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  • Complete with Hollywood looks
    EXPECTATIONS are high heading into Sunday’s Australian Pacing Gold Sale in Melbourne. Fresh from record-breaking results in last weekend’s Brisbane Sale, the industry leader is confident the trend will continue during ‘round two’. Just to recap, Brisbane saw Lots average $29,250 – almost $11,000 more than last season’s average.... Read more
    Charity Lots added to APG’s Melbourne Sale
    SUNDAY’S Australian Pacing Gold Sale has two late entries. Originally catalogued for 200 yearlings, the sale will now include a pair of valuable memorabilia items to help raise funds for Gavin Lang’s ongoing treatment. Diagnosed with a rare form of Lymphoma last September, Lang has been undergoing treatment at... Read more
    Is she the best since Gramel?
    IT’S the kind of comparison which will have the late Bob Cain throwing lightning strikes at me. Guardian of all things old, Cain simply would not have it that a modern day competitor could be as good as Cardigan Bay, Caduceus, Hondo Grattan, Popular Alm and so on! Chokin... Read more
    Squaregaiter’s step up in class
    A STEP up in grade this weekend could lead to a giant leap with talented trotter Sammy Showdown. Undefeated from four starts this season, Sammy Showdown is engaged in the Vulcan Trotters’ Free-For-All at Tabcorp Park Melton. The Group Three represents a class rise for the Kylie Sugars-trained squaregaiter.... Read more
    Champion’s career just part of the story
    THROUGHOUT the years there have been plenty of articles about Gramel’s illustrious career. Regarded as one of the greatest trotters produced on this side of the equator, Gramel was the darling of South Australia during the 1960s. Quite often met with large handicaps, Gramel was responsible for displays of... Read more
    Five stages of yearling sales preparation
    INTENSE, nerve-racking, difficult, rewarding and satisfying. Those are the various stages of Kath McIntosh’s yearling operation. A Kyabram-based vet who is also the secretary of Harness Breeders Vic, McIntosh has prepared 12 youngsters for Sunday’s Australian Pacing Gold Yearling Sale in Melbourne, with the crew consisting of eight fillies... Read more
    Ashley’s making some giant ‘Strides’
    SIBLING rivalry goes on the back burners if there is only one Hart going around in a race these days. Even though Ashley Hart and her little brother Cameron live together in south-western Sydney, they occasionally sit down and discuss the form before they head for the races. Still... Read more
    That’s a $133 breakthrough for Breanna
    SEE what happens when you help out a friend or two? How about landing your first winner at Australia’s premier track? And on a $133 shot to boot! So Breanna Lindsay actually added to a pretty handy strike rate by winning at Menangle on Tuesday on outsider Cherokee Warrior... Read more
    Joe gets that winning ‘feeling’
    JOE Pace jokes that some days his fingers are so numb that he can barely hang onto a glass of scotch…let alone a horse. The Riverstone horseman is still fighting his way back to full health after a spinal cord operation. He had to forgo his occasional duties as... Read more
    Another squaregaiter makes the move
    CHAMPION reinsman Blake Fitzpatrick’s feet have barely touched the ground in the past week or so. The Cawdor horseman last week had his first trip to Tamworth for their Golden Guitar carnival and enjoyed the racing there so much that he vowed he would return for another crack in... Read more
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