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Once again, junior driver Dexter Dunn finished the week with the most winning drives in NZ. After five wins between Forbury Park and Nelson, Dexter is closing in on 200 wins for the season. Kicking off on Thursday night, Dexter won with Left In The Dark in Dunedin followed by doubles on both days in Nelson.

You would probably have to wait a long time and have to travel a fair way to see two closer and more exciting finishes than those in the Star and Garter Cup and the Nelson Mail Pace on the second day of the Nelson fixture at Richmond today Sunday 7 June.

Buster Keaton, who had away from the winner's circle for 15 months, rocked punters back on their heels when he posted his seventh career success from 52 starts against the trotters on the second day of the Nelson Winter fixture today Sunday 7 June.

It was no surprise to see champion junior driver Dexter Dunn driving a brace of winners in Pacific Fleet and Mossdale Claire at Richmond today but it was satisfying to see a couple of lesser knowns Chris Butt and Kyle Cameron in the same ranks backing him up for the young brigade.

Telemecanique, who spectacularly extended her winning sequence to four, would have been hard to beat for Horse of the Day honours at Richmond today when the Nelson Harness Racing Club opened its two day winter carnival.

Kaye At Quinns, a direct maternal line descendant of Mother in A Million Colwyn Bay (Cardigan Bay's dam), posted her sixth success from 33 starts with her triumph in the Star and Garter Tavern Cup Prelude (2400 metres) at Richmond Park today.

Punters are advised to forget that Indy Village lined up at his last start when they are assessing his prospects for the $12,000 Star and Garter Tavern Cup Prelude Pace (2400 metres) at the Nelson meeting tomorrow Friday 9th January.

Fifteen race course projects have been given a total of $425,000 in the latest round of safety grants, Racing Minister Winston Peters announced on Tuesday (July 8).

Rakaia horseman Leo O’Reilly is the latest driver to hit a milestone, bringing up his 300th win at Richmond on Friday (January 11) behind Live A Dream.

There is no escaping the fact that Live or Die is a prolific sire of the highest order and it is a safe bet to claim his stock has more depth to them and capacity to keep improving than any other sire in the country.

Impressive first day runner up Monaro Miss gained a thoroughly deserved success when she mastered the Motukarara stable mates Ronnie Coute and Boomdiddiboom in the Panel and Paint Trot (3000 metres) at Nelson today (January 13).

I first discovered harness racing at the age of 11. My father had been appointed as the inaugural principal of brand new Waimea College, Richmond, Nelson, and in January 1957 the family removed from Wellington to Richmond.

Horses that have sufficient gate speed to capitalise on their good barrier draws are often hard to beat and give their drivers options according to varying circumstances.

The ease with which Mr Molly completed a hat trick of wins in the $12,000 Cup Prelude (2400m) at Nelson today (January 11) confirmed he would be a leading aspirant for major honours in the $50,000 Pelorus Classic for 4-Year-Olds at Blenheim next weekend.

Redwood trainer Wayne Higgs has often found the top end of the Mainland a happy hunting ground and struck there again at the Nelson fixture today with his very promising 4 Year Old trotting mare Jani Franco in the Discretionary Trot (2400 metres).

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