Rebel Is Mc Auliffe’s King

Rebel King has recorded one of his finest wins yet in this afternoon’s Listed Cyril Flower Stakes (1200m) at Ascot. Unplaced in his first three starts this campaign, Rebel King was able to bounce back to his best this afternoon, thanks to a patient ride from Mitchell Pateman. Baraki Beats, the outsider of the small…

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Amelia Fires To Debut Victory

Amelia’s On Fire has lived up to the impressive trial she produced earlier this month, taking out the TABtouch-Better Your Bet Plate (1000m). The Sizzling filly won a trial on February 4 by almost 10 lengths and was sent out a $1.65 favourite with TABtouch. Jockey William Pike was able to land in the perfect spot…

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Mauritius Apprentice Lured Back To Perth

Mauritian apprentice jockey Brandon Louis returns to Perth next week after he was granted a three-month temporary visa. The 23-year-old is no stranger to local riding ranks and his having his second stint in WA after honing his riding skills in a one month stay last year. Being back in the west for another stretch…

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No Wear Out Factor For Wrinkly

Trainer Neville Parnham isn’t concerned that a long preparation will catch up with Wrinkly in this weekend’s Listed Cyril Flower Stakes (1200m) at Ascot. The five-year-old will be having his eighth run for his campaign on Saturday in the $100,000 event, where he’s also dropping back to the sprint trip. Wrinkly was unplaced last start,…

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History Of The Cyril Flower Stakes

CYRIL FLOWER STAKES-BACKGROUND • Marjoleo, Heron Bridge, Watermans Bay and Black Heart Bart are some of the best Western Australian sprinters to have graced the Cyril Flower Stakes honour roll, one of two feature races at Ascot on Saturday. • The Cyril Flower Stakes, a Listed race, that is now worth $100,000, was first staged…

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Parochial Fans Rally Behind Material Man

Trainer Justin Warwick admits the level of support for his champion galloper Material Man in the world’s richest 1600m race has caught him by surprise. Material Man is high in the public voting for the inaugural $5 million All-Star Mile, currently placed 8th, with voting to close next Monday. Material Man enhanced his profile with…

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Pateman’s Dream Win

Mitchell Pateman has ridden in races with a higher profile and achieved bigger wins in his career, but Sunday’s success in the Great Southern will forever be etched in his memory. In an emotional victory, the Albany-born hoop clinched a life-long ambition when he partnered The Big Show to win the Wellington & Reeves Albany…

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Rock Magic Gets Close To Return

While one potential star emerged for the Chris Gangemi team on Saturday, another of their established heroes is on the verge of making his much-anticipated comeback. Out of action since last May with a knee injury, Rock Magic has had to play second fiddle and sit in the shadows of his highly-rated stable mate Samizdat,…

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Warning To Trainers

WARTA have recently become aware of several positive findings in both preliminary and B swab samples to Flunixin, in excess of the screening limits for both plasma and urine in horses racing in WA. Anecdotal evidence suggests that in a number of these cases medications containing flunixin, have been administered outside of the accepted withholding…

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