Cambridge Jewels 2020 locked in

NZ HARNESS NEWS, July 11, 2018 JEWELS RETURNING TO CAMBRIDGE IN 2020 Harness Racing New Zealand announced on Wednesday that the Harness Jewels would return to Cambridge again in 2020. Last month’s edition was held there and HRNZ Chairman Ken Spicer says the board noticed and appreciated the effort the Cambridge staff went to to…

Dexter’s on-going US visa delay

NZ HARNESS NEWS, June 27, 2018 DEXTER DUNN’S VISA DELAYED Ongoing Visa delays have prevented leading reinsman Dexter Dunn from travelling to America for a winter working holiday. According to an NZME story, Dunn, the 2015 World Driving Champion, has failed to prove he is at the top of his craft internationally. “I now have…

New player to hold NZ Yearling Sales

NZ HARNESS NEWS, June 14, 2018 NEW PLAYER IN YEARLING SALES MARKET  New Zealand’s internationally renowned thoroughbred auction house is expanding in to the standardbred sector. And its ambitious CEO says he will shake-up the public sale market as the harness racing industry knows it. New Zealand Bloodstock announced on Thursday that from 2019 it…

The Orange Agent retired

NZ HARNESS NEWS, June 14, 2018 ANOTHER INJURY ENDS BRILLIANT MARE’S RACE CAREER The curtain has come down on the career of champion mare The Orange Agent. Her connections made the tough call to retire her on Monday after she pulled up lame from her fast work that morning. “She’s gone amiss,” said Brian Hughes,…

NZ Junior drivers teams finalised

HRNZ Press release June 11, 2018 MACMILLAN EQUINE FEEDS JUNIOR DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP The qualifying period for the 2018 McMillan Equine Feeds NZ Junior Driver Championship concluded with the last day of racing being held at the Nelson Harness Racing Club meeting on Sunday, June 10. The final spot for the South Island team was on…

Christen Me wins 7th race in US

CHRISTEN ME, SHARTIN, ROBBIE BURNS, WIN AT HARRAH’S PHILADELPHIA Former Kentuckiana Lodge Grand Circuit star Christen Me lifted his USA earnings to $147,300 when successful on Monday (NZ time). Christen Me, from the two gate in a $US18,000 pace, settled in second and third place for much of the mile at Harrah’s Philadelphia in Pennsylvania.…

Goodbye J A Carmichael

NZ HARNESS NEWS, May 28, 2018 PASSING OF JACK CARMICHAEL Popular and highly respected former Templeton horseman Jack Carmichael passed away last Wednesday aged 94. Carmichael only handed in his training licence six years ago and trained his last winner when Flaming Freida scored at Washdyke in May, 2015. Carmichael had 346 training wins in…