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Harrington on the board

By Matt Markham Jack Harrington is hoping his first success as a trainer is only the tip of the iceberg. The former New Zealand Darts representative kicked off his training career at Addington when debutant trotter Hey Yo sat parked the entire and won with plenty to spare in the hands of Blair Orange. And while the daughter of former ...

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Lethaby secures first winner

By Duane Ranger It might have taken 73 drives but Trent Lethaby is on the board, and although he was a little bit annoyed it took him so long, the 18-year-old is just relieved he has finally saluted the judge. The Papakura-based Cantabrian said he was delighted that he could break his duck behind a horse trained by his West ...

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Stewart chasing a bit of breeding bliss

Blisteringly quick during his racing days, Scott Stewart is hoping stallion Bitobliss can produce just as much explosiveness in the breeding barn. Stewart has decided to stand the son of Blissfull Hall/Petite Alto for $990 a service and says early interest has been warm. “(It’s) Not flying but going OK,” he said. “There was a lot of interest shown. If ...

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Retirement For Star Pacer

Top Queensland pacer Caesar Augustus has been retired. A recurring injury to his offside tendon forced connections to pull the pin on their star pacer following veterinary advice that he wouldn’t stand up to the rigors of another racing campaign. Caesar Augustus last raced twelve months ago. A powerfully built son of champion sire Bettors Delight from the Group One ...

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Menangle Mail – First 4 Jackpot

Tabcorp Park Menangle’s meeting this Saturday night is highlighted by the running of the Nick Robin Free-For-All, race six on the eight race card.  The race is named in memory of former Sky Racing personality Nick Robin, who passed away in 2004.  A $10,000 First 4 Jackpot is on offer for TAB customers in NSW on the feature race and ...

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NSW Minster does backflip

New South Wales Deputy Premier and racing minister Troy Grant has been forced into an embarrassing back down just hours after former NRL official Grant Mayer was publicly announced as a member of the Harness Racing NSW board..   Mr Mayer has moved to Adelaide to a position as chief executive of as A-League side Adelaide United and as a consequence ...

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Two of South Australia

Two of South Australia’s young drivers have been granted a re-licence Byron Hornhardt and Ken Rogers have complete period of suspension and disqualification for drugs of abuse.   HRSA Board issuedboth Hornhardt and Rogers with a notice which required them to attend before the board and ‘show cause’ as to why they should be re-licenced. At the hearing the board ...

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Sad Loss

The sudden death of Leo Newbound last weekend at age 84 harness racing lost one of the true pioneers of breeding in this country. Leo Newbound was also responsible for travelling to America and negotiating the deal to get premier sire, Windshield Wiper, to stand at Forest Lodge stud, which he set up in late 50’s with his brother Kevin. ...

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Handicap

One of the many things to come out of the Industry meeting last Sunday was programming and going forward a subcommittee has been formed. At that meeting  there was considerable discussion regarding concerns about the current handicapping system in South Australia. The meeting agreed to form a handicapping sub-committee which will develop a revised handicapping system by Friday 27 November. ...

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Arden Rooney ready for Kaikoura

By Adam Hamilton KERRYN Manning is a realist. The trailblazing Aussie trainer-driver knows Arden Rooney needs to go exceptionally well in Monday’s Kaikoura Cup to have any chance in the NZ Cup eight days later. “It’s a lot easier race Monday than the (NZ) Cup will be. The biggest names of the (NZ) Cup aren’t going to Kaikoura,” she said. ...

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