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Monday, October 29 2018

In a late decision, Michael House and Blair Orange will reunite to try and pillage the Manawatu meetings once again this season.

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Monday, October 29 2018

The Kaikoura Cup raised more questions than it answered when Spankem beat Pat’s Delight in a quinella of pacers not bound for the New Zealand Cup.

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Monday, October 29 2018

New Zealand bred mare Shartin made history at Pocono Downs on Sunday when she became the first Kiwi bred horse to win a North American Breeders Crown final.

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Sunday, October 28 2018

Nigel McGrath had a day to forget at Ashburton on Monday with two starters and two last finishes but neither are a concern now and it’s onwards and upwards with a strong team coming to hand nicely for Cup Week.

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Saturday, October 27 2018

It wasn’t a perfect performance, but it was a damn impressive one from Chicago Bull, who set Alexandra Park alight on Friday night with a dominant win.

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Saturday, October 27 2018

They say that once you get the taste of racing, it’s always in your blood thereafter.

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Wednesday, October 24 2018

As New Zealand Cup and Show week draws ever closer, the next generation of stars in our sport of harness racing are anxiously preparing for the biggest event of the year.

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Wednesday, October 24 2018

Ultimate Machete will break from tradition in his quest to justify his favouritism for the New Zealand Cup.

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Wednesday, October 24 2018

New Zealand bred pacing mare, Shartin, is poised on the edge making history this weekend.

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Wednesday, October 24 2018

Robert Dunn has trained enough good horses in his career to know when he’s got something pretty serious on his hands and the way he lights up when speaking about impressive Ashburton winner Henry Hubert would suggest there’s exciting things in store.

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Tuesday, October 23 2018

A great night of summer racing with plenty of atmosphere promises to entertain racegoers attending Cambridge Raceway’s January 11 meeting next year, which will mark the centenary of the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Harness Incorporated racing club.

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Sunday, October 21 2018

It would be fair to say that Ken Barron is not very happy or impressed with the recent events which have forced him out of driving retirement.

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Saturday, October 20 2018

Clevedon trainer Glen Harwood was back in the winner’s circle at Cambridge last night, recording his first win in nearly four years.

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Friday, October 19 2018

Harness Racing New Zealand recently presented free seminars around New Zealand with the founder of the groundbreaking Canadian fractional ownership operation, The Stable, Anthony MacDonald.

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Wednesday, October 17 2018

Group 1 winner and the reigning NZ Aged Mare of the Year, Jo’s Dream, has been retired after suffering a leg injury.

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Wednesday, October 17 2018

The New Zealand Trotting Cup might just about be a bridge too far but the man behind last season’s New Zealand Derby winner isn’t too fussed if he’s not there on the second Tuesday in November.

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Monday, October 15 2018

Impressive graduation final winner Robyns Playboy has earned himself a short spel

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Monday, October 15 2018

The win of Gil Favor at Methven on Sunday credited small-time sire Waterloo Sunset with his first winner.

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Monday, October 15 2018

The better pacing ranks in Canterbury took a hit last week with three talented horses departing for America.

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Monday, October 15 2018

Canterbury trotter War Machine went some way to getting his spring campaign back on track by winning at the Addington trials on Monday.

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Monday, October 15 2018

Louie The Horse, a winner at the Cambridge workouts the past two Saturdays, is the first by his sire, Sweet Lou, to be seen in public in New Zealand.

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Sunday, October 14 2018

It took Cruz Bromac less than four minutes to prove he was a huge New Zealand Cup hope by winning the Gr.3 Methven Cup at Mount Harding Racecourse on Sunday.

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Sunday, October 14 2018

Gore horseman Ross Wilson’s 100th win as a trainer could not have come in more appropriate circumstances.

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Saturday, October 13 2018

Maurice McKendry stole the show on Holmes DG night at Alexandra Park, driving six winners including the night’s feature.

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Saturday, October 13 2018

Simon McMullan will set off for Methven on Sunday for the first time as a trainer knowing that it is likely to be an eventful trip.

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Friday, October 12 2018

Hail Christian made an impressive return to racing at Addington last night and is tracking nicely towards some important upcoming engagements.

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Wednesday, October 10 2018

What is perhaps the mostly aptly named horse in the history of harness racing worldwide will make its debut at the Methven meeting on Sunday.

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Tuesday, October 09 2018

The picturesque South Bay Racecourse in Kaikoura looks like being the next public outing for reigning Trotter of the Year, Speeding Spur.

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Tuesday, October 09 2018

Exciting Australian pacer Bettermatch has been withdrawn from the New Zealand Cup.

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Sunday, October 07 2018

HALL of fame trainer Jim Takter admitted to being in awe of Lazarus after his monstrous second to arch-rival McWicked in this US this morning.

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Sunday, October 07 2018

Leithfield Beach horseman Robbie Holmes extended his family’s incredible legacy in New Zealand harness racing when winning his 500th race as a trainer on Sunday.

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Saturday, October 06 2018

The impressive maiden win of Canterbury three-year-old Memphis Tennessee at Ascot Park on Saturday was a much-needed boost for his connections.

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Saturday, October 06 2018

The ladies reigned supreme at Addington on Friday night, the fairer sex winning both feature races on the card.

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Friday, October 05 2018

After 35 seasons of training, Ray Jenkins has decided it is time to pass the baton.

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Thursday, October 04 2018

A STIRRING track workout has convinced Gary Hall Sr his stable star Chicago Bull is better than ever.

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Tuesday, October 02 2018

Leading northerner Star Galleria will arrive in Canterbury on Tuesday night to complete the rest of his New Zealand Cup campaign.

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Tuesday, October 02 2018

 Here are the votes for the 2018 Harness Racing Awards.

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Monday, October 01 2018

The New Zealand Sires Stakes Board is delighted to announce McMillan Equine Feeds as the naming sponsor for the 2018 Sires Stakes Series and Final for three-year-old male pacers.

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