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Timely winners by War Chant

While War Chant (USA), the 2000 Breeders’ Cup Mile winner, already has plenty of runs on the board, thanks largely to G1 William Reid Stakes winner Silent Sedition, the presence of a flagship horse during the peak period for Perth racing is always a bonus.

He may well have a…

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Wolfe praises the Lord

Steve Wolfe is in for a hectic afternoon with 17 horses entered for the opening meeting of the season at Albany this Sunday.

A winning start at Spencer Park will be a confidence-booster ahead of the G2 WA Guineas (1600m) at Ascot on Saturday week when Wolfe saddles up stable…

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Gold Front star at Gold Coast

Magic Millions released a star-studded catalogue for the Gold Coast Yearling Sale on Tuesday and among the highlights is the WA-bred full-sister to Group 1 winning stallion Awesome Rock.

Gold Front Thoroughbreds owners Alan and Sue Olive entered the Fastnet Rock filly who parades as Lot 375 during the second…

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Dance Music tunes up for Placid Ark

War Chant (USA) unveiled another filly with black-type potential when Dance Music outclassed her rivals in the Cystic Fibrosis Plate (1100m) on Saturday.

Sitting three-wide without cover at Ascot, she left front-runner Stares And Whispers flat-footed for an authoritative win over Pablo’s Poem (Lope de Vega) and Cup Night (Maschino).

Dance…

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Rich returns for Ruler

Universal Ruler came from clouds to claim last season’s WA 2YO sires’ premiership so it would be premature to bet against him for the 3YO title in 2018-19.

The Scenic Lodge sire is currently third on the table but can take top spot with last week’s black-type winners Lady Cosmology…

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Mackinnon is a Trap For Fools

From go to whoa and coast to the coast: the victory of Trap For Fools in Saturday’s G1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington was certainly celebrated far and wide.

Owner-breeder Geoff Evans was drowned out by the large Melbourne crowd when he cheered home the WA-bred winner while former trainer…

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First Blush at Flemington

Don’t Blush Baby should be winning races in Hong Kong instead of saluting the judge and a party-crowd at Flemington.

The Demerit gelding responded to a change of tactics by going all the way in the Off The Track Subzero Hcp (1400m) on Thursday. Relishing the led for James McDonald…

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Special win by Maynard’s Miss

Frank Maynard turned the clock back 40 years when he prepared Miss Frost to win at Ascot on Tuesday.

The Yarradale Stud-bred filly was bailed up in traffic before angling wide and balancing at the top of the straight. She responded for Craig Staples and reeled the field within a…

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Cross-matching at Geisel Park

Geisel Park owner Eddie Rigg didn’t have to delve too deeply into the pedigree of Melbourne Cup winner Cross Counter for a link to his imported Group 1 winner Vert De Grece (Ire).

His sire Verglas (Highest Honor) is a three-quarter brother to Champion French 3yo Sprinter Do The Honours…

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Tess trending ahead of Winterbottom

Dainty Tess is poised to eclipse Silent Sedition as Australia’s leading prizemoney earner by Yarradale Stud sire War Chant (USA).

The Dan Morton-trained sprinter increased her bank-balance to $1.07 million after another pulsating victory in the G3 Prince Of Wales Stakes (1000m) at Ascot on Saturday. That leaves her exactly…

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