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Friday, April 28 2017

Waikouaiti trainer Amber Hoffman was ecstatic with her first career win at Alexandra Park last night.

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Friday, April 28 2017

Sometimes once you break the drought its keep raining.

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Friday, April 28 2017

One of the greatest years of Trevor Casey's life is about to come to a slight halt at about 9.25pm at Alexandra Park tonight.

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Tuesday, April 25 2017

This season’s Parawai Thames Grass Cup winner, Sir Richie, is now the 2017 North Island Country Cups champion.

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Monday, April 24 2017

A dairy farmer from Victoria’s remote western districts looms as the biggest hurdle to the rampaging All Stars’ barn winning another major Australian race.

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Monday, April 24 2017

“Enghien felt even stronger the right-handed way around than what he did back home”.

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Monday, April 24 2017

With her success at Ascot Park on Sunday, exciting filly Seaswift Joy provided the ideal climax to a day Gordon Lee drove three winners, all of them trained in partnership with his brother Colin.

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Friday, April 21 2017

Even from the master this was something special.

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Friday, April 21 2017

The 2017 chapter of Dylan Ferguson’s driving career is unfolding nicely.

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Friday, April 21 2017

Gavin Smith said he would have never brought Great Things Happen back to New Zealand if he didn’t think he could win the ANZAC and Rowe Cups.

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Friday, April 21 2017

Star pacer Hectorjayjay’s racetrack return has been delayed for a month.

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Friday, April 21 2017

Former buzz Kiwi pacer Mr Mojito is close to launching the next chapter of his career.

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Friday, April 21 2017

John Cleland was back as a winning owner after a break of 22 years when Captain Mannering cleared out from his maiden rivals at Forbury Park last night.

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Thursday, April 20 2017

If Australian-based Southlander, Sonya Smith, can win either the ANZAC or Rowe Cups in the next fortnight then all of her racing dreams would be fulfilled.

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Thursday, April 20 2017

Racing stakes are set for a $12million annual boost with the promise of much more to come.

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Thursday, April 20 2017

Monday’s Hawera Cup winner, Imajollywally, will progress on to the North Island Country Cups Final at Cambridge Raceway on ANZAC Day.

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Thursday, April 20 2017

The Union Européenne du Trot (UET) has advised Standardbred Canada that Germany’s representative to the 2017 World Driving Championship, Michael Nimczyk, is now unable to take part in this year’s event.

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Wednesday, April 19 2017

The multiple Group One winner Venus Serena is a notable addition to the broodmare band at Arden Lodge after her purchase by the Tapanui (West Otago) stud operators John and Judy Stiven.

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Tuesday, April 18 2017

Josh Kennett heard Valmagne’s first win in 14 months at Hawera, on a scratchy old radio while he was gearing up nine-length winner, Veneto - some 750km away in Motukarara.

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Tuesday, April 18 2017

Former Kiwi star Tiger Tara continues to amaze new trainer Kevin Pizzuto.

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Sunday, April 16 2017

Natalie Rasmussen knows better than to try and dance with the devil, so you won’t see Heaven Rock’s straying too far from the nest for the next few months.

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Friday, April 14 2017

The 2-year-old trotter Majestic Man displayed the potential to achieve major success with his first up win at Forbury Park last night.

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Friday, April 14 2017

Bonnie Joan was sensational winning a heat of the Nevele R Fillies series at Forbury Park last night.

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Wednesday, April 12 2017

Tony Herlihy (MNZM) will be training two good chances in this year’s Rowe Cup and has chosen to drive Temporale over One Over Da Moon in the $150,000 Group One feature at Alexandra Park on April 28.

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Wednesday, April 12 2017

It might have been a slower than usual start to the two-year-old season for the All Stars, but they are making up for it now.

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Tuesday, April 11 2017

Greg Hope made a scary confession in the wake of Enghien’s New Zealand Trotting Derby on Friday night.

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Tuesday, April 11 2017

When Lemond lines up in the Rowe Cup on April 28 it will continue a 60-year tradition for Cambridge-based ‘Hall-of-Famer’, Charlie Hunter (OMNZ).

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Tuesday, April 11 2017

Field Marshal is due to begin an Australian campaign in the $50,000 Bulli Cup (one mile) at Menangle on April 29.

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Monday, April 10 2017

Delightful Memphis posted a New Zealand record 2:55.5 when winning the 2400 metre $14,000 Winton Businesses Cup from a 20 metre handicap on Sunday.

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Monday, April 10 2017

Chris Alford never lost faith.

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Sunday, April 09 2017

It’s not often that positives can be found from a horse being injured, but in the case of Friday night’s New Zealand Derby winner it may have been the blessing in disguise that the doctor ordered.

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Sunday, April 09 2017

Mark Jones only had to look from left to right last night to see just how unforgiving the racing game can be at times.

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Saturday, April 08 2017

One of New Zealand’s best trainers of standardbred horseflesh also knows how to bring out the best in the people that work for him.

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Saturday, April 08 2017

There is a slight chance that the 2014 Victoria Derby winner could line up in the Group One Easter Cup at Addington Raceway on Saturday week (April 15).

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Saturday, April 08 2017

Costa Del Magnifico left trainer Brent Shirley's Invercargill stables at 6am on Wednesday (5 April) bound for Victoria.

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Friday, April 07 2017

Police have searched harness racing properties across eastern Queensland as part of a match-fixing probe.

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Thursday, April 06 2017

Dual New Zealand record holder Heavyweight Hero has been placed on the unruly mark by his trainer/driver for this Friday’s Group 1 $80,000 New Zealand Trotting Derby at Addington Raceway.

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Thursday, April 06 2017

It is hard to go past Lanikai in race 9 at Forbury Park on Thursday night after his impressive win on the track last week.

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Tuesday, April 04 2017

Motu Premier made sure what could potentially have been his last ever New Zealand race start was a memorable one on Sunday at Methven when he claimed the Canterbury Country Cups Final.

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Tuesday, April 04 2017

One of harness racing’s forgotten stars returns to racing on Friday.

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Monday, April 03 2017

It’s been four years since Tony Herlihy tasted Group One success, but the champion reinsman said it was just as he always remembered it when The Orange Agent won Friday night’s Group One New Zealand Breeders Stakes at Addington.

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Monday, April 03 2017

Bettor Spirits is the Palmerston North City Gold Cup champion for 2017, but make the most of him now before he crosses the ditch in the winter.

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Monday, April 03 2017

An initiative to get more people involved in harness racing ownership and to get more people along to the track came to fruition at Manawatu Raceway on Friday night

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Monday, April 03 2017

After nailing 442 wins from 3,733 career drives Scott Phelan has now trained his first solo New Zealand winner.

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