Trans Tasman trophy for Inters

NEW TWIST TO TRANS-TASMAN RIVALRY IN INTER DOMS An added dimension to the 2011 Inter Dominions will be the competition for the brand new Purdon/Hancock Trophy. The new competition will pit Australian and New Zealand horses against each other in a point scoring exercise throughout the championship. A win in a Pacing or Trotting Heat…

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NZ Metro feature race dates

NZ METRO FEATURE RACE DATES ANNOUNCED The New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club (NZMTC) have released a change in dates for a number of feature races this season. These changes have been necessitated as a result of the 2011 Christchurch Casino Inter Dominion Championships being transferred to Alexandra Park, Auckland. The feature races that have had…

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Changes to Inter conditions

CHANGES TO INTER CONDITIONS & OTHER RACES Following the devastating earthquake in Christchurch on February 22, 2011, a number of changes have been made to the 2011 Inter Dominion and the placement of other feature races. The PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales Series Fillies Pace – $175,000 will be hosted by the Rangiora HRC on…

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Inter Dominons go to Auckland

TRANSFER NORTH CONFIRMED The upcoming 2011 Christchurch Casino Inter Dominion Championships will be run by “The Met” at Alexandra Park in Auckland on Friday March 25 March, Friday  April 1, and the Grand Final Meeting on Friday April 8. In announcing the change at midday on Wednesday March 2, NZ Metropolitan TC Chairman David Rankin…

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Smiling Assassin ready for cup

SMILING ASSASSIN READY TO REWRITE RECORDS By Jason Bonnington  Too young, too small, too raw, champion Christchurch conditioner Cran Dalgety already knows what the pundits will say if his pocket rocket Smiling Shard doesn’t measure up in the Group 1 $A425,000 BIG6 Hunter Cup this Saturday night. No four-year-old in at least 46 years has…

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Invercargill HRC president resigns

TOM KILKELLY STEPS DOWN Invercargill trainer and administrator Tom Kilkelly has resigned as president of the Invercargill Harness Racing Club. Kilkelly had his final day in the role last Saturday, with Peter Robinson taking over as acting president. He cited “personal reasons” as being behind his decision. “A couple of years down the track when…

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Stunin Cullen gives Kiwis cup win

STUNIN CULLEN IN BALLARAT CUP RECORD RUN By Jason Bonnington Electric Kiwi pacer Stunin Cullen completed a red-letter night for our trans-Tasman cousins at Bray Raceway, surviving both a courageous compatriot and a lengthy protest hearing to claim the fastest Group 1 PETstock Ballarat Pacing Cup ever run, on Saturday January 29, 2011. Easy in…

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