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    85-year-old cutting regular path to winners’ circle
    A FEW years ago he was enjoying retirement with no plans of returning to training. Then some personal circumstances changed, and at the ripe age of 82, Donald Thomas dusted off the harness! Since then Thomas has cut a regular path to the winners’ circle, a journey he completed... Read more
    Poised to repeat last week’s personal highlight
    ACHIEVING a personal best last weekend, prominent trainer Shane Loone hopes to replicate the feat at Globe Derby on Saturday night. With four runners in the opening race on the card, Loone prepared the top three across the line. Headed by Star Writer, with Jakes Sportwriter and Crookwell Jake... 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
    Times like this remind us why we love harness racing
    PREMIERSHIP winning reinswoman Samantha Pascoe equalled her best winning haul at Globe Derby last night. After scoring in the first three events on the card, Pascoe completed a quartet midway through the evening before falling short of a fifth success when runner-up with Rocking With Charm. It’s the second... Read more
    Personal milestone for prominent horseman
    PROMINENT horseman Shane Loone registered a personal milestone at Globe Derby just moments ago. Among South Australia’s leading trainers for the past five years, including being runner-up on the state premiership during the last two seasons – Loone prepared the trifecta in the opening event. Although he pulled the... Read more
    Restrictions already gaining positive results
    DETRACTORS were out in force, and it’s understandable to see why, after Harness Racing SA announced its plans for the South Australia Cup. Once part of the Grand Circuit, the Cup is a shadow of its once prestigious self, with prizemoney dropping to a 30-year low in 2016. The... Read more
    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas

    December 25, 2021

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at National Trotguide. May the best of your past be the worst of your future! Read more
    Changes to state’s futurity scheme
    THE Southern Cross Racing Series and Incentive Scheme is a fundamental feature of harness racing in South Australia, and with that in mind today’s announcement will further bolster ongoing commitment to the local industry. The revised conditions will implement the following key changes: – An increase in both the... Read more
    Mare wins feature while in-foal
    HANDY trotter Caabello has enhanced her broodmare potential with another impressive win. With a positive pregnancy test confirmed, Caabello added to her standing as a matron by capturing last night’s Globe Derby feature. Overcoming a 30-metre handicap, the trotter secured The Pride Of Petite, named after the dual Inter... Read more
    Chasing consolation of sorts

    Chasing consolation of sorts

    December 17, 2021

    SUCCESSFUL horseman Tyson Linke hopes to gain some consolation at Globe Derby on tomorrow night. Although he was triumphant as an owner in a Southern Cross Final a fortnight ago, Linke fell short of his ultimate goal of winning the feature as a trainer. Linke bred and owns star... Read more
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