Oratorio colt a class act in Karrakatta Plate

Lucky Street is being hailed one of Perth’s best two year-olds of the modern era after demoralising his rivals in the G2 Karrakatta Plate (1200m).

The Oratorio (Aus) colt was in control from the outset and put the race to bed with a brilliant turn of foot to win by…

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Lucky Unicorn filly wins Manawatu Classic

Exquisite Jewel came off a brave fourth placing in the G1 NZ Oaks to win the G3 Manawatu Classic (2000m) at Awapuni on Saturday.

The Lucky Unicorn filly had lodged her Oaks challenge on the home turn but she waited until late in proceedings in the Classic.  “She’s very smart,”…

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Rivercrest Park to stand God Has Spoken

Outstanding galloper God Has Spoken will cover his first book of mares at Rivercrest Park Stud this year.

A powerhouse 16.3hh son of champion sire Blackfriars, he retires with 8 wins and earnings of $1.19 million for the owner-trainer team of Colin Loxton and Neville Parnham.

Rivercrest Park owners Steve and…

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Daring win in Geraldton Cup

Ora Dare gave premier trainer Adam Durrant an overdue victory in the $90,000 Geraldton Cup (2100m) on Sunday.

The Oratorio (Aus) gelding started a $2.70 favourite after a last-start fifth to stablemate Tick Tick Bloom in the Bunbury AHA Cup and he was always travelling like a winner for jockey…

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Proper winner of Raconteur Stakes

The LR Raconteur Stakes (1500m) has been the launching pad for numerous class gallopers over the years and Properantes is heading in the same direction for trainer Colin Webster.

Properantes had won on debut at Pinjarra as a late-season juvenile in July last year and he maintained a spotless first-up…

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First winner by My Atacanta

My Atacanta filly Delicate Miss registered the first win for her Irish bred sire at Ascot on Saturday and she will be given the chance to double up in the G2 Karrakatta Plate this weekend.

Delicate Miss (2f My Atacanta – Delicate Snip by Snippets) had featured in the stewards’…

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Ruler sires three winners in two races!

Universal Ruler owns the best strike-rate of any Australian based stallion this season and it kept rising on Wednesday when he sired three winners in just two races at Ascot.

The Scenic Lodge stallion increased his second-season stats to 17 individual winners from 32 starters after Idyllic Queen won Race…

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Alfred Nobel returns to Lynward Park

Alfred Nobel (Ire) has been purchased outright by Lynward Park Stud owner Ted van Heemst.

The Irish Group 1 winning son of Danehill Dancer will be based permanently at Bullsbrook after shuttling out here for three years until 2013 under an arrangement with Coolmore Stud.

His northern first crop included Explosive…

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Classic candidates on a roll for Peters

Leading owner-breeder Bob Peters has enjoyed phenomenal success over the summer months in Perth and that continued with Battle Hero and Delicacy at Ascot on Saturday.

Both three year-olds are trained by Grant Williams and are being set for their respective classics – Battle Hero (G2 WATC Derby) on April…

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Oratorio colt Streets rivals in Perth

Lucky Street is the WA 2YO Champion elect after winning the LR Perth Stakes (1100m) and he can seal local honours in the G2 Karrakatta Plate on March 28.

Victory in the $500,000 feature at Ascot in a fortnight will also guarantee his sire Oratorio (Aus) captures a fifth Sunspeed…

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