Horse of the Year wins trial

HORSE OF YEAR CHRISTEN ME RESUMES WITH PACEWORK TRIAL Christen Me, confirmed as 2015 NZ Harness Horse of the Year at the Harness Racing Awards in Christchurch last Saturday, launched himself into a new racing term at the Addington trials on Monday, August 10. While some were surprised to see the superstar stepping out in…

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I Will Rock You in Melbourne

I WILL ROCK YOU HAS CHANGE OF PLAN Last Friday’s Australasian Breeders Crown 2YO colts and geldings Addington heat winner I Will Rock You left for Melbourne on Monday. The Rock N Roll Heaven gelding had a change of plan after winning his ABC qualifier last week. “Brendan James (Melbourne co-owner) knows he can’t win…

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Bonus ABC heat win for juvenile

BONUS WIN FOR I WILL ROCK YOU & STEVIE GOLDING I Will Rock You was basically untroubled to notch a bonus 2YO win in a two-horse the $5000 Australasian Breeders Crown 2YO colts and geldings heat at Addington on Friday, July 24. Leading junior driver Stevie Golding was also handed a bonus victory in his…

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Chevrons Champion off to Perth

CHEVRONS CHAMPION LEAVES NZ RACING Chevrons Champion, twice a winner in nine 2YO starts for Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety, won’t advance her score in NZ next term. The Bettor’s Delight-Dreamsaregold filly has been sold by breeder-owner Graham Beirne, of Small Car World Ltd, to Perth interests for her future racing. “He has done a…

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Texican tops $100,000 for year in North America

TEXICAN WINS $US42,000 OPEN PACE AT YONKERS, NEW YORK Former NZ Sires Stakes 3YO Final winner Texican continues to add to his lifetime tally with another $100,000-plus winning year in North America. The former Kentuckiana Lodge-developed pacer won a $US42,000 Open Handicap on the half-mile Yonkers Raceway, New York, last weekend. Texican, six to NZ…

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Katy Perry rates 1:53.6 (1660m)

KATY PERRY PACES 1:53.6 IN ALBION PARK DEBUT Former Kentuckiana Lodge filly Katy Perry has next week’s $A100,000 Queensland Oaks on her radar after pacing a 1:53.6 mile rate, first-up, at Albion Park, Brisbane, on Friday, July 3. A previous big-earning 2 & 3YO filly for the Cran Dalgety stable, she joined the Newcastle (NSW)…

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Top north drivers to rein north stablemates

NORTHERN DRIVERS ENGAGED FOR STABLEMATES AT AUCKLAND With Dexter Dunn looking to continue his hot winter Forbury Park form on Friday, Zac Butcher will rein Lightning Mach, and Brent Mangos will guide Chevrons Easy, at Auckland on Friday night. Dexter’s brother John was given first refusal but will rein members of the team trained by…

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