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Booster ready to fire for new trainer

By Tayler Strong Booster, a seven-win pacer, assessed at C1, is forward to resume racing for a new trainer at Forbury Park on Wednesday night. Booster (race 7), is now owned and trained at Washdyke by Jesse Wederell. He bought the 6-year-old from Brad Mowbray and Karen Calder soon after the gelding last raced three and a half months ago. ...

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Hector the hero

By Adam Hamilton Emerging star Hectorjayjay grabbed clear favouritism for the Perth Inter Dominion final with another dominant heat win at Bunbury last night (Tuesday). In contrast, his champion stablemate Lennytheshark missed a place in his heat as a hot favourite, finishing outside the top three for the first time since his sixth to Beautide in the Sydney Inter Dominion ...

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Smolda solid again

By Adam Hamilton Two heats down and two brave efforts for Smolda in the Perth Inter Dominion so far. Mark Purdon’s decorated pacer sat parked when second to Bettors Fire on opening night and forced to do the work outside the leader again when third to Run Oneover at Bunbury last night (Tuesday). “He’s gone well again,” Purdon said. “I ...

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Victory comes after disappointment

By Duane Ranger Frustrated, disappointed and now relieved. That’s how Tony Herlihy (MNZM) has felt about his promising 4-year-old pacer Walkinshaw’s last three starts. The master Ardmore horseman was disappointed that he missed away at Kaikoura and then disappointed he didn’t run on when finishing fifth in a $20,000, C3/4 Pace at Addington. “Even though it was a quick time ...

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HRNZ’s new Committees meet

Yesterday saw the first meetings of two new Sub-Committees put together by the Board of Harness Racing NZ.   Owners’ Initiatives and Liaison Sub-Committee The group, consisting of Trevor Beaton, Greg Crawford, Martin Cummings, Nigel Armstrong, Barry Dent and Pete Ydgren will meet regularly to discuss initiatives and promotions aimed at maximising the experience of Owners within the industry and ...

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New look for the Riverina

WITH a new regional centre being built in the Riverina there are some exciting times ahead for harness racing in the south west of New South Wales with a newly formed Committee now in place. Also on Tuesday (yesterday) the global company GHD Group was appointed as the project manager for the new track development on the Cartwright’s Hill site ...

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2016 TABtouch Inter Dominion Update on Points Score

Franco Nelson, Ultimate Art and Fryberg are just outside the top ten and will need to produce a strong performance in the final round of heats to force their way into the $1.1 million TABtouch Inter Dominion Grand Final at Gloucester Park on Friday 9 December. Series favourite Hectorjayjay, $2.50 with TABtouch, is the only horse to remain unbeaten after ...

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Jean-Étienne Dubois to pilot My Tribeca at Melton

The return of Tee Cee Bee Macray highlights Saturday night’s Tabcorp Park Melton trots program. The Alan Tubbs-trained five-year-old contests the Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Pace over 2240 metres, first-up since an unlucky second to arch rival Ideal For Real in the Breckon Farms Breeders Crown Final. The Aldebaran Park Trot features K D Muscles, who is in terrific form ...

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Great local hope steps up for further Stawell success

Everybody loves a home town hero and they don’t come much more popular than Great Western gun Kerryn Manning, who could again have Stawell trots fans in raptures this Sunday. Manning’s name could be etched on the Gateway Security Stawell Pacing Cup for a fourth time this weekend with her talented six-year-old, Ideal Success, beautifully drawn for a rollicking romp. ...

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2016 TABtouch Inter Dominion Grab some Exciting Off-Track Events

The final week of the TABtouch Inter Dominion sees a hectic week of events off the track. TABtouch Inter Dominion Grand Final Barrier Draw Luncheon ·     Date: Sunday 4th December 2016 ·     Venue: Golden Nugget Room – Gloucester Park ·     Time: 12pm – 4pm ·     Tickets: $120 Per Person | $1,100 Table of 10 The all-important Barrier Draw for the $1.1 Million TABtouch Inter Dominion Grand Final will ...

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