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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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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