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Pike Aims for Strickland Win With Ranger

Pike Aims for Strickland Win With Ranger

Top Perth hoop William Pike may be without his star mare Elite Belle in WA’s feature race this weekend but he has jumped aboard another favourite riding Ranger in the 2014 Strickland Stakes.

Pike has been enjoying a stellar autumn – winter season thanks to the ace form of Grant Williams’ talented Canny Lad mare Elite Belle....

Ranger Tops 2014 Strickland Stakes Odds

Ranger Tops 2014 Strickland Stakes Odds

With the non-acceptance of Elite Belle, owners Sandra and Bob Peters are still going to saddle up the favourite in Saturday’s Strickland Stakes 2014 with Ranger top fancy for the Belmont Park feature.

The Testa Rossa seven-year-old comes off a close second to super mare Elite Belle in the Group 3 Hyperion Stakes (1600m) from two weeks ago, and ...

Strickland Stakes 2014 Field Released

Strickland Stakes 2014 Field Released

Following the non-nomination of Belmont Sprint – Hyperion Stakes double winner Elite Belle who has been sent to the paddock, the 2014 Strickland Stakes final field is a pretty open affair.

The Belmont Carnival races this winter have been dominated by Grant Williams’ Canny Lad mare Elite Belle who is now 2014 Railway Stakes bound this November.

Her absence ...

Elite Belle Scores 2014 Hyperion Stakes Win

Elite Belle Scores 2014 Hyperion Stakes Win

Grant Williams’ odds-on favourite Elite Belle held on to salute for the punters in Perth on the weekend with her quarter length victory in Saturday’s Hyperion Stakes 2014.

The Canny Lad mare made it back-to-back Belmont Park wins backing up from a two length romp in the Group 3 Belmont Sprint (1400m) to take out this year’s $125,000 ...

Rohan Latest Star Scratched from Belmont Sprint 2014

Rohan Latest Star Scratched from Belmont Sprint 2014

The stars are dropping like flies from the 2014 Belmont Sprint in Perth this weekend, with the latest scratching being Rohan whose track future is now in serious doubt.

Vaughn Sigley’s Blackfriars five-year-old was looking good for a return in Saturday’s $125,000 Group 3 Belmont Sprint (1400m) but injured a sesamoid bone at trackwork on Wednesday.

Not only will ...

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.

Luckygray is out of the 2014 Belmont Sprint and won't race again until the spring. Photo: Sarah Ebbett.

There are just 10 official acceptors for this year’s $125,000 Group 3 Belmont Sprint (1400m), running as Belmont Park...

Luckygray Leads 2014 Roma Cup Field

Luckygray Leads 2014 Roma Cup Field

Trevor Andrews’ triple Group 1 winner Luckygray returns to racing on Saturday in the Roma Cup 2014 where the six-year-old is set to start the favourite.

Luckygray is after their second Roma Cup victory in Perth on Saturday. Photo: Sarah Ebbett.

A dozen final acceptors make up the field for this year’s $125,000 Group 3 Del Basso Smallgoods ...

Grand Nirvana Shoots for Roma Cup Hat Trick

Grand Nirvana Shoots for Roma Cup Hat Trick

On Saturday Fred Kersley’s grand old galloper Grand Nirvana will aim for an historical treble, the dual Roma Cup champion shooting for a third win in the Belmont Park classic.

Now a rising nine-year-old, the son of Scenic lines up for their 48th career start this weekend in the $125,000 Group 3 Del Basso Smallgoods Roma Cup (1200m) ...

Pike Picks Elite Belle for Roma Cup 2014 Ride

Pike Picks Elite Belle for Roma Cup 2014 Ride

Perth’s premier rider William Pike has opted to ride Grant Williams’ La Trice Stakes winning mare Elite Belle in Saturday’s 2014 Roma Cup as she takes on multiple Group 1 champion Luckygray.

Luckygray will start favourite in Saturday's Roma Cup 2014. Photo: Sara Ebbett.

Despite being given the option to partner Adam Durrant’s more experienced Group 1 ...

2013 AJ Scahill Stakes Field & Barriers

2013 AJ Scahill Stakes Field & Barriers

This Saturday Perth’s Ascot Racecourse will host Kingston Town Classic Day featuring a host of black type races including the AJ Scahill Stakes 2013.

Group 1 performer Conservatorium is in Perth for the AJ Scahill Stakes 2013 this weekend. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Running as the fifth at 3:15pm (local) this year’s $125,000 Group 3 A.J. Scahill Stakes (1400m) has ...