Horror draw no drama for Hoi An

Hoi An has been cursed by bad barriers but a wide gate didn’t prevent her powering home to a half-length victory in the G3 WA Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) on Saturday.

The Longma filly came from last to collar G2 Karrakatta Plate winner Ex Sport Man (Playing God) close to…

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Rose blooming in Great Southern

Back in September 2019, Strathmore Rose was labelled an early-comer when placed in the first 2yo trials of the season at Lark Hill.

The War Chant (USA) filly was nominated for the Initial Plate but was scratched and didn’t reappear until a debut second at Belmont in August 2020.  Great…

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Protest favours Just A Pinch

Trainers Sean & Jake Casey continued their good run with Yarradale Stud sire Gingerbread Man when Just A Pinch survived a protest at Belmont on Wednesday.

Just A Pinch (3f Gingerbread Man – Mireille by Husson) established a winning break at the top of the straight in the Amelia Park…

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Hi World to stand at Kelstar Park

Kelstar Park has tapped into the emerging High Chaparral sireline to stand his Group 3 winner Hi World in Western Australia.

Hi World won the G3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) and G3 Frank Packer Plate (2000m) in Sydney for a Slade Bloodstock syndicate that had purchased him for $120,000 from…

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Featherweight & Funny Az double for Snippetson

Trainer Dan Morton is hoping Featherweight (Snippetson) can upend a proven route into the G3 WA Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) this Saturday.

Every Sires’ winner for the last decade – bar one – has come off a fortnight’s break from the G2 Karrakatta Plate.  The only exception has been Prentice…

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Lightning strikes for Spiritjim

Spiritjim (Fr) has been purchased to stand in WA by Lightning Bloodstock and will cover his first book at Roselee Park in Serpentine this year.

A son of Champion sire Galileo (Ire), he won four stakes races to Group 2 level in Paris after being purchased for €310,000 at the…

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Pope’s Divine intervention at Pinjarra

Divine Shadow will have a short spell in the wake of his LR Pinjarra Cup (2300m) victory on Sunday with connections now looking ahead to the Belmont winter season.

The Brett Pope-trained stayer became the 43rd stakes winner for Blackfriars on Sunday when cruising home by the best part of…

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TBWA Winner of the Week – Kaptain Kaos

Kaptain Kaos won like a horse going places when he stormed down the outside to score running away from How’s The Serenity (Magnus) and Bragwell (I’m All The Talk) in the Cool Ridge Hcp (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday.

The Demerit 3yo completed a hat-trick for…

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Peters Investments marshalling a new Empire

Western Empire (NZ) will be the leading light for Peters Investments next season following his determined victory in the G2 WATC Derby (2400m) at Ascot.

The Iffraaj (GB) homebred started a long odds-on favourite but had to work hard to defeat gallant filly Temptacion (All Too Hard) by three-quarters of…

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Parnham goes full-circle at Ascot

Neville Parnham returned from last week’s Inglis Easter Yearling Sale to see City Circle break a run of outs in Heat 2 of the Westspeed Platinum Autumn Series (1100m) at Ascot.

Saturday’s win might have been her first since February 2020 but City Circle has been a reliable money-spinner for…

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