Harrison notches rare feat

Trainer David Harrison’s top record with two-year-olds continued at Ascot on Saturday when he created a new piece of history for himself, preparing the first four placegetters from only four runners in the Magic Millions Plate (1000m). The longest priced runner of the quartet – Sunny Honey ($18) – defeated luckless filly Lucky Sue ($5)…

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Hannah Fitzgerald making promising recovery

Young apprentice jockey Hannah Fitzgerald is making encouraging progress in her road to recovery following a horror race fall at Kalgoorlie on October 30. The 18-year-old was aboard the Jeff Eeles-trained Neurologic in the second-last race of the day when, shortly after crossing the line in fourth place, the gelding clipping heels and dislodged Fitzgerald,…

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Vaccination Protocols Explained

“I would encourage everybody to be getting double dose vaccinated as soon as they possibly can.” That was the message to industry participants from David Hunter – head of Racing Operations at Racing Wagering Western Australia – when speaking to TABradio’s The Sports Daily on Thursday morning. Hunter provided some clarification around current racecourse COVID-19…

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Fitzgerald Makes Progress

Young apprentice jockey Hannah Fitzgerald is making encouraging progress in her road to recovery following a horror race fall at Kalgoorlie on October 30. The 18-year-old was aboard the Jeff Eeles-trained Neurologic in the second-last race of the day when, shortly after crossing the line in fourth place, the gelding clipping heels and dislodged Fitzgerald,…

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Chairman Update Perth Racing

Perth Racing Chairman Colin Brown joined TABradio’s The Sports Daily on Tuesday morning to answer questions regarding the Belmont Park redevelopment, Ascot racecourse’s future and other pressing matters. BELMONT PARK REDEVELOPMENT: “There will be some direction in the short, medium and long-term about Belmont through this year,” Brown said. “It’s like turning a really big…

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WA RACING UPDATE – COVID-19

The WA Government has announced that the public health rules for Perth and Peel will be extended until 6am Tuesday 4 January 2022, with additional measures to be put in place for Perth Cup at Ascot Racecourse, on Saturday 1 January 2022. Perth Cup, Ascot Racecourse – Saturday 1 January 2022 Based on health advice,…

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STAFFORD’S LAD DREAM STORY CONTINUES

he Dan Morton-trained Stafford’s Lad looks well placed to deliver one of racing’s great transformations in next week’s Perth Cup, following his win in today’s A.T.A Stakes (2200m) at Ascot. The gelding conceded his rivals a big start at the tail of the field in the $125,000 event, but displayed a powerful finishing burst to…

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