Jumpingjackmac is WA Derby Bound

Exciting Mach Three gelding Jumpingjackmac continued his preparation for the $200,000 Sky Racing WA Derby next Friday week with a superb performance in the 2130m Worldwide Printing Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. From out wide at barrier seven, the $1.50 favourite settled in sixth position with polemarker Sugar Street ($7.50) setting the early…

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Whozideawasthis Overcomes Setbacks

Ten-year-old Whozideawasthis showed that he still has plenty of natural speed in his old legs when he sprinted home fast from the 400m to get up and snatch a last-stride victory by a half-head over the pacemaker Lord Rosco in the 2130m The West Australian Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. “He has done…

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Hampton Banner Has a Bright Future

Hopeland trainer Debra Lewis looks set for many more wins with the lightly-raced New Zealand-bred four-year-old Hampton Banner, who was not extended in leading and winning easily from Palatino and Poisedtopounce in the 1730m Simmonds Steel Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Hampton Banner, driven by Chris Lewis, asserted his ascendancy when he sped…

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Flying Start Paves the Way for Tenno Sho

Pinjarra trainer Tracy Reay maintained her excellent form with her big team of square gaiters when veteran performer Tenno Sho began brilliantly from out wide at barrier eight before setting the pace and coasting to a convincing win over the Debra Lewis-trained The Debater and another Reay-trained trotter Mortician in the 2130m Channel 7 Trot…

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Rakasinc Bounces Back

New Zealand-bred five-year-old Rakasinc, somewhat disappointing when unplaced at his two previous outings, bounced back to his best form with a stylish victory in the 2130m Cowden The Insurance Brokers Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. The well-supported $3.70 equal favourite with Shanway, Rakasinc was produced in top shape by trainer Nathan Turvey and…

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Boom Time Gives Olivieri a Treble

Lightly-raced seven-year-old Boom Time, the hot $1.20 favourite, completed a treble for eight-time WA premiership trainer Ross Olivieri when he was untroubled to set the pace and beat the $5 second fancy Mirragon by two lengths in the 2130m Etch Coatings Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. The win also gave ace reinsman Chris…

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Rock On Top Set for Champagne Classic

Rock On Top warmed up for the $50,000 Champagne Classic next Friday night in fine style with a commanding victory in the $50,000 WA APG Gold Bullion for two-year-old colts and geldings at Gloucester Park on Friday night. “He has got a lot to learn but has got a lot of speed and raw ability,”…

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Taking The Miki Smashes Track Record

Speedy filly Taking The Miki emerged as a major hope in the $100,000 Diamond Classic on May 28 when she smashed the track record for two-year-old fillies in scoring a runaway victory in the Group 2 APG WA Gold Bullion for fillies at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Taking The Miki, third favourite at $3.60,…

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Savvy Bromac’s Owner is a Pacing Phenomenon

Quite a remarkable sequence of events just over five years ago has resulted in Broome businessman Karl Deiley becoming interested in standardbred horses for the first time in his life. He is now the proud owner of Simba Bromac and Savvy Bromac, the first and only pacers he has raced. Both are prepared by Ravenswood…

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Hall Jr The Driver draws Level with Hall Sr The Trainer

With Gary Hall Jr’s win aboard the Justin Prentice trained Lets Get Messi at Bunbury on Saturday night, the champion reinsman notched his 3206th career victory as a driver. This is level with the number of winners his father Gary Hall Sr has trained in his illustrious career. This is a quirky bit of trivia…

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WA Trotting Media Guild Friday’s Thoughts 16th April

It’s quite a mixed bag of specials for Gloucester Park this week from the members of the WA Trotting Media Guild. Only two members – veteran trotting scribe Ken Casellas and TABradio’s Hayden King – have settled on the same best bet. Hall of Fame journalist Casellas, who was recently honoured for his long list…

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Hall Happy with Jumpingjackmac

Champion reinsman Gary Hall Jnr declared that brilliant lightly-raced gelding Jumpingjackmac was on target to perform strongly in the $200,000 Sky WA Derby in a fortnight, and he is looking forward to testing him against several likely Derby rivals when he contests the Worldwide Printing Pace over 2130m at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Jumpingjackmac,…

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