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8 March 2021
Opportunity knocks at Bathurst
YEARLING sales in all States and countries give prospective owners the opportunity to purchase a life changing horse. However, when the door of opportunity is open we do need to step right in and make the most of those opportunities. On March 19, 2017 a huge opportunity presented itself at the Annual...
8 March 2021
Unknown Son claims Group 3 Jim McNeil Memorial Trotting Championship
Catch up on the week’s harness racing action in our weekly review, thanks to Darren Clayton. THE GOOD The trotting gait in Queensland continues to go from strength to strength. However, the square gaiter may not even be in existence in Queensland were it not for the foresight and generosity of...
8 March 2021
February a red-letter month for Aldebaran Park on and off the race track
We had three Group successes at Melton highlighted by the spectacular wins of comeback hero Tornado Valley NZ (by SKYVALLEY) in the Group 1 Great Southern Star. The gelding hoisted a new track record and a fresh lifetime mark of 1:53.1 for 1720 metres winning the $50,000 elimination, then two hours later,...
8 March 2021
Country Cups: A defining day as Kate's trotter makes it four
Well Defined has taken a stranglehold on the Maori's Idol Trotting Championship after an extraordinary fourth Cup win during yesterday's super Sunday of country cups racing. The Kate Hargreaves-trained trotter added the Wangaratta title to wins at Boort, Terang and Ararat, which - in addition to a second...
8 March 2021
The Hot Seat: What's in store for the King?
The story of this Miracle Mile is more about what lies ahead rather than King Of Swing's win itself. Yes it’s a mighty effort to become the seventh horse to win successive Miracle Miles, but, in retrospect, King Of Swing was a class above his rivals with Lochinvar Art sidelined. He won accordingly....
8 March 2021
Gloucester Park Review Friday 6th March 2021
Record run by Lavra Joe It will take a super three-year-old to beat Lavra Joe in the Sky Channel WA Derby on April 30. That was the message issued by the champion colt when he produced yet another superb performance to score an effortless victory in the $40,000 Caduceus Club Classic at Gloucester Park...
8 March 2021
Triple Eight on track for Saturday's Group 2 Tasmania Cup
He has raced at the top level for most of his career on both sides of the Tasman, but the Jess Tubbs-trained Triple Eight stamped himself as a main player in Saturday night’s Group 2 Tasmania Cup after an impressive heat win on Sunday in Hobart. Off his 30-metre handicap, the $1.28 favourite stepped...
7 March 2021
Hurricane Kiwi delivers satisfying win for Aylett
Many people left Burnie very happy on Friday night, none more so than Spreyton trainer-driver Chris Aylett, who scored with Hurricane Kiwi in the second heat of the Allen Williams Memorial. Aylett not only trained and drove the Hurricane Kingcole gelding to victory but he also owns and bred the horse...
7 March 2021
Thomson Bay's Country Cup Success Continues
Thomson Bay continued his Great Southern cup success on Saturday night, with his impressive win in the 2021 MCC Contractors Denmark Cup. The Reeves trained pacer started from barrier seven on Saturday and after facing the breeze for the last lap and a half, proved to be too strong for his Denmark Cup...
7 March 2021
Noel Smith Memorial: A minute with Jodi Quinlan
Jodi Quinlan returns to Horsham on Monday afternoon, looking to snare her second Decron Horse Care Noel Smith Memorial Invitation Drivers Championship. Quinlan took out the title in 2005 and has fond memories of back-to-back Horsham Pacing Cup victories with Christian Melody (2010) and Glenferrie Alexis...
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