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Queensland harness Drivers please note the inclusion of new Local Rule 13A (5) effective 10 February: "The driver of a horse in a race at a meeting must not dress in colours or clothing that displays branding, logos or third party names without the prior written approval of the Racing Queensland...
Effective April 1 the divided conditioned field selection method used each Thursday will cease. Whilst some benefits were realized under the divided conditions including a 10% reduction in odds on favourites, these conditions were not well supported by owners and trainers. Often attracting low nominations,...
Harness Racing Australia (HRA) is pleased to advise that at its recent meeting, the HRA Executive accepted a recommendation from the Feature Race Committee to approve Grand Circuit status to the Queensland harness racing industry’s flagship race, the Blacks A Fake. This status, with immediate effect,...
The 2017 Pinjarra Pacing Cup Sponsorship Raffle was drawn at the Pinjarra Paceway on Sunday evening; Glamping Co are the proud winners of naming rights to the $50,000 Glamping Co Pinjarra Pacing Cup, to be run on Monday 6th March. Glamping Co are creators of luxury bohemian style accommodation for weddings,...
The Executive of Harness Racing Australia (HRA) considered reaction to the decision to ban the use of whips in racing at its meeting in Melbourne last Friday. “There has been a great deal of positive reaction to the ban since the announcement was made in December”, HRA Chairman, Mr Geoff...
Following a number of concerns raised by Members and subsequent analysis, Harness Racing Australia (HRA) has been tasked with the project of a reviewing the current ‘Class Based Handicapping System’ and its alternatives. The commonly agreed programming philosophies – and measures of...
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Trainers are advised that a Standing Start trial restricted to 2YO Trotters only will be run at the following venues in February. Sunday 5 February – Maryborough Sunday 12 February – Bendigo Monday 20 February – Tabcorp Park Melton Sunday 26 February – Maryborough
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