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    Honouree Stakes are in his sights
    THE Gold Tiara and Gold Bracelet are the only feature races on the Bathurst Carnival’s program that have eluded Ellalong horseman Michael Formosa. So, it is no surprise that he has been named the 2022 Gold Crown Honouree. Formosa has supported the carnival for the past two decades and... Read more
    Chris still has that magic touch
    PERTHVILLE trainer Chris Frisby has a reputation for being able to pick out the qualities in a yearling. Of course, his greatest claim to fame in that regard was when he chose Our Uncle Sam at a Bathurst yearling sale, a youngster that many other buyers chose to overlook.... Read more
    Menangle, Bathurst ready to steal the spotlight
    IT is heading towards that time of year when harness racing in New South Wales is in the spotlight. Tabcorp Park Menangle will come alive on February 19 when the Carnival of Miracles gets underway with the $250,000 Chariots of Fire the headline event. Several classic races will be... Read more
    He’s happy to wear the ‘Crown’ at Bathurst
    IT’S fair to assume that Menangle Park-based horseman Jack Trainor rates Bathurst’s Gold Crown Paceway as one of his favourite tracks. Fresh from training a winning treble at the venue last Wednesday evening, Trainor heads back to Bathurst tonight with three runners, two of which will vie for favouritism... Read more
    Previewing Round 2 of the Inter Dominion at Bathurst
    RACE ONE: Unplaced only twice in his 11 starts, talented 3yo HEZ DUSTY (2) looks the one to beat in the first of four G3 events set aside for the NSWBC Western Region Final’s. Prepared by Brad Hewitt, who will also take the reins, the For A Reason gelding... Read more
    Family and friends rally after driver’s horror fall
     WHEN things get a bit tough for a participant in harness racing, people rally around them with an outpouring of support. That’s just how it is in the sport with each looking out for one another. And that has certainly been the case at Bathurst after popular hobby trainer-driver... Read more
    Eight out of 10 makes for a busy night
    AMANDA Turnbull has become accustomed to having busy nights wherever she races. Yet, tonight at Bathurst, the star driver will be really on the hop when she takes the reins behind eight horses on the 10-race program. Of those she is driving, six of them are short-priced favourites so... Read more
    Phoebe ‘bets’ Hursty’s horses can fire
    FROM the time she gained her license a little over two years ago, young Bathurst driver Phoebe Betts has found herself in much demand. Phoebe was born into the sport, with both her parents coming from a harness racing background, so it was no surprise the 18-year-old was hooked... Read more
    Well-placed kick puts Mat in the hot seat
    THERE is no doubt that Bathurst trainer Greg Rue can spot a horse with potential. Rue, who only trains a small team of pacers at the Bathurst Showground, is currently enjoying a great run with the gelding Best Beau that he purchased earlier this year. Prior to that his... Read more
    Four favourites prove the champ’s at the top of her game
    AMANDA Turnbull again showed why she is always at the top of her game when the champion trainer-driver landed the quinella in the Western District Oaks at Parkes last Friday night. Turnbull controlled the race from the outset of the 2040 metre trip with new addition to her talented... Read more
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