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19 July 2018
The Prince Of The Paceway
Talent comes in many forms. And in many shapes and sizes. But for Luke McCarthy, as a kid growing up in Bathurst, all he wanted to do was horses, or harness racing to be more precise. He would shadow his father John with the family horses, always keen and eager to learn as much as possible. The young...
19 July 2018
The Driver's Seat: UBET Blacks A Fake Special
It's the big one that we've all been waiting for! The Group 1 UBET Blacks A Fake Queensland Championship this Saturday at Albion Park Harness Racing Club is set to be an absolute ripper! Jason Bonnington and Darren Clayton take a look at the main race and give us their thoughts on who will claim...
19 July 2018
Record prizemoney boost for Gold Crown Carnival
THE iconic Bathurst Gold Crown Carnival will carry record prizemoney amount in 2019 which will see all four major races elevated to Group 1 status. Announced this week by Bathurst Harness Racing Club President Wayne Barker, the Gold Crown, Gold Tiara, Gold Chalice and Gold Bracelet will all carry prizemoney...
19 July 2018
Blacks A Fake dream still in Tact for lucky owner
A win on the punt and a quick scroll through social media started a chain reaction that would lead Steve Salter, part-owner of dual Group 1 winner Tact Tate, from Victoria to Brisbane this weekend. A masterful drive by Amanda Turnbull helped Tact Tate complete a long-awaited comeback to the winners’...
19 July 2018
Thanks for the memories
Friday 27th July at Gloucester Park sees the 24th running of the John Higgins Memorial. The race recognises former WA Trotting Association President John Higgins who tragically died in a motor vehicle accident in 1994 and was posthumously acknowledged with a James Brennan Award for his service to harness...
19 July 2018
WA Trotting Media Guild Friday's Thoughts 20th July
Chicago Bull, the State’s best pacer, looms as a good thing at Gloucester Park on Friday night but he’ll be at very skinny odds again. Members of the WA Trotting Media Guild have all put the “Little Bull” on top but only two have made him their best bet at the meeting. Longshot...
19 July 2018
Our Angel of Harlem Back on Track
New Zealand-bred filly Our Angel of Harlem shows promise of developing into an outstanding performer and she has bright prospects of overcoming the outside barrier (No. 9) on the front line and winning the Garrards Horse And Hound Pace for three-year-old fillies at Gloucester Park on Friday night. The...
19 July 2018
Talkerup Ready to Fire
Talkerup revealed a sparkling turn of speed in a smart trial over 2185m at Pinjarra on Sunday morning and she looks hard to beat on her return to racing in the Garrards Horse And Hound One Stop Shop Mares Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Talkerup, a New Zealand-bred five-year-old trained at Serpentine...
19 July 2018
Hall Seeks a Cup Record
Champion reinsman Gary Hall Jnr has received an unexpected opportunity to win the Garrards Horse And Hound BOTRA Cup for a record fifth time when he drives The Bucket List, the sole backmarker off 50 metres in the 2503m feature event at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Trainer Michael Brennan engaged...
19 July 2018
Australasian record to Ignatius
STAR Tasmania pacer Ignatius has set another track record and this time it was at least an Australasian best for a three-year-old. Ignatius led throughout to win a heat of the Australasian Breeders Crown series at Menangle on Tuesday with his mile rate of 1.53.5 over the 2300-metre trip shattering the...
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