Jonny Cox wins No. 500 & 501

NZ HARNESS NEWS September 28, 2017 DRIVING MILESTONE ACHIEVED FOR JONNY COX Jonny Cox returned to his roots to record his milestone 500th New Zealand driving success on Thursday. The former Southlander, now based in Christchurch, piloted Rah De Rah to win at Central Southland Raceway in Winton. Around 15 years and one week ago,…

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Monbet expected to bounce back

NZ HARNESS NEWS, September 26, 2017 MONBET-OUT OPTION WITH TAB FOR DOMINION Woodend co-trainer Greg Hope was pleased to learn the NZ TAB had opened a Monbet-out Dominion Handicap market on Tuesday for the Group One trot race at Addington in November. TAB bookmaker Richard Wilson advised a Monbet-out option was opened following reports last…

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Dream About Me out of Hannon

NZ HARNESS NEWS, September 20, 2017 DREAM ABOUT ME WITHDRAWN, OTHER TOPLINERS RETURN The powerful Allstars New Zealand Cup contingent had a slight setback early on Wednesday when champion mare Dream About Me was diagnosed with a foot abscess. Rolleston trainers Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen have subsequently withdrawn the pre-post favourite from Sunday’s Hannon…

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Nathan Williamson appeal fails

NZ HARNESS NEWS SEPTEMBER 20 2017 WILLIAMSON APPEAL FAILS   Invercargill trainer-driver Nathan Williamson’s appeal against a four-meeting ban for excessive use of the whip has failed. Williamson drove favourite Tas Man Bromac to win narrowly at Winton on September 7, but was charged with hitting the horse 21 times in the final 400 metres…

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