Sheriff sidelined with cold

NZ HARNESS NEWS, March 23, 2018 COLD FORCES SHERIFF FROM FLYING STAKES The scratching of Sheriff from Friday night’s Flying Stakes at Addington does not spell the end of the classy pacer’s New Zealand Derby hopes. The Nigel McGrath-trained three-year-old has been withdrawn from the $50,000 Group 2 feature after being displaying a nasal discharge earlier this…

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PGG to continue with yearling sales

NZ HARNESS NEWS,  March 20, AUCTION COMPANY CONFIRMS YEARLING SALES WILL CONTINUE A high-ranking official at agriculture company PGG Wrightson has doused cold water on strong industry rumours regarding the future of the national yearling sales. For a number of weeks, the drums have been beating that PGG Wrightson, through their standardbred division, would be…

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Team teal success

NZ HARNESS NEWS, March 12, 2018 TEAL CAMPAIGN RAISES UPWARDS OF $20,000 Organisers of New Zealand harness racing’s inaugural Team Teal Campaign are hailing it as a huge success following its completion on Sunday with the funds raised expected to reach close to $20,000. After six weeks of action across the country – during which…

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Jesse Duke reverses trend

NZ HARNESS NEWS, March 10, JESSE DUKE REVERSING TREND OF SALE-TOPPERS The list of Karaka sale-toppers in recent years hardly makes for a ‘who’s who’ of elite race horses on the track. Arctic Stride, You Gotta Have Faith, Cheers Stride, Carters Cullen, Tori Maguire, Legs And Lips, and Two Twenty all topped the Auckland sale…

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