Elusive Dominion win for Phil

DOMINION FINALLY WON BY PHIL WILLIAMSON Phil Williamson says when his time comes to leave this world he will do so a happy man after training Springbank Richard to win the $250,000 Hellers Smallgoods Dominion (Gr1) at Addington on November 13. Little did he know at the time, but the 54-year-old trainer’s lengthy love affair…

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Corka Dream has surgery

CORKA DREAM SIDELINED FOR THREE MONTHS The Robert Dunn-trained Cup class pacer Corka Dream has had surgery  to stabilize a fractured pastern bone and will be out of action for three months. The gelding’s said the injury was not too bad, but just bad timing. “You could see a line running down the bone with…

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Almost a cup fairytale for Dexter

BETTOR’S STRIKE SLIGHTLY UNLUCKY, BUT MONKEY KING DESERVED NZ CUP WINNER Champion driver Dexter Dunn almost pulled off a fairytale result with Bettor’s Strike in the $1 million Christchurch Casino NZ Cup at Addington on Tuesday November 10. Cup finish: Monkey King has a neck on Bettor’s Strike with Smoken Up 3rd. Dexter, 20, in…

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Reactor needs all-clear for Sydney

SATURDAY MEETING TO DECIDE ON MIRACLE MILE START Auckland Reactor won’t get the all-clear to contest the $A500,000 SEW Eurodrive Miracle Mile on November 29 until his owners convene for a special meeting on Saturday. Rolleston co-trainer-driver Mark Purdon confirmed he had been approached by the New South Wales Harness Racing Club after the Reactor’s…

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Gastric upset suspected

BAND ON THE RUN LOSES POWER Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety believes a gastric upset may have been the reason for Band On The Run’s shock failure at Addington on Tuesday November 10. Cran advised the promising 4YO was “all good” on Wednesday morning. “Dexter said he had no power even right at the start,”…

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Top 4 finish would be nice

BETTOR’S STRIKE OUT TO IMPROVE CUP RATING In-form trainer Cran Dalgety, and owners Jim and Susan Wakefield, will be trying for their first top four finish in the $1 million Christchurch Casino NZ Cup at Addington today (November 10). Cran is having his best run to this stage of the season with 22 wins. He…

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Good omen for favourite

FAMILY ON WINNING ROLL Georgi Boy’s maiden win at Wyndham on Sunday may be a good omen for the Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup favourite Kiwi Ingenuity. He is co-raced by Invercargill builder Alan Smith, who has a connection to Kiwi Ingenuity, the early favourite for today’s $1 million Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup.…

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Dexter ok after minor mishap

DEXTER ESCAPES MINOR HICCUP A broken hopple on favourite Julius Supreme at Wyndham on Sunday caused a few anxious moments for top driver Dexter Dunn, but he was cool in the end. Julius Supreme, when being restrained at the rear in a gallop, veered to the inside of the track at top of the straight.…

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