Day At The Track

Harness briefs

11:40 AM 10 Jun 2019 NZST
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Luella winning at Nelson

The Greg and Nina Hope trained Luella smashed the New Zealand harness racing record for 2yo fillies over a mobile 2400m, yesterday at the Nelson Trotting Clubs winter meeting.

Luella  2 B f Sweet Lou - Stella Franco  (Badlands Hanover) ran the mobile 2400m mobile in 2-57.7 which broke the old record by nearly 4 seconds. The old record was held by Kotare Elite who ran 3-02.6 at Ashburton in June 2017.

Driver Ricky May had back to back wins when the Benny Hill trained Koromiko Eyre gained an overdue win in the following race.

Koromiko Eyre 4 B g Ohoka Arizona - Hanover Eyre (Peruvian Hanover) looked likely to run another second 50m before the finishing post until the leader Stetson knocked off and Koromiko Eyre came again to get his head in front on the line.

Koromiko Eyre winning for driver Ricky May


Tony Herlihy notched up another amazing milestone at Alexandra Park on Friday night when he became the first New Zealand harness racing driver to get to 3500 wins.

Herlihy won onboard the impressive Gambit who won his second race in a row in a quick 2-41.8  for the 2200m mobile. 

Maurice McKendry is the closest to Herlihy in the all time wins leaderboard on 3248 wins. (see leaderboard below)

Gambit winning on Friday night.


New Zealands leading drivers with 2000 wins or more.

Driver Total Wins
Tony Herlihy 3500
Maurice McKendry 3248
Ricky May 2916
David Butcher 2378
Dexter Dunn 2226
Colin DeFilippi 2021


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