• Premier announces immediate racing shutdown
    TASMANIAN participants are in shock after the state government declared the industry must shut down immediately. Just moments ago Premier Peter Gutwein announced several measures arising from the Coronavirus pandemic, which includes the three racing codes to cease. Gutwein introduced the rules after the Apple Isle has what is... Read more
    Big fish in small pond…valuable or detrimental?
    IN NOVEMBER 2018 I wrote an article relating to Ben Yole’s dominating numbers at Tasmanian race meetings. Having observed the fields for the previous six months a pattern emerged in the amount of runners the leading trainer was taking to the track. With a seemingly endless supply of horses... Read more
    Raiders to dominate Group Two Cup
    HAVING dominated the heats Victorian raiders Im Sir Blake and Its Back In The Day look set to fight out the Tasmania Cup in Hobart on Saturday night. First-up since December 2, Its Back In The Day was a class above his rivals during last weekend’s qualifier as he... Read more
    From Bruce Banner to the Hulk for new stable
    HAVING transformed from Bruce Banner to the Hulk since a recent stable switch, Ruffalo is primed to smash his rivals again on Saturday. Purchased by the Keeleys last month, Ruffalo was transferred to King Island trainer Graeme Keeley where he has thrived. Since arriving on the island the son... Read more
    Decision time for Ignatius, Harjeet
    A DECISION on whether or not to chase the $500,000 A. G. Hunter Cup will be made after the next starts for Ignatius and Harjeet. Both horses have had an interrupted preparation due to the New South Wales fires. Trainer James Rattray admits he may instead keep both horses... Read more
    Trip across Bass Strait on the cards
    A VICTORIAN campaign awaits quality Tasmanian pacer Ryley Major. Triumphant in Hobart last night, Ryley Major is expected to be nominated for Sunday’s Stawell Cup by trainer Rohan Hillier. Should Hillier decide against the Group Three he will find an alternative target across Bass Strait for the son of... Read more
    Massive first-up task for rising star
    A MASSIVE task awaits rising star Izaha. Winner of his last four starts before being sent for a spell, Izaha is poised to make his racing return in Launceston on Sunday night. While scoring first-up is always a challenge, the Todd Rattray-trained stallion faces several in-form opponents. Making matters... Read more
    Another prestigious title for star colt
    AUSTRALIAN Pacing Gold purchase Max Delight has been crowned Tasmania Horse of the Year. As an addition to the top gong, Max Delight also captured the Three-Year-Old Colt/Gelding of the Year Award. The prestigious title was bestowed upon the son of Bettors Delight during the Tasmanian Harness Racing Awards... Read more
    Motherhood awaits exceptionally-bred mare
    ALTHOUGH unbeaten from two starts this season Sheza Bettormak’s career is coming to an end. Planning to give the exceptionally-bred mare “a couple more starts”, trainer Rohan Hillier revealed Sheza Bettormak will be sent to stud in November. Hillier, who also bred and owns the five-year-old with his wife... Read more
    Date set for second edition of Group One
    HARNESS Racing SA advises the 2020 edition of The Allwood will be conducted on Saturday, March 14 at Globe Derby Park. Following the outstanding success of this year’s inaugural running of The Allwood, HRSA is excited about South Australia conducting another high quality Group One race and looks forward... Read more
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