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Wagg Out to Break Perth Cup’s Female Trainer Hoodoo

Wagg Out to Break Perth Cup’s Female Trainer Hoodoo

31 Dec, 2014

It has been nearly 20 years since a female trainer prepared a Perth Cup winner, a hoodoo local Ascot-based Paula Wagg hopes to break in 2015 with her mare Balmont Girl.

Wagg will saddle-up the four-year-old daughter of Balmont from a wide barrier in Thursday’s $500,000 Group 2 Golden River Developments Perth Cup (2400m) after …

Carbery to Polish Perth Cup Hope Classique Ivory

Carbery to Polish Perth Cup Hope Classique Ivory

31 Dec, 2014

A string of below par runs will hopefully come to an end in Thursday’s Perth Cup for the Gino Poletti-trained Classique Ivory who has a jockey change with Patrick Carbery booked for the ride.

The local Ascot-based Poletti was forced to look outside of the Savabeel six-year-olds’ two regular riders with Lucas Camilleri on suspension …

Balmont Girl out of C.B. Cox Stakes, runs in W.A. St Leger

Balmont Girl out of C.B. Cox Stakes, runs in W.A. St Leger

17 Dec, 2014

Top fancy Balmont Girl is out of the Group 2 $250,000 LD Total – C.B. Cox Stakes (2100m) and will run in the Listed $100,000 Perth Ice Works W.A. St Leger (2100m) at Ascot on Saturday.

Perth Cup contender Bass Strait will go around in the C.B. Cox Stakes at Ascot. Photo by Race Horse …

W.A. Guineas favourite Disposition drawn ideally

W.A. Guineas favourite Disposition drawn ideally

19 Nov, 2014

W.A. Guineas favourite Disposition has drawn ideally at barrier two to keep his unbeaten record intact at Ascot on Saturday.

Damien Oliver will ride outsider Toppa Dawozza in the W.A Guineas at Ascot. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

Disposition is stepping up to 1600m for the first time in the Group 2 $400,000 Sky Racing-W.A. Guineas …

Railway Stakes Appeal Decision To Be Made Today

Railway Stakes Appeal Decision To Be Made Today

2 Dec, 2011

The owners of Luckygray are currently waiting with baited breath as the connection of He’s Remarkable decide today whether or not to launch an appeal against the protest that lost them the $1 million Railway Stakes in Perth on November 19.

He’s Remarkable originally won the Railway Stakes, however, a protest lodged by Luckygray’s jockey …

Ego Dare’s change of life – 2011 Winterbottom bolter

Ego Dare’s change of life – 2011 Winterbottom bolter

16 Nov, 2011

Ego's Dare will start from barrier 5 in the Winterbottom Stakes

Former Sydney galloper Ego’s Dare has been freshened with beach work since arriving at Grant Williams’ stable in readiness for Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot.

Ego’s Dare transferred from the Gerald Ryan stable after he finished ninth to Down Under …