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Monthly Archives: January 2017

As It Is In Heaven

Ray Wilson, is my kind of bloke! Loyal, friendly and looks you straight in the eye when he speaks to you. Add to that the fact that he is ultra-competitive at everything he does – from playing tennis at the highest level (Wimbledon 1967) to spending many hours researching the best stallions to join to his mares. Ray is a ...

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Morris nearing significant milestone

SNARING a couple of winners over the weekend has not only pushed reinsman Robert Morris up the driving ranks in the state but it has also moved him closer to achieving a special milestone. The 25-year-old is just three wins shy of driving 1000 winners in his career and he believes he can reach the landmark by the end of ...

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Starters for Hunter Cup, Derby & Great Southern Star

The barrier draws for the Del-Re National A.G. Hunter Cup, the Pryde’s Easifeed Great Southern Star and the VHRSC Victoria Derby will be conducted tonight at the MCG in the members’ dining room. Harness Racing Victoria’s Trots Media team will bring you all the action as it happens via @HRVnews on Twitter and HRV Facebook. Later tonight tune into SEN ...

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HRV backs trainers to promote syndicate opportunities

Harness Racing Victoria’s (HRV) Own the Moment (OTM) program is breaking down the walls that trainers have to scale to advertise syndicates legally. An OTM Marquee will be set up at Sunday’s Melbourne APG Sale, with HRV offering trainers the opportunity to legally syndicate horses through the correct channels and advertise on OTM website trotsownthemoment.com.au In an industry first, HRV ...

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Jilliby Kung Fu scratched from Victoria Derby Final

Connections of Jilliby Kung Fu have advised Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) this afternoon that Jilliby Kung Fu has suffered a cut leg in training and will not be able to take its place in Saturday Night’s blue riband event.  As such Jilliby Kung Fu has been scratched from the Victoria Derby Final. At the 8.30am acceptance time this morning for ...

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HRNSW joins the fight against ovarian cancer

HARNESS Racing New South Wales is once again rallying its support behind the Women’s Cancer Foundation (WCF) and taking part in the Teal Pants promotion. In order to increase the awareness of ovarian cancer, every female driver across the state will be wearing teal coloured driving pants when competing in official races from February 1 to March 11. And, just ...

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National ‘drive’ for Women’s Cancer Foundation – Ovarian Cancer Institute

IN AN amazing display of generosity and compassion, every reinswoman in Australia is poised to play an integral role in raising awareness and valuable funds for a worthy cause. Following the previous success of the Women’s Cancer Foundations Team Teal campaign, this year’s ‘drive’ has gone national. Beginning tomorrow, reinswomen will don teal pants in every race they compete leading ...

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Barrier draw throws Hunter Cup market wide-open

Saturday night’s Del-Re National A. G. Hunter Cup at Tabcorp Park Melton is wide open after a barrier draw that saw the two “all-in market big guns” draw the back row. Reigning Inter Dominion champion Smolda drew gate nine for Mark Purdon, while 2015 Inter Dominion hero Lennytheshark came up with barrier 13 for David Aiken. TAB.com.au reacted by opening ...

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Star and Derby given a shake at barrier draw

Kiwi trotter Speeding Spur opened $1.80 favourite after drawing barrier five for the Pryde’s Easifeed Great Southern Star, but it’s far from a chequered flag with key rivals Glenferrie Typhoon and On Thunder Road drawing inside him. The speculation ahead of the richest trotting race in Australasia followed tonight’s barrier draw at the MCG ahead of Saturday’s TAB Summer Of ...

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The Purdon presence grows amid Caduceus Club Living Legends

New Zealand-based trainer Mark Purdon’s status as a superstar of Australasian racing was further entrenched when he was anointed a Caduceus Club Living Legend. Held at the MCG as part of the TAB Summer Of Glory barrier draw, Purdon’s induction was met with a standing ovation by a crowded room and came only four days after he drove five consecutive ...

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