Chch Broomare & All Age Sale results

GRAND-DAUGHTER OF ENTHUSIAST TOP LOT A trot-bred weanling grand-daughter of former star filly Enthusiast fetched the top price of $18,500 at the Christchurch Autumn Broodmare & All Aged sale at the Canterbury Agricultural Park on Wednesday, May 12. Offered by Les Donald of LDA Bloodstock, she was purchased by Motukarara trainer Craig Edmonds, responsible for…

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Dexter on standby for Cullen Bromac

JODI QUINLAN TOUCH & GO TO MAKE FLIGHT Watch out for a possible late change of drivers in the $300,000 NZ Yearling Sales Open 2YO Pace at Addington on Saturday afternoon, depending on whether Victorian reinswoman Jodi Quinlan makes a flight to Christchurch. Quinlan hopes to be in Christchurch to drive unbeaten Victorian juvenile Cullen…

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Major Obsession dies

PROMISING 2YO DIES SUDDENLY Major Obsession, three times the runnerup to Major Mark in 2YO pacing races this season, died suddenly on the track at the Addington workouts on Monday. He had been preparing for Saturday’s $300,000 PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales Open Pace at Addington. Major Obsession had also qualified for the $200,000 Garrards’…

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‘Strike’ lowers own NZ record in Classic

BETTOR’S STRIKE TOUGH IN RANGIORA CLASSIC Bettor’s Strike lowered his own NZ 2600m stand start record by 0.1 of a second with a gritty half-length win in the $46,823 Wai-Eyre Farm “Rangiora Classic” at the Rangiora Raceway on Sunday, May 9. The Grand Circuit star began well off 15m in Rangiora’s Group Three feature, led…

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2YO filly rates record 1:55 (1700m)

BETTOR COVER LOVER TOO GOOD AGAIN Bettor Cover Lover had to rate a brilliant NZ 2YO fillies record mile rate of 1:55 to wear down gallant Kentuckiana Lodge filly Bettor Move It in the $170,000 Magness Benrow Sires’ Stakes Championship at Auckland on Friday May 7. The Brent Mangos-trained and driven Bettor Cover Lover cemented…

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Jasper overcame near death experience

‘GHOST’ OVERCOMES ODDS TO BE A WINNER It may have been just a minor maiden win for Jasper The Ghost at Forbury Park on Thursday, May 6, but it held special significance for those close to the Village Jasper mare. After a promising first-up 3rd in her debut at Forbury in early December, she was…

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Charlotte Hunter has first win

DEXTER HAS TO SETTLE FOR SECOND TO COUSIN Charlotte Hunter gained her first winning drive at the expense of her illustrious cousin Dexter Dunn at the Timaru Harness Racing Club’s meeting on Sunday, May 2. A daughter of 1978 NZ Cup winning trainer-driver Henderson Hunter, and mother Shelley, a sister of Dexter’s mum Rose, Charlotte…

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Hip Hop Anvil targets Jewels/Crown

HARNESS JEWELS & BREEDERS CROWN THE TARGETS Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety is confident Hip Hop Anvil can step up and prove competitive in the Harness Jewels at Cambridge in June, and the Australasian Breeders Crown at Melton in August. Hip Hop Anvil landed some big bets as the $1.40 favourite in the 1-win Streamline…

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Shane notches Addington double

SHANE WALKINSHAW ADVANCES TO 17 FOR SEASON Kentuckiana Lodge driver Shane Walkinshaw was unlucky when Back In The USSR was a late scratching from the opening race at Addington on Friday, April 30, but made up for it 30 minutes later. Because he had accepted the drive on Back In The USSR in the opener,…

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