Victory went to Simon Miller and Team Aquanita in the final feature race for the Belmont season – the $100,000 Listed Birthday Stakes 1200m – with Platinum Rocker ($7.00) prevailing easily against a star studded line-up.
I can’t recall the last time Belmont was abandoned for two successive weekends.
God Has Spoken and this time it had nothing to do with Neville Parnham.
Gino Poletti achieved a lot of fame with classy grey galloper Luckygray but in a great finish to the 2013 Kalgoorlie Cup (2300m) he showed he was not a one-trick trainer when $7 chance, Classique Ivory (Shaun O’Donnell) won in a driving finish.
It had to be an omen. Max Trenorden was no slouch at winning elections between 1986 -2013 but the former National Party politician from the Avon Valley looked like the cat who had found the canary after the running of the Westspeed Stayers Bonus Handicap (2200m).
In ‘10 goal breeze conditions’ apprentice female rider Jerry Noske was able to shine, producing a winning double and two seconds at Belmont on August 31.
Pat Carbery had the look of a satisfied jockey after the Goodwood Sprint (1300m) feature race at Belmont Park yesterday.
Click on the link below for the lastest update for the W.A. Thoroughbred Breeder and Owner Incentive Scheme from RWWA. The W.A. Thoroughbred Breeder and Owner Incentive Scheme Update (PDF)
At the Racing Awards night at the Hyatt Hotel, on Saturday August 3, top trainer Adam Durrant made the point in his speech that jockeys were elite athletes and should be recognised as such.