McNaught A Rising Star

Apprentice jockey Jade McNaught has won the Racing and Wagering WA 2019 Rising Star Apprentice Series which concluded in Northam on 5 May, 2019. McNaught, was never challenged for first place since the series commenced on April 4 winning with 221 points, Chloe Azzopardi came second with 83 points and Brandon Louis third with 77…

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Stars Come Out For Mini Guineas

Three of Perth’s rising stars will go line up in this Saturday’s Vale Kent Johnston Handicap (1200m) at Ascot, in what shapes as the major highlight on the eight event program. Three-year-olds Special Reward, The Velvet King and Lordhelpmerun occupy the top three spots in the TABtouch market at $1.95, $3 and 5.50 respectively, with…

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RWWA Releases Thoroughbred Race Dates for 2019/20

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) has today released its dates for the 2019/20 thoroughbred racing season, with the major announcement being that the $130,000 Kalgoorlie Cup will now be a Saturday stand-alone race meeting. Scheduled to run on Saturday 5 October 2019 over 2200m, the Kalgoorlie Cup will be the only TAB race meeting…

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Pride Pick Of Peters’ Animal Crop

Regally bred Animal Kingdom filly Western Pride has recorded an impressive win on debut in the Carbine Club of Western Australia Maiden (1200m) at Ascot this afternoon. A daughter of 2011 Perth Cup winner Western Jewel, Western Pride showed an impressive turn-of-foot in the 3/4 length win. Jockey William Pike settled the three-year-old, a $2.70…

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Currie Excited On The Road To The Goodwood

In-form jockey Luke Currie is confident Valour Road has what it takes to break through for his first Group 1 win in the Goodwood (1200m) on May 18. The West Australian sprinter booked his ticket to South Australia’s premier race with a tenacious win in yesterday’s Group 2 Euclase Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville. Valour Road…

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Fair Nakita Gets First Ascot Win

Evergreen mare Fair Nakita has broken through for her first win in the metropolitan area, taking out the Paul Craig 50th Birthday Handicap (1200m) at Ascot this afternoon. Fair Nakita had previously recorded wins in Bunbury and Albany, but yet to score a win in Perth, until today’s event. Soy Tan Rapido was heavily fancied…

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Webster Youngster Keeps Rising

Promising galloper To Rise Again has recorded his second straight victory in this afternoon’s Mal Green Handicap (1000m) and continued a solid run of form for jockey Chloe Azzopardi and trainer Colin Webster in doing so. The gelding, a last start Maiden winner at Pinjarra, set a strong tempo in the short-course event and had…

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It’s Time Says Price On Arctic Stream

Bunbury trainer Ross Price is not complaining about Arctic Stream’s last five runs, but he believes the four-year-olds recent run of form should have yielded more wins. The High Chaparral gelding has run five consecutive placings including three this preparation and Price believes it’s time Arctic Stream captured that elusive victory. Arctic Stream, drawn in…

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Mathews Has Not Forgotten His Star

Trainer Alan Mathews is happy with the condition of Forgotten Star as she prepares to make it back to back wins in the Amelia Park Lamb Handicap (1400m) at Ascot on Thursday. Mathews is confident the Star Witness filly will take further improvement from her first up victory at Ascot two weeks back when she…

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Crypto Deserves A Change In Fortune

Sarah Childs believes if there is a horse that deserves a change of luck then it’s her promising three-year-old Crypto. In a sport where luck plays a big role in determining results, Crypto has fallen well short of it in his early racing career. Childs has presented Crypto to the races three times, twice on…

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