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    TROTS24 – HRV’s three-year strategic plan
    HARNESS Racing Victoria are pleased to provide the Victorian harness racing industry with a summary of TROTS24, a three-year strategic plan. The plan is the product of extensive collaboration across the Victorian harness racing industry and sets out to position us globally as the home of harness racing in... Read more
    Addition to stallion’s credentials
    HE’S already got the credentials to be a super sire. Record times, millionaire status and multiple Group One wins. Now Lochinvar Art has another impressive addition to his ever-growing resume. Thanks to a superb 2019/20 season, Lochinvar Art has been named Victorian Horse of the Year. Trained by David... Read more
    Licences suspended and fined for high TC02
    ON JUKY 22, the Victorian Racing Tribunal considered five charges issued by Harness Racing Victoria stewards against licensed trainer Rick Holmes under the following Australian Harness Racing Rules: Charge 1 – AHRR 190(1), which states: A horse shall be presented for a race free of prohibited substances. The charge... Read more
    Pair out to join champion relative as Group winner
    THEY are unlikely to reach the grand heights of their famous relative, but two handy pacers have the opportunity to become the clan’s latest Group winner. Set to clash in Kilmore tomorrow night, well-bred geldings Stingray Tara and Tango Tara are engaged in the Winter Championship, which carries Group... Read more
    Strong card to honour local legends
    SOME local legends will be recognised at Kilmore on Saturday night. As far as equine names go, they don’t come bigger than Popular Alm, which was trained locally to win the club’s Cup in 1981 and 1982. Not only did Poppy, as he was affectionately-known, become the first dual... Read more
    Highly-successful partnership comes to an end
    AFTER a highly-successful stint, leviathan owner Emilio Rosati and co-trainers Anthony Butt and Sonya Smith have parted ways. In what has been declared a “mutual agreement”, Rosati’s stock were removed from Butt/Smith’s Melton base this morning. During their collaboration the trio captured five Group Ones, numerous Groups Twos and... Read more
    Multiple breaks and surgery after horrific fall
    REINSMAN David Miles and Richie Caruana are on the road to recovery after sickening falls at Maryborough yesterday. Both drivers sustained heavy blows to the head and wrist fractures in the incident, which occurred at about the 400-metre mark of the Three-Year-Old Maiden Pace. Caruana’s filly See You There... Read more
    Most exciting offering in APG’s 33-year history
    ON THE back of a record-breaking round of sales, Australian Pacing Gold has announced the “most exciting sales offering in our 33-year history”. APG’s 2021 sales were the company’s most successful, with record sales averages for the third successive year and a never-before-seen Australia-wide 92.6 per cent clearance rate.... Read more
    HRV updates safety measures
    FOLLOWING the Government announcement of a five-day lockdown from 11.59pm Thursday, July 15 to 11.59pm Tuesday, July 20, based on advice from the Chief Health Officer, Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) issues this update.   Attendance at race and trial meetings From 11.59pm on Thursday, July 15, Victorian harness racing... Read more
    Fines wholly and partially suspended from four charges
    ON JUNE 25, 2021, the Victorian Racing Tribunal considered four charges issued by Harness Racing Victoria stewards against licensed trainer-driver Robert Walters under Australian Harness Racing Rule (AHRR) 190(1). AHRR 190(1) reads as follows: A horse shall be presented for a race free of prohibited substances. Charge 1 related... Read more
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