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Monday, July 31 2017

A pleasant surprise from the handicapper has ended Enghien’s Australian assault before it began.

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Monday, July 31 2017

Rory McIlwrick, the leading junior driver for the season with 39 wins, ended his time as a junior when he drove Danielle Amore to lead over the last 2000m at Oamaru on Sunday.

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Monday, July 31 2017

Alexy, the most raced pacer in New Zealand in 2016-17, ended the season on a winning note at Oamaru on Sunday.

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Sunday, July 30 2017

How do we love Tee Cee Bee? Let me count the ways.

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Sunday, July 30 2017

There’s a long way to go to meet the price tag, but Brendon Hill couldn’t be happier with the direction in which Cullenburn is headed, after his second consecutive win at Addington on Friday night.

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Sunday, July 30 2017

One of New Zealand’s most popular ever pacers Courage Under Fire has passed away with a record that may never be matched.

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Monday, July 24 2017

Four Starzzz Shiraz has joined the Christchurch stable of Brad Mowbray after being claimed at Rangiora on Sunday.

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Monday, July 24 2017

He’s done nothing different and seen nothing new in her work, but the way Sans Le Sou has approached her racing over the past 10 days has Ricky Alfeld wondering if she’s a little like fine wine, and getting better with age.

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Sunday, July 23 2017

Steve Telfer has purposely taken his time with rising three-year-old, Dance Time, and that strategy worked the oracle second-up at Alexandra Park on Friday night.

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Sunday, July 23 2017

It’s taken a bit of time to get to this point, but Andrew Stuart is pretty excited about what the future might hold for Sportscaster.

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Wednesday, July 19 2017

Irish-born Kiwi, Gerry Cronin, is over the moon. His brown McArdle mare, Lola Jones, has been named Dunstan Feeds Cambridge Raceway’s Horse of the Year.

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Tuesday, July 18 2017

Hall-of-Fame galloping trainer Graeme Rogerson notched up his second harness racing win of the season at Cambridge Raceway on Sunday, and in doing so he said he still loves training standardbreds and will always have a few in his Hamilton barn.

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Tuesday, July 18 2017

Finally the ugly ducklings of the harness racing world at starting to see some love.

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Tuesday, July 18 2017

Reducing the maximum field size from 14 to 12 will be among items discussed at a meeting of the clubs attached to the Southern Harness Racing body, on Thursday next week.

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Monday, July 17 2017

New Zealand’s greatest harness race is edging its way back toward $1million but that isn’t the main priority for Addington bosses.

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Monday, July 17 2017

Maidonthebeach has just one eye but that wasn't the only significant aspect of her win at Ascot Park last month.

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Wednesday, July 12 2017

There have been limited options for quality trotting stallions in the flesh in recent times, so the announcement today that Nevele R Stud has secured the southern hemisphere breeding rights to shuttle sire Creatine (1.51.2, $2.1 million) will be welcomed.

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Tuesday, July 11 2017

The group one winner Arden’s Choice has been retired from racing and she will mated with champion sire Bettor’s Delight.

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Tuesday, July 11 2017

Blair Orange has a goal for next season --- he wants to buy Dexter Dunn more food.

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Monday, July 10 2017

Richard Brosnan’s love of horses and his relentless appetite for hard work paid dividends at Alexandra Park on Friday night.

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Monday, July 10 2017

Dunedin (New Zealand) owner Steve Thompson  and Victoria trainer Dean Braun continued a successful association when Shartin won the group two $A75,000 Queensland Oaks at Albion Park on Saturday.

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Monday, July 10 2017

It was quite fitting Gavin Lang and Dexter Dunn reached career milestones on the same weekend.

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Monday, July 10 2017

This is going to be an epic Group 1 Blacks A Fake at Albion Park next Saturday night.

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Monday, July 10 2017

Champion trainer Mark Purdon has trained faster and more talented horses than Smolda --- but none braver.

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Wednesday, July 05 2017

Injury has brought a sudden end to Spanish Armada’s champion season.

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Wednesday, July 05 2017

The man who has trained 14 Group One winners, could find himself nominated for the New Zealand Trotting Hall Of Fame, following this Friday’s meeting at Alexandra Park.

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Wednesday, July 05 2017

The North Island Standardbred Breeders Association will launch a Winter Bonus Series for pacing and trotting fillies and mares, thanks to the co-operation of both the Auckland Trotting Club and Waikato – Bay Of Plenty Harness.

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Sunday, July 02 2017

Ideally, a few more would be the perfect result, but even if Paul Court only trains one more winner this season he’ll be a happy man.

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Sunday, July 02 2017

Northview Hustler is an unassuming little fella, who in work, seldom gives his trainer Ray Green the impression he could beat a maiden field let alone a quality Winter Cup line-up comprising of last year’s Auckland Cup runner-up.

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Saturday, July 01 2017

Who do you beat when you’re already the best?

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Saturday, July 01 2017

Westwood trainer Graeme Anderson reached a personal best training tally of 33, for this season in a solo capacity, with the wins of Azalea and Sweet As at Forbury Park on Thursday night.

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