• garrards 2020
  • Racing Tips
    Perfect end to ‘mini campaign’
    HAVING completed a perfect “mini campaign”, exceptionally-bred youngster Major Delight is heading for a spell. Making her debut in an Australian Pacing Gold Bullion heat on May 4, Major Delight maintained her unbeaten status by claiming the $150,000 Final at Tabcorp Park Melton last night. In doing so the... Read more
    Queensland campaign on the cards
    A TRIP across the border is on the cards for talented filly Not To Be Denied. Thanks to her Golden Easter Egg success at Club Menangle last night, Not To Be Denied has been earmarked for a Queensland campaign. While the interstate journey is not “set in stone”, trainer... Read more
    Legend status confirmed
    SURELY La Coocaracha’s status as a legend has been sealed. One of the greatest trotting mares produced in the southern hemisphere, La Coocaracha won six Group Ones on both sides of the Tasman during the early 2000s when prepared by Any Gath. As a broodmare La Coocaracha has been... Read more
    Short break for multiple Group One winner
    OUTSTANDING filly Just Hope will be sent for a well-earned break before embarking on another feature campaign. Speaking after the three-year-old’s success in an Australian Pacing Gold Bullion Final at Tabcorp Park Melton just moments ago, trainer Russell Jack revealed Just Hope will head “straight to a paddock” before... Read more
    Freakish performance not a surprise!
    THERE are not enough superlatives to describe Encipher’s performance at Globe Derby just moments ago. First-up since finishing second in the Vicbred Super Series Final in Melton on New Year’s Eve, Encipher embarrassed her rivals in the South Australia Oaks. Not only did the Emma Stewart-trained youngster score by... Read more
    Trotters are not so bad after all!
    DURING a conversation with astute horseman Joe Pace a couple of years ago he declared his dislike for trotters by referring to the gait as a “liability”. Fast forward to tonight’s Club Menangle meeting and Pace has a new-found passion for squaregaiters. The source of Pace’s change of opinion... Read more
    Mass celebrations after maiden Group One win
    MASS scenes of celebration broke out across  Tabcorp Park Melton’s lawn as Mister Hunter produced a stunning sprint to capture a huge prize for his big band of owners tonight. Supported by a 17-member ownership group, Mister Hunter captured the Group One Australian Pacing Gold Bullion Final amid a... Read more
    Blue Riband success will be the perfect tonic
    BATTLING illness during the past week, South Australian horseman Tyson Linke is hoping for the perfect tonic on Saturday night. Although he won’t have a runner engaged as a trainer, Linke will be a keen onlooker as the owner of classy filly, Encipher. Prepared by Victorian horsewoman Emma Stewart,... Read more
    Dreams of gold at the end of the Rainbow
    WHILE their current crop of youngsters enjoy life in a paddock prominent breeders John and Sue Markham will be watching Saturday night’s Tabcorp Park Melton meeting with dreams of grandeur. Although they don’t have representatives in this year’s round of Australian Pacing Gold Finals, the Markhams consider winning the... Read more
    Success comes at a cost
    SUCCESS has come at a price for in-form squaregaiter C K Spur. Dominating the recent South Australia Cup Carnival, winning three provincial features and the state’s main Trotters’ Cup, C K Spur has “been handicapped out of South Australia”. C K Spur began the series from a taxing 30-metre... Read more
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