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Harness racing trainer Mark Purdon's outstanding record with juveniles should continue in the Sapling Stakes at Ashburton today. Purdon's All Stars stable record in the group three feature has him winning five of the last 11 editions and with three runners today the odds are again in his favour.
Trackside presenter Greg O'Conner made a presentation to harness racing's 'Wonder Boy' Dexter Dunn on behalf of the Auckland Trotting Club at Alexandra Park last Friday night (June 17). The club wanted to acknowledge the service Dunn had given to Alexandra Park before leaving for the United States today (Monday June 20).
Canterbury based Trackside Presenter Greg O'Connor came away from the Banks Peninsula Racing Club's meeting held yesterday (Sunday) sporting a brand new haircut for the up-coming Interdom Finals. The popular harness racing front-man got himself involved in a head shaving venture organised by North Canterbury jockey Jamie Bates.
The New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club (NZMTC) has announced a change in date for the 2011 Christchurch Casino Inter Dominion Grand Final harness racing meeting. Originally scheduled to be conducted on Saturday Night 9 April 2011, the Inter Dominion Grand Final meeting will now be conducted at Addington on Friday Night 8 April.
The New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club (NZMTC) has announced a number of feature harness racing stake reductions for 2010/11. The feature race cuts totaling $700,000 have been required following the continued downturn in domestic off course turnovers, the reduction in gaming trust distributions and to ensure that the Club continues to operate within its financial means.
Harness racing media personality Greg O'Connor will next month make a full-time shift to work as a dual code Trackside Presenter. O'Connor will relinquish his position as Marketing and Advertising Management for Addington Raceway effective at the beginning of September.
Do the socks people wear match their personalities? In the case of this writer perhaps it's true. Call me odd, call me unorthodox, or call me just plain weird but for just over 30 years I have been wearing odd socks.
The final premier meeting for the 2009-2010 harness racing season at Addington Raceway this tomorrow night (Friday May 21) is packed with loads of talent both on and off the track.
Australian raider Cullen Bromac has arrived in New Zealand and will be in action at Addington Raceway on Saturday (May 15) in a classic hit and run harness racing mission. Unbeaten in five starts to date the son of Christian Cullen had his first look at Addington Raceway today (Wednesday) pleasing his connections with his work leading into this week's $300,000 PGGWrightson 2yo Sales Series Final.
The $250,000 Christian Cullen New Zealand Derby draw conducted at a luncheon at Addington Raceway yesterday (Tuesday April 6) certainly added to what should be an intriguing harness racing contest come Friday night.
The New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club (NZMTC) today announced that Christchurch Casino will sponsor Australasia's annual harness racing championship - the 2011 Interdominions to be conducted at Addington Raceway.