Former HRNZ President dies

RALPH KEMODE PASSES AWAY The Harness Racing industry was saddened today (November 5) by the passing of Ralph Kermode, one of the industry’s genuine “nice guys”. Ralph passed away peacefully this morning after a gallant battle with illness in recent times. Harness Racing New Zealand (HRNZ) Inc Chairman, Mr Pat O’Brien said:  “it is a…

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Ingenuity recovers in NZ Cup trial

TOP MARE RUNS 1:54.8 LAST MILE TO WIN CUP TRIAL Leithfield trainer-driver Robbie Holmes was unconcerned after NZ Cup favourite Kiwi Ingenuity tangled for the first four strides in the NZ Cup trial at Addington on Wednesday November 4. “The Aussie (Barry Lew) was making a bit of noise outside us,” Holmes said. Photo: Kiwi…

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Classy PGG Kaikoura win

BAND ON THE RUN SHOWS CLASS Band On The Run wasn’t at home on the flat bends at Kaikoura on Monday November 2, but was too classy in the $50,000 PGG Wrightson Yearling Sales Series Aged Handicap Pace. Top driver Dexter Dunn had to guide the big Christian Cullen gelding round the turns before letting…

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Owner with three in Final

GRAHAM BEIRNE HAS THREE IN SIRES’ FINAL Ebullient Christchurch owner Graham Beirne will require triple vision for the $200,00 NRM Sires’ Stakes Final at Addington on November 10. Hip Hop Anvil, who the successful car dealer races with Chrissie Dalgety, danced his way along the sprint lane to win the final qualifying heat at Addington…

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Bubba overcomes check

NOT HER FAULT FOR EARLY BREAK THIS TIME Bubba Ho Tep, who recovered from an early lapse in terrific style at Addington on Friday night, had an excuse for tangling just after the start. Unlike at Ashburton at her previous start when she had an off day, taking no part in the wet, Bubba Ho…

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Stable quinella hectic race

FIRST-UP EFFORTS A TEST BUT THEY DELIVERED Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety is hopeful a fast 3:11.6 clocking by Living Proof to run down stablemate About Ambition at Addington on Friday night won’t knock the pair. Both were first-up after layoffs and the quick 1:58.5 mile rate in the 3-win grade was the result of…

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Kiwi Ingenuity’s splashing win

KIWI INGENUITY WAS $2.80, NOW $4 FAVOURITE Kiwi Ingenuity remains the $4 favourite for the $1 million NZ Cup after a splashing/smashing display in the worst of the conditions at Ashburton on Monday October 26. TAB bookies reacted to the ease of the win, firming her to $2.80 on Monday night in the Christchurch Casino…

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Yahoo Karloo’s Flying Stakes

PLENTY OF IMPROVEMENT SAYS DRIVER Astute New South Wales reinsman Greg Bennett declared there is plenty of improvement to come from Monday’s $75,000 RX Plastics Ashburton Flying Stakes winner Karloo Mick. “There is a lot of improvement left in him,” Bennett emphasised after the October 26 victory. Karloo Mick, otherwise known as the “Dubbo Destroyer”,…

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Dustin upstages favourite

DUSTIN’S WIN EARNS CUP DAY START Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety was rapt for his owners after Dustin Bromac put two luckless starts behind him at Addington on Friday, October 23. “Tonight’s win was unexpected. I thought Motu Crusader would have been too good for us,” Cran said. “That win will get him a start…

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