Alford appeal gathers momentum

OVERWHELMING RESPONSE TO NF CAMPAIGN The Toolern Room was filled to capacity at Tabcorp Park, Melton, on Friday night, May 20, as the Victorian harness racing community gathered to support an initiative by one of its own. Throughout the month of May, leading driver Chris Alford is ‘Racing for an NF Free Future’ and in…

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RB donates ambulance to Canty

RACING BOARD DONATES AMBULANCE The New Zealand racing industry has thrown its support behind the residents of Canterbury by donating a new St John ambulance to serve the region. Canterbury is recovering from devastating earthquakes and the donation of the new ambulance to St John is recognition of the organisation’s unswerving support of all Cantabrians…

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Shard leads Jewels 4YO division

JEWEL COLOURS BACK FOR 2011 The first look at the new Ashburton Trust Harness Jewels colours will come on Friday night at both Addington and Alexandra Park. Leading two-year-old filly Veste will carry them in her Magness Benrow Sires’ Stakes Fillies’ Heat in  Auckland, while Peter Ferguson will wear them on Gold Ace in his…

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HRA pledges support for Chch

AUST. HARNESS RACING RALLIES FOR CHRISTCHURCH Christchurch’s earthquake relief fund will be a winner after Friday’s Inter Dominion Grand Finals in Auckland with Harness Racing Australia (HRA) announcing details of a fundraising package to support the Christchurch community, via the Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Appeal. On behalf of the Australian harness racing industry, HRA will…

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Shard draws front row in Grand Final

INTER DOMINION GRAND FINAL DRAWS Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Smiling Shard is likely to start from barrier five, allowing for the withdrawal of second emergency Captain Joy, in the $800,000 Skycity – Inter Dominion Pacing Championship Grand Final at Auckland on Friday night. Smiling Shard drew gate six in Monday night’s barrier draw function, with emergency…

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Smiling Shard makes Inter Final

SMILING SHARD IN $800,000 PACING FINAL Tough 4YO Smiling Shard will be Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety’s third indivdual Inter Dominion Pacing Grand Final starter, and provide champion young driver Dexter Dunn with his first final drive, at Auckland next Friday, April 8. “Its a big thrill for all of us,” Cran said after Smiling…

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