Texican for Northern Derby

Texican is set to return to Auckland for the $250,000 Woodlands Stud Northern Derby on Friday, March 9, despite not being comfortable racing right-handed there in December. “While he didn’t handle it as good up there in December, you’d be killing yourself if one of the inferior three-year-olds ended up winning it and you weren’t…

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Chasue’s 1/2 brother upsets

CHASUE’S HALF-BROTHER WINS BALLARAT CUP Retired racemare Highview Chasue let illustrious half-brother Highview Tommy improve the family status by defeating superstars, Sushi Sushi and Smoken Up in the $A125,000 Petstock Ballarat Cup in Victoria on Saturday night, January 28. (For Invercargill Saturday review, please refer homepage). Highview Tommy stunned the Aussies with a shock final…

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Lightning Raider 3rd in WA Cup

‘RAIDER’ 3RD IN IM THEMIGHTYQUINN’S WA CUP Former Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Lightning Raider furthered his good Australian form by running third to Im Themightyquinn and Dasher VC in the $A400,000 West Australian Cup at Gloucester Park, Perth, early Saturday morning (NZ time). After starting off the back row and getting cover on the outer early,…

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Shard fifth in Free-For-All

SMILING SHARD 5th IN AUCKLAND FREE-FOR-ALL Trainer Cran Dalgety was happy with Smiling Shard’s fifth in the $20,000 Sims Pacific Metals Mobile Pace at Auckland on December 9. Smiling Shard, after meeting an early check, moved up parked mid-race, then after getting shuffled three back, locked stays with Highview Tommy when improving wide into the…

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Rory McIlwrick has first win

RORY McILWRICK NOTCHES WIN Rory McIlwrick, who transferred to work for Southland trainer Kirk Larsen two months ago, gained his first driving win at Invercargill on Tuesday, December 13. Rory (pictured), is in his first season as a junior driver. He previously worked at Kentuckiana Lodge for 14 months, and grained numerous trial and workouts…

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‘Magic’ 4th in Treuer

FEELS LIKE MAGIC 4TH IN WASHAKIE’S TREUER Former Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Feels Like Magic has run the race of his life to run fourth in the $A100,000 BTRC – Allied Express M H Treuer Memorial at Bankstown Paceway on Saturday, December 3. Feels Like Magic, the outsider bar one in the Australiasian Grand Circuit event,…

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Smoken Up, Gold Ace, win features

SMOKEN UP WINS CONSECUTIVE MIRACLE MILES Smoken Up joined former stablemate Sokyola, Be Good Johnny, Holmes DG, Chokin, Westburn Grant and Village Kid, as a two-time Miracle Mile champion on Saturday night, November 26. However, the latest Lance Justice champion is the first dual Miracle Mile champ at the new home of Australasia’s richest sprint,…

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Ted Demmler honoured

TED DEMMLER AWARDED ROTHACKER MEDAL A true luminary of the sport, Ted Demmler was presented with the 2011 Gordon Rothacker Medal at Harness Racing Victoria’s premier awards night at Tabcorp Park, Melton, last Saturday, Nov 20. Throughout a career spanning five decades, Demmler accumulated more than 2000 training wins and 3000 triumphs in the sulky,…

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Gold Ace super in Perth

GOLD ACE IMPRESSES IN WA DEBUT (The) Gold Ace, last season’s top NZ 3YO pacer, sounded an ominious warning to the top Perth 4YOs with a super first-up win at Gloucester Park on Saturday morning (NZ time), November 18. The Bettor’s Delight entire, sent to WA for selected 4YO features by his NZ owners and…

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