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Mr Moet Gears Up For Goodwood Sprint Return

Mr Moet Gears Up For Goodwood Sprint Return

Not having raced since December last year, Adam Durrant’s rising seven-year-old Mr Moet is gearing up for their long awaited return in the 2014 Goodwood Sprint next month.

The Mosayter six-year-old, winner of the Group 1 Railway Stakes back in 2012, had a testing spring-summer season last year.

That ended with a sixth behind Ihtsahymn in the Group 2 C.B….

Bel Sprinter to Target 2014 Winterbottom Stakes

Bel Sprinter to Target 2014 Winterbottom Stakes

The Winterbottom Stakes 2014 in Perth at the end of November has been named as the new season major for the Jason Warren-trained Bel Sprinter who is still in the paddock enjoying an extended spell.

The Bel Esprit gelding was last seen running a disappointing 10th behind upset winner Smokin’ Joey in the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville…

Ihtsahymn Skips Spring in Favour of 2014 Railway Stakes

Ihtsahymn Skips Spring in Favour of 2014 Railway Stakes

Fred Kersley’s Perth-based three-year-old Ihtsahymn will stay at home this coming spring – summer season and target the Railway Stakes 2014 over a Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival raid.

A winner of seven of their 14 starts to date for over $1 million in prize money, the promising galloper certainly has the makings of a spring type to watch.

Kersley however…

Fancy Feet Walks Away With 2014 Strickland Stakes Win

Fancy Feet Walks Away With 2014 Strickland Stakes Win

Shane Quilty’s improving mare Fancy Feet enjoyed her breakthrough Black Type win over the weekend taking out the Strickland Stakes 2014 at Belmont Park Racecourse.

The Fath four-year-old handled a rise in class without issue, relishing a drop back in distance to win this year’s $125,000 Group 3 Strickland Stakes (2000m) under weight-for-age conditions over the boys.

Ridden by Brad

2015 Perth Cup Plans for Ora Dare

2015 Perth Cup Plans for Ora Dare

The Perth Cup 2015 on New Year’s Day at Ascot Racecourse is the major aim for the Adam Durrant-trained Ora Dare after they up-and-comer won at Belmont over the weekend.

The Lark Hill-based Durrant took his record for the season to 68 city winners, pushing him to a 28-win lead in the Perth trainers’ premiership, thanks to the wins by…

Luckygray Out of 2014 Belmont Sprint Field

Luckygray Out of 2014 Belmont Sprint Field

Connections of multiple Group 1 winner Luckygray scratched the star from Saturday’s Belmont Sprint 2014 field after they injured their leg this week.

There are just 10 official acceptors for this year’s $125,000 Group 3 Belmont Sprint (1400m), running as Belmont Park Race 7 at 3:52pm (local), where Luckygray was originally assigned the 61kg top-weight.

Two horses share the new…

2014 WATC Derby Field & Betting Led by Ihtsahymn

2014 WATC Derby Field & Betting Led by Ihtsahymn

While the big three-year-olds’ feature of the weekend is Sydney’s Australian Derby, over in Perth another promising group of young stayers will face off in the 2014 WATC Derby including clear favourite Ihtsahymn.

Fred Kersley’s in-form grey Ihtiram gelding Ihtsahymn is one of 12 remaining hopes in this Saturday’s $400,000 Group 2 Schweppes W.A.T.C. Derby (2400m) at Ascot Racecourse following…

Hobart Jones Heads 2014 WA Sires’ Produce Stakes Field & Odds

Hobart Jones Heads 2014 WA Sires’ Produce Stakes Field & Odds

This weekend in Perth a double shot of Group racing action will take place at Ascot Racecourse including the WA Sires’ Produce Stakes 2014 where Karrakatta Plate winner Hobart Jones is the top fancy.

Running as Race 6 on Saturday, this year’s $200,000 Group 3 W.A. Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) field features 14 two-year-olds, including the Vernon Brockman-trained Hobart Jones….

Jezpark Heads 2014 Karrakatta Plate Field

Jezpark Heads 2014 Karrakatta Plate Field

Ted Martinovich’s flying young colt Jezpark heads a talented field of promising two-year-olds in the feature race at Ascot Racecourse in Perth this weekend, the Karrakatta Plate 2014.

Running as Race 7 at 4:25pm (local time), this year’s $500,000 Group 2 Karrakatta Plate (1200m) has drawn a capacity field of 16 starters.

One of those has already been scratched however,…

2014 WA Oaks Field Released

2014 WA Oaks Field Released

This weekend the Group 1 racing in Sydney may be taking centre stage but there is also some top action happening on the western coast of Australia with the WA Oaks 2014 at Ascot Racecourse in Perth.

One of two Group races on the program for Saturday, this year’s $250,000 Group 3 W.A. Oaks (2400m) has attracted a smart field…