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Luke’s Luck Joins Schweida for 2013 Brisbane Winter Carnival Tilt

Luke’s Luck Joins Schweida for 2013 Brisbane Winter Carnival Tilt

Perth colt Luke’s Luck will be given the chance to show his talents in Queensland when he is transferred to Brisbane trainer Kelly Schweida for a charge at the 2013 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. The three-year-old was Western Australia’s pin-up two-year-old last season and will head to the sunshine state with clear goals. Owner Craig…

No Luck for Luke in 2012 WA Guineas Final Field & Barrier Draw

No Luck for Luke in 2012 WA Guineas Final Field & Barrier Draw

Favourite for this Saturday’s WA Guineas 2012, last season’s champion two-year-old Luke’s Luck received little good fortune in the barrier draw for the three-year-olds’ classic, the Trevor Andrews-trained youngster coming up with barrier 14 of 18. One of three feature races at Ascot’s Railway Stakes Day on the weekend this year’s $350,000 Group 2 Sky…

WATC Derby 2012 Odds & Nominations

WATC Derby 2012 Odds & Nominations

Early entries and odds for the upcoming 2012 WATC Derby in Perth have now been released, Vaughn Sigley’s promising Blackfriars colt Rohan topping the early markets for the Ascot feature. Set to run at Ascot on Saturday April 14, the $400,000 Group 2 W.A.T.C. Derby (2400m) attracted 78 nominations, five of which have since been…

Perth Stars Prepare for 2012 Melbourne Autumn Racing Assault

Perth Stars Prepare for 2012 Melbourne Autumn Racing Assault

A plethora of top Perth gallopers are preparing to head over to Victoria to target the riches of the 2012 Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival, the new season campaigns of horses including dual Kingston Town Classic winner Playing God to kick off with an Ascot trial on Monday. Neville Parnham’s brilliant Blackfriars four-year-old Playing God, a…

Playing God Continues On To Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival 2012

Playing God Continues On To Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival 2012

Dual Kingston Town Classic winner Playing God will be bought back early next year to prepare for another international campaign, this time targeting the Group 1 riches of the 2012 Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. Neville Parnham’s talented Blackfriars four-year-old beat history and the odds on the weekend, racing away to claim an upset win in…

Schofield to Ride King Saul in 2011 Kingston Town Classic

Schofield to Ride King Saul in 2011 Kingston Town Classic

Champion Sydney-based hoop Glyn Schofield has secured the prized ride aboard recent WA Guineas winner and major market mover King Saul in the Kingston Town Classic 2011 at Ascot RacecourseSaturday week. The final Group 1 race of the year in Australia, the $500,000 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) is scheduled to run on December 3 as…

WA Guineas Winner King Saul onto Kingston Town Classic 2011

WA Guineas Winner King Saul onto Kingston Town Classic 2011

Forgotten second favourite in Saturday’s WA Guineas 2011 at Ascot Racecourse, the Trevor Andrews-trained King Saul claimed an impressive victory in the Railway Stakes Day feature continuing the dream of running in next month’s Group 1 Kingston Town Classic. A three-year-old son of Flying Pegasus, King Saul was installed as the $4.40 second elect in…

Fesitval of Perth Racing – 2011 WA Guineas Odds & Entries

Fesitval of Perth Racing – 2011 WA Guineas Odds & Entries

Following on from the elite spring racing action in Sydney and Melbourne, summer is Perth’s time to shine with the Festival of Perth Racing hitting top gear on Saturday November 19 with Railway Stakes Day to feature plenty of Group racing action including the WA Guineas 2011. One of the key support acts for the…