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Horse Racing News: Weekend Update 25-26 July

As we concluded this weekend and the past week’s races, it’s time to have a look at some of the highlights of the most thrilling and tense races.

As you may already know if you’re a regular follower of horse racing news in Australia, the trainer Darren Weir wrapped up his second trainers’ premiership with winning at Caulfield this weekend.

Darren Weir has been going strong lately with Starsi as he won the David Hopwood Handicap and the VOBIS Gold Health later that same day.

So the win at Caulfield was really an uplifting one for the expert trainer Weir.

Refulgent, the horse that won in the VOBIS Gold Health, which is a 20,000m race, is said to be a strong contender in the horse world of Australia.

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In other news, the races this weekend took a surprising turn when the old timer horse Smokin’ Joey took home a surprising win for the trainer Wez Hunter in the Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield this weekend.

This is a prime example of the fact that old age isn’t always a bad thing when it comes to racing as many people had pinned the favorite Lord of the Sky to win this race.

But it was indeed Hunter’s crew and his prime horse, Smokin’ Joey, that took home the first place prize. For those of you who placed bets in his favour, I say congratulations.

In any case, it was a beautiful moment for Hunter, who never tears up but if he was the type then someone would’ve have to pass him a tissue.

“I’ve told everyone; he’s the difference for me. If not for him, I don’t know where I’d be,” Hunter said with pride and joy in his voice.

With this clear indication of Smokin’ Joey’s value to Hunter and his crew, we hope to see this stellar old timer complete some more outstanding races soon.

“I had five in work when I came now I have constantly 30. It’d sound a bit funky but I might have to name the stable after him.” Hunter then added.

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This past week and weekend have offered some exciting updates and races in the horse racing business in Australia. One of the more prominent news is of course the winning weekend that trainer Brad Rawiller had.

In this weekend alone he collected 6 wins out of 12 different rides and races, which is a very good percentage indeed.

The wind include a double at Caulfield from three rides, then Burning Front at Geelong and a treble at Geelong Synthetic.

This is definitely a clear indication of the talent that Rawiller possesses at his stable and much credit is to be given to the outstanding horses he runs.

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