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THE biggest day in Mat Rue’s life just got better with the young Canowindra reinsman winning today’s SEW Eurodrive Miracle Mile on outsider Baby Bling.
Brought back from Queensland where he has spent the past few months campaigning some of Luke and Belinda McCarthy’s team to handle the stable’s “third string” Miracle Mile hope, Rue drove his second perfect race of the day to make it two Group Ones from two drives . . . and a Grand Circuit success to top it all off.
In a race that has thrown up surprises all day with the late scratching of Gaius Caesar at 1:55pm by order of the stewards, Baby Bling was sent out a $33.90 outsider in the seven-horse field. more…
HE’S won two Miracle Miles and plenty of other major feature races but one race trainer-driver John McCarthy has always wanted to win is the Carousel Final.
And the former Bathurst butcher finally achieved this goal in the Lands Legal-sponsored feature at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Sunday with up-and-coming star Monifieth.
Part-owned by Kevin Jeavons of Washakie fame, it was Monifieth’s third start in Australia for McCarthy and his second win. more…
EVEN the youngsters get a piece of the action at the SEW Eurodrive Miracle Mile and three “mini” Miracles had the big crowd cheering between races.
That’s because the Midgets, Shetlands and Ponies all had mini Miracle Miles of their own on Sunday at Tabcorp Park Menangle as well.
And for most of these budding harness racing drivers, it was their first look at a mobile barrier from the “other” side and some of their horses did struggle to handle the pressure of such a big day. more…
LEADING young NSW reinsman Mat Rue dared to dream as he hopped on a flight home from Queensland on Sunday morning.
Hours later his dream had become reality when he landed his first Group One winner, scoring an all-the-way win on Lettucerockthem in the Australian pacing Gold Two-Year-Old Colts and Geldings final at Tabcorp Park Menangle.
Trainer Belinda McCarthy had a dream come true as well as she landed the Trifecta in the big race, with Lettucerockthem beating short-priced favourite All Eyes On Us (Luke McCarthy) and the well-backed Bling It On (John McCarthy). more...
COMEBACK pacer Screaman Seaman has found form at just the right time to secure a place in the Lands Legal Carousel Final on Miracle Mile Day at Tabcorp Park Menangle, April 28.
The Bernie Hewitt-trained pacer recorded the win in a sizzling 1:57.9 around Penrith Paceway over the 2125m last Thursday night.
After racing in last year’s Chariots Of Fire, the son of Armbro Operative took some time to find winning form but has now won three of his last six starts. more…
THE barrier draw for the $750,000 SEW-Eurodrive Miracle Mile wasn’t kind to visiting Kiwi Terror To Love who has drawn the widest of the eight runners.
To be held at Tabcorp Park Menangle this Sunday, Excel Stride is the favourite to win the race ($2.25) and with the removal of the two emergencies will come out of barrier six – the most successful draw over the mile at the principal track.
Meanwhile, stablemate Mach Alert is on Excel Stride’s heels as the second elect ($3.20) but has drawn wide also. more...
IF champion reinsman Luke McCarthy was in two minds about which of his semi-final winners to drive in next weekend’s $300,000 Australian Pacing Gold final for two-year-old colts and geldings, the barrier draw probably made up his mind.
Impressive winner of the second semi-final Lettucerockthem drew the perfect No 1 barrier for Sunday’s final while Team McCarthy’s other semi-final winner Ell Eyes On Us drew six, but will probably come into gate five when the two emergencies are withdrawn.
Nonetheless All Eyes On Us was the most impressive winner of the two, rating 1:54.4 to beat stablemate Bling It On in the first semi. more…
THE Belinda and Luke McCarthy machine rolled on in the second semi-final of the Australian Pacing Gold for two-year-old colts and geldings when Lettucerockthem scored an exciting win.
Having only his second start for the stable, Lettucerockthem enjoyed a charmed run with a one-one and one-back trail before overhauling the David Aiken-trained Victorian speedster Bespoke Artist in the run to the line to score in a 1:55.3 mile rate.
Another Victorian visitor Young Modern finished third. more…
THEY flopped in the Cordina Chicken Farms Sprint, yet glamour New Zealand pacers Terror To Love and Mah Sish have been invited to contest next weekend’s $750,000 SEW Eurodrive Miracle Mile at Tabcorp Park Menangle.
No doubt their form in the weeks leading up to the race was taken into account as the other six runners, Excel Stride, Mach Alert, Gaius Caesar, Chariot King, Baby Bling and Pure Power all finished either first or second in the three lead-up sprints to the glamour sprint.
Directors from the NSW Harness Racing Club took almost an hour after the Cordina Sprint to argue the merits of a myriad of Mile possibilities. more...
SOME of Australia’s most promising two-year-old colts and geldings were made look almost second rate as quality colt All Eyes On Us strolled away for a convincing victory in Saturday night’s $20,000 first semi-final of the Australian Pacing Gold series.
When leading reinsman Luke McCarthy is able to hold the lead, you know his rivals are in for a heck of a task in running him down.
And that’s exactly what he did as All Eyes On Us ($1.70 favourite) withstood an early challenge from Real Character ($81) and Blackwarrior ($37.80) to hold the front after taking full advantage of his inside draw. more…
ACE young Sydney driver Lauren Panella was smiling, but she was also hurting after scoring one of the biggest wins of her career in the $100,000 Group One Cordina Farms Sprint at Tabcorp Park Menangle.
That’s because Panella was to start serving a suspension at the end of the meeting and will now miss the drive on six-year-old gelding Gaius Caesar in next Sunday afternoon’s $750,000 SEW Eurodrive Miracle Mile at Tabcorp Park Menangle.
Minutes earlier Panella had brought the Darren Binskin trained Gaius Caesar with a perfectly-timed run to nail Pure Power in the shadows of the post for a sensational victory in 1:51.7. more…
Tabcorp Park Menangle is the place to be this Sunday as the barrier draw for the SEW Eurodrive Miracle Mile (April 28) will be conducted live.
Worth a record-breaking $750,000, SEW Eurodrive State Manager Tony Suttor and Chairman of the New South Wales Harness Racing Club Rex Horne will perform the barrier draw.
Once the starting positions are known, a media panel including In The Gig’s Gareth Hall, Editor-In-Chief of National Trotguide Michael Court and multi-media talent Amanda Rando will set the scene for what will be an exciting Miracle Mile this year. more…
In an Australian first Mini Trotters will hold their own ‘Miracle Mile’ from a mobile start at Tabcorp Park Menangle on SEW Eurodrive Miracle Mile Day, April 28.
Young drivers from as far as Queensland are coming to be a part of the inaugural experience.
Races will cater for all sizes of Mini Trotters and this includes Midgets, Shetlands and Ponies. more...
The final field for the Australian Pacing Gold Two-Year-Old Colts and Geldings final will be known by 10pm this Saturday night at Tabcorp Park Menangle.
Following the running of the two semi-finals earlier that night at the world-class track, the barrier draw for the $300,000 final, to be run on April 28 will, also be held.
Australian Pacing Gold Deputy Chairman David Douglas
and APG Director Glenn Burns will conduct the draw. more…
After coming off such a hard run in last weekend’s Coca-Cola Amatil Sprint, Caribbean Blaster has been given some respite with an ideal draw in Saturday night’s $100,000 Cordina Sprint at Tabcorp Park Menangle.
The star Victorian will start from barrier two in between fast beginners Garnet River (one) and Torque In Motion (three).
Dual New Zealand Cup winner Terror To Love has been given the ‘visitors draw’ and will be the widest runner on the gate while fellow Kiwi Mah Sish, who also had a tough run in the Coca-Cola Amatil Sprint, has drawn better in gate six. more…
Up-and-coming star Mach Alert sealed his invite to the SEW Eurodrive Miracle Mile with a decisive win in the Coca-Cola Amatil Sprint at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Saturday night.
The lightly-raced free-for-all pacer recorded the milestone in a 1:50.9 mile rate to blitz his fellow Miracle Mile hopefuls by more than 10 metres.
Stablemate Baby Bling finished second while outsider Gaius Caesar was close behind in third. more…
THERE were tears of joy when trainer Nicole Molander scored her first Group One success when Keystone Del took out the Glenferrie Farm Challenge at Tabcorp Park Menangle today.
The $14.40 chance gained a gun run behind the leader and was driven to perfection by top reinsman Blake Fitzpatrick to come out and score by more than three metres in a rate of 1:56.3.
New Zealand trotters Sovereignty and Vulcan, a late inclusion for the Kiwi team, finished second and third respectively. more...
Teenage reinswoman Lauren Panella snared her first Group One victory at Tabcorp Park Menangle today when Gaius Caesar won the $100,000 Bohemia Crystal Free-For-All.
Panella parked the Darren Binskin-trained gelding outside The Big Mach before taking the lead at the 500m and then defying all efforts to run her down in a tight finish.
Left Loaded and the winner’s stablemate Glengowan filled the placings, as Panella threw her right arm in the air at the winning post. more...
EVEN those who dared call him ‘a powder puff champion’ were forced to eat their words when West Australian star Im Themightyquinn won his third TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion in succession at Tabcorp Park Menangle today.
In a race packed with champions, Gary Hall junior drove the son of Washington VC to absolute perfection, bringing the well-backed equal-favourite from last with a barnstorming finish in the straight to beat Mah Sish, who tried valiantly to lead almost all the way, with Excel Stride third.
Im Themightyquinn rated 1:58.1 for his last mile in a race that saw the other equal-favourite, Terror To Love, race without cover before wilting slightly in the straight to finish a close fourth. more...
IBF middleweight world champion Daniel Geale was among the special guests at Tabcorp Park Menangle who witnessed exciting New Zealand four-year-old Christen Me win the Group One Form 700 Chariots Of Fire today.
Perfectly handled by Dexter Dunn, the recent Hondo Grattan Stakes winner rated a sizzling 1:50.5 for the 1609m, beating compatriot Smolda by 2.25m with classy Victorian Restrepo another 2m back in third place.
Christen Me settled one out and one back early before taking the ‘death seat’ at the 800m and forging to the lead on the home turn. His winning time smashed Excel Stride’s Australasian four-year-old mile record by a full second. more...
THE superstar of Queensland harness racing, Majestic Mach, finally had his colours lowered in Sunday’s Camarda and Cantrill NSW Derby at Tabcorp Park Menangle when Victorian Lennytheshark scored an upset win.
All the early discussion about the $200,000 Group One feature was whether Guaranteed, Macha, Caesar Augustus or even Bit Of A Legend could end Majestic Mach’s unbeaten run.
Yet it was John Justice with Lennytheshark, who settled perfectly with a one-one trail before finishing with a withering burst to grab Majestic Mach (Grant Dixon) and win in a 1:57.3 mile rate. Ultimate Art (Michael Formosa) finished third. more…
CHAMPION reinsman Luke McCarthy made it back-to-back Group Ones when six-year-old mare Our Sixpence led all the way to win the Cordina Chicken Farms Ladyship Mile at Tabcorp Park’s Grand Final meeting on Sunday.
Indeed the biggest challenge to Our Sixpence came out of the mobile gate when Torque In Motion issued a sturdy challenge for the lead.
Yet McCarthy, as cool as ever, urged Our Sixpence through and she held the lead in a slick 26.9 first quarter of the mile. more...
A BRILLIANT tactical drive by Luke McCarthy and a perfectly-timed preparation allowed former New Zealand filly Itz Nosurprisesthere to score a decisive win in the $200,000 Form 700 NSW Oaks at Tabcorp Park Menangle today.
McCarthy slotted the Dean Braun-trained three-year-old into the one-one early before moving forward when race favourite Rozelski circled the field.
Itz Nosurprisesthere eased to give Rozelski the death seat and then pounced on her and the leader Frith, which had shown dazzling gate speed to lead from barrier nine. Im Smouldering tracked Frith (second) all the way and poked through on the fence to finish third. more...
MENANGLE Park trainer David Thorn shared his stable runners around and landed the first two features of the day on Inter Dominion Grand Final day.
Thorn took out the first two events swith Scarrymcleary and Poacher, on one of the biggest days of harness racing ever seen in Australia.
The Slingsby Holdings Australasian Young Drivers Championship Stakes saw ScarrymcLeary hold off Rupeeno Cullen and Garnet River to score in a 1:55.9 mile rate. more…
Star New Zealand filly Rozelski won the fourth and final heat of the Form 700 New South Wales Oaks at Tabcorp Park Menangle tonight.
Leading throughout rating 2:02.5, the slowest heat of the night, the three-year-old secured her spot in one of the strongest Oaks fields seen in recent years.
Other heat winners included Im Smouldering which clocked 1:59.1 to beat Ohyouluckything, local hope Frith which led throughout rating 2:00.6 as well as Itz Nosurprisesthere who clocked 2:01.0. more...
They say every horse gets its chance to win on the roomy track at Tabcorp Park Menangle.
That will really be put to the test next weekend when two of the big Group Ones are run on TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Grand Final day on March 3.
Both favourites for the big races, Bettor Cover Lover (Cordina Chicken Farms Ladyship Mile) and Smolda (Form 700 Chariots Of Fire) have drawn the outside barriers. more…
VICTORIAN trainer Margaret Lee set herself for a day to remember with four-year-old gelding Keayang Steamer’s big finish to win the $50,000 Form 700 Paleface Adios Stakes at Tabcorp Park Menangle.
The win secured Keayang Steamer a spot in next Sunday’s $200,000 Form 700 Chariots Of Fire.
Lee has already qualified stablemate Keayang Cullen for the TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Grand Final next weekend, suggesting she could have a weekend to savor. more...
horses snared the quinella in tonight’s rich Allied Express Rod Fitzpatrick Memorial at Tabcorp Park Menangle.
The classy Allblack Stride seemed to do it all with ease when making a move from the running line to beat stablemate All Eyes On Us, the $1.50 favourite, by more than a metre.
Horseman John McCarthy returned from the yearling sales in New Zealand to take the drive on the stable’s second stringer for his daughter in-law Belinda McCarthy, while his son Luke partnered All Eyes On Us. more…
UNHERALDED outsider Denises Legacy joined an elite band of youngsters when she scored a shock win in tonight’s $50,000 Allied Express Pink Bonnet at Tabcorp Park Menangle.
Menangle trainer Dennis Wilson’s Modern Art filly only snuck into the Pink Bonnet field when she finished third in Tuesday’s second heat of the race.
Wilson then stepped aside and gave local reinsman David Morris the reins and a patient drive by the 21-year-old saw him score his biggest success, coming from last with a barnstorming finish to grab Eye Catching right on the line for a surprise victory at odds of almost 90-1. more...
Even 36mm of rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of day two of the TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Carnival at Tabcorp Park Menangle.
Despite frequent storms and heavy skies the track has remained in great order.
Stewards tested the mobile a few times throughout the day and gave the green light for racing to go ahead as scheduled. more...
The schedule for the various barrier draws inclusive of the Cordina Chicken Farms Ladyship Mile and the Form 700 Chariots of Fire which will be conducted this Saturday night at Tabcorp Park Menangle has been released.
With the field already declared for the Ladyship Mile it will take place first at 9.55 trackside.
Mr Daniel Cordina will be joined by Glenn Burns Executive Director of the NSWHRC to make the draw. more...
The New South Wales Harness Racing Club has extended this Saturday night’s Allied Express programme to eleven races by increasing the number of Form 700 NSW Oaks Heats to four.
In a positive boost to fillies races, the Club, after receiving 44 nominations, increased the number of Heats from the set three to accommodate the interest from owners and trainers.
“When there is such strong interest in a classic such as the Oaks it is the policy of the Club Directors to satisfy as many participants as possible,” NSWHRC Chief Executive John Dumesny confirmed. more...
Selectors have settled on Team Australia for the Glenferrie Farm Challenge which will pit five of Australia’s best trotters against the elite from New Zealand on TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Grand Final Day on March 3.
The Australian trotters are headed by the immortal Sundon’s Gift which is joined by dual gaited Grand Circuit winner Mister Zion, the current Australian super star I Didnt Do It and the New South Wales duo of Keystone Del and Cyclone Jake. The reserve trotter is Kasyanov.
In what has been described as a tremendous show of support for New South Wales trotting ranks the inclusion of Keystone Del and Cyclone Jake has been roundly applauded by the trotting fraternity. more...
The Form 700 Paleface Adios Stakes this Saturday night will provide the final three positions in the $200,000 Chariots of Fire to be held at TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Grand Final Meeting.
Having already run races across Australia and New Zealand the Group One Form 700 Chariots of Fire for 2013 is shaping as one of the finest ever to be staged in its history.
Qualified for the Chariots of Fire are:
I’m Victorious (WA) winner of the Golden Nugget
Jason Rulz (NZ) winner of the Four and Five Year Old Classic
Restreppo (Vic) winner of the Four Year Old Bonanza
Smolda (NZ) runner-up in the Four Year Old Bonanza
Christen Me (NZ) winner of the Form 700 Hondo Grattan Stakes
Excitusinthecity (NSW) second placed in the Hondo Grattan
Mack Beauty (NSW) third placed in the Hondo Grattan.
The first three placed horses in the Paleface Adios Stakes will complete the field for Chariots of Fire. more...
The stellar field for the $200,000 Cordina Chicken Farms Ladyship Mile includes the very best pacing mares currently racing in Australasia.
The Group One event will be conducted on TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Grand Final Day Sunday 3rd March.
• Baby Bling (NSW)
• Bettor Cover Lover (NZ)
• Blucolla Tigerpie (Vic)
• Pembrook Caesar (Vic)
• Forever Gold (Qld)
• Our Sixpence (NSW)
• Broadways Best (Vic)
• Elusive Chick (NZ)
• Torque In Motion (Qld)
• Cheer The Lady (NZ)
• Tamanisha (NSW)
• Little Red Cloud (NSW) more...
At his first look at Tabcorp Park Menangle Christen Me could not have been any more impressive when taking out the FORM 700 Hondo Grattan Stakes tonight.
The star New Zealand gelding was still only in second gear when clocking a
scintillating 1:51.6 to qualify for the Chariots Of Fire on March 3.
Beating local hopes Exciteusinthecity and Mach Beauty who finished second and third respectively, Christen Me was driven to perfection by gun reinsman Dexter Dunn and will now take on the likes of Restrepo and Smolda who fought out the finish in the Hot To Trot four-year-old Bonanza at Melton earlier in the night. more…
Leading New Zealand trainer Tim Butt suggested there was 25 per cent improvement in his stable star Mah Sish since he arrived in Sydney.
Yet he looked to have even more up his sleeve as the six-year-old cruised into the TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Final with a dominant display to win the supplementary Inter Dominion heat run at Tabcorp Park Menangle tonight.
Following Excel Stride’s impressive win earlier in the night, Mah Sish proved he would be one of the toughest to beat in Sunday week’s Grand Final (March 3), beating the other qualifier Mach Alert, with Devil Dodger a strong third. more...
The real Excel Stride stood up at Tabcorp Park Menangle tonight as Belinda and Luke McCarthy’s stable star became the first New South Wales-based horse to seal a spot in the TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Grand Final on March 3.
He has had his detractors after two recent defeats but answered his critics in style beating Pub Blitz and Chariot King, as all three sealed spots in the big one joining Terror To Love and Sir Lincoln who earlier qualified in New Zealand.
It was Luke McCarthy at his best as the premier reinsman took Excel Stride to the front with 1000 left to travel and defied all efforts to run him down rating 1:55.6 for his final mile of the 2400m heat. more…
Many rated her the second-best mare in Queensland but five-year-old Forever Gold now gets her chance for a crack at the title of best in Australasia following her sensational victory in Saturday night’s Garrards Robin Dundee Stakes at Tabcorp Park Menangle.
Queensland reinsman Darren Weeks scored one of his biggest wins when he bought the daughter of Famous Forever with a perfectly-timed run to qualify for the Cordina Chicken Farms Ladyship Mile run on Inter Dominion Grand Final day March 3.
Forever Gold rated 1:52 for the mile, beating her previous best mile by more than three seconds, in beating Our Sixpence and Elusive Chick. Queensland’s other star mare Torque In Motion finished a close fourth. more...
Due to unforeseen circumstances the qualification criteria for the Cordina Chicken Farms Ladyship Mile has been altered to gain the best possible field for the Group One event.
With the first attempt to conduct the Angelique Cup at Tabcorp Park Melton forced to be abandoned, the congestion the re-run created a week later to the racing schedule left no alternative other than an alteration to the Ladyship Mile conditions.
The NSWHRC Management will now revert to former conditions and reserve places in the feature race to be conducted on TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Grand Final Day to be filled by invitations. more...
This season’s two-year-olds are starting to show what they are made of and just in time for Australia’s richest non-futurity races - the Allied Express Pink Bonnet and the Allied Express Rod Fitzpatrick Memorial.
Worth a record $50,000 each, the Group Two classics will be held at Tabcorp Park Menangle on February 23.
Carrying on the tradition of the Bulli Harness Racing Club’s Slingsby Holdings Linden Huntley Little Memorial, heats of these races, worth $10,000 each, will be held at Menangle on Monday, February 18. more…
Local Macarthur charity Society 389 has been named as the TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion sponsor for 2013.
The Charity which was formed in 2008 dedicates its many resources to assisting families with children which have special needs.
“It is traditional to have a Charity partner associated with the Inter Dominion and for 2013 with the assistance of Peter Chambers from Glenferrie Farm Society 389 was invited.” NSWHRC Chief Executive John Dumesny stated. more…
In a timely boost for NSW breeders and the upcoming Australian Pacing Gold Sales the Directors of the principal Club (NSWHRC) will be purchasing yearlings for syndication and promotional activities this year.
The Board of Directors yesterday settled on the process whereby three quality yearling fillies will be secured from the 2013 round of sales and placed with different trainers.
The main criteria for the selection of the yearlings is they must be NSW Breeders Challenge eligible and offered by NSW vendors at the APG Sales. more…
The quality and scope of racing on TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Grand Final Day (March 3) stepped up another level with the confirmation of the conditions for the $200,000 Glenferrie Farm Challenge.
The Group One event will pit five of the best New Zealand trotters against five from Australia selected and invited by respective panels of experts from each country.
“We are ecstatic that Glenferrie Farm has seen fit to support trotting in New South Wales in such a huge way.” NSWHRC Chairman Rex Horne said. more…
World record holders an Inter Dominion winner as well as a Miracle Mile victor make-up this year’s Lexus Of Parramatta International Lady Drivers invitees.
Australasia’s top reinswomen have been invited to contest the feature that will be held on TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Grand Final afternoon at Tabcorp Park Menangle on March 3.
With a $3,000 travel voucher to the winner courtesy of Rod and Julie Smith of Lexus Of Parramatta the competition will be strong from the elite reinswomen.
In total $10,000 in prizes and trophies will be offered for the prestigious event. more…
The quest towards the Cordina Chicken Farms Ladyship Mile is starting to heat up. With less than six weeks to go until the $200,000 feature, the top mares in Australasia are starting to show what they are made of.
Only two mares have earned an invite to contest the Group One at Tabcorp Park Menangle on March 3 so far and they both won races over the weekend.
Baby Bling secured her “first” invite when winning the inaugural Nepean Conveyors Mares’ Classic at Gloucester Park on November 30, clocking 1:56.4. more…
Australia’s leading broadcaster Channel Nine will telecast the Inter Dominion Grand Final nationwide live next year.
The presentation of harness racing’s pinnacle event on Sunday 3rd March 2013 will carry the badge of sport’s highest rating
television show the Wide World of Sports.
In what is a coup for the Inter Dominion joint hosts, the NSW Harness Racing Club and Harness Racing NSW, the Grand Final will be shown live at 3.40pm.The Form 700 Chariots of Fire will commence the hour long telecast at 3pm. more...
He finished second-placed in last year’s Indigenous Drivers Invitational but Joel Pengilly is determined to finish one closer in this year’s edition.
To be held at Tabcorp Park Menangle’s Fisher’s Ghost meeting on Sunday, October 28 - the club’s first Sunday meeting for several months – it will be one of the biggest races Pengilly has contested in some time.
Having been on the sidelines for seven months due to illness, the Shanes Park reinsman is looking forward to making a comeback in the sulky. more...
The New South Wales Harness Racing Club has announced a prizemoney increase from $5,500 to $7,000 for the Tuesday races run by the Club at Tabcorp Park Menangle effective from July 1.
This is a significant 27% elevation in the prizemoney offered and is a result of the recent victory in the Racefields litigation.
The announcement however also carried the decision by the Club to withdraw the distribution of petrol cards for each starter which had been in operation for the past year. more...
There will be no SEW Eurodrive Miracle Mile in 2012 as a consequence of the re-development of Tabcorp Park Menangle it was announced yesterday by the New South Wales Harness Racing Club.
The $25 million development of the site has been progressing since earlier this year with an aim to have seventy five percent of the construction completed for the 2013 Inter Dominion Carnival next February/March.
Whilst the Club will conduct all its allocated race meetings as scheduled it has taken the view that it would be disrespectful to the $750,000 Miracle Mile and its long term sponsor SEW Eurodrive to conduct the flagship race during the disruption caused by the re-development. more...
Unbeaten Victorian pacer Guaranteed scored one of the most impressive wins of the night with an all-the-way victory in the $40,000 Allied Express Rod Fitzpatrick Memorial at Tabcorp Park Menangle tonight.
Taken straight to the front by leading reinsman Greg Sugars, Guaranteed defied all attempts to run him down in the straight beating sentimental favourite No Ah Saint (Gavin Fitzpatrick) and Ee And Em Stride (Luke McCarthy).
Sugars took no time to get over the defeat of his favourite horse Sushi Sushi in the Chariots of Fire earlier in the night, winning the Group Three feature for Smythes Creek trainer Emma Stewart. more...
Champion pacer Smoken Up won his fourth Len Smith Mile at Tabcorp Park Menangle tonight with another startling display to hold off some of the best pacers in Australia.
Under desperate driving from stand-in reinsman John Justice, Smoken Up held on in the closest of finishes – so close that Josh Willick on the runner-up Captain Joy asked to see the photo finish before he would believe he had been beaten.
“Sorry Josh I think I held on,” said Justice as they crossed the line. more...
Victorian pacer Caribbean Blaster caused a massive upset when beating Excel Stride in tonight’s Form 700 Chariots of Fire at Tabcorp Park Menangle.
Reinswoman Kate Gath drove the race of her career to steer the entire to victory in the $200,000 Group One.
And, in the process, became the third reinswoman to claim the feature since its inception in 1995.
“This makes all the hard work worth while,” Kate said. more...
Gallant Kiwi pacer Smolda put in a career best performance to claim tonight’s Camarda and Cantrill NSW Derby at Tabcorp Park Menangle.
Posted three deep from the 1800 metres, Smolda and star New Zealand reinsman Mark Purdon worked forward and eventually found the spot outside the leader, Scandalman.
The two cleared out and staged a two-horse war down the home straight with Jimmy Douglass throwing everything at Scandalman as the Australian-bred son of Courage Under Fire, Smolda, wore him down to score by neck from the fast finishing Regal Knight, with Scandalman hanging on for third. more...
VERTIGAL added her name to the history books by claiming the Lands Legal Carousel final at Tabcorp Park Menangle tonight.
After overcoming a setback, the gallant mare rated a slick 1:55.6, the fastest mile rate in the history of the time-honoured feature.
Trainer-driver David Thorn made a sweeping run from the tail of the field, grabbing Our Mels Dream and Dickies Bromac in the last stride for the gutsiest of wins. more...
The NSW Harness Racing Club has released the barrier draw for the $200,000 Tabcorp Len Smith Mile, which will be held Saturday, April 28, at Tabcorp Park Menangle. more...
The NSW Harness Racing Club has released the barrier draw for the $200,000 Camarda & Cantrill NSW Derby, which will be held Saturday, April 28, at Tabcorp Park Menangle. more…
The NSW Harness Racing Club has released the barrier draw for the $200,000 Form 700 Chariots of Fire, which will be held Saturday, April 28, at Tabcorp Park Menangle. more…
The NSW Harness Racing Club has released the barrier draw for the $50,000 Lands Legal Carousel Final, which will be held Saturday, April 28, at Tabcorp Park Menangle. more…
The barrier draw for next Saturday night’s time-honoured Lands Legal Carousel Final at Tabcorp Park Menangle will be held at the Harness Racing New South Wales office tomorrow.
With the last round of heats to be held at Penrith tonight, HRNSW Chief Executive Officer Sam Nati will draw out the field at approximately 9am.
Meanwhile, HRNSW Board Members will draw out the barrier draws for the Camarda and Cantrill NSW Derby and the Form 700 Chariots of Fire at around the same time next Monday. more…
The Directors of the New South Wales Harness Racing Club have decided not to pursue the introduction of a Sprint Lane at Tabcorp Park Menangle.
After reviewing an analysis of all metropolitan events conducted at the premier track during 2011 there was insufficient evidence that the introduction of a sprint lane was warranted or beneficial.
The Directors took into consideration the week-by-week reports which concentrated on the head-on vision of the last 400 metres of the metropolitan races and in particular the fortunes of the two horses placed directly behind the inside leader. more...
The contest will be on in earnest for the major share of the $200,000 prizemoney on offer to the winner of the Form 700 NSW Oaks - but it will be the trophy which will demand the most attention.
The Bohemia Crystal punch set trophy is not normally available in Australia but that didn’t deter sponsors Emilio and Mary Rosati from importing the magnificent trophy at a cost of $12,000 from Europe.
The Rosati’s are the NSW Oaks sponsor for the next five years and Emilio and Mary went to great lengths to ensure that their trophy was something very special. more...
The NSW Harness Racing Club has released the barrier draw for the $200,000 Form 700 NSW Oaks, which will be held this Saturday, March 3, at Tabcorp Park Menangle.
The barrier draw is as follows:
For further information contact NSWHRC Racing Manager David Wonson Jnr on 0438 398 210.
The NSW Harness Racing Club has released the barrier draw for the $200,000 Cordina Chicken Farms Ladyship Mile, which will be held this Saturday, March 3, at Tabcorp Park Menangle.
The barrier draw is as follows:
The Cordina Chicken Farms Ladyship Mile is recognised as the pinnacle mares sprint championship of the southern hemisphere.
For further information contact NSWHRC Racing Manager David Wonson Jnr on 0438 398 210.
South Australia representative – Angela Chapman
Prizemoney earned: $668,573
First winner: Lusty Lass at Kapunda on October 29, 1991
Biggest achievements in harness racing: Angela has participated in many invitation races during her career. In 1994 she represented South Australia
in the Australasian Young Drivers Championship. She has also driven in
Group One races.
Tasmania representative – Erin Hollaway
Prizemoney earned: $1,006,148
First winner: Riversdale at Geelong on May 17, 2006
Biggest achievements in harness racing: Erin has been Tasmania’s leading reinswoman for the past few seasons and has already earned almost $100,000 in prizemoney this season. She has driven in many of the Apple Isle’s feature races and last year’s Lexus of Parramatta International Lady Drivers Race was the first time she had been asked to compete in such an event. more…
A classic field of three year old fillies have qualified for the $200,000 Form 700 NSW Oaks to be conducted at Tabcorp Park Menangle next Saturday night.
The Oaks Heats run over 2400 metres for the first time last night produced three winners in La Machane (1:56.7 a new World Record), Shake It Mama (2:00.3) and Marquess De Posh (2:00.1). more…
The field of ten quality mares has been finalised for the $200,000 Cordina Chicken Farms Ladyship Mile which is to be conducted at Tabcorp Park Menangle next Saturday night.
The invited mares in alphabetical order are:
Bettor Cover Lover
Make Mine Cullen
Our Torias Secret
Torque In Motion
New Zealand representative – Nicky Chilcott
Prizemoney earned: $3,132,213
First winner: Local Choice at Auckland on July 2, 1993
Biggest achievements in harness racing: Nicky has somewhat been a pioneer for women in harness racing in New Zealand. She has been one of the leading female trainer/drivers there for a number of seasons and has won many awards for her achievements.
The Lexus of Parramatta International Lady Drivers will be held on Ladies Night at Tabcorp Park Menangle on March 3. more…
Victoria representative – Jodi Quinlan (Defending Champion)
Prizemoney earned: $10,892,374
First winner: Zephyr Lad at Cranbourne on June 1, 1992
Biggest achievements in harness racing: In 2004 Jodi became just the second reinswoman to win a Miracle Mile when she partnered Sokyola to victory in the time-honoured feature at Harold Park. She has been one of the leading female drivers in Australia over the past few years and has driven her fair share of centuries is respective seasons of her career.
Queensland representative – Kelli Dawson
Prizemoney earned: $869,905
First winner: Elwood Blues at Gold Coast on September 7, 2006
Biggest achievements in harness racing: Kelli is currently the leading concession reinswoman in Queensland. She also won the Queensland Young Drivers Championship last year and earned Racing Queensland’s Chairman’s Scholarship in the same season. more...
Connections of Cordina Chicken Farms Ladyship Mile nominal favourite Carabella have been devastated with news the champion New Zealand mare has been struck down by injury and forced out of the pinnacle Australasian event for mares.
“We are just devastated as we really wanted to test her at Menangle where we knew she would run a sensational time” owner Robert Famularo said.
“Monkey King did so well for our team there (Tabcorp Park Menangle) this is so disappointing.” more…
The field of ten mares invited to contest Australasia’s mares championship the Cordina Chicken Farms Ladyship Mile has now reached nine after the invitations of Glenferrie Alexis and Seshny Bromac.
Glenferrie Alexis trained by Craig Demmler hasn’t been afraid to mix it with the best of both sexes in Victoria this season contesting the recent AG Hunter Cup at her last start. Leading up to the Cup the 1:55.9 mare won the Horsham, Yarra Valley and Maryborough Cups.
The Peter Russo trained Seshny Bromac (1:53.9) finished second in the Garrards Horse and Hound Ranji Bill Stakes before handing in a tough display in winning last start and equally deserves her place in the speed test. more…
Victoria representative – Kerryn Manning
First winner:Gorgeous Gambit at Ararat on May 27, 1993
Biggest achievements in harness racing: Kerryn is the current world record holder for the number of career wins by a female reinswoman having driven more than 3000 winners.
She is the only reinswoman to have success in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
The Lexus of Parramatta International Lady Drivers will be held on Ladies Night at Tabcorp Park Menangle on March 3. more...
The NSWHRC today announced four of the seven mares which will join automatic invitees Our Torias Secret, Our Sixpence and Torque In Motion in the Group One Cordina Chicken Farms Ladyship Mile.
New Zealand mares Carabella and Bettor Cover Lover as well as Victorian mares Make Mine Cullen and Broadways Best have been issued invitations to contest the $200,000 feature to be run on Saturday 3rd March at Tabcorp Park Menangle.
Carabella has been almost unbeatable this season suffering defeat only to Bettor Cover Lover which in turn has only been beaten by Carabella. The two quality New Zealand four-year-old mares will cross the Tasman Sea next week in their quest to gain the title of the fastest mare in the Southern Hemisphere. more…
New South Wales representative – Amanda Turnbull
First winner:Wollomi at Orange on March 11, 2006
Biggest achievements in harness racing: Amanda has won many awards and premierships since she began driving at the age of 16. In 2010 Amanda became the first reinswoman to win multiple Sires’ Stakes Group One Finals in the same year.
The Lexus of Parramatta International Lady Drivers will be held on Ladies Night at Tabcorp Park Menangle on March 3. more...
History shows that it takes a champion to win the Group 2 Linden Huntley Little Memorial Finals and the 2012 edition will unearth yet another two year old with a big future.
In the colts and geldings division most recent Linden Huntley Memorial winner Scandalman won the 2012 Victoria Derby whilst multiple Group 1 winner Lombo Pocket Watch took the title in 2006.
As for the fillies division Vertigal, Lilac Stride and Sweet Maddy Lombo appear on the Honour Roll. more...
New South Wales representative – Lauren Panella
Prizemoney earned: $239,897
First winner: Badlands Elle at Newcastle on September 30, 2010
Biggest achievements in harness racing: Lauren has recently been selected to take part in raising funds for Camp Quality. In conjunction with HRNSW, Lauren will drive in specially made Camp Quality silks and each time she is in the prizemoney HRNSW will match her driver’s cheque which will be donated to the cause.
The Lexus of Parramatta International Lady Drivers will be held on Ladies Night at Tabcorp Park Menangle on March 3. more...
New South Wales representative – KerryAnn Turner
Prizemoney earned: $1,529,820
First winner: Ashbridge Gem at Leeton on April 30, 2005
Biggest achievements in harness racing: KerryAnn is currently the leading female trainer in NSW and has been recently selected to represent her state in the upcoming Australasian Young Drivers Championship in Perth next month.
Possibly the strongest fields ever have been assembled for the Group 2 Linden Huntley Little Memorial Finals to be held at Bulli next Saturday night 25th February.
The eleventh editions of the Fillies and Colts & Geldings divisions which each carry $50,000 in prizemoney plus trophies have been described as magnificent by sponsor Mrs Lynette Philpott.
“David (Hardie), Kevin and I have been honouring my father and his (David’s) grandfather with this Series on his favourite track Bulli for over a decade and I am thrilled that each time the fields seem to get stronger.” Mr Philpott said after the barrier drawn which was held last night. more...
New South Wales representative – Ashlee Siejka
Prizemoney earned: $2,200,063
First winner: Stage Left at Bathurst on March 29, 2006
Biggest achievements in harness racing: In 2010 she created history when becoming the first reinswoman to drive 100 winners in NSW. Not long after she won the NSW Rising Stars Series and later in that year became the first person of the fairer sex to win the prestigious Lexus Of Parramatta Medal. Ashlee is currently the leading reinswoman in the state.
Valentine’s Day was a hit at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Tuesday.
Macarthur business women of all ages gathered from the region for the inaugural Valentine’s Day Ladies Breakfast in the Tanyia Harris Marquee.
Attracting eighty local and visiting ladies, Tabcorp Park Menangle’s Business Developer Alison Anschau was impressed with the turnout. more...
A Miracle Mile winner, Group One champions plus record breakers and you have the ingredients for next month’s Lexus International Lady Drivers Invitation.
Australasia’s leading metropolitan reinswomen have been invited to contest the annual Tabcorp Park Menangle feature, held this year on March 3.
The diverse group includes drivers that are on the way up and those that have been at the top for years that have been somewhat pioneers for horsewoman in their country. more...
This Valentine’s Day businesswomen and the like will be pampered at Tabcorp Park Menangle’s Ladies Breakfast.
In a lead up to Ladies Night on March 3, this breakfast will hosted by Tabcorp Park Menangle’s own Alison Anschau.
Special guests include leading horsewoman Ashlee Siejka, Amanda Turnbull, KerryAnn Turner and Lauren Panella who are all taking part in the Lexus International Lady Drivers Invitation. more…
The Directors of the New South Wales Harness Racing Club have confirmed the conditions of invitation to the $750,000 edition of the Club’s flagship race, the SEW Eurodrive Miracle Mile.
The annual review of Australasia’s premier sprint event was carried out following the 2011 Miracle Mile.
Taken out for the second successive year by Smoken Up, the 2012 conditions almost guarantees the Southern Hemisphere’s fastest-ever pacer a shot at a hat-trick of victories in the Miracle Mile. more...
Lance Justice cruised into Miracle Mile immortality when his champion pacer Smoken Up won tonight’s pinnacle sprint at Tabcorp Park Menangle.
Justice joined an elite group of reinsmen when securing his third win in the Grand Circuit event.
And while Smoken Up didn’t better his own record when taking out the Group One, the tough gelding held out many challengers when doing it in 1:51.8. more...
The invited field for Saturday’s $500,000 SEW Eurodrive Miracle Mile at Tabcorp Park Menangle has been announced.
The runners that will compete in the prestigious sprint are:
Talented pacer Mr Feelgood became the fifth horse to qualify for next Saturday’s SEW-Eurodrive Miracle Mile.
The nine-year-old stallion impressively took out the $77,500 Cordina Farms Sprint qualifier at Tabcorp Park Menangle tonight, stoping the clock in a fast 1:51.1.
Working to the lead from barrier six, the son of Grinfromeartoear posted his last split in a fast 26.8 seconds to hold out New Zealand Cup winner Terror To Love by eight metres. more...
World Middleweight Boxing Champion Daniel Geale and up-and-coming state cricketer Nathan Brian will be drawing out the barriers for this year’s SEW-Eurodrive Miracle Mile.
Taking place with the combined Miracle Mile Barrier Draw and Lexus Of Parramatta Medal Dinner at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Sunday, the two sporting stars will announce the crucial starting positions for the November 26 $500,000 Final.
Daniel, who is also known as ‘The Real Deal’, is the current IBF Middleweight Boxing Champion. more...
The field for the Cordina Sprint to be conducted at Tabcorp Park Menangle this Saturday night has been described as “perfect” by the New South Wales Harness Racing Club.
With the main players not already invited drawn to contest the last of the eligibility races for the SEW Eurodrive Miracle Mile the description for the Group 2 event certainly fits.
Race 6 at 8.15pm Eastern Daylight Saving Time
CORDINA SPRINT (GROUP 2). Open to all pacers
1--r36 OUR MALABAR NZ, Lance Justice FT
2--213 KARLOO MICK, Greg Bennett FT
3--206 VEGAS BOUND, Darren Hancock Em 1 FT
4--177 SPECIAL ALBERT, Michael Dawson Em 2 FT
5--123 MEGA ALEXANDER, Ashlee Siejka FT
6--444 MISTER ANTHONY, David Thorn FT
7--411 GARNET RIVER, Luke McCarthy FT
8--212 MR FEELGOOD USA, Luke McCarthy FT
9--058 BE GOOD JOHNNY, John McCarthy FT
10--151 TERROR TO LOVE NZ, Jim Curtin FT
11--170 ROHAN HOME, Gavin Fitzpatrick FT
12--6s2 LISAGAIN USA, Anthony Butt FT
Franco Jamar secured his position for the 2011 SEW-Eurodrive Miracle Mile after a breathtaking performance in the Coca-Cola Amatil Sprint at Tabcorp Park Menangle tonight.
After working his way to the lead from barrier 10, Franco Jamar sprinted away from American import Lisagain in recording 10 metre victory.
Clocking 1:52.2, that was the entire’s sixth win in-a-row.
The New South Wales Harness Racing Club today invited the arch rivals Smoken Up and Im Themightyquinn to contest the 2011 SEW Eurodrive Miracle Mile at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Saturday 26 November.
In a major coup, both trainers have accepted the invitations on behalf of their respective connections.
Smoken Up, the reigning Miracle Mile champion and the Tabcorp Park Menangle track record holder, exploded back into winning form at Addington this afternoon, claiming the New Zealand Free For All. more...
Northern hemisphere star Lisagain will certainly be a force to reckon with this Saturday night in the Coca-Cola Amatil Sprint at Tabcorp Park Menangle.
In his first trial on Australian soil Lisagain impressed caretaker Peter Muir and certainly the track staff when comfortably covering the mile and a half hit-out in 3:05.
“Wow,” Muir said just after the workout. more...
There has been no decision on any early invitations to the SEW-Eurodrive Miracle Mile after the running of the New Zealand Cup.
With the somewhat surprise relegation of Smoken Up into second place by Terror To Love, the result only threw up more conjecture.
With Victoria demanding an invitation for Bitobliss, New Zealand certainly want to see their newest star Terror To Love contest the southern hemisphere’s greatest speed test. more...
RAGLAN became the first horse to qualify for the 2011 SEW-Eurodrive Miracle Mile after taking out tonight’s Western Suburbs Leagues Club Newcastle Mile.
The New Zealander caused a minor upset when running down the $1.20 favourite Mr Feelgood, which led from barrier nine.
Driven by Anthony Butt, Raglan ($7.30) enjoyed the one-one while the first three quarters were posted in 28.4, 30.0 and 28.5 seconds. more...
YOUNG horseman Hayden Green is travelling all the way from Queensland to be part of next Sunday’s historic Fishers Ghost meeting at Tabcorp Park Menangle.
And fate has played its role to make it happen.
Green was planning to head back to New South Wales next weekend to visit family near Camden which is right near Menangle Park. more...
The old ‘Adams Family’ television song may as well be the theme song for Tabcorp Park Menangle’s Fishers Ghost meeting on Sunday October 30.
With races for big loafers or horses that are grey in colour to events for pint sized pacers this meeting has it all.
Run in conjunction with Campbelltown’s traditional Fishers Ghost Festival, this unique meeting is a first in Australian harness racing history. more...
FOR the first time in Australian harness racing history an indigenous drivers’ race will be held at Tabcorp Park Menangle’s Fishers Ghost meeting on October 30.
This special race for drivers with an Aboriginal or Torres Straight Island heritage is just one of the many highlights on the unique Sunday afternoon meeting.
And one reinsman that will be one of the “favoured runners” in the race is none other than Jimmy Brown. more...
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