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18 October 2019
Ratings Based Handicapping System Update
Following on from the Ratings Based Handicapping Update provided to the industry on 20 August 2019, Harness Racing Australia (HRA) can now provide additional statistical data to cover the first three months of operation since ratings were implementation on 1 July 2019. The data comparatives through to...
18 October 2019
Hesashark hungry for a win
ASTUTE horseman Dale Afford is unsure how to rate Hesashark’s chances ahead of Saturday night’s Port Pirie meeting. While he is happy with Hesashark’s condition, Afford stated it is difficult to know how the three-year-old will handle racing against season-hardened rivals. “I’m...
18 October 2019
Bon and Blake look at Melton and Maryborough in Grand Circuit pod
It's a monster weekend of racing wherever you look and the trots form a large part of that in the next 72 hours. Jason Bonnington and Blake Redden go over the Tabcorp Park Melton card with a fine-tooth comb before turning their attention to the Maryborough Cup on Sunday.
18 October 2019
Craig Rail's Black Book swells as trialists impress
Five more have gone into my trials Black Book after Park Life, Holstein, Blue Corman, Ajay Breezy Rose and Nota Replica all produced eye-catchers during the week. As usual my full list of Black Book horses to follow can be found beneath the report.
18 October 2019
Purdon team looking to take a stand at Addington
The only real Achilles heel of New Zealand’s most powerful stable could prove to be the sore point for punters at Addington tonight. Because if there has been any one weakness for the all-conquering Mark Purdon-Natalie Rasmussen stable in the last decade it has occasionally been standing start...
18 October 2019
iForm best bets
iForm has taken a look meetings across New South Wales this weekend and found some best bets. iForm provides a preview for race meetings covered by the TAB in the state with a speedmap, individual assessments and comments. Wagga Friday Best Bet R9-N3 Lucky Unlucky Value Bet R8-N2 Our Stella Rose Bankstown...
18 October 2019
HRA Statement following ABC 7:30 Program
The harness racing industry is shaken by the lack of control over slaughter processes exposed by ABC 7:30 last night. Despite owners having the legal right to send a horse to slaughter, the harness racing industry seeks to work with Government to identify changes in laws and regulations that may be needed...
17 October 2019
HRA's Response to Questions from ABC 7.30
Ms Amy Donaldson Producer ABC 7:30 Via email…… Dear Amy, Thank’s for the opportunity to respond to your questions regarding the harness racing commitment to equine health and welfare for your upcoming story. Harness Racing Australia (HRA) has for years been focussed on improving the...
17 October 2019
HRV 2019 Annual Report tabled in Victorian Parliament
Following the tabling of the Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) 2019 Annual Report in state parliament today, HRV Chairman Dale Monteith has issued the below statement:
17 October 2019
Sugars ready to crack Maryborough Gold Cup code
There aren't many country crowns missing from Greg Sugars' cabinet but a Maryborough Gold Cup is among the few and the talented reinsman is well placed to rectify that this Sunday. The Bendigo, Boort, Cobram, Echuca, Geelong, Hamilton, Kilmore, Mildura, Shepparton, St Arnaud, Stawell, Terang, Wangaratta,...
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