Miss Andretti Stakes History

This Saturday will see the 26th running of the Listed Miss Andretti Stakes (1100m) at Ascot, the highlight of the eight event program. The race was called the Ruabon Stakes up until season 2008/09, before it was renamed to recognise the star West Australian sprinter who won a Lightning Stakes, Newmarket Handicap and Kings Stand Stakes. Miss…

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Persistence Pays Off For Witten

Apprentice jockey Kate Witten’s career in the saddle has been many things to date, but easy is not one of them. The recently-turned 23-year-old has faced debilitating injuries, stints on the sidelines, multiple rejections from trainers and an internal battle with self-confidence since first joining the jockey ranks as a year 12 student still at…

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Faithfull In Stable Condition

Racing and Wagering WA would like to wish a speedy recovery to jockey Natasha Faithfull who is in Royal Perth hospital after sustaining serious injuries from a heavy fall early Saturday morning in Albany. Natasha is in a stable condition but will remain in ICU for a few days. Please respect the families privacy at…

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Wrinkly Wraps Up Mandurah Cup

Tough galloper Wrinkly has delivered apprentice jockey Kate Witten the perfect birthday present, taking out the Mandurah Cup (1400m) at yesterday’s standalone meeting. After a campaign that included unplaced runs in the Group 1 Railway Stakes and Group 3 A.J.Scahill Stakes, the Neville Parnham-trained Wrinkly relished the drop back in class in yesterday’s $100,000 event.…

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Haynes Keeps A TAB On Things

Looking back, new thoroughbred trainer Jack Haynes probably could’ve very easily found his way into the racing industry significantly earlier than he did. It’s almost a surprise he didn’t. The 28-year-old worked at various TAB outlets around Western Australia, including the current one he works at in Rockingham. Racing, pacing and chasing would take place…

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Mc Auliffe Wants Gatting To Face Up To All Star Mile

Iron West Australian galloper Gatting has been nominated for Melbourne’s newest race, the $5 million All Star Mile at Flemington in March. Fresh from a meritorious fifth in Saturday’s Group 2 Perth Cup, trainer Darren McAuliffe has nominated the five-year-old for the event on March 16. Gatting joins fellow WA galloper Material Man among the early…

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Peters, Durrant, Hall Star In The Cup

Many punters believed owner-breeders Bob and Sandra Peters would record their eighth win in the TABtouch-Perth Cup (2400m). Many of those punters probably couldn’t have predicted Star Exhibit would win his second in the cerise and white colours. The Peters’ broke Paddy Connolly’s record as the most successful owners in Perth Cup history, with Star…

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Frenchman Joins The Big Show

A little more than a year ago, jockey Julien Kokotajlo made a significant career choice and moved to Perth to ride. Fast forward 12 months and he finally gets an opportunity to ride in a Group race in Australia. On Saturday, Kokotajlo will team up with the Darren McAuliffe-trained The Big Show in the Group…

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Jockey Switch No Distraction For Khartoum

The Perth Cup’s sole east coast competitor has attracted plenty of attention this week, not because of his win at Moonee Valley last week, but who exactly will be riding him. Earlier this week, Fred Kersley was named to ride the gelding, but was then expected to ride for David and Ben Hayes and Tom…

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