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    Draw a setback to undefeated freshman
    AS IS often the case – especially with two-year-old trotters – manners will be a key factor in Saturday night’s Nutrien Sales Series Final according to New South Wales horseman Dennis Day. Day is poised to contest the Melton-based feature with Rainbow Jester, which is unbeaten from two starts,... Read more
    ‘Sibelia’ attracts a world-class mares’ line-up
    RACE ONE: Former Kiwi SUPER DUPER DUDE (5) was responsible for a ‘super’ effort when he produced a powerful display in scoring at Menangle a week ago. Contesting just his second race since arriving on these shores, the first resulting in a pleasing 10.4m 2nd to new stablemate Don... Read more
    Outsider attracting attention in Fix Odds Markets
    HE’S yet to break his maiden and is facing a quartet of undefeated opponents, yet Apollostorm has attracted attention in betting markets. Fifth upon debut, Apollostorm was then third in one of last week’s Nutrien Sales Series heats, earning him a berth in Saturday night’s Final in Melton. One... Read more
    Star import will need luck from wide draw
    ‘SHE is going to have to earn it.” That’s the call from top horseman Jack Trainor when discussing Aardies Express’ Australian debut at Club Menangle on Saturday night. A recent addition to Trainor’s team, Aardies Express crossed the Tasman with an imposing record of 13 wins and two seconds... Read more
    Rue takes a triple shot at Regional Championships
    BATHURST Harness Racing Club is abuzz with plans to host the $100,000 TAB Western Regional Championships series heats in two weeks’ time. The qualifiers are scheduled for May 1 with trainers turning their attention to the series with their eligible horses to get runs under their belt over the... Read more
    Happy ending satisfies Hryhorec
    LEADING horseman Ryan Hryhorec experienced the highs and lows of harness racing last week. Set to contest Saturday night’s Port Pirie Trotters’ Cup with the raging favourite, Regal Attire, Hryhorec was left “shattered” when he had to scratch the gelding which was battling a virus. “Regal Attire had been... Read more
    Long drought broken in Cup Finale
    “JUST the usual races”…that’s what is in store for last night’s Port Pirie Trotters’ Cup winner, Uncle Louis. With the feature doubling as the finale of South Australia’s country cup circuit, trainer Mario Borg stated “there simply aren’t any features to aim him at”. As such, Uncle Louis will... Read more
    Ilsley family still icons in harness racing
    THERE have been few more popular horsemen in harness racing. Joe Ilsley was regarded as an icon in the sport and his son Michael was just as highly-regarded. These two marvellous horsemen will be honoured – as they are annually – tomorrow night at Tabcorp Park Menangle with the... Read more
    Chasing majors closer to home
    HAVING turned down the opportunity to compete in tonight’s TAB Trot in Cambridge, connections of classy squaregaiter Constantinople will continue to focus on major targets closer to home. Last month, the ‘Constantinople crew’ were in negotiations to have the son of Trixton contest the $600,000 feature, which doubles as... Read more
    Ready to take advantage in “wide open affair”
    REMOVAL of the hot favourite has thrown tomorrow night’s Final “wide open”. Dominating the state’s country cups in recent weeks, Regal Attire was an odds-on shot for the Port Pirie-based finale despite his 40-metre backmark. Regal Attire has won five of his six starts this season, including the Fred... Read more