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28 October 2021
Trots Centre: Manning family dreams of elusive Redwood win
For all the trophies in the Peter and Kerryn Manning households, the one showing success in Maryborough's famed feature for the two-year-old squaregaiters is nowhere to be seen. But the Aldebaran Park Redwood Classic, possibly one of the hardest events to win on the Victorian harness racing calendar,...
28 October 2021
Ed Dewar made a Life Member of Gloucester Park
As a six-year-old living in post WWII East Perth Ed Dewar discovered that he was allergic to horses when he visited the stable of trotting trainer Frank Harrold near Gloucester Park. Some years later he began attending Gloucester Park while still a student on his path to becoming a doctor. Dr Dewar first...
28 October 2021
FY21 HRV Annual Report tabled in Parliament
On behalf of Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) we are pleased to advise the 2020-21 HRV Annual Report has today been tabled in Victorian Parliament and can be viewed online by clicking here FY21 was another difficult year for several reasons as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to challenge us all in different...
28 October 2021
Burning Questions: Stu debuts to tackle Melton and Maryborough
Stuart McDonald made a cracking debut on Burning Questions, with the Kiwi-born reinsman joining panel regulars Nikkita Ross, Andy Gath and Tim O'Connor for a bumper two-meeting edition of the show. The quartet tackled three big questions arising at Melton on Saturday night... Who finds the top in the...
28 October 2021
Trots Centre: Major opportunity knocks in Swan Hill Cup
Having reeled off blistering 26-second quarters to leave Group 1 winners in his wake, Honolua Bay oozes potential and connections are hopeful his return in a Saturday night feature may spark his emergence as a top tier talent. The Lauriston Bloodstock bred and owned four-year-old debuts for Emma Stewart...
28 October 2021
Wa Media Guild Friday's thoughts 29 October
The Group 3 Howard Porter Memorial (2130m) highlights an action-packed 10-event card at Gloucester Park on Friday night. And members of the WA Trotting Media Guild are confident they have landed on some best bets - albeit with a couple of clashes - that will give punters plenty to cheer about during...
28 October 2021
Boost for base-stake races from January 2022
An additional $1.5 million stakemoney will be injected into base-stake races and $547,000 to support country clubs, Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) today announced. HRV CEO Dayle Brown explained the $1.5m increase to base-stake races would take effect from January 1, 2022, while HRV would provide additional...
28 October 2021
Punters accept Challenge as race for charity nears a winner
A punting ego trip has evolved into a six-figure surge in generosity as Stephen Salter’s Harness Charity Challenge builds from strength-to-strength to the benefit of many at-need causes. A record 62 entries accepted the challenge this season, which runs throughout October and has punters using...
28 October 2021
Gloucester Park Preview Friday 29th October 2021
Hall seeks fourth Porter victory Champion reinsman Gary Hall jnr is confident that the brilliant five-year-old Hurricane Harley will give him a record fourth victory in the Garrard’s Howard Porter Memorial at Gloucester Park on Friday night by proving the master of his eight rivals in the $30,000...
28 October 2021
Queensland to host the 2023 Inter Dominion
Australasia’s premier harness racing event is set to return to the Sunshine State with Queensland confirmed as the host of the 2023 Inter Dominion Championship. Earlier today, the Inter Dominion Event Committee confirmed New Zealand had withdrawn from hosting duties, paving the way for Queensland...
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