Marvellous Mia Dolce Delivers For Buckley

Iron filly Mia Dolce has given young trainer Jayce Buckley his first win as a trainer, taking out the Glory Glory Plate (1000m) at Belmont. It was just the second time the two-year-old has started for Buckley, having done her previous racing with Frank Pangallo and George Davies. Buckley, a former jockey in WA and…

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Shinju Faces New Test In Perth

Shinju will face his first test in Western Australia for new trainer Chris Gangemi when he tackles the Vale Bruno Tognini Handicap (1000m) at Belmont on Saturday. The Written Tycoon three-year-old has not raced since winning his sole race for previous trainers Peter and Paul Snowden at Gosford last October. At his seventh race start…

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Lord Ludlow Rules After Shaky Beginning

Paul Jordan knows as well as anyone the vagaries of training thoroughbreds. As one of Western Australia’s most skillful horseman, he’s experienced the highs and lows of racing. Two Group 1 victories in the WA Derby and a string of other major Perth races are certainly the highs. The lows are when a yearling suffers…

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Broome Inspires Jelani Express

Like a lot of horses Jelani Express has thrived in a change of environment. After just one win from his first 21 starts, Jelani Express has rediscovered his zest for racing in Broome. The Henny Hughes gelding is unbeaten since being taken up north and last Saturday racked up his fourth straight win on the…

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WA Racing News Update

FRIAR FOX Trainer Justine Erkelens says Friar Fox will go out for a short break after she finished unplaced as the favourite at Belmont on Saturday. Backing up after winning over a mile on June 22, the daughter of Blackfriars ran 10th to Spiritual Warrior, beaten nine lengths. Friar Fox was having her third start…

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Pike Hasn’t Given Up On His Queen

Champion Perth jockey William Pike is still hopeful of retaining the ride on star Western Australian filly Arcadia Queen as she pursues rich prizemoney in Sydney later this spring. Arcadia Queen, a star of the Ascot carnival last year, will test her credentials in the $14 million The Everest at Randwick and the inaugural $7.5…

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WA Duo Score At Flemington

West Australian-trained horses have had a day out at Flemington this afternoon, with Malibu Style and Reykjavik taking out Listed races at the venue this afternoon. Malibu Style bought up his fourth Listed race success in the All Victorian Sprint Series Final (1200m), upstaging his more fancied rivals. Connections of the tough sprinter were made…

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Peters Pair Cruise In Features

True Attraction and Mystery Miss were well fancied to take out the two feature events at Belmont Park, in the colours of owner-breeders Bob and Sandra Peters. They didn’t disappoint. The pair bought up blacktype win number 26 and 27 of the season for the Peters’, the most they have recorded. True Attraction was the…

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Smith Hoping Saturday Will Be Great…Again

It’s already been a landmark week for trainer Lindsey Smith and come Saturday afternoon it could be even better. Smith scored his first Victorian winners at Ballarat on Tuesday since he took over Darren Weir’s Warrnambool stable earlier this year. He will be well represented on both sides of the nation come Saturday afternoon, with…

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Willis To Have Another Ping At Cerise And White

Trainer Chris Willis is under no illusions how big a job his brave filly Ping Me Another has in front of her in Saturday’s Listed Belmont Oaks (2000m). Once again, the Musket filly will present one of the main threats to a star three-year-old donning the famous cerise and white colours of owner-breeders Bob and…

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