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Club To Mark Centenary In Style

Champion pacer Cardigan Bay matching the NZ Mile Record at the Cambridge Raceway in 1963 Yesterday (17th October) Cambridge Raceway issued a press release giving information of their plans to mark a significant upcoming milestone. The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Harness Racing Club is to celebrate the centenary of its inception at its 11th January 2019 […]

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Oh So Close

Earlier this year the champion New Zealand horse Lazarus was to be sold to Taylor Made Stallions in the USA and in May he was placed in the care of leading USA trainer Jimmy Takter, with the aim to further enhance the career of the richest Standardbred of all-time down under by aiming to win […]

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Breckon Farms Have Success In Australasian Awards

National Harness Racing Awards for 2018 were presented on both sides of the Tasman over the last week and it was great to see that Breckon Farms featured prominently on both occasions. The Harness Racing Australia Awards were the first to be announced, with many New Zealand equine stars to the fore. Notably it was […]

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Foaling Begins At Breckon Farms

                              With the arrival of spring each year comes the anticipation of the new arrivals of foals from mares bred in the previous season. Spring is certainly here, but the weather is still very changeable, with a cold snap coming through […]

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Free MacDonald Seminars

Canadian harness racing trainer and driver Anthony MacDonald said in a recent promotional webcast, “Hey New Zealand, my name is Anthony MacDonald from the Stable.ca and we’re going to be coming your way this September.  My wife Amy and I built this stable in three short years we have gone from zero to 103 horses.  […]

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The NZ Racing Industry Gets Behind Raising Funds

The New Zealand horse racing industry is continuing its support of the Cancer Society of New Zealand with the NZRB Daffodil Racedays in 2018. This is the fifth year that this initiative has been proudly supported by the New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB) who once again will be making a substantial cash donation for every […]

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2018 North Island Harness Racing Awards

The Always B Miki North Island Awards Night was held in the Tasman Room, at Alexandra Park, on Saturday the 1st September, with a great crowd of approximately 350 people in attendance, in what was the 26th edition of these awards. This year’s very popular event on the Northern Harness Racing Calendar commenced with Pre-Dinner […]

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2018 BREEDERS CROWN WRAP

Breckon Farms book-ended the programme with two notable wins on Breeders Crown “Super Saturday”. First-up in the first race on the night’s programme the Breckon Farms bred Stress Factor (Majestic Son / Fear Factor) took out the Group 1 $70,000 Woodlands Stud Breeders Crown Series 20 (3YO Trotting Colts & Geldings) Final. Stress Factor continued […]

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BREEDERS CROWN SUPER SATURDAY

Since 2003 the Australasian Breeders Crown Finals have been staged on a Sunday and were affectionately dubbed “Super Sunday” each year as the great day of racing built an amazing following, but this year sees a return to earlier days when the event was staged on a Saturday night. It is an excellent concept and […]

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LAZARUS HAS TRULY ARISEN

Having completed a stellar racing career downunder in New Zealand and Australia, that included two demolitions in two consecutive NZ Trotting Cups, smashing the World Record for 3200m in the first of these, Lazarus was to be purchased by Taylor Made Stallions of Nicholasville, Kentucky in the USA. The undisclosed sum is reported to be […]

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