Orange brings up 200 wins

NZ HARNESS NEWS, May 22, 2018 BLAIR ORANGE BRINGS UP 200 WINS  Christchurch reinsman Blair Orange has become just the second driver in New Zealand harness racing history to drive 200 winners in a season. Orange brought up the milestone behind Mogul in the last race at Manawatu Raceway on Tuesday night. It was his…

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Major Rocket takes 1:51.7 mark

MAJOR ROCKET FAST AT MENANGLE Former Kentuckiana Lodge filly/mare, (My) Major Rocket, won her Menangle debut on Tuesday, May 22, in a career best 1:51.7 for the 1609m. The daughter of Art Major and Kate’s Rocket had run second at her Australian debut at Goulbourn on May 13 from a tough outside second row draw.…

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Jilliby Kung Fu out of Jewels

NZ Harness News, May 16, 2018 NO KUNG FU AT THE HARNESS JEWELS Next month’s Harness Jewels has lost arguably its biggest name after the connections of Australian star Jilliby Kung Fu withdrew him on Wednesday. “It’s with disappointment that I advise that I have been contacted by Marg Lee, the trainer of Jilliby Kung…

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Lazarus sale confirmed to USA

NZ HARNESS NEWS, April 6, 2018 CHAMPION PACER LAZARUS SOLD TO AMERICAN INTERESTS The deal to buy New Zealand’s richest ever racehorse, Lazarus, has been finalised. The champion entire’s new owners are Taylor Made Stallions, a Kentucky-based thoroughbred breeding operation from America. Lazarus will leave for New York later this month to join a leading American…

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Bettor Joy’s relative retires

NZ HARNESS NEWS, April 30, 2018 TOP SOUTH MARE SOMEJOY RETIRED TO STUD Top southern mare and leading Harness Jewels candidate Somejoy has been retired. Her Dacre trainer, Clark Barron, raced the four-year-old with Eric Parr of Ashburton and they made the decision after she failed to place in Sunday’s final race of the Southland…

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