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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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DUAL GAITED CROCKETT’S IMPACT

Crockett continues to make an impact on the local New Zealand scene forty years after first reaching our shores. The efforts of the “Midfrew” breed (Libertybelle Midfrew, in NZ and WA, Luisanabelle Midfrew etc), Our Sky Major (NZ, Australia and now North America), Quite A Moment (NZ and Victoria) and others keep Crockett‘s influence firmly in view.   Whilst Crockett ...

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AUSTRALIAN CLASSIC WINNER PRODUCING MARES

This is the fifth 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.   PARK POOL (1933 Globepool/Polly ...

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AUSTRALIAN CLASSIC WINNER PRODUCING MARES

This is the fourth 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.   LULU LOVE (1928 Lulu ...

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AUSTRALIAN CLASSIC WINNER PRODUCING MARES

This is the third 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.   SOMETHING HONEST (1917 Honest ...

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SIGNIFICANT RACE ANNIVERSARIES

Next month sees the fiftieth running of two significant Group One races on the NZ Harness Racing calendar, NZ Trotting Championship (Gp1) at Addington in early April and the NZ Messenger four year old Championship (Gp1) at Alexandra Park later in April. The two year old Welcome Stakes (Gp2) celebrates its seventy fifth edition.   Welcome Stakes –   The ...

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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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