Bonnie Joan & Bettor Joy storm to victory

NZ HARNESS NEWS, December 9, 2017 BONNIE JOAN BRILLIANT IN NORTHERN BREEDERS STAKES Bonnie Joan stuck her hoof up to be favourite for next Friday night’s $100,000 Group 1 Queen of Hearts with a scintillating win at Alexandra Park on Friday, December 9. The Canterbury visitor came from off the speed to run down Opoutama…

Art Union claimed for $5000

ART UNION CLAIMED FOR $5000 BY JOHN HAY Ashburton trainer John Hay won an 18-entry ballot for $200,000 winner Art Union, at Addington on Thursday night. The ballot was conducted by Chief Stipendiary Steward Nick Ydgren with the No 18 ballot number being pulled from the hat. The single Hay entry was allocated the winning…

“Muzz” & Benchmark back in NZ

SECRET TROTTER ARRIVES IN AUCKLAND A secret rating 99 trotter flew in from Sydney for the Auckland premier meeting last week, but he can’t race until he contests an offical trial at Alexandra Park on Sunday. Expatriate “Kiwi” Murray Howard arrived on Sunday to team up with his Group Three Bulli Cup-winning trotter Benchmark, who…

Fast maiden required to win

FIZZING DELIVERS IN 1:55.2 MILE RATE FOR OVERDUE MAIDEN WIN Fizzing, having his ninth start, showed how good you have to be with a 1:55.2 mile rate over 1950m to notch that elusive maiden win on Friday, November 1. The Addington racing pattern has changed to the point where Fizzing had ran his last 800m…

Two confirmed for Auckland carnival

BONNIE JOAN AND BETTOR JOY FOR AUCKLAND Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety has confirmed speedy mare Bonnie Joan, and last season’s Auckland Group race winning filly, Bettor Joy, for the Auckland premier carnival in December. Both Bonnie Joan and Bettor Joy performed up to expectations at the Rangiora trials on Wednesday. Bettor Joy, driven by…

Bonnie Joan too good in Listed Mares Classic

BONNIE JOAN FOR AUCKLAND QUEEN OF HEARTS West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety will be Auckland-bound with speedy pacing mare Bonnie Joan next month after running her rivals ragged in the Listed $40,000 Nevele R Southern Mares Classic at Addington on Friday. Bonnie Joan will target the Gr. 3 $30,000 Caduceus Club Northern Breeders Stakes on…

Chevron Express retired at four

CHEVRON EXPRESS RETIRED, BEING BRED WITH LOVE YOU Chevron Express, last season’s New Zealand Three-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year, has become a broodmare at four. The daughter of Muscle Mass and Kathy Galleon remained in Victoria for a couple of starts after running third in the Gr. 1 Australasian Breeders Crown 3YO Fillies Trot…