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  • Chasing fifth consecutive win in Group One
    POWER couple Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen are back in a bid to continue their dominance. The New Zealand-based duo have arrived in Victoria with a strong team, including Chase Auckland and Self Assured, which are set to contest Saturday night’s Ballarat Cup. Known as the All Stars Stable,... Read more
    Thanks for the memories, Trotguide
    THERE was hardly a dry eye in the place. OK, so that’s actually a lie, but what the heck, the print edition of National Trotguide and the Harness Racing Weekly has officially gone . . . so to heck with the truth. Yet a few old editors, a couple... Read more
    Dare to compare the pair

    Dare to compare the pair

    January 13, 2020

    ONE is a widely-regarded as a legend – a champion of his time and arguably the finest horseman the industry has known. The other is his grandson who has clearly inherited his grandfather’s skill with horses. But at what point is it safe to say the apprentice has overtaken... Read more
    Here’s why we’re proud of this sport
    MENTION the word ‘help’ and harness racing participants spring into action. Indeed, this sport’s trainers, drivers and owners never back away when it comes to supporting their mates. And while they try to grind their opponents into the dirt on the track, when there is any assistance required away... Read more
    Deja vu all over again

    Deja vu all over again

    January 12, 2020

    A RUNNING joke among my sons is I just sit behind a computer and type “Blah, blah horse, blah, blah horse…” it’s that simple! The little turds think it’s quite hilarious. Given the results of this season’s Victorian country cups it is beginning to feel like the brats have... Read more
    Classy mare on target for main event
    CLASSY mare Kitsilano will continue her trek towards her main target when she returns to Globe Derby in a fortnight. A class above her rivals in last night’s Fred Jones Trotters’ Cup at the same venue, Kitsilano will be given a “few easy days” before tackling the Gramel Trotters’... Read more
    Kiwi’s perfect start to Aussie campaign
    NEW Zealand raider Dr Susan kick-started her Australian campaign on the perfect note. Tackling tonight’s Raith Memorial at Tabcorp Park Menangle, Dr Susan proved too good for her rivals, but not without giving connections and punters a scare. A $1.60 favourite, the Cran Dalgety-trained filly appeared to have the... Read more
    Sights set on hometown Group One
    PREMIER horsewoman Emma Stewart’s remarkable country cup domination continued tonight. Stewart’s recent raids on the rich Victorian circuit have netted wins in the Maryborough, Yarra Valley, Geelong and Cranbourne Cups. In the latter Group Two Stewart’s runners were the first five across the line! Stewart’s haul also includes the... Read more
    Rising star aimed at premier sprint
    LIFE is about to get a lot tougher for lightly-raced pacer Bright Energy. Triumphant in tonight’s New Year’s Gift Final at Tabcorp Park Menangle, Bright Energy has been aimed at Australasia’s premier sprint Confident the son of Western Terror can make the transition to the top echelon, trainer Craig... Read more
    In prime condition for Cup

    In prime condition for Cup

    January 11, 2020

    QUALITY pacer Emain Macha should have little trouble during his title defence at Globe Derby tonight despite an awkward draw. Set to begin from barrier seven – the outside of the front row – Emain Macha is a short-priced favourite in the Italian Cup over 2230 metres. TAB Fixed... Read more
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