Royal Victory In Champion Fillies

Prominent owner-breeder Bob Peters is keeping his options open after Arcadia Queen underlined her class to win the Group 3 Champion Fillies Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on Saturday. Peters is considering backing Arcadia Queen up next week against her own age group in the Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m) or taking on older horses in…

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The Luck Of The Irish With Freo In Peters Stakes

After the global financial crisis in Ireland and the hustle and bustle of Sydney, Daniel O’Connor is content to call Perth home. The O’Connor name is relatively new to WA training ranks, but his racing resume is broad and packed with international experience. A jumps jockey and horse breaker in Ireland to working with leading…

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Trap For Fools Returns Home For Kingston

Yangery-based trainer Jarrod McLean and Perth owner Geoff Evans have had a change of heart and in a major boost for the Ascot carnival they have elected to extend Trap For Fool’s spring and summer campaign. Fresh from a stirring maiden Group 1 triumph in Saturday’s Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington, Trap For Fools will…

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Malaguerra’s Winterbottom Stakes Redemption

For Moe trainer Peter Gelagotis and Perth owner Bruno Micallizzi there will be a sense of redemption when Malaguerra returns for the Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on December 1. The Magnus seven-year-old is having his second shot at Perth racing’s premier sprint, the Winterbottom Stakes, after he finished fifth behind Takedown in the 2016…

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Missile Launch To Miss Ascot Features

Missile Launch has suffered a setback and his racing future in Western Australia remains in doubt, according to disappointed trainer, Vaughn Sigley. Missile Launch, who ran a disappointing fifth in last Saturday’s Listed Ascot Gold Cup (1800m), will miss the remainder of the Ascot carnival. “He’s in the paddock spelling and we won’t be seeing…

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History Of The Champion Fillies Stakes

CHAMPION FILLIES STAKES OVERVIEW The first Champion Fillies Stakes was run in 1946 and won Burabudy, a filly trained by H.W.Campbell and ridden by Bob Morley. The fillies sire was Lawmaker, her dam, Winbyie and the inaugural race was run in a time of 1.30.00sec. TRAINER Ted McAuliffe, Len Morton and Colin Hayes have won…

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A Change Of Plans For Scales Of Justice

Group 1 champion Scales Of Justice will be a surprise entry in the Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes (1100m) at Ascot on Saturday. The Lindsey Smith-trained six-year-old will back up after he made his long awaited return in the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m) on the weekend. After a year-long absence following back surgery…

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Viddora On Track For Winterbottom Stakes

Viddora has come through her latest preparation in good order as the build-up to her Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) defence starts to ramp up in earnest. Viddora stepped out in a Cranbourne barrier trial this morning (Monday) and won her 990m heat comfortably, pleasing trainer, Lloyd Kennewell. “It was very good and what we expected,” Kennewell…

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McAuliffe Shines With Double

The Darren Mc Auliffe stable has emerged as a major contender for upcoming feature races during the TABtouch Masters, scoring a feature race double at Ascot this afternoon. 2017 WA Derby winner Gatting recorded arguably the biggest win of his career in the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m), where he upstaged a star-studded field.…

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