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  • Aussies eyeing off NZ Jewels
    IT’S that time of year again. Aussie trainers are starting to cast their mind towards possible New Zealand Harness Jewels raids. And leading the way is Australia’s exciting three-year-old Lochinvar Art and trained Laura Crossland. “We’re very keen,” Crossland said. “He’s had no luck with draws all season and... Read more
    Kiwi shines during US early season qualifiers
    TRAINER Rene Allard, leading conditioner at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono five of the last six seasons including the previous two, showed he should again be a major force during the early part of 2019 at the mountain oval as he harnessed three winners during the Thursday morning... Read more
    Team Teal on target for massive total
    AVERAGING more than eight wins a day since the campaign began, Australasia’s leading ladies are on target to break their record. Reinswoman across the southern hemisphere have been wearing specially-designed driving pants since February 1 as part of the Teal Pants Campaign. The ‘super squad’ is raising valuable funds... Read more
    Perfect career ending for star mare
    OUTSTANDING mare Our Dream About Me has run her last race. No sooner had Our Dream About Me captured her 11th Group One than co-trainer Mark Purdon declared she will be retired. Although she proved too good for her opponents in the Ladyship Mile at Tabcorp Park Menangle tonight,... Read more
    ‘Veteran’ claims slice of USTA history
    OUTSTANDING pacer McWicked became the oldest pacer to be named USTA Horse Of The Year at a grand function today. Receiving harness racing’s top honour, the seven-year-old stallion beat former Australian-trained mare Shartin, 86-27, to claim the trophy. Atlanta, which was named Trotter Of The Year, finished third with... Read more
    Suspension brings Rasmussen sense of deja vu
    CHAMPION horsewoman Natalie Rasmussen can be forgiven for feeling a sense of déjà vu this morning. Last night stewards finalising their inquiry into Rasmussen’s drive behind Chase Auckland in last weekend’s Chariots Of Fire, with Rasmussen suspended for eight weeks. Stewards deemed Rasmussen failed to give the four-year-old all... Read more
    Power couple dominate Miracle Mile qualifiers
    POWER couple Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen will have a remarkable three runners in next week’s Miracle Mile. Qualifiers for the $1million sprint were run at Tabcorp Park Menangle tonight, with the field finalised after club directors issued invites to the final two starters. Yayas Hot Spot earned his... Read more
    Aussies buy big during New Zealand Sale
    A COMMON factor is emerging between Sales conducted in America, Australia and New Zealand in recent months. With each event welcoming increased returns to breeders, there has been particular interest in stock by Captaintreacherous. Whether it be a youngster related to or sired by the multi-millionaire, the Captaintreacherous connection was... Read more
    Former Aussie too slick at Meadowlands
    EX-PATRIOT horseman Chris Scicluna continues to enjoy a high rate of success with some recent Australian purchases. Returning home last year on a working holiday, Scicluna bought numerous pacers including Hoo Nien, which was successful at the Meadowlands during the weekend. Driven by Steve Smith, the son of Always... Read more
    Plenty on offer for ‘purists’
    THE enthusiasm and growth around the straight out trotter has been undeniable and infectious. Stakes are continually growing, opportunities for fillies and mares are developing on both sides of the Tasman and trotters’ races are taking up a bigger percentage of just about every meeting. Sixty-nine trotters are catalogued... Read more
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