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    Blake and Grace give Harmey a lift
    TRAINER Clayton Harmey concedes the past 12 months have not been his most successful year in harness racing. But he is marking his scoresheet a little harshly because during the 2021 season he still trained 74 winners from 400 starters and had a number of starters in Group 1... Read more
    Blake the man to follow at Newcastle
    IF you are looking for a push in the right direction at this afternoon’s Newcastle meeting when I comes to finding winners it is hard to go past in-form young driver Blake Hughes. Born and raised in the Hunter, Hughes is entering his fifth season of competitive driving and... Read more
    21 years in between drinks as Harmey strikes Gold
    HUNTER Valley trainer Clayton Harmey won the inaugural running of the Gold Nugget race at Tamworth in 2001 . . . as a reinsman. On that occasion Harmey scored with the Allan Beresford-trained Tight Fit. Fast-forward to 2022 and Harmey won the $10,000 Pub Group Gold Nugget race with... Read more
    Blake up for a busy night at Newcastle
    IT LOOMS as an exciting time for harness racing in New South Wales on the eve of the prestigious Inter Dominion series for the pacers and trotters. The series returns to this state for the first time in more than five years, last run at Tabcorp Park Menangle in... Read more
    Hughes makes it a double for Missen
    TAMWORTH trainer Tony Missen and young reinsman Blake Hughes, who accepted the drives for the stable, made an impressive combination at last week’s Narrabri Carnival of Cups meeting in taking out two of the feature races on the program. The duo had success with Hand Writer and I’m So... Read more
    Blake’s star still ‘Rising’
    Top two ready for another Newcastle duel
    AS THE season draws to a close, two of the state’s most prominent trainers, Clayton Harmey and Roy Roots Jnr have been dominant in Hunter Valley harness racing. Both trainers sit high on the New South Wales trainers’ premierships with Harmey in second spot having recorded 126 winners while... Read more
    Blake’s milestone to remember
    THE 2019-20 season will go down as the coming of age for some of the state’s most promising young drivers. Firstly, last month, it was Tom Ison who achieved the significant milestone of driving 100 winners in a season. He was joined last Friday night by another Hunter Valley... Read more
    100 wins up before his 18th!
    YOUNG Cessnock reinsman Blake Hughes brought up his 100th career win in the gig last Thursday at Tamworth. Amazingly, Hughes is still short of his 18th birthday and is in just his second season of driving. So, to achieve the amazing milestone so early in his career, when he... Read more
    Hughes-Ison ready for another battle royale
    FRESH from a haul of five winners at Tamworth yesterday afternoon, Blake Hughes is ready for another ‘battle royale’ at Newcastle this afternoon. Hughes and Tom Ison have been having some great tussles in recent weeks and Ison will be out for revenge today after he landed just the... Read more
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