L Raider 2nd in Kilmore Cup

LIGHTNING RAIDER 2ND IN KILMORE CUP By Jason Bonnington Hulking Congupna (Victorian) horseman Scott Stewart celebrated a triumphant, prodigal homecoming by partnering brilliant 5YO Bitobliss to success in the $A70,000 SEW-Eurodrive Kilmore Cup on Sunday, October 23. A former Kilmore native when apprenticed to the all-conquering Knight stable some two decades ago, Stewart remedied a…

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Donegal Delight wins trial

DONEGAL DELIGHT HAS TRIAL WIN Last season’s tough 3YO filly Donegal Delight resumed with a mobile 2000m win in a 4-win plus heat at the Rangiora trials on Monday, October 10. The Bettor’s Delight mare was untroubled to lead and hold Balishka, with Donegal Delight’s stablemate Hip Hop Anvil, marking time for the PGG Wrighton…

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Johnny Be wins in WA

JOHNNY BE WINS AT PINJARRA Former Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Johnny Be opened his winning account in West Australia at Pinjarra on Monday, October 3, taking out a C1 pace. Having his first start for new trainer Greg Bond, and driven by Colin Brown, Johnny Be was pocketed three deep on the inner from an inside…

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Shard exceeds expectations

REACTOR EGDES PAST STABLEMATES Smiling Shard exceeded the expectations of trainer Cran Dalgety with his bold first-up second to Auckland Reactor in the Avon City Ford (New Brighton) Cup at Addington on Friday, September 30. “He surprised me a little. He will be a bit better for that run,” Cran said. “Bettor’s Strike (third) is…

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Addington Ground Zero complete

PUBLIC STAND NO LONGER AT ADDINGTON Over the last two weeks, Southern Demolition services have demolished the Addington Public Grandstand. The stand was condemned after the February earthquake which struck Christchurch. Temporary marquees will be placed in the area for use during the upcoming New Zealand Cup meeting in November. The NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club…

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Franco Jamar posts 1:51.2

FRANCO JAMAR SMOKING AT MENANGLE Canterbury-owned pacer Franco Jamar came up with a brilliant 1:51.2 mile to win the $A25,000 Live Or Die Nevele R Stud Pace (New Season Championship Final) at Tabcorp Park, Menangle, New South Wales, on Saturday night. On loan to NSW trainer Luke McCarthy, Franco Jamar had no worries in the…

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Bettors Creek for Sires Heats

  BETTORS CREEK FOR SIRES STAKES HEATS Bettors Creek left Addington Raceway on Friday night, September 9, a genuine NRM Sires Stakes contender after dealing to a handy 1-2 win field in the Sims Pacific Metals – Martin Ripley Memorial Mobile Pace. The Northern Hemisphere Time-bred Bettor’s Delight colt was too good for Temudjin and…

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Addington stand demolition photos

ADDINGTON PUBLIC STAND DEMOLITION Machines were fully operational at Addington Raceway on Monday, September 5, expediting the demolition from the eastern end of the public stand _ condemned after the February 22 earthquake. The land housing the condemned stand is expected to cleared by mid-October with temporary seating proposed for the expansive area. The progress…

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