Alford hits 4000 milestone

ALFORD BRINGS UP 4000TH WIN ON MAPUA LEGEND Chris Alford has won most of the biggest races on the Australian harness calendar, but his win aboard ex-Kiwi Mapua Legend in the Maffioso C1 Pace at Bendigo on Saturday night, June 3, will forever be special. The $5000 event saw the champion Bolinda reinsman join Gavin…

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Jazzam stars in Melton sprint

JAZZAM DOES IT THE HARD WAY Classy mare Jazzam made and emphatic return to the winner’s list in Friday night’s Shire Of Melton Sprint at Tabcorp Park, June 2, cracking $A200,000 in earnings in the process. The $A13,500 the Debbie Quinlan-trained 6YO picked up for the 23rd win of 76-start career lifted her earnings to…

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Bonavista Bay out of Chariots

BUT MAKE MINE CULLEN IN CONTENTON Injury denied Tabcorp Park racegoers the chance to see Victoria’s top male 4YO in action at Melton on Friday night, June 25, but those who braved the elements were treated to another dominant display by Victoria’s best-performed 4YO mare. Make Mine Cullen confirmed her status as a major contender…

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New harness magazine

THE HARNESS EDGE DOWNUNDER COMING IN AUGUST The harness racing industry in Australia and New Zealand is getting a new publication – The Harness Edge Downunder. The Harness Edge magazine based in Canada is launching a quarterly, online edition for the southern hemisphere.  The publication will be focused on the racing industry in Australasia bringing…

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Kiwi-bred juvenile shines in WA

DAY 3 NZ PREMIER YEARLING SALES BUY SHINES Rachel Deegan, of PGG Wrightson, has revealed  the appropriately-named Go West U Terror’s win in the $A100,000 WA 2YO Pearl Classic Final at Gloucester Park, Perth, last Friday, June 18, is the second Group 1 winner produced from the Day Three “Trainers Day” at the NZ Premier…

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Jim Wakefield retires from posts

KEN SPICER TO REPLACE JIM WAKEFIELD ON HRNZ EXECUTIVE Jim Wakefield has announced his retirement as the NZ Trotting Owners Association representative on the HRNZ Executive. Jim, who is one of the industry’s most respected people, has served on the HRNZ Executive for eleven years and the NZTOA would like to acknowledge Jim’s significant contribution…

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New Southland Breeders President

DAVID KENNEDY NEW SBA PRESIDENT 10th June 2010 After over 7 years at the helm, Ailsa Smaill has stepped down as President of the Southland Standardbred Breeders’ Association (SSBA). The new President David Kennedy, was previously on the SSBA committee and also former Chairman of the NZSBA. Ailsa has been involved with the SSBA for…

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