DERRICK CALLS PERTH HOME AGAIN

Nothing ventured, nothing gained. The experience was priceless. That’s the mindset of apprentice jockey Madi Derrick who is staying positive and focused back home following a three-year-stint riding in the eastern states. Derrick rode in New South Wales and although she copped an injury setback and faced intense riding competition, regret going over never entered…

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INTERNATIONALS SHOW POSITIVE SIGNS FOR VAHALA

Trainer Stefan Vahala walked away from Monday’s Belmont trials with a spring in his step after a couple of recent acquisitions performed strongly. Lord Lala, a Deep Field gelding from New Zealand, stormed home powerfully from midfield after being hooked to the outside by jockey, Laqdar Ramoly. Showing an impressive turn of foot, the three-year-old…

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WA PREMIERSHIP WINNERS

Neville Parnham claimed a record-extending 14th Trainers’ Premiership and his first title since the 2010-11 season. Parnham, a WA Racing Hall Of Fame inductee, prepared 59 city wins, 13 clear of runner-up, Simon Miller. Adam Durrant finished third with 43 wins with Dan Morton next on 39 and Albany-based trainer Steve Wolfe 33 wins. Durrant defeated…

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PATEMAN’S ALMIGHTY CLASS

It was pretty much love at her first sight for trainer Mitchell Pateman when he laid eyes on Playing God gelding, Almighty Class. Two trials down and Pateman’s attachment to his horse has not diminished in any way, if anything, it’s lifted a notch or two. Along with Pateman, Almighty Class caught the eye of…

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GLAMOUR FILLY AMELIA’S JEWEL IS BACK

There is a spring in the step of trainer Simon Miller with his pin-up filly Amelia’s Jewel heading back into full training. Amelia’s Jewel is due to enter Miller’s Ascot stables tonight (Tuesday) to be prepared for her Melbourne and Sydney spring campaign. “She’ll trial up here (Perth) twice and then we’ll put her on…

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