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  • Pringle feeling chipper this morning
    IT’S fair to say Bevan Pringle was feeling pretty chipper this morning. Riding the crest of a wave in recent weeks, Pringle registered his maiden double in Newcastle last night. “It’s been a long time coming,” Pringle declared. “I am stoked it finally happened. “I have been in the... Read more
    Tiger’s just thriving

    Tiger’s just thriving

    July 31, 2020

    HOLMESVILLE couple Aaron Garaty and his partner Kylie Barnes train a small team of six pacers in the western suburbs of Newcastle and enjoy their involvement in harness racing. Garaty has been driving for almost 10 years although he did have time out of the gig for six months.... Read more
    Youngster bounces back from horror fall
    ELLY Chapple has made a gallant return to harness racing after being on the sidelines since March as a result of injuries the young Moonbi reinswoman sustained in a horrendous race fall at an Inverell. Chapple was knocked unconscious and sustained injuries which required her to be airlifted to... Read more
    Enduring partnership to strike at Penrith
    HARNESS Racing in Sydney has had some wonderful associations between trainer and driver. One such union evolved around 15 years ago when Ian Wilson and Jim Douglass got together and, since that time, they have combined to win plenty of races going back to the days of racing at... Read more
    Now it’s Tom’s turn to shine
    IT’S a family steeped in harness racing and rugby league prominence. Former Victorians, Greg and Glenice Pay moved to Inverell in the state’s north as a young couple and then relocated to Dubbo with their four young sons, taking up a share in a local mechanical business. Weekends were... Read more
    Jack adds to a Dubbo ‘dynasty’
    BATHURST has its harness racing ‘dynasties’ with the names Turnbull, Hewitt and even McCarthy springing to mind. And these days Dubbo has its own dynasty – the Pays. There’s Greg, who started it all. Then there’s Brett, Michael, Dean and more recently there’s 21-year-old Tom and now we can... Read more
    A special win for a lost ‘mate’
    ANY win – and every win – is usually pretty special. Yet Sunday’s victory by three-year-old filly Yarraman Bella at Dubbo carried extra significance for trainer-driver James Sutton. Those who saw the race that don’t know him, must have wondered why Sutton looked to the heavens and signalled a... Read more
    A winning double – and he’s still only 16!
    HE’S been described as cool, calm and collected whenever he takes to the track. His older brother marvels that he always heads out expecting to win . . . whether his horse his even-money or 100-1. And one leading club official described him as ‘a walking, breathing encyclopedia’ when... Read more
    Chapples making their mark in the Hunter
    YOU would go a long way to find a more passionate harness racing devotee than Hunter Valley horseman Mitch Chapple, who works alongside his father Guy at their training base in Maitland. Young Chapple believes that he could not be in any better spot then on the Central Coast,... Read more
    He’d love a few more Star Writers
    ALEX Alchin is one of many talented young horsemen who grew up in the Riverina who has gone on to forge a permanent place in the New South Wales’ harness racing fraternity. Making a name for himself was not easy as he followed in the footsteps of his older... Read more
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