Potent Combination Continue Oaks Success

Dark Choice continued a remarkable run for owner Bob Peters, co-trainers Grant and Alana Williams and jockey Chris Parnham with an outstanding win in the $250,000 Group 3 WA Oaks (2400m) at Ascot on Saturday. Dark Choice, who gave Peters, Perth’s leading owner-breeder his 10th WA Oaks success, defeated Ping Me Another by a half-length…

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McDonagh Cocksure Of Melvista Plans

Trainer Kieran McDonagh believes there is one course of action for Cockney Crew in the Listed Melvista Stakes (2200m) at Ascot on Saturday, just let him run. Going to the front and bowling along was what Cockney Crew adopted with devastating effect at Bunbury two starts back when he won by six lengths. The Maschino…

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Willis Out To End Peters Dominance In WA Oaks

Chris Willis is not shying away from one of the biggest challenges in WA racing, upsetting the might of Bob Peters’ powerful ‘cerise and white’ army in the WA Oaks (2400m) on Saturday. Peters, Perth’s leading owner-breeder, has had a stranglehold on the WA Oaks in recent times, winning the race on a remarkable nine…

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Lugg’s Emotional Return To Kalgoorlie

Family circumstances took John Lugg away from Kalgoorlie. And it’s family circumstances that has brought him back. After more than a decade away, the popular horseman is making an emotional return to the goldfields. “I haven’t had a runner in Kalgoorlie for 12 years. “My wife got bowel cancer that year and we moved to…

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A Change In Direction For Cox

Ask Nick Cox what he’s noticed most since his retirement from training and it’s time and weather. “There are no more early starts and getting up at the crack of dawn,” Cox told The Races WA. “It’s nice to be able to get up later than what I have been used to. “There is also…

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The way you nominate changes on Friday

Further to our advice last week, the way you lodge nominations, scratchings, rider changes, stable returns and gear changes will change from this Friday when Western Australia joins the Racing Australia national computer system and Service Centre. The new toll-free number to call is 1800 138 704. All other States are already on the national…

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WA Racing News Update

REYKJAVIK Trainer Lindsey Smith says Reykjavik will travel east and target a Melbourne autumn campaign after his run in Saturday week’s Listed Old Comrade Stakes (1600m) at Ascot. The son of Artie Schiller is on the hunt for three straight feature wins after taking out the Hannans Handicap (1400m) in Kalgoorlie last October and the…

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Willis Out To End Peters Dominance In WA Oaks

Chris Willis is not shying away from one of the biggest challenges in WA racing, upsetting the might of Bob Peters’ powerful ‘cerise and white’ army in the WA Oaks (2400m) on Saturday. Peters, Perth’s leading owner-breeder, has had a stranglehold on the WA Oaks in recent times, winning the race on a remarkable nine…

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Willis Out To End Peters Dominance In WA Oaks

Chris Willis is not shying away from one of the biggest challenges in WA racing, upsetting the might of Bob Peters’ powerful ‘cerise and white’ army in the WA Oaks (2400m) on Saturday. Peters, Perth’s leading owner-breeder, has had a stranglehold on the WA Oaks in recent times, winning the race on a remarkable nine…

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Simon Miller: The King Of The Kids

Trainer Simon Miller celebrated a wonderful day at Ascot last Saturday when recording a winning treble, including Group 3 and Listed events, with each of his wins further illustrating his tag as one of the best in the business. Widely regarded as the leading juvenile trainer in WA, Miller’s exceptional performance on Saturday further outlined…

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