South maiden stakes now $10,000

SOUTHERN NON-WIN RACE STAKES Following a meeting of the Southern Harness Programming Committee yesterday we would like to announce that effective today (Thursday, January 31, 2019) for the duration of the current season, all non-win (MR) races will carry a minimum stake of $10,000 (an increase from $8,000). This includes today’s Wyndham Harness Racing Club…

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Amanda Grieve moves on

AMANDA GRIEVE RELOCATES TO MELBOURNE Valued former Kentuckiana Lodge horsewoman Amanda Grieve returned to Melbourne this month. Amanda teamed up with trainer Cran Dalgety two years ago after previously assisting Tony Herlihy at Clevedon in NZ, and stints in Australia with Dean Braun and John and Maree Caldow in Victoria, and earlier in New South…

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NZ Metro CEO appointed

BRIAN THOMPSON, NEW METRO CEO After completing a robust appointment process, The New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Brian Thompson as Chief Executive Officer. Mr Thompson, who will graduate this year with a Master’s in Business Studies from Massey University, has been with Addington since 2011 and will take…

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Im Pats Delight draws two

IM PATS DELIGHT DRAWS WELL IN BONANZA Kentuckiana Lodge stable star (Im) Pats Delight has drawn well in barrier two for the $100,000 TAB Multiplier 4YO Bonanza over 1720m at Melton on Saturday night. A victory would qualify him for the Chariots Of Fire in Sydney next month. Main rival Spankem has drawn the outside…

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Dexter wins with ex-Kiwi pacers

DEXTER WINS WITH EX-KIWIS IN USA Former top NZ reinsman Dexter Dunn continued his good USA strike rate over the last two days, winning with former Canterbury pacers, Delightful Memphis and Tiger Thompson. Dexter notched his second consecutive win in as many weeks behind Delightfulmemphisn, taking out the $17,500 fillies and mares feature at the…

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