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21 September 2021
The athletic horse: respiratory system
In the past two articles, we have looked at the extraordinary size and function of the horse’s cardiovascular system. It is one of the most efficient oxygen delivery systems in the animal world and is the prime reason why horses are such gifted athletes. But a delivery system is only as good as...
21 September 2021
Nathan to be crucial part of All Stars' Aussie campaigns
Champion trainer Mark Purdon may be preparing to go back to work but that doesn’t mean he is preparing to return to campaigning horses in Australia any time soon. And when he does his son Nathan is set to become a crucial part of that process. Purdon will join former stable foreman Hayden Cullen...
21 September 2021
The Week Ahead: Classic Kilmore Pacing Cup field revealed
Amazing Dream will have to overcome a back row draw if she is to beat the boys in a stunning edition of the Jet Roofing Kilmore Pacing Cup (2690m). The Nathan Purdon-trained four-year-old mare won both The Rising Sun and Blacks A Fake in a brilliant Queensland campaign through July, with the former Kiwi...
21 September 2021
Bonnington: Profound insight helps punters ride Wave of success
Trotting trainers, almost exclusively, do not declare their own horses. In myriad ways the two equine racing codes share a decidedly similar DNA profile. They share similar challenges regarding animal welfare, wagering, handicapping, programming and relevance. On the issue referenced above, however,...
21 September 2021
Closing in on 100
SYDNEY concession driver Jack Callaghan is experiencing his best season to date. Climbing up the ranks quickly, he is currently rated as the fifth top driver across New South Wales. Callaghan began driving in the 2017/18 season and since making the move from the Hunter Valley to Sydney’s south-west...
21 September 2021
SA Trots Media Release - Vale Len Sugars
VALE LEN SUGARS HRSA - Graham Fischer South Australian Hall of Fame harness racing trainer Len Sugars passed away peacefully on Saturday, aged 96. Today it is Greg and Kylie Sugars who are in the form guide, before them it was their father Ross, a Living Legend and world record holder, but the patriarch...
21 September 2021
Callaghan in demand
FRESH from his first Saturday night treble, former Hunter Valley reinsman Jack Callaghan finds himself in demand again at Menangle this afternoon. While he has found a happy home working with Belinda and Luke McCarthy at Cobbitty, Callaghan, who turned 20 yesterday, is quickly drawing interest from other...
20 September 2021
Podcasts: HRV CEO on Victoria Cup move
Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) CEO Dayle Brown today spoke about the Pryde’s EasiFeed Victoria Cup meeting being moved to Bendigo. Check out the podcasts below.
20 September 2021
Victorian Harness Racing Hall of Fame call for submissions
The Victorian Harness Racing Hall of Fame Awards are back for 2021 and we want your nominations. One of the industry's highest honours, the Hall of Fame continues on the traditions formed by Victorian Harness Racing Media Association's Hall of Fame Awards, with only the greats of the state's trots earning...
20 September 2021
Hamilton: The swings and roundabouts of Grand Circuit racing
DAVID Moran knows the importance of looking ahead and not back in this game. It would’ve been pretty easy to sulk a little when his stable star Lochinvar Art was sidelined indefinitely in his prime and then have NSW Derby winner Patsbeachstorm mysteriously and frustratingly lose his mojo. But Moran...
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