• garrards 2020
  • Racing Tips
    He’s proving a ‘Jack’ of all trainers
    IF he hadn’t already put his name on the map when he lived in Newcastle, talented young reinsman Jack Callaghan certainly has etched his name into the minds of trainers and punters alike over the past 12 months. Callaghan is fast becoming one of the “go-to” junior reinsmen in... Read more
    Jimmy’s ready for a busy night
    JIM Douglass has made a worthwhile career out of harness racing and his easy-going personality, matched with a strong work ethic, makes him a popular choice when trainers are looking for a freelance driver. He may not have the profile of Luke McCarthy or Robbie Morris, yet Douglass gets... Read more
    Trainers queuing up to book Morris
    ROBBIE Morris rarely passes up an opportunity to travel to regional areas to drive for trainers who opt to put him on their horses. Last Sunday, despite his wife KerryAnn not having any horses engaged, Morris made the long trek to Tamworth after prominent Hunter Valley trainer Roy Roots... Read more
    Blake hoping for some fireworks to end the year
    CHAMPION horseman Blake Fitzpatrick would have to rate 2020 as a successful year as the winners have continued to flow. Now the Cawdor trainer-driver will be hoping to end the year on a high note at Penrith tonight. Fitzpatrick will be looking to add to his already-impressive season tally... Read more
    Grima’s watching and learning from the best
    SEATON Grima is a young reinsman on the rise. The 17-year-old is enjoying his lifestyle, dividing his time between his passion for harness racing and his apprenticeship as a cabinet maker in Penrith, where he is in his third year. Grima is a graduate of the mini trotting movement,... Read more
    Callaghan keeps the team on track
    THE powerful Craig Cross stable is set for a busy time over the next few months as they prepare to contest feature harness races right along Australia’s eastern seaboard. This Saturday night the team is at Albion Park in Queensland where they have four horses contesting the $175,000 TAB... Read more
    Hewitt holds the key to BC heats
    TWO further heats of the Regional Series of the NSW Breeders Challenge are being held at Penrith tonight and despite it being a disruptive year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the state-bred feature races have held up strongly. Normally the series would have been run and won months ago... Read more
    Quiet achiever to make some noise at Penrith
    BLAKE Fitzpatrick has grown up privileged to be part of a talented family of horsemen who have scaled lofty heights in the sport. His father Paul has won multiple Group races, mainly with younger horses, while Blake has consistently trained a healthy number of winners over the past eight... Read more
    G-Mac looking to strike at Penrith
    GLENN McElhinney has been highly regarded as one of the best freelance drivers in the Sydney region for more than four decades and is still very popular with trainers. The colourful character kicked off his career 43 years ago, driving his first winner, the aptly-named Love A Dollar at... Read more
    Grimson aiming up for another Group One
    HE already knows what Group One success tastes like but Menangle trainer Jason Grimson will get another bite of the cherry this Saturday night when he contests the $125,000 NSW Breeders Challenge for the three-year-old colts and geldings with his smart youngster, Our Money Rocks. In March, 2016, the then... Read more
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