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  • Five more reasons to buy APG stock
    EARLIER this week we published an article explaining why it pays to be a part of the Australian Pacing Gold ‘family’. The focus of the piece was tonight’s New South Wales Derby at Tabcorp Park Menangle, which includes five APG eligible runners – of which, three captured their heats. Successful... Read more
    Trio recognised with national honours
    THREE Victorians who have gifted significant service to the trots were honoured with Harness Racing Australia Distinguished Service Awards. Harness Racing Victoria Deputy Chair Elizabeth Clarke, HRV racing programmer Gary Bennetts and trots journalist Paul Courts received the presentations at Tabcorp Park Melton on Del-Re National A G Hunter... Read more
    Plenty of reasons to buy APG

    Plenty of reasons to buy APG

    February 17, 2018

    IF YOU’RE looking for a reason to attend next week’s Australian Pacing Gold Sydney sale, how about 23 reasons? That’s how many APG purchases will contest Group Ones or Group One heats at Tabcorp Park Menangle tonight. Nine ‘boys’ are engaged in qualifiers of the New South Wales Derby, which... Read more
    Disqualification part two

    Disqualification part two

    February 15, 2018

    FOLLOWING yesterday’s disqualification of Taihape Sunset from the Bakers Earthmoving Windmill heat at Dubbo, stewards have subsequently disqualified the gelding from the Final. Stewards received notice triamcinolone acetonide had been detected in the blood sample taken from Taihape Sunset following its win in Dubbo last November 15. As such,... Read more
    High hopes for recent stable acquisition
    By PAUL COURTS NEWLY-ADOPTED Australian Tim Butt has high hopes for a recent purchase which will debut at Tabcorp Park Menangle on tonight. Bought by stable clients earlier this month, Gentleman Sir will begin his Aussie career in a 2300-metre mobile where he has drawn the outside of the... Read more
    Veteran edging closer to milestone
    By PAUL COURTS VETERAN gelding Avonnova will continue his charge towards another milestone when he competes at Albion Park tonight. Engaged in the Lord Mayors’ Cup, the Ian Gurney-trained 11-year-old is edging closer towards $1million in earnings. With his record sitting on 54 wins and 51 placings from 164... Read more
    Is this Australia’s most valuable foal?
    By PAUL COURTS AT LESS than a fortnight old, this youngster is fast becoming one of the most valuable standardbred foals in the southern hemisphere. While enjoying the comfort of her mother last night, the filly’s half-brother was claiming favouritism for the Perth Inter Dominion. Successful in the opening... Read more
    ALL RISE FOR LAZARUS

    ALL RISE FOR LAZARUS

    November 13, 2017

      I’VE been lucky enough to see some of our greatest champions in action. I saw Popular Alm, Pure Steel, Gundary Flyer, Rip Van Winkle and Don’t Retreat race at their peak. I was back at Harold Park when the likes of Christian Cullen and Chokin were dominating and... Read more
    Time to reminisce

    Time to reminisce

    October 26, 2017

    FRIDAY night’s Wayville meeting it destined to revive so many memories. The former hub of South Australia – and for many years the nation – will once again be the focus of the industry as Harness Racing SA conducts a once-off extravaganza. Including TAB coverage, the meeting will host... Read more
    On a mission

    On a mission

    October 25, 2017

    QUEENSLANDERS Shane Graham and Mathew Neilson are on a mission to return the Australian title to its ‘rightful place’. Graham and Neilson will head to Tasmania on Saturday to contest the Australian Drivers’ Championship in Hobart that evening. This will mark the fourth edition of the series, with reinsmen... Read more
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