Johnny Be wins in WA

JOHNNY BE WINS AT PINJARRA Former Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Johnny Be opened his winning account in West Australia at Pinjarra on Monday, October 3, taking out a C1 pace. Having his first start for new trainer Greg Bond, and driven by Colin Brown, Johnny Be was pocketed three deep on the inner from an inside…

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Shard exceeds expectations

REACTOR EGDES PAST STABLEMATES Smiling Shard exceeded the expectations of trainer Cran Dalgety with his bold first-up second to Auckland Reactor in the Avon City Ford (New Brighton) Cup at Addington on Friday, September 30. “He surprised me a little. He will be a bit better for that run,” Cran said. “Bettor’s Strike (third) is…

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Addington Ground Zero complete

PUBLIC STAND NO LONGER AT ADDINGTON Over the last two weeks, Southern Demolition services have demolished the Addington Public Grandstand. The stand was condemned after the February earthquake which struck Christchurch. Temporary marquees will be placed in the area for use during the upcoming New Zealand Cup meeting in November. The NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club…

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Franco Jamar posts 1:51.2

FRANCO JAMAR SMOKING AT MENANGLE Canterbury-owned pacer Franco Jamar came up with a brilliant 1:51.2 mile to win the $A25,000 Live Or Die Nevele R Stud Pace (New Season Championship Final) at Tabcorp Park, Menangle, New South Wales, on Saturday night. On loan to NSW trainer Luke McCarthy, Franco Jamar had no worries in the…

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Bettors Creek for Sires Heats

  BETTORS CREEK FOR SIRES STAKES HEATS Bettors Creek left Addington Raceway on Friday night, September 9, a genuine NRM Sires Stakes contender after dealing to a handy 1-2 win field in the Sims Pacific Metals – Martin Ripley Memorial Mobile Pace. The Northern Hemisphere Time-bred Bettor’s Delight colt was too good for Temudjin and…

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Addington stand demolition photos

ADDINGTON PUBLIC STAND DEMOLITION Machines were fully operational at Addington Raceway on Monday, September 5, expediting the demolition from the eastern end of the public stand _ condemned after the February 22 earthquake. The land housing the condemned stand is expected to cleared by mid-October with temporary seating proposed for the expansive area. The progress…

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Track water saving alternative found

HRV COOKS UP WATER SAVING INITIATIVE Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) has undertaken an extensive investigation and trial of alternative track materials as part of a water conservation initiative supported by the Smart Water Fund. The project assessed a number of surface materials and additives based on varying criteria including cost feasibility, potential to reduce water…

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Greg Sugars on fast Sushi train

SUGARS RIDES SUSHI TRAIN TO SUCCESS By Jason Bonnington An inspired drive by Victoria’s fastest rising star of the sulky has seen Sunbury speed machine Sushi Sushi claim ABC glory and an immortal place in Australian harness history. Undefeated in a classic season comprising 13 starts, Derby success on both sides of the Tasman and…

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Hercules scores in 4YO Pacing Final

GAVIN LANG ADDS TO CROWN DRIVING TALLY Gavin Lang added to his record Australasian Breeders Crown booty when he teamed with Western Australia’s future Grand Circuit star, David Hercules, to win Sunday’s $A100,000 Group 1 4YO Entires and Geldings Final (2240m) at Tabcorp Park, Melton. The champion Melton reinsman registered his eighth win in the…

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