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  • . . . And still we wait

    . . . And still we wait

    March 26, 2020

    HARNESS racing participants across the state will be crossing their fingers following confirmation that an employee of the Penrith Harness Racing Club has tested positive to the COVID-19 virus. There was some small consolation when it was revealed the employee did not have any physical contact with any trainers,... Read more
    Two-state shutdowns are just a precaution
    THIS IS JUST A PRECAUTION That’s the message which needs to be loud and clear to participants in New South Wales and Victoria following cancelled race meetings in both states. Earlier today Harness Racing New South Wales stopped this afternoon’s program at Club Menangle, tonight’s Leeton card, tomorrow evening’s... Read more
    A year on from life-changing accident
    IT WAS the accident which shocked harness racing fans throughout the nation. Gary and Joedy Whitaker were enjoying some quality family time at the Redcliffe meeting on March 24, 2019 when they were struck by the mobile gate’s arm as they stood behind the fence to watch the next... Read more
    Fitzy’s ready for his Moment In The Sun
    HE operates one of harness racing busiest stables. Yet everywhere he looks these days Blake Fitzpatrick seems to have square-gaiters rather than pacers lining up for a start at Club Menangle. And the Cawdor horseman will have an impressive six starters in two of the three trotting events at... Read more
    Our aim is to enable racing to continue
    TALKING to Club Menangle’s chief executive regarding the restrictions the organisation has put into place in relation to Corona Virus, his message reflected Jerry Maguire’s plea to Rod Tidwell. Trying desperately to get Tidwell to act appropriately, Maguire begs “Help me help you.” In a nutshell that’s precisely what... Read more
    Open letter from APG Chairman
    DEAR friends in the Australian harness racing industry – breeders, vendors, buyers, trainers, owners, administrators. The outbreak of COVID-19 will have a major effect on communities around the world. Fortunately, global events such as this do not occur often. Sadly, however, their impact, both social and financial, can be... Read more
    Sad passing of former top racehorse and sire
    IT IS with great sadness Alabar has announced the passing of Safely Kept. The 31-year-old son of Jate Lobell was humanely euthanised this morning due to mobility issues resulting from old age. “Safely Kept was a very special horse to anyone who came into contact with him,” Alabar’s Alan... Read more
    MIKE KO’CASS PREVIEWS MIRACLE MILE NIGHT AT MENANGLE
    RACE ONE: After returning from a respectable Victoria Derby campaign, which resulted in a 10.7m 7th to Line Up in the feature event, the Paul Court-trained MACH DA VINCI (5) peeled off a couple of solid all-the-way wins at this venue, prior to tackling a heat of the NSW Derby... Read more
    Bonnet a perfect fit for Girl From Oz
    You could probably call it a ‘hometown’ victory . . . yet it also came all the way from Canada. Certainly there were plenty of locals thrilled with the win of Girl From Oz in last night’s $50,000 Group Two Allied Express Fran Fitzpatrick Pink Bonnet at Club Menangle.... Read more
    Alchin’s the luckiest of the losers
    MENANGLE PARK trainer Rickie Alchin and harness racing ‘nuts’ the La Spina family were the luckiest losers after three heats of the New South Wales Derby were run at Club Menangle last night. The Alf La Spina Family Trust own and bred Crunch Time, which finished fourth, but has... Read more
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