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GRAND CIRCUIT CHAMPIONS

The favourite for the NZ Harness Horse of the Year Award this year, Lazarus, has just completed another piece of the puzzle, in being crowned the 2017 Australian Pacing Gold Australasian Grand Circuit champion. The superstar pacer is set to whitewash the 4YO Pacing Entires & Geldings and Pacer of the Year divisions of the […]

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HE’S DONE IT AGAIN

Dexter’s done it, that is! As the youngest son of accomplished Harness Racing trainer Robert Dunn, Dexter Dunn needs no introduction within the industry and is currently in his tenth full season of race driving at the tender age of 27. Dexter began his career as a Junior Driver back in the 2006/7 season driving […]

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LET’S PARTY AGAIN

The All Stars Stable of Mark Purdon & Natalie Rasmussen made the perfect start to their 2017 Brisbane winter carnival campaign on Saturday night (1st July) with victories in the Premiers Cup and Provincial Oaks, with their only two runners at Albion Park. The stable lined up The More The Better and Partyon and both […]

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GREAT NEWS OF FURTHER STAKES INCREASES

Harness Racing minimum stakes in New Zealand were increased by Harness Racing New Zealand (HRNZ) for the current 2016/17 season, with the aim of increasing returns for all harness racehorse owners, but this is about to be further enhanced, in a big way. Last year, the leading North Island Harness Racing Club, the Auckland Trotting […]

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UNCUT GEMS

A brand new $120,000 three race ‘conditioned’ concept for 4-year-old and Older Pacing females and males and for Trotters has been introduced by the NZ Sires Stakes Board and debuted at Addington Raceway last Friday, the 16th June. The three additional races have been made possible with the support of the NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club, […]

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HARNESS JEWELS WRAP

The 11th staging of the Harness Jewels at Ashburton Raceway on the 3rd June was once again blessed with good weather and good racing. The all-conquering All Stars Stable of Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen continued on its winning way creating more milestones in the process. The stable went into the prestigious day’s harness racing […]

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UPDATE ON THE HARNESS JEWELS

Last week we presented an early overview of the 11th edition of the Harness Jewels and last Friday the all-important Barrier Draws were conducted, resulting in further discussion on the various contenders’ chances. On a day of Group 1 racing, with every race carrying the status of this elite level of competition, there is a […]

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UPCOMING HARNESS JEWELS

As the 11th running of the prestigious Harness Jewels approaches, the excitement is starting to build. It is billed as “The New Zealand Championship of harness racing” and “NZ’s richest race day”, so as usual the excitement is building as the big day approaches. This year’s event is to be staged at Ashburton Raceway, on […]

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THE RACE FOR GLORY

There are two Group 1 races, a Group 2 and three Listed races on an action-packed card at Addington Raceway this Friday night, the 19th May. At the elite Group 1 level there is the $170,000 Garrards NZ Sires Stakes Series Final for 2-year-old colts and geldings and the $150,000 The Breeders New Zealand Oaks […]

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WEANLING & ALL AGE SALE

The upcoming round of Mixed Stock Sales is almost upon us, with the first of these to be staged at the world class Karaka Sales Centre, in Auckland, on the 21ST May. There is a catalogue of 130 horses (100 in 2016), including 10 broodmares (14 in 2016), 118 weanlings (74 in 2016) and 2 […]

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