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    Home is where the Cup is!

    Home is where the Cup is!

    February 29, 2024

    HOME is where the heart is, or in the case of Mario Borg, where the Cup is! A long standing committee member of the Strathalbyn Harness Racing Club, Borg aims to have a runner at the organization’s main meeting each season. Although the club closed its racetrack doors after... Read more
    Breeder’s case of beginner’s luck
    IT’S been a case of beginner’s luck for Busselton trainer-breeder Reece Kaptein, whose first broodmare in Belturbet NZ was the dam of a multiple Group One winner. “Reece bought her to race but after three starts she broke down, so he decided to breed from her,” Kayla Trewenack, Kaptein’s... Read more
    Key changes to The TAB Eureka

    Key changes to The TAB Eureka

    February 29, 2024

    THERE are two key enhancements to the 2024 TAB Eureka. In the days after mighty mare Encipher won the inaugural running of the $2.1million race at Club Menangle last September, Harness Racing Australia promised a full review. “We were open about that,” HRA CEO Andrew Kelly said. “We wanted... Read more
    Chance to emulate legendary father
    A SOLID draw has bolstered Better Be The Best’s chances of joining some elite company this weekend. By capturing the Paleface Adios Stake at Club Menangle last week, Better Be The Best earned a berth in Saturday night’s Chariots Of Fire. Australasia’s premier four-year-old event, the $250,000 major has... Read more
    Dont Stop Dreaming for a Chariots win
    RACE ONE: Far from being disgraced in his two attempts to gain automatic entry into the G1 Chariots of Fire, DOUGS PLATTER (5) has the chance to secure a consolation prize in what should be a suitable assignment. Formerly under the care of Geoff Webster, the talented 4yo son... Read more
    Keeping legacy alive

    Keeping legacy alive

    February 28, 2024

    HARRY Capararo was a highly respected breeder and staunch supporter of WA harness racing and his son Peter has made it his goal to keep his legacy alive. Harry was the driving force behind Adda Equine Stud and was involved with winners of more than 1000 races. His best... Read more
    Youngsters “have come out firing”
    BOYANUP horseman Dennis Roche offered four youngsters at last year’s APG Perth Yearling Sale and they have come out firing early in the season, with two winners and a runner-up from three starters. Vincent filly Reinette won the first two-year-old race of the season, Bettagetonpip won her first race... Read more
    “Hopefully we can make him proud”
    BOYANUP horsewoman Jacqueline Prentice loves to support her successful trainer-husband Justin in his racing venture but her background with thoroughbreds and show horses has seen her take the lead in the growing breeding operation. Prentice has a busy schedule, balancing the care of their two young children Carter (2)... Read more
    Riding the crest of a wave

    Riding the crest of a wave

    February 27, 2024

    PROMINENT horseman Ryan Hryhorec is riding the crest of a wave. During his last 11 starts as a driver, Hryhorec has registered seven wins and three placings across two meetings. As a trainer, Hryhorec has six wins and a pair of placings from 10 starts from the same programs.... Read more
    Purdon draws first blood with perfect draw
    IT’S shaping as one of the most competitive field of four-year-olds ever gathered at Tabcorp Park Menangle. Yet champion New Zealand horseman Mark Purdon had the ‘first laugh’ when his boom four-year-old Dont Stop Dreaming drew the coveted two barrier when the final field was drawn yesterday. It should... Read more