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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Saracino To Rebound Says Gangemi

When the Gangemi stable buy tried horses their judgement is generally very successful and right on the mark. Led by trainer Chris and his brother Michael, the siblings have built their stables into one of Western Australia’s most astute racing operations. So when Saracino flopped badly on debut at last year’s Ascot carnival , it…

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Quality Mare Dainty Tess Retires To Stud

Quality mare Dainty Tess has run her last race and will be sold as a broodmare later this year. Trained by Dan Morton, the daughter of War Chant won 14 races and was placed on 16 occasions from her 39 starts. Her feature wins included the Group 3 Prince Of Wales (1000m) twice, the Group…

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Ascot To Stage Second Leg Of Apprentice Series

Four interstate riders from across Australia will converge on Perth to participate in the second leg of the National Apprentice Race Series (NARS) at Ascot. Riders from Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania will join seven WA jockeys in the National Apprentice Challenge (1800m) on Wednesday. Queensland has current bragging rights and sit two points…

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Bazeley’s Bunbury Boilover A Timely boost

Burger Time’s boilover in Sunday’s Listed XXXX Gold Bunbury Cup (2000m) was not only a sentimental and career-best win for trainer Aaron Bazeley, but also a much-needed lift for a family who has experienced its fair share of adversity in recent years. Bazeley, his former-jockey wife Misty and their two daughters, Courtney, 15, and Jasmine,…

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