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Perth fillies need luck in South Australian Derby

Perth fillies need luck in South Australian Derby

13 May, 2016

Perth fillies Arcadia Dream and First Impressions will need plenty of luck from wide barriers in the Group 1 $500,000 South Australian Derby (2500m) at Morphettville on Saturday.

Charlevoix, above, is the favourrite for the South Australian Derby at Morphettville. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Prominent West Australian owner Bob Peters knows his two fillies …

Perth fillies among nominations for 2016 Queensland Oaks

Perth fillies among nominations for 2016 Queensland Oaks

5 May, 2016

The two best performed staying fillies from Perth, Arcadia Dream and First Impressions, are among the nominations for the Group 1 $500,000 Treasury Casino & Hotel Queensland Oaks (2400m) to be run at Eagle Farm on June 4.

Ambience, above, is one of six fillies John O’Shea nominated for the Queensland Oaks at Eagle Farm. …

Kia Ora Koutou to peak for 2016 W.A.T.C. Derby

Kia Ora Koutou to peak for 2016 W.A.T.C. Derby

14 Apr, 2016

Race favourite Kia Ora Koutou will line up in peak condition in Saturday’s Group 2 $400,000 Schweppes W.A.T.C. Derby (2400m) at Ascot in Perth according to trainer Adam Durrant.

Kia Ora Koutou ran third to Tarzino, above, in the 2015 Victoria Derby at Flemington. Photo by Steve Hart.

The premiership winning Perth trainer is confident …

Pike selects Arcadia Dream as WATC Derby mount

Pike selects Arcadia Dream as WATC Derby mount

12 Apr, 2016

Perth’s leading jockey William Pike has selected Arcadia Dream as his mount for the Group 2 $400,000 Schweppes W.A.T.C Derby (2400m) at Ascot in Perth on Saturday.

Pike had to choose between the Grant Williams trained stablemates W.A. Oaks winner First Impressions, last start beaten Oaks favourite Arcadia Dream and Heart Starter.

The runaway leader …