Mah Sish is starting to look the perfect pacer to continue one of harness racing's greatest group one dominations. The New Zealand-trained pacer produced the performance of his life to down Sushi Sushi in the A$150,000 ($187,000) Ballarat Cup on Friday night, the highlight of a huge night of success for Kiwi horses.
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.
Dreams of success in harness racing's greatest races won't come true this weekend, but plenty of them could be shattered.
Devil Dodger's an upbeat character who has adjusted well to his new Queensland lifetsyle, but tomorrow night (Friday January 25) the former Kiwi will face his toughest harness racing test yet in the Group One $150,000 Ballarat Pacing Cup at Bray Raceway.
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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 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.
Highview Tommy played the role of party pooper when he caused the biggest upset in Ballarat Cup history at Bray Raceway on Saturday night. The $125,000 Group 1 PETstock Ballarat Pacing Cup brought together Australian harness racing's undisputed king, Smoken Up, and the heir apparent, Sushi Sushi, but it was the despised outsider who went away with the prize.
The stage is set for an epic harness racing showdown. The Gr.1 $125,000 Petstock Ballarat Pacing Cup will feature the first time clash between heavyweights Smoken Up and Sushi Sushi at Bray Raceway.
The mouth watering PETstock Ballarat Pacing Cup clash between Smoken Up and Sushi Sushi has been blessed by a dream barrier draw at Bray Raceway this morning. After weeks of conjecture, Australia's greatest harness racing pacer will meet his heir apparent in what will be their only contest this season and the draw should ensure it's a battle for the ages.
Ballarat based harness racing owner Brendan James is daring to dream after star stayer Jaccka Clive claimed his second Choice Hotels Country Cup this term at Shepparton Saturday night.
On Tuesday morning Harness Racing Victoria will revive their stunningly successful live streaming technology to broadcast barrier draws for the PETstock Ballarat Pacing Cup from Bray Raceway.
Champion harness racing trainer Mark Purdon is going to resist the temptation to throw Auckland Reactor into the middle of the match race of the season. But the Kiwi pacing star could still edge his way to favouritism for the A$425,000 ($553,000) Hunter Cup in 12 days with a win at Ballarat this Saturday.
Harness racing trainer Mark Purdon can look forward to the rest of his Victorian summer campaign safe in the knowledge that things probably can't get any worse. Purdon launched the Kiwi assault on the mega-rich month of harness racing with Sammy Maguire in the A$50,000 ($65,000) Bendigo Cup on Saturday night and the race was a disaster.
Electric Kiwi pacer Stunin Cullen completed a red-letter night for our trans-Tasman harness racing cousins at Bray Raceway on Saturday night, surviving both a courageous compatriot and a lengthy protest hearing to claim the fastest Group 1 PETstock Ballarat Pacing Cup ever run.