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Harness racing returns to Warragul this Monday afternoon, August 22 for a strong program. The meeting coincides with the opening day of the 2011 Variety Club's annual Variety Bash, which hits Warragul for an overnight stay on Monday night.

Trafalgar trotter I See Icy Earl is a strong winning chance in the $25,000 Holmfield for three-year-old trotters at Melton this Friday night (June 3). The Glenn Hunter trained and driven squaregaiter finished an unlucky second in last weekend's New South Wales Trotters Derby after galloping early and losing ground.

Local harness racing trainer/driver Jenni Lewis was back in the winners list on her home track at Warragul last Friday afternoon. She scored with Arcupandgo in the Gippsland Septic Tanks Trotters Handicap.

After seven months, 25 thrilling harness racing meetings and over $2 million in stakemoney, the 2010/11 Choice Hotels Country Cups concluded on Easter Sunday (April 24) when Greg Sugars and Johnorama charged triumphantly across the line at Warragul.

A large crowd saw talented young horseman Greg Sugars win the $25,000 Rapidvite Warragul Pacing Cup on Easter Sunday with Johnorama. Owned by Jack and Nola Munnerley, both long time supporters of the Warragul harness racing club, Johnorama sprinted to the lead in the closing stages and race favourite Tear It All Away, with Veranjee finishing third.

One of the strongest harness racing fields in recent memory will contest the $25,000 Rapidvite Warragul Pacing Cup on Easter Sunday afternoon (April 24). Local pacing mare Jazzam is attempting to create history by becoming the first horse to win the race twice. But she will face a 20-metre handicap in the standing start race, and a field that includes worthy competitors from across the state.

One of the strongest harness racing fields in recent memory will contest the $25,000 Rapidvite Warragul Pacing Cup on Easter Sunday afternoon (April 24). Local pacing mare Jazzam is attempting to create history by becoming the first horse to win the race twice. But she will face a 20-metre handicap in the standing start race, and a field that includes competitors from across Victoria.

The return of Fashions on the Field will be one of the highlights of Easter Sunday's traditional Rapidvite Warragul Harness Racing Pacing Cup meeting. After a two-year break, Fashions on the Field makes a welcome return to the day. Students from GippsTAFE have taken on the organisation of this years contest, as part of their practical studies.

Talented horsewoman Lisa Miles collected her second Traralgon Pacing Cup at last Friday's Warragul harness race meeting. Lisa trained and drove Staghorn Flat to win the $6000 race. The victory came after she trained Whitten to win the event when it was reintroduced at Warragul in 2006.

Still on cloud nine following Courageous Annie's breathtaking New South Wales Oaks victory and buoyed by the unbeaten new season run of flying four-year-old and stable star Lanercost, gifted Queensland harness racing conditioner Darrel Graham must truly be feeling he has the Midas touch.

Two feature races highlight an eight event harness racing program at Warragul this Friday. The $6000 Traralgon Pacing Cup has attracted a good quality field. Ace driver Chris Alford is chasing his fifth victory in the race when he drives Golden Grinder. Golden Grinder is part-owned by Warragul Harness Racing Club committeeman Don Collins.

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.

Seven harness races at Warragul's Family Day program this Sunday (January 30) will kick off from 4:40pm. Although fields are not large in most races, competition will still be keen, and there are some good chances racing.

Warragul Harness Racing Club is looking forward to an exciting evening of racing and entertainment at its upcoming Family Day program on Sunday, January 30. As well as the action on track, there will be plenty to keep patrons entertained. The club is looking after the children with an appearance by Koko the Clown, along with a jumping castle, mini golf and playground.

Popular Warragul harness racing administrator Ken Miller lost a battle with cancer last Wednesday aged 71. Ken served the Warragul and District Light Harness Club for over a decade as President, before stepping back to a vice-president role at the club's recent AGM owing to ill health.

Harnss racing driver Dwaine Rumble was taken to West Gippsland Hospital after a nasty three-horse race smash at Warragul last Friday. Runners had just been dispatched from behind the mobile barrier in the Print Solutions At Work Pace when Count Of Rowan dipped and crashed to the track, dislodging driver Allan McDonough from the sulky.

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