News About Pat Webster

Epsom Handicap Third Up for Happy Clapper

Epsom Handicap Third Up for Happy Clapper

Trainer Pat Webster has determined the path to be taken by stable star Happy Clapper, when he returns to competition during the forthcoming Spring Carnival. Happy Clapper has been a strong and consistent performer through his entire racing career so far, but has undoubtedly kicked up a gear since being set for black type feature…

Happy Clapper Could Back Up in Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2016

Happy Clapper Could Back Up in Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2016

Brave Doncaster Mile runner-up last weekend Happy Clapper could still back-up in this Saturday’s 2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes trainer Pat Webster told the media on Sunday. Winner of the Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) in December to gain automatic entry into the $3 million Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m), the Teofilo five-year-old ran in the…

2016 Doncaster Tips & Odds Update

2016 Doncaster Tips & Odds Update

The Doncaster Mile 2016 is the headline event on a bumper Royal Randwick race card this Saturday in Sydney for Day 1 of ‘The Championships’, betting tips and the latest Fixed Win odds on the classic found below. Due to jump at 5:10pm (AEDT) as Randwick Race 9, this year’s $3 million Group 1 The…

2016 Doncaster Mile Field & Barriers: Winx Draws 11

2016 Doncaster Mile Field & Barriers: Winx Draws 11

Chris Waller’s champion mare Winx is odds-on favourite after drawing well in barrier 11 of 15 for Saturday’s Doncaster Mile 2016 at Royal Randwick Racecourse. A five-time Group 1 winning daughter of Street Cry, Winx leads the below capacity field for this year’s $3 million Group 1 The Star Doncaster Mile (1600m) that headlines Sydney…

Happy Clapper wins 2015 Villiers Stakes

Happy Clapper wins 2015 Villiers Stakes

An inspired ride from Brenton Avdulla saw Happy Clapper sneak up along the inside rail to claim victory in the Group 2 $250,000 Inglis Villiers Stakes (1600m) at Randwick last Saturday. Avdulla had the choice of rides between Happy Clapper and the Gerald Ryan trained Red Excitement and is his judgement was vindicated when the…

Thankgodyou’rehere Wins 2011 Epsom Handicap Start

Thankgodyou’rehere Wins 2011 Epsom Handicap Start

Patrick and Wayne Webster’s honest six-year-old Thankgodyou’rehere earned a ballot exemption straight into the Epsom Handicap 2011 with an impressive win in the $125,000 Group 3 Bill Ritchie Handicap (1400m) and will be well-weighted in the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival feature to take on raging favourite Sincero. Secret Savings gelding Thankgodyou’rehere backed up from their…

NSW Racing Academy Edges Closer to Reality

NSW Racing Academy Edges Closer to Reality

New South Wales is one step closer to having Australia’s first racing academy after Racing NSW Chief Executive Peter V’landys indicated he will support an application by TAFE for a $15 million facility to be built at Warwick Farm. Following a meeting between the Australian Turf Club, Racing NSW and TAFE, the parties agreed to…

Thank Rod You’re Here

Thank Rod You’re Here

Hurtling down a racetrack at four o’clock in the morning on a half-tonne animal is hardly the place you’d expect to find a 50 year old, but every day jockey Rod Quinn does exactly that. While he admits that sometimes he struggles to find the desire to keep going, its weekends like this one that…

Webster to Thank God for Gold Coast Double

Webster to Thank God for Gold Coast Double

Randwick horseman Pat Webster is hoping the forecast good weather in Queensland tomorrow can help him collect a black-type double at the Gold Coast’s Prime Minister’s Cup meeting. Webster, who co-trains a team of quality runners in partnership with his son Wayne, has three-year-old filly I Walk The Line running in the $125,000 Listed Gold…