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23 April 2019
Craig Rail's Trial File: Breeders Crown champ set to make winning return
The Trial File returns for the first time since May of last year and it has a new driver in former Victorian race caller and form expert Craig Rail. Each week Craig will deliver the "Rail Mail" via the Trial File with the state's most comprehensive trials' wrap delivered FREE right here at...
23 April 2019
Fine fillies reward TAB punting plunges with Vic Oak wins
Two smart filly raiders not only lived up to their reputations in Saturday night's Lazarus Victoria Oaks heats at Tabcorp Park Melton, but they also carried some significant backing from punters. Queensland raider Smart As Camm Be and New Zealand's Belle Of Montana each attracted and rewarded $5000 plunges,...
23 April 2019
Update on National Ratings Based Handicapping System
Harness Racing Australia (HRA) has advised states the new national ratings based handicapping system will be implemented from July 1. Participants are advised that horse ratings will go live from May 1 and be visible on Harnessweb and some other online platforms, but the new ratings’ system won’t...
23 April 2019
Warragul win collects fifth country cup for team San Carlo
Star pacer San Carlo capped a top season of racing with an easy victory in Sunday's $35,000 Warragul Downtowner Pacing Bowl Cup. The Goulburn Valley trained eight-year-old, finalist in the Inter Dominion Pacing Championship and recent Mildura Cup winner, went straight to the front from barrier six in...
21 April 2019
Franco Tristan earns Easter Cup trophy
Legendary trainer-driver Gavin Lang last night returned to Bacchus March with the $75,000 Group 2 Dakin Refrigeration Easter Cup safely in his keeping after Franco Tristan staved off strong challenges from Scooterwillrev and Ryley Major in a desperately fought out three-way finish. Franco Tristan (pictured),...
18 April 2019
Important Notice - 2019 Race Dates and Venues
2019 Race Dates and Venues Please be advised there have been amendments to race dates and venues for Harness Racing in South Australia for May 2019: Below is the revised calendar for May: Friday 3rd May – Port Pirie (unchanged) Saturday 4th May – this meeting has been transferred to Strathalbyn...
18 April 2019
Drink leads to Hanover, winning streak and a crack at the Vic Oaks
Paul Lewis admits it was a bit of an impulse buy when he and his two brothers snapped up a tiny Well Said filly at the 2017 Australian Pacing Gold sales in Sydney. But the $16,000 price tag has already proven a bargain for connections, who have enjoyed a great early ride with the Matthew Craven-trained...
17 April 2019
Alison Alford talks Good Friday Appeal and a special horse on the Tooth Be Told podcast
Rattling tins will be warmly welcomed this Good Friday by Victorian harness racing’s Alford family, with mum Alison heaping praise on the “brilliant” beneficiary, the Royal Children’s Hospital. Speaking to Paul Campbell for the latest Tooth Be Told podcast, Alison said she and...
17 April 2019
Tasmanian Harness Highlights – Wednesday, 17 April
Easter Cup heat night once again had plenty of action on and off the track in Launceston on Friday. A power issue off track caused a lengthy delay with credit to the Office of Racing Integrity stewards and participants for ensuring the meeting was able to proceed after a 90-minute delay. On the track,...
16 April 2019
Five-figure bets find a return in this week's Big Bets
Some big plonks on short prices lobbed in this week's Big Bets, including a succession of five-figure plays. They headline the bets of note from the last seven days of harness racing in Victoria.
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