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Young’s nice qualifier has taken time

By Duane Ranger Pukekohe trainer Jeremy Young bought two American Ideal fillies at the 2014 Autumn Weanling in Auckland . American Empress went on to become the fifth highest Jewels qualifier in 2016-2017 ($56,796) and quickly became Young’s flagship horse. Lynbar Rose suffered from stifle joint problems early on and her only healer has been time. But Young’s patience with ...

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Rory McIlroy to fly the ‘Naki’ flag

by Duane Ranger Willie Fleming was an hour away from making the arduous 420km journey from Hawera to Alexandra Park when asked to comment about his two runners at Alex Park tonight (Friday). It’s a six hour float drive Fleming has become accustomed to since he took out his trainer’s licence in the early 1990s. At lunch time (Thursday) Fleming ...

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Tim chasing more success

By Matt Markham Fresh off the back of a winning treble at Forbury Park on Thursday night, Tim WIlliams will look to carry that form up the eastern side of the South Island to Addington tonight. The talented young horseman secured victories with Caitlin Franco, Sweet As and Sauciehall last night and has the horsepower again to produce something similar. ...

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Trainers & Drivers Assn. rapt with announcement

By Duane Ranger The chairman of North Island Trainers and Drivers Association is delighted at the Auckland Trotting Club’s recent stakes boost announcement. Todd Macfarlane said more ‘meaningful stakes’ were a positive shot in the arm for the industry. “There would be no harness racing without owners and this week’s announcement is absolutely fantastic for everyone involved. We now have ...

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Dentist’s Alex Park drive

By Duane Ranger As a child Josh Whittaker had a fascination with horse teeth. Fast forward more than a decade and Whittaker’s unusual little passion has indirectly led to his first drive at Alexandra Park tonight. “I remember when Bill Beck the dentist used to come to Dad’s (Jeff) stable I used to collect the teeth he had pulled out. ...

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Addington CE appointed

The New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club has announced the appointment of Peter Jensen as Chief Executive Officer. Mr Jensen will take up the role on 02 October 2017, following a successful tenure as Chief Executive of Southern Response, the government-owned company responsible for settling Canterbury earthquake insurance claims. New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club Chair, Barry Dent, said he and the ...

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Guaranteed $50,000 F4 At Albion Park

The 2017 Brisbane winter carnival officially starts this Saturday night. And the Albion Park Harness Racing Club will play host to a strong ten race program this Saturday night. Feature events include the Listed $25,000 Mr Feelgood Open Pace, Gr.3 $30,000 Ted & Edna Badcock Memorial 4yo Championship, the Gr.3 $30,000 Badcock Group Premiers Cup and the Listed $25,000 Egmont ...

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Giant Hughie Ruled Out

by Chris Barsby The rub of the green hasn’t gone the way of the Kiwi’s leading into the 2017 Brisbane winter carnival. Brilliant open class mare The Orange Agent was ruled out earlier this month owing to a hairline fracture of the fetlock joint which was quickly followed by the news that star filly Spanish Armada was out of the ...

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2018 Southern Cross Bonus increase

by the Office of the Chief Executive Officer: John Lewis MEDIA RELEASE HRSA are delighted to announce an increase in the Southern Cross win bonus for an eligible 4YO and a new bonus for an eligible 5YO or older horse for its first win in South Australia. These changes are included in the recently announced conditions for the Southern Cross ...

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HRV GM Integrity Andy Rogers to head up Comm Games Anti-Doping

by Trots Media Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) announced today that General Manager of Integrity Andy Rogers will leave the organisation on 14 July 2017. Mr Rogers commenced his employment with HRV in January 2007 as an Investigative Steward. In August 2010 he was promoted to Manager of Integrity, reporting to the Chairman of Stewards. In December 2012 Mr Rogers was ...

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