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Tasmania's leading harness racing trainer Grant Hodges will not be tempted to keep racing his highly promising pacer Empty Envelope despite the gelding's impressive win at the TOTE Racing Centre in Launceston last Sunday night.

Leading Tasmanian harness racing trainer Grant Hodges will face a steward's inquiry in Launceston tonight (Wednesday June 1) over his drive aboard recent Easter Cup winner Kalypson Kid. Hodges partnered Kalypson Kid in the Elite FFA in Hobart last Sunday night in which the horse led but shifted up the track leaving the back straight the last time allowing stablemate and race favourite Sky Tower to secure a saloon passage run to take the lead turning for home.

Tasmania's leading harness racing trainer Grant Hodges has called for more mobile start claiming races for high-priced horse. Hodges made the call after his nine-year-old Ramblin Cullen scored an impressive win at Devonport on Monday night.

Bridport harness racing trainer-driver Grant Hodges is enjoying his best season in Tasmania and the winners kept coming at Tattersall's Park in Hobart on Sunday night (May 8). Hodges took only four of his team to Hobart and emerged with two winners but he also landed the trifecta in one race.

Bridport harness racing trainer-driver Grant Hodges celebrated his biggest win when Kalypson Kid led all the way to win the $40,000 Chilli 90.1FM Easter Cup at The TOTE Racing Centre in Launceston tonight (Sunday).

Bridport harness racing trainer Grant Hodges took the lead in the race for the state trainer's premiership in Launceston last Sunday night (April 17) where he prepared four winners on the 10-event card. Hodges leads Barrie Rattray and Phillip Ford by three but with Ford's appeal against a two-year disqualification dismissed last week, the premiership battle appears to be a contest between Hodges and archrival Rattray.

Chris Schofield has been racing standardbreds for over three decades with moderate success but a harness racing two-year-old by the name of Lombo Leonardo may have the potential to be the best he has raced.

One of Tasmania's most revered footballers Ken Hall proved he has skills in another sporting domain when he partnered Rememberpreece to a convincing harness racing victory in Launceston on Sunday night (January 16).

Bridport harness racing trainer Grant Hodges has a handy new addition to his stable in the form of well-bred four-year-old mare Modern Society. In Hobart last night (Wednesday) Modern Society showed her rivals a clean pair of heels as she powered her way to an impressive all-the-way win in the Terence Burr Stakes (C0-C1) over 2090 metres.

Well bred pacer Empty Envelope made quite an impression at his first harness racing start in Launceston on Sunday night (October 24). The Grant Hodges-trained and driven gelding faced the breeze from the outset and when Hodges called on his charge for the supreme effort he responded magnificently by forging clear and went on to score by eight metres from El Jays Modeena with Atta jet seven metres astern.

Bridport harness racing trainer Grant Hodges has made a decent start to the season with five winners from only 16 starts. Three of those winners arrived in Hobart last Sunday night (October 17) in the form of The Detonator, Gracie Hart and last season's Devonport Cup winner Sky Tower.

Canberra harness racing owner Mark Ellis plans to send his game nine-year-old mare Gracie Hart to the breeding barn this season but it might be put on hold if she continues to race in top form.

Grant Hodges has become a dominant force in Tasmanian harness racing training ranks since he ventured across Bass Strait from Victoria about five years ago. In Launceston on Sunday night he collected a career-best five wins on the nine-race card, three of which he drove himself while the remaining two were driven by his partner Erin Hollaway.

Lightly raced three-year-old pacer Spot Nine made up for a string of minor placings with a brilliant win at The TOTE Racing Centre in Launceston on Wednesday night. The Life Sign gelding was having his first start for Bridport harness racing trainer Grant Hodges and was coming off a near last of 12 at his previous outing for his former trainer.

Harness racing trainer Grant Hodges has a knack for rejuvenating aged pacers and the latest to find form under his training regime is Yushchenko Leis that had been out of the winner's circle for over a year.

Underrated pacer Winjammer signalled a warning to all Devonport Cup hopefuls that he is a harness horse to be feared in that $30,000 feature in a fortnight. With the state's leading reinsman Gareth Rattray in the sulky, Winjammer defied a tough run facing the breeze to out-stay his rivals and score by a had from Trouble No More and the luckless Gettysburg Address a fast-finishing third.

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