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    Back at the top of his game

    September 16, 2020

    IT WAS a very satisfied Steve Turnbull who left Parkes Paceway on Sunday afternoon following one of his most successful days at the track for some time. The champion horseman has won more Parkes premierships than most and in late 2014 trained a career-best seven winners on the one... Read more
    Master horseman loves this time of year
    MARK Hewitt is a trainer who loves this time of year when the feature races for juveniles roll around. The Grenfell-based horseman is recognised as an accomplished mentor of young pacers and his strike rate over many years speaks for itself. At the opening of Club Menangle in 2008,... Read more
    Kash is the real hero in a ‘Gem’ of a night
    GEMMA Hewitt probably lost count of the number of times she said ‘goodbye’ to four-year-old gelding Kash Us Back. Frankly, the vet treating Gemma’s pacer told her there was little, if any, chance that this pacer would even survive . . . let alone race. And actually winning a... Read more
    Gemma ready to make her mark ON the track
    THE late Tom Hewitt caught the harness racing bug from his father Harold . . . but he took the family’s involvement to another level. He and wife Angela raised their four children on the family property “Karamia” at Lost River near Crookwell, but they could not have imagined... Read more
    This ‘journo’ has found a happy home in Bathurst
    WHEN Amy Rees made the decision to relocate to New South Wales from her native Queensland, she probably didn’t really know where that journey would take her. Her partner John O’Shea had spent time in the Sunshine State but was keen to return home to Bathurst . . .... Read more
    Stable foreman stepping up to the mark
    BEING one of the youngest in a dynasty of harness racing royalty must be very challenging. Yet the charismatic Mitch Turnbull seems to take it all in his stride. At a very young age his father Steve branched away from his famous dad, A. D. (Tony) Turnbull to go... Read more
    This time Erika had some tricks up her sleeve
    WHEN you’re driving a pacer that carries the stable nickname of ‘Houdini’, it’s almost a given that he’ll have a few tricks up his sleeve. And any confidence that he might be ready to give you his best is probably put on hold when he draws gate one and... Read more
    This one’s extra special for Mat
    BATHURST horseman Mat Rue has been associated with many top horses in his career and has been fortunate to have won a lot of feature races over that time, including the 2013 Miracle Mile aboard Baby Bling. But like most horsemen, there is always that special one that pulls... 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
    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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