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Around the Bends with John Elsegood

Turner caught in a creek without a paddle! As a racing writer I have always admired Troy Turner’s riding skills and enjoy talking to the senior jockey. Certainly Turner’s win on Settlers Creek at Ascot on December 20, looked impressive from the grandstand. However, after Saturday’s experience I think I will keep my distance from [...]

2017-08-12T03:43:06+08:00December 22nd, 2014|Categories: Perth Racing|

Pike Wins His Fourth St Leger By John Elsegood

Top jockey William Pike won his fourth St Leger when he piloted favourite Real Love to an impressive victory over Balmont Girl and Respondent in the 2100m race on December 20, at Ascot. Pike had previously won the race in 2006, 2010 and 2013. Real Love's turn of foot in the concluding stages augurs well for her [...]

2014-12-22T08:47:42+08:00December 22nd, 2014|Categories: Perth Racing|

Pike And Peters Continue Domination by John Elsegood

Leviathan owners Bob and Sandra Peters and champion jockey William Pike continued their domination of the meeting in the feature race the GroupII CB Cox Stakes (2100m) with Elite Belle’s stunning victory. Red Blast and Bass Strait battled on well to fill the places in the Cox Stakes. Pike rode five winners and the Peters [...]

2014-12-28T09:52:55+08:00December 22nd, 2014|Categories: Perth Racing|Tags: |

Off the Rails with John Elsegood

Lucy, The Punter  And Moi Last Saturday, December 13, I walking and talking (yes I can do both unlike  former US president, Gerald Ford) from the mounting yard to the jockeys room. My companion at the time was the the delightful and talented Lucy Warwick. I was talking to the top apprentice about her win [...]

2014-12-15T10:14:45+08:00December 15th, 2014|Categories: Perth Racing|

Fuld’s Bet In Narrow Win By John Elsegood

Fuld’s Bet was expected to win Super Heroes and Villains Day Handicap (1200m) and did so although it was far from convincing. Going into the race Fuld’s Bet had been placed third at her two previous starts including being unlucky behind Castle Retreat on November 29. On that occasion she begun, and slowly, then raced [...]

2014-12-15T10:18:21+08:00December 14th, 2014|Categories: Perth Racing|Tags: |