Mobile 1950m starts preferred

ADDINGTON MOBILE 1950m PREFERRED August 29, 2013 After consultation over a number of weeks with trainers, drivers, stipendiary stewards and Addington’s starter, there has been an overwhelming response to revert back to the sprint distance of the 1950-metre mobile starting point. At a meeting on May 15, Canterbury horsemen instigated a request to Addington that…

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Illness claims Paul Nixon

PAUL NIXON PASSES AFTER ILLNESS The funeral service for Kentuckiana Lodge owner Paul “P B” Nixon was held at Addington Raceway on Tuesday, August 27. Paul, 65, lost his battle with cancer last week. His NicoWear brand of sportswear had been popular as a supplier of racing silks and other garments in recent years.  Trainer…

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Onlyforyou resumes with trial

ONLYFORYOU THIRD IN RANGIORA TRIAL Former top 2YO pacing filly Onlyforyou resumed with an improver’s third behind the Tim Butt stablemates Madiba Magic and Greenburn Creek at the Rangiora trials on Monday, August 26. Now four, the daughter of Art Major was put aside when affected by a virus in March, but looked bright when…

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Addington Breeders bonus release

ADDINGTON LEADS WAY WITH BREEDERS’ BONUSES Tuesday, August 20, 2013 The New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club (NZMTC) is delighted to announce a new breeders bonus scheme for members of the New Zealand Standardbred Breeders’ Association (NZSBA). Breeders have long been asking for bonuses and we are pleased to be in the position to respond positively…

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Legend firms for Breeders Crown

WITHDRAWAL PROMOTES ‘LEGEND’ TO TOP BILLING Border Control’s fibrilation during Thursday morning’s workout and subsequent withdrawal from the Australasian Breeders Crown 3YO colts and geldings series has elevated arch rival Bit Of A Legend to clear outright favouritism. Allstars Stables trainer Mark Purdon immediately pulled Border Control from the series after the Bettor’s Delight gelding…

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Johnny Be $100k earner

JOHNNY BE WINS EQUIVALENT OF $NZ110,000  Ex-Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Johnny Be lifted his career earnings in West Australia to $A96,635 ($NZ110,131) with a front-running Pinjarra win on Monday, August  5. Rising seven in Australia (Aus birthdays on Sept.1), the Innerleithen Lodge (Trev Beaton)-bred pacer left the Cran Dalgety stable the winner of three from 18…

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Bettors Fire _ two from two in WA

BETTORS FIRE WINS IN PERTH Former good Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Bettors Fire opened with a first-up win at Gloucester Park, Perth, on Friday, August 2. Starting a dominating $1.70 favourite from the two gate in the C2+ Caduceus Club Pathway Series Heat, the Bettor’s Delight-Sparks A Flyin gelding was content racing in the open for…

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