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18 August 2022
Shannon shining bright both on and off the race track
Shannon O’Sullivan achieved her initial aim in harness racing when she drove her 100th career winner aboard the David Aiken-trained Mighty Flying Art at Cobram five months ago. The daughter of legendary horseman Jim O’Sullivan, Shannon recalls riding in a sulky as a toddler en route to securing...
18 August 2022
Bon voyage! Skeet makes final appearance on Burning Questions
Nikkita Ross joined Burning Questions for the final time before her departure from Harness Racing Victoria to work through Saturday's mouth-watering meeting from Melton with Jason Bonnington, Andy Gath and Nathan Jack. The team tackled four puzzles from Tabcorp Park before delivering their best bets…...
18 August 2022
One eye on the Derby as Catch A Wave kick-starts campaign
Trainer Andy Gath is hoping to see a relaxed version of his superstar pacer Catch A Wave when he returns to the races this Saturday night at Melton.
18 August 2022
WA Media Guild Friday's Thoughts 19 August
The two-year-old fillies take centre stage at Gloucester Park on Friday night for the running of the $100,000 Tabtouch Diamond Classic Final (2130m). The Group 1 event has brought together a classy field of 12, but the barrier draw has been kind to Flametree, who is shooting for five wins in a row. She...
18 August 2022
Guerin: Oz bound Copy That begins tough Road to the Victoria Cup
A horse who was a maiden when Copy That won the New Zealand Cup just nine months ago could rain on his comeback parade at Alexandra Park tonight. Old Town Road may still have only won five races compared with Copy That’s 24 victories but their workout performances last week and handicaps tonight...
18 August 2022
Aussie pacer chases gold in the midnight hour in Canada
There are few feature races that have a starting time of 11.58pm — yes, that’s right two minutes to midnight — but that's the case for the Gold Cup and Saucer Invitational Pace. It's held on Saturday night (local time) at Charlottetown, the capital of Prince Edward...
18 August 2022
QStars set to shine at The Creek
The stars of Queensland harness racing are set to shine at Albion Park on Saturday night as Group 1 QStars light up The Creek. Hot on the heals of another highly successful TAB Queensland Constellations, the QStars evening will feature four $100,000 Group 1 features. They are: 2YO QBRED Fillies TRIAD;...
18 August 2022
Maiden win for third generation harness trainer
As a third-generation harness racing participant, Redcliffe’s Aaron Smith has not always found it easy to navigate his path in the sport. The son of Aileen Smith and the grandson of Cliff Gassman has on a number of occasions considered stepping away from training and driving, despite his family...
18 August 2022
Gloucester Park Preview Friday 19th August 2022
Flametree pleases Mitch Miller Flametree recorded a considerably slower time in winning her heat of the Diamond Classic than the gross times of the other heat winners Jackie Daniels and Zephyra, but that is not affecting the confidence of her reinsman Mitch Miller as he plans to set the pace in the group...
18 August 2022
Tri-code expansion for Pink Ribbon Cup
The Queensland racing industry is set to embrace the Pink Ribbon Cup. Traditionally staged at the Gold Coast Turf Club, the annual fundraiser will be expanded into a tri-code initiative, with greyhound and harness meetings to be held at Albion Park. Now in its 15th year, the Pink Ribbon Cup remains Australia’s...
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