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Parnham pay-day with Jeraft

Jeraft has landed a rewarding plunge for Parnham Racing followers with a resounding victory in the Merrywell Hcp (1400m) at Ascot.

A Mungrup Stud homebred, Jeraft firmed from $6.50 into $3.20 on the strength of a first-up fourth at Belmont a fortnight ago. Settled midfield in traffic by Chris Parnham,…

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PM Backs Breeding Industry

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has backed the thoroughbred breeding industry, declaring horse racing a crucial part of Australian culture.

Mr Morrison was joined by MPs from all sides of politics at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday to rally behind the industry in an event organised by Thoroughbred Breeders Australia…

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Azzopardi joins Weight Watchers

Trainers Ben and Dan Pearce were mystified when Agent Pippa was asked to carry 57.5kg in the Crown Towers Hcp (1000m) on Saturday.

The Demerit 3yo filly should have been allotted 55kg but she shouldered the extra lead to land in front and bolt in by two lengths under Joe…

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Pocket-rocket claims Crawford Stakes

Man Booker received nationwide coverage for his victory in the G3 Northerly Stakes when the Ascot season commenced on Saturday.

It was featured in Aushorse and ANZ News bulletins on a day when Yarradale Stud sires provided four winners – Man Booker (Discorsi), Dainty Tess (War Chant), Rockon Tommy (Vital…

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Giles wins Man Booker Prize

Leading WA breeder Ellie Giles wasn’t in Melbourne or Perth on Saturday: she was too busy taking care of mares and foals.

She did however take time out to watch the telly as Man Booker won the G3 Northerly Stakes (1400m) at Ascot. Although Ellie’s family has been breeding racehorses…

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Rear-view rivals at Murray Bridge

All American filly Yankee Eyes didn’t give her rivals a second glance winning by four lengths on the Murray Bridge Cup card Friday.

Racing second-up after a promising autumn campaign, she worked to the front and then waved good-bye when given the green-light by Jamie Kah in the BGC Cleaning…

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Lord Helped by Albany Racing Club

Mungrup Stud stallion Playing God is coming off three maiden winners in a week and his star galloper Lordhelpmerun dodged a setback when the Albany trials were postponed on Friday.

Unexpected rain and hail hit the Great Southern on Thursday evening leaving an unsafe surface at Spencer Park. Lordhelpmerun was…

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Jones set to join Gingerbread Star

Gingerbread Man has another winner waiting in the wings following the impressive return of his flag-bearer Achernar Star on the weekend.

The Yarradale Stud sire has well-bred 3yo Ginger Jones ready to break through in Victoria on Thursday. Trainer Andrew Noblet has entered the half-brother to Group 1 winner Silent…

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Racing ahead at Amelia Park

Amelia Park is making major inroads at home and interstate this year with its Vasse operation a burgeoning force in Western Australia.

Owner Peter Walsh and his team have topped the vendor averages at the last three Perth Magic Millions ($122k, $125k & $93k) and that success is flowing through…

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Sabbath on track for WA Guineas

Blackfriars burst through $1 million in earnings this season with a Bunbury double on Saturday but it was the first-up run by Black Sabbath that will have major repercussions leading into the summer carnival.

The Scenic Lodge champion sired Noir De Rue and Big Caroline to wins at the metro-money…

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