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    Protest hands two ‘rookies’ their first Inter Dominion
    THE first horse ever to win an Inter Dominion on protest thrust 28-year-old Menangle trainer Jason Grimson and 21-year-old  reinsman Josh Gallagher into the spotlight at tonight’s Grand Final of the $500,000 TAB Inter Dominion Championship. Six-year-old gelding Boncel Benjamin failed by a head to overhaul Expensive Ego in... Read more
    Sugars strikes to give Brosnan an epic double
    WINNING one Inter Dominion Trotting Championship is pretty special. But to back up and win another one – 42 years later . . . well, that’s the stuff legends are made of. Yet that’s what Richard Brosnan did with Maori Law at Tabcorp Park Menangle tonight, as leading reinsman... Read more
    McKayler says ‘see you later boys (and girls)’
    IT has ‘morphed’ into one of the features on a massive night of harness racing. And tonight, the Kari J. C. Caffyn Plate belonged to a self-confessed part-time driver in McKayler Barnes, who scored her second win in the $25,500 feature. Barnes became only the second multiple winner of... Read more
    All-Victorian finish to NSW Carousel
      IT’S a NSW classic – but it was an all-Victorian finish in tonight’s $50,000 Group 2 Carousel Final at Tabcorp Park Menangle. In an exciting finish, Better Eclipse (Greg Sugars) wore down Bettor Call Me (Mattie Craven) in the straight, to score a one and three-quarter metre win,... Read more
    Micallef’s patience wins the day in Young Drivers Invitation
    YOU probably don’t expect patience to be the key to winning a race featuring many of the best young drivers in the state. Yet that was the maturity that Riverina horseman Blake Micallef displayed to capture tonight’s Mates4harness NSW Young Drivers Invitation with a slashing finish to score with... Read more
    “I shouldn’t be this confident, but I am”
    MORE than a month before the series began, trainer Ray Harvey stated the most difficult part about the Inter Dominion would be reaching the Final. Discussing his plans with rising star trotter The Penny Drops, Harvey’s concern wasn’t based on the three heats in a week, but rather the... Read more
    Make an Inters error, and this opportunist is ready to strike
    NOBODY took too much notice when Avenel (Victoria) trainer David Aiken hit Menangle with a truckload of horses earlier this year. Sure, the former New South Wales-based horseman won a handful of races and probably stayed a few weeks longer than he originally intended, owing to the pandemic. Yet... Read more
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