First foal by Ducimus

Dick Vincent supported Ducimus when the stakes winning son of Snitzel arrived in WA last year and he was rewarded with the stallion’s first foal this week.

Vincent operates De Grey Park in Capel and his mare Miss Wild was the first to foal down off an early September cover….

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Devine dam dodged polo pedigree

Devine Beast looked one of this season’s better maiden winners at Kalgoorlie when she rocketed home in the Newlands Engineering Maiden (1200m).

The Geisel Park homebred had been unplaced twice at Belmont in July before Ascot trainer Simon Miller sent her to the Goldfields. She will stay there in the…

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Playing God dominates Mungrup Sale

Playing God filled the leader-board when the curtain closed on the Mungrup Stud Dispersal Sale on Tuesday.

His yearling filly from Latoria (Oratorio) topped the bidding when purchased by bloodstock agent Damon Gabbedy on behalf of Robert Crabtree for $110,000.  Her dam is a half-sister to G1 Oakleigh Plate winner…

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Perth farewells racing trailblazer

Former WATC promotions officer Marjorie Charleson, a Perth racing trailblazer, died on Saturday aged 88.

Perth Racing ensured her memory will live on by introducing the Marjorie Charleson Classic in 2019.

Charleson came to Australia from New Zealand in 1965 to pursue an acting career, but her influence on Western Australian…

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Gingerbread Man century at Flemington

Gingerbread Man sired his first win of the season – and the 100th win of his stud career – when Coming Around landed the G H Mumm Plate (1410m) at Flemington on Saturday.

The former Perth galloper had been placed in the 2019 Belmont Guineas and he added a hat-trick…

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Impressive start by Universal Ruler

Universal Ruler has built a solid platform to rise up the WA stallion ranks this season with horses like Fuhrer and We’ve Got Dreams.

They returned to Belmont on Saturday with a winning double for trainers Darren McAuliffe and Michael Lane.  Together, they have won 8 of their last 13…

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Darling View trifecta at Belmont

Belmont showcased an escalating force in WA stud ranks when Darling View Thoroughbreds filled out a trifecta in the TABtouch Westspeed (1200m) on Saturday.

Darling View incumbent Patronize sired the front-running winner Don’s Legacy and the brave runner-up Bedouin Belle.  Pletto, a daughter of Darling View’s new recruit Playing God,…

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Magic Millions mare to Misty Valley

Western Australian buyers were active at the Magic Millions National Sale purchasing broodmares, yearlings and foals on the Gold Coast between July 27 and August 4.

Capel-based Misty Valley Thoroughbreds topped the WA contingent at the Broodmare Sale with $95,000 for Amthaal (Lonhro).  A Lindsay Park-trained Pakenham maiden winner, she…

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Ihtsahymn wins second Darwin Cup

WA-bred warhorse Ihtsahymn celebrated his 10th birthday with another brave victory in the $100,000 Darwin Cup (2050m) on Monday.

Ihtsahymn got the better of front-runner Ash Grey in the straight and then held off Paghman by a long neck for back-to-back wins in the Top End.  The old grey marvel…

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I’m All The Talk swoops for WA 2YO Premiership

Snippetson had the WA 2YO premiership sewn up in April before first-season sire I’m All The Talk swooped in the final weeks of the season.

I’m All The Talk ($622,330) topped the table from Snippetson ($603,160) and All American ($370,695).  The 9yo son of Stratum covered his first…

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