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Starstruck Classic Conditions to Suit Miss Rose De Lago

Starstruck Classic Conditions to Suit Miss Rose De Lago

17 Dec, 2014

Claiming several commendable results this time in without being able to break through for a black type race win, trainer Simon Miller is confident talented mare Miss Rose De Lago will line up for Saturday’s Listed Starstruck Classic (1600m) in peak condition.

Taking out minor Belmont Park sprint over 1300m on October 11th, …

Kersley Hopeful of Resurgent Ihtsahymn in CB Cox Stakes

Kersley Hopeful of Resurgent Ihtsahymn in CB Cox Stakes

17 Dec, 2014

A standout performer over the 2013 Perth racing calendar, trainer Fred Kersley is hopeful of a return to competitive form for four-year-old Ihtsahymn in Saturday’s featured Group 2 CB Cox Stakes (2100m) at Ascot Racecourse.

Ihtsahymn will have to overcome the likes of Mr Moet (pictured) if to claim success in the 2014 CB Cox …

Dueton on Belmont Park Duty Again

Dueton on Belmont Park Duty Again

8 Aug, 2013

This Saturday Perth-based horseman Eric Wake will race his in-form four-year-old Dueton at Belmont Park for the third weekend on the trot with the progressive sprinter looking to make it a winning hat-trick.

Flying Due Sasso gelding Dueton is one of the 13 horses set to contest this year’s edition of the $100,000 Listed Belmont …

Smoko Firing in Perth

Smoko Firing in Perth

25 Jun, 2013

The city that is home to Black Caviar’s understudy Hay List may have unearthed another star.

Raw gelding Smoko had Perth’s racing community buzzing on Saturday when he comfortably led all the way to claim the Tabtouch.mobi Handicap (1000m) by five lengths at Belmont Park.

The dominant display was the second time the sprinter has …

Perth Could Be Answer to Buffering’s Elusive Group 1

Perth Could Be Answer to Buffering’s Elusive Group 1

12 Jun, 2013

The solution to Buffering’s Group 1 drought could lie in Perth in November’s Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot.

Buffering is likely to head to Perth for the Winterbottom Stakes after a Melbourne spring campaign. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Arguably the best horse in the country yet to succeed in the top grade, trainer …

Perth Unveils Smoking New Speedster

Perth Unveils Smoking New Speedster

30 May, 2013

The latest sprint sensation from the west may have been unveiled on Wednesday, with three-year-old gelding Smoko producing a thrilling debut performance.

The Ross and Clint Price-trained galloper blitzed his rivals by four lengths in the Ozbet.com.au Handicap (1000m), clocking a slick time of 56.94 seconds at Belmont Park.

Leading from start to finish, Smoko’s …

James could appeal remarkable Railway decision

James could appeal remarkable Railway decision

23 Nov, 2011

He's Remarkable crossed the line first in the Railway Stakes but was later relegated to second by stewards

Trainer Roger James is considering taking on the West Australian stewards’ decision that relegated He’s Remarkable to second in the $1m Group 1 Railway Stakes(1600m) at Ascot on the weekend.

James believes he may have received the …

Barakey Scratched From Winterbottom Stakes Field

Barakey Scratched From Winterbottom Stakes Field

8 Nov, 2011

Perth’s champion sprinter Barakey has been scratched from the $500,000 Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot later this month.

The four-year-old gelding, who remains unbeaten after six starts, was withdrawn from the race after trainer Jim Taylor revealed he had had enough this campaign.

Taylor had hinted that Barakey was not a certain starter earlier this morning.…

Winterbottom Stakes Granted Group 1 Status

Winterbottom Stakes Granted Group 1 Status

22 Jul, 2011

Western Australia’s Winterbottom Stakes has been officially promoted to Group 1 status by the Australian Pattern Committee.

The decision comes in time for Black Caviar’s expected appearance in this year’s Winterbottom Stakes in November.

However, the good news comes as the committee also recommends that the current Group 1 WATC Derby be downgraded to a …