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Aussie News – April 24

By Adam Hamilton FORMER star Kiwi stayer Tiger Tara is ready and waiting for Lennytheshark. Tiger Tara arrogantly posted his fifth successive win when he strolled home in the Group 3 Sydney Cup (2140m) at Bankstown last Friday night. In contrast to recent wins where he’s done all the work, this time driver Todd McCarthy found the front and Tiger ...

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Three wins for the Lee’s

By Mac Henry With her success at Ascot Park on Sunday, exciting filly Seaswift Joy provided the ideal climax to a day Gordon Lee drove three winners, all of them trained in partnership with his brother Colin. The three year old had performed to perfection ahead of next week’s group two Southland Oaks and now what Lee wants most of ...

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Enghien has Northern Trotting Derby at his mercy

By Duane Ranger “Enghien felt even stronger the right-handed way around than what he did back home”. That was one sentence the connections of this week’s Northern 3yo Trotting Derby hopefuls didn’t want to hear following the Love You gelding’s ninth win from 13 starts at Alexandra Park last Friday. “He’s never felt so strong. He seems to be getting ...

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Lumineer looms large

By Adam Hamilton A dairy farmer from Victoria’s remote western districts looms as the biggest hurdle to the rampaging All Stars’ barn winning another major Australian race. In one of the sport’s most enchanting stories for many years, hobby trainer Ange McDowall as unearthed the most exciting of juvenile pacers in Lumineer. Although Ange herself is playing things down – ...

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Our Royal Lady decree to win

by Graham Fischer A decision taken just over 12 months ago returned a major dividend when Our Royal Lady made a winning debut in the 2017 Trotsguide.Com.Au SA Sapling Stakes (1800m) at Globe Derby Park. Trained by Alan Cronin and driven by Ken Rogers, Our Royal Lady finished brilliantly to score a short half-head win from The Fifth Ace ($10.50) ...

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Unbeaten freshmen to clash in Ladbrokes Australian Pacing Gold Final

by PAUL COURTS IN WHAT shapes as an enthralling encounter, boom youngsters Lumineer and Sicario will clash at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Saturday night. The unbeaten freshmen will meet in the $322,000 Ladbrokes Australian Pacing Gold Final, which promises to be a gripping contest. Lumineer has been ultra-impressive winning his four starts, while Sicario has been too good for his ...

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Florida owners could hold the keys to rich two-year-old series

by Michael Howard Reputation would suggest a party in Miami, Florida, is a not an uncommon occurrence and the champagne corks could well be popping again in ‘The Magic City’ come May 6. Miami residents Gordon Banks and Marc Hanover’s investment in Victorian trots looks set to pay significant dividends this Australian Pacing Gold series, with the pair owning Nicole ...

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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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Bathurst Yearling Sales Review: 6 of 7

Our next instalment of the sales circuit is the Bathurst edition held back on the 19th of March. While this is almost an impossible task as I couldn’t make it on the day and we have very limited access to yearling photos from the sale, we will have a go. With 135 Lots catalogue by a total of 31 different ...

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50th win for Ferguson

By Duane Ranger The 2017 chapter of Dylan Ferguson’s driving career is unfolding nicely. The 20-year-old Cambridge junior reinsman notched up his 50th career win behind the Nicky Chilcott trained Razor Brogden at the Hawera Harness Racing Club’s meeting last Saturday. It was also his 16th win this season – three better than his previous best achieved in his debut ...

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