McAuliffe Raves About Altani In Raconteur Stakes

Darren McAuliffe says his faith in Altani will be validated when the three-year-old takes on black-type company for the first time in the Listed Raconteur Stakes (1500m) at Ascot on Saturday. Altani, a daughter of Universal Ruler, steps up to stakes grade after winning an Albany maiden by close to four lengths and McAuliffe confidently…

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Carbery Takes Good Form Into Raconteur

Jockey Patrick Carbery has struck winning form ahead of Saturday’s Listed Raconteur Stakes at Ascot (1500m), where he teams up with the progressive Cup Night. Carbery scored a winning double at Ascot yesterday, where he teamed up with Early Explorer and Stirling Estate. While one three-year-old Early Explorer heads to the paddock off the back of…

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Geraldton Cup Faith In Apprentice

Experienced trainer Graeme Hammarquist has resisted the temptation to book a senior rider on Freez’emoff in Sunday’s Tabtouch Geraldton Gold Cup (2100m). Hammarquist has elected to stick with mature-aged apprentice Jade McNaught after she rode the four-year-old to victory at Geraldton (2038m) a week ago. McNaught, whose riding career has taken off since commencing her apprenticeship a year…

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Little Red A Favourite For Kobzova

It’s easy to understand why Petra Kobzova has a lot of affection and love for Little Red Roman, but if she needed any extra validation, she got it again when the five-year-old won at Ascot on Wednesday. Little Red Roman not only gave Czech-born Kobzova her maiden city winner, but he was also responsible for…

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Going Back The Key To Going Forward For Platoon

Trainer Neville Parnham remains upbeat about Platoon heading into Saturday’s Group 2 WATC Derby (2400m) at Ascot, despite facing the arduous task of turning the tables on Regal Power. Platoon stormed into Derby contention with a strong win in the J.C. Roberts Stakes (1800m) last month, before he finished third to Regal Power in the…

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Thoroughbred Racing Committee Update

Following today’s article in The West Australian, Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) seeks to clarify events surrounding the discontinuation of the Thoroughbred Racing Committee (TRC). Following the establishment of RWWA in August 2003, the RWWA Act required the Board to establish procedures for consulting with prescribed racing bodies – clubs/association of clubs and other…

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WA Racing News Update

MATERIAL MAN There is a strong likelihood that Material Man may have run his final race in Perth. The seven-year-old is spelling after an eastern states autumn campaign went awry. Owner Michael McDermott says there are more options and races OPEN to Material Man in the east and he will more than likely remain in Melbourne.…

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McNaught Maintains Rising Stars Lead

Jade McNaught will look to extend her lead in the Rising Star Series at Ascot on Wednesday. The mature-aged apprentice has been booked to ride Advocator (R3), Disco Riffic (R4), I Am Spartacus (R5) and Jenabel (R8). McNaught takes a 10 point lead into the Ascot meeting after riding three winners since the series commenced last…

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Material Man’s Future Unclear

Owner Michael McDermott says a decision on Material Man’s racing future will be made soon. Material Man was spelled after finishing 10th in the inaugural All Star Mile (1600m) at Flemington last month. McDermott, who races Material Man in partnership with his wife, Jill, told The Races WA the son of Vital Equine was likely…

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McNaught Off To Flying Start In Rising Star Series

In-form jockey Jade McNaught has made a flying start to the 2019 Rising Stars’ Apprentice series after posting a double at Geraldton on Thursday. McNaught won aboard the Graeme Hammarquist-trained Freez’emoff and Bay Publisher for Tony Scally, taking her to the top of the points table. She holds a five point lead over Kristy Bennett,…

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