Beethoven Perfect In Perth Stakes

Beethoven has stormed into Karrakatta Plate calculations, winning an epic Perth Stakes (1100m) at Ascot this afternoon. The Dan Morton-trained gelding overcame the previously unbeaten Jericho Missile in a titanic struggle between the pair down the Ascot straight. Jericho Missile was an easing favourite for today’s Listed event, while Beethoven was the best backed runner…

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Marvellous Miller Enjoys Day Out

Trainer Simon Miller looks well poised to win a third Karrakatta Plate in four years, as Rio Del Mar broke through for her first win in this afternoon’s Group 3 Gimcrack Stakes (1100m) at Ascot. Rio Del Mar spearheaded a treble for Miller on the day, which also included a win to Achernar Star in…

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History Of The WA Oaks

The WA Oaks was first staged in 1953 and won by Copper Beech, who in the hands of Frank Treen, defeated Kalohi and Ceos. The daughter of Treasure Hunt gave Treen the first of five WA Oaks after he later partnered Sweet Saga (1964), Carol’s Choice (1965), Star Supreme (1970) and Lovely Curves (1976). The…

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Family Battle In Gimcrack Stakes

Battle lines are drawn in the Martin household with father and son set to go head-to-head at Ascot on Saturday. Family loyalty will be cast aside when Wes Martin and his dad, John, go for bragging rights in the Listed Gimcrack Stakes (1100m). Wes, still on a high after Jedaffair won the Natasha Stakes (2200m)…

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Sharp Takes Back Seat Role In Perth Stakes

Geraldton-based trainer Murray Sharp has been more than content to take a back seat role and hand over the reins to a life-long friend with his talented juvenile, Divide The Sea. And following an eye-catching victory on debut at Ascot two weeks ago, the Moshe colt is now plotting a path towards the Karrakatta Plate,…

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Miller Plans Grandstand Finish For Variation

Trainer Stephen Miller is adamant fitness won’t stop quality gelding Variation from winning the Listed Grandstand Cup (1500m) at Ascot on Saturday. Variation is on the road back after feet issues had sidelined him since his fourth placing in the 2017 Group One Railway Stakes (1600m). The setback ruled Variation out of a Melbourne autumn campaign and cost him…

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WA Racing News Update

MATERIAL MAN Material Man’s eastern States campaign has come to an end. Trainer Justin Warwick confirmed there are no issues or injury concerns with his star seven-year-old, but admitted he did pull up tired from his run in Saturday’s All-Star Mile. Material Man ran 10th to Mystic Journey, but after overcoming a virus and lameness…

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Former Perth Mare Setting Melbourne Alight

A new chapter in Australian racing history was written at Flemington last Saturday when Mystic Journey brilliantly won the inaugural running of the All-Star Mile Rivalry tensions between Melbourne and Sydney, the legitimacy of the race and voting irregularities, all talking points in the lead-up to the $5 million showdown, were brushed aside when a…

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Smith Brimming With Mungrup Confidence

Sunday’s $100,000 Mungrup Stud Sprint (1300m) at Mount Barker beckons for Reykjavik. That’s the confident assessment of the four-year-old’s trainer Lindsey Smith. The Oldbury-based horseman has no doubt Reykjavik can pick up where he left off last preparation when he won the Listed Hannans Handicap (1400m) in October. It was Reykjavik’s first major victory in…

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