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Described by his harness racing trainer, Jill Nielson, as a "Head Case" highly talented Chuck Wagon returned to the winners circle in the feature race at Betezy Park Globe Derby on Saturday Night.   Perfectly driven by Wayne Hill, who avoided the galloping Im Ready Set who caused a false start and galloped again as the mobile pulled away, made a desive move by sending Chuck Wagon forward to race outside the leader, My Independence Day. No sooner had he got to the death when Sonofanearl made a forward move to give Hill and Chuck Wagon the perfect sit.   Hill took the 6 year son of Wagon Apollo to the outside at the 400 meter mark and quickly claimed the lead then raced away to win by 5 meters from Used Tickets who got home hard from the rear and the leader My Independence Day held on for third.   The states leading lady trainer Jill Neilson contributes Chuck Wagon's the success to his Monte racing. She said" it has settled him right down". Chuck Wagon recently performed well under saddle being placed in the SA Heat and final at Melton of the Aldebaran Park National Monte and during the Summer Cup Carnival also finished second to Victorian Lysenko in the Monte.   The large crowd at Betezy Park got their first look at the 2014 juveniles with the 2 year olds gracing the starter for the first time and it was Ima Shark by leading sire Four Stazz Shark who found the lead from barrier one and was never headed. Out of former good race mare Lee Almahurst who has had 8 named foals for 7 winners, amazingly all her winners have been fillies including $100,000 earner Perfect Lignum who won 40 races. All her filly progeny have been multiply winners and Ima Shark looks to have a bright future. By Gary Newton  

Trotter My High Expectations is on track for another tilt at the Great Southern Star, connections hoping he can go two better than when he ran third in the inaugural running of the feature race last year. The David Aiken trained-and-driven seven-year-old, who was bred in the US, took out last Saturday night's Group 2 Aldebaran Park Maori Mile at Bendigo, holding off heavily-backed runner-up Kyvalley Blur despite doing the bulk of work in the run. Aiken was understandably thrilled with the performance, My High Expectations forced to punch the breeze for most of the journey with Kyvalley Blur enjoying the perfect slipstream on his back. "He deserved it," the Avenel horseman said of his trotter's 24th career win. "I'm really happy that he's been able to carry on from last season. "When I had Kyvalley behind me in the run I got a bit worried. "It was probably always going to end up that way, but I was able to duck down the pegs pretty quickly when I got past Junior's (Chris Lang's) horse at the home turn (Im Ready Set), so that helped." My High Expectations had a neck margin on the line, with Kyvalley Blur finishing hard for second, the pair putting a 12.2m gap on the rest of the field headed by third-placed Empire Earl. The winner stopped the clock in 2:00.9, with a mile-rate of 1:57.9. Aiken said the March 22 Great Southern Star Final remained the main aim, suggesting the week-to-week lead-up races to the big dance at Melton's Tabcorp Park would suit his charge. "Everything rolls along one week to another with the lead-up runs, but he's showed that's no problem," he said. "We'll definitely go to Ballarat (after contesting the Group 3, $20,000 George Gath at Shepparton on Saturday night) for the Australasian Trotting Championship heats and we'll see how he gets through that. And of course there's the big Glenferrie Farm Challenge up in Sydney as well. "That's the race he got a late invitation to last year and he ran a really good race (to finish fifth). Aiken's other Maori Mile runner, Cold Sister, finished fifth after being caught wide from outside the front row at the start and having to ease back to last before copping a check from the galloping Aleppo Midas at the home corner. "Nathan (Jack) was really happy with her run. He said if she didn't get checked at the turn she probably runs third," he said. "It was a real shame she drew wide because those short-course races are her go." By Cody Winnell (Courtesy of Harness Racing Victoria)

The summer months are the best time to breed your mare to maximise her chances of conceiving says Harness Racing Breeders (Vic) President, Dr Tony Britt. ‘As we move into the summer months, some breeders abandon attempts to get their mares in foal.  I do not know why as the peak of mare fertility in the southern hemisphere occurs in the December to January period.’ ‘It is surprising that breeders make such an effort to get their mares in foal in early October when the weather is still cold and daylight hours are limited. Photoperiod is the most important factor in determining a mare’s fertility. Breeders need to use this to their advantage by breeding their mares during the months when daylight hours are longest.’ ‘Statistically there is basically no difference in the number of starts per foal for foals born in the September to November period, compared to those born between December and February. The chances of winning a two-year-old, three-year-old or four-year-old race are also basically the same.’ ‘Some of Australasia’s best horses were summer foals. Amongst them is the champion two-year-old pacing colt, Bling It On, Changeover, Mysta Magical Mac, Smiling Shard, The Gold Ace, De Lovely, and champion trotter, I Can Doosit.’ ‘If your mare this season has still not conceived, persevere. Ring your stud master, and organise for her to be served for several more cycles.’ ‘A pregnant mare is no burden. An empty mare at the end of the breeding season is a wasted opportunity.’ ‘With the recently announced increase to $7,000 in the first win bonus for Vicbred eligible horses, new races for lucrative prizemoney under the Vicbred Platinum banner, and further benefits for breeders in the pipeline, this is the season to get your mare in foal’, said Dr Britt. LEADING NEW ZEALAND BRED FOALS IMPORTED TO AU - BORN DEC-FEB $100,000+ Racing Aust 2008/09 to 2012/13   This report is generated from Australian Race Results           ©  Harness Racing Australia Inc NZ Bred Horses that have come to AU - Born Jan-Feb - with $100k+ lifetime prizemoney**         Horse COB Foal Date Sex First Raced LT BMS LT Starts LT Wins LT 2nds LT 3rds LT$ CHANGEOVER NZ NZ 2003-12-04 COLT 2YO P1:53.4MS 66 29 11 5      2,321,677 STUNIN CULLEN NZ NZ 2005-12-03 COLT 2YO P1:54.1 42 18 4 2      1,384,863 I CAN DOOSIT NZ NZ 2005-12-10 GELDING 3YO TR1:55.5 55 35 5 3      1,361,569 MYSTA MAGICAL MACH NZ NZ 2004-12-13 GELDING 2YO P1:52.2MS 146 33 39 14      1,238,941 GOTTA GO CULLEN NZ NZ 2003-12-23 COLT 2YO P1:58.3 56 24 11 6      1,127,567 SMILING SHARD NZ NZ 2006-12-03 COLT 2YO P1:53.7 50 17 15 7      1,089,831 THE GOLD ACE NZ NZ 2007-12-07 COLT 2YO P1:52.6 47 17 4 7          925,596 POWER OF TARA NZ NZ 2003-02-03 GELDING 2YO P1:50.6 145 29 24 16          817,551 LETS GET SERIOUS NZ NZ 2001-12-31 GELDING 3YO TR1:52.4 188 44 26 21          656,652 PEMBROOK BENNY NZ NZ 2005-01-11 GELDING 3YO P1:53.6 82 18 12 15          637,820 DASHER VC NZ NZ 2006-12-12 GELDING 3YO P1:54.2MS 45 21 5 3          627,342 DE LOVELY NZ NZ 2007-01-01 FILLY 3YO P1:54.0 27 15 3 3          613,355 IDEAL SCOTT NZ NZ 2008-12-04 GELDING 2YO P1:52.8MS 27 12 4 4          584,214 OUR MALABAR NZ NZ 2003-12-17 GELDING 3YO P1:52.8MS 175 36 22 16          535,903 FIVE STAR ANVIL NZ NZ 2006-12-12 GELDING 2YO P1:57.8 71 17 11 9          530,005 CINCINNATI KID NZ NZ 2002-01-11 COLT 3YO P1:55.0MS 154 26 23 27          499,495 STYLISH MONARCH NZ NZ 2003-12-30 GELDING 5YO TR1:57.5 59 17 13 8          492,821 JACCKA CLIVE NZ NZ 2004-12-26 GELDING 3YO P1:53.8MS 95 31 11 17          482,463 ALIVEANDWELL NZ NZ 2004-01-01 GELDING 3YO P1:50.8 139 31 21 11          463,390 TALK TO ME COURAGE NZ NZ 2003-12-22 GELDING 2YO P1:52.2 152 24 26 25          449,853 RAGLAN NZ NZ 2005-12-02 GELDING 3YO P1:53.0MS 65 13 12 8          443,714 SNEAKYN DOWN UNDER NZ NZ 2002-12-15 GELDING 3YO P1:53.6MS 84 25 8 10          426,404 WESTERN CULLEN NZ NZ 2008-12-15 GELDING 2YO P1:55.6MS 42 16 8 7          417,377 IM VICTORIOUS NZ NZ 2008-12-16 GELDING 3YO P1:52.7MS 22 15 2 0          400,810 STEUBEN NZ NZ 2003-01-05 GELDING 3YO P1:52.8 162 36 18 20          396,383 MACH ALERT NZ NZ 2008-01-04 GELDING 3YO P1:50.9MS 34 15 5 4          391,544 OHOKAS BONDY NZ NZ 2007-12-05 COLT 2YO P1:53.6MS 44 22 4 5          388,148 MR YANKEE NZ NZ 2002-12-05 GELDING 2YO P1:58.1MS 27 11 6 2          377,131 ROCKET REIGN NZ NZ 2003-12-09 GELDING 2YO P1:56.2MS 130 23 18 12          368,825 FRANCO JAMAR NZ NZ 2006-12-15 COLT 2YO P1:51.2MS 55 20 8 8          367,217 MUSTANG MACH NZ NZ 2007-12-03 GELDING 2YO P1:55.2MS 47 17 7 4          341,297 THE RISING NZ NZ 2002-12-22 GELDING 3YO P1:50.8 170 41 26 24          336,790 COWGIRLS N INDIANS NZ NZ 2009-01-02 FILLY 2YO P1:56.0 12 7 3 0          323,735 OUR CULLENS CROWN NZ NZ 2006-01-10 GELDING 3YO P1:53.6MS 96 20 23 10          310,737 THE LIGHTNING RIDGE NZ NZ 2003-02-08 GELDING 3YO P1:54.2 128 28 18 13          286,552 RULING V C NZ NZ 2001-12-07 GELDING 3YO P1:52.0 181 33 24 22          285,136 SPIRIT OF SHARD NZ NZ 2001-12-10 GELDING 3YO P1:56.8MS 141 25 13 13          283,428 CHANCELLOR CULLEN NZ NZ 2008-12-02 COLT 2YO P1:55.4MS 38 13 6 3          280,202 DAVY MAGUIRE NZ NZ 2004-12-03 GELDING 2YO P1:55.4MS 102 22 12 9          274,508 OUR BRAHMAN BOY NZ NZ 2001-01-04 GELDING 3YO P1:55.2MS 140 26 22 19          267,446 GLENGOWAN NZ NZ 2007-12-22 GELDING 2YO P1:52.1MS 60 23 5 8          267,390 YANKEE DREAM NZ NZ 2006-12-04 FILLY 2YO P1:54.9 56 15 11 7          262,989 REAL DEAL YANKEE NZ NZ 2004-12-17 GELDING 2YO TR1:57.4MS 88 18 13 12          262,062 NOTASWETHORT NZ NZ 2001-12-18 GELDING 4YO P1:55.2MS 141 23 20 17          247,843 CAESARS FOLLY NZ NZ 2007-12-14 GELDING 2YO P1:56.0MS 39 24 6 3          244,045 FUNNY BOY NZ NZ 2004-12-08 GELDING 3YO P1:54.6MS 200 32 37 21          242,957 OUR IMAGINE ME NZ NZ 2005-12-18 FILLY 3YO P1:56.9 39 9 8 12          241,972 CAPITOL V NZ NZ 2001-12-11 GELDING 3YO P1:56.7MS 135 18 17 12          237,717 CCS LOVER NZ NZ 2004-02-27 GELDING 3YO P1:51.2 173 28 28 21          237,330 THE BIG MACH NZ NZ 2006-01-15 GELDING 2YO P1:53.6MS 125 19 20 9          233,512 LETHAL ROCKET NZ NZ 2005-01-06 GELDING 2YO P1:55.5MS 121 13 18 20          225,041 LORD GUY NZ NZ 2003-12-12 GELDING 2YO P1:58.8MS 40 13 5 3          224,182 FRANCO NESTER NZ NZ 2003-12-06 GELDING 2YO P1:55.0MS 75 29 11 2          223,718 L E OPERATIVE NZ NZ 2003-12-02 GELDING 3YO P1:55.1MS 145 17 26 19          220,938 OUR SKY MAJOR NZ NZ 2010-12-24 COLT 2YO P1:52.8 12 4 4 3          219,510 GENUINE STAR NZ NZ 2004-01-04 GELDING 2YO P1:51.2 171 30 23 20          219,138 IDID IT MYWAY NZ NZ 2002-12-10 GELDING 3YO TR1:56.6MS 87 16 5 3          217,307 HOKONUI BEN NZ NZ 2006-12-06 GELDING 4YO P1:55.1MS 42 14 8 3          216,119 CULLENS LEGACY NZ NZ 2005-01-10 COLT 3YO P1:56.6MS 87 29 16 7          214,287 MISTER SKYE ROCKET NZ NZ 2004-12-11 GELDING 3YO P1:56.8MS 232 39 37 27          213,947 COOL CARD NZ NZ 1996-01-10 GELDING 3YO P1:57.9MS 205 37 31 31          212,406 ZANARDI NZ NZ 2005-12-02 GELDING 3YO P1:55.0MS 104 32 10 8          210,678 ROYDON FLASH NZ NZ 2002-12-06 GELDING 3YO TR2:02.0 68 11 15 5          210,514 GLENCADAM NZ NZ 2002-12-18 GELDING 3YO P1:57.7MS 75 22 8 9          210,205 FOUR STARZZZ FLASH NZ NZ 2006-12-05 COLT 2YO P1:57.5 49 13 9 3          203,649 LOUS LAD NZ NZ 2007-01-16 GELDING 3YO P1:52.6MS 58 16 12 9          203,395 CILLAS EARL NZ NZ 2003-01-15 GELDING 3YO TR1:59.9MS 133 19 15 22          203,068 BEST DEAL YET NZ NZ 2008-12-06 GELDING 3YO P1:56.2 35 9 7 3          202,870 PUHINUI RAINBOW NZ NZ 2002-12-05 GELDING 2YO P1:57.9 154 19 16 22          202,213 EASY ON THE EYE NZ NZ 2008-01-05 GELDING 3YO P1:55.1 32 11 6 5          202,103 SAMMY MAGUIRE NZ NZ 2004-12-13 GELDING 2YO P1:57.0 45 20 8 4          199,354 BENNY MAC NZ NZ 2004-12-11 GELDING 2YO P1:56.0MS 76 22 18 8          196,936 SALLIWOOD NZ NZ 2004-01-10 FILLY 4YO P2:00.6 134 13 14 20          196,517 RANGATAUA RAY NZ NZ 2004-12-01 GELDING 3YO P1:52.5MS 85 12 15 11          196,483 DUNDEE THREE NZ NZ 2006-12-14 GELDING 3YO P1:55.1MS 74 19 8 14          194,158 IM GRANT LEA NZ NZ 2003-12-15 GELDING 3YO P1:57.5MS 119 18 15 14          190,692 ERLE DALE NZ NZ 2008-01-10 GELDING 2YO P1:49.0 51 20 6 9          188,648 CLANCY MAGUIRE NZ NZ 2005-12-02 GELDING 3YO P1:56.9MS 89 20 17 10          183,665 JACCKA SINGH NZ NZ 2005-12-01 GELDING 2YO P1:55.4MS 129 18 7 10          181,847 MUSGROVE NZ NZ 2004-12-05 GELDING 2YO TR2:01.4 103 16 8 7          179,984 FRANCO AMON NZ NZ 2001-01-08 GELDING 5YO P1:57.5MS 52 14 9 6          178,885 CONNOR PATRICK NZ NZ 2002-01-03 GELDING 3YO P1:56.3MS 188 35 22 26          177,519 OHOKA DU NORD NZ NZ 2005-12-07 GELDING 3YO P1:52.7MS 65 18 11 12          175,882 OUR TORIAS SECRET NZ NZ 2004-12-03 FILLY 3YO P1:52.3MS 69 14 11 7          175,054 JULIAS SONG NZ NZ 2005-12-05 FILLY 4YO P1:52.4 105 17 11 15          173,232 JACCKA TWAIN NZ NZ 2006-12-11 GELDING 3YO P1:53.7MS 95 14 19 19          172,776 PARASITE NZ NZ 2004-12-23 GELDING 3YO P1:55.8MS 158 18 14 19          171,505 WIDEFORD HILL NZ NZ 2002-01-09 GELDING 3YO P1:58.4MS 99 18 17 12          160,811 HOLLYWOOD BROMAC NZ NZ 2005-12-09 GELDING 3YO P1:54.3MS 90 19 15 6          156,665 ANOTHER ONE FOR ME NZ NZ 2003-12-04 FILLY 3YO P1:56.3MS 109 13 13 14          154,565 WARTIME SWEETHEART NZ NZ 2007-01-18 GELDING 2YO P1:54.7MS 100 18 11 10          153,891 FIRE IT UP NZ NZ 2003-12-26 GELDING 4YO P1:55.6MS 141 17 15 16          150,915 MISS WARBUCKS NZ NZ 2002-12-04 FILLY 4YO TR1:58.2MS 92 14 8 8          148,887 SHORTYS STAR NZ NZ 2003-12-26 GELDING 3YO P1:55.6MS 156 18 28 11          148,788 TORBELLO NZ NZ 2001-12-19 GELDING 2YO P1:56.1MS 115 24 14 10          147,360 PROMISES KEPT NZ NZ 2003-12-27 FILLY 2YO P1:57.6MS 110 19 25 12          146,218 JEFFERSON NZ NZ 2002-01-01 GELDING 3YO P1:58.8MS 138 23 15 11          144,890 DOUBLE BUNDY NZ NZ 2006-01-04 GELDING 3YO TR1:58.1MS 97 14 14 14          143,150 KOBE BRYANT NZ NZ 2006-01-13 GELDING 2YO P1:56.1 95 9 11 13          142,752 BESOTTED NZ NZ 2008-12-01 GELDING 2YO P1:58.1 33 10 2 7          142,023 ALCHEMY NZ NZ 2006-12-09 GELDING 3YO P1:54.7MS 84 17 17 11          140,940 XUPAN THREE NZ NZ 2005-01-09 GELDING 4YO P1:55.9MS 122 14 14 20          140,617 MISTER VEEJAYS FELLA NZ NZ 2004-12-08 GELDING 3YO P1:55.0MS 93 15 17 11          138,602 ELITE UNDER FIRE NZ NZ 2005-01-10 GELDING 4YO P1:54.9MS 79 19 6 9          138,409 PEMBROOK HENRY NZ NZ 2005-01-01 GELDING 3YO P1:56.8MS 115 14 10 15          138,204 SCRUNCHER NZ NZ 2004-12-03 GELDING 2YO P1:54.9MS 69 20 13 5          137,002 CHESTERTON NZ NZ 2001-12-27 GELDING 4YO P1:56.1 93 16 8 13          136,984 IM DEJAZZMAN NZ NZ 2003-12-01 GELDING 3YO TR1:59.6MS 83 17 5 8          135,722 BG THREE NZ NZ 2005-12-15 GELDING 2YO P1:56.1MS 132 24 24 19          134,416 STIRLING POINT NZ NZ 2005-12-22 GELDING 4YO P1:52.4MS 61 10 9 8          134,251 GLACIER STAR NZ NZ 2003-12-13 GELDING 3YO P1:56.3MS 100 14 9 13          133,601 MYSTIC SUN NZ NZ 2003-12-09 GELDING 3YO TR2:04.2 42 10 7 6          131,757 EXCEPTIONAL CULLEN NZ NZ 2006-01-07 GELDING 3YO P1:56.5MS 110 14 11 23          131,379 ARTESIAN BOY NZ NZ 2003-12-07 GELDING 3YO P1:55.9MS 112 14 9 14          130,749 GATE BENDER NZ NZ 2005-12-14 GELDING 2YO P1:56.3MS 67 17 9 10          127,955 GLENFARG NZ NZ 2005-01-02 GELDING 3YO P1:55.5MS 130 17 15 17          127,894 WHOS ESCAPED NZ NZ 2005-12-18 FILLY 4YO P1:52.7MS 53 11 15 5          127,377 THE SMILER NZ NZ 2006-12-07 GELDING 4YO P1:54.4MS 57 15 10 7          126,928 BAD ALL OVER NZ NZ 2003-12-11 GELDING 3YO P1:56.3MS 78 13 12 9          126,444 MOTORING SAM NZ NZ 2001-12-08 GELDING 3YO P2:01.5 93 16 13 16          123,901 MOTORING VICOLO NZ NZ 2001-12-05 GELDING 2YO P1:57.3MS 130 19 20 15          123,797 THE MUSICS OVER NZ NZ 2004-01-03 GELDING 3YO P1:58.0MS 140 16 18 12          123,446 SNEAK HOME NZ NZ 1998-01-01 GELDING 4YO P1:58.5MS 155 21 26 20          123,202 JASPER GOLD NZ NZ 2002-12-20 GELDING 3YO P1:57.1MS 159 20 20 19          122,848 MATAI ZINGA NZ NZ 2006-12-06 GELDING 2YO P1:55.2MS 65 15 15 8          122,764 IM ON TARGET NZ NZ 2007-01-06 GELDING 3YO P1:52.6MS 30 10 7 6          122,001 BON TON BOY NZ NZ 2003-12-20 GELDING 3YO P1:56.5MS 121 22 14 12          121,971 RED ARMY NZ NZ 2005-01-26 GELDING 3YO P1:54.1MS 70 12 11 10          120,692 MR CLANCY NZ NZ 2004-12-10 GELDING 3YO P1:56.1MS 82 17 11 13          120,491 OUR SAND FLY NZ NZ 2005-01-03 GELDING 4YO P1:56.0MS 88 23 12 8          119,796 HEYZEAL NZ NZ 2004-12-24 FILLY 4YO TR2:03.8 43 11 6 7          118,797 MIAMI ROCKET NZ NZ 2003-02-02 GELDING 4YO P1:57.8MS 172 12 24 22          118,192 IM LIGHT HEARTED NZ NZ 2004-12-27 GELDING 3YO P1:56.6MS 107 12 14 17          118,097 NICKY EILEEN NZ NZ 2005-01-02 FILLY 4YO TR2:00.0MS 95 12 16 15          117,639 THE PHANTOM NZ NZ 2007-12-20 GELDING 3YO P1:55.5MS 30 13 2 4          116,258 THE BLUR NZ NZ 2004-12-11 GELDING 2YO P1:54.9MS 144 14 15 8          116,243 OUR CRUSHERDUST NZ NZ 2004-12-12 GELDING 3YO P1:56.0MS 179 15 23 18          116,141 WOODLANDS LIFELINE NZ NZ 2004-12-01 GELDING 3YO P1:56.5MS 134 16 15 12          113,995 OHOKA DAKOTA NZ NZ 2004-12-08 GELDING 3YO P1:58.9MS 103 25 19 17          113,066 GO BOOM NZ NZ 2003-01-02 GELDING 2YO P1:57.7MS 159 16 14 15          112,947 RUPEENO CULLEN NZ NZ 2007-12-27 FILLY 3YO P1:52.9MS 52 11 11 9          112,640 OUR ARLINGTON NZ NZ 2007-12-12 GELDING 3YO P1:53.7MS 47 13 9 3          112,637 BANANA DANA NZ NZ 2005-12-29 GELDING 2YO P1:56.2MS 50 12 5 7          112,589 LORD WASHINGTON NZ NZ 2001-12-08 GELDING 3YO P1:58.2MS 101 14 17 17          111,846 SNEAKYN ON OVER NZ NZ 2001-12-04 GELDING 3YO P2:00.6MS 118 13 19 20          111,537 KURT RUSTLER NZ NZ 2002-01-31 GELDING 3YO P1:59.6MS 124 12 25 18          111,366 CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW NZ NZ 2003-12-21 GELDING 3YO P1:56.6MS 59 9 12 8          111,209 OUR LAUGHALOT NZ NZ 2003-12-12 GELDING 3YO P1:55.9MS 89 13 13 16          109,982 ZITURA NZ NZ 2002-12-13 FILLY 3YO P1:57.7 61 9 7 12          109,391 OUR TOTO NZ NZ 2005-01-21 GELDING 3YO P1:58.4MS 38 12 6 4          107,952 NAT SERLING NZ NZ 2005-12-03 GELDING 2YO P1:58.0MS 157 18 17 16          107,542 BAILEYS SPIRIT NZ NZ 2004-12-07 GELDING 4YO P1:55.2MS 157 18 20 22          107,481 EMPIRE FLAME NZ NZ 2005-12-11 GELDING 3YO P1:56.5MS 69 15 6 9          107,480 HEZA HARD DRIVE NZ NZ 2002-01-24 GELDING 3YO P1:55.7MS 140 15 12 20          107,082 PACIFIC JACCKA NZ NZ 2005-12-19 FILLY 2YO P1:57.7MS 66 14 12 6          106,857 FRANCO AMBASSADOR NZ NZ 2004-12-03 GELDING 3YO P1:55.7MS 93 15 13 10          106,174 ARTZONE NZ NZ 2007-12-03 GELDING 2YO P1:54.7MS 82 17 15 13          106,095 CUMBRIA WARRIOR NZ NZ 2002-01-07 GELDING 4YO P1:59.1MS 119 24 16 19          105,649 TIAMOUR NZ NZ 2001-12-26 GELDING 3YO P1:56.6MS 126 15 14 13          105,393 HOKURI HANDRAIL NZ NZ 2007-12-29 GELDING 3YO P1:56.9MS 47 16 7 2          104,337 KEEPYAGUARDUP NZ NZ 2003-12-23 GELDING 3YO TR2:02.8 105 11 12 13          104,030 SURFIN SUPERSTAR NZ NZ 2004-01-09 GELDING 4YO P1:59.8MS 147 12 13 14          103,442 MACH TWAIN NZ NZ 2005-12-17 GELDING 3YO P1:55.7MS 90 13 19 9          103,386 GUNS N ROSES NZ NZ 2006-12-12 GELDING 2YO P1:52.4MS 56 13 6 4          103,115 HEZ THE BART MAN NZ NZ 2005-12-02 GELDING 4YO P1:56.6MS 49 10 12 6          102,998 SAFEDRA NZ NZ 2009-12-07 FILLY 3YO P1:56.3 25 7 8 4          102,710 DEAD OR ALIVE NZ NZ 2003-12-04 GELDING 2YO P1:58.0MS 125 13 29 17          102,425 ONE OVER DA MOON NZ NZ 2010-12-27 COLT 2YO TR1:57.9 11 5 1 0          102,385 MY MON STAR NZ NZ 2002-12-02 GELDING 4YO TR1:59.4MS 93 11 7 5          101,880 FRANCO JAZZMAN NZ NZ 2006-12-16 GELDING 2YO P1:54.7MS 63 13 8 10          101,840 FIDEL CASTRO NZ NZ 2001-12-04 GELDING 4YO P1:57.3MS 92 15 15 14          100,736 ZENAS ART NZ NZ 2004-12-27 FILLY 4YO P1:55.8MS 51 14 6 9          100,298 GENERAL EISENHOWER NZ NZ 2005-12-12 COLT 2YO P1:58.8MS 32 10 6 3          100,287 ETON BROMAC NZ NZ 2007-01-14 GELDING 2YO P1:56.4MS 38 16 6 2          100,238 THOMAS PYKE NZ NZ 2005-12-02 GELDING 3YO P1:54.0MS 79 12 6 12          100,103                                             ** Lifetime $ may include prizemoney won overseas                                                           LEADING AUSTRALIAN BRED HORSES  - BORN DEC-FEB $100,000+ - Racing 2008/09 to 2012/13   This report is generated from Australian Race Results           ©  Harness Racing Australia Inc Australian Bred Horses - Born Jan-Feb - with $100k+ lifetime prizemoney           Horse COB Foal Date Sex First Raced LT BMS LT Starts LT Wins LT 2nds LT 3rds LT$ HEXUS AU 1999-01-12 GELDING 3YO P1:55.0MS 166 30 35 17          555,199 ABOUT TO ROCK AU 2000-01-14 GELDING 3YO P1:58.5MS 41 17 4 5          553,395 MCRAES MATE AU 2003-01-24 GELDING 2YO P1:51.8 120 30 17 12          482,053 LET ME THRU AU 2005-12-24 GELDING 3YO TR2:00.0MS 30 19 4 1          453,945 MISTER SWINGER AU 2003-12-04 COLT 2YO P1:57.3MS 69 22 7 8          445,107 DECORATED JASPER AU 2003-01-08 GELDING 3YO P1:53.5MS 105 29 13 16          430,207 INNOCENT EYES AU 2001-12-10 FILLY 2YO P1:57.6MS 62 18 9 8          421,875 STACCATO AU 2004-12-09 FILLY 2YO P1:58.2MS 55 13 5 10          393,216 TORQUE IN MOTION AU 2006-12-07 FILLY 3YO P1:52.5MS 38 19 9 3          380,203 GOOD LOOKIN GIRL AU 2001-12-12 FILLY 3YO P1:53.7MS 67 25 11 6          361,445 BLING IT ON AU 2010-12-19 COLT 2YO P1:53.1MS 14 9 4 1          360,023 JASPERTHAT AU 2004-12-14 FILLY 2YO P1:52.2 156 31 21 20          359,088 BLITZTHEMCALDER AU 2009-12-18 COLT 2YO TR1:56.6MS 28 17 2 2          342,727 FOR DEAR LIFE AU 2005-12-06 FILLY 2YO P1:55.8MS 28 14 4 2          322,331 ALBERT TERRILL AU 2002-01-01 GELDING 2YO P1:58.4MS 75 24 11 6          313,725 TI VOGLIOBENE AU 2002-12-25 GELDING 2YO P1:55.4MS 157 27 15 27          309,525 OUR SIR JECKYL AU 2004-12-01 GELDING 2YO P1:53.7MS 109 35 23 12          301,604 SAME OLD MACRAY AU 2002-12-31 GELDING 2YO P1:58.2MS 118 22 24 12          300,700 RONERAIL AU 2002-12-13 GELDING 3YO TR1:56.6MS 83 26 12 9          296,064 MR NICKEL AU 2008-12-18 GELDING 2YO P1:55.0MS 40 16 5 4          283,929 JUST PRETEND AU 2001-12-05 GELDING 2YO P1:53.0 233 36 45 44          283,417 PUB BLITZ AU 2006-12-09 GELDING 2YO P1:52.9MS 73 21 18 8          282,382 DEVILISH SMILE AU 2007-12-12 COLT 2YO P1:57.6MS 51 19 7 11          277,066 AIKIDO WHITBY AU 2003-12-27 GELDING 2YO P1:55.2 157 21 16 22          270,328 URJOKIN AU 2002-12-13 GELDING 2YO P1:53.4 221 40 34 29          268,869 MY MISSINDEPENDENT AU 2003-12-01 FILLY 2YO TR2:02.8MS 67 23 13 7          266,662 WALTON SHAW AU 2002-12-11 GELDING 2YO P1:53.2 188 34 21 33          265,029 LORD OF THE GYM AU 2004-12-07 GELDING 2YO TR1:59.6MS 97 21 9 9          262,090 ROMAN STRIDE AU 2005-12-02 GELDING 2YO P1:53.7MS 59 23 7 4          260,843 SLICK CHANDON AU 2001-12-04 GELDING 2YO P1:54.9MS 209 50 22 40          260,463 HOLY CAMP BOY AU 2003-12-05 GELDING 2YO P1:52.8MS 86 30 15 10          252,918 LIVE TO LAUGH AU 2001-12-11 GELDING 2YO P1:57.4MS 166 31 34 22          252,500 MISTER ANTHONY AU 2004-12-07 GELDING 3YO P1:51.7MS 95 25 9 9          251,409 ENDEARED AU 2002-12-06 FILLY 2YO P1:56.7MS 83 31 13 13          244,650 ARIZONA BLUE AU 2005-12-26 FILLY 3YO TR1:56.9MS 47 21 9 4          236,465 SMARTY JONES AU 2004-12-16 GELDING 2YO P1:54.1MS 73 24 14 6          234,731 ELYSEES CREST AU 2004-01-07 FILLY 2YO P1:59.3MS 78 23 15 11          228,290 MISTER RHYS AU 2002-12-03 GELDING 2YO P1:58.1MS 167 30 38 17          227,293 BALTIC ICE AU 2002-12-19 GELDING 2YO P1:56.1MS 134 23 14 9          227,273 ALL PROMISES AU 2002-12-04 FILLY 3YO P1:56.5MS 39 17 3 3          220,685 SHEZ NO FAKE AU 2008-12-18 FILLY 2YO P1:56.0MS 26 16 6 0          219,149 FORMULAONE AU 2002-01-05 GELDING 3YO P1:54.2 214 37 31 21          217,366 JEZAL THEORY AU 2001-12-19 GELDING 2YO P1:52.4 232 31 33 40          215,863 LUV THA ACES LOMBO AU 2003-12-13 GELDING 2YO P1:57.1MS 164 23 23 18          207,970 LADY DE BEAU AU 2001-12-02 FILLY 2YO P1:56.2MS 79 15 14 12          206,097 OMEGARAMA AU 2004-12-09 GELDING 2YO P1:56.6MS 149 22 17 13          205,577 GOLD PAY AU 2001-12-05 GELDING 2YO P1:56.5MS 280 36 31 30          205,573 JILLIBY RIO AU 2001-12-25 GELDING 2YO P1:55.8MS 177 24 26 20          203,955 JACK IN FLIGHT AU 2006-12-31 GELDING 2YO P1:54.8MS 83 21 15 12          202,947 PHILADELPHIA MAN AU 2008-12-02 COLT 2YO P1:54.9MS 30 14 4 2          202,669 SIGN TO INVERELL AU 2007-12-08 GELDING 2YO P1:54.6MS 100 24 17 12          196,622 BABYITSU AU 2005-12-10 GELDING 2YO P1:54.7MS 119 25 13 13          190,539 CHARLEYS DREAM AU 2003-12-06 GELDING 3YO P1:56.4MS 78 26 10 10          189,134 JUSTLIKECHOCOLATE AU 2004-12-27 FILLY 2YO P1:57.9MS 48 13 12 7          188,937 POLE DANCER AU 2006-12-02 FILLY 2YO P1:56.4MS 72 15 14 8          186,352 DISCO FLYER AU 2001-12-26 GELDING 2YO P1:52.4 114 21 15 14          186,313 WRONGLY ACCUSED AU 2006-12-15 GELDING 2YO P1:54.0MS 167 19 24 19          183,170 ULTIMATE ART AU 2009-12-22 COLT 2YO P1:53.3MS 27 13 5 2          182,130 FLITE DYNASTY AU 2004-12-19 GELDING 2YO P1:55.8MS 41 14 6 2          181,945 RANI MAJOR AU 2009-12-17 FILLY 2YO P1:55.7MS 21 9 7 2          180,114 FALSE GEM AU 2001-12-28 FILLY 2YO TR2:02.7MS 150 17 21 16          178,219 SASSY PINEVALE AU 2005-12-14 FILLY 2YO TR1:57.6MS 83 17 9 17          176,195 NEW YORK FASHION AU 2005-12-08 FILLY 2YO P1:56.1MS 28 15 4 2          173,861 LIGHTNING MCCOOL AU 2005-12-13 GELDING 2YO P1:54.3MS 64 24 5 9          171,463 MELBOURNIAN AU 2002-12-17 GELDING 3YO P1:58.9MS 190 23 33 30          167,629 BAYLISTIC BOY AU 2003-12-21 GELDING 2YO P1:58.5MS 196 32 28 28          167,041 SOPHIE PASS AU 2004-12-08 FILLY 2YO P1:57.2MS 76 20 10 9          166,982 WHIPAIR AU 2003-12-14 COLT 2YO P1:56.2MS 67 22 9 8          165,333 LENNY LEWIS AU 2002-12-08 GELDING 3YO TR2:02.8 93 19 14 10          162,605 ROAD TO RAINBOW AU 2002-12-18 GELDING 2YO P1:57.1MS 109 21 11 20          160,650 SUNDONS TIAVON AU 2002-12-25 FILLY 2YO TR2:01.5MS 45 17 8 4          158,853 MASTER WARATAH AU 2004-12-13 GELDING 2YO P1:58.6MS 105 23 16 19          158,505 SWEET HOME ALABAMA AU 2002-12-06 GELDING 3YO P1:54.2 188 31 22 26          157,325 BURNING STATURE AU 2004-12-26 FILLY 2YO P1:58.8MS 71 13 19 6          155,495 BANK THE MONEY AU 2000-01-12 GELDING 2YO P1:59.1MS 246 31 30 38          152,969 LOMBO ALLIANCE AU 2002-12-20 GELDING 2YO P1:55.5MS 139 18 14 18          152,652 CASSIE ROX AU 2003-12-10 FILLY 2YO P2:01.2MS 85 17 12 9          152,492 UNDERTHEINFLUENCE AU 2002-12-13 GELDING 2YO P1:59.9MS 147 22 18 22          147,882 MY MAN SUNSHINE AU 2001-12-31 GELDING 2YO P1:58.5MS 116 21 22 9          146,638 MISS LAURA JANE AU 2004-12-01 FILLY 2YO P1:56.8MS 97 14 11 11          146,545 STERITA AU 2005-12-24 FILLY 2YO P1:55.9MS 75 19 11 13          145,241 RIGATONI AU 2004-12-10 GELDING 2YO P1:57.5MS 145 22 17 16          144,874 MAGIC INTEREST AU 2005-12-16 COLT 2YO TR2:04.7MS 42 7 7 5          142,063 DANIELJOHN AU 2008-12-13 COLT 2YO P1:56.1MS 41 16 7 7          139,452 SINGAPORE JOHNNY AU 2002-12-09 GELDING 3YO P1:55.8MS 70 19 14 9          136,934 ITSOKAYTOBEFAKE AU 2001-12-18 GELDING 3YO P1:55.3MS 109 34 22 7          136,826 SCOLARI AU 2001-12-16 GELDING 3YO P1:58.4MS 87 23 7 6          134,558 MAJOR POST AU 2008-12-08 GELDING 2YO P1:54.3MS 33 12 6 6          134,435 NO MORE TROUBLE AU 2002-12-17 FILLY 3YO P1:57.2MS 51 16 13 8          132,944 PACKED SAFELY AU 2005-12-23 COLT 2YO P1:59.2 47 12 7 4          130,700 TSONGA AU 2006-12-30 GELDING 2YO TR2:00.5MS 68 12 8 14          129,218 MIRFAK PRINCE AU 2001-12-08 GELDING 2YO P1:56.6MS 206 32 33 19          128,936 HEZA PRINCE AU 2007-12-09 GELDING 2YO P1:54.9MS 55 17 14 5          128,449 PEPPERELL DANCER AU 2002-01-04 GELDING 3YO TR1:58.9MS 141 17 11 11          127,767 YOURANUT AU 2008-12-10 GELDING 3YO P1:55.5MS 29 13 1 4          127,645 LASER EDGE AU 2004-12-11 GELDING 2YO P1:58.1MS 94 19 16 8          126,736 IM BLUE DOUBLE DEE AU 2007-12-28 COLT 2YO P1:54.9MS 83 18 16 15          126,581 LEDA MCNALLY AU 2008-12-16 FILLY 2YO P1:55.9MS 36 13 4 4          125,588 SANDLER AU 2005-12-29 GELDING 2YO P1:55.9MS 70 24 12 3          125,101 HIKING AU 2006-12-07 GELDING 3YO P1:54.4MS 81 18 9 7          123,871 FLAMIN YOMAX AU 2002-12-03 FILLY 3YO P1:56.8MS 61 15 10 8          123,609 MISS AZOOMA AU 2005-12-22 FILLY 3YO P1:55.4MS 141 14 18 18          121,247 PALEFACE JASPER AU 2004-12-22 GELDING 3YO P1:53.7MS 82 19 11 7          121,192 WAY UP HIGH AU 2000-01-01 GELDING 3YO P1:57.6MS 137 16 14 17          120,970 DA SVIDANIYA AU 2001-12-02 GELDING 5YO P1:56.2MS 164 24 23 18          120,449 DANCE OF THE DEITY AU 2003-12-23 COLT 2YO P1:58.3MS 90 16 15 9          120,318 GOULBURN GUY AU 2006-12-02 GELDING 3YO P1:54.4MS 94 18 10 14          119,972 DODGERMEMATE AU 2005-12-09 COLT 2YO P1:57.7MS 118 17 7 14          116,393 BEBRAVE AU 2009-12-03 COLT 2YO P1:54.3MS 21 8 4 3          115,878 ART SHADOW AU 2006-12-12 FILLY 2YO P1:57.5MS 55 12 7 14          114,488 JOYS A BABE AU 2010-12-14 FILLY 2YO P1:56.1MS 8 4 3 0          113,875 SUNDONS PRIDE AU 2003-12-06 FILLY 2YO TR2:01.4MS 84 16 20 8          112,733 DUX AU 2001-12-23 GELDING 2YO P1:57.7MS 98 15 17 9          112,561 BRIGADIER BRONSKI AU 2010-01-02 COLT 2YO P1:57.8MS 27 8 9 4          112,248 SOSOCLASSY AU 2002-12-02 FILLY 2YO TR2:00.7MS 101 11 13 21          111,962 MYSTICAL WARRIOR AU 2002-12-03 GELDING 3YO P1:57.0MS 76 17 7 9          110,823 BLACK MAX AU 2001-12-15 GELDING 3YO P1:57.5MS 273 28 28 34          110,732 TIBUR POWER AU 2001-12-07 GELDING 2YO P1:57.1MS 188 17 20 21          110,206 OPEN LAND AU 2002-12-13 GELDING 2YO P1:53.2 115 18 14 15          109,693 FROM DAY ONE AU 2005-12-18 GELDING 2YO P1:54.9MS 89 15 15 15          109,481 BOBJACKS ANGLE AU 2005-12-10 GELDING 4YO P1:54.4 89 11 12 13          108,268 WOLLAHRA CLASSIC AU 2000-01-13 GELDING 2YO P1:58.7MS 128 16 20 17          108,154 SCOTT PATRICK AU 2000-01-18 GELDING 3YO P1:59.4MS 122 16 16 15          107,630 HOLMENCONTENTS AU 2002-12-18 FILLY 4YO P1:54.3MS 88 17 22 9          107,033 NORTH ROYAL AU 2005-12-22 GELDING 2YO P1:59.2MS 164 20 26 23          106,411 SKIPPERS CANYON AU 2006-12-26 GELDING 2YO P1:54.4MS 109 16 22 7          105,790 PERFECT JENNA AU 2005-12-07 FILLY 2YO P1:59.7MS 93 16 17 12          105,733 PRINCE HUMPERDING AU 2003-12-18 GELDING 2YO P1:55.8MS 146 21 24 19          105,408 CRUSADERS CREST AU 2004-12-02 GELDING 2YO P2:00.0MS 98 22 10 9          104,843 BACHELOR LOMBO AU 2006-12-22 GELDING 2YO P1:55.5MS 67 14 10 6          103,650 JOGALONG JOEL AU 2003-01-06 GELDING 2YO P1:56.6MS 42 18 8 5          103,330 HERE FOR THE PARTY AU 2002-12-06 GELDING 4YO P1:56.8MS 45 13 8 4          101,851 FISTFULLOFDOLLARS AU 2008-12-12 COLT 2YO P1:57.9MS 24 12 5 6          101,642 PRETTYLILANGELEYES AU 2003-12-08 FILLY 3YO TR1:55.8TT 157 15 22 18          100,925 ARTISTIC RAINBOW AU 2007-12-20 FILLY 2YO P1:55.6MS 41 11 9 6          100,552                                                                      

One of the many side affects of our open access to the best stallions in North America through shuttling and frozen semen is how much harder it has become for new stallions to gain a foothold in the market early in the career. Such is the Lot of Santanna Blue Chip. One of the same foal crop as Somebeachsomewhere--- Shadow Play---and Art Offical. Santanna Blue Chip more than held his own, winning $1,623,000 as a two and three year olds against arguably the best crop of 2+3 yr olds in the last 20 years. He stood his first year at stud in Ontario and those horses raced as two year olds in North America last year. He ended his first season in 14th place on the stakes won list which was a repectable effort in his debut season. They have gone with it at three with his stock earning in excess of $1,000,000 this season already  and he presently sits in the top 20 stake earning stallions for 3 yr olds  in North America. Every young sire needs a flag bearer and for Santanna Bluechip that horse is Windsong Jack (1:49:4 and $$447,000) who is highly regarded in North America. First available to NZ breeders in 2009 he has had foal crops of 65 followed by 52 and 46. Then on the back of his North American results and the many positive reports from trainers and breakers in, he served 114 mares in his fourth year. So expectations were high when his first 2 yr olds hit the track in Australasia in 2012.   To say they were disappointing would be an understatement. Only one winner and a handful of starters didn't bode well for his future. But as is the way with a lot of stallions, as 3yr olds the initial promise is slowly but surely being fulfilled.   With a one third of the season over he already has 20 qualifiers of which four have won with several more being placed  recently. Horses such as Carlos Santana - Call Me Yours - Macy Bluechip and Avalon Bromac have all shown above average ability in their public outings to date.   Hardly a meeting goes bye at the moment without another Santanna Blue Chip popping out of the woodword. And his second crop have started the right way with the super impressive Smokin n Santanna winning effortlessly at yesterday"s Addington trials.   With his North American crops continuing to perform (18 in 1:53 and stakes approaching $2,000,000) ,his down under stock are slowly but surely establishing a record they can be proud of. JC   This is a series of stallion reviews that Harnesslink will be doing with a view to sheading some light on some of  the "forgotten"sires available in Australasia.   Elsu - Redemption awaits   McArdle - The quiet achiever  

Veteran Daylesford trainer Bob Conroy's horses always perform well at Bray Raceway Ballarat and honest 8-Y-0 S J's Photo/Patricia Pernod mare Mother Nature won her third race there when victorious in the Porter Plant Trotters Handicap for T2 or better class over 2200 metres on Friday November 29.. Taking a mares concession, Mother Nature starting from 10 metres with regular reinsperson Anne-Maree Conroy in the sulky, possied beautifully on the back of the pacemaker Mallee Trapper one of only two front markers and received a charmed passage throughout. Angling away from the inside on straightening, Mother Nature finished her race off well to score by 2.8 metres in a rate of 2-05.5 over The Bohemian (one/one last lap) which was badly held up in the approach to the home turn, with Mallee Trapper weakening slightly in the shadows of the post to finish third. Coimadai trainer Adam Kelly snared the Michael Jackson Tribute Friday Dec 6 3-Y-0 Pace over 1710 metres with Kiwi bred Art Major/Badlands Legend filly My Bella Starr in a race that was certainly no thriller. Driven by Gavin Lang, My Bella Starr raced very greenly out of gate five as the start was effected, resulting in her being left in the open outside the well supported Tallulah Bay. With Gavin putting the foot to the floor in the last lap, My Bella Starr crossed to lead prior to the home turn, before coasting to the wire 7.6 metres in advance of Tullulah Bay and Fast Rockin Paige (one/one home turn) in a mile rate of 1-59.1. It was a Lang trifecta in the third heat of the Aldebaran Park Monte Series for T0 or better class horses over 1710 metres, with Nagambie's Chris Lang (Jnr) snaring the quinella and father Chris (Snr) providing the third horse - the victor being 11-Y-0 Sundon/Unique Black Magic gelding Our Unique Star. Ridden by partner Haley Toulmin, Our Unique Star enjoyed a sweet trip on the back of the leader Ex Con after starting outside the front row proving too strong at the finish for another old timer in Andys Favourite, with Kyvalley Rap third. The mile rate 2-02.2. Mernda father and son - Ian and Matt Dornauf combined to land the $10,500 Porter Industries Eureka 159 Cup Final for C4 & C5 class over 2200 metres with 5-Y-0 Blissful Hall/Shimode entire Royal Witness. Beginning speedily from gate four, Royal Witness was able to clear the field running into the first turn, before leading for the rest of the journey. Although shortening stride in the shadows of the post, Royal Witness held on to last by a half head only from Please Dont Talk which trailed, with Kickittochris third after racing three wide from the bell. Bred and raced by Cindy Dornauf, Royal Witness returned a mile rate of 1-58.9 in recording his 11th victory in 29 outings. Len Baker                            

‘The spectacle of trotting races conducted “under saddle” – known as le trot monte – will return to Sydney’s Bankstown Paceway harness racing track next month as part of the historic 30th Anniversary Group 1 M. H. Treuer Memorial Gala Race Night on Saturday, December 7th, 2013,’ Bankstown Paceway director Megan Lavender has said. ‘A popular discipline in Europe and Scandinavia, ridden trot races require great skill from both the horse and rider and are a marvel to observe,’ Ms Lavender told Harnesslink. ‘Accordingly, Bankstown Paceway is justifiably proud of our record as the harness racing industry innovator who successfully returned monte racing to New South Wales on Saturday, December 1st, last year, and hosted the southern hemisphere’s very first international trotting saddle race on Friday, May 31st, this year, which featured riders from Australia and Sweden,’ she said. ‘With the support of our race sponsor, Aldebaran Park, the rider who accumulates the most points over the twenty two race nationwide monte series will receive a return airfare to participate in Scandinavia,’ Ms Lavender added. Le trot monte racing, or racing under saddle, will return to Sydney’s Bankstown Paceway, 178 Eldridge Road, Bankstown, on the historic 30th Anniversary Group 1 M. H. Treuer Memorial Gala Race Night, Saturday, December 7th, 2013. Racecourse entry is free. Gates open at 5.00 pm and the first race starts at 6.10 pm. Bookings for race night dining packages can be made at admin@bankstownpaceway.com.au or on 02 9708 4111. Megan J. Lavender

Bathurst’s Star Trek series has been won by some very good restricted-class horses which have gone on to become familiar names, the likes of Caesar Blue Chip, Frosty Castle, Smooth Dixie and Cheri Cullen. Three heats of the 2013 series, sponsored by Empire Stallions, were keenly contested at last Wednesday’s meeting, and the winners look well up to the high standard seen over the years. Lochinver (Ash Siejka, $4.70) , a brilliant winner of the first of two C1 heats over 2130 metres, started at inflated odds, with Gabrielle Solis expected to dominate from its pole draw. But that mare dropped out mid-race after suffering from heart fibrillation, and Lochinver raced away for a convincing win despite sitting in the death, with a last half of 57.6 and an impressive 1:59.8 mile rate. Sassys A Kriden, in the one-one throughout, and Beetson, which pulled hard behind the leader, finished well astern of the winner but have qualified for the $12,000 final. Rod Smith’s Kriden Investments went one better in the second heat, for C2 class, when Sammys A Kriden (Jack Butler/Amanda Turnbull $1.80 fav.), first-up since the Gold Chalice heats in March, led throughout. The four-year-old sprinted up the back in 28.6 but slowed to a 30.7 final quarter, allowing the trailers Essayist and Scots Legacy to close within a couple of metres. The same trainer-driver combination was successful in the final heat, for C2 class, with the promising Sky Falcon NZ, which started at prohibitive odds of $1.04 on the strength of a good Canola Cup heat win. He finished down the track, after galloping, in that final when equal favourite with the eventual winner Holy Camp Clive.  Sky Falcon’s mile rate of 2:02.7 was slowest of the three heats, but he did it comfortably in the lead and his final half of 58.4 could easily have been bettered. El Mega ran on well from mid-field for second, with Blissed By Datmuch holding on behind the leader for third, and a spot in the final. Owners Bernie McMullen and Dan Richardson, newcomers to harness-racing ownership, are having a great run with the Falcon Seelster four-year-old, who scored his fourth win since arriving in Australia midway through last season. Amanda Turnbull’s decision on which of the heat winners to drive in the final will come down to the all-important barrier draw. Away from the heats, easily the most impressive winner at the meeting was Saloon Passage NZ ($1.40), having its first run on this side of the Tasman for Nathan Hurst in a 3C0 sprint event.  Once he found clear air from his inside second row draw, Hurst had no hesitation in searching for the lead, after which he set the cruise control for an ever-widening 17 metres margin. Mattjestic Star came three-wide over the final lap, and Luda Can Dance trailed the leader. The last half was a soft 58.0 seconds. The Elsu gelding, one of four to race successfully this year for Hurst, who’s become the go-to trainer for that breed, races for a syndicate formed by Ray and Margaret Mawhood following their purchase of the horse after an impressive New Zealand debut six weeks ago. They’re going to have lots of fun with him. A good night got even better for the Mawhood/Hurst team, when they took out the final race, an R 0 class over 2130 metres, with Caesars Hall ($6.40 ). The four-year-old scored his maiden win at start number five, leading throughout to defeat death-seating Phil The Tooth and the unlucky Famous Spirit, which lost a lot of ground after an early mistake. Ashlee Siejka took a training double, her second winner achieved with Platinum Roulette ( Amie Bateup, $2.80 fav.), which led from seven in an R1-R3 2130 metres event to defeat peg-runners Art Appreciation and Always Bad.. It was Amie’s first drive on the Bettors gelding, a close relation to Jack That’s Gold and Henrik Zetterburg, both $100,000 winners for the stable. Feel The Courage (Steve Turnbull, $5.20) lived up to his name somewhat, with a three-wide trip over the final lap in a 2130 metres C 0 class, to stick his head out right on the line for a win over stablemate Fire Eclipse and trailer William Peter. He may not be the easiest horse to drive, but being by Courage and with a grand-dam by Pure Steel, it’s no surprise that he’s tough. Another winner to exemplify her name was Makin Memories (Pat McCarthy/Jason Turnbull $1.80 ), successful on debut in an R 0 over the 2130 metres trip, from outside the lead. Coolamingal and Bundaburra, which raced behind the winner in the running line, filled the places. Pat and Ros McCarthy bred the Trump Casino mare with Pat’s mother Ollie, who died earlier this year. Ollie had been adamant that Pat should persevere with the mare, and this win was a perfect testament to a wise and much-loved lady. It would have meant a great deal to the entire McCarthy family. Bathurst race again next Friday night, the Tier One meeting highlighted by the Star-Trek Final. Marianne Donnelly Bathurst Harness Racing Club  

The Pryde’s EasiFeed Great Southern Star was hailed as an outstanding success in its inaugural season but the momentum behind the southern hemisphere squaregaiting extravaganza only grew stronger with the announcement of an additional prize money boost in July. With stakes increasing to $400,000 ($50,000 for each elimination heat and $300,000 for the final), the first qualification race of the new season will be run and won this weekend. The winner of the D J Alexander Memorial at Albion Park on Saturday night will be exempt from ballot come Pryde’s EasiFeed Great Southern Star night, guaranteeing themselves a place in the elimination heats if they choose to nominate. And in-form ex-Victorian trotter Rainbow Jay Jay could well be a likely type to take up the challenge with current trainer Rickie Alchin already expressing a desire to target some of the Victorian feature races towards the end of the calendar year. With the next round of qualifications less than seven days away, Tabcorp Park Melton, the home of the Pryde’s EasiFeed Great Southern Star, hosted international star Jean-Étienne Dubois last Friday night. Notwithstanding his 40 plus European Group 1 victories, Dubois is most famous for training and driving Cocktail Jet to victory in the two biggest trotting races in the world, the Prix d’Amerique in France and the Elitloppet in Sweden, both in 1996. Cocktail Jet has gone on to be one of the leading stallions in the world and has sired over 20 individual Group 1 winners. Also at Tabcorp Park Melton on the night was French Driver, and Monté rider, Joann Lagarde. Lagarde, who has had success in France, is now working with Craig Demmler at the Glenferrie Farm Stables and is available to take not only rides in Monté races but also drives in races. While on the theme of the internationalisation of trotting, Chris Lang Sr has reported this week that Yield Boko has settled in well at Aldebaran Park and is currently in light work as he builds up to the 2014 Pryde’s EasiFeed Great Southern Star. The Champion Swedish trotter is currently serving mares in Australia and he has been a hit with local breeders according to Lang. “He’s proving very popular in the breeding barn so we are probably not going to see him on the track before Christmas,” Lang said. “He looks a million dollars and his health and overall attitude is very good. He is the real deal, in my opinion he would be as good a horse that has ever been brought out here, particularly from the northern hemisphere.” However Tim Butt might have something to say about that with recent stable acquisition, and Danish Derby winner, Peak settling into New Zealand along with two other horses from Europe. Butt has already suggested Peak will be set for the Pryde’s EasiFeed Great Southern Star along with last year’s winner Vulcan. “Peak has settled in great and we are likely to trial him in the next few weeks. He has already shown us a little bit so he will be set for the Great Southern Star,” Butt said. “There’s a chance they will start during New Zealand Cup week and then we will just take them all from there.” The second-ever Pryde’s EasiFeed Great Southern Star will be run on March 22 and for more information you can visit the website at www.greatsouthernstar.com.au. Blake Redden [Harness Racing Victoria]  

Hryhorec hits them for six over long weekend.   Ryan Hryhorec finished the long weekends racing on Monday at Betezy park Globe Derby with a treble to give him six winners for the long weekend.   Hryhorec started with a double at Port Pirie on Friday night with the Les Piper trained pair Spoilthepartyartie and My Southerncomfort  then drove the Barry Preston trained  square gaiter Siegfried to a 12 meter victory on Saturday night at headquarters.   He then put the icing on the weekend with three at Globe Derby Monday Dixie Wagon scored in a photo in the trotters handicap Hryhorec made it a race to race double with Cullen Guest and later in the day scored with the Matt Mcguire trained Alongthehighway who notched her 3 win this season.   BOTRA launches Christmas Raffle at Globe Derby Markets.   SA BOTRA took the opportunity to fundraise to patrons outside of harness racing when they launched their Christmas raffle at the Sundays monthly market held in the old bookmakers ring at Globe Derby. The wheelbarrow full of goodies containing everything from Wines to 20kg bag of Dog food was on show and a $2 per ticket it was popular amongst market goers. BOTRA also ran their famous BBQ at the market which will be held once a month at headquarters.   SAMOS series launched   The South Australian Mares Owner’s Scheme (SAMOS) continues to be an important part of the state’s breeding. Enhancements to SAMOS introduced last season, will continue in the 2013-14 season. The majority of the studs have continued to support the scheme, with new Studs or Stallion Management Company’s being Bred in the Blue, Majestic Lodge and Yirribee Pacing Stud. The full list of SAMOS supporters is included.       A reminder of the changes that will continue this season:       •           A mare can now win up to 4 certificates, but must race into a third year to earn them. She can win 2 in her first 12 months and then 1 in 2 subsequent 12 month periods.   •           There is now a restriction on interstate owned mares. To be eligible to earn a certificate, the mare must have been trained in an SA stable at least 28 days prior to the race.   •           It is now listed in the conditions that broodmare owners must advise the studs up front if using a certificate/s. Failure to do so may void any agreement made with the Stud.   •           HRSA has already negotiated with participating studs a 20% discount on the face value of the certificates.   •           The Certificates will have an expiry date of 5 years after date of issue.   •           Certificates can now be won on a race at any TAB covered meeting in SA.   •           Certificates Mares that had already won 3 certificates prior to 2012-13 are eligible to win additional certificates as per the conditions.       This season SAMOS is supported by Alabar Farms, Global Stallion Management, Alderbaren Park, Bred In The Blue stallion management, Eldarin Park, Empire Stallions, Goodtime Lodge, Lochend Stud, Londdon Valley Stud and New Zealand’s Nevele R Stud plus three local studs Skyline who stand Tiger Woods, Majestic Lodge who will stand first season sire Alzano  by Presidential Ball and Tranquil Valley Stud who stand the Artsplace stallion Hearts Space.

Christian Cullen has rewritten the history books in the breeding barn again last season siring a staggering 17 group and listed winners he has been five time New Zealand’s leading sire. His brother Julius Caesar is beginning to stamp himself as a leading sire so much so that Global Stallion Management has raised his fee this season, but South Australian Breeders now have the chance to tap into these incredible bloodlines with their full brother Tiger Woods. Tiger Woods, was only lightly raced, he was a Addington winner as a 3yo and placed twice from only four race starts, and  is undoubtedly one of the best bred horses to ever come to South Australia. He is by the breed shaper In The Pocket 1:49.6,  the sire of winners of $46 million including champions Christian Cullen, Tupelo Rose, Courage Under Fire, Under Cover Lover and Julius Caesar. In The Pocket by Direct Scooter a sire line that has become one of the most sort after sire lines in world breeding mainly due to his son Matt Scooter.  Down under Direct Scooter line stallions include:- Mach Three, Royal Mattjesty, Ok Bye, Stonebridge Scooter, Deal Direct and Direct Flight along with the In The Pocket dynasty lead by Christian Cullen (and now his CC’s sons are sort after at stud both in Australia and across the ditch)  and Courage Under Fire.  Tiger Woods as mentioned is a full brother to siring sensation Christian Cullen and Julius Caesar but allows breeders access to the champions bloodlines for a fraction of his service fee.  Tiger Woods fee for 2013 is just $1000. Tiger Woods' dam, Pleasant Franco 1:59.3, the dam of 4 winners, 3 in 2:00 and progeny earnings of $1.95 million including Christian Cullen 1:54.1 ($1,206,900), Kate's First 1:57.2 ($624,023) and Oscar De La Hoya 1:59.3. Pleasant Franco is one of very few mares to ever have 3 sons at stud at the same time.  Tiger Woods commenced he stud career in Tasmania where he sired good winners such as fast class performer Winjammer then was moved to Queensland where he stood at Egmont Park before it closed while in Queensland  he served the mother of Slipnslide to produce Tigers Pocket who has won twice and been placed on several other occasion’s. Tiger Woods will stand his third season for Jarrad Harrison at his Skyline Stud at Quorn, some three hours from Globe Derby. Harrison purchased Tiger Woods mainly to serve his own mares but has happily made the sensational bred stallion to outside mares most have those mares have come from the catchment area near Flinders Ranges like Whyalla, Port Pirie Harrison explained. The son of In The Pocket is the first standardbred stallion Harrison has stood on his 20 acre property known as Skyline Stud “ We usually have mares here till they scan positive at 42 days then send them home” Harrison said.  “I only serve naturally as we are not set up to collect semen” he added. His oldest progeny bred in SA have just turned yearlings and Harrison is thrilled with the type Tiger Woods throws “They are big strong types” he said  Harrison has Tiger Woods in the  SAMOS ( South Australian Mares Owners Scheme) which has opened the door to attract  mares to breeding barn and while some of the big studs benefit from SAMOS it also helps smaller local studs attract mares to their stallions. Gary Newton  

Sisters to a multitude of Group and classic winners and a smattering of top racemares adorn the catalogue for the Alabar Blue Ribbon Yearling and Broodmare Sale, to be held on Sunday, October 6 at Alabar Bloodstock, Echuca. The sale comprises 95 lots - including 65 broodmares, most of which are carrying positive tests to some of the world's leading stallions. The list includes sires the calibre of Mach Three, Art Major, Shadow Play, Roll With Joe, Sportswriter, Live Or Die, Grinfromeartoear, Armbro Operative, Village Jasper, Mister Big, Mr Feelgood and others. Uncork, Libra Jaccka and Glacier Bay, all classic-winning juveniles, are part of a strong contingent of quality racemares catalogued that also includes Machinegun Molly, Cunning Kate, Dame Rainbow, Dontsayawordbut, Our Vanessa and Signyourlifeaway and trotters Kim's Fantasy, Speedy Naomi and Pocket Fantasy. Among the offering are sisters/half-sisters to the Derby winners Bella's Boy (Vic.), Robust Rock (SA) and Bo Jasper (Tas.), a half-sister to the Vicbred champion Master Maori and a sister to the SA Oaks winner Gem Of Reibey. There's sisters to former 2YO of the year Lombo Skyrider and 3YO Filly of the year Nemeeshar and half-sisters to Grand Circuit stars Wally Walton and Hexus and to the top NZ juvenile After The Reckoning. Sparkles A Plenty, the dam of the former darling of Albion Park, Sparkling Melody, and who carries a positive to Sportswriter, will also create plenty of interest. The sale will begin at 1pm and will be preceded by a parade of Alabar stallions at 11am. The online catalogue for the Alabar sale can be viewed at www.graemeboard.com Hard-copy catalogues can be requested from Peter Dow on 0412 195 986 or the office on (02) 6884 8355 or email gboard@dcco.com.au By Peter Wharton  

Sydney’s Bankstown Paceway will kick start an Australian standardbred breeding resurgence by hosting the opening event of the Breeders Challenge racing series on Monday, May 19th, 2014, which will see record levels of prizemoney on offer for two year colts and geldings, and fillies. ‘We are delighted to dedicate our afternoon race meeting on this day as “Breeders Race Day” in salute to the grass roots of the harness racing industry – and extend a particular invitation to breeders and country racing participants to join us for our race day and theatre restaurant show,’ Bankstown Paceway director Andrew Ho revealed to Harnesslink. ‘Bankstown Paceway remains committed to combating falling foaling numbers which have reached a virtual crisis point across our nation – with last season’s foal births recording the lowest ever number since records began being kept,’ he added. Mr Ho, fellow Paceway director Megan Lavender, former Bankstown deputy mayor Jill Barber OAM, champion Bankstown horse owner Kevin Stanley and Panania resident and equine enthusiast Heather Gibbs met with harness breeders at their stud farms at Cowra, Young and Wagga Wagga last weekend (September 14th to 15th). Bankstown Paceway also expressed its support for other harness racing industry initiatives announced at the weekend, which include the introduction of one off breeders challenge incentive certificates which are available for the payment of service fees in 2013/14, expanded eligibility to win breeders challenge owners bonus certificates and nominators cash bonuses, and the revision of foal notification/breeders challenge nomination and sustaining fees so as to enable cost savings. Photo (right to left): Bankstown Paceway director Andrew Ho, former Bankstown deputy mayor Jill Barber OAM, Panania resident Heather Gibbs and Bankstown Paceway director Megan Lavender with the winner of 2008 Treuer Memorial, Robin Hood, who is currently standing for service at the Yirribee Pacing Stud farm at Wagga Wagga. Megan J. Lavender  

Harness Racing NSW (HRNSW), in conjunction with the NSW Harness Racing Club (NSWHRC), today announced four initiatives designed to stimulate the NSW breeding industry. Speaking at the official launch of the NSW breeding season at Pepper Tree Farm, HRNSW Chief Executive, Sam Nati, detailed the new strategies worth in excess of $500,000 in the first year. "When you examine the industry's critical KPIs, there has never been a better time to be involved in harness racing," he said. "Prizemoney is at record levels across the state, there is significant investment in infrastructure, returns to participants are higher than ever before and the strengthening of regulatory and integrity functions have increased confidence. "However, the one area of the business which has declined over the past two seasons is foal numbers and we feel it is important to address the issue and we especially want to encourage grass roots participation and attempt to reconnect with those who are no longer breeding." The first two initiatives announced are part of a new branch of the NSW Breeders Challenge family to be known as Breeders Challenge Blue. A Breeders Challenge Blue Incentive Certificate (BCBIC), worth $500, is available to breeders for the payment or part-payment of a service fee during the 2013/14 season if the sire is physically based at a NSW stud and the broodmare was not used for breeding purposes during the 2012/13 season. For the BCBIC to be valid the broodmare must be served or inseminated in NSW (the full terms and conditions are outlined below and are available at the HRNSW website). The BCBIC is being offered for this season only. The Breeders Challenge Blue Race Series (BCBRS) will be conducted at Tabcorp Park Menangle in July two weeks after the Breeders Challenge Major Race Series. It features $50,000 finals for two and three year olds and for both sexes. Eligibility is restricted to progeny that are by stallions physically based at a NSW stud at the time of conception and from a broodmare served or inseminated in NSW (the full terms and conditions are outlined below and are available at the HRNSW website). The BCBRS will be conducted by the Principal Club in 2014 and thereafter. NSWHRC Chairman Mr Rex Horne said: "As a club we recognised the need and importance of investing money into regional areas which we have done so successfully though the country series." "Our Breeders Challenge Blue Race Series is an extension of that and represents a further injection of prizemoney each year to the value of $200,000." "It also symbolises the strong working partnership we have with HRNSW to achieve the best possible outcomes for the broader harness racing industry." The remaining two initiatives announced are changes to the current Breeders Challenge structure: Horses that are aged five years and older are now eligible to win a Breeders Challenge Owners Bonus Certificate and the Nominators $3,000 Cash Bonus if they did not win one as a two, three or four-year-old (the full terms and conditions are outlined below and are available at the HRNSW website). The foal notification/Breeders Challenge nomination and sustaining fees have been revised with significant savings available for upfront payments (the full terms and conditions are outlined below and are available at the HRNSW website). HRNSW would like to thank all the studs involved in the NSW Breeding Season Launch including Pepper Tree Farm, Yirribee Pacing Stud, Success Stud, Lonsvale Stud, Golden Gait Stud, Brooklyn Lodge, Medowie Lodge and Lochend Stud. Harness Racing Australia  

Harness Racing NSW (HRNSW), in conjunction with the NSW Harness Racing Club (NSWHRC), is set to announce four exciting initiatives designed to stimulate the NSW breeding industry. Forming part of the official launch of the NSW breeding season at Pepper Tree Farm on Sunday, these strategies represent an investment of more than $500,000 over the next 12 months. HRNSW Chief Executive Sam Nati said: "Two of the initiatives involve a further arm of the NSW Breeders Challenge which is specifically designed to support the breeding sector within this state. "The other two are part of the broader Breeders Challenge offering, but all of them aim to resonate with grass roots participants and attempt to reconnect with breeders that have reduced their recent involvement." Full details of the initiatives will be released on Sunday afternoon and available on the HRNSW website thereafter. HRNSW would like to thank all the studs involved in the NSW Breeding Season Launch including Pepper Tree Farm, Yirribee Pacing Stud, Success Stud, Lonsvale Stud, Golden Gait Stud, Brooklyn Lodge, Medowie Lodge and Lochend Stud. Harness Racing New South Wales Nancy O'Grady || Harness Racing New South Wales | 22 Meredith Street Bankstown NSW 2200 T: 02 9722 6600| F: 02 85805792 | E: nogrady@hrnsw.com.au| W: www.hrnsw.com.au & www.trotstv.com.au [cid:image001.jpg@01CEB05B.F9B14560] [cid:image002.jpg@01CEB05B.F9B14560] 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.  

Harness Racing SA has announced that they will run a stallion tender in  conjunction with Glenferrie Farms and they are offering  FOUR (4) services from leading stallion, Tintin In America,  who stands at  Nevele R Stud,  in New Zealand. The  services  are to be sold by tender. Tintin In America is by McArdle from the In The Pocket mare Zenterfold. He won five Group 1 races during his career including the 2009 3yo Breeders Crown at Melton,   he also won the Harness Jewells as a 3 & 4 year old. Tenders for all four services close at HRSA offices at 5pm  on September 2nd and must be on official tender form found here.  Victorian trainer reinsmen Glen Douglas made a hit and run raid to Betezy Park Globe Derby on Saturday night and went home with a double, Jordylan and Gohardorgohome both saluted for Douglas. He also had Itsnewstome finish second to Hilltop Raider in the opening event and Spersub a gallant third to Turnover,   Mount Gambier held their annual dinner and stallion auction at the Comfort Inn Silver Birch last week and as usual the night was a great success with services to Julius Caesar, BG’s Folly being scooped up by Western Australian breeders  and one lucky NSW breeder was successful in securing the Alabar new boy Smiling Shard service. Other stallions offered where Union Guy and Western Edition who has relocated to Ian and Judi Slater’s Goodtime Lodge near Colac. Mount Gambier president Phil Wood said” the night was successful but we still have services to Lawman and Ambro Variable still for sale” and if anyone is interested contact Phil Wood on 0407609206. Wood also said” the club contributes some $60,000 toward prize money each year and this fund raiser along with sponsorship goes towards that  target.” He added  Harness Racing Victoria has also included Mount Gambier in four heats of a R0 series in which the finals will be run at Hamilton and Horsham, so those events are likely to attract Victorian visitors.  Mount Gambier season kicks off on December 8th. Gary Newton  

With star three year old filly Frith set to head to the paddock for a well deserved spell, trainer Bruce Harpley has confirmed that connections have explored the possibility of taking an embryo from the multiple Gr. 1 winner and transferring it to another mare to prolong the racing career of the Breeders Crown winner. With other top line mares undergoing the same procedure successfully, Harpley thinks the daughter of Four Starzzz Shark could still be racing by the time her first foal is of racing age. "It is something that Diane and Bernie (Kelly) have been talking about and I know they have spoken with Jackie Gibson from Success Stud about it and if it is not going to worry Frith long term then I think it is a good thing," Harpley said. "When I was told about it I thought why not, she's going out for a good spell and she is really only pregnant herself for a week or so and if it won't worry her then maybe Frith and her foal could be racing at the same time in a few years time." Harpley was still experiencing the high of winning his first Breeders Crown as a trainer on Sunday afternoon and believes all of the praise should be for the filly's exceptional talent and never say die attitude. "The salute on the line I stole from Chris Lang Jnr but I thought she really deserved it, I can't believe how good she is, we travelled home on Sunday night and on Monday morning she is eating, bucking, kicking and is so bright in the eyes, she is just one in a million." "Not many three year old fillies would have copped the campaign she has had this season and I'm amazed with her recovery, she just keeps getting better and better." Harpley is hoping he gets the opportunity to continue training Frith next season with a possibility that she may return to her original trainer Bernie Kelly. "We've never talked about it to be honest, I hope he leaves her with me, he's had plenty of nice horses and will have plenty more I'm sure but she is my one and only champion and what she has done for me and my family has been unbelievable." Nancy O'Grady || Harness Racing New South Wales |

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