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25 June 2018
NSW Reward Series prizemoney increase
THE Harness Racing New South Wales Reward Series will start next month in all regions across the state. Announced as part of the HRNSW funding strategy earlier this year, this new initiative is for Australian bred horses that are trained in NSW with the heats to now carry $4,500 in prizemoney. Since...
25 June 2018
Guidelines to offer 'black and white' transparency
HARNESS Racing New South Wales will introduce new Race Programming and Handicapping Guidelines which will provide increased transparency for stakeholders. Following a series of trainer focus group meetings in each region across the state, HRNSW was able to prepare an Outcome Report covering what those...
25 June 2018
USA 2YO Superstar to Empire Stallions
Sensational USA two-year-old Pacer of the Year and World Champion Huntsville (p,2,1:49; 3,1:47.4 ($1,704,242)) has been issued an international passport and is headed to Empire Stallions in Victoria to stand the upcoming 2018-19 breeding season. In one of the deepest crops in recent history, Huntsville...
23 June 2018
Alabar Breeders Challenge Barrier Draws
THE barrier draws for the Alabar Breeders Challenge Three-Year-Old Finals were conducted at Tabcorp Park Menangle tonight. Semi-Finals for this age group were held earlier in the evening and were taken out by Redbank Addi, Goodtime Heaven, Picard and Ignatius. The $150,000 Group 1 Alabar Breeders Challenge...
22 June 2018
Grand Circuit Empire Stallions Vicbred Heats
Jason Bonnington and Blake Redden are back with this week's Grand Circuit Podcast. With the Empire Stallions Vicbred Super Series starting to kick into full swing, the boys discuss the winners of the heats as well as what's still to come. To listen to this week's show, click here.
22 June 2018
Resurgent to take Dandy Patch by Storm
The unbeaten Roger Whitmore-trained Resurgent Storm appears to have a mortgage-hold on tonight's Two-Year-Old Classic the Tasracing Dandy Patch Final. The Betterthancheddar-Resurgent Star bay colt has had the measure of his opposition in through the Sweepstakes Series and the Dandy Patch Prelude....
22 June 2018
Jugiong's a gem
CANBERRA trainer-driver Frank O’Sullivan made one of his infrequent visits to Bathurst on Wednesday and came away with a win in the Club Menangle Where Horses Fly heat with the intriguingly-named Jugiong. The picturesque village of that name was a popular stop half-way along the old Hume Highway...
21 June 2018
Vale: Garry Armstrong
THE harness racing industry was saddened to learn of the passing of prominent Coolamon trainer, owner, breeder and administrator Garry Armstrong. Garry passed away yesterday after a long battle with cancer, aged 56. The third generation horseman raced many horses over the years and just before his passing...
21 June 2018
Boost for fillies and mares races in NSW
HARNESS Racing New South Wales, along with Club Menangle, will introduce a schedule of races for all mares at metropolitan meetings. This compliments the state-wide strategy for additional fillies and mares events as previously announced. Prizemoney for these Tabcorp Park Menangle races will start at...
20 June 2018
Tasmanian Harness Highlights – Wednesday, 20 June
Tasmania’s leading trainer Ben Yole recorded his 100th Australian win of the season after the Sidmouth-based trainer dominated last weekend’s action in Tasmania. Hall Of Fame driver Ricky Duggan is normally the punter’s friend but he delivered a long shot double in Hobart on Friday...
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