Smoken Up, Gold Ace, win features

SMOKEN UP WINS CONSECUTIVE MIRACLE MILES Smoken Up joined former stablemate Sokyola, Be Good Johnny, Holmes DG, Chokin, Westburn Grant and Village Kid, as a two-time Miracle Mile champion on Saturday night, November 26. However, the latest Lance Justice champion is the first dual Miracle Mile champ at the new home of Australasia’s richest sprint,…

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Ted Demmler honoured

TED DEMMLER AWARDED ROTHACKER MEDAL A true luminary of the sport, Ted Demmler was presented with the 2011 Gordon Rothacker Medal at Harness Racing Victoria’s premier awards night at Tabcorp Park, Melton, last Saturday, Nov 20. Throughout a career spanning five decades, Demmler accumulated more than 2000 training wins and 3000 triumphs in the sulky,…

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Gold Ace super in Perth

GOLD ACE IMPRESSES IN WA DEBUT (The) Gold Ace, last season’s top NZ 3YO pacer, sounded an ominious warning to the top Perth 4YOs with a super first-up win at Gloucester Park on Saturday morning (NZ time), November 18. The Bettor’s Delight entire, sent to WA for selected 4YO features by his NZ owners and…

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Yearling Sales races increase

YEARLING SALES RACES GET BOOST Having reviewed the budget figures, the N.Z. Sires Stakes Board is pleased to announce the following stake increases for the harness racing PGG Wrightson Yearling Sales three-year-old division for this season. 3 Y.O. Open Pace    ATC              December 31    $250,000 to $275,000 3 Y.O.…

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L Raider 2nd in Kilmore Cup

LIGHTNING RAIDER 2ND IN KILMORE CUP By Jason Bonnington Hulking Congupna (Victorian) horseman Scott Stewart celebrated a triumphant, prodigal homecoming by partnering brilliant 5YO Bitobliss to success in the $A70,000 SEW-Eurodrive Kilmore Cup on Sunday, October 23. A former Kilmore native when apprenticed to the all-conquering Knight stable some two decades ago, Stewart remedied a…

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Donegal Delight wins trial

DONEGAL DELIGHT HAS TRIAL WIN Last season’s tough 3YO filly Donegal Delight resumed with a mobile 2000m win in a 4-win plus heat at the Rangiora trials on Monday, October 10. The Bettor’s Delight mare was untroubled to lead and hold Balishka, with Donegal Delight’s stablemate Hip Hop Anvil, marking time for the PGG Wrighton…

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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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