Cranbourne Cup now dead-heat

HRV INQUIRY RESULTS IN DEAD-HEAT Stewards reconvened an inquiry on Thursday December 11 into an objection lodged by Sam Treccase, owner of Ohoka Nevada, against the placings declared by the judge in the 2009 Decron Cranbourne Pacing Cup on November 28, 2009. Harness Racing Victoria judge Lucy McCormick determined on the night that the Cran…

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Melton – Mr Feelgood relegated

MR FEELGOOD RELEGATED TO 2ND The Tim Butt/Phil Anderson-trained Mr Feelgood bounced back from a minor hoof problem to win the SEW-Eurodrive Popular Alm Free-For-All at Tabcorp Park, Melton, on Friday night (December 4), only to lose the race to ex-Southland pacer Bold Cruiser on protest. The 8YO Glenn Douglas-trained Bold Cruiser, who has built…

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Monkey King runs 1:50.8 mile

MONKEY KING BREAKS 9-YEAR HOODOO FOR KIWIS Monkey King ran the fastest mile recorded in the Southern Hemisphere with a superb 1:50.8 clocking in the $A500,000 SEW Eurodrive Miracle Mile at Menangle, NSW, Sunday, November 29. Prepared at Kaiapoi by Brendon HIll, Monkey King broke a 9-year hoodoo for Kiwi-trained pacers in Australasia’s richest sprint. …

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Ohoka Nevada’s Kilmore Cup

EX-KIWI WINS KILMORE CUP The locals were rejoicing at Kilmore when Ohoka Nevada won the $A70,000 Group 2 SEW-Eurodrive Kilmore Pacing Cup on Sunday October 25. Photo by Stuart McCormick Trainer Tony Peacock has felt the 5YO son of Sands A Flyin was a Kilmore Cup contender ever since getting him from Canterbury mid-way through…

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Justice calls on Facebook fans

FACEBOOK CHOOSES KERRYN FOR SMOKEN UP Lance Justice turned to Facebook to solve his dilemma of a replacement driver for Smoken Up in the $20,000 Desperate Comment Free-For-All at Moonee Valley on October 10. The Melton trainer-driver was forced to find a new pilot after failing in his quest to have a suspension overturned and took…

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Bonavista Back With Bang

BONAVISTA BAY BACK WITH BANG The good judges think Bonavista Bay has the ability to end up an Australian harness racing great and the untapped entire joined a number of immortals already there with his dominant win in the 21st Shire Of Melton Plate at Tabcorp Park on Friday October 2. The Emma Stewart-trained gun put…

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Crown remains at Tabcorp

Sept 30, 2009 Melton’s Tabcorp Park will host the Tabcorp Australasian Breeders Crown for the next two years. Buoyed by the success of last month’s inaugural series at the new home of Victorian harness racing, Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) believes its state-of-the-art facility is well-placed to become a successful home for Australasia’s premier juvenile harness series.…

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NSBA Chairman appointed

Sept 28, 2009 Invercargill lawyer Cleland Murdoch is the new Chairman of the NZ Standardbred Breeders’ Association. He was nominated for the position by out-going office holder John Mooney, who did not seek re-election. John was been instrumental in developing the NZSA business plan that has been supported by HRNZ . In-coming Chairman Cleland Murdoch, comes…

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Visitors Set The Pace

August 14   The August 7 BIG6 2YO Pace at Tabcorp Park proved the standout guide to the Tabcorp Australasian Breeders Crown colts and geldings semi-finals.   Visiting duo Lanercost and Smiling Shard engaged in a thrilling entrée at their pre-semi tune-ups, with the former capitalising on a cushier run to score a 1-1/2m win.   They…

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