Te Aroha could be the home away from home for two Wingatui
mares shooting for group 1 glory on Saturday - just the other
A first go at a standing start on race night should be no
problem for Venus Serena - but the 30m handicap could be.
It's been about 18 months since Harness Racing New Zealand
issued a directive to the Racing Integrity Unit to stand down
trotters only if they had caused interference or fell during
a race - not if they break at the start.
It is just under two months until the Harness Jewels meeting
is upon us again, this time at Ashburton.
Matthew Cross could not quite bring home the loot for
Otago Daily Times readers from the $150,000 Pick6 at
Methven last week - but neither did anyone else.
You must whip it
Sally McKay thinks a lot of Indiana Pearl which is why the
filly is on trial tomorrow at Ascot Park for bigger and
Terror To Love is known as one of the warhorses in modern
harness racing - especially in New Zealand.
The Otago Racing Club staff and committee feel vindicated
after a formal investigation of the track by New Zealand
Thoroughbred Racing following the abandoned meeting on March
The best years could be yet to come for Dalwhinnie despite a
powerful win at Wingatui on Monday.
White Robe Lodge sire Gallant Guru provided a reminder once
again of his versatility with a haul of four winners at
Westwood Beach trainer Amber Hoffman is on the board on her
Timy Tyler is about to face his stiffest test to date - but
his trainer feels he is capable of making his mark.
Venus Serena made the step from age-group racing to the
open-class mares with her win in the group 1 New Zealand
Breeders Stakes at Addington last night.
Winning a big wedge of money is not supposed to be easy.
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