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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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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