Roche into 3YO Crown reckoning

ROCHE BLASTS PAST RIVALS Roche At La Plagne could have been waiting for the Tabcorp Australasian Breeders Crown to deliver on his immense potential. The Amy Tubbs-trained gelding pulled off one of the biggest upsets of this year’s $2 million series when he won the first of four heats for the three-year-old colts and geldings…

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Douglas loyal to Melton

DOUGLAS LOYAL TO MELTON The Chariots Of Fire has the potential to provide Glenn Douyglas with the biggest win of his career, but Victoria’s leading trainer won’t be at Menangle on Friday night, July 30, for the $A200,000 Group 1. The Bendigo horseman has left travelling duties to the man who has overseen interstate trips…

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Tim Butt’s last racedrive

TIM BUTT’S FINAL RACEDRIVE Premier stables trainer Tim Butt  is to have his last raceday drive at Addington Raceway on Friday, July 30. The prominent Canterbury trainer has relinquished his drivers’ licence and will be looking to go out with a bang in Race 1 behind Valhalla. He has drawn barrier one, next to his brother…

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Smoken Up brilliant first-up

SMOKEN UP TOO GOOD AT MELTON Smoken Up made a triumphant return to racing in The Confectionery & Party Shop Our Maestro Free-For-All at Tabcorp Park, Melton, on Friday night, July 23. The star of Lance Justice’s Melton stable recorded his most dominant victory since he was racing through his classes after coming across from…

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WA Slipper win for Ohoka’s Bondy

OHOKA’S BONDY WINS 2YO FEATURE Ohoka’s Bondy, co-bred by Mosgiel breeder Phil Creighton, who has horses in several NZ stables including the Kentuckiana Lodge team of Cran Dalgety,  played the iron horse to win the $A125,000 Premier Suzuki 2YO Golden Skipper Stakes at Gloucester Park, Perth, on Friday night, July 23. After being left parked…

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Breeders Crown intrigue intensifies

BREEDERS CROWN INTRIGUE INTENSIFIES The 2010 Tabcorp Australasian Breeders Crown stepped up a cog yesterday and this year’s series could hold some surprises if the six qualifiers run in the northern states are any indication. The most anticipated heat of the day – the clash between Cuttheattitude and Chariot King in the last of five…

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NZ junior champs on Thursday

NZ Junior Drivers’ Championship Fields 20th July 2010 Twelve promising drivers will compete in the 2010 NZ Junior Drivers’ Championship at Addington Raceway on Thursday, July 22. Representing the North Island are Josh Dickie, Roydon Downey, Simon Lawson, Simon McMullan, Zac Butcher and Jordan Compain, while the South Island team comprises of Dexter Dunn, Matthew…

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HRV maintain stake levels

HRV ANNOUNCES STAKE LEVELS WILL BE MAINTAINED Despite the uncertainty surrounding the racing industry’s wagering revenue, the Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) Board has determined that 2009/10 stakemoney levels will be maintained for the 2010/11 season. However, the Board has determined that the profile of stakemoney will change. Within the stakemoney total of $33.6m, a reallocation…

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