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.…

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Valour Road On Trial In Hyperion Stakes

A shot at the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) in November looms as a surprising target for Valour Road if he runs up to expectations at Belmont on the weekend. The Frost Giant gelding has enjoyed elite success in sprinting races but has not raced beyond 1400m in a 24-start career for trainer Simon Miller.…

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Queensland still on the agenda for Durrant

Despite being unable to secure a flight out of Perth for stable stars Come Play With Me and Massimo this week, trainer Adam Durrant is still planning a raid on Queensland feature races with the pair. Group 1 winner Come Play With Me was scheduled to tackle the Group 3 Premier’s Cup (2400m) at Eagle…

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Taylor doing rain dance ahead of Belmont return

With rain of up to 20 millimeters forecast to hit Perth on Saturday, trainer Darren Taylor is hoping that the heavens open ahead of Belmont’s opening meeting of the year. The Middle Swan-based horseman prepares a boutique team of gallopers and will be represented by stable flagbearers She’s God To You and Puli, who have…

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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…

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Celebrating our Volunteers: Kevin Scott

To celebrate National Volunteer Week, we want to recognise the dedication of our volunteers in the WA racing industry. Kevin Scott has dedicated much of his time to country racing in Western Australia over many years.   After travelling to Western Australia from Victoria, Kevin got into the industry after meeting his now-wife, Fiona.  In 1988, Kevin and Fiona bought a property in…

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Dig Deep’s Distance Test

Trainer Dan Pearce is toying with the idea of testing 2019 Karrakatta Plate winner Dig Deep over a staying trip this campaign, following an impressive trial at Lark Hill yesterday. Dig Deep, with William Pike aboard, finished third behind Massimo in a 950m trial yesterday, as he prepares to launch his campaign in the Group…

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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…

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Bunbury Turf Club Re-development Tender Awarded to Civcon WA

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) has awarded Civcon WA the contract for the re-development of the Bunbury Turf Club racing and training tracks.  Specialist sports turf company Evergreen Turf will be extensively supporting Civcon WA with their vast experience in building racetracks throughout Australia and McMahons will support construction of the fibre sand training track.  From 31 May…

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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…

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Applications for Off the Track WA Event Sponsorship Now Open

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is pleased to announce that applications for Off the Track WA (OTTWA) sponsorship is now open for equine events to be held from August 2021 and January 2022. Any equine events held in regional or metropolitan Western Australia that promote the participation of off the track thoroughbreds and standardbreds…

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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…

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WA Racing Update – COVID-19

The WA Government has announced that the Perth and Peel post-lockdown restrictions will be significantly eased from 12.01am Saturday, May 1. The easing of restrictions will see the return of racing to pre-lockdown conditions, with a small number of measures to remain in place until 12.01am Saturday, May 8, including: Masks are not required outside…

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The Road to Jericho begins at Albany on Anzac Day Weekend

Albany Racing Club will host ‘The Road to Jericho’ Western Australia qualifier this Monday 26 April where the winner will be guaranteed a start in the Jericho Cup at Warrnambool Racecourse in Victoria. The $100,000 race in Albany is one of several guaranteed start races hosted around the country, with all winners being sent to…

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WA Racing Update – COVID-19

Following the WA Government’s announcement today, there will be no change to the current requirements implemented specific to the COVID-19 lockdown period enabling the maintenance of WA racing, trialling and trackwork. In order to ensure the WA thoroughbred, harness and greyhound industries are best protected in this transitional period, RWWA has deemed the current strict…

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Pike Confident Of Diggers Success

Champion jockey William Pike likes what he sees from Marocchino and says there’s no reason why they can’t continue their successful association at Ascot on Saturday. Pike holds a perfect record on the Lou Luciani-trained gelding and remains bullish they can extend their productive strike rate to a winning hat trick in the Diggers Cup…

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WAROA Lee Steere Stakes luncheon at Ascot

It’s that time of year again! As the proud sponsor of the Group 2 WAROA Lee Steere Stakes, WAROA will be hosting the traditional three course luncheon for WAROA members and guests at Ascot Racecourse. Hosted on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Week Carnival, enjoy a day of racing from the comfort of…

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Exclusive tour of Amelia Park Farm with Darren McAullay

]AMELIA PARK – HEAVEN ON EARTH FOR HORSES AND TOURISTS It’s no secret that the South-West of our state is a tourism masterpiece. Framed by its natural coastal beauty, the soil rich Busselton – Margaret River region so famously recognised for producing some of the world’s finest wines, is also the location for another masterpiece.…

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Memorial Service for Harvey Crossman

A special public memorial service and racing industry tribute to farewell the late Harvey Crossman, will be held on Friday August 7th in The Pavilion at Ascot Racecourse commencing at 10.30am, followed by refreshments. A private family funeral service will be held next Tuesday August 4th at Karrakatta Cemetery. Mr Crossman, who passed away in Hollywood Hospital on July 22nd following a brief illness,…

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Perth Magic Millions 2020 Stud Tours

To all our members, Our 2020 Perth Yearling stud Tours are commencing in the coming few weeks. Spaces are limited so I will need you to contact me via email or phone call to add your name to the list. (Details Below) Bullsbrook Area – 26.01.2020 Capel Area – 30.01.2020 Serpentine Area – 04.02.2020 All…

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WAROA Racing Award Winners Announced for 2018-19

The annual WAROA Racing Awards were held at the Hyatt on Saturday night, recognising Western Australia’s turf stars for the 2018-19 racing season. The 2018-19 award winners included: WA Thoroughbred Breeders Awards WA Thoroughbred Broodmare of the Year Galaxy Queen WA Sire of the Year Blackfriars WA Thoroughbred Breeder of the Year Peters Investments RWWA…

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Dubai World Cup Tour 2020

Known as “the richest day in horseracing”, the Dubai World Cup marks the season’s end of the Dubai World Cup Carnival. The Dubai World Cup alone carries a purse of US$12 million, but next year this amazing day will be even bigger: nine other races on the day will push up total prize money to…

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2019 WAROA Awards Night

  The WAROA Racing Awards is the night of nights for the Western Australian racing industry. This outstanding showcase of WA turf stars includes the 2018-19 Racing Awards  featuring the WA Racehorse if the Year, popular Australian comedian Darren Carr, Daren Reid and Soul City Groove plus live auctions of racing trips. Tickets: $220 per…

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Hong Kong International Races Tour 2019

Every year, the racing calendar reaches a climax with the Hong Kong International Races. Held at two of the world’s most prestigious racecourses, it’s where owners, trainers and jockeys from all four corners of the planet come together for racing’s ultimate competition – and you can be right there to soak up the thrills and…

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2019 Cox Plate Tour

In October, all roads will lead to the Cox Plate, and we can reserve one of the limited seats for you. This is your chance to see some of Australia’s finest horses battle it out for top honours in one of our great racing events. Your trip will be hosted by Harvey Crossman, President of…

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Winners Circle – Summer 2018/19

Super Summer Edition Feature – Pike Better Man Than A Jockey The Health of Racing’s  Future • Life After Bart • Brittany Taylor: Living the Dream The Casey’s on Track • Time to Stand Up Racing Australia • Ascot Carnival Highlights Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale Preview • Bill Doughty Tribute [3d-flip-book mode=”fullscreen” urlparam=”fb3d-page” id=”6288″ title=”false”]

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Proposed Changes To The Constitution

In January 2017 the Department of Commerce advised all incorporated associations to review and where necessary update their rules (often known as the constitution) to ensure they complied with the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 with the deadline for compliance being 1/7/2019. Your Committee engaged chartered accountants, Stielow and Associates, to undertake the review which was…

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