Melton harness racing trainer Damian Wilson who was badly injured in a horrific race fall at Kilmore on October 28, was successful with honest 5-Y-0 John Street North/Trouble Chaton mare Latoya Lass at Cranbourne on Tuesday January 15, taking out the Farmhand Pace for C2 class over 2080 metres.
Australasian Breeders Crown Grand Final Day is only 12 days away, with the feature afternoon of harness racing taking place at Tabcorp Park Melton on Sunday August 19.
Horses from the Western District dominated at the Horsham harness racing fixture held on Wednesday July 25, with five winners in the eight race program.
Monday's (January 30) harness racing at Warragul in the heart of Gippsland, came to an abrupt holt after only three races, when torrential rain caused the rest of the six race program to be abandoned.
Harness Racing Victoria conducted a restricted grade meeting at Tabcorp Park Melton on Thursday, with mixed results during the afternoon.
Monday (November 28) harness racing was held at Horsham in the Wimmera District of Western Victoria, with a seven event card being held. Four year old John Street NorthTrouble Chaton mare Latoya Lass, a short priced $1.80 favourite, greeted the judge in The Wimmera Roadways Pace for C1 class over 1700 metres.
Astute Elmore harness racing trainer Keith Cotchin enjoyed a happy day at Charlton on Monday November 14, winning a double with Living Life Lombo taking the Rothacker Medal November 19 Pacers Handicap for C1 or better class over 2100 metres and Bebop the Charlton & District Community Bank Pace for C3 & C4 class over the same journey, both driven by Greg Sugars.
Central Victorian harness racing was held at Maryborough on Monday October 3, with three heats of the Seelite Windows & Doors Trotters Handicap for T0 or better class highlighting the restricted program.
Wallan's Ruth and Chris Shinn were successful at their home track of Kilmore on Tuesday September 20, when Yankee Paco/Sophisticated Rhythm filly Tai Chi brought up a hat-trick of harness racing wins in taking the George Brosnan Memorial 3-Y-0 Trotters Handicap over 2150 metres in a rate of 2-08.3.
Popular Cranbourne was the venue for Thursday harness racing with most winners coming from the other side of the Yarra Valley. Former South Australian Hombre Higgins which started his career in Victoria, was successful in the Schweppes Claiming Pace over 2080 metres.
Former Kiwi 4-Y-0 Falcon Seelster/Stronechrubie gelding Bressingham was an impressive harness racing winner of the Geelong Australia Pacers Handicap for C1 or better class over 2100 metres at Geelong on Wednesday August 24.
The Inter Dominion picture is coming together nicely for Victoria's leading pacer, Smoken Up. His harness racing trainer/driver Lance Justice received his first slice of good news when the star of his Melton stable drew a front-row barrier (six) for Friday night's first heat at Auckland's Alexandra Park with nominal favourite Mr Feelgood outside the second line in 11.
Bendigo's harness racing track was on fire last night Saturday the 15th of January. The blue-blooded Ransom Olds provided a debuting track record performance for the Tony Peacock and Roy Barbaro owned and Tony Peacock trained New Zealand bred Artsplace-Adios Dream colt in a stunning 1:54.9 win.
Whilst all eyes were on the Cranbourne Cup and Bill Collins Mile at the huge Saturday December 11 night harness racing fixture at Cranbourne south of the Yarra, Kilmore trainer Tony Peacock finished the weekend on a high note, with a winning treble on the program, all handled to perfection by stable reinsman Damian Wilson.
Further heats of the Tabcorp Australasian Breeders Crown for Two Year Old fillies over 2150 metres were held at picturesque Yarra Valley on Monday July 26 and as expected harness racing favourites dominated throughout the afternoon.