Legend firms for Breeders Crown

WITHDRAWAL PROMOTES ‘LEGEND’ TO TOP BILLING Border Control’s fibrilation during Thursday morning’s workout and subsequent withdrawal from the Australasian Breeders Crown 3YO colts and geldings series has elevated arch rival Bit Of A Legend to clear outright favouritism. Allstars Stables trainer Mark Purdon immediately pulled Border Control from the series after the Bettor’s Delight gelding…

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Johnny Be $100k earner

JOHNNY BE WINS EQUIVALENT OF $NZ110,000  Ex-Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Johnny Be lifted his career earnings in West Australia to $A96,635 ($NZ110,131) with a front-running Pinjarra win on Monday, August  5. Rising seven in Australia (Aus birthdays on Sept.1), the Innerleithen Lodge (Trev Beaton)-bred pacer left the Cran Dalgety stable the winner of three from 18…

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Additional $1.5 million for industry

HRNZ ANNOUNCES $1.5M BOOST Media Release 31 July 2013 $1.5 million additional stakes for harness racing industry At the annual harness racing conference held over the weekend in Christchurch it was announced that an additional 1.5 million will be injected into stake money for the harness racing industry over the coming season. An additional $1.5…

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NZ Annual Awards 2013

PACERS Sir Lincoln 2YO Pacing Filly of the Year: VENUS SERENA 33 (Owners: Bob and Jennifer Sandford, Geoff Dunn) Woodlands Stud 3YO Pacing Filly of the Year: ADORE ME 33 (Owner: Charles Roberts, Paul Kenny, Mary Kenny) Nevele R Stud 4YO & Older Pacing Mare of the Year: BETTOR COVER LOVER 32 (Owner: Karnup Racing…

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Eight behind after July 12

BIT OF A LEGEND, MAC BUBBLES, ADD TO TALLY Wins by Bit Of A Legend (Addington) and Mac Bubbles (Auckland) on Friday, July 12, have reduced the margin for West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety to eight wins behind Mark Purdon on the premiership table. The Kentuckiana Lodge team began the day nine behind, but Purdon’s…

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Handicapping changes _ HRNZ

  Media ReleaseFriday July 12, 2013 HANDICAPPING CHANGES – Age Group Concessions and Formal “Drop Back” The Handicapping sub-committee met on Wednesday 10th July. The sub-committee comprises John Lischner (Chairman), Erin Crawford, Pat O’Brien, Steve Phillips, Brian Rabbitt, Kevin Smith, Mark Jones, Ken Barron, Darrin Williams. Also present (filling in for apologies of David Butcher…

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