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Respondent Tops 2016 ATA Stakes Field & Weights

Respondent Tops 2016 ATA Stakes Field & Weights

The final Perth Cup lead-up runs at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday with the Fred Kersley-trained Respondent to carry top weight in the ATA Stakes 2016 field. Just nine stayers make-up final acceptances for this season’s $100,000 Listed A.T.A. Stakes (2200m) on the weekend. The handicap clash is a key preparatory race for the iconic $500,000…

2016 Ted Van Heemst Stakes Betting Tips & Update

2016 Ted Van Heemst Stakes Betting Tips & Update

Formerly the C.B. Cox Stakes, Saturday’s Ted Van Heemst Stakes 2016 at Ascot Racecourse is the key Perth Cup lead-up and below are our insider betting tips on the summer staying showdown. Thirteen horses are still in the mix for the $250,000 Group 2 Ted Van Heemst Stakes (2100m) and the hot favourite in the…

2016 Ted Van Heemst Stakes Field Released

2016 Ted Van Heemst Stakes Field Released

A fourteen horse field has been announced to face off in Perth’s Ted Van Heemst Stakes 2016 – formerly the C.B. Cox Stakes – at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday. Continuing the action of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival, the $250,000 Group 2 Ted Van Heemst Stakes (2100m) is a key lead-up to the Perth Cup…

CB Cox Stakes 2015 Tips & Selections

CB Cox Stakes 2015 Tips & Selections

The action of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival continues at Ascot Racecourse this Saturday, December 19, with the 2015 CB Cox Stakes stealing the show. A final field of 11 stayers is engaged for Ascot Race 7 at 4:40pm (WA time) when this year’s $250,000 Group 2 C.B. Cox Stakes (2100m) runs as a lead-up…

Perfect Reflection Scores Historical Kingston Town Classic Win

Perfect Reflection Scores Historical Kingston Town Classic Win

In a devastatingly close all Grant Williams-trained quinella at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday three-year-old Perfect Reflection became the first ever Kingston Town Classic winning filly defeating stablemate Delicacy in the weight-for-age classic. Finishing off Group 1 racing for another calendar year, the $1 million Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) featured a field of 16…

Tower Of Lonhro Outside 2015 Kingston Town Classic Hope

Tower Of Lonhro Outside 2015 Kingston Town Classic Hope

Lark Hill trainer Adam Durrant saddles-up two chances in the Kingston Town Classic 2015 with stablemates Real Love and Tower Of Lonhro installed at opposite ends of the betting markets for the weight-for-age clash. The stable’s Perth Cup winning mare Real Love, to be ridden by Chris Parnham, pays $7.50 through to win the $1…

2014 Queen’s Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw

2014 Queen’s Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw

15 talented stayers will be on show at Ascot Racecourse this Saturday after the final field was released for the Group 3 Queen’s Cup (2200m). The race contains two headliners – God Has Spoken and Talent Show – who will both carry the top weight of 59kg and have drawn opposite ends of the barrier…

Pop Culture Set to go off in 2014 Perth Cup

Pop Culture Set to go off in 2014 Perth Cup

A nice Ascot win from Pop Culture on Wednesday has boosted the Perth Cup 2014 prospects for Colin Webster’s honest mare. The five-year-old daughter of Blackfriars caught the eye when beating home a decent field including last start GA Towton Cup winner Knightlike (2nd) for her $60,000 A.T.A. Handicap (2200m) win at the midweek meet….

Talent Show to Chase Cups Double in 2013 Adelaide Cup

Talent Show to Chase Cups Double in 2013 Adelaide Cup

Perth Cup winner Talent Show will be given the chance to score a rare “cups double” when he contests the $400,000 Group 2 2013 Adelaide Cup (3200m) on March 11. The upset Perth Cup win was the first stakes win of the mare’s career and have left trainer Graeme Ballantyne confident it is worth making…

2013 Perth Cup Win Better Than Black Caviar for Noske

2013 Perth Cup Win Better Than Black Caviar for Noske

He’s ridden the best horse of his generation, the wonder mare who is known internationally, but Jarrad Noske describes Tuesday’s 2013 Perth Cup win as the finest moment of his career. Noske rode superhorse Black Caviar in her first two career victories but told The West Australian nothing compares to the thrill of piloting home…