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Harness Racing New South Wales has assigned security personnel on all runners engaged in tonight's Gr. 1 Alabar Bathurst Gold Crown. The harness racing event will be run on the new 1000 metre Bathurst track for the first time. The security personnel were in position at 7am this morning and will remain with the runners until they are presented on course tonight. HRNSW's objective in the use of this strategy is to provide a level playing field for all runners under its regulation and control. It is the first time that security has been assigned to monitor Gold Crown runners and follows on from the strong integrity measures undertaken during this year's Sydney Inter Dominion carnival. Greg Hayes | Media Coordinator | Harness Racing New South Wales |      

Former Goulburn harness racing trainer Graham Moon made the move to Tamworth in January this year and while it has taken him a little while to set up his property he is looking forward to this Sunday's Armidale Carnival Of Cups meeting. Moon will have three runners this weekend with Franco Seville set to start in the Roberts and Morrow Chartered Accountants Armidale Cup. "Franco Seville has drawn very well but I think it is going to be very hard to beat Strathlachlan Andy even though he has drawn barrier seven," Moon said. "Franco Seville has started three times since I made the move from Goulburn and he is yet to miss a place up here but this is biggest test." Moon purchased 100 acres just outside of Tamworth and has been busy making a number of changes to the property. "There was a big shed that I converted into some stables but I had to put in a track so I put in a 650 metre track which is what I had back in Goulburn." "I still have to build some day yards for the horses, there is always something to be done but I am happy with the progress Jenny and I have made since we have arrived and all of the Tamworth people have been so friendly and helpful." The Brazen Jasper and Bobbie Mcardle will also represent the Moon stable on Sunday. "I'm going to have a drive of The Brazen Jasper on Sunday, he hasn't had much luck of late and I've been giving a few drives to Sam Ison but I thought I would sit behind him this weekend and just get a feel for how well he is going." "Bobbie Mcardle is a nice mare from New Zealand, she has only had the one run for me since arriving in Australia, I think as she settles in there will be even more improvement." Moon described the move from Goulburn to Tamworth as a 'treechange'. "Jenny and I were running two businesses in Goulburn, there was a lot of work and our property was worth good money but training horses in Goulburn in the middle of winter is a very tough job so we thought it might be time to make the move and try something different." "Our Goulburn property is still on the market but there has been some strong interest lately and while we have been in Tamworth Sam Hewitt has been staying there as the caretaker." With five horses in work and another couple ready to come back into work, Moon is looking forward to the warmer winter. "It will still get cold in the winter, the mornings are already crisp but they won't be as cold as those Goulburn mornings, we definitely won't miss that." Eight races will be run at Armidale's Carnival Of Cups meeting this Sunday with the first event scheduled for 12:53pm. Greg Hayes | Media Coordinator | Harness Racing New South Wales |

Wednesday 25th March 2015 - Matt Rue admits he is going to need more than his fair share of luck to win either of the harness racing two year old features at Bathurst this Saturday night. Rue trains Lettuce Reign, the Paul Kahledfeldt owned filly that qualified for the Slingsby Holdings Gold Tiara while he will drive Karloo Damajor for trainer Peter Gavin and owners Barry and Ronda Lew in the Alabar Gold Crown. "Lettuce Reign needed a good draw to help her qualify for the Tiara and used the barrier perfectly to get through to the Gr. 1 final but drawing barrier eight in the final is going to make it very tough for her," Rue said. "It was a bit different with Karloo Damajor. He has drawn nine and will start from the inside of the second row, but at the barrier draw function he was one of the first horses to get a barrier and initially I was very disappointed. However, the way the rest of the draw panned out it isn't that bad." Lettuce Reign has taken a lot of coaxing and training to get her to the races and Rue is proud of the achievement. "She has basically been with me since I arrived home from the USA but it has taken a lot of persistence to get her to the races." "She wouldn't work left handed at first so I had to work her right handed for a couple of months and it got to the stage where I just had to try and get her to go left handed otherwise she wasn't going to be ready for the Tiara." Rue believes Lettuce Reign has plenty of improvement in her and will be an improved three year old. It could be the same story with Karloo Damajor with Rue confirming the son of Art Major is still learning what racing is all about. "Trainer Peter Gavin told me before his first start that he was pretty green and everything has happened pretty quickly with him." "Karloo Damajor got crossed in his heat down the back the final time by Charlaval but Kerry Ann Turner's horse moved very quickly and had a huge turn of foot so I was pretty proud of Karloo Damajor to come back and beat him in the straight." With Bettermatch drawn outside Machamillion on the front row there is a distinct possibility that Karloo Damajor could settle three back on the pegs. "If he ended up three back I think he has a knockout winning chance and a really strong place chance, hopefully we get a bit of luck when we need it." Rue also trains the first emergency Fouroeight in the Alabar Bathurst Gold Crown and if he fails to get a start in the Gr. 1 he does look a very strong chance in the consolation. "He has drawn two in the consolation as well. He is a big horse, he actually looks more like a three year old now than a two year old." "He went 1:56.5 running third in his heat behind Shadow Runner and I actually think that was a quicker time than any other heat winner so he's a nice horse and still has the Breeders Challenge to come after this." Greg Hayes | Media Coordinator | Harness Racing New South Wales |    

Narrabri is set to host its Carnival Of Cup meeting this Sunday afternoon and with three feature races set down for decision on the eight race harness racing card, it looks to be a competitive programme. Horseman Murray Sullivan looks set to play a big role in the main races and is hoping Oscar Jay can win the Max Orman Toyota - Stewart Grain Trading John Dean Memorial. "I am driving Oscar Hay for Jarred Hetherington and it would be a very satisfying win for him and his family if he could win the race," Sullivan said. "Jarred and his family were good friends of John Dean and to win his memorial race would be very special, Jarred also comes from Narrabri and I think this race has been on the horse's agenda for a while." Oscar Jay had more than six months away from the track after racing at Peak Hill in June of last year. "The horse got hurt at the Peak Hill meeting, he cut his tendon open and had to have a long time off to recover. "Jarred brought the horse to Parkes first up, the horse raced well when finishing second and got a lot of benefit out of it because he was very impressive last week in a heat of Sunday's race and I think he will take a lot of beating this week too." Sullivan will drive Hayes and Kydd in the Video Ezy - Camstart Narrabri Cup for trainer Jason Gaffney. "He was a very nice horse as a young horse but fractured his pedal bone and has never been the same but he is a bit of a stable favourite." "I thought he was entitled to win last week with the run he had but on reflection they did run a track record in the Wee Waa Cup." In the Narrabri Farm Centre & Mitavite Feeds & Tongues Transport Carnival Of Cups Final, Sullivan will drive Three Point Turn for Gaffney. "I think drawing the inside of the second row might be a blessing in disguise, if he can get away from the inside I think he has got a good chance." "He was so much better last week than he has been in the rest of his campaign but he has had a few little niggles and for the last few weeks he has been really good." Narrabri's eight race card on Sunday will begin at 1:02pm with the last timed to go at 5:06pm. Greg Hayes | Media Coordinator | Harness Racing New South Wales |

When Marys Little Rose hits the track at Bathurst in race two Wednesday night she will become a part of history for Bathurst harness racing trainer Steve Turnbull. The Modern Art mare will be Turnbull's 20,000th runner in a race. Only recently Turnbull brought up his 3000th winner as a trainer and both milestones are a credit to a horseman that has been involved in the sport of harness racing for more than 30 years. During his career Turnbull has won some of the biggest races in Australia with his stable star Smooth Satin including - Inter Dominion - Miracle Mile - Chariots Of Fire Going into Wednesday's meeting at Bathurst Turnbull's training record reads Starters 19,999 Winners 3034 Placings 5834 Fourths 2436 Turnbull has recorded more than 100 winners in a season on ten occasions and brought up his career best 217 winners in 13/14. Steve Turnbull trained horses have won $14,084,413 in prize money. As a driver Turnbull's record is Drives 13,529 Winners 2140 Placings 4074 Fourths 1692 Greg Hayes | Media Coordinator | Harness Racing New South Wales |    

Nineteen year old Alex Tout will be able to travel to the USA after receiving the Breeding Encouragement Award from the Leigh Plunkett Foundation to further his career in harness racing.  Tout works for Success Stud In NSW and is excited to be given the opportunity to head overseas to learn more about the breeding industry. “I was very excited to win the award, it was great to see the Leigh Plunkett Foundation recognise the breeding side of the industry, I have no training or driving experience but have still been given the opportunity to learn more about the harness racing industry,” Tout said. “I love my job with Success Stud, it all started for me there a few years ago when I applied to do work experience with them, after that finished I continued to help out during school holidays and since I have left school I have been working there.” Tout plans to travel to Blue Chip Farms, a 700 acre breeding farm located seventy kilometres north of Manhattan, New York which is the home of leading stallion Art Major. “I’d like to spend some time at Blue Chip Farms learning as much as I can and then head to Winbak Farm and watch what happens there too.” “I’ve had a passion for horses since I can remember, my family has always had show horses but when I started with Success Stud it was my first involvement in the harness racing industry.” While Tout has enjoyed a few different aspects of the industry, he believes the breeding side has been the most interesting to date. “I have spoken to a few people about training and driving, I’ve got a share in some racehorses too but the breeding aspect of the industry is what I find most interesting.” “I’ve already got a few favourite broodmares here, Maudie won the Pink Bonnet in 2006 is a favourite, so too is Lady Lexus everyone here loves her and I have a bit of time for Muscle Beach as well.”  Leigh Plunkett Foundation spokesman Vaughn Lynch was full of praise for Tout. “It is the first time the foundation has given out the Breeding Encouragement Award but I think it is an important part of the industry that needs to be nurtured and to see such a strong passion and interest in someone as young as Alex is very exciting.” Harness Racing NSW (HRNSW) is the controlling body for harness racing in New South Wales with responsibility for commercial and regulatory management of the industry including 31 racing clubs across the State.  HRNSW is headed by an industry-appointed Board of Directors and is independent of Government. Greg Hayes | Media Coordinator | Harness Racing New South Wales |

Fresh off his win in Saturday night's Wagga Pacers Cup, the Trevor White trained Hollywood Sign is set to compete in this Saturday night's Cordina Farms Young Pacing Cup. Hollywood Sign has gone to a new level this season and part owner and former trainer David White is enjoying watching him compete from the other side of the Tasman now that he is based in New Zealand. "I stayed up on Saturday night to watch him race at Wagga and I was very pleased to see him win, Trevor (White, trainer and David's uncle) has got him flying at the moment and I thought the effort was really good because he didn't get too much peace early," White said. "It is going to be harder again this week at Young by the looks of it but he is so much stronger this season, I'm thinking of making the trip back to Australia this weekend to watch him but I will just have to wait and see if I can get back as the weekend gets closer." Hollywood Sign went to the sales as a yearling for breeder Tim Phillips and after being passed in was offered to Trevor and David. "Trevor and I had gone to have a look at him at the sales and when he didn't sell I went and spoke to Tim and asked what he was going to do with him and he then offered Trevor and I the opportunity to lease him so we jumped at the opportunity." "A mate of mine Matt Peden was looking for a horse at the time too so we offered him a share in the horse and that's how it all started." When Hollywood Sign's career began in 2012, David was the trainer. "I trained him for the first year and a half, then when I moved to work with Blake Fitzpatrick he was transferred into Trevor's name, he came down and had a couple of runs at Menangle last year and I think that is the reason he has improved so much, those runs have toughened him up mentally." "He's the first horse I have owned and I'm really enjoying the ride we are having with him at the moment." David is currently enjoying his time working in New Zealand for Graham and Paul Court, the pair who train the three time NZ Cup winner Terror To Love. "I'm enjoying my time over here and have been able to learn a lot about training horses, I have also done a lot of farrier work too, it has been a very educational experience for me." "I haven't done a lot of driving over here but I knew that would be the case when I made the decision to come." David believes Hollywood Sign has improved fifteen or twenty metres this season under his uncle's training. "As a two year old he competed in some nice races but was always just a little bit below the best ones, he is a lot tougher now and I think he is ready to take on metropolitan racing again." "Trevor will make that decision but Hollywood Sign got grabbed late on a couple of occasions running 1:55.0 at Menangle last year, I think he will be able to go quicker than that now." Since resuming from a spell Hollywood Sign has won five of his six starts with his only defeat coming in the Albury Cup when he finished third. "It's been a good run and I'm hoping it can continue but this weekend will be his toughest test this campaign." Greg Hayes | Media Coordinator | Harness Racing New South Wales |

The Carnival Of Cups heats up in March with five feature harnss racing meetings being conducted across the state during the month with the first being at Wagga this Saturday night. The main race is the Wagga Pacers Cup, an event won by 2015 Inter Dominion finalist Teo Enteo twelve months ago and Wagga Harness Racing Club Chief Executive Officer Graeme White is expecting another big night. "We will have eight races this Saturday night and there is some good momentum in the local region for harness racing after an exciting month," White said. "The club had a non-TAB meeting on Sunday in conjunction with the Inter Dominion in Sydney and we also hosted seven heats of the World Driving Championship last week which was a roaring success for us too." There will be exciting action on and off the track this Saturday night with the club looking to attract a big crowd. "Australian Idol runner up Luke Dickens and his band will be performing on Saturday night, Luke was a shearer in Young before he was on Idol back in 2008 and he has a strong following." "We've got an hour break in the middle of the meeting for Luke to perform and apart from the Cup the club will also be running the Oaks and the Derby." Heats for two finals were run at the club's meeting on Sunday and White expects those events to be very competitive. "The heats were good races on the weekend and the club is also looking forward to the two year old Rising Star, with the Bathurst Gold Crown carnival just around the corner, the club thought it would be timely to give horses a chance to have a good hit-out before heading to Bathurst." "We also have a drivers' invitational which will see people like Steve and Amanda Turnbull, Nathan Jack and David Moran compete against one another." Greg Hayes | Media Coordinator | Harness Racing New South Wales |

The World Driving Championship has been completed after the final heat was run at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Inter Dominion day.  The afternoon consisted of ten races with seven of them being Gr. 1 events.  The remaining three were run at Gr. 2 level including the final heat of the WDC. France’s Tony Le Beller drove the favourite Our Hi Jinx and was expected to be involved in the battle for the early lead but with a lot of speed coming from horses drawn wider on the track he got shuffled back early.  Heza Thrill driven by Spain’s Guillermo Adrover worked from the widest draw to find the front and led turning for home but after a strong tempo it was a horse racing just off the pace that proved too strong. New Zealand’s Dexter Dunn brought Global View with a well timed run to win the race and it was no surprise considering the success that Dunn has had during the Championship.  Global View broke the track record for 2400 metres recording a mile rate of 1:53.4.  Second was Heza Thrill and Guillermo Adrover, El Rama finished third with Norway’s Vidar Hop while Im Blue Double Dee was fourth with Pierre Vercruysse in the sulky. It was a remarkable performance by Dexter Dunn.  After five heats he was in ninth position but a strong performance at Wagga Wagga on Tuesday night saw him climb the leaderboard. Here is the 2015 World Driving Championship completed point score Name WDC Dexter Dunn 200 Tony Le Beller 146 Tim Tetrick 142 Mika Forss 139 Jody Jamieson 132 Knud Monster 122 Chris Alford 119 Pierre Vercryusse 119 Guillermo Adrover  101 Vidar Hop 100 Peter McMullen Australia (travelling Reserve)   For all of the latest news and replays log onto https://Vimeo.com/channels/wdc15 USA representative Tim Tetrick picked up a drive in the Gr. 1 Ladyship Mile and drove Laterron into third placing behind the Mark Purdon trained Adore Me.  Adore Me set a new Australasian mile record when she stopped the clock in 1:47.7 for the mile. Tetrick finished second in the final event on the program as well. Thank you to all of the drivers that competed in the World Driving Championship.    Greg Hayes | Media Coordinator | Harness Racing New South Wales |

Harness racing owners dream of having a runner qualify for an Inter Dominion Grand Final.  Western Australian Kevin Jeavons is one of the lucky few that has already lived the dream having watched Washakie compete in four grand finals.  Washakie’s best effort was sixth in Queensland in 2009 and he repeated that again in Sydney four years later. This year Jeavons will be cheering on two runners with the John McCarthy trained Monifieth and Blazin N Cullen qualifying for the $750,000 Gr. 1 event. “I’m looking forward to Sunday afternoon for sure but I wouldn’t say I’m nervous, I’m just hoping they perform at their best,” Jeavons said. “I’ve always had an interest in horses, I got my first one when I was nineteen, have driven a few as well but as I got older my business interests took up more time and now my wife and I get plenty of enjoyment watching the horses race.” Monifieth and Blazin N Cullen raced in New Zealand before being purchased and Jeavons admits he enjoys watching and researching horses from across the Tasman. “Monifieth is a lovely horse with high speed but I guess when you buy them from New Zealand you are always hoping to get one that can take that step up and race against the best horses.” “He was beaten at his first run in Australia at Goulburn and I don’t think the bookmakers had much of an opinion of him at his next start because from memory I think I got 25/1 and he won which was very nice.” Blazin N Cullen is beautifully bred, his mother Rye Hanover is the sister of American stallions Red River Hanover, Rustler Hanover and the winner of over $3 million Rocknroll Hanover. “I was surprised that he came up for sale, I had been watching him in New Zealand and always liked him but I didn’t think he would be available but I still remember getting a call just before Christmas a few years back that he was on the market.” “We bought him and he has done a great job for us and John (McCarthy), he has drawn well in barrier two this Sunday so there are options with him.” Jeavons will also be cheering on his three year old Kilcullen in the Gr. 1 NSW Derby on Sunday afternoon. “We bought him unraced from New Zealand, he has done a good job and I really like that he has drawn barrier two so he should get the perfect run.” The Inter Dominion 2015 is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW To arrange an interview or for further information please contact: Name: Greg Hayes Position: Media Coordinator Phone: (02) 9722 6600 Email: ghayes@hrnsw.com.au Related Links Fields for Nswhrc at Tabcorp Pk Menangle, Sunday 01 March 2015 Form guide for Nswhrc at Tabcorp Pk Menangle, Sunday 01 March 2015

Sky Racing’s Andrew Bensley is normally the person holding the microphone and asking the winning harness racing connections how they feel after a big race victory. However this Sunday afternoon he is hoping he is the one being asked the questions.  Bensley is the part owner of Yankee Rockstar and the talented four year old will line up in the Gr. 1 FORM 700 Chariots Of Fire at Tabcorp Park Menangle. While Bensley feels no nerves before conducting important interviews with racing royalty, he admits there will be a ‘few butterflies’ this weekend. “I’m normally pretty quiet when I watch Yankee Rockstar race and let it all unfold but I did get a little bit excited last start in the Bonanza because I knew that if he won that race, he qualified for the Chariots,” Bensley said. “I rode him home from the 100 metre mark that night and this weekend’s race is a much bigger one.” Yankee Rockstar has drawn barrier eight but will move into gate seven if the emergencies fail to get a start. “We would have loved to have drawn a barrier so he is going to need a lot of luck from where he has drawn, especially considering Bling It On has drawn inside him.” “The best thing about his Bonanza win was when Gavin Lang put one on his tail in the straight he knuckled down and found a little bit more, because up until then he hadn’t really been in many situations where he has had to find under pressure.” Bensley will be trackside at Menangle on Sunday afternoon with his beloved Stetson hat. “My Stetson was an amazing gift from an amazing lady in Gai Waterhouse and I know that she likes to see me wearing it because she told me to make sure that I had it on if Yankee Rockstar won at Melton so I know she will be watching on Sunday.” “I love harness racing, I am in a syndicate with Tim Bunning and we have five horses, I had a horse many years ago called Dunme Dough that did a good job but I’m really enjoying being back in the sport again as an owner.” The Inter Dominion 2015 is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW To arrange an interview or for further information please contact: Name: Greg Hayes Position: Media Coordinator Phone: (02) 9722 6600 Email: ghayes@hrnsw.com.au Related Links Fields for Nswhrc at Tabcorp Pk Menangle, Sunday 01 March 2015 Form guide for Nswhrc at Tabcorp Pk Menangle, Sunday 01 March 2015

The barrier draw for Sunday’s Gr. 1 Trotters Standing Start over 3009 metres at Menangle was conducted this afternoon Monday the 23rd February.   1. MISS IN MAJORCA 2. KYVALLEY RAP 3. A LOAN AGAIN 4. KVINTET AVENGER 5. ZEDALITE 6. OUR OVERANOVA 7. LORD LIAM 8. KYVALLEY BLUR                     ODS 9. ON THUNDER ROAD              ODS 10. ALTA RIHANNAH                     RODS 11. IDLE LEA                                 RODS 12. SUPPER WALTZ WILSON        RODS 13. VINCENNES     (10M)              RODS The Trotters Gr. 1 event is one of the most open races on the afternoon according to TAB.COM.AU.  The favourite for the event when the market first opened was Lord Liam at $3.80.  The Blake Fitzpatrick trained Vincennes was the second pick in the market at $4.00. The Inter Dominion 2015 is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW To arrange an interview or for further information please contact: Name: Greg Hayes Position: Media Coordinator Phone: (02) 9722 6600 Email: ghayes@hrnsw.com.au

The barrier draw for Sunday’s Gr. 1 Bohemia Crystal Free For All was conducted this afternoon Monday the 23rd February.   1. WARTIME SWEETHEART 2. BETTOR DRAW 3. CHARIOT KING                EMERGENCY 2 4. BETTOR BET BLACK 5. LOCHINVER 6. SEEL N PRINT 7. FRANCO LEDGER 8. FOREVER GOLD 9. MAJESTIC MAJOR 10. BIT OF A LEGEND 11. PUB BLITZ                       EMERGENCY 1 12. SUAVE STUEY LOMBO Suave Stuey Lombo has been installed the opening favourite with TAB.COM.AU despite galloping out in his Inter Dominion heat and is the $2.25 favourite.  Franco Ledger is the second favourite at $2.80. The Inter Dominion 2015 is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW To arrange an interview or for further information please contact: Name: Greg Hayes Position: Media Coordinator Phone: (02) 9722 6600 Email: ghayes@hrnsw.com.au

Thursday 19th February 2015 - With the TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion only a week away Trots TV has released two Inside My Stable interviews in the lead up.  Michael Formosa enjoyed one of the best nights of his harness racing career when Ultimate Art won the supplementary heat of the Inter Dominion at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Saturday night.  Trots TV made the trip to his Hunter Valley property recently to meet Michael and his stable star. One of John Tapp’s proudest moments in harness racing was when Chariot King qualified for the 2013 Inter Dominion Grand Final.  Chariot King was attempting to force his way into the race again on the weekend and while he just missed out, Trots TV has paid a visit to John Tapp. He introduced Chariot King and also explained how he got involved in this great sport.  The John Tapp Inside My Stable was broken into two parts with the first instalment discussing Chariot King while the second concentrated on John’s love of the sport. Part 1 - John Tapp Part 2 - John Tapp Dr Nick Kannegieter is back this week with another edition of the popular segment ‘The Doctor’s In’.  This week Dr Nick talks about stable management.  Should horses be rugged?  What should horses be fed?  Dr Nick answers some other important questions. Dr Nick Kannegieter This Saturday night there will be twelve races at Tabcorp Park Menangle.  There is a strong representation from New Zealand and Trots TV caught up with media identity Michael Guerin to discuss all of the kiwi chances. Michael Guerin discusses the kiwi chances   Victorian trainer Michael Stanley will bring two horses to compete at Menangle on Saturday night and he joined Trots TV to discuss their chances. Michael Stanley brings two horses to compete On the Mini Trots Show there is a big announcement with HRNSW CEO John Dumesny confirming the NSW representative for the upcoming series in New Zealand.  Daryll Jackson updates Trots TV on everything else that is happening too. Trots TV also spoke with Chris Alford about the upcoming World Driving Championships.  For all this and more check out Trots Tv atwww.harnessmediacentre.com.au Greg Hayes

Victorian harness racing trainer Andy Gath will make the trip north with Padrisimo to compete in a New South Wales Derby heat at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Saturday night.  Padrisimo has only had nine starts, but two of those have been at Menangle and he did win the Rod Fitzpatrick Memorial on the circuit last year. “Padrisimo was only a little horse when he won the Fitzpatrick Memorial as a two-year-old and I think since then he has probably grown about a millimetre,” Gath joked. “He’s a gross colt, but he has done plenty of work despite not racing for a month, so it won’t be fitness that is his worry on Saturday night.” Padrisimo has drawn wide in barrier 11, with Gath stating the son of Bettors Delight wil be driven ‘cold’. “He has shown that he is best when he is driven quieter, and from out there, we don’t really have much choice, so we are in the laps of the Gods to some extent because he will need a few things to go his way,” Gath said. “The Derby has always been a target for him this season because he is owned in New South Wales and he has raced well at Menangle in the past.” Gath also has Burnaholeinmypocket in another heat, while C C Chevron will compete in a an Oaks qualifier. “Burnaholeinmypocket has only had the one run back from a spell, he did a fair bit of work on that occasion at Bendigo and from the good draw he should get his chance to qualify,” Gath said. “C C Chevron is my surprise package. I didn’t think she would be able to win a race like the South Australian Derby, but she just keeps on improving. “She is probably my best winning chance of the night despite missing a run at Ballarat last week.” GREG HAYES

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 - The barrier draw for the TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion will be conducted on Saturday 21st February at 7:30pm in the Miracle Mile Restaurant at Tabcorp Park Menangle. A field of 14 runners will face the starter with Beautide attempting to go back-to-back after winning last year's event convincingly. Another six Gr.1 races will be run on Sunday March 1 with the three remaining events all classified as Gr.2. Barrier draws for the following races will be conducted on Sunday 22nd February from 9:30am and are open to the public. The draws will take place at the offices of HRNSW, 22 Meredith Street Bankstown. - GR.1 FORM 700 CHARIOTS OF FIRE - GR.1 CAMARDA & CANTRILL NSW DERBY - GR.1 FORM 700 NSW OAKS - GR.1 CORDINA CHICKEN FARMS LADYSHIP MILE - GR.2 LEXUS INTERNATIONAL LADY DRIVERS INVITATIONAL - GR.2 SLINGSBY HOLDINGS WORLD DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIP HEAT The remaining barrier draws will be conducted on Monday morning. - GR.1 TROTTERS STANDING START - GR.1 BOHEMIA CRYSTAL FREE FOR ALL - GR.2 INTER DOMINION CARNIVAL STAKES To arrange an interview or for further information please contact: Greg Hayes | Media Coordinator | Harness Racing New South Wales |

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