Sheer speed is Will I Rocknroll’s asset

Champion trainer Gary Hall snr insists that a pacer must have abundant natural speed before he purchases a horse on behalf of his band of faithful clients. It was this special gift that persuaded Hall to buy the Victorian-bred Will I Rocknroll late last year, and the six-year-old stallion is living up to his promise…

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Mighty Conqueror triumphs

Star pacer Mighty Conqueror gave further proof that he will be a major player in the WA Pacing Cup in the summer when he proved the master of his up-and-coming stablemate Patronus Star in the $25,000 2130m Catalano Truck And Equipment Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. He won the WA Pacing Cup in…

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Hat-trick for unwanted Powerplay

Harness racing folk at the 2019 Perth APG yearling sale missed a wonderful opportunity to secure a bargain when a well-bred colt by former star pacer Rich And Spoilt out of successful race mare Mene Jaccka failed to attract attention and was passed in after nobody was willing to purchase him for his modest reserve…

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Turvey-Suvaljko combination strikes again

Ravenswood trainer Nathan Turvey and brilliant young driver Emily Suvaljko continued their remarkable run of recent successes when $16 chance Mini Mine Yet unleashed a powerful burst to beat Alice Kay and Mandy Joan in the 2130m Bridge Bar Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. The victory came as no surprise for Turvey, who…

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Caveman too smart for older rivals

West Australian-bred four-year-old Caveman, the least experienced runner in the 2130m Retravision Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night, proved too smart for his older rivals when Mark Reed drove him to an all-the-way victory. Reed took full advantage of the No. 1 barrier and Caveman set a solid pace and went on to win…

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Space Junk returns to form

Victorian-bred seven-year-old Space Junk ended a sequence of five unplaced efforts when he relished the role of pacemaker and was not extended in winning from Free To Air and The Watch Maker in the 2130m Etch Coatings Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. The gelding, trained by Giles Inwood, was favourite at $2.20 and…

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Dontbesillychilli bred to succeed

Dontbesillychilli, bred by Bunbury trainer Sarah Wall and her husband Chris, is following in the footsteps of her dam Justlikechocolate and great granddam Kiwaussie Girl. She notched her second win from eight starts when Nathan Turvey drove her to a convincing all-the-way victory in the Gloucester Park Entertainment With Horsepower Pace for two-year-old fillies at…

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Magnificent Storm resumes in style

Star reinsman Aldo Cortopassi told trainer Ray Williams that outstanding four-year-old Magnificent Storm had plenty up his sleeve and was just coasting at an 80 per cent effort when he scored an effortless first-up victory in the 2130m Channel Seven Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Magnificent Storm, appearing after an absence of 23…

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Plan B works for Deni Roberts

Talented young driver Deni Roberts went into the $30,000 John Higgins Memorial final at Gloucester Park on Friday night with the firm intention of attempting an all-the-way win with the polemarker See Ya Write replicating his winning performance in a qualifying heat at Narrogin. But her tactics had to change dramatically when See Ya Write…

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Mandy Joan ready to resume

Quality mare Mandy Joan will return to racing after a seven-month absence when she starts from the outside barrier (No. 9) in the Bridge Bar Open At Every AFL Game Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. She was most impressive in scoring a runaway win in a five-horse 2185m trial at Pinjarra on Wednesday…

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Stablemates set to fight out the finish

Patronus Star and Mighty Conqueror, leading pacers in Greg and Skye Bond’s Forrestdale stables, should provide the highlight of the nine-event meeting at Gloucester Park on Friday night when they clash in the $25,000 Catalano Truck And Equipment Pace. They should fight out the finish of the 2130m Free-For-All, with little separating the sons of…

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Voak likes Space Junk

A spirited workout on the Byford track last Friday impressed star reinsman Chris Voak, who said the seven-year-old made strong appeal as the best of his eight drives on the nine-event program at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Space Junk, handled in the workout by trainer Giles Inwood, is favourably drawn at barrier two in…

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