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26 June 2022
Promising four-year-old resumes on Sunday in Hobart
Promising pacer Montana Storm returns to the track in Hobart on Sunday night, where the Rohan Hillier-trained and driven pacer has a tricky draw to overcome in the Cascade Draught Pace over 1609 metres. Montana Storm hasn’t been seen since mid-January, although there were some issues with the gelded...
25 June 2022
Queen set for a break after another Melton masterclass
Queen Elida will be sent for a break and set for some of the big features at the back end of the year after another classy display at Tabcorp Park Melton on Saturday night. Brent Lilley’s emerging megastar cruised to an 8.3m victory in the Group 2 IRT Australia Matriarch Trot and the Bolinda trainer...
25 June 2022
O'Sullivan, Pitt and Stewart shine on a night of milestones
It was a night of milestones at Melton on Saturday as drivers Shannon O'Sullivan and Mark Pitt and trainer Emma Stewart clocked up significant victories at Victorian harness racing headquarters. O'Sullivan scored her first metropolitan race success when Love Ina Chevy zipped home down the outside to...
25 June 2022
Phillips claims first Group 1 as Seb defies rivals at Redcliffe
Victorian reinswoman Michelle Phillips claimed her first Group 1 victory when a horse dear to her heart led all the way to win the Redcliffe Gold Cup on Saturday night. Phillips drove John Nicholson-trained Sebs Choice to victory in the $106,070 standing start feature, with the pair holding off a number...
25 June 2022
Bon takes aim at Tabcorp Park with wide-ranging game plan
Jason Bonnington has crafted his game plan for tonight’s meeting at Tabcorp Park Melton. He’s spent $300 and included a range of bets across the night-race card.
25 June 2022
Trainor back in town
Group 1 winning reinsman Jack Trainor will make a return to the driving ranks at Menangle tonight. Although Trainor’s name has appeared in the training ranks, the 28-year-old has not driven since June 14. Returning from a holiday, Trainor has his work cut out for him tonight driving in most races...
25 June 2022
Hewitt's score to settle
ACE Goulburn horseman Brad Hewitt probably feels he has a score to settle when he heads to Menangle tonight for the $30,600 Stylish Memphis Stakes with his outstanding mare Yarraman Bella. That’s because Hewitt’s stable star has had to play ‘second fiddle’ to Yoha and Town Echo...
24 June 2022
The Redcliffe Cup The Most Powerful Meeting In The Club's History
FREAKISH three-year-old Ripp headlines the strongest race meeting in Redcliffe’s history. 3YO pacer Ripp and driver Doug Hewitt. Picture: National Trotguide The $106,000 Group 1 Redcliffe Gold Cup has attracted a tremendous field, but Ripp’s first-up run in the Group 3 Redcliffe Derby which...
24 June 2022
Brent Lilley says trotting mare Queen Elida is "the most exciting horse I've trained"
ONE of the great vagaries of Down Under harness racing is the relative success of trotting mares compared to their pacing compatriots. It is quite common to see one of our top trotting mares beat the boys on the biggest open-class stage, but almost never happens in pacing ranks. There are three mares...
24 June 2022
Statement from HRV Chairman on Martin Pakula
Following today’s announcement by the Minister for Racing, Martin Pakula, Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) Chairman Dale Monteith released this statement: “On behalf of the Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) Board and indeed all within the harness racing industry in Victoria, I thank Minister Pakula...
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