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NZ Horses & Connections Have Success In Australian Awards

This week, Harness Racing Australia announced the winners of the 2017 Horse of the Year Awards and there is certainly a Kiwi ring about many of the successful equine stars. These awards are voted for by over 60 judges, that include media personnel and administrators right around Australia. In the Vancleve Awards for Trotters, New […]



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Another Milestone

Last Friday, the 8th September, was a memorable occasion at Addington Raceway in Christchurch, for top reinsman Colin DeFilippi. He reached the milestone of driving 2,000 winners in New Zealand. This was in his first drive on the programme and very fittingly achieved on a trotter called Izmok, who Colin shares in the ownership of […]



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2017 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 2nd September, with a great crowd of approximately 350 people in attendance, which was very fitting as this was the 25th Anniversary of these awards. This year’s very popular event on the Northern Harness Racing […]



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ANOTHER BREEDERS CROWN COMPLETED

The Australasian Breeders Crown Finals day at Tabcorp Park Melton, just outside of Melbourne, on Sunday the 27th August, was once again a pleasing day for the New Zealand Harness Racing Industry. Firstly, on the Friday night prior to “Super Sunday”, the NZ bred Aldebaran Ay M took out the Group 2 Breeders Crown 4YO […]



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BREEDERS CROWN FINALS

The Australasian Breeders Crown Finals day is all set to explode, on “Super Sunday” as it is dubbed, at Tabcorp Park Melton in Victoria. A remarkable 28 (plus two Emergency 1 horses) New Zealand bred horses are set to compete in Finals and Championships of the series, in the “Race to Royalty” as it is […]



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2017 WORLD DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIP CONTINUES

The 2017 version of the biennial World Driving Championship is currently being hosted by Standardbred Canada, in the host country of Canada. The format for the competition is that there are a minimum of 22 heats to be contested throughout the championship, with each driver wearing their country’s national driving silks and the Defending Champion, […]



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NZ HARNESS RACING AWARDS

The 2017 New Zealand Harness Racing Awards were held at the Wigram Airforce Museum, in Christchurch last Thursday night, the 3rd August. The event is usually held on a Saturday night, but the change in timing was brought about in an effort to avoid a possible clash with the Rugby Super 18 Final, in which […]



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A LITTLE COURAGE GOES A LONG WAY

Affectionately known as ‘Mighty Mouse’ by his mass of fans during his exceptional racing career, Courage Under Fire (In The Pocket / Advance Debra) sadly passed away last Saturday, the 29th July, aged 21 years. He was a new resident at Yirribee Pacing Stud in New South Wales, having only been procured by them in […]



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PARTY GOES ON

The excellent career of 3-year-old filly Partyon (Bettor’s Delight / Beach Parade) continued in outstanding fashion at Tabcorp Park Menangle, just outside of Sydney, on Tuesday (25th July) of this week. Partyon is raced by the Breckon Farms – The Top Ten Syndicate and having gone unbeaten as a 2-year-old and early 3-year-old in Australia, […]



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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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