NZ Juniors head to Queensland

NZ HARNESS NEWS, December 11, 2017 KIWI TRIO IN QUEENSLAND FOR YOUNG DRIVERS CHAMPS Three young kiwi drivers are in Queensland for the week, taking part in the Australasian Young Drivers Championship. Dylan Ferguson, Sheree Tomlinson and Kimberly Butt were selected, in accordance with set criteria, based on their results from the last racing season.…

Steve McRae brings up 200 wins

NZ HARNESS NEWS, December 10, 2017 STEVE McRAE BRINGS UP 200 WINS   West Melton trainer Steve McRae brought up his 200th training win in style when debutante Nemera Franco recovered with a superlative win at the Akaroa grass meeting at Motukarara on Sunday. His first win came at Forbury on October 31, 2004, with…

Mentally Stable winners under offer

NZ HARNESS NEWS, December 10, 2017 MICHAEL HOUSE ADDINGTON MAIDEN WINNERS UNDER OFFER   Michael House isn’t expecting to be holding on to his two latest metro winners, Johnny Mac and Voodoo Prince, for much longer. Both were impressive maiden winners at Addington during the course of the double-header meeting over the weekend and both…

Christen Me near personal best

CHRISTEN ME RUNS 1:49.2 (5ths) IN USA   Former top Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Christen Me, a former NSW Miracle Mile winner in 1:49.1, produced his fastest USA win by clocking 1:49.2 (fifths) at Dover Downs, Delaware, on Friday, December 8 (to NZ time). Christen Me was eased back to last of the six runners in…

Unbeaten Friend staying put

NZ HARNESS NEWS, December 8, 2017 UNBEATEN FRIEND STAYING IN NEW ZEALAND The exciting and unbeaten three-year-old colt Friend has been the subject of some intense buyer pressure since he resumed with a six-length romp at the Orari meeting a few weeks ago. A deal has been done but it is one which works out…