The Orange Agent retired

NZ HARNESS NEWS, June 14, 2018 ANOTHER INJURY ENDS BRILLIANT MARE’S RACE CAREER The curtain has come down on the career of champion mare The Orange Agent. Her connections made the tough call to retire her on Monday after she pulled up lame from her fast work that morning. “She’s gone amiss,” said Brian Hughes,…

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Christen Me wins 7th race in US

CHRISTEN ME, SHARTIN, ROBBIE BURNS, WIN AT HARRAH’S PHILADELPHIA Former Kentuckiana Lodge Grand Circuit star Christen Me lifted his USA earnings to $147,300 when successful on Monday (NZ time). Christen Me, from the two gate in a $US18,000 pace, settled in second and third place for much of the mile at Harrah’s Philadelphia in Pennsylvania.…

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Goodbye J A Carmichael

NZ HARNESS NEWS, May 28, 2018 PASSING OF JACK CARMICHAEL Popular and highly respected former Templeton horseman Jack Carmichael passed away last Wednesday aged 94. Carmichael only handed in his training licence six years ago and trained his last winner when Flaming Freida scored at Washdyke in May, 2015. Carmichael had 346 training wins in…

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Ohoka Punter sold to Queensland stud

NZ HARNESS NEWS, May 28, 2018 KEVIN SEYMOUR BUYS OHOKA PUNTER Leviathan Queensland owner Kevin Seymour has purchased Ohoka Punter from his Christchurch owner, Katie Carville. Carville had been racing the Bettor’s Delight entire from Gary Hall’s Perth stable in recent times. Seymour says he acquired Ohoka Punter to be a sire at his Egmont…

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Partyon has fibrilation

NZ HARNESS NEWS, May 27, 2018 PARTYON STOOD DOWN One of the more favoured runners for Saturday’s $150,000 4YO Diamond, Partyon, has been stood down by stewards after being pulled up at the Pukekohe workouts on Saturday. In the hands of driver Brent Mangos, Partyon stopped to a walk a lap out and failed to…

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Orange brings up 200 wins

NZ HARNESS NEWS, May 22, 2018 BLAIR ORANGE BRINGS UP 200 WINS  Christchurch reinsman Blair Orange has become just the second driver in New Zealand harness racing history to drive 200 winners in a season. Orange brought up the milestone behind Mogul in the last race at Manawatu Raceway on Tuesday night. It was his…

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