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    REIGNING Inter Dominion champions Tiger Tara and Tornado Valley will not defend their titles. Brilliant winners of last season’s Finals at Tabcorp Park Melton,... Reigning champions to miss title defences

    REIGNING Inter Dominion champions Tiger Tara and Tornado Valley will not defend their titles.

    Brilliant winners of last season’s Finals at Tabcorp Park Melton, the duo are notable absentees among the nominations for the upcoming New Zealand series.

    Nominations closed today, with Harness Racing NZ receiving 55 entries for the pacers’ division and 66 for trotters’.

    Tiger Tara has been sent to a paddock by trainer Kevin Pizzuto following lacklustre performances during his last two starts.

    Competing at Tabcorp Park Menangle, the stallion has failed to produce his best prompting Pizzuto to send him for a break.

    “I’ve put him in a paddock to try and brighten him right up,” Pizzuto said. “He will have about a month off during which time he will serve a few mares.

    “In some ways he hasn’t come back as he should since his gut-buster in The Blacks A Fake at Albion Park when second-up from a spell.

    “Thinking of what is best for him, we will miss going to New Zealand for the Cup and Inter Dominion and look at taking him to Perth for their Summer Carnival in the New Year.”

    Tornado Valley’s ‘no show’ is a lot less dramatic, with trainer Andy Gath bypassing the series due to the squaregaiter’s travel problems.

    “He’s a bad traveller,” Gath said. “Knowing how he is and the likelihood of him not handling it well, we’ve decided it is best if he doesn’t go.

    “There are plenty of races close to home he can contest.”

    Of the 55 pacers, 25 are Aussies, including last season’s runner-up Our Uncle Sam.

    Only nine Australian trotters have been nominated, including Tornado Valley’s stablemate, Mclovin.

    IRT Inter Dominion Nominations – Pacers
    IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
    RATINGS/RANKINGS TO BE RELEASED WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 2 2019

    1 A Bettor Act
    2 A G’s White Socks
    3 Another Masterpiece
    4 Ashley Locaz
    5 Atomic Red (AUS)
    6 Audi Hare (AUS)
    7 Ball Of Art
    8 Be Mine Tonight
    9 Bettorstartdreaming
    10 Bling It On (AUS)
    11 Buster Brady (AUS)
    12 Can’t Refuse (AUS)
    13 Chase Auckland
    14 Check In
    15 Classie Brigade
    16 Colt Thirty One (AUS)
    17 Conviction (AUS)
    18 Courtsinsession (AUS)
    19 Crime Writer (AUS)
    20 Cruz Bromac (AUS)
    21 Dance Time
    22 Ellmers Image (AUS)
    23 Fame Assured (AUS)
    24 Franco Landry (AUS)
    25 Gran Chico
    26 Harjeet (AUS)
    27 Henry Hubert
    28 Ignatius (AUS)
    29 Jack Farthing (AUS)
    30 Joes Star Of Mia (AUS)
    31 Mach Shard
    32 Millwood Maizie (AUS)
    33 My Kiwi Mate (AUS)
    34 Nandolo
    35 On The Cards
    36 Our Uncle Sam (AUS)
    37 Revolver
    38 Sagwitch
    39 San Carlo (AUS)
    40 Self Assured
    41 Sheriff
    42 Sicario
    43 Smokin By
    44 Solid Gold
    45 Somebeachshadow (AUS)
    46 Spankem
    47 Star Galleria
    48 Tennyson Bromac (AUS)
    49 The Bus (AUS)
    50 The Devils Own
    51 The Moonshadow
    52 Thefixer
    53 Triple Eight
    54 Ultimate Sniper
    55 Wrappers Delight (AUS)

    IRT Inter Dominion Nominations – Trotting
    IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
    RATINGS/RANKINGS TO BE RELEASED WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 2 2019

    1. Amaretto Sun
    2. BD Love
    3. Big Jack Hammer (AUS)
    4. Bonnie Highlander
    5. Bordeaux
    6. C K Spur
    7. Charlemagne
    8. Credit Master
    9. Dark Horse
    10. Destiny Jones
    11. Didjabringthebeers
    12. Enghien
    13. Forget The Price Tag
    14. Fratellino (AUS)
    15. Galleons Victory
    16. Gershwin
    17. Great Things Happen
    18. Habibi Inta
    19. Harriet Of Mot
    20. Heavyweight Hero
    21. Hey Yo
    22. Kenny’s Dream
    23. King Cassidy
    24. Kyvalley Blur (AUS)
    25. Le Lievre’s Gift
    26. Lemond
    27. Lily Stride (AUS)
    28. Lone Star Lad
    29. Lovey Dovey Moment
    30. Luby Lou
    31. Majestic Hurricane
    32. Majestic Man
    33. Maori Law (AUS)
    34. Marcoola
    35. Massive Metro
    36. Matua Tana
    37. McLovin (AUS)
    38. Monbet
    39. Monty Python
    40. Mr Good And Evil
    41. Oscar Bonavena
    42. Paramount King
    43. Phoebe Imperial
    44. Pres The Belle
    45. Ronald J
    46. Ruthless Kayla
    47. Sassy Pants (AUS)
    48. Save Our Pennys (AUS)
    49. Sertorius
    50. Sugar Cane
    51. Sundees Son
    52. Sundons Wish
    53. Sunny Glenis
    54. Temporale
    55. The Dominator
    56. The Hulk
    57. Theodosia
    58. Tickle Me Pink
    59. Tough Monarch (AUS)
    60. Valloria
    61. Valmagne
    62. War Machine
    63. Westy Boyz
    64. Winterfell
    65. Woodstone
    66. Zsa Zoe

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