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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 …

He’s Remarkable Railway Appeal Crushed

He’s Remarkable Railway Appeal Crushed

25 Jan, 2012

The appeal from connections of He’s Remarkable to overturn the Railway Stakes decision has failed before it even got off the ground.

Connections launched the bid after the felt they were wrongly stripped of the $1 million Group 1 title during November last year in Perth.

Today though the WA Racing Penalties Appeal Tribunal threw …

Fuddle Dee Duddle Targets Eastern Autumn Campaign

Fuddle Dee Duddle Targets Eastern Autumn Campaign

5 Jan, 2012

Jockey Dwayne Dunn has been enlisted to ride rising Perth star Fuddle Dee Duddle in the Listed Blue Diamond Preview for fillies on January 26.

Fuddle Dee Duddle will resume in this Saturday’s Westspeed Plate at Ascot after having a two month spell.

The two-year-old filly has had one win from two starts, winning the …

Apprentice Ben Kennedy Handed 9 Month Suspension

Apprentice Ben Kennedy Handed 9 Month Suspension

4 Jan, 2012

Young apprentice jockey Ben Kennedy has been served a nine month ban from riding after testing positive to drugs on December 24.

The top jockey tested positive for both amphetamines and cannabis at Ascot Racecourse.

Kennedy was tested after he was found asleep in the jockey’s room before race 8 on Christmas Eve.

The 19-year-old’s …

Full Peal To Bypass Perth Cup For Sydney Start

Full Peal To Bypass Perth Cup For Sydney Start

13 Dec, 2011

Emerging star Full Peal is expected to forgo a trip to Western Australia to contest the Group 2 Perth Cup on New Year’s Eve in favour of a run in Sydney.

Co-trainer Symon Wilde will now aim Pull Peal at the Summer Cup at Rosehill later in the month.

The $125,000 Summer Cup will be …

Latoria Headed For Summer Scorcher

Latoria Headed For Summer Scorcher

5 Dec, 2011

Jim Taylor is looking towards a start in the Summer Scorcher in Perth got his talented mare Latoria this New Years Eve.

The five-year-old mare has won both her previous starts this campaign, with her most recent being a three length victory in the Lord Mayor’s Cup at Ascot last Saturday.

The Oratorio mare will …

Wheels Turning On He’s Remarkable Appeal

Wheels Turning On He’s Remarkable Appeal

5 Dec, 2011

The drama surrounding the Railway Stakes protest will drag on even further with owners of He’s Remarkable now almost certain to take the matter to court.

They have sought leave to appeal the decision where stewards stripped him of the win in favour of the second placed Luckygray due to interference at the 600m mark.…

Miller Places Lopov On Perth Cup Path

Miller Places Lopov On Perth Cup Path

2 Dec, 2011

Ascot trainer Simon Miller is currently preparing his new stable acquisition Lopov for a run in the Group 2 Perth Cup at Ascot on New Year’s Eve.

The four-year-old gelding will be first-up in the Cup after a two month break following his last run at Flemington.

It will be the first time Lopov runs …

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 …

Schofield On Strict Diet For Kingston Town Stakes Ride

Schofield On Strict Diet For Kingston Town Stakes Ride

28 Nov, 2011

Sydney jockey Glyn Schofield is about to begin a diet that will allow him to ride talented galloper King Saul in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic at Ascot this weekend.

Schofield will need to get down under King Saul’s weight allocation of 52 kilograms in time for the $500,000 race.

“I’ve got to lose …