Drivers fees increase by $5

  HRNZ APPROVES INCREASE TO DRIVING FEES At its meeting on 1 June, 2012, the HRNZ Board gave consideration to a submission from the NZ Harness Racing Trainers & Drivers Association seeking an increase to the current driving fees. While cognisant of the increased costs facing owners and the decline in stake levels over the…

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Juveniles shine at Jewels w/outs

ABRAXAS AND ONLYFORYOU WIN HEATS Top driver Dexter Dunn was left lamenting Abraxas’s second row draw for Saturday’s $150,000 Sky City Hamilton Harness Jewels 2YO colts/geldings Emerald after his Cambridge workout win on Sunday,  May 27 (for Auckland, Friday review, please refer home page). “The one we wanted to draw the front row would have…

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Dexter wins Horsham series

DEXTER WINS MONDAY AFTERNOON SERIES Consistency won the day for top NZ driver Dexter Dunn (pictured) in the three heats of the Decron Horse Care Noel Smith Memorial Invitation Drivers Championship at Horsham, Victoria, on Monday afternoon, May 21. He led from gate six with 18-to-one hope Pleasedtobetibet in the opening heat and gave the…

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Pacific Rapture beats Onlyforyou

PACIFIC RAPTURE WINS $170,000 PGG 2YO FILLIES FINAL Even though she had to settle for a placing in her second $100,000-plus 2YO fillies race within a week, Kentuckiana Lodge filly Onlyforyou continues to be a great buy. Selected by trainer Cran Dalgety at last year’s Australasian Classic Yearling Sale for $35,000, the Art Major filly…

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New syndicate, new horse

NEW SYNDICATE PROMOTION It’s long been recognised as the best way to introduce race fans to racehorse ownership and now a new initiative is set to launch in New Zealand harness racing. Noel Kennard, via goHarness Syndication, is offering people the chance to share in the ownership of a going horse for two years. You…

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Yankee Dream scores at Melton

YANKEE DREAM WINS $20K MO CUP Yankee Dream notched her second Victorian win with a MO success in the $A20,000 Victorian Harness Racing Sports Club Metropolitan Cup Final at Tabcorp Park, Melton, on Friday, Feburary 17. The former Kentuckiana Lodge mare, now racing for Perth owner John Lohman from the Victorian stable of Dean Braun,…

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Reactor off to Inters

AUCKLAND REACTOR GOING TO PERTH Auckland Reactor is set to go to battle with I’m Themightyquinn in his opening night heat of the Interdominions next Friday. The Kiwi star has been confirmed as a starter for the Perth series after recovering well this week from a brutal Hunter Cup outing last Saturday. Photo: Auckland Reactor,…

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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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