Broome Inspires Jelani Express

Like a lot of horses Jelani Express has thrived in a change of environment. After just one win from his first 21 starts, Jelani Express has rediscovered his zest for racing in Broome. The Henny Hughes gelding is unbeaten since being taken up north and last Saturday racked up his fourth straight win on the…

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WA Racing News Update

FRIAR FOX Trainer Justine Erkelens says Friar Fox will go out for a short break after she finished unplaced as the favourite at Belmont on Saturday. Backing up after winning over a mile on June 22, the daughter of Blackfriars ran 10th to Spiritual Warrior, beaten nine lengths. Friar Fox was having her third start…

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Pike Hasn’t Given Up On His Queen

Champion Perth jockey William Pike is still hopeful of retaining the ride on star Western Australian filly Arcadia Queen as she pursues rich prizemoney in Sydney later this spring. Arcadia Queen, a star of the Ascot carnival last year, will test her credentials in the $14 million The Everest at Randwick and the inaugural $7.5…

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WA Duo Score At Flemington

West Australian-trained horses have had a day out at Flemington this afternoon, with Malibu Style and Reykjavik taking out Listed races at the venue this afternoon. Malibu Style bought up his fourth Listed race success in the All Victorian Sprint Series Final (1200m), upstaging his more fancied rivals. Connections of the tough sprinter were made…

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Peters Pair Cruise In Features

True Attraction and Mystery Miss were well fancied to take out the two feature events at Belmont Park, in the colours of owner-breeders Bob and Sandra Peters. They didn’t disappoint. The pair bought up blacktype win number 26 and 27 of the season for the Peters’, the most they have recorded. True Attraction was the…

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Smith Hoping Saturday Will Be Great…Again

It’s already been a landmark week for trainer Lindsey Smith and come Saturday afternoon it could be even better. Smith scored his first Victorian winners at Ballarat on Tuesday since he took over Darren Weir’s Warrnambool stable earlier this year. He will be well represented on both sides of the nation come Saturday afternoon, with…

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Willis To Have Another Ping At Cerise And White

Trainer Chris Willis is under no illusions how big a job his brave filly Ping Me Another has in front of her in Saturday’s Listed Belmont Oaks (2000m). Once again, the Musket filly will present one of the main threats to a star three-year-old donning the famous cerise and white colours of owner-breeders Bob and…

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Staples And Radford Get Consolation Prize

The trainer-jockey combination of Rhys Radford and Craig Staples have enjoyed some well-deserved success at Belmont Park this afternoon, with Son Of Bacchus taking out the Glenroy Chaff Handicap (1700m). The pair have spent much of the past month working out how to defeat star duo Galaxy Star and Gatting with Railway Stakes winner Great…

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Silver Lining For Samizdat Before The Golden Eagle

Boom three-year-old Samizdat will get a chance to enhance his Golden Eagle credentials in Sydney, with connections eager to run the gelding in the Silver Eagle (1300m) on October 12. Samizdat produced a courageous performance in taking out yesterday’s Nola Schlam 90th Birthday Handicap (1200m) under the heavy impost of 62kg. It took the Chris Gangemi-trained…

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Galaxy Star Steals The Strickland

It wasn’t easy, but Galaxy Star has potentially ended her career on a winning note, taking out the Group 3 Strickland Stakes (2000m) at Belmont Park this afternoon. Gatting, who got the better of Galaxy Star last start in the Hyperion Stakes, established what looked to be an unassailable in the concluding stages, only for…

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