Rising star by Gingerbread Man

Axel ‘R’ Eight will be set for the 2019 WATC Derby after putting his staying credentials on the line at Belmont on Wednesday.

A 3yo son of Yarradale Stud sire Gingerbread Man, he won a Northam maiden over 2200m second time out and looked a rising star when following up…

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Sessions strengthens Lonhro sireline

Safeguard and Sessions have got plenty in common apart from standing together at Oakland Park Stud in WA this season.

Bred and raced by Sheikh Mohammed, they were precocious sons of Champion Darley stallions and both won Group sprints under the guidance of trainer Peter Snowden.

Sessions (Lonhro) and Safeguard (Exceed…

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Spritz sparkles for All American

All American maintained his strong start to the season with a debut win by All A Spritz at Echuca on Saturday.

It was the Geisel Park sire’s 12th individual winner this term and followed the first-up victory of Crystal Billy for Team Hawkes at Goulburn on Friday.

All A Spritz galloped…

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Peters wins long-term Battle

Bob Peters is a dominant figure in Perth’s racing ranks through a blue-blooded breeding program and a cold-blooded attitude to gallopers not paying their way.

In normal circumstances, Peters would have culled Battle Storm long before the 4yo gelding finally faced the starter for the first time at Belmont last…

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Stella surge at Belmont

Stella Anne reacted to a perfectly-timed ride by Craig Staples to score a narrow victory in the Events At Ascot Hcp (1200m) at Belmont on Wednesday.

The Galah filly beat a wall of horses headed by Maschino Miss (Maschino) and Pletto (Playing God).  Front-runner Warzachantz (War Chant) still held a…

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Belmont trifecta for Vital Equine

When was the last time a WA-based stallion sired a trifecta in Perth?

That was the question being asked at Belmont on Saturday when Vital Equine (Ire) provided all three placegetters in the Amelia Park Lodge Hcp (1400m).

His 4yo mare Electric Light completed a winning hat-trick with a half-length victory…

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Shore thing wins in Ireland

Vital Equine sired a winner with a difference when Monumental Man kicked clear in an Irish beach race on Thursday.

The once-a-year fixture takes place at Laytown, 50km north of Dublin, and is the only meeting run on a beach under the Rules of Racing in Ireland and Britain.

Vital Equine,…

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Historic Hong Kong win for Blackfriars

Blackfriars import Most Beautiful created history at Happy Valley on Wednesday night as the first Conghua-trained horse to win in Hong Kong.

The HK$3.7 billion facility is now officially part of Hong Kong racing environment and winning trainer Danny Shum was full of praise for the new set-up.  “It’s really…

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Step Dancing to summer carnival

War Chant (USA) unveiled another stakes winning filly of the future when Dance Music bolted in at Belmont on Wednesday.

A runaway debut winner at Northam last month, she cruised in front and then let down with a quick sectional for another three-length victory in the Hahn Superdry Hcp (1200m).


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New home for Black Tom

Prying Tom will be given the chance to emulate his sire Black Tom in the LR Kalgoorlie Cup (2300m) on October 6.

The progressive stayer will head to the Goldfields if he continues to improve off a last-start victory in the Marina East Apartments Hcp (2100m) at Belmont.  “He has…

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