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Perth Missile powers home in Melbourne

Perth Missile powers home in Melbourne

Perth sprinter Triple Missile will be winning more races in Melbourne on the back of his powerful victory in the VRC Country Winter Championship (1400m) at Flemington on Saturday. The Balmoral Park homebred is trained by Lindsey Smith and had been destined for an...

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Barely A Dull Moment – RIP Dick Vincent AO

Barely A Dull Moment – RIP Dick Vincent AO

Dick Vincent burned the candle at both ends in every one of his 97 years so it was with a degree of disbelief to learn of his death last Tuesday. Before graduating to Group 1 success with Barely A Moment as a thoroughbred breeder, Vincent was a nationally recognised...

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Darling View signs Snitzel speedster Splintex

Darling View signs Snitzel speedster Splintex

Snitzel speed-machine Splintex has been purchased to stand at Darling View Thoroughbreds in Western Australia. He will head west in a deal brokered by agent Mark Player on behalf of NSW owner-breeder Geoff Grimish.  “Splintex is a perfect fit for WA,” Darling View’s...

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Vale Ron Sayers

Vale Ron Sayers

Western Australia’s racing and breeding communities are in mourning following the death of Yarradale Stud owner Ron Sayers. Sayers, 70, passed away on Monday following a battle with stomach cancer and Alzheimer's disease. Long-time friend, business colleague and...

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Ginger Green in the groove for Yarradale

Ginger Green in the groove for Yarradale

Yarradale Stud sire Gingerbread Man can maintain a winning groove this Saturday after a hit and near-miss last weekend. Great Southern trainer Steve Wolfe came to town to win a Westspeed Platinum (1600m) with Ginger Green at Ascot last Saturday before stablemate Red...

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Biggs takes Treasury with Minsk Moment

Biggs takes Treasury with Minsk Moment

Goldfields owner-breeder Keith Biggs had a nickel moment over 50 years ago and he can hit the headlines again with Minsk Moment at this year’s Brisbane carnival. Biggs bred Minsk Moment and kept a share after selling him to a Coolmore Stud syndicate for $575,000 at...

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Two Illicit too much class in Travis Stakes

Two Illicit too much class in Travis Stakes

Kiwi mare Two Illicit signed off a Group 1-winning career for Roselee Park sire Jimmy Choux (NZ) at Te Rapa on Saturday. Unusually, Two Illicit (pictured) led the G2 Travis Stakes (2000m) with a lap to run and was kept up to her work by Michael McNab for an easy...

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Stewarts reject offers for Swear To God

Stewarts reject offers for Swear To God

Playing God can put the icing on the cake of a calendar month to remember at Ascot on Saturday. The Darling View Thoroughbreds champion has several winning chances headed by the Neville Parnham-trained Pray Again & Success Play (Race 3) and Pambella (Race 4).  The...

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Timely first-up win for Sessions

Timely first-up win for Sessions

Oakland Park sire Sessions started April with a double at Pinjarra and he kept up the winning momentum with Timely Outburst at Ascot last Saturday. Adam Durrant trains his Pinjarra winners Tales of Manhattan & Garage Days and Stephen Miller puts the polish on...

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Scenic Lodge sets the bar in Swan Valley

Scenic Lodge sets the bar in Swan Valley

Last Saturday’s Ascot meeting commenced with a treble by Playing God and it closed with a hat-trick from Scenic Lodge. They’ve gone hand-in-hand since Playing God (Blackfriars) was foaled at the Muchea nursery on the 7th of November 2007.  That was a day after...

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Final 3yo crop firing for Blackfriars

Final 3yo crop firing for Blackfriars

Blackfriars sired his 7th winner in week when Above The Peg and Brother Paddy completed a running double at Ascot on Wednesday. Earlier this month, the Scenic Lodge legend broke through $3 million in progeny prizemoney this season and he’s on track to extend a...

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War Chant in the Mood at Ascot

War Chant in the Mood at Ascot

Yarradale Stud sire War Chant (USA) and apprentice Keshaw Dhurun were in a winning mood at Ascot on Saturday when they combined to land a double with Express Time and Mood Swings. Mood Swings helped Dhurun celebrate 100 career wins when he scored a barrier-to box...

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