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  • Mick Ko’cass with his Saturday night specials
    Mike Ko’cass analyses every race at Tabcorp Park Menangle
     RACE ONE: With the benefit of three runs since a spell, an ideal draw and a suitable assignment on the table, LET IT RIDE (2) will have no excuses as he attempts to claim the 19th win of his career. From his past 12 starts, which includes two spells,... Read more
    Tiger’s just thriving

    Tiger’s just thriving

    July 31, 2020

    HOLMESVILLE couple Aaron Garaty and his partner Kylie Barnes train a small team of six pacers in the western suburbs of Newcastle and enjoy their involvement in harness racing. Garaty has been driving for almost 10 years although he did have time out of the gig for six months.... Read more
    Enduring partnership to strike at Penrith
    HARNESS Racing in Sydney has had some wonderful associations between trainer and driver. One such union evolved around 15 years ago when Ian Wilson and Jim Douglass got together and, since that time, they have combined to win plenty of races going back to the days of racing at... Read more
    Now it’s Tom’s turn to shine
    IT’S a family steeped in harness racing and rugby league prominence. Former Victorians, Greg and Glenice Pay moved to Inverell in the state’s north as a young couple and then relocated to Dubbo with their four young sons, taking up a share in a local mechanical business. Weekends were... Read more
    Now it’s my turn for a few wins
    HE watched star reinsman Luke McCarthy dominate Saturday night’s Menangle meeting with five winners. Now former Kiwi horseman Anthony Butt is ready for his moment in the sun – are maybe the rain. Butt will be hoping he can leave a major mark of his own on this afternoon’s... Read more
    Looking for a treble at ‘Headquarters’
    PHEASANTS Nest trainer Peter Rixon and his wife Cindy are enjoying life in the tranquil surrounds of Sydney’s south-west where they train a small team of about 10 horses. But things could have been somewhat different if not for a stroke of luck from a sudden wind change. In... Read more
    Chapples making their mark in the Hunter
    YOU would go a long way to find a more passionate harness racing devotee than Hunter Valley horseman Mitch Chapple, who works alongside his father Guy at their training base in Maitland. Young Chapple believes that he could not be in any better spot then on the Central Coast,... Read more
    He’d love a few more Star Writers
    ALEX Alchin is one of many talented young horsemen who grew up in the Riverina who has gone on to forge a permanent place in the New South Wales’ harness racing fraternity. Making a name for himself was not easy as he followed in the footsteps of his older... Read more
    Bathurst stable setting the pace
    BEN Settree has been a harness racing ‘devotee’ since his childhood. Still, his involvement in the sport rapidly evolved when he met and eventually married Melanie Moore, daughter of highly-regarded stud owners and breeders, Doug and Janet Moore. The Moore family made an important decision in 1999 to relocate... Read more
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