Chix Pic Poised For Picturesque Return

Talented three-year-old Chix Pic is poised to make his presence felt on his return to racing in the Free Entry To Belmont Park Handicap (1000m) on Saturday, according to trainer David Harrison. The gelding hasn’t raced since he finished third to Samizdat in the Magic Millions 3YO Trophy (1200m) at Pinjarra in February. He produced…

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Material Man Sets Sight On Stradbroke

This time last year Material Man was on the verge of victory in the Group 3 Belmont Sprint and a winter campaign where he took all before him. Fast forward to now, the tough WA galloper is poised to run first-up in next Saturday’s Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm, according to new…

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There Comes A Time For Wilkinson

Trainer Brett Wilkinson has brought up his first metropolitan winner, with Comes A Time taking out the TABtouch-Better Your Bet Plate (1000m) at Belmont this afternoon. The Sessions gelding was having his first race start this afternoon, off the back of just one trial at Belmont earlier this month behind Holy Ghost. Jockey Shaun O’Donnell…

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South Africa To Kalgoorlie: Mego Trains First Winner

Mathew Mego won his first race as an owner-trainer at Kalgoorlie on Sunday. Typically such success will bring about a chorus of celebrations, particularly when you’re just a novice in a new industry. Mego wasn’t overcome by modesty or wanted to down play the victory of Wembley Dayz; a much-wanted and confidence-boosting maiden win. But…

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Lee Newman: Resilient and Resolute

Racing can be a fickle game and there are few who have copped as many bumps and bruises along their journey as Lee Newman. There are even less who have overcome gruelling setbacks, not once, twice, but several times, to return to their former glory. Call him fiercely determined, incredibly persistent or even a bit…

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History Of The Belmont Sprint

The Belmont Sprint headlines winter racing at Belmont on Saturday.  It was first won by Freestyle in 1963, a three-year-old colt trained by Buster O’Malley. Here is a further overview of the Group race. BELMONT SPRINT: OVERVIEW It was run over 1200m from 1963-72 & 1974-77, 1300m from 1973 & 1978-81; 1400 since 1982. Since…

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Another Setback For Money Maher-Out For The Year

Co-trainer Ben Pearce confirmed classy stakes-winning gelding Money Maher had suffered a second major setback and would not race again this year. “He’s done a suspensory again,” Pearce told The Races WA. “It’s the opposite leg to the same injury he suffered last time. “The vets said if you are to get this type of…

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The Velvet King Is All Silk

The Velvet King looks appears to have next month’s Belmont Guineas (1600m) at his mercy, following his commanding win in the Joan Cole Birthday Handicap (1400m) at Belmont yesterday. Already a multiple Listed race winner, The Velvet King was heavily supported to beat the older horses and he didn’t let his supporters down with an…

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Kelvin Starts Belmont In Style For Kersley And McNaught

Tough two-year-old Kelvin has scored a well-deserved win in the Specialism – Western Racepix Ascot Horse Of The Year Plate (1300m), the opening event at Belmont Park for the season. It was a special win for trainer Fred Kersley in particular, with Kelvin’s sire Heritage a half-brother to his champion galloper Northerly. Kelvin had been…

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Flower Of War Goes Four For Four

Impressive filly Flower Of War has maintained her unbeaten record with a strong win in the Bob Jones 80th Birthday Handicap (1300m) at Belmont this afternoon. The filly, who had won all three of her previous starts in mid-week company, was able to produce another dogged performance stepping up in class and beat a strong…

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