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The long-awaited arrival of the first crop foals of a New Season harness racing sire is always an anxious time for any Studmaster, but especially so when that sire is your flagship stallion.

Art Major, Safely Kept and Fake Left, three stallions who have had a profound influence on breeding in Australia over the past decade, were recipients of IRT sponsored Globe Derby Awards for the 2011/12 season.

'Down Under' harness racing breeders are in for a bit of a treat this year thanks to Morley Park - and Goodtime Lodges Ian & Judy Slater. Morley Park is situated in Shepparton in Victoria Australia. The Slaters live in Elliminyt, near Colac, also Victoria.

Santastics Pan, the first son of the champion racehorse and harness racing sire The Panderosa to be imported to Tasmania, will do stud duties this season at Big Park Stud, Karoola, near Launceston, of Lyndon and Gail Menegon.

The first opportunity to buy yearlings by some of the world's leading harness racing sires is the incentive for purchasers at the Pepper Tree Farm Spring Sale being held at Cowra on Sunday, September 30.

Red River Hanover, one of the best bred and best performed sons of champion sire Western Hanover, is lining up for his third season at Warwick Stud, Tallygaroopna, near Shepparton, at a reduced harness racing fee of $1,760 including GST.

Catalogues for the Pepper Tree Farm Spring Sale, to be held on their Cowra property on Sunday, September 30, are now available.

More than $11,000 has been raised for the victims of the Leeton Paceway fire where five horses perished in the blaze last month. Donations from Harness Racing NSW, Harness Breeders New South Wales, Alabar Farms, Yirribee Stud, former Board Member Rob Nalder and the general public have contributed to the cause.

One of the most sought after harness racing stallions in Australia will stand in Tasmania this harness racing season. Chief Marty (Western Hanover-Ladykin Hanover) stood in Victoria and Western Australia these past two seasons respectively so it is something of a coup that Cressy trainer-breeder Geoff Madden has been able to secure the stallion.

Alabar bloodstock will again be holding their annual Breeders Seminar at Bathurst on Friday 14th September 2012. The seminar will be held during the race meeting with the first race to commence at 6.27pm.

In further support for the victims of the Leeton Paceway fire, Yirribee Stud at Wagga and the McCarthy harness racing family have donated a service to For A Reason, the first son of Art Major to stand in New South Wales, with a service fee of $2,500.

Support continues to grow amongst the harness racing community for the victims of the Leeton Paceway fire, where five horses perished.

The annual Alabar Bloodstock Blue Ribbon Sale of harness racing broodmares and yearlings is generally regarded as the best production sale in the country. The 21st renewal, to be conducted by Davidson Cameron & Co Dubbo at Alabar's Echuca farm on Sunday, September 23, features an outstanding catalogue of 87 horses including broodmares, yearlings, two and three-year-olds and other racing stock.

Harness racing trainer Doug McIntosh is reporting on his Facebook page that his 2000 Hambletonian champion Yankee Paco has been euthanized at the age of 15.

Rosswood Stud and Bathurst Harness Racing Club are proud to be joining forces to host a race meeting on the 29th August 2012.

Many of Australia's leading stud farms have thrown their support behind the inaugural Terang Harness Racing Club Stallion Tender. Alabar Bloodstock, who operate standardbred breeding establishments in Victoria, New Zealand and the Riverina, has offered a choice of three stallions in Armbro Operative, Elsu and Gotta Go Cullect.

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