Material Man’s Kingston Town Boost

Trainer Justin Warwick felt a sense of relief after Material Man drew a perfect barrier in the Kingston Town Classic (1800m), getting gate two for Saturday’s $1 million purse at Ascot. The Myalup-based horseman believes a favourable draw gives Material Man a wonderful opportunity of going one better after he ran a half-length second to Pounamu…

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Arcadia Queen To Repeat History

Owner Bob Peters believes Arcadia Queen is a top chance to repeat history in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot on Saturday. Peters says his gun three-year-old can replicate Perfect Reflection and become the second filly to win the $1 million weight-for-age race. His confidence in Arcadia Queen, a brilliant winner of…

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At The Races Racing News

At The Races Racing News DAL HARRAILD David Eustace says a trip to WA for imported stayer, Dal Harraild, will become clearer after he runs in Saturday’s Pakenham Cup (2500m). Dal Harraild and the James Cummings’-trained Tally were two of 34 nominations announced yesterday for the Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) in January. “We will…

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Pateman Picks Up Kingston Town Ride

Mitchell Pateman has picked up a top ride aboard Holy Snow in the $1 million Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot on Saturday. The in-form hoop said he is thrilled to be associated with the Darren Weir-trained gelding, rated a $13 chance in WA’s weight-for-age feature. “I’m just thrilled to pick up a…

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History Of The Kingston Town Stakes

KINGSTON TOWN OVERVIEW The Kingston Town Stakes was first run in 1976, then known as the Marlboro 50,000. Family Of Man, trained by George Hanlon and ridden by David Brosnan, recorded the first win. The race was also known as the Fruit ‘N’ Veg Stakes, Western Mail Classic, Winfield Stakes, Rothwell Stakes and Beat Diabetes…

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Harrison’ Aims Successful Missile

Jericho Missile, an impressive winner on debut at Ascot yesterday, is destined for bigger races, according to trainer, David Harrison. A $77, 500 yearling, Jericho Missile validated Harrison’s big opinion with a tough victory in the Mumm Champagne-Crystal Slipper Stakes (1100m). Ridden by Paul Harvey and starting at $3.10, Jericho Miss, a son of Smart…

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Voodoo Wins Winterbottom

Leading Victorian trainer Darren Weir has won his second Group 1 in Perth, with Voodoo Lad taking out the Crown Perth-Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot this afternoon. It was a well overdue Group 1 win for the I Am Invincible gelding, who had been placed at the highest on two previous occasions in the Sir…

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History Of The Winterbottom Stakes

WINTERBOTTOM STAKES OVERVIEW The Winterbottom Stakes has been staged since 1952. WA Racing Hall Of Fame inductee Raconteur won the first edition of the race, trained by Eddie Spencer and ridden by Eric Treffone. Eric Treffone would go on to win a second Winterbottom Stakes, but as a trainer when he prepared Watersan in 1965.…

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Warwick Wrapped With Material Man

In-form jockey Lucy Warwick is confident reigning horse of the year Material Man can go one better in this year’s Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m), following his first-up third in the Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot yesterday. Material Man settled just off the strong speed set by Wrinkly in yesterday’s $1 million event, before…

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Pike, Peters Master Opening Day

Cometh the moment, cometh the champion. William Pike has produced a masterclass in the saddle on the opening day of the TABtouch Masters, booting home four winners, including the day’s two feature races. The cerise and white colours of Pike, owners Bob and Sandra Peters and trainers Grant and Alana Williams sounded an ominous warning…

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