Pacific Rapture beats Onlyforyou

PACIFIC RAPTURE WINS $170,000 PGG 2YO FILLIES FINAL Even though she had to settle for a placing in her second $100,000-plus 2YO fillies race within a week, Kentuckiana Lodge filly Onlyforyou continues to be a great buy. Selected by trainer Cran Dalgety at last year’s Australasian Classic Yearling Sale for $35,000, the Art Major filly…

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New syndicate, new horse

NEW SYNDICATE PROMOTION It’s long been recognised as the best way to introduce race fans to racehorse ownership and now a new initiative is set to launch in New Zealand harness racing. Noel Kennard, via goHarness Syndication, is offering people the chance to share in the ownership of a going horse for two years. You…

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Yankee Dream scores at Melton

YANKEE DREAM WINS $20K MO CUP Yankee Dream notched her second Victorian win with a MO success in the $A20,000 Victorian Harness Racing Sports Club Metropolitan Cup Final at Tabcorp Park, Melton, on Friday, Feburary 17. The former Kentuckiana Lodge mare, now racing for Perth owner John Lohman from the Victorian stable of Dean Braun,…

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Reactor off to Inters

AUCKLAND REACTOR GOING TO PERTH Auckland Reactor is set to go to battle with I’m Themightyquinn in his opening night heat of the Interdominions next Friday. The Kiwi star has been confirmed as a starter for the Perth series after recovering well this week from a brutal Hunter Cup outing last Saturday. Photo: Auckland Reactor,…

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Texican for Northern Derby

Texican is set to return to Auckland for the $250,000 Woodlands Stud Northern Derby on Friday, March 9, despite not being comfortable racing right-handed there in December. “While he didn’t handle it as good up there in December, you’d be killing yourself if one of the inferior three-year-olds ended up winning it and you weren’t…

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Chasue’s 1/2 brother upsets

CHASUE’S HALF-BROTHER WINS BALLARAT CUP Retired racemare Highview Chasue let illustrious half-brother Highview Tommy improve the family status by defeating superstars, Sushi Sushi and Smoken Up in the $A125,000 Petstock Ballarat Cup in Victoria on Saturday night, January 28. (For Invercargill Saturday review, please refer homepage). Highview Tommy stunned the Aussies with a shock final…

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Lightning Raider 3rd in WA Cup

‘RAIDER’ 3RD IN IM THEMIGHTYQUINN’S WA CUP Former Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Lightning Raider furthered his good Australian form by running third to Im Themightyquinn and Dasher VC in the $A400,000 West Australian Cup at Gloucester Park, Perth, early Saturday morning (NZ time). After starting off the back row and getting cover on the outer early,…

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Shard fifth in Free-For-All

SMILING SHARD 5th IN AUCKLAND FREE-FOR-ALL Trainer Cran Dalgety was happy with Smiling Shard’s fifth in the $20,000 Sims Pacific Metals Mobile Pace at Auckland on December 9. Smiling Shard, after meeting an early check, moved up parked mid-race, then after getting shuffled three back, locked stays with Highview Tommy when improving wide into the…

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Rory McIlwrick has first win

RORY McILWRICK NOTCHES WIN Rory McIlwrick, who transferred to work for Southland trainer Kirk Larsen two months ago, gained his first driving win at Invercargill on Tuesday, December 13. Rory (pictured), is in his first season as a junior driver. He previously worked at Kentuckiana Lodge for 14 months, and grained numerous trial and workouts…

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