Feelgood fantastic in Victoria Cup

MR FEELGOOD SUPERIOR IN VICTORIA CUP A merciless, mercenary performance has seen former American superstar Mr Feelgood complete a unique Trans-Atlantic Grand Slam and stake a significant claim to being Australasia’s pre-eminent pacer. Installed a $3.90 second favourite on the popular premise that he would find the front first in the $A425,000 Group 1 SEW-Eurodrive…

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Reindeer antlers prove novel idea

NO REPERCUSSIONS WITH UNAPPROVED GEAR CHANGE Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety decided to “test the sense of humour of the stipes” when he sent Dustin Bromac out with an unapproved gear change at the NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club’s meeting on December 4. The trainer decided the Christmas reindeer antlers being worn by co-owner Chanelle Dickie…

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Cran enters two $40k claimers

KENTUCKIANA LODGE TRAINER SUPPORTS $50k CLAIMER For so long claiming races, especially in New Zealand, have been the domains of the old, out of form and sometimes unsound racehorse.  A move by the NZ Metropolitan TC this Saturday is set to start changing that popular view. The club instituted a $50,000 Claimers race this Saturday…

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Smoken Up runs 1:50.3 record

MENANGLE MONSTER WINS MIRACLE MILE Smoken Up confirmed his ranking as the monster of Menangle on Saturday night, November 27. The Lance Justice-trained and driven Grand Ciruit star played the iron horse outside Blacks A Fake and beat the four-time Interdominion champ in the $A500,000 SEW Eurodrive Miracle Mile, setting a new Australasian mile mark…

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Former Victorian trainer dies

GORDON ROTHACKER DIES, AGED 81 The Australian harness racing industry is mourning the loss of its most iconic figure after the passing of Mr Gordon W Rothacker in hospital on Tuesday night, November 16, aged 81. Harness Racing Victoria’s highest individual award, the Gordon Rothacker Medal, is named in his honour, but Gordon was sadly…

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Tactical change for Band On The Run

PEACOCK WANTS EX-K.L. PACER IN THE OPEN Kilmore conditioner Tony Peacock’s elaborate assault on the Choice Hotels Country Cup circuit of 2010/11 continues at Carisbrook Raceway In Victoria on Monday with three of his stable stars set to contest the Central Goldfields Shire Maryborough Gold Cup, with another listed as first emergency. The Band On…

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Dexter to compete on world stage

DEXTER TO COMPETE IN 2011 WORLD CHAMPS At the ICE Bloodstock Harness Racing Awards on Saturday night, July 31, Dexter Dunn announced, through a letter of congratulations from the HRNZ Executive, that he had been selected to compete in the Worlds Drivers’ Champs in New York next year. The 20-year-old was pleasantly surprised and understandably…

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HRNZ exploring top trot series

HRNZ COMMITTED TO ALTERNATIVE TROT SERIES At the Harness Racing Australia (HRA) Annual General Meeting on Monday, October 18, a number of changes were agreed to for the future conduct of the Inter Dominion Championships. Key changes agreed were: Introduction of a tender system for the conduct of the Pacers Championship for 2013-2015 by eligible…

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Inter trot series gone from 2013

HRV REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO TROTTING Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) wishes to respond to articles relating to Harness Racing Australia’s (HRA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Hobart on Monday, October 18, where it was voted to discontinue the Inter Dominion Trotting Championships from 2013. HRV Chairman, Ken Latta said: “I am disappointed with the decision,…

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Ex-Kiwi wins Nyah Cup

STIRLING CHARMER WINS, BAND ON THE RUN THIRD Superstar Strathfieldsaye conditioner, Glenn Douglas, fired the first salvo in what looms as a spectacular season of Choice Hotels Country Cups racing on Saturday night, October 16, by claiming the $A30,000, Group 3 Tooleybuc Sporting Club Nyah Pacing Cup with gifted stayer, Stirling Charmer. The first of…

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