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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Nevele R Stud to reward breeders…

Breeders who book mares to this world leading sire in the month of October are going to be  in for some very special discounts.   We believe an announcement as early as tomorrow will be confirming a great deal for this champion sire , he has some of the best averages in the business .   If you have the ...

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Aussie News – 29th September

WHAT’S happened to the stars of NSW harness racing? That’s what fans were left asking after much-travelled former top Kiwi juvenile pacer Devil Dodger upstaged a strong field in the Group 3 Les Chant Cup (1609m) at Menangle on Saturday night. He started $53.10 and left the likes of Bling It On, Mach Beauty, Suave Stuey Lombo and Iam Mr ...

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All Stars going for back to back win

By Michael Guerin Champion trainer Mark Purdon believes he might have a secret weapon up his sleeve as he tries to win back to back New Zealand Trotting Cups. Purdon and training partner Natalie Rasmussen have a two-pronged defence of the Cup they won last season with the now-retired Adore Me, with Smolda joined by Messini, who has returned to ...

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Stately trotter joins Loddon Valley Stud

Im Stately, the greatest stakes-winning two-year-old trotter ever raced in this country, has been retired and will stand his first season at the Loddon Valley Stud, Lockwood, near Bendigo, of John and Kay Campbell. The brilliant, young trotter, who was on the verge of greatness before injury curtailed his career, will be remembered for his flawless gait, explosive speed and ...

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Don’t miss annual Vic Breeders Awards Night

The race to secure the trophies on offer at the Victorian Breeders Awards Night is tight, with several close contenders for the top awards, including the Victorian Pacing Broodmare of the Year and Victorian First Season Stallion. To be held on Saturday 10th October at the Quest Shepparton Racing Complex, the annual awards hosted by Harness Breeders Victoria see the ...

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Ready2Run Sale taking shape

There is just over two months until the Ready2Run Sale on Sunday December 6 at Tabcorp Park Menangle and the catalogue is starting to take shape.  Sales Co-ordinator John Coffey has confirmed 42 entries have been received and encouraged potential vendors to contact him within the next fortnight if they are interested in selling a horse at the sale. “A ...

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Super trotter Im Stately retired to stud

By Peter Wharton   Im Stately, the greatest stakes-winning two-year-old trotter ever raced in this country, has been retired and will stand his first season at the Loddon Valley Stud, Lockwood, near Bendigo, of John and Kay Campbell.   The brilliant, young trotter, who was on the verge of greatness before injury curtailed his career, will be remembered for his ...

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Butcher back in the winning circle

By Duane Ranger David Butcher’s remarkable fitness and ability to bounce back from two serious abdominal injuries within the space of the last 20 months has been phenomenal. You only had to be at Cambridge Raceway on Friday to witness proof of that. Butcher’s most recent injury came in July. Fast forward four months and now the durable Waikato reinsman ...

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The perfect day

By Matt Markham Perfection can be hard to find sometimes but Ken Ford and Amanda Tomlinson achieved it yesterday at Motukarara. The father and daughter combination had a day to remember at the grass track meeting winning three races – including success in the Group Three D G Jones Trotting Cup with Zachary Binx. It was one of those rare ...

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De Santa Anna shines at Bathurst

Fast times were the order of the night at Bathurst’s Group One Feeds Paceway last Wednesday, but  ironically, the most impressive performance of the meeting came in one of the slower races.  De Santa Anna was first up for six months, for Hartley trainer Steve Conroy, against a moderate C0 field, and those who took the $1.60 quote on offer ...

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