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  • Broken wrist sidelines Woodsford 3 months
    PROMISING young reinsman Ben Woodsford will spend up to three months on the sidelines after breaking his wrist in a horror fall at Newcastle on Saturday night. Woodsford and Maitland reinsman Peter Hedges were sent to hospital after the four-horse fall which also involved Mark Callaghan and... Read more
    STEWART’S MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
    THE internal machinations of the powerful Emma Stewart stable leading up to Saturday night’s Empire Stallions Vicbred Super Series (2YO Colts & Geldings) Final should be fascinating following last week’s semi-finals at Melton. Stewart will harness up no less than seven runners in the $120,000 Final, including the short-priced... Read more
    HARNESS RACING

    HARNESS RACING

    July 7, 2017

    LONG drives and a knack for putting his horses into the action has been paying dividends for young Riverina reinsman Blake Jones this season. Jones heads for Young trots tonight with five genuine chances to add to his burgeoning tally of winners, most of them for the Leeton stables... Read more
    Aiken takes the reins, briefly
    THEY’VE been a team for three years and have won a host of majors. During that period they have notched 25 wins and 14 placings from 41 starts for earnings of $2,406,185. That bankroll comes courtesy of victories in majors such as the Inter Dominion, Miracle Mile, Club Canadian... Read more
    ELLEN’S STAR HAS RISEN
    AS one commentator put it last weekend: If Ellen Rixon was to go into the ‘sale’ ring like we do with our yearlings these days, then she’d probably bring the top price. In short, Ellen Rixon has the right blood in her veins to be a winner in harness... Read more
    Trista tops the table for Qld girls
    QUEENSLAND’s women drivers raised almost $38,000 for charity as the Team Teal promotion ended at Albion Park last Saturday night. The Women’s Cancer Foundation pocketed $37,800  after six weeks, with each winning woman driver earning $400 for that charity from UBET and the Albion Park and Redcliffe Harness Racing... Read more
    Thompson glad that he had a Bitgoingon
      JOHN DUNNE FORMER South Australian pacer Abitgoingonhere broke his metropolitan maiden status when he scored a well-deserved win in the DNR Logistics Pace at Melton last Thursday night. The Peter Thompson-trained five-year-old vied for favouritism with Bad Boy Brad ($3 favourite) despite his second-row draw and was lucky... Read more
    WAYVILLE GOES BACK TO THE FUTURE TO ATTRACT NEW FANS
    A ‘BACK To The Future’ promotion by Harness Racing South Australia has proved an outstanding success. Under the guidance of HRSA Event Manager Leanne Galgey, the sport returned to its spiritual home the Wayville Showgrounds for 10 nights during the 2016 Royal Adelaide Show. The sport was showcased with... Read more
    Paleface Jasper to hang up the reins
    SOUTH Australia’s ‘King of the Claimers’ Paleface Jasper has been retired. Trainer Rob Caruso said while he was certain the 12-year-old could still be competitive the gelding had earned a retirement. “He’s won 22 races and $75,000 since Tim (Tim Fawcett, owner) bought him so there is nothing left... Read more
    McRae, Ponsonby Split Young Spoils
    MOTHER Nature made her call early in the day at Young’s afternoon race meeting last week. A heavy storm forced the meeting to be abandoned after Race Six. But the truth is they did well to get that far. Steady rain fell for the majority of the afternoon after... Read more
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