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  • 43-month drought broken

    43-month drought broken

    April 7, 2020

    LIGHTLY-RACED pacer Forever Candy broke a long drought from the winners’ circle while also providing his trainer with a personal milestone last night. Competing at Club Menangle, Forever Candy registered his first victory since September 2016. In doing so the son of Always A Virgin gave Jacqui Graham her... Read more
    No ‘blues’ with this Green
    BLINK twice and you may have thought it was Luke McCarthy or even Gavin Lang in the sulky. And he might be only 16-years-old but Lleyton Green showed the coolness of a much older head as he brought Prince Syntax with a beautifully-timed run to score his first Menangle... Read more
    Not a bad strike rate

    Not a bad strike rate

    April 6, 2020

    BUOYED by his first winning race drive just a few days ago, 17-year-old reinsman Riley Butt is ready to add to his strike rate at Menangle tonight. The rookie son of leading trainer Tim Butt landed his first winner when successful aboard first starter Tact Tama at Menangle on... Read more
    Riley quick to make his mark
    CONSIDERING it was just his fourth race drive, 17-year-old Riley Butt, appeared to have an air of confidence about him as he took Tact Tama onto the track at Club Menangle last night. Certainly, the four-year-old son of Christian Cullen had put the writing on the wall with a slick... Read more
    Omen bet goes by the wayside
    IT WAS the omen double for journalists at Club Menangle last night – but sadly, this journo missed out. Capturing the opening event on the card, Flying Scribe caused an upset for trainer Shane Sanderson. Driven by Cameron Hart, the son of Sportswriter accounted for Wha Hae and Oursouthernstar... Read more
    David’s turn in the spotlight
    HE often describes himself as a ‘stay-at-home Daddy’. And Menangle Park reinsman David Morris has no problem with that role as he watches his young family while his long-time partner Steph Lippiatt increases her profile by driving a string of winners in recent months. Indeed, Steph was at her... Read more
    Mike’s Menangle Mail

    Mike’s Menangle Mail

    April 2, 2020

    Strong form but success far from assured
    WITH his stable in stellar form, leading trainer Craig Cross looks set to experience another highly-enjoyable visit to Club Menangle. Cross has a strong team engaged on Saturday night’s card with multiple runners in most events. Despite the weight of numbers Cross stated success throughout the program is far... Read more
    Regionalisation brings new Regional Championships
    THE four major harness tracks in New South Wales will each host a new series, the Tabcorp Regional Championships, as part of the new regionalisation forced on this state by the COVID-19 pandemic. Each region of the state, Metropolitan, Hunter, Riverina and Western Districts will host an individual $100,000... Read more
    Mum and Dad get the last word
    FAMILY comes first a lot of the time in harness racing. And Todd McCarthy will look to Mum and Dad to help him catch up to his brother at Tabcorp Park Menangle tomorrow. Big brother Luke has driven 57 winners this season, just one more than Todd – but... Read more
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