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Riverina filly Shes A Runa caused a massive upset when taking out the Form 700 New South Wales $200,000 Oaks at Tabcorp Park Menangle today. The daughter of Jeremes Jet was given a gun run by local reinsman Jarrod Alchin behind the leader, the highly-fancied My Willow, and obtained an inside run to take out the Group One in 1:59.1. At odds of $25.50, Shes A Runa held out the fast-finishing Ocean Diva ($55.70), who was a half-head away in second with early leader My Willow a little over a metre away in third. The second favourite Nike Franco struck trouble in the home straight when locked between runners and driver Chris Alford did his best to control the filly and not let her fall. Subsequently the pair finished last. High-priced winners seem to be the order of the day with Little Red Cloud taking out the first at $18.70 and stablemate Essbee Doubleyou winning the second at juicy odds of $19.60 with the NSW TAB. Harness Racing NSW

There were winners left, right and centre after the opening race at Tabcorp Park Menangle this afternoon. The Menangle track was a “first-up” winner with horses coming from everywhere in the closing stages of the final heat of the Australasian Young Drivers Championship as the Peter Walsh-trained Little Red Cloud got the money with a 1:59.9 mile rate over the 2400m journey. Tasmanian reinsman Dylan Ford may have also given a hint of things to come for his fellow Tasmanian Beautide in the TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Grand Final later in the day when he brought Little Red Cloud with a well-timed run up the middle of the track to score. All the competitors in the Young Drivers Championship rated the track in remarkable condition despite persistent showers over the weekend, with every runner accorded a fair run. Still none were more satisfied than New Zealand’s Andre Poutama, who finished seventh with Im Blue Double Dee, but accrued enough points to take the series from another Kiwi, Samantha Ottley. Poutama, from New Zealand’s North Island, went into the race with a 13 point lead and was desperate to avoid running in the last couple to jeopardise his chances of winning the overall series. Little Red Cloud grabbed Poacher (Aaron Bain) in the shadows of the post, with Condagen (Josh Duggan) third. Trainer Peter Walsh’s good run continued in the Lexus International Lady Drivers Invitational when Narissa McMullen led all-the-way with his pacer Essbee Doubleyou. The Queensland reinswoman took the son of Presidential Ball straight to the top from barrier nine where they dictated terms throughout. Rolling through the quarters in 27.1, 29.0, 28.5 and 27.4s, which resulted in a slick mile rate of 1:52.0, again proving the track was in fine order for the string day of racing ahead. Bathurst reinswoman Amanda Turnbull finished second with Medal Of Honour while the Tasmanian Kate MacLeod finished third with Ballochbuie. Harness Racing NSW

Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) is pleased to announce that with effect from the Shepparton meeting this Saturday night March 1, stakes will rise for the second time this year. In September last year the minimum stake for a Career Penalty race increased from $5,000 to $5,500. From Saturday that stake increases to $6,000. This represents a 20% increase in the minimum stake for Career Penalty races since the start of the 2013/14 financial year. Furthermore, from Saturday, Metropolitan Penalty stake money will rise again with M0 races increasing to $16,000 and M1 or better class races increasing to a minimum of $17,000. Coinciding with these increases HRV will introduce a payment of $50 from 6th to last. The driver's fee, which has always been paid by HRV, will be added on top. Therefore all runners placed 6th to last in Metropolitan and Career Penalty races, or in the case of a Graduation Penalty race 5th to last, will receive $115. The owner will receive the $50 and there will be no trainer's percentage or driver's percentage deducted from this component of the stake money. The traditional standard of stake money being a 'rounded figure' will cease. For a detailed summary of how the stake splits will operate from March 1, 2014 click here. Earlier in the year the VICBRED first win bonus for 2YOs increased from $5,000 to $7,000. With this second increase in the minimum stake money, from March 1 a VICBRED eligible 2YO will land connections almost $11,000 for its first win, so there's no better time to invest in a VICBRED yearling at one of the upcoming yearling sales. BLAKE REDDEN COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER [Harness Racing Victoria]

Commencing 1 July 2014 the Breeders Challenge Owners Bonus Certificates (BCOBC) will increase in value by 20% to $3,000. The Board of Harness Racing NSW (HRNSW) made the decision at their monthly Meeting on Tuesday. HRNSW CEO Sam Nati said: "With the APG Sydney Yearling Sale scheduled for this Saturday we felt it was the ideal opportunity to make the announcement. "The Breeders Challenge is a very important brand for us and we have continued to add layers both to the value and the number of incentives associated with it", he added. Some of the key inducements for Breeders Challenge eligible and sustained horses include: · $3,000 Breeders Challenge Owners Bonus Certificates for the first "C" Class win as a 2yo AND 3yo. Any horse that doesn't win a certificate as a 2yo or 3yo is eligible to win one as a 4yo or older (Currently worth $2,500 until 1 July 2014). This is paid to the owner. · $3,000 Breeders Challenge Nominators (Breeder) Cash Bonus for the first "C" Class win as a 2yo AND 3yo. Any horse that doesn't win a Bonus as a 2yo or 3yo is eligible to win one as a 4yo or older. (This is the first year of the BCNB and applies only to 2yos in FY14, expanding to 3yos in FY15, etc). This is paid to the breeder(s) even if the horse has subsequently been sold. · The equivalent of 10% of first prizemoney for all 2yo, 3yo and 4yo Group 1 wins in Australia as an additional Cash Bonus to the Nominator. (This is the first year of the Nominators Bonus and applies only to 2yos in FY14, expanding to 3yos in FY15, etc). This is paid to the breeder(s) even if the horse has subsequently been sold. · The Breeders Challenge Major Race Series for 2yos, 3yos and 4yos (both sexes) with finals worth $125,000 each for 2yo and 3yos and $100,000 each for 4yos. · The introduction of a Breeders Challenge Trotters Series with Finals worth $30,000 each. (This is the first year of the Trotters Series and applies only to 2yos in FY14, expanding to 3yos in FY15, etc). · The Breeders Challenge Blue Series for 2yos and 3yos (both sexes) which is restricted to 100% NSW bred horses with Finals worth $50,000 each. · The Breeders Challenge Regional Finals for 2yos, 3yos and 4yo (both sexes) worth $20,000 each. · $500 Breeders Challenge Blue Incentive Certificates to offset the cost of a service fee of a NSW based stallion (conditions apply). For the full list of terms and conditions visit the HRNSW website and follow the links to the breeding section. In another exiting development for the Breeders Challenge, HRNSW will shortly announce a new major sponsor for the series. Nancy O'Grady | Executive Assistant | Harness Racing New South Wales |    

In an exciting announcement for the Pryde's EasiFeed Great Southern Star, it has been revealed that star US reinsman Corey Callahan will be in Australia for the International extravaganza on March 22. In just its second year, the $400,000 Pryde's EasiFeed Great Southern Star trotting series held across one sensational night at Tabcorp Park Melton has attracted some massive names and it continues with Callahan adding his name to the list of visitors for the richest squaregaiting event in the southern hemisphere. Having only started his career at the age of 27, eight years later he has quickly become one of the leading drivers in North America. Growing up under the tutelage of his father Nick, Corey decided to turn his hand to college ambitions before returning to harness racing where he has driven thousands of winners. In fact since 2010 he has never driven less than 500 winners in a season, an extraordinary statistic that proves just how prolific the talented driver has been. He is also currently leads the United States Trotting Association Drivers' Premiership, 29 ahead of Ron Pierce . And it's not just his consistency that has him on top, he has also mixed it at the top level, taking out the $500,000 Hoosier Cup with Mr Wiggles in 2009 and competed in the World Driving Championship, representing the US. But it was 2013 which was the year that put the 35-year-old on the world stage as he raked in over $9.7 million in stakes earnings, placing him in the upper-Echelon in North America. He drove standout winners like Golden Receiver, D'Orsay and Drop The Ball. But, Australian trots fans will know him for his association with Ma Chere Hall, owned by Australian interests, however his win with Allstar Partner in the $260,000 PA Sires Stakes Championship was the highlight of his season. Callahan has been a fixture of some of the best tracks in America, racking up over 100 wins at The Meadowlands last season. Callahan will be involved during the week of the Great Southern Star and will compete in the Drivers Invitational on the all-squaregaiting night. Callahan arrives in Australia on March 18 and is available for drives. Interested trainers should call the Racing Office on (03) 8378 0200. For media enquiries contact Brett Boyd on (03) 8378 0250. BLAKE REDDEN COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER [Harness Racing Victoria]

Smolda has already won the NSW Derby at Tabcorp Park Menangle and on Sunday will be attempting to add his name to the Inter Dominion honour roll. Apart from being a talented pacer he is also the equine ambassador for CCIA, (Children's Cancer Institute Australia) the country's only independent medical research institute due to the involvement of his part owner Marcus Kirkwood. Marcus and his wife Sharon lost their son Tom to a brain tumour in August 2009, one day before his 18th birthday and since then through the support of their town of Singleton have raised more than $800,000 for the CCIA. "After Tom's death I thought I might splurge on a share in a horse and after seeing one for sale on New Zealand trainer Mark Purdon's website I made some enquiries," Kirkwood said. "Smolda came across for the NSW Derby and we thought he would make a good ambassador for the CCIA drawing valuable attention for the Institute if he raced in the colours of Mark Purdon but carried the logo of the CCIA." After a brief discussion with the other part owners it was quickly agreed upon. "Fellow owners Neil Pilcher and Phillip and Glenys Kennard embraced it and Mark and his partner Natalie Rasmussen willingly adopted the idea and proudly wear the colours, maybe it is some Anzac spirit" "While the royal blue and silver grey colours are highly visible slightly less obvious are the words around the cuffs of the sleeve, they read 'Our Mate Tom', so Tom will be there on Inter Dominion day." The CCIA has conducted world-class childhood cancer research for 25 years working towards their vision to save the lives of all children with cancer and eliminate their suffering. Smolda will start from barrier eight on Sunday afternoon and will have plenty of supporters cheering him on. By Greg Hayes (Harness Racing NSW)               Greg Hayes - SKY Racing               Nancy O'Grady | Executive Assistant | Harness Racing New South Wales |   22 Meredith Street Bankstown NSW 2200   T: 02 9722 6600| F: 02 85805792 | E:| W: &       Warning to recipients:   This email and any attachments are confidential and subject to copyright. If you are not the intended recipient any use, disclosure or copying is unauthorised. If you have received this email in error please advise us immediately by reply email and delete all copies. It is your responsibility to examine this email and any attachments for viruses. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with privacy legislation.            

The barrier draw for the $750,000 TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Grand Final was conducted this morning at The Star in Sydney. The Grand Final field in barrier draw order is: Barrier Horse 1 Im Victorious 2 Livingontheinterest 3 Seel N Print 4 Keayang Cullen 5 Forever Gold 6 Mach Beauty 7 Wartime Sweetheart 8 Smolda 9 Caribbean Blaster 10 The Gold Ace 11 Restrepo 12 Beautide 13 For A Reason 14 Terror To Love 15 Franco Nelson 1st Emergency (Withdrawn) 16 Pub Blitz 2nd Emergency 17 Ardghal 3rd Emergency Note that the Emergencies are not drawn into the field and take the place vacated by a scratching. The Grand Final at Tabcorp Park Menangle is scheduled for 3:40pm and is to be broadcast nationally on Channel Nine. The mega race day will consist of seven Group 1 events including the Form 700 Chariots of Fire, Camarda and Cantrill NSW Derby, Form 700 NSW Oaks, Cordina Farms Ladyship Mile, and Glenferrie Farms Trotters Challenge. Nancy O'Grady | Executive Assistant | Harness Racing New South Wales |    

In one of the biggest announcements of the year, Harness Racing Victoria can now reveal that recently retired American-based jockey Chantal Sutherland is headed to Australia to compete. Not only will Australian crowds get to see the Group 1 winning hoop on the track, she will also be one of the Great Southern Star ambassadors along with local reinswoman Kate Gath. And while Sutherland is best known for her work in the thoroughbred industry, it's her roots which have always drawn her towards the Trots. Having experience with standardbreds from a young age, the 37-year-old proved her skills in a time trial at The Meadows racetrack on September 23, 2013 breaking the USA record with an open class trotter under saddle. From that has spurned the idea to have Sutherland compete on Pryde's EasiFeed Great Southern Star night in the inaugural Aldebaran Park Monte Series. Sutherland will also be a guest at the Great Southern Star Launch Cocktail Party on March 19 and a judge in the Fashions on the Field contest to be held in conjunction with the Great Southern Star racenight. "I'm very excited to experience Australia for the first time and am honoured to have been asked to be an ambassador and ride in the Monte race on Great Southern Star Night. I look forward to the exciting events that have been planned and meeting all of the racing fans," Sutherland said. The respected horsewoman won't just be known to racing fans through her career in the saddle but also her work on the big screen having starred in the reality television series 'Jockeys' as well as a part in the Dustin Hoffman led drama series Luck. With a Hollywood Gold Cup and Santa Anita Handicap to her name, Sutherland might be most well-known for her association with Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird and star gelding Game On Dude. In fact, the Canadian glamour made history by becoming the first woman to ever ride in the Dubai World Cup in 2011 and she will again break new ground when riding in Australia on March 22. Sutherland's list of achievements go far beyond that however, with 931 career wins to her name and dozens of big races, she has become one of the most recognisable names in American racing. The Pryde's EasiFeed Great Southern Star will be run jointly with the Lyn McPherson Memorial Breed For Speed Girls' Night Out supporting the Women's Cancer Foundation Ovarian Cancer Institute and after raising almost $75,000 last year, hopes are again high for another record breaking event. Sutherland arrives in Australia on March 18 and for all media inquiries in the lead-up to Pryde's EasiFeed Great Southern Star night please contact Brett Boyd on (03) 8378 0250. BLAKE REDDEN COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER [Harness Racing Victoria]

Hunter Valley trainer Geoff Harding looks set to play a major role in Sunday's feature event at Muswellbrook's Carnival of Cups meeting after qualifying two runners. The heats of the Hunter Valley Harness Racing Association Cup were run on Sunday and although the last two races had to be abandoned, Harding was able to get Strathlachlan Andy and Charming Joseph through to the $12,000 final. "Strathlachlan Andy is my best horse and he was very impressive on Sunday afternoon, he won pretty easily and I was happy with the performance because it was his first run back since arriving back from Queensland," Harding said. "I've had a few offers to buy him but he is a pretty nice horse and he is still only a C0 pacer so there are plenty of wins left in store for him." Harding headed to Queensland attempting to take out a Rising Stars Final but after winning his heat comfortably he was narrowly beaten in the final. "He was beaten a neck in 1:57.5, it was a bit disappointing to take him up there and get beaten and he was only just beaten in very fast time in a country final at Menangle so he's been pretty close in some nice races." "The horse himself has always shown ability but he was a bit green and dopey early on in his career, he has a nice turn of foot and I think he is going to take some beating this week." Harding's other runner Charming Joseph was only narrowly beaten in his heat. "He was probably a bit unlucky in his heat, he was only beaten a couple of metres and they ended up calling the rest of the meeting off because of the weather." "Matt (Harding) will drive Strathlachlan Andy and James (Harding) will drive Charming Joseph."   By Greg Hayes - Sky Racing   .                

Jason Lees could not believe his luck when he won a share in a pacer called Only One Slim about twelve months ago. Lees and good friend David Shacallis had bought one ticket each in the raffle to win a share in the horse and had agreed to go 'halves' should they be lucky enough to be drawn out. "I was there at the draw and it was actually Dave's ticket that got drawn out but we have been having an absolute ball over the past twelve months, it has been fantastic," Lees said. "David and I couldn't get to the races last week at Penrith and wouldn't you know he got up and won and it is only the second time since I've had him that I have missed him run." Lees had never owned a pacer before and believes it has been a great introduction into the sport. "I have always been a punter but have never had one before and the night it won for the first time for us was like Christmas, I've never been so excited." "I'd love to see him win a race at Menangle, that would be an absolute dream. He actually won a race there before we got him, if he could do that it would be very special for me." Trainer Blake Fitzpatrick has been very approachable for the first time owner and has made the experience all the more enjoyable. "My daughter is 9 years old and she lives in Queensland but when she comes down to spend some time with me I get onto the phone and ring Blake and he is always quick to invite us out there to his stable and makes us feel welcome when we arrive." "When he won I remember giving her a ring and she was just as excited as I was, she loves going out to the stables and giving the horse a pat." By Greg Hayes Harness Racing New South Wales  

As the Grand Final of the TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion looms there is a hive of activity and extension events as part of the week leading into the great race. All fashionistas, party goers and supporters are welcome to attend many of the functions following this Saturday night's second race meeting of the carnival. Monday 24 Feb - 10:30am TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Grand Final Barrier Draw, 24/7 Sports Bar at The Star - free entry, open to the public. Live TV Broadcast Sky Racing 11am. Thursday 27 Feb - 7am Breakfast With The Stars, Tabcorp Park Menangle. Many of the stars will be put through their final paces in the lead up to raceday. Sky Sports Radio's Big Sports Breakfast program will broadcast live featuring Michael Slater and Terry Kennedy - free entry, free breakfast, open to the public. LIVE Sky Racing Broadcast from 7am. Thursday 27 Feb - TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Golf Day - Camden Lakeside, registration 9am $125 per person or $500 per team of four. Ring 4645 2200 to book. Friday 28 Feb - Inter Dominion Heroes Ball, Luna Park. Special guest Stephanie Rice. Enjoy a 3 course dinner and beverages for the entire night at Luna Park and take in the views of the Harbour Bridge and bright lights of Sydney. Take a free ride on the Carousel or Ferris Wheel as part of the experience. $199 per person, ring (02) 4645220 to book. Sunday 2 March - $2 Million TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Grand Final Day, Tabcorp Park Menangle. Channel 9 and Radio 2GB to broadcast LIVE. Over $25,000 in prizes up for grabs in Fashions On The Field. Free kids rides plus entertainment for the whole family. $20 General admission. LIVE on Sky Racing from 11am. Harness Racing New South Wales  

Twelve months ago Keayang Cullen qualified for his first Inter Dominion Grand Final after finishing a close second to Caribbean Blaster in the Victorian heat but this year he went one better booking his place in Australasia's greatest race. Not only did Keayang Cullen win his heat on Saturday night he also broke the 2240 metre track record at Tabcorp Park Melton. "It was a definite buzz for me winning the heat this year after finishing so close last year and to get the track record was a thrill too," driver Glen Craven said. "His form has been really solid recently and I think he deserved to win a race like Saturday night, he isn't the best horse in the country but he tries very hard and you like to see horses like that get rewarded for how hard they try." Keayang Cullen drew wide in last year's Grand Final and Craven knew his chances were very slim before the race even started. "He ended up finishing 11th in the race but it taught me a bit about driving in races like the Inter Dominion and it also taught the horse about racing against the better ones too, it was a learning experience for all of us and I think he will be better for that this time around." "The barrier draw will be important again and he can't be driven too aggressively as was proven in the Hunter Cup but with the right sort of run he is going to be competitive." Craven confirmed Keayang Cullen will not compete in this Saturday's Terang Cup. "It was nice and close to home and we strongly considered giving him a start in the race but in the end we decided to miss it this year." "He actually won the Terang Cup last year and that was his last win before he broke through for another win on Saturday night in the heat, it would be nice to go back to back." Greg Hayes Harness Racing New South Wales  

Menangle driver Robbie Morris will be attempting to qualify runners in both the NSW Oaks and Derby in Saturday night's heats at Tabcorp Park. Morris will drive Gr. 1 winning filly Distant Memory in the second of the Oaks heats and believes she has the ability to qualify for the rich final. "Distant Memory is a very smart filly, she was sent to Kerryann (Turner) because she isn't the soundest and because of the facilities that we have available too," Morris said. "The owners didn't want her standing on a float for four hours each way either every time she came to Sydney so a decision was made, she won first up last week and her run was good without being great." Morris expects her to continue to improve as she gets further into her campaign. "She's going to take a couple of runs before we see the best of her but the draw means she should end up in a pretty good spot and with a bit of luck I think she will finish in the top five and qualify for the final." "I am driving Regaltive in the other Oaks heat, she has done a great job since joining the stable, she over raced at Junee two runs ago but I think she is a good chance of qualifying as well." Iam Mr Brightside was back in winning form at Newcastle last Friday night after failing to make the Victoria Derby but will compete in the NSW Derby heats this Saturday. "He felt super at Newcastle last week, a few things went against him at Melton, it was very hot and he hadn't travelled before and I used him off the gate and he got pulling which brought about his undoing." "He has been freshened up and while I know he isn't the best horse in the Derby heats he is the sort of horse that can bob up and win it and he proved that he can mix it with the best when he won the Simpson Memorial." By Grey Hayes Harness Racing New South Wales  

The Grand Final field for the TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion to be run at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Sunday March 2 has been finalised following the Qualifying Heats across Australasia on Saturday night and acceptance from respective trainers this morning. The field, in qualifying order, also includes the two wild card entries selected by Harness Racing NSW and the NSWHRC along with three emergencies. 1 Terror To Love 1st place NZ Qualifying Heat 2 Smolda 2nd place NZ Qualifying Heat 3 Seel N Print 1st place NSW Qualifying Heat 4 Beautide 2nd place NSW Qualifying Heat 5 Keayang Cullen 1st place VIC Qualifying Heat 6 Restrepo 2nd place VIC Qualifying Heat 7 Wartime Sweetheart 3rd place VIC Qualifying Heat 8 Mach Beauty 1st place NSW Supp Qualifying Heat 9 For A Reason 2nd place NSW Supp Qualifying Heat 10 Forever Gold 1st place QLD Qualifying Heat 11 Im Victorious 1st place WA Qualifying Heat 12 Livingontheinterest 2nd place WA Qualifying Heat 13 Caribbean Blaster Wildcard 1 14 The Gold Ace Wildcard 2 15 Franco Nelson 1st Emergency 16 Pub Blitz 2nd Emergency 17 Ardghal 3rd Emergency The Barrier Draw will be conducted at The Star Casino's 24/7 Sports Bar on Monday 24 February at 11am. Retention Facility - 2014 TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Grand Finalists   As part of the Integrity Conditions for the TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Grand Final, all runners including emergencies are to be housed in the ‘Retention Facility” located on course at Tabcorp Park Menangle. All horses will be required to be located in the Retention Facility no later than 12 noon on Thursday, 27 February 2014 until they are presented to the raceday stalls on Sunday 2 March 2014. Whilst stabled in the Retention Facility, there are restrictions on access to the barn and also what husbandry practices may or may not be undertaken.   Nancy O'Grady | Executive Assistant | Harness Racing New South Wales |    

Following completion of the Inter Dominion Qualifying Heats tonight (Saturday 15 February 2014) Harness Racing NSW (HRNSW) and the NSW Harness Racing Club (NSWHRC) have issued an Order of Entry for the Inter Dominion Grand Final on Sunday 2 March 2014. Connections of all 20 horses have until 10am on Monday 17 February 2014 to advise HRNSW of their decision to accept for the Inter Dominion Grand Final. The Final Field for the Grand Final, comprising 14 runners and at least two Emergencies, will be declared at 12 noon on Monday 17 February 2014 based on the Order of Entry after non-acceptors are taken into account. The barrier draw will be conducted on Monday 24 February. Horse Order of Qualification 1 Terror To Love 1st place NZ Qualifying Heat 2 Smolda 2nd place NZ Qualifying Heat 3 Seel N Print 1st place NSW Qualifying Heat 4 Beautide 2nd place NSW Qualifying Heat 5 Keayang Cullen 1st place VIC Qualifying Heat 6 Restrepo 2nd place VIC Qualifying Heat 7 Wartime Sweetheart 3rd place VIC Qualifying Heat 8 Mach Beauty 1st place NSW Supp Qualifying Heat 9 For A Reason 2nd place NSW Supp Qualifying Heat 10 Forever Gold 1st place QLD Qualifying Heat 11 Im Victorious 1st place WA Qualifying Heat 12 Livingontheinterest 2nd place WA Qualifying Heat 13  Caribbean Blaster Wildcard 1 14 The Gold Ace Wildcard 2 15 Franco Nelson Standby 1  16 Pub Blitz  Standby 2   17 Im Corzin Terror  Standby 3 18 Ardghal Standby 4 19 Mah Sish Standby 5  20 Abettorpunt Standby 6 It is anticipated that the Order of Entry will be announced as part of the Sky Racing 2 dedicated coverage of the Qualifying Heats and distributed as an official Inter Dominion Media Release at approximately 9.45pm on Saturday 15 February 2014. The fields for the six Inter Dominion Qualifying Heats will be drawn on Monday 10 February 2014 and the rankings for the respective Qualifying Heats announced exclusively on In the Gig later that night. Harness Racing NSW  

The talk around the track was that the inside was soft but Mach Beauty blew this theory out of the water when winning Heat Four of the Inter Dominion at Tabcorp Park Menangle tonight. Driven to perfection by Lauren Panella, the five-year-old showed his customary gate speed to lead. When the $1.50 favourite For A Reason came around, Panella elected to 'hand up' which proved to be a winning move. With For A Reason drifting up the track in the home straight, Panella was able to steer her horse into the clear and seal a spot in the TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Grand Final. The last two quarters of 27.8 and 28.1 seconds, saw For A Reason finish a head away in second with Franco Nelson gallant in third after racing outside the leader. Panella and Todd McCarthy, who won the earlier heat of the night at Menangle, are both concession drivers. Mach Beauty and For A Reason are now both guaranteed spots in the Inter Dominion Final Harness Racing NSW  

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