Fears of smaller fields at Cromwell's Cup meeting on Sunday
have been far from realised, with a bumper number of horses
accepting for the Otago Racing Club's feature meeting.
Fast times have not been a problem at Oamaru harness meetings
in recent times, but prepare for times to be even quicker
from next month.
The sight of riders sitting on top of trotters could be more
prevalent in the next few years.
White Robe Lodge will take three colts to the select sale at
Karaka in late January - but it's the sole filly in the North
Taieri stud's draft that could capture the attention.
Brendon Hill is understandably excited about the future of
A working group set up by the Minister for Racing to tackle
the drain of off-shore betting has been welcomed by the New
Zealand Racing Board.
Several questions will hopefully be answered for Bruce Negus
when he takes Quick As A Trick and Delightful Dash to Timaru
Rory Mach, driven by Jonny
Cox, is victorious in a 4yr-old and older c0 mobile pace at
Forbury Park last night.
Try not to get caught up in the barrier draws in tonight's
heat of the Forbury Park sprint series.
There should be no repeat of the traffic problems Karaka Jack
encountered at Riccarton when the 6yr-old lines up in the
open 1600m at Ascot Park today.
They might not look like half-brothers next to each other in
the stalls but Rory Mach and Cullens Spirit had plenty in
common at the Forbury Park trials yesterday.
Saturday's New Zealand Cup over 3200m could fairly be
described as a war of attrition.
A decade of waiting for another group 1 win is over for
Darryl Bradley - and it could not have come in a more
The horse who used to love going backwards is now going
forwards at a rapid rate of knots.
The greatest prize in New Zealand trotting is heading south.
Phoenix Warrior's brave win in the inaugural South Of The
Waitaki race at Addington yesterday was tinged with
frustration for his Makarewa trainer, Tony Barron.
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