Lightning Raider wins Championship

RAIDER COMPLETES AUSSIE HAT-TRICK Former Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Lightning Raider made the most of a good trip off the two draw to remain unbeaten in three Australian starts on Saturday, July 9. The Christian Cullen-Talent Hanover gelding enjoyed a one-one sit to hold the John Green/Brian Hughes-trained Courage To Rule, who tracked him mostly, by…

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Dexter notches another at big M

DEXTER DELIVERS ON LONGSHOT Top Kiwi driver Dexter Dunn had a mixed night with three drives at the Meadowlands on Thursday night (USA time), but finished on top, delivering with 28-to-one longshot Must Be The Bunny in the 10th and final race. Dexter’s first drive, for expatriate Australian trainer Peter Walsh, made a break and…

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NZ junior champ contenders

  NZ JUNIOR CHAMP CONTENDERS After 18 weeks of harness racing competition, the 12 contenders for the 2011 NZ Junior Driver Championship have been decided. Qualifying for the third consecutive year, but the first as a ‘North Islander’, is Mitchell Kerr. Although no wins during qualifying, Kerr finished one point ahead of first-time starter and…

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Lightning Raider repeats in NSW

LIGHTNING RAIDER UNBEATEN AT MENANGLE Lightning Raider is now unbeaten in two Menangle starts after coming up with a second consecutive 1:54.3 mile to win the $A15,000 MO-M1 www.trotstv.com.au Final on Sunday, June 26. The former well-performed Kentuckiana Lodge pacer was back early from the nine gate, then improved three wide with cover to be…

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Meadowlands win for Dexter

DEXTER _ FIRST NIGHT WINNER AT MEADOWLANDS NZ superstar Dexter Dunn drove a perfect race to score his first USA win at the America’s premier raceway, the Meadowlands in New Jersey, on the Saturday night card, Sunday afternoon (NZ time), June 26, 2011. Dexter, making his debut night of racedriving in North America, was termed…

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Ex-Canty steward gets top job

SHANE LARKINS GETS TOP VICTORIA POST Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shane Larkins to the position of Chairman of Stewards. Shane will replace James Hitchcock, who has accepted a position on the Racing Victoria Ltd stewards’ panel and will vacate the HRV role on July 1. Photo: Shane Larkins,…

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No Breeders Crown for Smiling Shard

NO BREEDERS CROWN THIS YEAR For the first time in three years, top age group pacer Smiling Shard will miss the Australasian Breeders Crown Finals at Melton, Victoria, in August. Instead, Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety says he will concentrate on setting the Grinfromeartoear entire the New Zealand Cup in November. The big races at…

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Lightning Raider in 1:54.3

LIGHTNING RAIDER WINS MENANGLE DEBUT Former Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Lightning Raider was untroubled to win his Australian debut at Tabcorp Park, Menangle, on Saturday, June 4, in 1:54.3 for the 1609m. The 5YO Christian Cullen gelding was patiently driven from the outside of the front row by new trainer Luke McCarthy, settling second last on…

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