HRNZ APPLAUDS GOVT RESPONSE

HRNZ APPLAUDS PETERS’ ANNOUNCEMENT By Garrick Knight Harness Racing New Zealand has welcomed the announcement made on Wednesday by Racing Minister, Winston Peters, that he says will revitalise the domestic racing industry. According to Peters, the Government will introduce two new pieces of legislation before the year is out designed to overhaul an industry in…

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Ultimate Machete retired to stud

DUAL STUD DEAL SECURES ULTIMATE MACHETE Recently-retired pacer Ultimate Machete has been purchased for stallion duties in a partnership deal between two New Zealand stud farms. South Auckland’s Alabar Stud and Christchurch’s Nevele R Stud have acquired the son of Bettor’s Delight after he was retired from racing through injury last month. It is not…

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Bettor Joy wins Matchmaker Heat

BETTOR JOY WINS $US40,000 MATCHMAKER HEAT Former Kentuckiana Lodge filly/mare Bettor Joy won a $US40,000 Blue Chip Matchmaker Series Free-For-All Mares Pace at Yonkers, New York, last Saturday (NZ time). The Bettor’s Delight-Joyfulbelle mare settled fifth from the five gate for top driver Tim Tetrick but unwound stronlgy to win by a length over pacemaking…

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