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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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ONE HUNDRED YEARS ON – ADELAIDE DIRECT’S 1917 NZ CUP

The Bendigo Harness Racing Club’s “Lords Raceway”grandstand is home to an impressive collection of harness racing history and memorabilia. The library under the grandstand houses a collection of driver’s silks, walls with photos of champions, entire trophy collection of Mother Courage, sulkies, newspaper articles dating back to the 1880s, race programmes, books, presentation rugs and vinyl recordings of old race ...

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2017 NEW ZEALAND BROODMARE OF EXCELLENCE : CORPORATE BANNER

At NRM Breeders annual function held on the eve of the NZ Cup, at Armstrong Prestige’s Showroom, it was announced that CORPORATE BANNER was this year’s recipient of the coveted Broodmare of Excellence Award.   CORPORATE BANNER was the 1996foal of leading sire Sokys Atom/Graceful Poplar from the NZ family of Dusky Morn (N20. The unraced Corporate Banner was bred ...

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NZ CUP WINNING MARE AND WINNING PROGENY

Last week we posed the question “Do you know the name of the only mare to win a NZ Cup and produce a winner of the NZ Cup??”   A clue was given that her foal also won the Dominion Trotting Handicap. Still stumped??   Answer to question : the only mare to have won the NZ Cup and whose ...

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NZ CUP MARES AND PROGENY

Do you know the name of the only mare to win a NZ Cup and produce a winner of the NZ Cup??   Hint : amazing as it may seem and almost certainly never likely to happen again, her foal also won the Dominion Trotting Handicap. Look it up and if still unsure, see the answer and story in next ...

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AUSTRALIAN CLASSIC WINNER PRODUCING MARES

This is the seventeenth 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.   MARLEE JAYNE (1992 Comic ...

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AUSTRALIAN CLASSIC WINNER PRODUCING MARES

This is the sixteenth 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.   MISS PAULA (1990 Tompkins ...

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AUSTRALIAN CLASSIC WINNER PRODUCING MARES

This is the fifteenth 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.   DRAW CARD (1989 Whats ...

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AUSTRALIAN CLASSIC WINNER PRODUCING MARES

This is the fourteenth 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.   FIONAS FLAIR (1986 Entrepreneur/Fiona ...

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