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Trafalgar pacer Stuck In Second scored an impressive victory at last Thursday afternoon's well attended Warragul harness racing meeting. Prepared by Glenn Hunter, Stuck In Second scored a nice win as a 12/1 chance, in only its third race start.

Smoken Up capped an all-conquering season when he was tonight crowned as 2010/11 Victorian Horse of the Year at Tabcorp Park, Melton. The Lance Justice-trained harness racing superstar won 12 of 18 starts at home and abroad, including the Inter Dominion, Miracle Mile and a successful defence of the Len Smith Mile, netting over $1 million in prizemoney in the process.

Universally respected Clyde harness racing trainer Jayne Davies knows more than most what is required for Australasian Breeders Crown success. A triple ABC winning trainer, Davies oversaw the success of Tromos in the classic boys division back in 2001 and Lombo La Fe Fe in the freshman fillies' section just one year later.

The Maryborough Harness Racing Club held another huge Redwood Day program on Sunday July 17, highlighted by the $50,000 (Group 1) Seelite Windows & Doors Redwood Classic for 2-Y-0 Trotters over 2190 metres and the $75,000 (Group 1) Seelite Windows & Doors Victoria Trotters Derby over 2690 metres.

Western Australia harness racing owner/breeder Robert Watson may have been disappointed when his homebred Soho Daytona finished second to Clifford in the $20,000 Western Crown Classic at Gloucester Park last Friday night (March 28). However, his disappointment last less than 24 hours as his champion 3yo filly Aussie Made Lombo took out the $40,000 Group Three Bathurst Gold Bracelet at Bathurst on Saturday night.

Congratulations all round must go to the Bathurst Harness Racing Club for yet another wonderful Bathurst Gold Crown series. Last Saturday night's (March 26) meeting was as spectacular on the track as it was off.

In the wonderful world of harness racing parlance it could easily be said that the only feature separating a star and an icon is a nickname. Any mention of the 'Bathurst Bulldog' or the 'Temora Tornado' immediately revives memories of harness racing heroes Hondo Grattan and Paleface Adios in the same way stories of the 'Goondiwindi Grey' became inextricably tied to their galloping cousin Gunsynd.

Noel Alexander reclaimed the microphone at the conclusion to Tuesday's Mayoral Dinner honouring harness racing trainer Jayne Davies and himself as Gold Crown Honourees, for an emotional post-script . His words touched the large gathering, but were music to the ears of the Bathurst H.R.C. officials.

After contrasting fortunes at the barrier draw for Saturday night's (March 5) New South Wales Oaks, gifted Clyde harness racing conditionerr Jayne Davies is looking to the past for confidence with her two top contenders, Aussie Made Lombo (5) and Passions Promise (11).

Illness denied Aussie Made Lombo the chance to log the first Group 1 harness racing title of her three-year-old career in last month's Australian Pacing Gold final, but tomorrow night (Friday February 25) at Menangle she gets the chance to qualify for a shot at another.

Sunday's Warragul harness racing meeting continued on despite the high temperatures, and a good crowd still made its way to the course, though numbers were down on expectations due to the heat.

Friday night's Harness Breeders Vic Gold Chalice carries feature status, but harness racing trainer Jayne Davies is treating the $25,000 event for three-year-old fillies as a lead-up event for Aussie Made Lombo.

The Bathurst Harness Racing Club has announced that the Victorian training team of Noel Alexander and Jayne Davies will be the 2011 Gold Crown Honourees. The President of the Bathurst Club, Mr Mark Collins made this announcement today following a recent meeting of his Board of Directors.

Chances are, few North American eyes were cast towards Tabcorp Park in Melton, Victoria, Australia this past Sunday, August 22. But certainly Gordon Banks and Marc Hanover -- two Americans who race in partnership as Enviro Stables -- had given the harness races at Tabcorp their full attention.

Clyde harness racing trainer Jayne Davies dominated last Monday's Warragul harness racing meeting with four of the eight winners. Cam Rouge, El Jay Lombo, Kurt Angle and Crusaders Castle all won, while Good Living finished second as a short-priced favourite, robbing the stable of a quintet of winners.

Rival trainers and drivers at the Warragul harness racing fixture held on Monday August 23 could be excused for seeing green all through the day, as Clyde trainer Jayne Davies finished the afternoon with a quartet of winners, three carrying the famous all green set of colours.

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