NZ Cup, Dominion entries finalised

NZ HARNESS NEWS NZ CUP, DOMINION NOMINATIONS FINALISED Nominations closed on Wednesday for the biggest race in each gait on the calendar – the New Zealand Trotting Cup and the Dominion Handicap, both held at Addington in Cup Week (November). The Cup attracted the same number of entrants as last year – 29 – with former Kiwi Tiger Tara,…

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Dexter back to 5th, Canadian leads

NZ HARNESS NEWS AUGUST 16, 2017 CANADIAN DRIVER HITS THE FRONT Canadian driver James MacDonald notched a winning double and two placings to take the lead in the World Drivers Championship at Georgian Downs, Ontario, yesterday (Wednesday), in the third leg of the five-leg harness racing series. MacDonald, a late replacement for Brandon Campbell after he was ruled out when one of the horses he trains returned…

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Captain Dolmio on NZ Cup trail

NZ HARNESS NEWS AUGUST 14, 2017 CAPTAIN DOLMIO ON CUP TRACK Rugged Canterbury-trained pacer Captain Dolmio is being aimed at the $800,000 New Zealand Cup by trainer Robert Dunn after impressing at the Rangiora workouts in his first run back from a spell. The six-year-old son of Grinfromeartoear ran some huge races last season, culminating in a gallant second…

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NZ Harness News briefs

NZ HARNESS NEWS BRIEFS, AUGUST 13, 2017 DEXTER & MARK PURDON OFF THE PACE AFTER FIRST ROUND AT WDC Defending World Drivers champion Dexter Dunn has settled off the pace in seventh position after the round of the 2017 series in Canada on Sunday (NZ time). The New Zealand star finished a bold second in…

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Valor Lustre on roll in north

NZ HARNESS NEWS AUGUST 11, 2017 VALOR LUSTRE GOES BACK-TO-BACK IN NORTH  Canterbury mare Valor Lustre made it two North Island wins in eight days when winning at Alexandra Park tonight. The daughter of McArdle bested a quality field to win the night’s most tightly-assessed pace, the $17,000 NRM Handicap. Steve Telfer officially took over the training before tonight’s…

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