Ray Sharpe passes from cancer

NZ HARNESS NEWS DEATH OF RAY SHARPE Canterbury horseman Ray Sharpe passed away on Thursday morning after a 15-month battle with kidney cancer. Sharpe, 48, and his family returned to Christchurch in June after living in New York for the best part of a decade. He trained 104 winners in North America in that time, to go with 22 wins accrued…

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NZ Cup, Dominion entries finalised

NZ HARNESS NEWS NZ CUP, DOMINION NOMINATIONS FINALISED Nominations closed on Wednesday for the biggest race in each gait on the calendar – the New Zealand Trotting Cup and the Dominion Handicap, both held at Addington in Cup Week (November). The Cup attracted the same number of entrants as last year – 29 – with former Kiwi Tiger Tara,…

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Dexter back to 5th, Canadian leads

NZ HARNESS NEWS AUGUST 16, 2017 CANADIAN DRIVER HITS THE FRONT Canadian driver James MacDonald notched a winning double and two placings to take the lead in the World Drivers Championship at Georgian Downs, Ontario, yesterday (Wednesday), in the third leg of the five-leg harness racing series. MacDonald, a late replacement for Brandon Campbell after he was ruled out when one of the horses he trains returned…

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Captain Dolmio on NZ Cup trail

NZ HARNESS NEWS AUGUST 14, 2017 CAPTAIN DOLMIO ON CUP TRACK Rugged Canterbury-trained pacer Captain Dolmio is being aimed at the $800,000 New Zealand Cup by trainer Robert Dunn after impressing at the Rangiora workouts in his first run back from a spell. The six-year-old son of Grinfromeartoear ran some huge races last season, culminating in a gallant second…

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