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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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AUSTRALIAN CLASSIC WINNER PRODUCING MARES

This is the second 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.   GRETA (1896 bay mare, ...

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AUSTRALIAN CLASSIC WINNER PRODUCING MARES

This is the first 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. There are currently 152 such ...

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2017 WORLD DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIP

  Standardbred Canada will be hosting the 2017 World Drivers Championship at five different tracks spread over four different provinces between 12 – 18 August 2017.   Dates and venues are :   12 August : Century Downs racetrack and casino (5½f), Calgary, Alberta   14 August : Mohawk racetrack (7/8m), Campbellville, Toronto, Ontario   15 August : Georgian Downs ...

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BELDAY COMES WITH A CLASSY TROTTING BACKGROUND – part two

The second of a two part article reviewing multiple winner and winner producing broodmare Belday and her associated family. A number won classic races, became the dams of classic winners/progeny and contributed to the genetic inheritance of numerous outstanding performers.     Belday’s dam Cee Day (1970 Rodney Day/Ceejay), thirty three starts, one win, three seconds, two thirds, $1,996, T2:19.4, ...

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BELDAY COMES WITH A CLASSY TROTTING BACKGROUND

The first of a two part article reviewing multiple winner and winner producing broodmare Belday and her associated family. A number won classic races, became the dams of classic winners/progeny and contributed to the genetic inheritance of numerous outstanding performers.   Bruce Hutton owns classy trotting mare Belday who is part of a lengthy female tail line (eight generations) tracing ...

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THIS YEARS SEES THE FIFTIETH RUNNING OF THE MIRACLE MILE

On Saturday 25 February 2017, the fiftieth running of the New South Wales Harness Racing Club’s ‘Miracle Mile’ will take place at TABCorp Park, Menangle. First run in March 1967 and won by the wonderful New Zealand mare Robin Dundee, the Miracle Mile holds pride of place on the New South Wales harness racing calendar.   In the following narrative, ...

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BROTHERS IN ARMS – Modern Era post 1985

The fourth and final in a series of articles reviewing full brothers with 20 or more offspring {worldwide} as shown on the Classic Families (CF) database.   The timeframe being reviewed covers the post 1985 period or what can be classified as the modern era.   Three pacing/siring brothers of the late 1980’s/early 1990’s were a result of the mating ...

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BROTHERS IN ARMS – Late 20th Century 1960 – 1985

The third in a series of articles reviewing full brothers with 20 or more offspring {worldwide} as shown on the Classic Families (CF) database.   The timeframe being reviewed covers the 25 year period 1960 – 1985.   Two brothers who both stood in NZ were ARMBRO HURRICANE (1964) and EAGLE ARMBRO (1961) – Tar Heel/Dotties Pick. Imported from USA, ...

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