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    FORMER Australian pacer Mach Doro proved too slick at Plainridge Park yesterday. Returning from a brief freshen-up, the Heidi Gibbs-trained gelding stood out in his victory in the $14,000 Winners-Over pace. Driven by Ron Cushing, Mach Doro got away last while another former Aussie – Lettucerockthem – was the... Read more
    Lazarus to stand in New South Wales
    PACING great Lazarus will stand at stud in New South Wales in one of the most radical deals in the history of harness racing. While he will be based in Australia for his Southern Hemisphere breeding career, New Zealand breeders will also have the same access to the recently-retired... Read more
    More Aussies invited to NZ Harness Jewels
    FOLLOWING last week’s announcement of the first two Australian invites – Lulu Le Mans and Major Occasion – for the Harness Jewels, Harness Racing New Zealand and Addington Raceway are thrilled to confirm three three latest Australian competitors. Pete’s Big Jim (Three-Year-Old Emerald), Falcon Stride (Four-Year-Old Emerald) and Majestic... Read more
    Another night of domination for power couple
    POWER couple Natalie Rasmussen and Mark Purdon enjoyed another evening of Group One domination last night. Not only did the duo win three of four top shelf events on New Zealand’s north island, they also captured the one on the south island. In fact, they filled the trifecta in... Read more
    Mistress too slick at Harrington
    HANDY trotter Majestic Mistress was a 1:56.4 winner in the featured $18,000 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway last night. The daughter of Majestic Son sat second much of the mile behind pacesetter Ridgeway Springs, before surging clear in the stretch via the passing lane for an open length win... Read more
    First Australian invites to Harness Jewels
    HARNESS Racing New Zealand has issued the first two Australian invitations to the rich Harness Jewels Lulu Le Mans (Two-Year-Old Diamond) and Major Occasion (Four-Year-Old Diamond) have been invited to wear the Australian Jewels colours at Addington Raceway in Christchurch on June 1. A daughter of Bettors Delight and... Read more
    Aussie too slick at Yonker’s Raceway
    FORMER Australian Major Crocker and favoured Eye Ofa Tiger As proved best during the weekend winning Yonkers Raceway’s co-featured $44,000 Open Handicaps. Driven by Dan Dube, Major Crocker began from post position four and was handy from first-up in the weekly adult pace. The son of Art Major engaged... Read more
    Aussies haven’t seen the last of top Kiwi
    A BUSY schedule, including a return trip to Victoria, awaits star New Zealand filly Belle Of Montana. An effortless winner of the Victoria Oaks at Tabcorp Park Melton just moments ago, Belle Of Montana will head back  to trainer Barry Purdon’s base before being set for the Nevele R... Read more
    Miracle Mile winner spanks ’em in Group One
    A MAJOR betting shift came off, a white-hot favourite was rolled and a rising trotting star announced himself, as three Group Ones were hosted at Alexandra Park on Friday night. The all-conquering stable of Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen managed to win the Caduceus Club Fillies’ Classic and the Taylor... Read more
    Aussie interest in NZ Jewels at all-time high
    INTEREST from Australians in relation to this year’s IRT Harness Jewels has been incredible. With the connections of 31 horses having made contact with Harness Racing New Zealand regarding an invitation, it is fair to say the phones has been pretty busy. The number of opportunities for age group... Read more
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