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Global Stallion Management (GSM) might be less than two years old, but already the Australian-based company is bringing the Northern and Southern Hemisphere harness racing worlds closer together.

Friday night harness racing returns to Wagga on October 28 with the inaugural running of the Million Dollar Cam Classic. It is a new night of harness racing in the city with more than $56,000 prizemoney on offer plus $6000 in bonus certificates - courtesy of race sponsor Yirribee Pacing Stud.

Eglinton harness racing trainer Nathan Hurst made it back to back wins in the Million Dollar Cam Star Trek Series when outsider Tulhurst Eden came from worse than midfield at the bell to outsprint Hurst's more favoured stablemate Make Some Music at Bathurst last Friday (October 14).

Bomen Produce has won naming rights to next year's $30,000 Wagga Pacers Cup following Wagga Harness Racing Club's sponsors draw on Saturday night. Proprietor Geoff Owen was delighted to win the major prize which will see his business back the Cup on Saturday night, May 5.

Wagga will launch an exciting new harness racing series with the "Million Dollar Cam Classic" heats for C1-C3 pacers on Friday October 14. Each heat winner will receive a $500 certificate to Yirribee Stud to be used to offset costs to one of the stud's fine stallions.

Angus Hall, one of the world's leading sires of trotters, became a harness racing dad for the first time in Australia last weekend. One of his first consorts, Right Interest, produced a lovely, leggy colt foal at the Sheron Park stud, of Kevin and Carol Riseley, Arcadia, near Shepparton, in the early hours of Sunday morning (September 25).

Bathurst Harness Racing Club, Yirribee Stud and Mr Peter Neil are proud to announce that Million Dollar Cam will be the main feature to the historic Star Trek Series. The Star Trek Series has been run at Bathurst since 1967 and is an inaugural part of the racing calendar.

Dubbo Harness Racing Club Red Ochre organiser Brett Wrigley said that this year's Red Ochre Stallion tender may not have the quantity of previous years but it certainly has the quality.

Skyvalley, the dual Breeders Crown champion and holder of a swag of harness racing records, became a dad for the first time late last week. The brilliant son of Muscles Yankee sired a filly out of the Red Coach Glory mare Dirty Harriet at Aldebaran Park Stud, Nagambie, of Chris and Sharon Lang and Duncan McPherson.

The first Australian crop of the world record holder and triple millionaire Somebeachsomewhere and yearlings by a quartet of Breeders Crown winner-producing harness racing sires in Art Major, Bettors Delight, Mach Three and Real Desire will underpin next month's Pepper Tree Farm Spring Sale. The sale, to be conducted by Davidson Cameron & Co Dubbo, will comprise 70 lots and will be held at the Cowra property on Sunday, September 11 starting at 12 noon.

Harness Racing New South Wales was saddened to hear of the passing of Wagga HRC President Ian Walsh. Walsh had battled illness for some time and succumb the cancer early this morning (Monday).

Empire Stallions of Australia has secured the southern hemisphere breeding rights to Rocknroll Hanover who will stand in Avenel , Victoria beginning with the upcoming harness racing breeding season. Currently quarantined in New Zealand, Rocknroll Hanover will arrive at Empire in early September.

The Harness Racing New South Wales Board yesterday (Wednesday July 27) agreed to include an additional clause to the NSW Breeding Schemes terms and conditions. The existing conditions for the $1.8M series allow for foals by a mare inseminated outside of Australia, provided that the foal is born in NSW and the foal is registered in NSW, and provided that the foal is not eligible for any other Australian State Breeding Scheme.

The breeding industry in the Riverina and New South Wales is buzzing following the announcement that Village Jasper and Mister Big will arrive in Wagga next month. Village Jasper, who has been the leading sire in Australia for the past two seasons, will be joined by Mister Big - harness racing's richest pacing stallion.

You would have to have been living on another planet if you hadn't heard the news that harness racing prizemoney at Menangle is getting some hefty increases. So that is terrific news for anyone racing a horse in NSW.

In a new initiative the Pinjarra Harness Racing Club are pleased to bring a new $19,500 feature race for 3 Year-Old fillies to Western Australia. The sponsorship of the race has brought together two of the biggest supporters of both Pinjarra and the local industry, namely John and Brett Coffey from Alabar Bloodstock and Rob Tomlinson from Regency Foods.

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