Dream About Me out of Hannon

NZ HARNESS NEWS, September 20, 2017 DREAM ABOUT ME WITHDRAWN, OTHER TOPLINERS RETURN The powerful Allstars New Zealand Cup contingent had a slight setback early on Wednesday when champion mare Dream About Me was diagnosed with a foot abscess. Rolleston trainers Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen have subsequently withdrawn the pre-post favourite from Sunday’s Hannon…

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Nathan Williamson appeal fails

NZ HARNESS NEWS SEPTEMBER 20 2017 WILLIAMSON APPEAL FAILS   Invercargill trainer-driver Nathan Williamson’s appeal against a four-meeting ban for excessive use of the whip has failed. Williamson drove favourite Tas Man Bromac to win narrowly at Winton on September 7, but was charged with hitting the horse 21 times in the final 400 metres…

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Stent resuming in workout

NZ HARNESS NEWS September 15, 2017 NEWS BRIEFS STENT READY FOR WORKOUT September is likely to get even better for 2000 race-winning driver Colin De Filippi. The Ellesmere horseman has, along with wife and training partner Julie, 2015 NZ Trotter of the Year and 2015 Australian Trotter of the Year Stent set to resume at…

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Ben Laughton drives first winner

NZ HARNESS NEWS, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 BEN LAUGHTON HAS FIRST WIN AT RANGIORA The Golden Boy made junior driver Ben Laughton feel a bit special as he landed his first winner, when the four-year-old Mister Big gelding scored easily at Rangiora on Sunday, September 10. It was a notable day for his family, as Laughton’s father Steve, who rode 50 winners…

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