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“THE VIEW FROM THE CLOUDS”, a review by Peter Craig

What is it about race callers that they always have a story or two worth relating?? Think of Keith Haub, George Simon, Reon Murtha ….. Australians John Tapp, our “own” Mark McNamara and to that list I would definitely add John Hunt.   You might say John who?? John Hunt’s second book “The View From The Clouds”, released in late ...

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Harnessbred.com has the great pleasure in announcing the highly respected Peter Craig is joining our Team for NZ. Check out his Bio

BIO NOTES – PETER CRAIG A retired public servant, accountant, born in Auckland with career taking in 23½ years in Wellington with last 19 years living in Christchurch with wife Catharine. A harness racing enthusiast with keen interest in historical matters. Current industry involvement – • Member of Classic Families team (www.calssicfamilies.net) responsible for updating and maintaining the New Zealand ...

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DR GM SLATE AND HUON

In the first of this series on Dr George Martin Slate, we looked at his life and particularly involvement in trotting in Australia. The most important decision for Australian trotting made by Dr Slate was his foresight in selecting Huon for importation from North America. This second article in the series on Dr GM Slate will contain an outline of ...

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DR GEORGE MARTIN SLATE – HUON FAME

Dr George Martin Slate was a colourful American born at Greenpoint, Omaha in 1852 who indulged in his national (USA) sport of trotting. As an importer, owner, driver and breeder, he became well known for his importation of Huon. A pioneer of trotting in Australia, at one time he maintained his stallion Huon, a number of mares and horses at ...

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AUSTRALIAN CLASSIC WINNER PRODUCING MARES

This is the eleventh of an occasional series of articles reviewing multiple classic producing broodmares with five or more offspring in results information as shown on the Classic Families (CF) database. A number of these mares won classic races, became the dams of classic winners/progeny and contributed to the genetic inheritance of numerous outstanding performers.   BARRINGTON LASS (1982 Holly ...

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AUSTRALIAN CLASSIC WINNER PRODUCING MARES

This is the tenth of an occasional series of articles reviewing multiple classic producing broodmares with five or more offspring in results information as shown on the Classic Families (CF) database. A number of these mares won classic races, became the dams of classic winners/progeny and contributed to the genetic inheritance of numerous outstanding performers.   MAORI TRUMP (1981 Overtrick/Maori ...

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FREE LEGGED MARVELS – part two

This is the second of two articles looking at a selection of unhoppled pacers that have graced over tracks. Australasia has boasted some champion free legged pacers together with those that were better than average in the pacing ranks. This does not purport to be a fully comprehensive review of all pacers that have raced free legged from mid 1930’s ...

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FREE LEGGED MARVELS – part one

Australasia has boasted some champion free legged pacers together with those that were better than average in the pacing ranks. This does not purport to be a fully comprehensive review of all pacers that have raced free legged.   In the modern era occasionally a free legged pacer appears but this is extremely rare today mainly due to the speed ...

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AUSTRALIAN CLASSIC WINNER PRODUCING MARES

This is the ninth of an occasional series of articles reviewing multiple classic producing broodmares with five or more offspring in results information as shown on the Classic Families (CF) database. A number of these mares won classic races, became the dams of classic winners/progeny and contributed to the genetic inheritance of numerous outstanding performers.   LAURICKS PRIDE (1979 Dales ...

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