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Smart three year old pacer How Do Mate delivered harness racing punters redemption at today's (Sunday) Methven Trotting Club meeting.

The second day (Tuesday) of the Westport Trotting Club's meeting was dominated by Woodend harness racing trainers Greg and Nina Hope. Long-time supporters of the Christmas Coast circuit the Hopes bagged themselves a hat-trick of wins on day two including a double by super-sire Mach Three.

Husband and wife harness racing trainers Greg and Nina Hope achieved a notable milestone at today's Geraldine Trotting Club meeting when registering 100 training wins as a partnership.

He was attacked for the lead twice, handed up twice and then the third time he went around to the lead he never got passed. The horse in question was the soon-to-be-exported God Send who won tonight's $15,000 1-2 win Pace at northern harness racing headquarters - Alexandra Park tonight (Friday September 3).

Triple driving success for Canterbury horseman Stephen McNally was the highlight of an otherwise placid day's harness racing at the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club's meeting held at Addington Raceway today (Tuesday). Included in the package was a win in the last race behind Jayz Machine, a horse McNally also trains.

Even Steve Hunt is the first to admit Rocket King was and still is greener than an Irish rugby jersey, but tonight (Thursday August 19) at the Cambridge-Te Awamutu Harness Racing Club's meeting at Cambridge Raceway, the 4-year-old pacer proved he's got what it takes to win several races.

It was an impeccable display of reinsmanship that saw young harness racing driver Simon Lawson crowned this year's New Zealand Junior Drivers Champion after outscoring the opposition in the two race series held at Addington Raceway last night (Thursday).

An expectation by trainer John Dickie that perhaps unbeaten two year old trotter Paramount Gee Gee should have won by more, wasn't enough to curb the Cambridge horseman's enthusiasm for his Group Three victory in the New Zealand Trotting Stakes held at Addington Raceway tonight (Friday).

The South Island's leading harness racing partnership of Mark Purdon and Grant Payne, produced Christian Banner to win the Two Year Old race at Addington Raceway today (Tuesday). The son of Christian Cullen is a full brother to former NZ Cup winner Mainland Banner ( 17 wins, $684,000), and today looked every bit to have inherited at least some of of his superstar sister's ability.

There was a fresh new voice added to today's (Tuesday) Rangiora Harness Racing Club's meeting at Addington Raceway, when 19 year old Commentator, Thomas Wood made his raceday debut behind the microphone.

When it comes to putting food on the table for his family, Terry Chimiel will always have Forbury Park on the menu. The seven hour round trip to Dunedin and back from his Leeston home, can at times be a drag due to unrewarding results on track. But the harness racing driver with over 400 wins to his credit isn't about to give up long road trips, undesirable driving conditions or the ocassional average night result wise in order to make his life easier.

Grass track harness racing went back to back this weekend in the Canterbury region, with the Banks Penninsula Trotting Club following today (Sunday) hard on the heels of Geraldine meeting yesterday.

Grass track harness racing went back to back this weekend in the Canterbury region, with the Banks Penninsula Trotting Club following today (Sunday) hard on the heels of Geraldine meeting yesterday.

Is Simon Lawson on fire or what! The Waikato teenager oozed confidence when steering Strike Up The Band to his 11th career win in one of the feature pacing events - the $8000 Turbos-Home Grown Mobile for 3-6-win pacers at the Manawatu Harness Racing Club's meeting at Palmerston North this afternoon (Sunday).

Steven Reid has never been one to put himself before the success of his training partnership with Graeme Rogerson but he can be a bit harsh on himself at times when it comes to his driving. Reid employed three new drivers to steer Caroline's Cullen and Flojo Two at Cambridge Raceway last night and Baileys Spirit at Alexandra Park tonight (Friday). All three won.

Renowned Auckland businessman Tim Vince is usually a regular at Addington's Cup Week but this time around he'll be in Christchurch not primarily as a prominent owner but a driver.

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