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  • Racing Tips
    Get ‘set’ for some big wins at MM Carnival
    PUNTERS who love their harness racing will be the big winners – particularly at the ‘premium’ meetings as the Miracle Mile carnival begins to hot up at Tabcorp Park Menangle. That’s because punters betting on New South Wales meetings have, from this month, been given the go-ahead to get... Read more
    Hurricane alert for Menangle

    Hurricane alert for Menangle

    February 15, 2020

    FORMER Swedish Monte rider Kima Frenning admits she has been taking a lot more notice of how races are run at Menangle in the past couple of weeks. Frenning hits town tonight and will be hoping to earn a spot in next weekend’s $200,000 Chariots Of Fire for four-year-olds... Read more
    He has time on his side

    He has time on his side

    January 25, 2020

    HE hasn’t lost a race since he landed in this country. And he’s currently listed as a $10 shot for next month’s $200,000 Chariots Of Fire. Yet star four-year-old Balraj (pictured above) could firm dramatically for that race when he goes around at Menangle tonight and cracks the magical... Read more
    Morris ready for this ‘Occasion’
    FIVE trials without any race starts would normally ring a few alarm bells for punters. Yet gun reinsman Robbie Morris has assured me there has been nothing amiss with three-year-old filly Foralloccasions, who will have her first race start for eight months at Menangle tomorrow. The daughter of Bettors... Read more
    Good horses coming through the gates
    HE is better known for piloting the fastest pacer in the Southern Hemisphere, My Field Marshal. Yet Anthony Butt is winning more than his share of the ‘bread and butter’ races at Tabcorp Park Menangle as well and heads there this afternoon with several outstanding chances. The former Kiwi... Read more
    Randos hold the key to success
    HOLIDAYS and postponements will be put aside at Tabcorp Park Menangle today as some of Sydney’s major harness racing stables swing into action. The Tuesday meetings are the perfect opportunity for trainers with square-gaiters in their teams to pick up some expenses. And the opening two races see two... Read more
    Champion horseman ready to dominate
    HE has driven some champion pacers . . . and won feature races the length and breadth of this country. Yet ace reinsman Luke McCarthy is set for a day to savor when he heads for Tabcorp Park Menangle this afternoon. McCarthy was originally set to drive an incredible six... Read more
    A BIT OF LOCAL KNOWLEDGE IS ENOUGH FOR MACDONALD
    STAR Kiwi reinsmen Dexter Dunn and Mark Purdon scored wins, but in the end local knowledge made the difference as Canadian reinsman James MacDonald took out the World Driving Championship in Canada. Australia’s representative, Queenslander Shane Graham finished eighth alongside Austrian reinsman Gerhard Mayr after failing to land a... Read more
    TODD TAKES THE HONOURS WITH A TREBLE
    REINSMAN Todd McCarthy dominated with three winners, including a victory in the Group Three feature race at Saturday’s Tabcorp @ Club Menangle meeting. McCarthy won the opener with Lord Zin Zan ($8.40) who displayed a welcome return to form for Todd’s father John who trains the five-year-old. Recording his... Read more
    IT’S A MARQUEE NIGHT FOR TANYIA
    THROUGHOUT the ages there are three golden rules to remember. Firstly, always play at least two spinners in India, three if at all possible. Secondly, when playing rugby league, if you win the toss always run with the wind at your back. You never know if it will die... Read more
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