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New committee members for TBWA

Thoroughbred Breeders’ WA conducted its AGM at Belmont Park on Saturday morning and among key outcomes was the election of Sue Olive and Helen Morton to the committee.

Olive and her husband Alan own Gold Front Thoroughbreds spread over 300 acres south of Gingin.  They developed the property into a…

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Belmont boilover for Blackfriars

Blackfriars mare Kensington Abbey caused an upset when she returned to form in the John Pope Hcp (2100m) at Belmont on Saturday.

It was her first win since July last year and she did it sitting outside the leader Grand Cadeaux who firmed from $7.50 into $2.50.  Stepping up from…

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Geisel Park Star at Geelong

The Lindsay Park connection has supplied another promising maiden winner for Geisel Park stallion All American.

His 3yo filly Graceful Star romped home by three lengths in the Toyota Maiden Plate (1300m) at Geelong on Friday. She was a $30,000 buy for a Lindsay Park ladies syndicate from Geisel Park…

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Patience pays at Lynward Park

The Enchantress took a half-dozen starts to break through this time in and now she’s on a hat-trick after wins at Northam and Belmont.

A Lynward Park homebred for Ted, Troy & Chad van Heemst, she went via the cape in the Avon Valley but had to weave through traffic…

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Awesome arrivals at Gold Front

Gold Front Thoroughbreds owners Alan and Sue Olive are on the verge of another busy breeding season with their Group 1 winning stallion Awesome Rock.

In a recent interview with Milne Feeds, Sue Olive recalled how it all began back in 2011-12.  “Actually, we bred Awesome Rock at Coolmore Stud…

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War Chant whirlwind in Goldfields

Oorah is one of the finds of the season in Kalgoorlie after another eye-catching victory in the Tilly’s Takeaway Hcp (1600m) on Sunday.

The War Chant (USA) mare only had a York maiden to her credit in 10 starts before transferring to the Goldfields earlier this year. Nevertheless, local trainer…

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Winning platoon by Patronize

A sequence of near-misses turned into a winning run for Darling View stallion Patronize on the weekend.

The signs weren’t promising when he sired two seconds at Belmont on Wednesday (Cristal Dane & Patrocity) and followed up with another second at Pinjarra on Thursday (Bedouin Belle).

But Patronize bounced back with…

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Snowchino joins summer squad for Harrison

David Harrison added another name to his line-up of 3yo colts and fillies when Snowchino spaced her rivals at Belmont on Saturday.

Still in her first prep, the flashy daughter of Maschino was a convincing winner of the Happy Birthday Jacquie Young Plate (1400m).  Coming off a Northam maiden on…

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Change of scenery spurs Crockett

Tony McEvoy can’t look into a crystal-ball to see that makes Crockett tick so he looked outside the square to get the gelding back in winning form at Flemington.

Crockett won with a flashing-light on debut at Morphettville last October and followed up with a good second in the LR…

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Demerit spans seasons at Belmont

Demerit bridged the old and new seasons at Belmont with Taunton Vale-bred winners Yindi and Yeah Dardy.

Yindi claimed the New Dimension Air Con Hcp (1300m) during the final city meeting for 2017-18. It was worth $78,000 in prizemoney and Westspeed bonuses for part-owners Neville Duncan and John Jones.

“He took…

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