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    Passing of respected administrator and gentleman
    HARNESS Racing Australia was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Rod Pollock. Pollock was a determined and loyal servant of the industry, including 11 years of distinguished service as Chief Executive Officer between 1997 and 2008. Among many other achievements, he was largely responsible for a number... Read more
    21 years in between drinks as Harmey strikes Gold
    HUNTER Valley trainer Clayton Harmey won the inaugural running of the Gold Nugget race at Tamworth in 2001 . . . as a reinsman. On that occasion Harmey scored with the Allan Beresford-trained Tight Fit. Fast-forward to 2022 and Harmey won the $10,000 Pub Group Gold Nugget race with... Read more
    Disqualified on seven charges
    ON NOVEMBER 15, 2021, the Victorian Racing Tribunal considered eight charges issued by Harness Racing Victoria against unlicensed person Mark Callick. On the day, charge 2 was withdrawn by HRV Stewards. Mark Callick pleaded guilty to charges 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 before submissions on penalty... Read more
    Ben’s looking for a ‘double double’
    A TRAINING double on one of Bathurst Harness Racing Club’s biggest nights, the TAB Carnival of Cups Shirley Turnbull Memorial feature on Boxing Day was the icing on the cake for prominent owner, trainer and studmaster Ben Settree. Settree and his wife Melanie operate the renowned Brooklyn Lodge Stud,... Read more
    First step towards “pie in the sky” goals
    GIVEN plenty of grounding last season, rising star Powderkeg will be asked to “step up” this term, with his trek to the top beginning this weekend. Among the best of his crop, Powderkeg experienced a mix of age-restricted and open class racing during his previous campaign as trainer Lisa... Read more
    Trainer’s lucky escape from fire
    TIMING is everything, a fact prominent trainer Mario Borg was reminded of yesterday. With his mares spelling in a back paddock in recent weeks, Borg decided to bring them closer to the house on Sunday due to the warmer weather. Less than 24 hours later those paddocks were ablaze... Read more
    Horror draw to ruin Arty’s comeback party
    A HORROR draw has dampened dreams of a fairytale return to racing for star pacer Lochinvar Art. Set to make his first racing appearance since winning the A G Hunter Cup last February, Lochinvar Art will contest Saturday night’s Shepparton Cup. To trainer David Moran’s dismay, the millionaire stallion... Read more
    Varga has his eye on the ‘Gold’
    IT’S been an 11-year ‘drought’ but Tamworth trainer-driver Anthony Varga is hot on the trail of his win in the Pub Group Gold Nugget since 2011. The $10,000 Pub Group Gold Nugget race will be the feature race at the Tamworth Harness Racing Club meeting tonight (Tuesday), heralding the... Read more
    Well-travelled Casey makes the trip worthwhile
    Time for classy pacer to be “put to the test”
    HAVING provided a solid indicator he is returning to his best, classy pacer Boots Electric will be “put to the test” in coming weeks. First-up from a two-month break, Boots Electric captured yesterday’s Cobram Cup in effortless fashion to register his first win since secururing the South Australia Cup... Read more
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