Bunbury trainer Steve Burton has good prospects of landing his first winner at Gloucester Park for more than four years when Mosquito Buzzin contests the Suzuki Way of Life Pathway Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Burton has had only a handful of starters in the city since Ryan Warwick drove General Naseem to an all-the-way victory over Black Saint in a C0-class 2503m stand at Gloucester Park on April 4, 2009. He produced six-year-old Mosquito Buzzin in fine fettle at Bunbury last Saturday night when the gelding gave a wonderful performance to win over 1609m in 1.56.7. Mosquito Buzzin raced three wide without cover before getting to the front in the final 30m and winning narrowly from The Oyster Bar. Mosquito Buzzin, who broke a losing sequence of 17, is favourably drawn at barrier three on the front line in Friday night’s 2130m event and he should be prominent throughout. Mosquito Buzzin has had only one start at Gloucester Park over the past 27 months, and that was last January when he raced in the one-out, one-back position and fought on gamely to finish a close fourth behind Governor Johnny. He was trained by Kate Hawkins and was driven by Tommy Sheehy when he set the pace and won a C0 2100m mobile event at Gloucester Park in March 2011. Now A Christian, Asian Courage, Sparkling Seelster, Mojave Desert and What God Knows appeal as the chief dangers to Mosquito Buzzin. Now A Christian, trained by Clint Kimes, gave a spirited performance in a stand at Bunbury last Saturday week when he galloped at the start before finishing strongly from the rear to be fourth behind Braemoor. He was an easy all-the-way winner from Soho Aintree and Johnny Be in a 2503m stand at Gloucester Park at his previous outing, and that followed an excellent second to the classy Heez Orl Black. Asian Courage has been unplaced at five starts since winning at Pinjarra in May, but he is capable of considerable improvement and must be considered from barrier two on the back line. Four-year-old Mojave Desert is the least experienced runner in the field, with two wins from 17 starts, but he will have friends. He will start from the prized No.1 barrier and Kim Prentice will be keen to set the pace. Mojave Desert started from the No. 1 barrier when he led and dashed over the final 800m in 57.3sec. when he won over 2185m at Pinjarra in January. by Ken Casellas
Champion harness racing trainer Gary Hall sen. has mapped out an ambitious program of rich feature events for freak pacer Im Themightyquinn and declared after his magnificent first-up victory in the $35,000 Channel Nine Winter Cup at Gloucester Park on Friday night that the eight-year-old was better than ever.
Record-breaking reinsman Gary Hall jun., who has just become the first West Australian driver to have earned more than $3 million in prizemoney in one season, is poised to win the Channel 9 Winter Cup for the sixth time when he handles superstar Im Themightyquinn in the $35,000 feature at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Harness racing owners Aldo Cortopassi and Francesca Minniti are more than happy that a recent deal to sell Franco Renegade to American interests for $35,000 fell through and now they are looking forward to the New Zealand-bred gelding winning further feature events after he had unwound a powerful finishing burst to score an upset victory in the $25,000 Retravision Past Presidents Cup at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Brilliant five-year-old Livingontheinterest looks set to notch a winning hat-trick by proving too fast for his ten older and more experienced rivals in the $25,000 Retravision Past Presidents Cup at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Lightly-raced five-year-old Livingontheinterest gave further convincing proof that he will be a leading harness racing candidate for the WA Pacing Cup and Fremantle Cup next summer when he gave another dazzling display to beat Hokonui Ben and Ima Rocket Star in the 2130m Quality Produce Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Seemingly indestructible ten-year-old Has The Answers is poised to seriously test record-smashing five-year-old Livingontheinterest after drawing favourably at barrier two on the front line in the 2130m Quality Produce Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
The Kate Hawkins trained and driven Centrefold Angel will be the pin-up horse for punters after she drew barrier one against a crack field of harness racing mares in Friday night's $35,000 WASBA Breeders Stakes at Gloucester Park.
Harness racing driver Bruce Harpley, a postman in the town of Junee, 435km south-west of Sydney, has high hopes of celebrating his first drive in a race in Western Australia by guiding Frith to victory in the $150,000 Gannon's WA Oaks at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Champion reinsman Chris Lewis notched his seventh victory in the Champagne Classic when he brought Mister Jadore home with a powerful burst to win the $50,000 Group 2 event at Gloucester Park on Friday night and the gelding now has another rich harness racing feature in his sights, the $100,000m Pearl Classic on June 14.
West Australian harness racing trainer/driver Shannon Suvaljko owns and trains Lukey and he will be able to drive the promising colt in the $50,000 Nepean Conveyors Champagne Stakes at Gloucester Park on Friday night after being granted a stay of proceedings by the RWWA stewards.
Banjup harness racing trainer Annie Belton and her husband Colin went to the 2012 Gloucester Standardbred yearling sale with their hearts set on buying lot No, 62, a colt by Art Major out of Priscilla Rocks. They bid for him, but dropped out after the price exceeded their price range.
Unruly colt Swagga has failed as an odds-on favourite at his past two appearances after galloping badly at the start and his supporters will have their hearts in their mouths when the mobile barrier releases the field in the $100,000 Clipsal Sales Classic for two-year-old colts and geldings at Gloucester Park on Friday night April 26)
Western Australia's leading harness racing trainer Gary Hall sen. has the distinction of having prepared two millionaire pacers in The Falcon Strike and Im Themightyquinn and now he looks set to add a third, with Alta Christiano giving every indication that he will quickly develop into a superstar.
Leading trainer Gary Hall sen. describes Alta Christiano as "the perfect horse" and is confident the New Zealand-bred colt will prove mighty hard to beat in the $200,000 Sky Racing WA Derby at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Inexperienced New Zealand-bred colt Alta Christiano enhanced his reputation as a harness racing superstar when he made a magnificent Australian debut with a record-breaking victory in the $50,000 Community Newspaper Group Western Gateway Classic at Gloucester Park on Friday night.