Even though it was only a low grade $1500 non winners event - an interesting winner at the Bendigo harness fixture on Saturday June 8 was 9-Y-0 Davids Pass/Its Whatz Left stallion Nonno Medoro in the Alderbaran Park Pace over 1650 metres.
Four year old Sealed N Delivered/Jazzbo mare Riddle Me That has a habit of winning at big odds and did it again at the Shepparton harness racing fixture on Tuesday, when successful in the Saddleworld Pace for C0 class (mares) over 2190 metres, paying Supertab odds of $21.00.
Two harness racing meetings were held in Victoria on Wednesday March 24, with Charlton hosting the day fixture and Ararat racing at night.
Terang in Victoria's Western District was the venue for Tuesday night harness racing and although the fields were small, the racing was excellent. Locals were well to the fore during the night and Warrnambool's Geoff Senior drew first blood.
Smythes Creek (Ballarat) harness racing trainer Peter Tonkin's 5-Y-0 Pacific Fella/Keeping Watch entire Watchmefella returned to his best form at Stawell on Wednesday December 23, when successful in the Yaruga Trotting Complex Great Western Pace for C5 & C7 class over 2175 metres.
Talented 5yo Davids Pass-Hyland Lady mare Hyland Zali resumed from a seven month spell with an all the way victory in the Harness Breeders (Vic) Pace for C2 & C3 class restricted to the fairer sex over 2200 metres at Bray Raceway Ballarat on Monday December 14.
The Monday harness racing action was at Charlton in Central Victoria on Monday October 26, with the Charlton HRC hosting a compact eight event program featuring two Finals from heats held at the Birchip Graduation fixture at Charlton a week earlier.
Popular Maryborough was the venue for Monday's harness racing provincial fixture, with an interesting eight race program being held there on September 14. OH BOY ! Kilmore's Charlene Gusman would have been all smiles after winning the John 'Buddy' Holly Pace for C1 class over 1690 metres with 6-Y-0 Union Guy/Suzie Hanover mare May Be Crazy.
Smoken Up stretched his winning run to four in last night's Golden Reign Free-For-All, but it was the performance of Melpark Major that was the main talking point after the race. Having his first start since his track record-breaking SEW-Eurodrive Victoria Cup win in December, Melpark Major was beaten a lap from home and failed to complete the 2100-metre event.
Ten of the finest three-year-old pacers on the continent are set to contest Saturday''s $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack. Post time for the 26th edition of the Cup, the richest pacing event in the world, is 9:40 pm, with the winner earning $750,000. The Score will air a special one and one-half hour telecast nationally from 8:30 - 10:00 pm ET.
Two meetings were held in Victoria on Wednesday June 3, with Maryborough racing in the afternoon and Echuca at night. Another week and another winner coming from the Monegeetta stable of David and Lisa Miles, with the Wagon Apollo/Maori Acacia filly Aftanoondelite breaking her maiden status at start number six in taking the Seelite Windows & Doors Maryborough Trotters Oaks Trial over 2190 metres at the popular Carisbrook track.
Four year old Island Fantasy/Bonny Bid entire Tingira Island finally cracked his maiden status at start number 20, when victorious in the McGregor House Pace for C0 class over 2195 metres at Ararat on Tuesday May 19.
The usual two meetings were held in Victoria on Wednesday May 13, with Stawell racing in the afternoon and Bendigo at night, with the nearby Great Western area dominating at the Stawell fixture, with Peter Manning, Kerryn Manning and Jamie Stewart all providing winners during the afternoon.
Promising Rossmore horseman Kevin Pizzuto is not only a fighter but he's also proving himself to be one of New South Wales most underrated, talented and up-and-coming trainers.
Victoria's Western District dominated the Terang fixture on Tuesday April 21, providing no less than winners on the night. Hamilton brothers Ben (trainer) and Mark (driver) Yole opened proceedings by winning the Madden's Commercial Hotel Claiming Pace over 2180 metres with the much travelled 8-Y-0 Sokys Atom/Federal Cabinet gelding Trouble No More.
Wednesday March 11th saw two meetings held in Victoria, with the newly opened Cranbourne track racing in the afternoon and Echuca on the Murray holding the night fixture.