Captain Dolmio on NZ Cup trail

NZ HARNESS NEWS AUGUST 14, 2017 CAPTAIN DOLMIO ON CUP TRACK Rugged Canterbury-trained pacer Captain Dolmio is being aimed at the $800,000 New Zealand Cup by trainer Robert Dunn after impressing at the Rangiora workouts in his first run back from a spell. The six-year-old son of Grinfromeartoear ran some huge races last season, culminating in a gallant second…

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NZ Harness News briefs

NZ HARNESS NEWS BRIEFS, AUGUST 13, 2017 DEXTER & MARK PURDON OFF THE PACE AFTER FIRST ROUND AT WDC Defending World Drivers champion Dexter Dunn has settled off the pace in seventh position after the round of the 2017 series in Canada on Sunday (NZ time). The New Zealand star finished a bold second in…

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Valor Lustre on roll in north

NZ HARNESS NEWS AUGUST 11, 2017 VALOR LUSTRE GOES BACK-TO-BACK IN NORTH  Canterbury mare Valor Lustre made it two North Island wins in eight days when winning at Alexandra Park tonight. The daughter of McArdle bested a quality field to win the night’s most tightly-assessed pace, the $17,000 NRM Handicap. Steve Telfer officially took over the training before tonight’s…

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Nigel McGrath nears 500 wins

NZ HARNESS NEWS AUGUST 9, 2017 NIGEL McGRATH EYES 500 WINS Canterbury trainer Nigel McGrath is just 10 wins away from reaching the notable milestone of 500 career training wins and will soon launch an impressive spring racing team. Classie Brigade, the winner of 11 from 35 starts, is being aimed at the New Zealand Cup (3200m) on the second Tuesday of November at…

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