliantly won the Listed Bob Hoysted Stakes (1000m) at Flemington in February.…

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LOYALTY SWAYS LINDSEY SMITH

Warrnambool-based trainer Lindsey Smith cites loyalty and friendship as to why he won’t be taking over the preparation of two star gallopers from Perth. Gatting and The Velvet King were in line to join Smith’s stable for a Melbourne spring campaign, but they will now be overseen by Peter Moody. Gatting returns to Melbourne after…

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