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18 March 2019
Ryley Major top of the tree for Hillier
“Ryley Major is by far the best horse I’ve ever trained,” declared Beauty Point trainer-driver Rohan Hillier. “That’s nothing new, I’ve been saying that since day one, his mum Shez Ryleymak was a star for us and this bloke would pick her up and tow her.” Ryley...
15 March 2019
Trainer tastes first win in 18 years amid "damn good" Birchip Cup day
For Jeff Connelly, training standardbreds is an escape from the battles of life on the farm. It's something to look forward to when the times are tough and a distraction from the day-to-day grind. And given that the sport is only a hobby, it's no surprise the 70-year-old has long periods without success....
15 March 2019
Locals to claim Australian Pacing Gold runner as their own
TASMANIANS will be keen to claim Max Delight as one of their own, or at the very least acknowledge his local connection, on Sunday night. Although prepared in Victoria, the David Aiken-trained youngster is owned on the Apple Isle by Michael Maxfield, who purchased the son of Bettors Delight at the Australian...
15 March 2019
Patrick primed for APG Sales Classic
EXCITING youngster Patrickthepiranha doesn’t have to look far for his biggest threat in tonight’s APG Sales Classic at Gloucester Park. A $2.40 favourite for trainer Colin Brown, Patrickthepiranha is looking to return to the winners’ circle after having his streak broken at his previous...
14 March 2019
Vale Arthur Austin
A trots owner, trainer or driver for 69 years, Arthur Austin passed away on Saturday at age 90. He gained his driver's licence at age 21 years in 1950 and Arthur's family says his highlights came "whenever his horses raced". All horses that he raced were bred, broken in and shod by...
14 March 2019
No love lost for Gath despite Charlton Cup-bound trotter's "shocker"
Andy Gath is hoping promising trotter McLovin can bounce back from his first defeat in Australia last week and use Saturday night’s North West Ag Services 2019 Charlton Trotters Cup as a springboard to the top. Gath said McLovin, who has drawn the pole in the Group 3 race over 2760m, run in the...
14 March 2019
Tasmanian Harness Highlights – Thursday, 14 March
Tasmanian harness racing’s premier night will take place at TAB Park Elwick in Hobart on Saturday night with the Group 2 Triple M Tasmania Pacing Cup, Group 3 TAB Tasmanian Derby, Group 3 TAB Tasmanian Oaks, the state's premier mares' race, the George Johnson, and the inaugural Tasmanian...
14 March 2019
A big night for Steve
LEGEND is an overused word in sport but when the evergreen Steve Turnbull turns out five winners on one night before Bathurst’s big carnival the crowd were yelling out for more. The Inter Dominion-winning reinsman won two himself and while his children Amanda and Mitch drove the otehr three to...
14 March 2019
Ros Rolfe eyes career best in Franks' Boort Cup tilt
Ros Rolfe had planned on giving her stable star Franks Very Much a well-deserved break after his down-the-track finish in last month’s group 3 Echuca Pacing Cup. But the son of Grinfromeartoear had other ideas. "We thought we'd give him a bit of a spell, but he just stood at the gate calling...
14 March 2019
Siblings give Bathurst sale a boost
THE 2018/19 racing season is now in full swing and yearlings catalogued for the upcoming Bathurst Gold Crown Yearling Sale were huge beneficiaries through the deeds of their winning siblings and exceptional sires. Siblings to several recent winners are set to be offered at Bathurst, including a half-sister...
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