“Muzz” & Benchmark back in NZ

SECRET TROTTER ARRIVES IN AUCKLAND A secret rating 99 trotter flew in from Sydney for the Auckland premier meeting last week, but he can’t race until he contests an offical trial at Alexandra Park on Sunday. Expatriate “Kiwi” Murray Howard arrived on Sunday to team up with his Group Three Bulli Cup-winning trotter Benchmark, who…

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Fast maiden required to win

FIZZING DELIVERS IN 1:55.2 MILE RATE FOR OVERDUE MAIDEN WIN Fizzing, having his ninth start, showed how good you have to be with a 1:55.2 mile rate over 1950m to notch that elusive maiden win on Friday, November 1. The Addington racing pattern has changed to the point where Fizzing had ran his last 800m…

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Chevron Express retired at four

CHEVRON EXPRESS RETIRED, BEING BRED WITH LOVE YOU Chevron Express, last season’s New Zealand Three-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year, has become a broodmare at four. The daughter of Muscle Mass and Kathy Galleon remained in Victoria for a couple of starts after running third in the Gr. 1 Australasian Breeders Crown 3YO Fillies Trot…

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Anthony Butt back for Cup Day

ANTHONY BUTT RETURNING FOR CUP DAY Three-time New Zealand Cup-winning driver Anthony Butt is returning from Australia for New Zealand Cup Day at Addington on Tuesday. Anthony Butt, who has had 30 New Zealand Cups since 1985 and has won 1609 NZ races, is in his fourth season since relocating to Victoria. He has surpassed…

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Cran happy after Cup trials

CRAN HAPPY WITH TEAM AFTER CUP TRIALS Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety was happy with his runners after the Addington Cup trials on Wednesday, which included a good final trial by NRM Sires Stakes contender, Pat’s Delight. The Bettor’s Delight colt settled fourth and closed well wide with earplugs intact in the rating 77 and…

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Bonnie Joan good but second best again

BONNIE JOAN RUNS CLOSE SECOND Smart Kentuckiana Lodge mare Bonnie Joan was narrowly beaten into second place for the second time in as many four-year-old starts at Addington on Friday night, but will be looking to turn the tables on Addington victor American Tart in the $40,000 mares race at Addington on Friday week. “We…

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