Half-brothers withdrawn from NZ Cup

ART UNION AND ALPHA ROCK TO TARGET CUP DAY FREE-FOR-ALL Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety has withdrawn 16th-ranked Art Union, and his 23rd-ranked half-brother Alpha Rock from the $800,000 Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup on Tuesday, November 14. Both were not realistic cup hopes. They will target the fast class junior free-for-all on NZ Cup…

Dream About Me out of Hannon

NZ HARNESS NEWS, September 20, 2017 DREAM ABOUT ME WITHDRAWN, OTHER TOPLINERS RETURN The powerful Allstars New Zealand Cup contingent had a slight setback early on Wednesday when champion mare Dream About Me was diagnosed with a foot abscess. Rolleston trainers Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen have subsequently withdrawn the pre-post favourite from Sunday’s Hannon…

Nathan Williamson appeal fails

NZ HARNESS NEWS SEPTEMBER 20 2017 WILLIAMSON APPEAL FAILS   Invercargill trainer-driver Nathan Williamson’s appeal against a four-meeting ban for excessive use of the whip has failed. Williamson drove favourite Tas Man Bromac to win narrowly at Winton on September 7, but was charged with hitting the horse 21 times in the final 400 metres…