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Changeover, who stands at Burwood Stud in Queensland’s Darling Downs district, left winners in five different states and North America last week. Heading the vanguard was the former Kiwi gelding Motu Gatecrasher, who led from end to end in 1:52.4 at Menangle to notch his 19th success and lift his stake tally to $223,000. The promising Changeover three-year-old The Mustang posted his seventh win for the season and ninth lifetime with a 1:57.7 winning effort at Bathurst. Changeover led in a winning double at Globe Derby Park with the three-year-old Rudi Sarnel (1:58.2) and the four-year-old Jaccka Ted NZ (1:59.8), who notched his second success in five days. He won in 1:57.7 at Mount Gambier. Other Australian winners by Changeover this week have been Dragontown (Mildura), Changingoftheguard (Northam) and Loch Ness Franco NZ (Launceston). Changeover was also represented by a winning double at Yonkers, New York on Thursday (October 15) with Bronze Over NZ (1:54.2) and The Charging Moa NZ (1:54.8). Changeover has sired 64 individual winners in Australia this season and they have amassed $1.53 million in prizemoney.   By Peter Wharton

Changeover, who stands at Burwood Stud, on Queensland’s Darling Downs, sired winners in three different countries in the first week of October. The Kiwi ex-pats Franco Totem (The Meadowlands) and Darkershadeofpale (Harrah’s Philadelphia) won in 1:51.2 and 1:54.2 respectively in North America. In New Zealand, Changeover produced a winning double at Timaru with Overarm (1:57.9) and a ‘new’ winner in Kusanova, while Ticking Over led in a Changeover quinella at Dunedin. The Changeover three-year-old filly Changeup made it five wins from 11 starts when she emerged successful in a 1:57.8 rate at Globe Derby Park, while Sir Simon won for the second time at Penrith. Changeover has sired 63 individual winners in Australia to date this season and they have earned $1.46 million   By Peter Wharton

Changeover has made a great start with his progeny in the new New Zealand racing season. The Burwood Stud-based stallion has already left seven individual winners including three in the space of 72 hours last week – Jungle Gem (1:59.1, Cambridge Raceway), I’m Trouble (Invercargill) and a ‘new’ winner Rockngoodtime (Oamaru). In Australia, Changeover was represented by winners in three different States last week. Controversial NZ posted win No. 31 at Menangle to raise his stake tally to $246,266, Little Change won for the 13th time at Redcliffe and the three-year-old filly Changeup notched her fourth success from 10 starts at Globe Derby Park in a career-best 1:57.3. Changeover has sired 63 individual winners in Australia this season and they have amassed over $1.4 million in stakes. Jungle Gem winning at Cambridge.   By Peter Wharton

Smart five-year-old gelding Rakasinc is proving a fine advertisement for his sire Changeover in Western Australia. The former Enzedder won twice in the space of six days including a convincing end to end triumph at Gloucester Park last Friday night (September 11) in a new lifetime harness racing mark of 1:55.6, and has now won nine races this season. Loch Ness Franco NZ, a four-year-old daughter of Changeover, scored by 20 metres at her first start on Australian soil at Hobart on Sunday night (September 13) and looks set to rapidly progress through the grades in Tasmania. Top three-year-old Yianni maintained his devastating form by crushing older rivals at Bendigo at a 1:56.7 rating over 2150 metres with the last 800 in 56.2. The gelding has won five out of eight this term. A pair of fast winners by Changeover recently were Our Friend NZ, a winner in 1:55.2 at Albion Park, and Kash Us Back (1:55.3, Bathurst). The latter has won nine races this season and 13 lifetime. Changeover was also represented by the five-year-old mare Been To Jenny’s, a winner on the grass track at Methven, New Zealand on Sunday (September 13). Changeover is now standing at Burwood Stud on Queensland’s Darling Downs for the modest fee of $1,650 including GST.   By Peter Wharton

Former New Zealand champion Changeover sired 108 individual winners and progeny earnings of $2,152,914 in the closing harness racing season, and has now left the winners of more than $1 million in five consecutive seasons. In all, Changeover’s stock have earned a massive $13,607,544 in stakemoney in NZ, Australia and North America. Changeover sired six winners on the last two days of the season. Convert Denario NZ won the Free-for-all at Gloucester in 1:57.4, Motu Gatecrasher NZ scored in 1:54.1 at Menangle, Platinum Revolution NZ made it seven from eight this season at Newcastle in 1:53.4, Rakasinc NZ notched his seventh win for the season at Northam  in 1:57.7, Dragontown scored at Mildura and Smoken Shazza won at Cambridge Raceway, NZ. Changeover stands at Burwood Stud, located on Queensland’s lush Darling Downs, for the modest fee of $1,650 including GST. By Peter Wharton

Changeover, the former Kiwi harness racing champion who is now standing at Burwood Stud in Queensland, sired winners in four different States and North America this week. The list was headed up by the New Zealand Notorious, who posted his sixth success at Albion Park  and ninth overall with his 1:56.5 winning effort last Friday (August 21). Changeover was also credited with a ‘new’ two-year-old winner in Justanextragrand (Pinjarra) and a pair of three-year-old winners in Yianni, a winner in 1:56.7 at Maryborough, and Change Up (1:59.4, Globe Derby Park). Other recent winners by Changeover include Paddington Central NZ (1:58.1, Shepparton), Little Change (1:59.5, Redcliffe) and in North America, Glenferrie Bronte NZ (1:51.4, Pocono Downs) and Bronze Over NZ (1:53, Yonkers). Changeover, who stands for a modest fee of $1,650, has sired 61 individual winners in Australia this season and they have won 176 races and $1,282,470 in stakes.   By Peter Wharton

Changeover, the former Kiwi superstar who now stands at Burwood Stud near Brisbane, left metropolitan winners in four different States and in North America last week. Leading the vanguard for Changeover was the NZ bred Franco Totem, who won in 1:50.8 at the big Meadowlands Pace meeting on Saturday night (July 18). The Charging Moa, another Kiwi bred, scored in 1:52.8 at Tioga Downs, New York. On the home front, Notorious NZ won in a career-best 1:54 at Albion Park, Controversial NZ notched his 29th success at Menangle, Penny Bobbins scored at Melton and the three-year-old filly Ceebreez posted her first win at Globe Derby Park. Changeover has sired 104 individual winners this season worldwide and progeny earnings of $1,968,284.   By Peter Wharton

The Charging Moa N breezes to an easy harness racing win for driver Mike Merton in the $8,000 featured fillies & mares open handicap at Tioga Downs on Friday (July 17). Tay Tay M (Jim Taggart Jr) was the first to the front but that was short lived when the Charging Moa N ($3.90) took over before hitting the first quarter in :27.4. She controlled the pace using a :29.1 second quarter to hit the half in :57.0. She led them all to three-quarters in 1:24.4. As they made the turn for home second place finisher Tay Tay M gave everything she had but all she could do was watch as Charging Moa N found another gear and easily won in a seasonal best time of 1:52.4. Machs Echo (Jim Meittinis) finished third.   The Charging Moa N is a 9-year-old mare by Changeover. The mare is trained by Rob Harmon for owners Winners Circle Racing, Howudoin Stable, Richard Lerner, and Harmon Racing Stable. It was her second win of the season and her 24th career victory. Mike Merton drove three other winners on the day. He combined with trainer Gaston Lareau for wins with Blurred Lines ($8.30), and Sun Belle Slippery ($8.50). His other win came with A Yankee Feelin ($7.10). Lareau also trained Money Earned ($3.20) to a first place finish. Wally Hennessey leads all drivers so far this season with 38 wins. Mike Merton is second with 30 tallies. Tyler Buter (18), Corey Braden (13), and Renaldo Morales III (13) round out the top five. Tioga Downs returns to live racing on Saturday (July 18) with a 12 race card starting at 4 p.m. For more information go to by John Horne, for Tioga Downs

The smart Changeover gelding Motu Gatecrasher NZ pushed his stake tally to almost $200,000 when he led from end to end at Menangle on Saturday night (June 27). The gelding rated 1:54.5 over 2300 metres with the last 800 in 54.8 and 400 in a stunning 26.7 on the way to his 17th lifetime success. Kash Us Back, a four-year-old by Changeover, maintained his devastating form when he prevailed at Bathurst at a 1:56.2 rate. It was the gelding's seventh win this season and 11th lifetime. Other recent Changeover winners were Aqua Cruiser (Redcliffe), Adam Patron (Addington, NZ) and Franco Huntington (Invercargill, NZ). Changeover has sired 95 individual winners in Australia and NZ so far this season and progeny earnings of $1.72 million. By Peter Wharton

With The Band, a New Zealand-bred daughter of Changeover, is proving one of the 'finds' of the season at Albion Park. The harness racing five-year-old won twice at the Brisbane headquarters' track recently and has emerged successful on eleven occasions this season. Our Friend and Notorious, a pair of NZ bred geldings by Changeover, were winners at Albion Park last week. The former hoisted a new lifetime mark of 1:53 scoring by 15 metres, while the latter recorded a career-best 1:55.3. Other recent Australian winners by Changeover were Rakasinc NZ (1:57.8, Pinjarra) and Soho Beijing (1:59.8, Wagga). In NZ, Changeover was represented by a 'new' winner in Reflectionsofmylife (Addington) and the Invercargill victors Dachy (1:58.8) and Deus Ex (1:59.5). Changeover, who stands at Burwood Stud in Queensland's Darling Downs, has left 94 individual winners to date this season in Australia and NZ and progeny earnings of almost $1.7 million. By Peter Wharton

Burwood Stud (QLD) harness racing sire Changeover left the winners in three different countries and three States last week. Leading the charge were the highly promising mare Kotiro NZ, who outfinished her rivals in 1:54.5 at Albion Park, and Still Of The Night NZ, who won in a career-best 1:55.3 at Menangle. Other Australian winners have been the three-year-old filly Which Hunt (Redcliffe) and Sandoval NZ (Mildura). In New Zealand, the four-year-old Stinger Lindenny notched his fourth success at Invercargill, while the NZ bred Glenferrie Bronte scored in 1:53.4 at Scioto Downs, Ohio. Changeover has sired 93 winners in Australia and NZ to date this season and they have amassed almost $1.6 million in stakes. By Peter Wharton               Sent from Mail for Windows 10          

Burwood Stud flagship sire Changeover is heading for his best season on record. As at May 3, the champion harness racing son of In The Pocket had left 89 individual winners in Australia and NZ this season for progeny earnings of $1.48 million. Controversial NZ and Change Of Mind, both members of Changeover's first crop, scored at Menangle and Albion Park respectively last week. Controversial notched his 27th success and pushed his stake tally to beyond $190,000, while Change Of Mind posted win No. 25 and increased his earnings to more than $190,000.   By Peter Wharton

Edie Jaccka, a New Zealand bred daughter of harness racing Burwood Stud flagship Changeover, continues to progress through the classes in New South Wales. Having her first start for four months, the five-year-old led from end to end at Newcastle to make it five consecutive wins and four from four on Australian soil. Changeover was represented by metropolitan winners on either side of the continent recently. Controversial NZ posted win No. 26 and pushed his stake earnings to beyond $215,000 with a fine staying performance in 1:55.7 at Menangle, while Talkerup NZ overcame a wide passage to win her 10th race at Gloucester Park. She has won almost $125,000 in stakes. Another Changeover winner was Bar Naar Naar, who sprint-laned to her second success at Cranbourne. Changeover has sired 87 individual winners of 174 races and almost $1.4 million in stakes in Australia and NZ to date this season and is on target for his best season ever. By Peter Wharton

Changeover, whose harness racing progeny has topped the $10 million mark, left eleven individual winners in Australia and New Zealand in the last week of January. Undoubtedly the two star performers were Platinum Revolution NZ, who made it six for six this season with her 1:55.1 effort at Newcastle, With The Band NZ who notched her third win from as many starts in Australia at Albion Park (1:56.8) and Allwoods Treaty, a winner at Gloucester Park in a career-best 1:57.1. Changeover led in a winning treble at Geraldine, NZ last Saturday including two 'new' winners in Lilac Change and Auchtercairn and the repeat winner La Bella Vita (1:57.5) and a double at Bathurst on Sunday with the three-year-old The Mustang (1:56.8) and Kash Us Back (1:57.4). Other recent Changeover winners have been Raani (1:56.9, Charlton), Presidentialchange (Stawell) and Dachy (1:56.1, Wyndham, NZ). Peter Wharton        

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - It figures the way things are going lately for harness racing driver Dexter Dunn that if he had a decision to make, it would be the right one. And in Saturday night's feature at the Meadowlands - the $37,500 Preferred for pacers - the red-hot driver naturally chose correctly. The 30-year-old native of New Zealand had choice of three in the race: Effronte A, who became harness racing's fastest performer of 2020 by virtue of a 1:48.3 clocking a week ago; Harambe Deo, an iron-tough winner of two of his last three; and Franco Totem N, who finished a close second in two of the last three weekly pacing features. Dunn opted for Franco Totem N and the 7-year-old gelded son of Changeover-Treaty Franco responded with a huge mile, clearing the lead while parked to the half in :55.2, taking bitter pressure from McThriller to three-quarters in 1:23.4, and then finishing the job by kicking home in :27.3 to hit the finish in 1:51.2. "He raced the way he looked.....great," said Dunn. "He's a very nice horse and doesn't take anything out of himself in the mile." Endeavor, the 2-1 second choice in the betting, left the gate from post six, but with many leavers to his inside, had to take back to last in the field of six before sprinting home in :26.4 after swinging three-wide at three-quarters to claim second, just a half-length back of the winner. Harambe Deo rallied for third. Effronte A was scratched.   Franco Totem N scored as the 6-5 public choice and returned $4.40 to his backers. He is trained by Nifty Norman, owned by Enzed Racing Stable and Jerry Kovach and now has 21 wins from 64 lifetime starts and $163,189 in his bank account. The remarkable Dunn, who took both features over the course of the weekend, kept winning at a torrid clip, recording five victories Saturday. Over the last three race cards, he's visited the winner's circle 16 times and now has a total of 23 victories to lead the Big M standings. Last Saturday, he hit victory lane on seven occasions to fall one win short of tying the Big M record. Yannick Gingras went toe-to-toe with Dunn over the course of this weekend's action, matching Dunn with four Friday winners and five Saturday scores, meaning the Dynamic Duo won 64 percent of the 28 races offered over the two-day race week. Trainer Ron Burke conditioned four of Gingras' Saturday winners. A LITTLE MORE: JL Cruze, the first trotter ever to break the 1:50 barrier at the Big M, won a high-end conditioned trot in 1:53.4 as the 1-9 favorite to win his second straight. ... Montrell Teague, who was the guest on the Big M's in-house "In the Sulky" interview segment, guided Kid PK to victory in the Dr. Martin Luther King Remembrance Race, an event that featured African-American drivers. ... Kid PK and driver Montrell Teague winning the MLK Pace Favorite players wore out a path to the windows as seven post-time choices scored. Twelve of the 14 races were won by horses whose odds were 5-2 or less. ... The second edition of the Cam-Am Pick-4 returned $77.14, in sharp contrast to last week's payoff of over $1,400. ... All-source handle on the program totaled $2,395,435. ... Racing resumes Friday at 7:15 p.m. From the Meadowlands Media Department

The Charging Moa N (Changeover) made her local harness racing debut on Thursday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Patti Harmon-trained mare who drew post six in the six-horse Fillies and Mares Open came in as a winner of three races in four tries since coming to the U.S to compete out of the Harmon stable. The Charging Moa N wound up being the race's 7-5 betting favorite as she got away last among the featured pacing mares. With honest fractions being set up front by fellow out-of-towner Shellie De Vie (Greg Merton), The Charging Moa N remained at the back of the pack in a half mile that went in 56.3. Third-over approaching three-quarters, driver Jay Randall tipped The Charging Moa N three-wide and charge she did. The eight year old distaffer made an impressive move and swooped the group in a matter of strides, going last to first and accelerating away from her rivals before stopping the timer in 1:53.4 over a track labeled 'good.' The Charging Moa N paid $4.90 to win in her local debut and bested Shellie De Vie who finished second for an exacta that returned $15.20. Bontz N (Billy Dobson) rounded out the triple that came back $46.00. The Charging Moa N became the third lady pacer to win the local Fillies and Mares Open this season for Harmon and Randall as they teamed up for victories in the distaff this spring with mares January A and Coveredndiamonds N. Live racing resumes on Saturday evening at Saratoga with a 6:45pm first post. There will be a $1,901 carryover in the Pick Five pool with the Pick Five beginning in the first race. by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

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