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Telfer still confident

By Michael Guerin Few things in racing bring a smile to the face like a good old-fashioned punting sting. Unfortunately, American Brave is not one of those stories. The maiden pacer was the centre of a huge punting plunge at Alexandra Park last Friday, backed in from $15 to $3 in a splurge that would have cost the TAB well ...

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All Stars return to trials

NZ HARNESS NEWS Leading New Zealand trainers Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen have yet to notch a winner this season, but their return from the world driving championships in Canada and a slew of stars having a hit-out at the Rangiora trials yesterday showed they won’t be long out of the winners’ circle. The All Stars stable totalled 110 wins ...

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Manning’s new record

NZ HARNESS NEWS Champion Australian driver Kerryn Manning, who became the first female to drive the winner of the NZ Cup in 2015 with Kiwi pacer Arden Rooney, has set a world record with NZ-owned Mr Mojito at Terang in Victoria. Manning is now the most successful horsewoman on the planet with 3706 career wins, heading off American jockey Julie ...

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Hectorjayjay’s owners devastated after injury dashes Grand Circuit hopes

by Michael Howard Grand Circuit pacing superstar Hectorjayjay is likely to be ruled out of the Allied Express Victoria Cup and Perth Inter Dominion after a lesion was discovered. Part-owner Mick Harvey said the syndicate was shattered their David Aiken-trained superstar would likely be sidelined for an extended period, having suffered what they believed was a small tear in his ...

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Hall has Mcclinchie Firing

by Ken Casellas Hall of Fame trainer Gary Hall Snr has Mcclinchie, a newcomer to his Serpentine stable, working in dashing style and the New Zealand-bred five-year-old is poised for a strong effort when he contests the $20,000 Princi Butchers Pace over 2536m at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Ace reinsman Gary Hall jun. declared the Bettors Delight gelding a ...

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Machulbeatchu capable of surprising

by Ken Casellas It’s extremely difficult to recommend a mare who has managed one win from her past 48 starts and boasts a losing sequence of 16 but Machulbeatchu, a six-year-old prepared at Northam by Lang Inwood, has a chance of sending punters home on a winning note by overcoming the No. 6 barrier in the final event, the Sky ...

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Guaranteed $50,000 Trifecta Pool At Albion Park

Once again, the Albion Park Harness Racing Club will play host to a strong ten race program this Saturday night. Spring is in the air and it’s the first metropolitan meeting of the new racing season! The opening race has attracted an even field of 12 pacers with several in-form runners set to contest the UBET Pace over the distance ...

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The fightback begins

By Michael Guerin The fightback begins today for former pacing hero turned mystery mess Have Faith In Me. But trainer Mark Purdon admits he doesn’t totally understand what he is fighting. The now six-year-old pacer was rated one of the best in the world this time last season and opened as last year’s New Zealand Cup favourite, fair enough too ...

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