Kukerin crew grab cash on Goldfields

A grand total of 53 fans doesn’t sound like much.  Lots of racehorses have hundreds, even thousands of followers.

However, when your fan-base constitutes an entire township, well, that’s something different.

And to the good folk of Kukerin, 300km from Perth, Kalgoorlie Cup winner Cougar Express really is the their pin…

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Cougar claims Kalgoorlie Cup

Cougar Express won Sunday’s LR Kalgoorlie Cup (2300m) shouldering the heaviest weight to victory in the modern era.

The Danehill Express gelding equalled the record of Mallant (Nilo) who won the 1957 Kal Cup for owner-trainer Eric O’Malley carrying the equivalent of 59kg.

Apprentice Aaron Mitchell settled Cougar Express within striking…

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Silent Sedition set for Perth

Silent Sedition will miss the G1 Myer Stakes at Flemington to be set for the Perth summer carnival.

A paddock injury has forced trainer Andrew Noblet to keep the 4yo mare on light duties in advance of the Melbourne spring carnival.  “She pulled a muscle and it put her back…

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Bart propels Blackfriars into Australian Top 5

Black Heart Bart led home a Group 1 quinella for Western Australia with a comprehensive victory in the Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield.

It was the third Group 1 for the son of Scenic Lodge champion Blackfriars following the Memsie Stakes and Goodwood Hcp earlier this year.  He drew clear…

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Hannans highlight for Pike and Vital Equine

Vital Equine (Ire) has marked his relocation to Rosalee Park by siring LR Hannans Hcp (1400m) winner Socially Unique.

Yarradale Stud retained ownership of Vital Equine when transferring him to Rosalee Park in Serpentine last month.

Starting a $3.80 favourite, Socially Unique improved his strike-rate to 9 wins in 18 starts…

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Sailor a fair sort for Hala Bek

Trainer Nick Cox reckons he’s got a fair sort of horse with late bloomer Lone Sailor.

He races the Hala Bek gelding in partnership with Dick Vincent and admitted it was easy to like his last-start win at Belmont.  Paul Harvey’s ride was pretty to watch, too.

Lone Sailor had won…

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Yarradale on Cloud 9

Bradbury’s Luck finished off an outstanding week for Yarradale Stud sires with Run It Twice in Singapore on Sunday.

Yarradale race-replays were on a loop with 9 winners in 5 days.

Run It Twice unleashed a withering last-to-first finish to score a soft two-length victory under Glen Boss at Kranji.  The…

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Hot Chocolate benefit for Blackfriars

Black Heart Bart just missed the chocolates when beaten in the G1 Makybe Diva Stakes but he can bounce back to winning form in the G1 Underwood Stakes at Caulfield next Saturday.

The Sunspeed star has helped propel his sire Blackfriars into the Australian Top 10 with progeny prizemoney of…

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More black-type for City Place

Yarradale Stud sire City Place (USA) was back in black-type when Royal Jewely won the Winter Melody Stakes (1700m) in Delaware on Wednesday.

The speedy filly (pictured) led at every call to coast home by more than 5 lengths after two months on the sidelines.  She was last seen winning…

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Breeders agree to new Rules of Racing

Racing Australia and Thoroughbred Breeders Australia have been working together to provide clarification to the thoroughbred racing and breeding industry in respect of the new Rules of Racing relating to traceability.

As a result of those discussions, the new Rules have been amended to clarify that the Stewards will only…

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