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Aussie News – 31st May

OUR WAIKIKI BEACH will be out to extend his amazing unbeaten streak to 20 races when he tackles a semi-final of the NSW Breeders Challenge at Menangle on Saturday week (June 11). The Purdon/Rasmussen-trained three-year-old posted his 19th win in a qualifying heat of the Breeders Challenge at Penrith last Thursday night. It was an armchair drive for Luke McCarthy, ...

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No excuses needed

By Duane Ranger 4YO Diamond Jewels first ballot A Damn Good Excuse is the best of John and Josh Dickie’s four chances at the Harness Racing Waikato meeting at Camridge Raceway tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday). It’s the ‘calm before the Saturday Harness Jewels storm’, and for the first time in a long time, Josh Dickie doesn’t have any drives on his ...

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Trotting stars dominating markets

By Michael Guerin Punters putting their faith in the most unusual of hands for Harness Jewels day end could end up praying for a recently changed rule to come to their aid. While the champion All Stars stable has four of the nine favourites at Saturday’s $1.2million meeting, the three hottest favourites of the day are set to be trotters. ...

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McDermott 2016 Amateur Champ

By Matt Markham A fifth placing, beaten by more than seven lengths, can’t often be hailed as a great result, but on Sunday at Rangiora it could. After dominating the first three quarters of the New Zealand Amateur Drivers Association Championships, it was the perfect result for John McDermott and ensured that he was crowned the 2016 champion. The Canterbury ...

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More than 100 reasons smile

By Matt Markham Win, lose or draw on Friday night Andrew Faulks and Ray Warwick were assured a victory at Addington with Arran Chief. As the 100th horse to claim the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club’s incentive scheme, the Met Multiplier, the trainer and owner combination were guaranteed $7,500, but Faulks wanted, and knew he could get, the whole kit ...

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There’s a new Tiger in the media

Harness racing looks set to get a major boost from a bold online initiative, the brainchild of racing journalist and harness owner/breeder Barry Lichter. Lichter’s new sport and racing website tigermulti.co.nz, which went live on Monday, is a New Zealand first, offering multi bet tipping advice along with videos and dozens of stories you won’t read anywhere else. It’s a labour of ...

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Rogue-to-riches pacer in stellar form

Mighty Flying Thomas has been in stellar form of late and is sitting third on the Metroploitan Horse Of The Year leaderboard. Part-owner Ken Casellas caught up with GPTV’s Scott Hamilton in the Winners Bar to chat about his Kiwi import’s rise to fame. << WATCH: Mighty Flying Thomas getting better with age >> Approved By Dean Baring www.harnessbred.com Driving The Future ...

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Vale John Wilson

Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) was saddened to learn of the passing last Saturday of one of its most loved former employees, John Wilson. John commenced as a patrol steward with the Trotting Control Board in 1976 and served with distinction until his retirement from Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) as a senior stipendiary steward in 2002. Prior to the commencement of ...

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Winning drivers give their thoughts at Melton trots

Trots Media’s Winning Driver Interview videos from the May 27 Tabcorp Park Melton meeting are online now. This week the videos feature interviews with Nathan Jack, Josh Duggan, Geoff Webster, Kerryn Manning, Chris Alford, Greg Sugars, Allan McDonough, Aaron Dunn and Rebecca Bartley.   CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TROTS MEDIA WINNING DRIVER INTERVIEWS    Approved By Dean Baring www.harnessbred.com Driving ...

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Blacks A Beauty another winner for JR Mint

One of Australia’s most underrated stallions JR MINT produced another winner at Launceston on Sunday when Blacks A Beauty scored for trainer Shelly Barnes and driver Gareth Rattray. Blacks A Beauty has now started five times for Barnes for three wins and is out of a Ticket To Heaven mare Higher Calling. JR Mint was originally purchased by John Jetson ...

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