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Addington/Alex Preview

By Michael Guerin John Dunn knows American Tart may need every favour she can muster to claim group one glory at Addington tomorrow night but believes she has already got the biggest one. The speedster mare is drawn wide on the front line in the $100,000 Breeders Stakes and while that doesn’t sound ideal, driver Dunn sees it as a ...

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Morrison looking to repay faith with first G1 win

NZ HARNESS NEWS John Morrison isn’t one to get ahead of himself, but it’s hard for him not to be excited about a potential first Group 1 win at Addington on Friday night. In a strong show of faith, West Melton trainer Malcolm Shinn has stuck with Morrison as the driver on his good mare Seaswift Joy in the $100,000 ...

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Main Christchurch pacing sale wraps up

NZ HARNESS NEWS The latest incarnation of the Premier Yearling Sale concluded at the A&P Showgrounds in Christchurch on Wednesday afternoon with encouraging statistics to justify the changes. A healthy clearance rate of 80.4 percent across the 194 pacing lots in the main pacing section was supported by an average of $31,698. The top price was $190,000 for a Bettor’s ...

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Full brother to Chicago Bull tops sale

NZ HARNESS NEWS Winton’s John and Katrina Price have dabbled in the yearling sales over the years but they never dreamed they would be selling the top priced lot and shaking hands with Emilio Rosati. But that is what happened at the Premier Sale in Christchurch on Wednesday when the Prices sold a brother to WA star Chicago Bull for ...

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Gale thinking features with Manawatu Cup winner

NZ HARNESS NEWS Victory went the way of the locals in the Manawatu Gold Cup in Palmerston North on Thursday evening when Black Chevron got the chocolates in the hands of Jay Abernethy. The progressive son of Bettor’s Delight is trained just out of Bulls by Doug Gale, who moved to the region three-and-a-half years ago after training a big ...

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Tasmanian Harness Highlights – Friday, 16 February

16 February 2018 | Duncan Dornauf It was another great week of Tasmanian harness racing in the past seven days. Black Centurian broke through for a well-deserved win in the $12,000 Launceston Discretionary on Sunday, while Sea Double Ugrant was too strong for his rivals in the $12,000 Harry Holgate Memorial. Two heats of the Allen Williams Memorial were also ...

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Experts Tips on Selecting a Yearling

16 February 2018 | APG Media As part of APG’s exciting Sydney Sale weekend, APG will be conducting an expert panel at noon on Saturday, 24 February, which will feature leading industry experts delivering their tips and guidance on how to select a yearling. APG conducted a similar expert panel prior to this year’s Melbourne Sale, which was very well ...

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That walk the talk

16 February 2018 | Gary Crocker, Chairman, Allwood Stud Farm 2018 SA Yearling Sale Committee Like many Harness Racing fans, I  love companies that walk the talk and at the bottom of the page you will see the mission and values statement of Avis rental cars. The immensely friendly team at Avis that are based out of the Adelaide airport are ...

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Vale Cyril Potts

16 February 2018 | the Office of the General Manager, Gary Crocker Cyril Potts was an unsung hero of harness racing in the north of South Australia for well over forty years. From the 1950’s through to retiring in the 1990’s and moving across the border to Victoria. As a leading trainer, Cyril shared his love and passion for the ...

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