Trainer Dan Morton is ready for a Melbourne carnival campaign with star mare Kissonallforcheeks.
Kacy Fogden heads to Saturday’s Canonbury Stakes with a handy colt but admits she has one fear ahead of the race.
Socrates was picked up online for a fraction of his potential and can the former Spring Champion Stakes contender can break through for a win at the Sapphire Coast on Saturday.
Perth yearling sales scheduled for February 14-15 are set to be postponed after COVID-19 border control regulations left Magic Millions auction company staff stranded in NSW and Queensland.
Champion jockey William Pike’s expulsion from WA racing has been advanced and Ascot rides on Saturday will be his last Perth mounts ahead of a Sydney exit.
Class galloper Coming Around impressed when winning a Lark Hill barrier trial on Tuesday at his first public appearance since returning from Melbourne success.
Mitchell Pateman created WA racing history at Ascot on Monday when he won on his last mount as a jockey and shortly after was victorious with his first starter in full-time training ranks.
After Wednesday, it is likely champion jockey William Pike will ride at just Ascot on Saturday, the Pinjarra fixture scheduled for Sunday and a midweek program at Belmont on February 2.
Mick Mair hasn’t enjoyed the best of health lately but the biggest payday of his career on Magic Millions day, $328,000 for finishing seventh, has certainly sparked him up.
Form analyst Shayne O’Cass runs the rule over Monday’s meetings across New South Wales.
Co-trainers Greg and Skye Bond celebrated a Group 1 quinella when Minstrel fought on to narrowly beat stablemate Patronus Star in an exciting $300,000 Fremantle Pacing Cup (2536m).
The WA breeding industry has been rocked by the sudden death of I’m All The Talk, one of the State’s most promising stallions and sire of brilliant filly Watch Me Dance.
With the temperature forecast to again reach 40C, officials made the second scheduling change in a week because of the extreme heat following on from Wednesday’s abandoned Belmont Park meeting.
Trainer Justin Prentice is optimistic an ideal draw will help Hurricane Harley turn his recent form around when he tackles Friday night’s Group 1 Fremantle Pacing Cup at Gloucester Park.
Racing and Wagering WA officials will make a call on whether Saturday’s Ascot meeting goes ahead on Friday afternoon amid concerns over the extreme heat forecast.
Champion jockey William Pike says a severe reaction to a flu shot led to the anti-vax stance which will force a move to Sydney racing.
Magnificent Storm, a brilliant winner at 19 of 22 starts since arriving from New Zealand, was dealt a blow when he drew barrier nine for Friday night’s Fremantle Pacing Cup at Gloucester Park.
Bob Peters and William Pike have dominated WA racing like no one before them, but their successful partnership will come to an end with Pike moving to Sydney.
Champion jockey William Pike, known as the Wizard from the West, is set to relocate east to continue his racing career, as Racing and Wagering WA’s vaccination deadline looms.
Emerging sprinter Sassy Trader flagged a rise to open company events when he won the fastest 1000m barrier trial for co-trainers Sean and Jake Casey at Belmont Park on Monday.
Racing reporter Jay Rooney takes a look at the potential impact of Racing and Wagering WA’s new vaccination rule on trainers and other licensed participants ahead of the February 5 deadline.
Miss Conteki ($3.90) was again stranded near last but rocketed home in her customary style, charging to the lead at the 100m for jockey Chris Parnham to score by a length.
Miss Conteki’s explosive Summer Scorcher win and Clairvoyance’s long stint on the sidelines swayed Chris Parnham to ride the former in Saturday’s Miss Andretti Stakes (1100m) at Ascot.
Queensland city winners McCovey Cove and Ruuca will join the Chris and Michael Gangemi stable after the WA trainers bought the duo in the latest Inglis online sale.
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