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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Pats Dragon leads race for Coast bonus

NZ HARNESS NEWS A number of intriguing little battles await for those on the annual West Coast circuit when they roll into Reefton on Saturday for the final of three days’ worth of racing. The race is still very much on for the popular West Coast Bonus which is awarded to the best performed horse over the three days of ...

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Kidz Kartz Waikato Cup won by Archie Hazlett

On the 23rd of December the Dunstan Horse Feeds Waikato Cup was staged at Te Rapa in conjunction with the Waikato Racing Club. Four heats for this event were held at Te Rapa on the 11th and 26th of November, two heats at each meeting, where kids had to compete successfully in at least two heats to qualify for the ...

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First driving win for Olivia Thornley

NZ HARNESS NEWS Olivia Thornley has just left school at the age of 17 but she has quickly made her mark at the races, winning her first race at the popular Christmas fixture at Motukarara on Friday. Thornley was having her ninth drive when scoring with Awaytocullect, a four-year-old Gotta Go Cullect gelding part-owned and trained by her father Robin. ...

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Tasmanian Harness Stakes Increase Breakdown

As announced in December funding increases in prize money for all Harness meetings to be distributed between January and June 2018 is as follows: Please note, these increases are effective from 1st January 2018. Type  Jan 2018 Previously Restricted $3,500 ($3,300) Country $5,500 ($4,500) / ($5,300) Standard $8,100 ($6,800) / ($7,800) 2YO & 3YO races will also see increases being ...

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Vic Derby Mission For Top Colt

29 December 2017 | Chris Barsby Star Queensland pacer Colt Thirty One is on target for a big season. The richly talented three-year-old made it back to back victories when successful in the $10,540 Pot of Gold Final at Albion Park today (Friday). Fresh from his clinical display last week when resuming the previous week, the Mach Three – Charm ...

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Northern Events and Free Custom Racebooks

New Year’s Eve at Alexandra Park Alexandra Park will see a return to tradition this New Year’s Eve. Not only will the club play host to the running of three Group One features, but families and racegoers are encouraged to stay on after the last race this Sunday to experience a fantastic fireworks display. There will also be live music ...

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Mossdale Conner tragically lost

Former Kiwi pacer Mossdale Conner tragically was lost in the United States on Friday, after a battle with cancer. The eight-year-old son of Bettor’s Delight had been enjoying a successful career in the states with trainer Peter Tritton, but things started to go wrong health wise just recently. “It all started with his last race,” said Sandy Tritton, wife of ...

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Watershed day at Gore for Baynes

NZ HARNESS NEWS Gore Harness Racing Club president Kenny Baynes had a day to remember at his local meeting on Wednesday. Baynes won the first two trotting events when promising types in Too Cool and War Admiral won stylishly and very easily, and later had the satisfaction of presenting the Gore Cup to himself when Royal Bengal continued his good ...

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Jack’s Legend’s unusual path

By Michael Guerin There is a little bit of Melbourne Cup winner Rekindling about Jack’s Legend’s Auckland Trotting Cup bid on Sunday. But even champion trainer Barry Purdon admits his talented pacer might struggle to get the same result as the now famed Irish raider. In case you have forgotten, it has been less than two months since Rekindling won ...

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Short-priced Vincent earns Lazarus-like support

28 December 2017 | Trots Media – Michael Guerin Vincent may have a fair way to go to match champion stablemate Lazarus but you wouldn’t know it looking at the Auckland Cup market. The exceptional four-year-old pacer is set to start one of the shortest Auckland Trotting Cup favourites in history in the $250,000 classic at Alexandra Park early on ...

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