History Of The Belmont Guineas

It’s the turn of three-year-olds to take centre stage at Belmont on Saturday with the running of the Listed Belmont Guineas, run over 1600m. Below is an overview of the race’s history. BACKGROUND The Belmont Guineas was first staged in 1980 and won by Queen Inca, ridden by Mark Grisby and trained by Colin Webster.…

Pope confident about return of the Jedi

Leading Pinjarra horseman Brett Pope will saddle-up five runners at today’s Pinjarra Park meeting, all of whom will be having their first starts back from a spell. After a crippling stable virus derailed the campaigns of several of his charges during the spring and summer, the Peel trainer is looking forward to starting fresh with…

Money Matters can go back-to-back: Azzopardi

Saturday’s Breast Cancer Research of WA – Roma Cup (1200m) victor Money Matters should be even better suited in the $200,000 Group 3 Belmont Sprint (1400m) on May 29, according to jockey Joseph Azzopardi. Azzopardi was aboard the Canford Cliffs four-year-old, a prolific winner at 10 of his 20 career starts to date, during his…

Charleton Eddie’s Return Excites Turner

Jockey Jordan Turner is confident he can end the Ascot season on a high in tomorrow afternoon’s Quayclean Handicap (1200m), where he teams up with Charleton Eddie. The Sean and Jake Casey-trained galloper returns to the track for the first time in almost two months, following a cameo appearance in February and March. Turner, who…

Lewthwaite To Maintain Image

It’s the one race that still rankles trainer Brock Lewthwaite: Image Keeper finishing eighth on debut at Mount Barker last November. Lewthwaite’s plans for a winning start was abruptly stopped in its tracks when the son of Scandal Keeper copped interference inside the last 100m. However; since that inauspicious beginning it’s been all smooth sailing…