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WATC Derby 2017 Betting Update: Royal Star Scratched

WATC Derby 2017 Betting Update: Royal Star Scratched

All the rage Saturday racing-wise is on Winx in Sydney this afternoon, but over in Perth the 2017 WATC Derby betting markets have been shaken-up with the scratching of the favourite Royal Star. The gun Grant & Alana Williams-trained filly was the well-supported top fancy in markets at for this afternoon’s $400,000 Group 2 Schweppes…

Royal Star Leads 2017 WATC Derby Field & Odds

Royal Star Leads 2017 WATC Derby Field & Odds

The official WATC Derby 2017 field is out for the weekend’s Perth Group 2 featuring sixteen three-year-old stayers led in betting by the firm Grant & Alana Williams-trained favourite Royal Star. Running as Ascot Race 8 at 4:50pm (local time) on Saturday, this year’s $400,000 Group 2 Schweppes W.A.T.C. Derby (2400m) features three Team Williams-trained…

2016 Lee Steere Classic Field & Barriers

2016 Lee Steere Classic Field & Barriers

One of the key support acts on the Kingston Town Classic Day race card at Ascot Racecourse in Perth on Saturday is the Lee Steere Classic 2016 for three-year-olds. Running as Ascot Race 4 at 2:24pm (WA time), this year’s $100,000 Listed Sir Ernest Lee Steere Classic (1400m) features a final field of 10 runners….

Right Time for Jordan in 2013 Beaufine Stakes

Right Time for Jordan in 2013 Beaufine Stakes

They were the beaten favourite in the same race 12 months ago but Paul Jordan’s classy sprinter Right Time is on track to atone when they start near the top of the markets again in the Beaufine Stakes 2013 this Saturday. Last year the Snippetson gelding jumped the punters’ pick in the $80,000 Listed Beaufine…

Playing God Tops 2013 Hyperion Stakes Field

Playing God Tops 2013 Hyperion Stakes Field

Dual Group 1 winning local champ Playing God lines-up in Saturday’s Hyperion Stakes 2013 at WA’s Belmont Racecourse looking to break a lengthy 18 month winning drought. Set to run as Race 7 at 3:47pm (local time) this year’s $125,000 Group 3 Hyperion Stakes (1600m) is the sole Group race of the weekend and has…

Megem’s Boy Scores Upset Beaufine Stakes 2012 Result

Megem’s Boy Scores Upset Beaufine Stakes 2012 Result

Ascot horseman Stan Bates celebrated back-to-back wins in the 2012 Beaufine Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday after his double figure roughie Megem’s Boy scored an upset win in the WA feature. Following the success of the now Morphettville-trained All Friared Up 12 months ago, six-year-old Danehill Dancer gelding Megem’s Boy overcame the odds with…

Right Time Heads 2012 Beaufine Stakes Odds

Right Time Heads 2012 Beaufine Stakes Odds

After originally a chance at bypassing the race, the Paul Jordan-trained young gun Right Time has opened the short priced favourite in the Beaufine Stakes 2012 odds for this Saturday’s Belmont Park feature in WA. The three-year-old Snippetson gelding will be out for their fifth win from six starts on the weekend when they line…

2012 Beaufine Stakes Nominations

2012 Beaufine Stakes Nominations

This Saturday the stakes racing in WA continues with the Beaufine Stakes 2012 at Belmont Park Racecourse, the handicap clash having attracted 14 early entries at nomination stage. Also known as the Beaufine Sprint the $80,000 Listed Beaufine Stakes (1000m) was won 12 months ago by All Friared Up who is now prepared in Adelaide…

Rohan Ruled Out Of 2012 Strickland Stakes

Rohan Ruled Out Of 2012 Strickland Stakes

A leg injury has seen promising Western Australian colt Rohan ruled out of starting in Saturday’s Group 3 $125,000 2012 Strickland Stakes (2000m) at Belmont. The talented Vaughn Sigley-trained three-year-old suffered a joint injury before the Belmont Guineas on June 23 which has failed to settle down following his victory in the $80,000 event. “Since the…

WATC Stakes 2012 Field & Preview

WATC Stakes 2012 Field & Preview

This Saturday Perth’s Ascot Racecourse is set to host a top day’s racing headlined by five Listed features, one of which will be the 2012 WATC Stakes. The supercharged sprint is set to run as Ascot Race 3 at 2:15pm and seven horses make up the $80,000 Listed W.A.T.C. Stakes (1100m) field. Headlining the quality…