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28 January 2021
Classics Night: Ants, Sonya hoping for more giant Strides
After kicking off the TAB Summer of Glory carnival in style at Ballarat, the Anthony Butt and Sonya Smith team has sights set on snapping up more riches at Tabcorp Park Melton this weekend. The partnership trained a treble at Bray Raceway with Perfect Stride, Prestige Stride and Boots Electric all prevailing,...
28 January 2021
NSW: Douglass turning back the clock
FREELANCE driver Jim Douglass has made a worthwhile career out of harness racing and his easy-going personality, matched with a strong work ethic, makes him a popular choice amongst trainers. Douglass gets good results as a reinsman and at the height of his career was a regular visitor to the winners’...
28 January 2021
Langs honoured as part of VHRC Night of Nights
Graeme Lang and Gavin Lang will be central to Sunday night's commemoration and celebration when the Victorian Harness Racing Club hosts its first Night of Nights at the Crown Palladium. The brilliant father-and-son, who both sadly passed last year, will have awards named in their honour presented to...
28 January 2021
Hobby turns into lifelong passion
Working their large Queensland property Lindsay and Mary Vagg, figured they needed a hobby. After spotting some standardbred fillies for sale, the couple decided harness racing could be the answer. Rather than concentrate on the racetrack, however, the Vaggs’ focus on was breeding, so they purchased...
28 January 2021
Q&A with trainer Maree Campbell
Harness racing trainer Maree Campbell shares how she got into the trots, how she shares that passion with the next generation and what integrity means to her in the latest Integrity Matters Q&A. How did you get involved in harness Racing? I was lucky enough to have a father (Mr Edward “Ted”...
27 January 2021
Major studs back APTS with strong drafts
Many of the leading breeders from both sides of the Tasman have thrown their weight behind the Australasian Premier Trotting Sale to be held at Oaklands Junction on Sunday, February 7. Aldebaran Park, Australia’s ‘home of the trotters’, has the largest draft with 10 entries including...
27 January 2021
Milestone for Our Jimmy Johnstone
Evergreen pacer Our Jimmy Johnstone will take his stake-earnings past the $800,000 mark at Gloucester Park on Friday night wherever he finishes in the field of nine in the 2536m Simmonds Steel Decorative Screens Pace. The seemingly indestructible and indefatigable 12-year-old is a credit to the care...
27 January 2021
Rumour Has It on Track for Classics
Breeder-owner-trainer Debra Lewis has her talented filly Rumour Has It firmly on target for the Group 2 Daintys Daughter Classic and the Group 1 WA Oaks. Driven confidently by her husband Chris, Rumour Has It maintained her splendid form when she set a solid pace and won easily from Good Day Sunshine...
27 January 2021
Magnificent Storm Simply the Best
Prominent owner Rob Tomlinson has enjoyed considerable success over the past 20 years with many star performers, including Precious Dylan, Pacific Warrior and Shardons Aflyin, and now he has no hesitation in declaring the inexperienced but highly talented Magnificent Storm is the best pacer he has owned....
27 January 2021
TrotStars: Arty's stablemate a hot commodity in week two
It was David Moran's superstar Lochinvar Art who was the most expensive buy in week one of TrotStars and a lightly-raced stablemate is the hottest commodity for this weekend's fantasy players. Patsbeachstorm carries a hefty 72 TrotCoins price tag as the favourite of Saturday night's feature race, the...
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