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Jason Finnis 300th winner

While driver Wayne Hill was dominating at Victor Harbour on Monday December 28. The following nightat Mount Gambier meeting also marked a milestone for one of South Australia’s up and coming driver Jayson Finnis who drove his 300 th winner when Jumping Jolt scored in race 3. Driving for his father Barry Finnis, Jayson steered the classy 3 year old ...

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Camp Hughie remaining confident

By Michael Guerin Hughie Green’s winning run may have come to a halt but that hasn’t dented driver Maurice McKendry’s confidence heading into tonight’s $250,000 Auckland Cup. Hughie Green was close to favourite for tonight’s 3200m stand two weeks ago after his demolition job over many in tonight’s race in the Summer Cup. But the enormous, mainly-warranted hype on the ...

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Monbet out to shine again

By Michael Guerin Punters can expect the scary Monbet who demolished his rivals at Alexandra Park 13 days ago to turn up in the National Trot tonight. Because while co-trainer Greg Hope admits he is worried by his second line draw he is adamant his budding champion trotter couldn’t be better. Monbet’s rise from lower grade trotter to maybe the ...

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The 50/50 chance of the Auckland Cup

By Michael Guerin Here is a sobering thought for punters drunk on Have Faith In Me’s undoubted x-factor heading into tonight’s $250,000 Auckland Trotting Cup — he is only a 50-50 chance to stepping away with the field. That is the opinion of his champion trainer Mark Purdon as the sensational four-year-old seeks his first standing start win in the ...

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Auckland Cup night – as it happens

Welcome to Trillian Trust Auckland Cup night 2015 from Alexandra Park. We’ve got a massive night of racing in front of us with three Group One races and a Listed $200,000 event so there is plenty whet the appetite as we farewell 2015. All the talk around tonight have centered around our feature, the Auckland Cup and the majority of ...

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Festive Season Stallion Service Specials

Bargains are not limited to the Boxing Day Sales, with Australian breeders able to bag a bargain between now and 31 January 2016 thanks to stallion owners and Studs offering heavily discounted service fees and special offers on 24 stallions. This is the third year this incentive has been offered and although the foal figures from the 2014 Festive Season ...

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Mildura Track Sizzles Upon Resumption

Just two meetings in and it appears the revamped Mildura trotting track has become a speed bowl of sorts. After rave reviews from participants and punters alike following the return meeting just over a week ago, Tuesday night saw a quirky and undoubtedly unique stat reached. Every single race at the venue saw a mile rate of 2:00.0 broken. Known ...

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Faith Put To The Test

Here is a sobering thought for punters drunk on Have Faith In Me’s undoubted x-factor heading into tonight’s $250,000 Auckland Trotting Cup — he is only a 50-50 chance to stepping away with the field. That is the opinion of his champion trainer Mark Purdon as the sensational four-year-old seeks his first standing start win in the biggest race of ...

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Geelong Cup Runneth Over

Saturday night’s Geelong Cup shapes as an intriguing contest, with a strong field of country cup stars engaged in the provincial feature. Between them the 12 runners have annexed the flagship events at 11 clubs, but amazingly, the Geelong Cup is not one of them! The crew have enjoyed success at Ballarat, Bendigo, Charlton, Cobram, Echuca, Maryborough, Mildura, Terang, Wangaratta, ...

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No Victoria Cup for Arden Rooney

By Adam Hamilton New Zealand Cup winner Arden Rooney will be a surprise absentee from the Victoria Cup on January 30. Owner Merv Butterworth said the short 2240m trip and mobile conditions around Melton did not suit his great stayer. “I’ve told Kerryn (Manning, trainer-driver) I’d prefer him to run in the Pure Steel (2760m standing start) on Victoria Cup ...

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