The two mandatory harness racing meetings were held in Victoria on Thursday July 11, with Shepparton racing during the afternoon and Ballarat at night.
Two harness racing meetings were held in Victoria on Wednesday May 22, with Maryborough hosting the day fixture and nearby Ballarat racing at night.
Two harness racing meetings were held in Victoria on Thursday May 9 - Wedderburn holding the day fixture at Maryborough and Ballarat racing at night.
Two harness racing meetings were held in Victoria on Wednesday April 24 at two of the most popular venues - Maryborough in the afternoon and Ballarat at night.
The newly reconstructed track at Bray Raceway Ballarat opened for business on Thursday evening, with the highlight being the $20,000 Laser Electrical Lightning Mile for M0 or better class, the victor being ever reliable 5-Y-0 Union Guy/Victoria Street mare Blucolla Tigerpie in a rate of 1-55.6.
If you were after a modern day renaissance then you need only to look at the harness racing results from Tabcorp Park Melton two weeks ago to see a return to form that is befitting of 15th century France.
New Zealander Mah Sish was a brilliant winner of the $150,000 (Group 1) Petstock Ballarat Pacing Cup for M0 or better class over 2710 metres at Bray Raceway Ballarat on Friday January 25, giving harness racing trainer Tim Butt and reinsman brother Anthony their second Ballarat Cup in a three year period, the previous being Stunin Cullen in 2011.
Mah Sish finally made good on harness racing trainer Tim Butt's thoughts about his talented pacer in tonight's (Friday January 25th) $150,000 Group 1 PETstock Ballarat Pacing Cup.
Jaccka Clive is a horse that has an intangible in harness racing. He has ability which many would give anything for; a talented gelding who has won more than his fair share of races, and good races at that.
If the temperature in Victoria hasn't been hot enough lately, things are about to heat up even more over the next few days with a whopping fourteen New Zealand trained harness racing horses set to do battle over the weekend.
The Decron Horse Care Australian Trotting Championship heats will make up two of the races on the PETstock Ballarat Cup harness racing card and lead on to a Group 1 final the following week.
The Kiwis may have drawn just about as bad as they possibly could have in Friday's (January 25) Ballarat Cup, but unfortunately, we can't blame a rigged Australian system as the harness racing field was drawn manually.
The Rocknroll Hanover colt Yankee Rockstar became the fastest harness racing two-year-old in Australia this season when he scored effortlessly on debut at Ballarat on Wednesday night (January 16).
The New Year has kicked off in sensational fashion. In 10 minutes of unparalleled harness racing television, across two states, Smoken Up fended off Caribbean Blaster (Globe Derby) and Sushi Sushi was enormous in defeating Mah Sish and Auckland Reactor (Bendigo). A sign of the great racing to come.
Shelbourne (Bendigo) harness racing trainer Michelle Eastman's exciting 5-Y-0 mare Aleppo Midas scored an outstanding victory in the Mick & Tom Mahar Memorial Trotters Handicap for T2 or better class over 2200 metres at Bray Raceway Ballarat on Thursday
Further medical examinations this week will determine whether champion harness racing driver Daryl Douglas needs facial surgery after a horror crash at Ballarat on Wednesday. But one thing is for sure, Douglas won't be back race driving in the next six weeks.