First stakes winner by Rogano

Rogano sired his first stakes winner when the Fred Kersley-trained Taxagano landed the LR Ascot Gold Cup (1800m) on Saturday.

Forced to race three-wide, he moved forward at the half-mile and forged to the lead close to home for a short-head victory over Forceful (Hard Spun).  “I wasn’t confident in…

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Sessions a rising influence in WA

Put A Spell On You is the latest promising 3yo to win at Ascot for Oakland Park’s emerging sire Sessions.

The debutante did it the hard way on Thursday in the XXXX Summer Bright Maiden (1100m).  She crossed from a wide gate to sit outside the lead and then fought…

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Near flawless fertility for Ducimus

Ducimus has achieved a near flawless fertility rating in his first book and that news coincided with recent feature doubles at Randwick and Flemington for his sire Snitzel.

Rivercrest Park owner Steve Hoare reports Ducimus has stopped all bar one or two mares in a book that numbered upwards of…

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The Velvet King to Rule Railway

Scenic Lodge sire Universal Ruler grabbed a double at Ascot on Saturday but the biggest run of the afternoon came in defeat when The Velvet King finished third in the G2 Lee-Steere Stakes (1400m).

The Velvet King got first run in the straight but was overhauled in the final stages…

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Smart mare franks form in Goldfields

Kalgoorlie trainer Peter Fernie won’t be tempted to keep Smarty in work after the Galah mare landed her fourth win in a row at Ascot.

Smarty completed a hat-trick at the final meeting of the season in the Goldfields last week and she franked that form-line in the Amelia Park…

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Red Can Man rebounds in Fairetha Stakes

Red Can Man bounced back from a disappointing run at Ascot last month to score a brave victory in the LR Fairetha Stakes (1400m) on Saturday.

The 3yo son of Yarradale Stud sire Gingerbread Man appeared in trouble when tackled by Jericho Missile but refused to surrender and was still…

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Our Danni delivers for All American

All American has taken over top spot on the WA 2YO sires’ table following his second early-season winner on Saturday.

The Geisel Park sire and trainer Dion Luciani jumped the gun with Too Spicy on October 26 and they doubled up at Ascot with Our Danni in the CBRE Supports…

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WA raider Reykjavik claims Chatham Stakes

Reykjavik has continued the remarkable winning run for WA raiders at interstate carnivals this spring.

The Lindsey Smith-trained galloper won the G3 Chatham Stakes (1400m) for Balmoral Park Stud owner Neil Irvine and breeder James Ch’ng on Saturday.  It was his second black-type victory at Flemington following the Winter Championship…

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First winner by Rockferry

Former WA sire Rockferry (NZ) sired his first winner on Friday when Go It Alone prevailed on debut at Warrnambool.  The 3yo gelding is trained by Lindsey Smith locally for owner-breeder Geoff Evans.

Go It Alone won the All New Corolla Sedan Highweight (1700m) under Irish jockey Shane Jackson who…

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Promising Amelia winner at Ascot

Amelia’s Contraire has the potential and the pedigree to make the grade in black-type company this season.

Trained by Simon Miller for a syndicate managed by Amelia Park owner Peter Walsh, she’s still learning the trade but was a very impressive winner of the Fifth Leg Hcp (1200m) at Ascot…

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