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21 April 2019
Franco Tristan earns Easter Cup trophy
Legendary trainer-driver Gavin Lang last night returned to Bacchus March with the $75,000 Group 2 Dakin Refrigeration Easter Cup safely in his keeping after Franco Tristan staved off strong challenges from Scooterwillrev and Ryley Major in a desperately fought out three-way finish. Franco Tristan (pictured),...
18 April 2019
Important Notice - 2019 Race Dates and Venues
2019 Race Dates and Venues Please be advised there have been amendments to race dates and venues for Harness Racing in South Australia for May 2019: Below is the revised calendar for May: Friday 3rd May – Port Pirie (unchanged) Saturday 4th May – this meeting has been transferred to Strathalbyn...
18 April 2019
Drink leads to Hanover, winning streak and a crack at the Vic Oaks
Paul Lewis admits it was a bit of an impulse buy when he and his two brothers snapped up a tiny Well Said filly at the 2017 Australian Pacing Gold sales in Sydney. But the $16,000 price tag has already proven a bargain for connections, who have enjoyed a great early ride with the Matthew Craven-trained...
17 April 2019
Alison Alford talks Good Friday Appeal and a special horse on the Tooth Be Told podcast
Rattling tins will be warmly welcomed this Good Friday by Victorian harness racing’s Alford family, with mum Alison heaping praise on the “brilliant” beneficiary, the Royal Children’s Hospital. Speaking to Paul Campbell for the latest Tooth Be Told podcast, Alison said she and...
17 April 2019
Tasmanian Harness Highlights – Wednesday, 17 April
Easter Cup heat night once again had plenty of action on and off the track in Launceston on Friday. A power issue off track caused a lengthy delay with credit to the Office of Racing Integrity stewards and participants for ensuring the meeting was able to proceed after a 90-minute delay. On the track,...
16 April 2019
Five-figure bets find a return in this week's Big Bets
Some big plonks on short prices lobbed in this week's Big Bets, including a succession of five-figure plays. They headline the bets of note from the last seven days of harness racing in Victoria.
16 April 2019
Greg Sugars says Vic Oaks hopefuls will have to be at top of game to qualify
A ticket to the big dance won't come easy for the fine crop of fillies who will step out in Saturday night's third Lazarus Victoria Oaks heat. The random draw has coupled Victorian two-year-old filly of the year Kualoa with fancied Arabella Star and Tangoingwithsierra, who drew gates one and two respectively...
16 April 2019
Ken Rogers gets his bookends and then some
POPULAR reinsman Ken Rogers continues to enjoy the crest of a wave. Driving in sensational touch, Rogers captured four of the seven races at Victor Harbor today to complete his second quartet in as many weeks. A fortnight ago Rogers made four trips to the winners’ circle at Globe Derby. “It...
15 April 2019
Reils among the Melton triumphants who "just keep getting better"
The smiles were wide on the Tabcorp Park straight on Friday night when some of the state's leading drivers were genuinely chuffed with the exploits of their pacers and trotters. Among that number was Kate Gath, who drove a winning double to kick-start the night, saluting first with Beau and AJ Tindale's...
14 April 2019
Australian Pacing Gold purchase claims another Group event
AUSTRALIAN Pacing Gold purchase First String added another feature to his collection when triumphant at Albion Park last night. Winner of last season’s Group One Qbred Triad Final, First String returned to successfully defend his title for trainer Craig Cross. Pleased with the three-year-old’s...
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