Horse Racing Australia

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.

EVERY ROSE IS AN EARLY BLOOMER

EVERY ROSE IS AN EARLY BLOOMER

Every Rose would look pretty good without the white blaze and stockings. With them she takes your breath away. The powerful chestnut filly has the sweetest of actions which is greatly enhanced by her dazzling markings.

TUNCURRY-FORSTER - FROM THE SWAMPLAND CAME A RACING SHOWPLACE

TUNCURRY-FORSTER - FROM THE SWAMPLAND CAME A RACING SHOWPLACE

A buoyant crowd of 3342 turned out for the Tuncurry-Forster Gold Cup meeting last Friday. Most of them viewed the nine race card from the landmark hill adjacent to the home straight.

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.

JENNY DUGGAN CALLS AUSTRALIA HOME

JENNY DUGGAN CALLS AUSTRALIA HOME

Jenny Lindgren was born in Sweden one year after her legendary compatriots ABBA had taken Australia by storm. She’s now Mrs. Jenny Duggan, Australia’s most senior apprentice jockey, and just lately she’s been whipping up a little storm of her own.

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.

BEN AND VICTOREM FAIRLY FLEW IN THE HINKLER

BEN AND VICTOREM FAIRLY FLEW IN THE HINKLER

How fitting it was that the winner of Saturday’s Hinkler Hcp should be almost “airborne” in the closing stages. The race is named after one of Queensland’s most famous sons, legendary aviator Bert Hinkler who in 1928 brought great acclaim to his country, to his state, and to his hometown of Bundaberg.

STEVE HART INTERVIEWS CHAMPION JOCKEY ROBERT THOMPSON

STEVE HART INTERVIEWS CHAMPION JOCKEY ROBERT THOMPSON

Last year Steve Hart spoke to the winningest jockey in Australian racing history, Robert Thompson. I loved the interview and unashamedly plagiarised it for my website.

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.

TODD PANNELL LETS HIS RIDING DO THE TALKING

TODD PANNELL LETS HIS RIDING DO THE TALKING

Todd Pannell was so busy trying to coax Despatch over the line on Saturday, he may have forgotten for a moment that he was one stride off his first Group 1 victory. By the time he arrived back at the mounting yard gate, he was fully aware this was the dream he’d been chasing for more than half his life.