Venom Strikes Gold

Goldfields galloper Inject The Venom upheld local pride when he repelled Perth raiders to win the Listed $130,000 XXXX Gold Kalgoorlie Cup (2300m) on Sunday. In a thrilling three-way finish, Inject The Venom, trained by Peter Fernie and ridden by Randy Tan, burst through between runners in the shadows of the post. Starting at $16.70…

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Veteran Hoop Chases Further Kalgoorlie Memories

Veteran jockey Peter Hall is fondly known in racing circles as the country cups king of Western Australia. The popular 51-year-old has earned that title after winning a host of major country races across the state. Broome Cups, Bunbury Cups, Pinjarra Cups, Esperance Cups, Albany Cups and Northam Cups are just some of the races that rate…

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Durrant’s Kalgoorlie Cup Affair

First Affair can become the first stayer since Lawmaker in 2002 to win a famous Goldfields double in the same season when she tackles the $130,000 Listed XXXX Gold Kalgoorlie Cup (2300m) on Saturday. The Adam Durrant-trained mare captured the first leg of a prestigious double when she charged home strongly to defeat State Prosecutor…

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Top Jockey To Return Home

Perth riding ranks has been given a big boost with gun jockey Chris Parnham returning home to ride at the Ascot carnival. Parnham has been based in Melbourne since May, but in a cut throat environment, he has struggled to gain regular opportunities. Parnham’s trainer-father Neville said his son will fly back to take rides at…

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Turner & Friaresque Combine For Hannans Success

With experienced jockey Troy Turner back aboard Friaresque in Wednesday’s $120,000 Listed Hannans Handicap (1400m), trainer Vaughn Sigley’s confidence has grown. The experienced hoop has the best record on Friaresque, having partnered the son of Blackfriars to all three of his career victories, including the last at Belmont over a year ago. “He is a…

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Pounamu’s Future Unclear

Alan Mathews believes his star grey gelding Pounamu may have run his last race in Perth after he was forced to abandon his Melbourne spring campaign. Pounamu was scratched from Sunday’s Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield and the Muchea trainer is uncertain about his future. “The trainer is coming home on Tuesday and…

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Path Uncertain For Promising Pablo

Part-owner Wally Daly has a conundrum to consider, but it’s a challenge he certainly isn’t complaining about. Daly and trainer Sean Casey are locked in discussion over what path Pablo’s Poem will take in the next few months. The Lope De Vega gelding underlined his potential with an easy win at Belmont on Saturday, outgunning a…

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History Of The Hannans Handicap

HANNANS HANDICAP OVERVIEW Kalgoorlie’s feature sprint race, the Hannans Handicap, was first run in March 1897 and won by Laura. There were two Hannan races staged in 1897 with Common going on to win five months later in August. Notable winners include Lorna’s Nuisance who won the race in three consecutive years: (1977-78-79). Dual winners…

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Wolfe Rallies Behind Lordhelpmerun

Albany trainer Steve Wolfe is confident Lordhelpmerun can overcome top weight and a betting drift when the talented three-year-old launches his return to racing at Belmont on Saturday. Last season’s Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) champion has been allocated 60kg and is a noted TAB drifter, going from $2.50 out to $5 in the Happy 90th…

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WA Racing News Update

SHARON MILLER Trainer Sharon Miller’s hopes of securing a second consecutive XXXX Gold-Kalgoorlie Cup (2300m) has been dealt a blow with Prying Tom ruled out of the Goldfields feature next Saturday. Prying Tom was scratched from last Sunday’s Boulder Cup (2100m) after he was found to be lame and he hasn’t come up in time…

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