History Of The Magic Millions

The Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic was first staged in 1999 at Ascot and won by the Bill Goedecke-trained Nervola Belle. The Chanteclair mare cost $27,500 as a yearling and with Peter Knuckey in the saddle defeated Mystery Morn and Grand Turismo. Overcoming the second widest gate in the field of 14 starters, Nervola Belle,…

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Miller Bubbles With Magic Millions Confidence

Elite trainer of juveniles Simon Miller will launch a strong two-pronged attack on the Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic (1200m) at Pinjarra on Saturday. Miller has accepted with both Venetian Jewel and Niccovi in a bid to win the $250,000 feature race for a third time since its inception in 1999. Venetian Jewel, a daughter…

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Wake Up Racing, You Are In Crisis

Racing Authorities clutch to a position on racing skulduggery that is not believed outside the bubble. Authorities have trotted out the same line for five years; vigilant policing protects public confidence by weeding out racing’s few remaining bag eggs. They’d say racing is no different than any other sport or business; some inevitable rascals but…

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Angelic To Rule In Bunbury Classic

Co trainer Dan Pearce is confident Angelic Ruler can return to the winner’s list and claim her first black-type success in the Listed Rangeview Stud Classic (1400m) at Bunbury on Sunday. The Universal Ruler filly is out to make amends after a minor setback ruled her out of the Ascot carnival and a crack at…

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It’s A Family Affair For Brown

Tameeka Brown was always going to have a career in racing. It’s in her genes and part of her DNA. With a family steeped in racing history, Brown grew up living and breathing race horses. Brown’s grandfather Keith Jeffreys is a prominent Pinjarra trainer, who has prepared several top gallopers including Royal Lott. Jeffreys is also…

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McNaught Continues Rapid Rise

Mature-age apprentice Jade McNaught’s fledging start to her jockey career received a further boost on Saturday after she booted home her first metropolitan Saturday winner, Fire and Rain, at Ascot. McNaught, 30, is only in her eighth month of race riding but has hit the ground running in 2019, having ridden 10 winners and 16…

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Roberts Hoping For Natural Improvement

Progressive galloper Just Act Natural continues his comeback from a long injury layoff in this Saturday’s Listed Scenic Blast Stakes (1200m) at Ascot, with trainer Paul Roberts expecting further improvement on his first-up run. The six-year-old made an encouraging return in the Miss Andretti Stakes on January 19, when beaten five lengths by Misty Metal in his…

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Pinjarra Classic Next For Neurological

Ascot trainer Martin Allan is setting Neurological for the Pinjarra Classic (1300m) after the chestnut gelding continued his outstanding form at Geraldton on Tuesday. The son of Gingerbread Man proved too good for his rivals in the Batavia Sprint (1300m) when he sprinted clear in the straight to score by an easy 1 ¾ lengths.…

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Material Man On Song For Melbourne

Multiple Group race winner Material Man has tuned up for his Melbourne campaign with an impressive trial at Lark Hill yesterday. Material Man won by a length to three-year-old Chix Pic in a 955m trial in the quickest time for the morning. The Vital Equine gelding will launch his Victorian autumn campaign in the first…

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