Country racecaller Ric McIntosh was forced to apologise on Saturday after a shocking and “socially unacceptable” on-air gaffe.
Classy five-year-old Valour Road maintained his long run of success in top company and booked a ticket to the rich Railway Stakes when winning the $200,000 Hyperion Stakes at Belmont.
TRAINER Jason Manning’s Noir De Rue showed his first-up class riding away from the competition to take the win in the feature race two Queen’s Birthday Race Day Handicap (1200m) at Fannie Bay
The Premier is set to announce an additional $40 million for the state’s racing industry to create jobs and deliver infrastructure.
Trainer Darren McAuliffe has flagged a possible return to Melbourne for The Velvet King, who is the popular favourite for tomorrow’s Hyperion Stakes at Belmont.
Jockey Steven Parnham is adamant Group 1 winner Kay Cee will bounce back from her poor first-up run, provided the Belmont track isn’t too wet for Saturday’s Hyperion Stakes.
The Velvet King’s dominant Belmont Sprint win first-up and Perth’s wet weather has boosted jockey Mitchell Pateman’s confidence ahead of the Hyperion Stakes.
The apprentice jockey booted home her first city winner on How’s The Serenity for her boss, Simon Miller, at Belmont Park today.
Co-trainers Dan and Ben Pearce swooped to gain the services of Chris Parnham when William Pike, who rode Dig Deep in the Belmont Sprint last start, committed to riding Leading Girl.
Classy WA sprinter Battle Storm’s winter campaign has been ended by a race injury and his managing owner Bob Peters is calling for reviews of Perth track surfaces.
Trainer Simon Miller plans to test class sprinter Valour Road’s stamina with a distance increase in Saturday’s $200,000 weight-for age Hyperion Stakes (1600m) at Belmont Park.
Graceful Girl bounded into carnival calculations when winning today’s $100,000 Raconteur Stakes (1400m) for champion jockey William Pike at Belmont Park.
Reinsman Gary Hall Jr was bitterly disappointed after grand pacer Chicago Bull ran second as a long odds-on favourite behind Major Times in an upset at Gloucester Park last night.
Co-trainers Chris and Michael Gangemi have high hopes Written Matter can deliver them a repeat class jump coup by winning today’s Listed $100,000 Raconteur Stakes at Belmont.
Trainer Darren Taylor is adamant his first starter in a feature race can play a part when She’s God To You tackles the Raconteur Stakes at Belmont on Saturday.
Trainer Bob Baffert has been suspended for two years by Churchill Downs after a second positive drug test from Medina Spirit, the Kentucky Derby winner.
Trainer Colin Webster has booked Laqdar Ramoly to ride Billy Ain’t Silly though the apprentice cannot claim his 2kg allowance on the gelding in Saturday’s $100,000 Raconteur Stakes at Belmont.
A Chris Waller trained prize mare who was in foal to one of the country’s top sires was one of five thoroughbreds killed in a float crash in the Hunter Valley.
Owner Bob Peters said a final call on whether the three-year-old does take her place will be made on the eve of the $100,000 race, but early indications were encouraging.
Jaime O’Bree is still on a high after her success with Tiger Of Malay in last Saturday’s Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes at Eagle Farm.
Talented sprinter Ambiente shrugged off retirement plans when showing no sign of former hoof problems in an impressive 950m Lark Hill barrier trial win for William Pike yesterday.
Durrant had hoped to fly Come Play With Me and possibly Massimo and Money Matters to Melbourne on Monday night, but Melbourne’s lockdown ended his plans.
A veteran country trainer is facing the prospect of being stripped of a recent win because of an error by Racing and Wagering WA handicappers.
Golden Nugget winner Shockwave has been cleared by veterinarians to trial this week and he looks set to be a Gloucester Park winter drawcard ahead of tackling carnival features.
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