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Team Williams keen to take on challenge as public trainers and lessen reliance on Peters’ horses

Champion Perth trainers Grant and Alana Williams are chasing a challenge, rather than running away from it, and will do so by embracing the yearling sales circuit in a bid to attract new clients and also plan next year to set up a Victorian stable to complement their Western Australian base. The long-time main trainers... Read More

National body a key plank of long-awaited independent thoroughbred welfare report

TAWWG review makes 46 recommendations to provide industry with framework for horse care from birth to end of life  An independent report, commissioned to help the Australian racing and breeding industries face arguably their biggest challenge over the next decade head on, has called for the establishment of a national welfare body and standards among... Read More

Enthaar back among winners as Ebhaar announces herself a Slipper contender for Emirates Park

There is no secret of the desire possessed by Emirates Park to win the Golden Slipper Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) with a homebred and yesterday a contender revealed itself to potentially fulfil that lofty aim as Ebhaar (I Am Invincible) showed her enormous talent with a fine debut triumph in the Merson Cooper Stakes (Listed,... Read More

Blue Army marches to impressive Guineas win

The Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr-trained Blue Army (Savabeel) produced a fine performance to upset some smart opposition in the Sandown Guineas (Gr 2, 1600m) at Caulfield yesterday and in the process hand the Waikato Stud-based sire Savabeel (Zabeel) his 121st individual stakes winner.  Having finished second on his only start as a two-year-old... Read More

Peters, Pike and Grant & Alana Williams set up historic treble attempt after Graceful Girl storms home in Winterbottom Stakes

The combination of Bob Peters, William Pike and Grant and Alana Williams have continued to sweep all before them this Perth carnival, and have now given themselves a chance to make history as Graceful Girl landed the Winterbottom Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) at Ascot yesterday, the second leg of the ‘big three’ $1 million Group... Read More

NZ PM Ardern’s border plan jeopardises hopes for a return to normal at Karaka

Seabrook hoping government relaxes travel restrictions in time for March yearling sale New Zealand Bloodstock will attempt to lobby the country’s government to bring forward its plans to reopen the nation to the world in the hope of having, at the very least, Australian buyers in attendance at the Karaka Yearling Sale in March. New... Read More