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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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GOLD CUP AND SAUCER FINAL

The centre piece of each season’s harness racing on Prince Edward Island, Canada is the Gold Cup and Saucer. Every summer, a little history is added to Gold Cup night, as the Island Hymn is played and the crowd focuses their attention on the horses and drivers approaching the field. Horses and drivers are introduced to the packed crowd before ...

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2017 WORLD DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP, CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Having recently returned from a trip to Canada taking in the final night’s heats for the World Drivers Championship and the time honoured Gold Cup and Saucer held at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino, Charlottetown Driving Park, Prince Edward Island (during Old Home Week), we’ll take a look at what transpired.   Standardbred Canada hosted the World Trotting Conference (WTC) ...

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2017 COMBINED CANTERBURY ASSOCIATIONS AWARDS CEREMONY

The fourth annual Woodlands Stud combined Canterbury Awards ceremony was held in the Silks Lounge at Addington Raceway on Saturday 9 September 2017 with just over 200 in attendance. These awards saw branches of the Canterbury Trainers and Drivers, Standardbred Breeders and Trotting Owners Associations join forces to honour many of the local industry’s high achievers. The area covered is ...

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2017 TWENTY FIFTH NORTH ISLAND HARNESS RACING AWARDS CEREMONY

The Lyell Creek Lounge at Auckland Trotting Club’s Alexandra Park headquarters provided the venue for this year’s Always B Miki North Island Awards night, held on Saturday 2 September 2017.   The North Island Harness Racing Awards are a registered charitable trust which acts as an umbrella fundraising body for the kindred bodies :   Auckland Trotting Owners Association North ...

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2017 ADDINGTON HARNESS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

This year’s inductees were announced at Addington Raceway on Friday 1 September 2017 as part of the fifteenth Canterbury Owners and Breeders Night. The first three time winner of the New Zealand Trotting Cup in Indianapolis, one of only two trotters to have won the Dominion Handicap on three occasions in Take A Moment and all-round horseperson Jim Dalgety are ...

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AUSTRALIAN SIRING FULL BROTHERS – mid 20th Century 1930 – 1960

The second in a series of articles reviewing full brothers with 20 or more offspring {worldwide} as shown on the Classic Families (CF) database.     OUR GLOBE (1933)/SPRINGFIELD GLOBE (1934) – Globe Derby/Ayr. Bred by Edgar Tatlow, from his outstanding champion Globe Derby, they were two of twelve sons and daughters out of NZ mare Ayr. All won or ...

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