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On Melbourne radio station RSN a few weeks back, a discussion was raised around the possibility, that unbeaten juvenile thoroughbred Royal Symphony, might tackle this October’s Cox Plate. That’s right, expert commentators openly toyed with the idea of an untried, untested baby racing against Winx, and perhaps even winning the Southern Hemisphere’s most revered WFA affair. We don’t hear those ...

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North Island Awards nominations

by Duane Ranger The nominations for the 2017 North Island Always B Miki harness racing awards have been released. The ‘Silver Jubilee’ (25th) Awards, which will be held at Alexandra Park on Saturday September 2, will see Better B Amazed, Dream About Me, Hug The Wind, Maxim, and The Orange Agent competing for honours in the Auckland Trotting Club’s Aged ...

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Cullenburn paying off

by Matt Markham There’s a long way to go to meet the price tag, but Brendon Hill couldn’t be happier with the direction in which Cullenburn is headed, after his second consecutive win at Addington on Friday night. Locharburn’s baby brother looked every bit the impressive individual, as he worked to find the lead early and then held off all ...

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TCB is back in black

How do we love Tee Cee Bee? Let me count the ways. If they were Shakespeare fans, that would surely have been the collective refrain from Alan Tubbs, Brian Dobson and Greg Sugars following Tee Cee Bee, Macray’s Blacks A Fake FFA win at Melton Friday night. This was a triumph with layers, then more layers, then a few more ...

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Vale Courage Under Fire

by Trots Media – Michael Guerin One of Australasia’s most popular pacers Courage Under Fire has passed away with a record that may never be matched. The tiny pacing hero turned stallion died, aged 21, over the weekend at Yirribee Stud in New South Wales. While he was a very commercial stallion who sired recently-retired Inter Dominion champion Smolda, it ...

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Trots Review podcast, Melton – 28 July 2017

by Trots Media Good Form’s Blake Redden joined Nadia Horne on RSN’s Winners this morning to review Friday night’s Tabcorp Park Melton trots meeting. The meeting featured five-year-old Cyclone Jeter, a son of Majestic Son, notching a narrow win in the Group 3 Allied Express Transport Lightfoot Laurels for trotting mares, while the brilliant Ponder five-year-old Tee Cee Bee Macray produced his ...

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VSTA fundraiser to support Connor Clarke

by Victorian Square Trotters Association The Victorian Square Trotters Association is proud to announce a fundraiser in support of Connor Clarke and his treatment for lymphoma. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Rick and Janne Burchell (the VSTA major sponsor), we will be raffling a service to the exciting new stallion, Blitzthemcalder to be drawn on Redwood Day. Blitzthemcalder was ...

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Delving into the trial file ahead of the standing-start Redwood Classic

by Trots Media – Cody Winnell Sunday’s Seelite Windows and Doors Redwood Classic is of course a standing-start Group 1 event for two-year-old trotters. Therefore, punters will need to keep that front of mind when assessing the form for the runners in the time-honoured $50,000 feature. Below is a list of key trials that feature several of the hopes ahead ...

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A Great Harness Racing Identity

By Dean Baring Just over a week ago I had the pleasure of a chance meeting with a great harness racing identity, Greg Bettiol. While Greg’s core business GBL Property Consultants Pty Ltd  www.gblproperty.com.au which was established back in 1997 & has now been very successfully involved in the development of more than 4000 properties, l get the feeling harness racing is ...

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MacKinnon to end the season in style

By Duane Ranger Jack MacKinnon will be looking to put the icing on another premiership-winning season at Alexandra Park on Friday. The 22-year-old Pukekohe horseman has all but wrapped up the 2016-2017 Junior Driving premiership at northern headquarters and should seal the title when he reins hot favourite Yagunnakissmeornot in the seventh event. MacKinnon’s title comes a year after he ...

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