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WHEN IT COMES TO HORSE RACING THE GOLDEN AGE SURVIVES IN KALGOORLIE

WHEN IT COMES TO HORSE RACING  THE GOLDEN AGE SURVIVES IN KALGOORLIE

The Kalgoorlie Cup has been on my bucket list for many years and I wasn’t about to miss the opportunity when the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Racing Club invited me and my wife Ann to join them for the Sportsman’s Luncheon on Friday, and the Iron Jack Kalgoorlie Cup on Saturday.

STEVE HART INTERVIEW WITH COREY BROWN

STEVE HART INTERVIEW WITH COREY BROWN

Steve caught up with Corey Brown just three months after his horror fall in the Queensland Derby. The champion jockey sustained a cracked sternum, a punctured lung and required major surgery to repair an unstable fracture to the T7 vertabra.

TIM CLARK AND SAMADOUBT - A DYNAMIC DUO!

TIM CLARK AND SAMADOUBT - A DYNAMIC DUO!

Tim Clark is one modern day Sydney jockey who loves to lead when presented with the opportunity. This is not a recent development in Tim’s technique, it’s an art that’s been slowly developing over several years.

DANIELLE SEIB DEDICATES THIS ONE TO DAD

DANIELLE SEIB DEDICATES THIS ONE TO DAD

When Danielle Seib saw Nash Rawiller look behind in the closing stages of Saturday’s TAB Highway, she suddenly realised her “big baby” Assault’N’Bathory was going to win by a space. “I thought my God he’s looking back to see where they are”, said the young Goulburn trainer. “I couldn’t believe my eyes”.

MARK MINERVINI LOOKS FOR NEW HORIZONS

MARK MINERVINI LOOKS FOR NEW HORIZONS

Mark Minervini has saddled up a handful of Group runners in a career not yet three decades old. He’s familiar with the butterflies that most trainers experience when they have a runner at the elite level.

CLINTON McDONALD - A GENUINE CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK

CLINTON McDONALD - A GENUINE CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK

Chasing a tearaway leader isn’t the ideal spot to be in a horse race, but Something Silver made light of that predicament in the F+M BM 84 (1600) at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

TRAVELLING TRAVIS GOES WHEREVER HE CAN RIDE A WINNER

TRAVELLING TRAVIS GOES WHEREVER HE CAN RIDE A WINNER

You’d think Travis Wolfgram would have been on cloud nine as he left Gosford racecourse last Saturday. He’d reeled off a brilliant winning treble in the first four races for Team Snowden, all three having been saddled up by Peter Snowden himself.

NORM SENDS ANOTHER WINNER DOWN THE HIGHWAY!

NORM SENDS ANOTHER WINNER DOWN THE HIGHWAY!

Norm and Diane Gardner breathed a sigh of relief when Upper House won Saturday’s TAB Highway at his metropolitan debut. Norm is the breeder, trainer and part owner of the slow maturing four year old gelding.

THE WINNING WAYS OF GARRY NEWHAM AND PAUL MAKIN

THE WINNING WAYS OF GARRY NEWHAM AND PAUL MAKIN

The presentation ceremony after the Treasury Brisbane Queensland Oaks finished not a moment too soon for Garry Newham. The trainer of the winner Winning Ways had a lump in his throat big enough to choke an elephant, for clearly understandable reasons.

JOSH PARR WEARS HIS HEART ON HIS SLEEVE

JOSH PARR WEARS HIS HEART ON HIS SLEEVE

I can’t think of a jockey anywhere in Australia who displays more unbridled raw emotion than Josh Parr. It struck me initially when he won the Gr 1 Surround Stakes on Shoals a year ago - his one and only ride on the Fastnet Rock mare.

A MEMORABLE RACE DAY IN THE GARDEN CITY

A MEMORABLE RACE DAY IN THE GARDEN CITY

What a pity the last race numbers error at Clifford Park on Saturday had to take the gloss off a spectacular Queensland race meeting. Stewards declared correct weight before officials discovered the wrong horse had been placed fourth.

CHAD LEVER WAS THE ACHIEVER OF THE WEEK

CHAD LEVER WAS THE ACHIEVER OF THE WEEK

While the potential autumn stars were stealing the limelight, a hard working jockey called Chad Lever was accumulating an impressive sequence of ten winning rides in the space of eight days on country and provincial tracks.