Eight behind after July 12

BIT OF A LEGEND, MAC BUBBLES, ADD TO TALLY Wins by Bit Of A Legend (Addington) and Mac Bubbles (Auckland) on Friday, July 12, have reduced the margin for West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety to eight wins behind Mark Purdon on the premiership table. The Kentuckiana Lodge team began the day nine behind, but Purdon’s…

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Handicapping changes _ HRNZ

  Media ReleaseFriday July 12, 2013 HANDICAPPING CHANGES – Age Group Concessions and Formal “Drop Back” The Handicapping sub-committee met on Wednesday 10th July. The sub-committee comprises John Lischner (Chairman), Erin Crawford, Pat O’Brien, Steve Phillips, Brian Rabbitt, Kevin Smith, Mark Jones, Ken Barron, Darrin Williams. Also present (filling in for apologies of David Butcher…

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Jack warms up for Junior Champs

JACK WARMS UP FOR JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP Jack Trainor warmed up for the NZ Junior Drivers Championship at Addington on Thursday with an easy front-running win behind hot havourite Kiwi Mondeo at Forbury on Thursday, June 28. Dunedin-raised Jack drove the Jim and Susan Wakefield-owned Kiwi Mondeo confidently, taking no prisoners with him as he relied…

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HRNZ election results

  Media ReleaseThursday 27 June 2013 RESULTS OF 2013 HRNZ BOARD ELECTIONS 1. Following are the results of the 2013 Harness Racing New Zealand Inc Board elections: North Island Board – one vacancy Mr Alan Brown (Manawatu) 54 Mr Steve Phillips (Pukekohe) 69 South Island Board – two vacancies Mr Dennis Bennett (Amberley) 39 Mr…

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Two leave for West Australia

DONEGAL CHOKIN, CALAIS, SOLD TO PERTH Donegal Chokin, the winner of four from 15 starts for $23,307, and unraced juvenile trial winner Calais were exported out of the Cran Dalgety stable to Perth interests last week. Last-start Manawatu winner Donegal Chokin was raceplaced in a fast 1:55.7 mile rate over 1950m when fourth to stablemate…

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HRNZ Media Bites, June 19

  HRNZ MEDIA BITES, JUNE 19   Butcher largely luckless in World Drivers Champs:  David Butcher had fantastic time in France for the World Drivers Championship. He had a win on the second day but had a lot of bad luck around that. Harness Racing NSW caught up with David near the conclusion of the…

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