Ed Dewar made a Life Member of Gloucester Park

Alan Parker | Photo: Gloucester Park As a six-year-old living in post WWII East Perth Ed Dewar discovered that he was allergic to horses when he visited the stable of trotting trainer Frank Harrold near Gloucester Park. Some years later he began attending Gloucester Park while still a student on his path to becoming a…

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Alta Cinderella fancied

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Hall of Fame trainer Gary Hall snr describes four-year-old mare Alta Cinderella as a fast pacer who is not over brave at times. “But if she puts her best foot forward, she is nearly unbeatable,” he said when assessing her prospects from the No. 1 barrier in the…

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Vivere Damore on trail for classic

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Byford trainer Peter Tilbrook is setting experienced mare Vivere Damore for the $125,000 Westral Mares Classic on November 26, and as part of her preparation for the Group 1 feature event he has decided to run her in the 2536m Garrard’s Rio Cobra Sulky Pace at Gloucester Park…

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Suvaljko picks Roman Art

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Brilliant young driver Emily Suvaljko has handled Walsh at his past six starts for two wins, a second and a third, and she has given punters a strong lead by opting to drive Roman Art (who has been unplaced at his past five starts) in preference to Walsh…

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WA MEDIA GUILD FRIDAY’S THOUGHTS 29 OCTOBER

The Group 3 Howard Porter Memorial (2130m) highlights an action-packed 10-event card at Gloucester Park on Friday night. And members of the WA Trotting Media Guild are confident they have landed on some best bets – albeit with a couple of clashes – that will give punters plenty to cheer about during the course of…

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Hampton Banner ready to fire, first-up

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Exciting young pacer Hampton Banner will resume racing in the Garrard’s Horse And Hound Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night after an absence of 25 weeks — and champion reinsman Chris Lewis declared: “It wouldn’t surprise me if he wins.” The lightly-raced New Zealand-bred Hampton Banner, trained…

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Hall seeks fourth Porter victory

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Champion reinsman Gary Hall jnr is confident that the brilliant five-year-old Hurricane Harley will give him a record fourth victory in the Garrard’s Howard Porter Memorial at Gloucester Park on Friday night by proving the master of his eight rivals in the $30,000 group 3 feature event. The…

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Our Sequel revives fond memories

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Forty-odd years ago Colin Joss was a high-profile trainer who prepared several star pacers, including Satinover, Burrows, Palimar and Tarport Sox. Earlier this year the 72-year-old Joss decided to end his long career as a trainer. But it didn’t take him long to change his mind and to…

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Just Wing It gets the job done

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Lightly-raced six-year-old Just Wing It, described by his trainer Ross Olivieri as a problem child, impressed at his third appearance after a nine-month absence when he overcame a tardy beginning and finished with a powerful burst to win the 2503m Stay Safe, DTS PPE Products Handicap at Gloucester…

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Savvy Bromac is flying

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Brilliant New Zealand-bred mare Savvy Bromac continued her march towards the $125,000 Westral Mares Classic on November 26 with a dazzling performance to win the DTS, Your Rural Fencing Experts Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Driven superbly and with extreme confidence by Emily Suvaljko, Savvy Bromac,…

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Bettorstartdreaming bounces back

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Talented Bettors Delight five-year-old Bettorstartdreaming bounced back in fine style to score a runaway victory in the 2130m DTS, Your One-Stop Shop Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night after a disappointing effort when a distant seventh behind Born To Boogie seven nights earlier. Favourite at $2.30, Bettorstartdreaming…

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Booraa gets her revenge

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators New Zealand-bred three-year-old fillies Always An Angel and Booraa had clashed twice before they lined up against each other in the 2130m DTS Powertools and Machinery Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night, with Always An Angel proving superior, winning both times and relegating Booraa to second place.…

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