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24 May 2022
Bonnington: Saturday gifts Ultimate sign of new trotting era
THE jury is in, and the verdict is unanimous. Despite the modest margin of Ultimate Stride’s success in Saturday night’s I Didnt Do It Free For All at Melton, the dye is now cast regarding our young trotting stars and our stalwart veterans. The first blow was struck just a fortnight earlier...
24 May 2022
Guerin: Nat Rasmussen makes 'logical' leap to Auckland Cup fave
The sulky-go-round leading into Friday’s $400,000 Trillian Trust Auckland Cup has stopped with Natalie Rasmussen to now drive hot favourite Self Assured. And that puts the great race’s most successful ever driver, Tony Herlihy, on Spankem, the horse Rasmussen drove to second the last time...
24 May 2022
Special mission for Painting
Riverina harness racing driver Jackson Painting will head to Menangle this Saturday night on a special mission. And that is to win the $100,000 Regional Championships State Final with Rocknroll Runa. The David Kennedy-trained pacer earned his way into the Group 1 when winning the Riverina Final at Wagga...
24 May 2022
Coolhand Easton leads all the way for Sheffield Cup win
Washington Vc gelding Coolhand Easton continued his rise through the national rating system when recording his 14th career win in the Ladbrokes Sheffield Cup, which was held in Launceston on a cold Sunday night. Stepping cleanly from the tapes in the 2698m trip, Coolhand Easton was able to jump straight...
23 May 2022
Hunter Cup top of the agenda as Willie works towards return
Dean Braun's speed machine Willie Go West is back in work and being aimed at another A.G. Hunter Cup. The classy five-year-old was given an eight-week break following his seventh placing in February’s Terang Pacing Cup and has been in training now for about a month. Braun said all was tracking...
23 May 2022
SA TROTS - Jamaican Rock's Golden opportunity
A CASE of 'might as well give it a crack' has paid dividends for Jamaican Rock's connections. Following the freshman's victory at Globe Derby during the weekend trainer Ryan Hryhorec revealed Jamaican Rock "was rushed" for the feature. Given the Sales Final is South Australia's...
23 May 2022
Metro roadshow planned for July as Melton gets upgrades
Saturday night metropolitan racing will head on a tour around the state through July as major works are undertaken at Tabcorp Park Melton. Shepparton, Cranbourne, Ballarat, Kilmore and Bendigo will each host weekend metro cards while Victorian harness racing headquarters is out of action.
23 May 2022
Queensland Harness Racing Wrap - May 23
Catch up on the week’s harness racing action in our weekly review, thanks to Darren Clayton. THE GOOD The Garrard family had a memorable week in Queensland harness racing with success on multiple fronts. Chris (CJ) Garrard, the patriarch of the Garrard family, enjoyed feature race success at Albion...
23 May 2022
Bon and Skeet back with more after Blackbookers salute
After two Blackbookers rewarded followers on Saturday night, the team has found another six that jump in as horses to watch after Tabcorp Park Melton’s meeting at the weekend. Hes Under Wraps and Yankee Gold caught the eye of form analysts and Trots Life hosts Jason Bonnington and Nikkita Ross...
23 May 2022
SA TROTS- HRSA 2021 Horse of the Year Awards results
Harness Racing SA hosted the 2021 SA Horse of the Year Awards on Friday night May 20 at the Mawson Lakes Hotel and Function Centre. Jimmy Mack NZ was crowned 2021 SA Horse Of The Year, after a season which saw the Merv and Meg Butterworth owned gelding come across from WA and dominate the open ranks...
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