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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Faith paid in miraculous Mile

By Michael Guerin Miracle Mile hero Have Faith In Me can go faster than this 1:47.5 Australasian mile record but he won’t be attempting it any time soon. Because pacing’s new wonder horse is finished for the season as his trainers look to the future. Have Faith In Me overcame nearly galloping in the home straight to grab Lennytheshark in ...

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Canty stars shine at Winton

By Mac Henry The $45,000 group twos will be the centrepiece of Diamonds Day at Invercargill on 17 April with Classie Brigade and Alpha Rock aiming for the Supremacy; Nek Time and RR Sand Dollar for the Oaks. Both mobile-start features will be run over 2700 metres this year. Nek Time’s win at Winton was over a mile in 1:56.3 ...

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McRoyal wins Stratford Cup

By Duane Ranger Dave and Clare McGowan trained their second Stratford Cup winner in five years when McRoyal won on the Te Kapua Park grass track on Saturday. In 2011 Logan Hollis drove Another Impact to win the same race for the Franklin training duo. On Saturday Todd Mitchell did the steering to get the McArdle – Wren A lot ...

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Here’s your chance to own a beautifully bred filly

If you have ever thought about owning a racehorse but shied away fearing exorbitant costs, here’s an affordable opportunity to delve into the excitement of ownership. Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) through its Raceapacer ownership program and the Cranbourne Harness Racing Club have introduced an exciting new syndicate to race a well-bred pacer to be trained by up-and-coming trainer Michael Hughes ...

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Vicbred stars tie for Grand Circuit honours

Vicbred pacers Lennytheshark and Smolda have tied for Grand Circuit honours. With yesterday’s Miracle Mile at Tabcorp Park Menangle the final leg of the circuit, the duo are locked together on 260 points. Lennytheshark went into the meeting 60 shy of Smolda, but managed the tie when second behind Have Faith In Me in the rich sprint. Although missing from ...

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Stars available for drives next week

Some of the best drivers in the world will be driving at tracks throughout Victoria next week in the inaugural International All Star Series. Trainers note, the internationals, Yannick Gingras, Corey Callahan, Brett Miller, Anthony Butt and Dexter Dunn, and the star locals, Chris Alford, Gavin Lang, Kerryn Manning, Greg Sugars and Jason Lee, will all be available for drives ...

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Once again I call on the Minister

Up here, we have just seen the nomination deadline for next Tuesday’s Albion Park (our top money career penalty meeting at  $7,000 per race), extended twice, from 10.00am Thursday to 1.00pm Thursday to 10.00am Friday. Nobody above the level of a hobbyist owner,trainer or driver (who are all guilty of the crime of loving the sport), appears to be in the least ...

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Story no. 35… PURE STEEL

With just six stories to go one could be forgiven for thinking I had left the best until last, but each of these last six raced exactly within my chronological time frame and, in my opinion, would have been an outstanding champion in ANY decade they raced, some being the best I have ever seen! So read on and enjoy ...

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Canterbury raiders out to rule at Winton

By Mac Henry Cran Dalgety will have three runners at Winton on Saturday and despite each of them having the outside draw, his chances of success look bright. Two year old filly Millwood Daisy debuted in a Magness Benrow Fillies heat at Timaru a fortnight ago and appeared to go out in sympathy when her stablemate Major Rocket broke turning ...

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Mango confident of a major showing

By Duane Ranger Waiua Pa horseman Brent Mangos seldom labels any of his team, but the 51-year-old all but said Major Star was a good thing going into Saturday’s $9,000 Oakes Stratford Trotting Cup on the Te Kapua Park grass track. “I don’t want to sound over-confident but he’s really turned the corner this time in. I’ve been real pleased ...

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