Colin De Filippi has 2000th NZ win

NZ HARNESS NEWS, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 COLIN DE FILIPPI JOINS 2000 WIN CLUB Master reinsman Colin De Filippi wasted no time landing his 2000th NZ driving win at Addington on Friday, September 8. In his first drive for the night, he produced a customary magical drive on Izmok, a horse he co-owns and co-trains with…

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Nathan Williamson cops 4-day suspension

NZ HARNESS NEWS, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 NATHAN WILLIAMSON BANNED AFTER TAS MAN BROMAC DRIVE Invercargill trainer-driver Nathan Williamson was surprised by a four-day suspension for alleged excessive use of the whip on Thursday’s Winton feature pace winner Tas Man Bromac. Williamson defended the charge, but stipendiary stewards found he had hit $2.70 second favourite Tas…

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Alpha Rock back from brief let-up

ALPHA ROCK BACK FROM AUGUST BREAK Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety gave good class pacer Alpha Rock a let-up in August but has him back and looking to return to the Rangiora workouts in another week. Alpha Rock resumed after a six month layoff in April. He improved with each of three starts at Auckland…

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Dexter stays with Titan Banner for NZ Cup

DEXTER WINS MAURICE HOLMES VASE WITH CUP DRIVE Champion driver Dexter Dunn confirmed Titan Banner will be his $800,000 Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup drive after reining him to win at Addington on Friday, September 1. Dexter celebrated his 28th birthday and a return to NZ race-driving after competing in Canada and Australia through…

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Chevron Express improving for Final

CRAN HAPPIER WITH CHEVRON EXPRESS Kentuckiana Lodge mentor Cran Dalgety is happier with Australasian Breeders Crown 3YO Fillies trot contender Chevron Express after working her on Friday morning. “She’s healthy again and trained quite strong this morning,” he said. Chevron Express was off-colour at the start of the week but has bounced back in time…

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Beach stint works for trot mare

DONEGAL BETTORGRETCH REMAINS ON BEACH Donegal Bettorgretch’s beach stint with Regan Todd at Woodend is being extended after she bounced back to winning form at Addington on Thursday, August 24. The former Harness Jewels 3YO Ruby winner was to return to Kentuckiana Lodge after Thursday’s race but trainer Cran Dalgety said he couldn’t immediately undo…

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Dexter returns for Super Sunday at Melton

DEXTER DUNN RETURNS FROM WDC FOR SUPER SUNDAY Dexter Dunn will be back in the Southern Hemisphere to rein the Cran Dalgety-trained trio of (Our) Bettor Joy, Master Moonlite and Chevron Express, in the Australasian Breeders Crown Finals at Melton on Sunday. The champion NZ reinsman and 2015 World Driving Champion had to settle for…

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