Archive for Mandurah Derby

20230427 – Northam Thursday – Derby Final & Oaks Heats

“Crumble Monelli cruises to Mandurah Derby glory at Northam”

WA’s rising star Crumble Monelli didn’t break a sweat when winning today’s Mandurah Derby. The brilliant beginner clocked a sizzling 5.69 early before winning over 509m in a near record 29.07 for owner/trainer David Hobby. Runner up Eugenius for Jay Jacobson looks set for a very bright future after only being beaten 3.50 lengths by the champ. Earlier in the afternoon Dandalup Pearl improved sharply to win from box one for Southern River based trainer David Magistro. The daughter of Mepunga Blazer had drawn wide at her previous three starts and was posted deep on each occasion. This afternoon he was well backed from the inside box and after a nice clean getaway was able to drive through and lead. Race favourite Zipping Peggy began fairly from box two and settled third at the first turn. As they straightened Dandalup Pearl dashed away and while Zipping Peggy worked into second position Dandalup Pearl won by a comfortable margin of three lengths. Zipping Peggy finished two lengths ahead of Macey Keeping who ran a nice third from box seven. Dandalup Pearl is raced by B. Moir, C Moir, J White and S White and has now won 3 of 23 career starts.


Race 3 Number 4 MY DREAM : Flooded home for a strong second and looks ready to win.

Race 6 Number 4 JACK CAN BROWSE : Showed plenty of muster before being squeezed out at the first turn.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

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20170428 – Mandurah Friday

“Paul Stuart goes back to back in Mandurah Derby”

The Mandurah Derby was first run in 1994 when Cape Cuvier saluted for Hans Spykers. Other notable winners include Wits End (1995), Prince Of Tigers (1997), Benno (2009), Uno Reltub (2011) and Stanga Doug (2015). Never has a Mandurah Derby Final produced such a strong lineup with the West Pinjarra prepared Max Profit starting a $2.50 favourite. Things went to plan early for Max Profit who pinged from the boxes and held out early challengers Vanderworp (box 2) and Equanimity (box 5) to maintain an outright lead. The Paul Stuart (pictured) prepared Astrozone settled fourth and was railing strongly in the middle stages. Just prior to straightening Max profit was only a length in front with Astrozone closing quickly. With fifty metres to go Astrozone powered to the front before charging away to win by three lengths in a near record 27.09. The 520m Cannington track record holder Quick Jagger rattled home for second with Max Profit relegated to third. Trainer Paul Stuart also won the race last year when Topology scored in 27.82.

The Mandurah Oaks box draw did not take place tonight after the four heats with two ongoing steward’s enquiries taking place. The grader will release the final field on Tuesday afternoon.


Race 3 Number 8 SAHANNAH MONELLI : Finished like a rocket to snatch second despite looking to hit the rail earlier in the race.

Race 5 Number 6 SARA MONELLI : Made up an enormous amount of ground to win in 27.65.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20170421 – Mandurah Friday

“The Greatest Mandurah Derby Field Ever”

The Mandurah Derby was first run in 1994 when Cape Cuvier saluted for Hans Spykers. Other notable winners include Wits End (1995), Prince Of Tigers (1997), Benno (2009), Uno Reltub (2011) and Stanga Doug (2015). Never has a Mandurah Derby Series been so strong with the likes of Will Keeping, Sassy Ginger, Stratosphere, Bundles Galore, Ouchamp, Bolt Keeping, Black Bombshell and Ashom Monelli not making the final. The first of four heats was taken out by the Perth Cup winning Equanimity who led throughout in 27.42. West On Hawkeye returned from a stint in Victoria and rocketed home to finish second, two lengths astern of the winner. Heat Two was won by the Port Kennedy prepared Yuup (in 27.51) who overcame box seven to defeat Astrozone who ran second after racing in Sydney just six days prior. The very young Vanderworp who was born in October 2015 handled the class rise to win Heat Three (in 27.54) and displayed extreme mid race speed to set up a mighty lead. Potential elite stayer Neil Monelli flew late to grab second and also make the final. Speedster Max Profit (Pictured) began like a cannonball in the final heat and kept going, winning his sixteenth race in 27.44. The current 520m track record holder Quick Jagger was the runner and also qualified for the final. The box draw :


Race 4 Number 6 YUNDERUP DOZER : Finished like a rocket and returned to his best, clocking a flying 27.33.

Race 5 Number 4 CONSTANT RAMA : Charged into the first turn and went on to win in 22.56.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

Box Draw

Box Greyhound Trainer
Max Profit Corey White
Vanderworp Chris Halse
Astrozone Paul Stuart
West On Hawkeye Chris Halse
Equanimity Enzo Crudeli
Yuup Krystal Shinners
Quick Jagger Chris Halse
Neil Monelli David Hobby
Bungles Galore Enzo Crudeli
Bolt Keeping Terry Erenshaw