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My Tribeca still a chance

NZ HARNESS NEWS Classy European-bred mare My Tribeca is still a chance to compete in next month’s Dominion Handicap at Addington after an impressive win in Victoria on Saturday night. Her trainer, Anton Golino, said she is trending in the right direction and he considers her a possibility to make the trip for the race on November 17. “At this ...

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My Tribeca still a chance

NZ HARNESS NEWS Enigmatic pacer Heaven Rocks declared the battle between himself and New Zealand Trotting Cup favourite Lazarus back on today with a scintillating workout ahead of Monday’s Ashburton Flying Stakes. Heaven Rocks’ campaign looked in tatters when he appeared to break down during the Canterbury Classic earlier this month, but the diagnosis was skin-related and he was able ...

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Harness Briefs 18th October

NZ HARNESS NEWS Enigmatic pacer Heaven Rocks declared the battle between himself and New Zealand Trotting Cup favourite Lazarus back on today with a scintillating workout ahead of Monday’s Ashburton Flying Stakes. Heaven Rocks’ campaign looked in tatters when he appeared to break down during the Canterbury Classic earlier this month, but the diagnosis was skin-related and he was able ...

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Sarah Goody returns ready

18 October 2017 | GPTV   GPTV speaks with Kevin Keys ahead of his handy mare’s return to racing…   << WATCH FULL INTERVIEW HERE >>   Approved By Dean Baring www.harnessbred.com Driving The Future Of Harness Racing

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Corey’s off to a flyer

18 October 2017 | Scott Hamilton | GPTV West Australian junior driver Corey Peterson has been driving in exceptional fashion of late and has been relishing his opportunities at the stables of hall of fame trainer Gary Hall Snr. Gareth Hall caught up with Peterson this week on GPTV to find out more about the young up-and-comer.   << WATCH FULL ...

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McDonald lands drive on ‘Punter’

18 October 2017 | GPTV Stuart McDonald has been gifted the drive on TABtouch Inter Dominion hopeful Ohoka Punter this week and is looking forward to giving the 8yo son of Bettors Delight a forward showing…   << WATCH FULL INTERVIEW HERE >>   Approved By Dean Baring www.harnessbred.com Driving The Future Of Harness Racing

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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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Royal Aspirations standing at Phoebe Stud

By Duane Ranger As a fourth generation stud breeder Grant Beckett knows good stock when he sees it and he also knows Royal Aspirations is a stunning 16 hands individual who can make his mark as a stallion. The Beckett family have farmed sheep and stud rams on their Cheviot farm for more than 100 years – and standardbreds since 2002. Beckett and his wife Di ...

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Hot day on and off track at trots

17 October 2017 | Kyle Galley Free-legged Trafalgar pacer Feel The Rhythm burst back into winning form in one of the highlights of trots at Warragul last Monday afternoon. Racing in warm Spring conditions, Feel The Rhythm led all the way in the fifth race. The seven-year-old black mare is a pacing rarity – she competes without the hopples that ...

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HRV adds $10,000 Bonus to Maori’s Idol Trophy Series

17 October 2017 | Trots Media Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) today announced the 2017-18 Victorian Square Trotters Association/Melton Saddlery Maori’s Idol Trophy Series will carry a $10,000 bonus for winning trainer and connections ($5k to owner and $5k to trainer). The VSTA/Melton Saddlery Maori’s Idol Trophy, named in honour of Australia’s most famous trotter of all, gets under way at ...

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