Smoken Up runs 1:50.3 record

MENANGLE MONSTER WINS MIRACLE MILE Smoken Up confirmed his ranking as the monster of Menangle on Saturday night, November 27. The Lance Justice-trained and driven Grand Ciruit star played the iron horse outside Blacks A Fake and beat the four-time Interdominion champ in the $A500,000 SEW Eurodrive Miracle Mile, setting a new Australasian mile mark…

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Former Victorian trainer dies

GORDON ROTHACKER DIES, AGED 81 The Australian harness racing industry is mourning the loss of its most iconic figure after the passing of Mr Gordon W Rothacker in hospital on Tuesday night, November 16, aged 81. Harness Racing Victoria’s highest individual award, the Gordon Rothacker Medal, is named in his honour, but Gordon was sadly…

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Dexter to compete on world stage

DEXTER TO COMPETE IN 2011 WORLD CHAMPS At the ICE Bloodstock Harness Racing Awards on Saturday night, July 31, Dexter Dunn announced, through a letter of congratulations from the HRNZ Executive, that he had been selected to compete in the Worlds Drivers’ Champs in New York next year. The 20-year-old was pleasantly surprised and understandably…

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HRNZ exploring top trot series

HRNZ COMMITTED TO ALTERNATIVE TROT SERIES At the Harness Racing Australia (HRA) Annual General Meeting on Monday, October 18, a number of changes were agreed to for the future conduct of the Inter Dominion Championships. Key changes agreed were: Introduction of a tender system for the conduct of the Pacers Championship for 2013-2015 by eligible…

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Inter trot series gone from 2013

HRV REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO TROTTING Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) wishes to respond to articles relating to Harness Racing Australia’s (HRA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Hobart on Monday, October 18, where it was voted to discontinue the Inter Dominion Trotting Championships from 2013. HRV Chairman, Ken Latta said: “I am disappointed with the decision,…

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Ex-Kiwi wins Nyah Cup

STIRLING CHARMER WINS, BAND ON THE RUN THIRD Superstar Strathfieldsaye conditioner, Glenn Douglas, fired the first salvo in what looms as a spectacular season of Choice Hotels Country Cups racing on Saturday night, October 16, by claiming the $A30,000, Group 3 Tooleybuc Sporting Club Nyah Pacing Cup with gifted stayer, Stirling Charmer. The first of…

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Double delight at Melton

DOUBLE DELIGHT FOR JUSTICE  Lance Justice kicked off the 2010/11 metropolitan racing season the way he finished the last one – with a Tabcorp Park winning double at Melton on Friday, September 10. The gun Melton conditioner won two of the night’s three $20,000 events: the Dallas Building Blacks A Fake Free-For-All with Our Malabar…

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