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    The win which fate deemed necessary
    IT’S fair to say fate played a massive role in the outcome of yesterday’s Ray Smith Memorial at Kapunda. Named in honour of the astute horseman who passed away in mid 2018, the feature was captured by Straight Thru Blue. While that doesn’t sound extraordinary, it was the gelding’s... Read more
    Mixed draws among Chariots squad
    NEW ZEALAND based power couple Natalie Rasmussen and Mark Purdon are pleased with their team leading into Saturday night’s Chariots Of Fire at Tabcorp Park Menangle. The duo have qualified three runners for Australia’s premier four-year-old event which carries a $200,000 purse. Second in last weekend’s qualifier – Paleface... Read more
    Doctor out foxes feature rivals
    PLANS remain modest with Doctor Fox despite his impressive win at Globe Derby during the weekend. Breaking his maiden at his third start, the Matthew Craven-trained freshman was too strong for his rivals in the Kindergarten Stake. Pleased with the two-year-old’s performance, Craven will continue to ease Doctor Fox... Read more
    Drivers to undergo surgery following horrific fall
    HISTORY all but repeated itself at Globe Derby during the running of last night’s South Australia Derby. As the field approached the bell, Im Sir Blake which had been over racing, choked down crashing to the track which saw Major Exclusive and Culture King also tumble while Perfect Major’s... Read more
    He has already been a good addition to the stable
    AN EASY week is on the cards for Sicario following his triumph in tonight’s South Australia Cup at Globe Derby. In what was his second start for Victorian trainer Brent Lilley, Sicario enjoyed the run of the race before dashing to a soft win in the prestigious feature. Yet... Read more
    Threat to throne comes from those closest
    AUSTRALIA’S premier trotter Tornado Valley may not have to look far for the biggest threat to his throne. A sensation since arriving at Andy Gath’s Victorian stable last February, Tornado Valley has won 18 of his 22 Aussie starts, including four Group Ones. Successful in the Melbourne Trotters’ Inter... Read more
    Manzelmann makes most of his opportunities
    MAKING the most of his opportunities to register his initial Group One success last night, talented reinsman Lachie Manzelmann remains a chance of being thrust onto harness racing’s biggest stage. Manzelmann was given a call up to drive Yayas Hot Spot in the Newcastle Mile after the son of... Read more
    Horses gave me a reason to wake up
    AT THE risk of initiating a political debate, only those who work within an equine industry can appreciate how deeply the horses are cherished. The bond between ‘man and beast’ is a treasured relationship equally enjoyed by the two and four-legged participants. A fine example of the mutual respect... Read more
    Minor injury enough to miss major race
    A NOTABLE absentee from Saturday night’s Chariots Of Fire qualifier – the Paleface Adios Stake – at Tabcorp Park Menangle, Colt Thirty One is “nursing a sore leg”. To connections’ joy, amid the disappointment, Colt Thirty One will only be sidelined for a couple of weeks with minor bruising.... Read more
    Met and beat the southern hemisphere’s best
    ANOTHER of the sport’s much-loved champions will be honoured at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Saturday night. Fresh from hosting the Hondo Grattan Stake – won by Picard – last week, the world class venue will stage the Paleface Adios Stake. The two features are qualifiers for the Chariots Of... Read more
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