Australasia’s best pacer, Im Themightyquinn will make a return to racing this Friday night in the Brear & Doonan Members Sprint at Gloucester Park and has drawn barrier one. The speedy Sneakyn Down Under has drawn barrier two, while the rising star of WA harness racing, Im Victorious will be the only horse on the back line. Although possessing blistering gate speed, Im Themightyquinn was crossed by Sneakyn Down under last time he drew the pole, with his driver Gary Hall Jr. opting to take cover, although that was over the 2130 metre trip of the Winter Cup, rather than the short course of 1730 metres of Friday night’s event. Justin Prentice, the driver of Im Victorious, will get to weigh up his options early and follow through whoever looks like taking the front from his second line draw. The main aim of Im Themightyquinn, the three-time Inter Dominion Champion, will be the New Zealand Cup on 8 November at Addington Raceway in Christchurch and will kick off his campaign at Gloucester Park on Friday night. The $4.3 Million earner has had to overcome a setback when he was bitten by what was thought to be a spider and it looked like his immediate racing career was put on hold, however he has made quick recovery to be in line for a start on Friday night. “I wanted to give him a couple of starts before heading to New Zealand” said his trainer Gary Hall Sr. “He has been working sensationally and I have decided to start him a week earlier than first planned and he will back up the following week before heading to New Zealand. “He will start in the Kaikoura Cup and should be peaking for the New Zealand Cup” added the champion mentor. The Sky Racing WA Derby and Lancaster Park Golden Nugget winner, Im Victorious has returned to racing in brilliant fashion and his trainer Michael Brennan is also planning a Group One mission East with a campaign in Victoria, culminating in the Victoria Cup. “He’s in that grade now where we have to take on the best and ‘Quinny’ is the best” said Brennan. “Their clash is great for racing and I’m really looking forward to it” he added. Brennan knows better than most what a champion horse Im Themightyquinn is, working as Hall’s foreman prior to opening his own training complex in 2012. The barrier draw for the Brear & Doonan Members Sprint - 1. Im Themightyquinn 2. Sneakyn Down Under 3. Empire Flame 4. Please Release Me 5. Franco Renegade 6. Adda Paternal Suit 7. Passion Stride 8. Im Victorious The Brear & Doonan Members Sprint is race seven (7) on a ten race card, scheduled to start at 8.15pm (WST), with the first race set to kick off at 5.20pm (WST). There will be plenty of on-course activities, including live music, trackside interviews and an on-course punters club. For more details visit www.gloucesterpark.com.au By Michael Radley
Be at Gloucester Park this Friday for your opportunity to win a chance of a lifetime and own a share in Im Themightyquinn for the night.
Champion Pacer Im Themightyquinn will return to harness racing in Friday night's Channel 9 Winter Cup at Gloucester Park. Also four Group One Sires Stakes Finals worth $100,000 each will on the card.
Shannon Suvaljuko will drive Bunbury-trained Macon Georgia in Friday night's Group 1 $100,000 International Animal Health Pearl Classic Final (2130m) at Gloucester Park after Chris Lewis, who drove the speedy colt in a qualifying heat, reiis booked for favourite Mister Jadore.
Harness racing trainer Gary Hall Snr had a horrific week with his star three-year-old Alta Christiano sustaining a tendon injury, which will see the WA Derby winner out of the rich summer carnival races, such as the Lancaster Park Golden Nugget.
Top line pacer David Hercules broke another record at Gloucester Park last Friday, illustrating the career best form that the David Thompson Trained Pacer is in.
Harness racing trainer Tony Svilicich will have seven of the ten runners in Friday night's feature event, the $21,000 Lancaster Park Stakes at Gloucester Park over 1730 metres.
Star NSW filly Frith produced a brilliant all the way performance to take out an action-packed $150,000 G1 Gannons WA Oaks on Friday night at Gloucester Park.
An epic battle looms this Friday night with the two 'big guns' set to lock horns early after they both drew the frontline in Friday night's $150,000 Gannons WA Oaks at Gloucester Park.
The barrier draw for Friday night's Group One $200,000 Sky Racing WA Derby has added more intrigue to Western Australia's premier harness racing three-year-old event at Gloucester Park.
One of the best crop of harness racing three-year-olds in recent years will line up in Friday night's $50,000 Community Newspaper Group 3YO Western Gateway at Gloucester Park.
Champion harness racing pacer, Im Themightyquinn, will commence upon the 'Road to Sydney' and his third successive Inter Dominion crown when he lines up in the Glenferrie Farm Inter Dominion Heat 5 at Gloucester Park on Saturday night.
Champion harness racing pacer, Im Themightyquinn not surprisingly heads the Player fixed Odds market for Friday night's Group One $250,000 Yes Loans Fremantle Cup at Gloucester Park.
Im Themightyquinn has drawn awkwardly on the inside of the back line in his attempt for a record fourth Group One $250,000 Yes Loans Fremantle Cup. The Champion pacer won his third successive SEW-Eurodrive WA Pacing Cup last Friday night and will be an odds on favourite to create harness racing history this week at Gloucester Park despite the challenging draw.
The twelve horses that will compete in this year's $250,000 Yes Loans Fremantle Cup at Gloucester Park have been announced by the Harness Racing Office of Racing and Wagering WA.
This Friday marks the 100th anniversary of the prestigious $400,000 SEW-Eurodrive WA Pacing Cup and in celebration of the milestone Gloucester Park will have the best racing, fashion and music in the State on show.