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First Among Equals Better than Winterbottom Stakes Odds Suggest

First Among Equals Better than Winterbottom Stakes Odds Suggest

23 Nov, 2016

Trainer Simon Miller is confident that sprinter First Among Equals is far better than his 2016 Winterbottom Stakes odds suggest, leading into the Group 1 feature race at Ascot on Saturday.

Trainer Simon Miller has a healthy respect for horses like Malaguerra (pictured) in the Winterbottom Stakes field. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

First Among Equals …

Tradesman Ready for Railway Stakes

Tradesman Ready for Railway Stakes

16 Nov, 2016

Co-trainer Todd Harvey is confident that Tradesman will lay a typically great account for himself when he makes his Group 1 debut in the Railway Stakes (1600m) at Perth’s Ascot Racecourse on Saturday.

Tradesman has been charged with overcoming the likes of Disposition (pictured) in Saturday’s Railway Stakes in Perth. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Tradesman …

Work to Decide the Future of Happy Trails

Work to Decide the Future of Happy Trails

28 Jun, 2016

Trainer Paul Beshara has revealed he will allow the work completed by popular gelding Happy Trails through the coming weeks dictate whether or not the horse will be set for a final racing campaign through the forthcoming 2016 Spring Carnival.

Paul Beshara will allow Happy Trails’ work to determine his future in racing. Photo: Race …

Perth Cup No Certainty for Delicacy

Perth Cup No Certainty for Delicacy

21 Dec, 2015

Delicacy returned to winning form with a commanding performance for success in Saturday’s Group 2 CB Cox Stakes (2100m) at Ascot Racecourse, however prominent owner Bob Peters has revealed the talented mare is no certainty to contest the Perth Cup (2400m) on January 2nd.

Despite winning Saturday’s CB Cox Stakes, Delicacy is no …

Elite Belle gets the nod from Pike in Kingston Town Classic

Elite Belle gets the nod from Pike in Kingston Town Classic

3 Dec, 2013

Perth’s premier jockey Williams Pike will ride Elite Belle in the Group 1 $500,000 TAB Touch – Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot on Saturday after the mare got the nod over stablemate Ranger.

Luckygray remains the favourite for the Kingston Town Classic. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

Pike has selected the lightly-raced five year old …

Barakey to defend Winterbottom Stakes crown

Barakey to defend Winterbottom Stakes crown

23 Aug, 2013

Perth trainer Jim Taylor has put a disastrous Melbourne Autumn Carnival behind him as he prepares his sprinting sensation Barakey to defend his Winterbottom Stakes crown over the Summer.

Barakey pulled up lame after finishing 11th to Shamexpress, above, in the Newmarket Handicap at Flemington. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

Barakey had taken the Western Australian …

Gollan hoping for good Doomben 10,000 track

Gollan hoping for good Doomben 10,000 track

22 May, 2013

Eagle Farm trainer Tony Gollan has his fingers crossed that today’s forecast rain can sidestep Doomben and give his Doomben 10,000 chance Spirit Of Boom a good racing surface for Saturday.

Spirit Of Boom needs a good track to produce his best form. Photo by Steve Hart.

Wet track duffer Spirit Of Boom needs a …

Luckygray facing wet track for first time

Luckygray facing wet track for first time

17 Aug, 2012

Luckygray’s ability to handle a wet track for the first time at Caulfield tomorrow will help connections mapped out the remainder of his Spring campaign.

The top Western Australian galloper is a winner of ten from thirteen starts but hasn’t raced on anything worst than a dead 5 in the West.

Luckygray’s debut run in …

Luckygray gets go ahead for Melbourne Spring Carnival

Luckygray gets go ahead for Melbourne Spring Carnival

25 Jun, 2012

Western Australian trainer Gino Poletti has given the go ahead for Luckygray to be tested during the Melbourne Spring Carnival before returning for a second Railway Stakes during the Summer.

Perth’s favourite racehorse won last year’s Group 1 $1m Carlton Draught Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on November 19 on protest from Kiwi He’s Remarkable …