Ex-Canty steward gets top job

SHANE LARKINS GETS TOP VICTORIA POST Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shane Larkins to the position of Chairman of Stewards. Shane will replace James Hitchcock, who has accepted a position on the Racing Victoria Ltd stewards’ panel and will vacate the HRV role on July 1. Photo: Shane Larkins,…

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No Breeders Crown for Smiling Shard

NO BREEDERS CROWN THIS YEAR For the first time in three years, top age group pacer Smiling Shard will miss the Australasian Breeders Crown Finals at Melton, Victoria, in August. Instead, Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety says he will concentrate on setting the Grinfromeartoear entire the New Zealand Cup in November. The big races at…

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Lightning Raider in 1:54.3

LIGHTNING RAIDER WINS MENANGLE DEBUT Former Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Lightning Raider was untroubled to win his Australian debut at Tabcorp Park, Menangle, on Saturday, June 4, in 1:54.3 for the 1609m. The 5YO Christian Cullen gelding was patiently driven from the outside of the front row by new trainer Luke McCarthy, settling second last on…

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Alford appeal gathers momentum

OVERWHELMING RESPONSE TO NF CAMPAIGN The Toolern Room was filled to capacity at Tabcorp Park, Melton, on Friday night, May 20, as the Victorian harness racing community gathered to support an initiative by one of its own. Throughout the month of May, leading driver Chris Alford is ‘Racing for an NF Free Future’ and in…

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RB donates ambulance to Canty

RACING BOARD DONATES AMBULANCE The New Zealand racing industry has thrown its support behind the residents of Canterbury by donating a new St John ambulance to serve the region. Canterbury is recovering from devastating earthquakes and the donation of the new ambulance to St John is recognition of the organisation’s unswerving support of all Cantabrians…

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Shard leads Jewels 4YO division

JEWEL COLOURS BACK FOR 2011 The first look at the new Ashburton Trust Harness Jewels colours will come on Friday night at both Addington and Alexandra Park. Leading two-year-old filly Veste will carry them in her Magness Benrow Sires’ Stakes Fillies’ Heat in  Auckland, while Peter Ferguson will wear them on Gold Ace in his…

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HRA pledges support for Chch

AUST. HARNESS RACING RALLIES FOR CHRISTCHURCH Christchurch’s earthquake relief fund will be a winner after Friday’s Inter Dominion Grand Finals in Auckland with Harness Racing Australia (HRA) announcing details of a fundraising package to support the Christchurch community, via the Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Appeal. On behalf of the Australian harness racing industry, HRA will…

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