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26 February 2024
SA Trots - Brookyinthepaddock loving life on the track
The name says it all for Brookyinthepaddock, a narrow but impressive winner at Globe Derby Park on Saturday. Trainer-driver Ryan Hryhorec, from Reeves Plains, said the now seven-year-old has been purchased out of a paddock in the mid-north as an unraced five-year-old. “One of my good ownership...
26 February 2024
Queensland Harness Racing Wrap - February 26
Catch up on the week's harness racing action in our weekly review, thanks to Darren Clayton. THE GOOD Saturday night proved to be successful across two states for owner Jeroen Nieuwenburg with a win at Albion Park and a second at Melton. The Albion Park win came courtesy of the five-year-old mare...
26 February 2024
Spurr's Draft Led by Shoobees Place Progeny
Wagin breeder Kevin Spurr will offer 10 yearlings, his biggest sale’s draft, at the APG Perth Yearling Sale on March 3, spearheaded by two outstanding youngsters by highly underrated sire Shoobees Place. Shoobees Place has 54 winners from 134 foals of racing age in Australia, with earnings of more...
26 February 2024
Hold Tight! Steve Johnson's draft IS special
Renowned Serpentine breeder Steve Johnson showed astute judgement when he bought the broodmare Hold Tight at an Alabar Bloodstock mixed sale about 30 years ago to be his foundation mare. “She was passed in the sale. I bought her after the sale and she’s turned out to be a great investment,”...
26 February 2024
Ross beats health scare and brings home a winner
Workhorse Victorian harness racing reinsman Ross Payne reckons he’s the best he’s felt in 30 years after a brush with death two months ago. And it didn’t take the former Kiwi long to get back into the winner’s circle.
26 February 2024
Bonus for owners as Harry lands another Aurora Australis crown
Just Believe’s epic Australian Trotting Grand Prix triumph capped a two-month domination of Victoria’s trotting features and secured him a second-straight Aurora Australis victory.
26 February 2024
The Price Is Right For Menangle
LEAP To Fame won't be the only serious Queensland flavour at Menangle in the coming weeks. Trainer Shannon Price confirmed her stable star Speak The Truth was Menangle-bound after a sparkling racetrack return at Albion Park last Saturday night. Five-year-old Speak The Truth will join younger stablemate...
26 February 2024
Dreaming Of A Chariots Win
EVERYTHING is falling into place for young Kiwi star Don't Stop Dreaming heading into Saturday's $250,000 Group 1 Chariots Of Fire at Menangle. Four terrific Aussies run this trip, and an ideal draw clearly marks the Mark and Nathan Purdon-trained Don't Stop Dreaming the horse to beat in...
26 February 2024
Ultimate Vinnie on track for Tasmania Cup after heat win
Ultimate Vinnie ($2.50) did the right thing by favourite punters when scoring in the second heat of the Group 1 Ladbrokes Tasmania Cup (2579m) in Hobart on Sunday night. The six-year-old gelded son of Alta Christiano paced away for a couple of strides before galloping soon after the standing start was...
26 February 2024
Gloucester Park Review Friday 23 February 2024
Pinny Tiger set for Pinjarra Cup Pinny Tiger gave further proof that he is one of WA’s best pacers when he strolled to an effortless victory in the $23,000 HTA Rent A Gen Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Trainer and part-owner Michael Brennan was delighted with the ease in which the Victorian-bred...
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