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Do you want to send your mare to Pepper Tree Farm’s Roll With Joe this season? Are you looking for a way to jump the queue with a number of broodmare owners already waiting and hoping to get into him? Well here’s your chance, the Eugowra Harness Racing Club has secured a service to Roll With Joe for this breeding season. President Lex Crosby has announced the service will go to tender with all of the money going back to the Club. “Thanks to Pepper Tree Farm through the sponsorship of the Canola Cup meeting, the Club has a Roll With Joe service to put up for tender,” Crosby said. “The starting price is $4,500 and tenders can be sent via email to me at .” Crosby confirmed the tender would finish at 5pm on Monday November 30. “We have had some interest already and I would expect the tenders to come through very quickly." “People should remember he is booked out this season and I’m told 100 mares are already booked in for next year so this is a great way to send your mare to Roll With Joe right now.” Greg Hayes

Amanda Turnbull completed a weekend she will long remember when scoring a treble - her third in three days - at Blayney's Carnival of Cups meeting on Sunday. Those earlier wins had come at the Tabcorp Park Menangle meetings on Friday and Saturday and despite the prospect of a "three-peat" seeming improbable, even for a talent such as Turnbull, the result was never in doubt, with her winners - all from her father's stable -  turning in dominant displays. Happy To Go NZ ($1.20 favourite) took out the C0 Menangle Country Series heat by a big margin,  rolling to the lead mid-way through the first lap and maintaining the blistering tempo set by early leader Stacy Anne Maree, creating a track record mile rate of 1:57.1 for the 1640 metres trip. The Bettors Delight mare - whose dam is appropriately named Time To Fly - was a recent runner-up at Menangle, and she'll be a definite prospect for the $25,000 final this Saturday night. Oh I Am The One NZ ($1.20 favourite) scored a game win in the feature $12,240 Billy Soo Memorial Blayney Cup, sitting outside a free-running Kapow Shannon throughout, forging to the lead down the back straight the final time and kicking away around the turn for an easy win over the chasing pack, with stablemate Midnight Prowler NZ and Spanish Lustre NZ providing a Kiwi trifecta. The winner's mile rate of 2:00.8 for the 2400 metres smashed the previous record by more than two seconds, reinforcing Amanda's view of him as "such a tough horse, he just keeps on finding in his races, and I'm prepared to drive him tough if I have to - he's my kind of horse!" The race commemorates a wonderful local identity whose Hang Sing Restaurant became a landmark for travellers from all around the country and at the race presentation a number of stories were fondly related. Club president Max Kingham recalled that years ago, the Blayney cuisine - very much like the rest of Australia - "was steak, or flounder, and Billy  told us we needed to give Chinese food a try, because we'd love it . He was right too and we didn't need much persuasion after that." To fully appreciate the story, you need to understand that Max Kingham is known to everyone as "Butch" - because of his occupation! Lap Dancer ($1.40 favourite) completed Amanda's perfect weekend when he led for most of the trip in the C1 /C2 Menangle Country Series heat which closed out the very successful meeting. The Sportswriter four-year-old brushed home in 58.8 for a mile rate of 1:59.0, but could have gone much quicker, and he too will be well fancied in Saturday's final. At the meeting, Michael Brown, who sponsors the annual Indigenous Drivers Race - a series this year, with qualifying races at Dubbo and Wagga - made a presentation to Jessica Prior, winner of this year's final at Menangle.   A large number of her family made the trip to Blayney to join in the occasion, and Jess spoke engagingly about her win in the race, and her hopes for the future. Other winners at the meeting were: Shazam Shannon ($5.40, Peter Bullock/ John Vautin ) in a 3C0/3C1 sprint, to remain unbeaten this time in, and leading in a Rayngold trifecta. Go Lassie Go ($6.00, Jason Gaffney/ Murray Sullivan) in C0 grade, in the day's most exciting finish, with the judge taking quite a while to find a margin back to runner-up The Revenue Raiser. Kyalla Dave ( $4.90, Nathan Hurst ) in C1 class, a typically aggressive drive from Hurst to find the lead off his second-row draw, to lead in a family quinella from younger brother Blair, with Tulhurst Paddy. Uncle John ($2.70, Chris/ Anthony Frisby) in a C0/C1 final, courtesy of a gem of a drive from "Ants", off the fence into the running line, then to the death, before clearing away on the final turn. Likeallofus ($7.50, Wendy/ Emma Turnbull) in C2/C5 company, well-positioned in the one-one by Emma, and remaining unbeaten so far this season. Greg Hayes

When Jess Prior won the J.C Caffyn Plate driving the Blake Fitzpatrick-trained Cilantro at Tabcorp Park Menangle earlier this month, the 25-year-old reinswoman enjoyed the biggest win of her career. Not only was the victory her first drive on the 1400 metre track but in winning the feature Prior became the first female driver to win the J.C Caffyn Plate (formerly known as the Michael Brown Planning Strategies Indigenous Drivers Invitational.) Race sponsor Michael Brown took the opportunity to visit the Blayney Carnival Of Cups meeting on Sunday to make a special presentation to Prior. "I think Jess was a little bit surprised with the special presentation at Blayney but she deserved it and what made it even more special was that there were some family members in attendance too," Brown said. "I got the opportunity to present the previous winners of the Indigenous Drivers Invitational with their respective J.C Caffyn Plates the day Jess won it but obviously it was going to take some time to get the plate for Jess engraved with her name." Brown is keen to see the J.C Caffyn Plate grow annually and will continue to support the race into the future. "Going back a few years I remember talking with John Dumesny who was the boss of Menangle at the time and we discussed the idea of creating a race that could get bigger and bigger. "A race like the Miracle Mile was born and grew from an idea and while the J.C Caffyn Plate is never going to rival the Miracle Mile I would like to see this race become an event that Indigenous Drivers can set their sights and aim at." Prior is keen to defend her title next year and is looking forward to the opportunity. "I told Michael I want to be part of it again next year, it was a big thrill to win it this year and it is something that I will never forget," Prior said. "It was great to be involved in the race and to receive a framed J.C Caffyn Plate is something that I will treasure forever." Greg Hayes

Eugowra Harness Racing Club extends its condolences to the family of Colin ‘Pike’ Greenhalgh after he passed away on Monday morning. Mr Greenhalgh, best known in the harness racing industry for his contribution to the Eugowra Club died at the age of 90. As a former President of the Eugowra Harness Racing Club, Mr Greenhalgh was granted life membership for his tireless work in the industry on 28th August 1994. He was the serving President of the Eugowra Club in the 1980’s when the Club facilities underwent a complete transformation under the guidance of Mr. Bede Ireland who was responsible for the architectural design and modifications to such reputable tracks as Harold Park and Albion Park. Along with a new half mile paceway a new judge’s box was built and equipped with a photo finish camera.  Prior to 1982 races were run on a right-handed circuit, but this was altered to left-handed to comply with the modern day rules. In the same year Eugowra was the first country town in NSW licenced to operate a T.A.B. While President, Mr Greenhalgh oversaw a number of feature meetings including in 1988 a Cancer Appeal Meeting was held and raised a mighty $9257.81 to go towards Cancer research. On this day Pike organised three harness racing greats to have on show, Paleface Adios, Rowleyalla and Hondo Grattan. In 2014 the Eugowra Club celebrated there 60 year anniversary of racing and had the honour of having Pike there to cut the cake. Pike had a handful of horses in his time such as Blurred Vision and Donaghey Park with trainers Maurie Cummings, Steve Turnbull, Tony Turnbull, Ian Quirk, Ken Sharp and Greg Sarina. Pike is survived by his wife Zel, father of Sharon, Doug and Jane. Pike's funeral service will be held at the Anglican Church Eugowra on Tuesday 24th November 2015 at 11.00 am. Greg Hayes

It was "share the spoils" night at Bathurst last Wednesday, with seven individual trainers and six drivers enjoying success on the seven-race card.  Todd McCarthy, a regular visitor in recent weeks as he chases the NSW Drivers premiership, scored the sole double, in the opening event and race four. Buzzy Bowen ($1.90 favourite, for Eglinton trainer John McGuire) worked to the lead in the first lap of the 2260 metres C1-C3 opener, and the Flightpath gelding ran out an easy winner, to repeat his all-the-way effort of the previous week. Black Poles finished well for second, and Smokin Bopper held on well after a wide last lap. Lorne Beach ($6.00, for Ashlee Siejka) also led throughout, in a 2260 metres C0 class, getting away with a comfortable first half before upping the ante with a 27.7 third quarter and then hanging on grimly by a head in a 29.0 final section as Sonny Studleigh charged along the sprint lane. The win might have maintained a reprieve for the richly-bred Somebeachsomewhere gelding, with his Oberon owner John Brien admitting that it was only his wife Denise's intervention that had stalled his plan to sack the horse. John will no doubt be spotted having a quiet word or two to Lorne Beach, repeating that same intention, in the parade ring before the horse's next start! Satellite Ace ($6.70, David Reynolds/ Rob Nugent) was another Oberon pacer to bounce back from a lengthy losing run, when he scored a good win in race three, the 2260 metres fast class. It was the first win in 18 months for the eight-year-old, but he'd been racing without luck in recent weeks and the win came as no surprise. When leader and favourite So Kool Harry galloped mid-race, the field was badly disrupted, but it worked in favour of the eventual winner, which then settled much closer to the lead. Nugent made a lightning move to take the lead about 800 metres from home, and after looking as though he'd lost concentration in the straight, his horse held on from a fast-finishing Bundaburra and trailer Padabing Stride. Nugent's initiative earned him the drive-of-the-night award from race caller Mitch Manners. Other winners at the meeting were: * Go Scotty ( $8.20, Terry Powter/Jack Trainor, in a 2260 metres C1-C3 ), reeling off a sharp 56.1 last half to get up right on the line, for his third win in five runs this term. * Lawson's Way ($89.00, Trent Rue, in a 2260 metres C1 conditioned class), whose previous win, back in May, was at $149.70 - surely punters won't let this pair start at anything like those odds in future. * Stellagrey ($4.10, Steve Turnbull/ Nathan Hurst, in the only sprint race of the meeting, for C0-C1 class,  a very impressive effort after sitting in the death from her wide draw and seeing off her rivals with a 57.7 closing half. * Skirmish ($1.20 favourite, Peter Bullock/ Emma Turnbull, in 3C0-3C1 grade ), forced to work hard for the lead and looking a touch vulnerable turning in before displaying his customary stamina to draw away, and again impress his driver. No racing at Bathurst this week, with all the focus on Blayney's Carnival of Cups meeting this coming Sunday - the best traditions of country racing, at what is undoubtedly the prettiest racetrack you're ever going to attend! Terry Neil

The head of Harness Racing New South Wales said progress is being made on building a new track for Tamworth, in northern New South Wales, despite claims to the contrary from a local MP. Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson last week criticised the organisation for what he described as a decade of delays in getting a new facility up and running. John Dumesny has labelled calls to urgently start the development of a new track in Tamworth as unnecessary, as progress is being made. Mr Dumesny said money for new facilities across the state only came through in last five years. "I'm unaware of a ten year delay, I don't know where [Mr Anderson] gets that date from," he said. "There was no money, absolutely zero money, for any developments of any country track to such magnitude til 2010. "In 2010 was the only time that any real money came and that was through the sale of Harold Park." He said two other projects were in line before Tamworth. "Bathurst has been completed, the second one was Wagga, which gained DA approval last week," Mr Dumesny said. "Now we'll move on to Tamworth, we actually have a meeting with the Tamworth club next Monday and at that time we'll be discussing the way forward with the club as to what we're doing." Harness Racing purchased a parcel of land on Burgmann's Lane in Tamworth in 2013, to enable the construction of a new facility. That land has since been rezoned to allow a development application to be submitted. Mr Dumesny couldn't indicate when that would happen. He said he'd welcome any discussion with Mr Anderson but he would've appreciated a private approach from the MP. "We've had no contact from Mr Anderson and we're always open to having contact," he said. "I see he's going to go directly to the Deputy Premier and Racing Minister Troy Grant but I would have thought he would have come to us to ask any sort of questions first. "It's just confusing to us, that's all." ABC News  -  Check site here

Interstate trips for Caesars Folly have been few and far between. In fact, the talented Queensland harness racing pacer has only chased rich purses south of the border on two previous occasions, both trips made to Melbourne chasing the Australasian Breeders Crown. While he performed well on each trip, he didn’t win the major prize. But the husband and wife combination of Scott Miller and Shannon Price are looking to right that wrong this weekend. Caesars Folly makes his Sydney debut on Saturday night in the Gr.3 $31,800 SEW Eurodrive Open Class at Tabcorp Park Menangle. “He’s battled some injuries and setbacks since his last interstate trip but he deserving of this trip because his current form is first class and this race fits his schedule perfectly. We’re hoping to win this race and then return home to tackle both the Lord Mayors and Christmas Cups at Albion Park next month.” Co-trainer Miller said. The Christian Cullen – Lillian gelding has returned in excellent form this campaign including a narrow defeat in the Grand Circuit opener at Albion Park last month when runner-up to Our Hi Jinx in the Queensland Pacing Championship. Last week, he flashed late when second behind Mach Alert in a time of 1:52.9 while the final 800m was covered in 54.8 seconds. “We’re thrilled with the way he’s returned this campaign; he badly needed the run first-up in the Gold Coast Cup behind Bling It On in track record time while he past two efforts have been really encouraging. We think he’s back to his very best form, he’s a very talented horse and he’s capable of racing against the best opposition. “We think the style of racing at Menangle will suit his racing pattern and you would expect a bit of pressure early in this race looking at the field. The draw looks fair on paper but hopefully we can land a good spot and be close to the action before unleashing his sprint at the finish, he’s handled the road trip really well and settled in nicely at Blake’s (Fitzpatrick) property. “The open class features back home next month will be his next assignment, the Lord Mayors and Christmas Cups but this race came up at the right time so we’re giving it a shot. Having a driver like James Rattray engaged is good because he knows the local form as well as anybody and we think his style will suit Tiny (Caesars Folly).” The $25,000 Lord Mayors Cup is scheduled for December 12 while the $25,000 Christmas is the following week, both are Listed features. The hit/run missions to Sydney have proven fruitful for the Logan Reserve couple in recent times including victories with the likes of American Legend and Chevals Clivesdale quickly coming to mind. by Chris Barsby

IN pursuit of ticking another track off his 'bucket list' the race is on for Bendemeer harness racing horseman Len Clement as he swings by Junee this weekend. Engaged in the opening race on Saturday with his mare Lifeslittlesecret, Clement is looking forward to his first official drive on the Riverina circuit. And following this, Clement only has 17 tracks to visit before he can claim that he has driven on every track in New South Wales. "I worked out that prior to starting this trip I had driven on 11 tracks across the state . . . I have a few to go!" Clement said. For those that don't know the background to this story, Clement had a dream of driving on every track in NSW. And, after a handful of years, decided to turn this dream into reality. But he is not doing this alone - his wife Christine, their pacer Lifeslittlesecret, the cat and dog and yes, even the kitchen sink are all part of this journey too. They all embarked on this voyage two months ago and have already developed a following. With a race named in their honour at Junee on Saturday, the Clement entourage have received a warm welcome from the Junee harness racing community. Popular trainer-driver Bruce Harpley, has opened his stable to provide somewhere for Clement to keep his mare, Lifeslittlesecret, while the Junee Club have allowed Clement and crew to stay on track grounds this week. "I knew of Bruce Harpley and had driven against him a long time ago at Narrabri in a Sires' Stakes race but for him to give us somewhere to house our mare and not really know us goes to show what nice people there are in this sport," Clement said. "And it is getting to know people like this that are making this such a memorable trip for us." Following Junee, Clement intends to head to Blayney for the Carnival of Cups meeting on November 22. "We have had to shuffle our trip around after our mare qualified for a final at Griffith's Carnival of Cups meetings and we stayed in Griffith for a bit longer than intended," Clement said. "Blayney is the next track on our list and then hopefully we can try get to Albury and Wagga after that." Stay tuned for more on Clement's journey. And for more background on this story refer to this month's e-gazette at Greg Hayes

A new harness racing track on the floodplain at North Wagga Wagga could be up and running in just over a year. The CEO of Harness Racing NSW, John Dumesny, said he is relieved the revised application was approved on the casting vote of the Chairman of the Southern Joint Regional Planning Panel. North Wagga residents raised concerns about flooding, noise and light impacts from the $6.5m development. Once the complex is up, operational, I think there could be some hysteria as to what the effect is, it won't actually eventuate. Mr Dumesny says they will be addressed in revised consent conditions, yet to be released, and the industry will continue liaising with affected residents. "I would suggest we'll go out to tender early in the new year and commence the construction shortly after that," he said. "Hopefully we'll have a new facility up and running by the end of 2016." Mr Dumesny believes North Wagga residents concerns about a new track on Cooramin Street will never become a reality. He said there has been benefit in the delay to approving the track, because extra studies have been done. Mr Dumesny said the industry body looks forward to consulting further with residents who have ongoing concerns. "They correctly put it, that if you haven't lived through a flood you haven't seen the devastation," he said. "I'm relying on our consultants to say that the effects won't be any worse than any flood that's occurred in the past, so we'll have to wait and see. "There are other concerns with noise, traffic, what have you. "Once the complex is up, operational, I think there could be some hysteria as to what the effect is, it won't actually eventuate." Reproduced with the permission of ABC News

Reinsman Luke McCarthy brought up a career milestone on Saturday evening at Tabcorp Park Menangle when he drove his 2000th Australian winner. McCarthy arrived at the track needing two winners to reach the target and after driving a double in the first two races joined a small and select group of Australian drivers to achieve the feat. McCarthy drove his first winner on March 5th 1999 at Redcliffe when Castle Belles scrambled in by a nose and has gone onto drive in 9729 races. "To drive 2000 winners is something you don't think about, you keep working and hope the wins keep coming but I've been lucky enough to have been a part of some very good stables," McCarthy said. "It was great to bring up my 2000th winner in Australia at Menangle, it is the best track in Australasia hands down, the racing is so competitive, it is a good place to race." After driving a treble at Menangle on Saturday night, McCarthy finished the night sitting on 2001 Australian winners with a further 2518 placings. he horses he has driven during his career have won more than $20 million and at the age of 33, McCarthy is set to be involved for decades to come. It took McCarthy 6092 days to record 2000 wins, so at that rate he will record his 4000th winner in July 2032 which will see McCarthy aged 49. "My most memorable win in Australia would be the Victoria Cup with For A Reason, we'd had him since he was a yearling, he was a top three year old that won four derbies but then he broke down and went off to stud for two years. "To get him back after that long to come out and win a race like the Victoria Cup was the biggest thrill for me." McCarthy's association with For A Reason is not over despite the stallion heading to the stables of Greg and Skye Bond for the upcoming Inter Dominion in Western Australia. McCarthy is set to reunite with the stallion as his driver. "Yes I'm going over to drive For A Reason and Our Hi Jinx in the heats of the Inter Dominion, hopefully they can make the final, it will be nice to be part of the final." Greg Hayes

Once again it is that time of the year when the Penrith Harness Racing Club conducts the PJ Hall Memorial and for the fifth year in succession the prestigious event will be sponsored by Lexus of Parramatta who will be the very proud Sponsors of this prestigious event. The name PJ Hall is enshrined into harness racing and the Lexus of Parramatta dealer principle Rod Smith was an ardent follower of PJ's racing exploits. A strong program of racing is guaranteed at Penrith's feature night. Naturally the highlight will be the Lexus of Parramatta PJ Hall Memorial however the meeting will also be bolstered by the Presidents Cup, an event for fast class horses and a full program of supporting races. The field competing in the PJ Hall is comprised of placegetters from the heats run at Bathurst, Newcastle and Penrith ensuring a highly competitive and speedy event. The night also coincides with the long awaited opening of the brand new stabling complex that has been erected by the Penrith Harness Racing Club in conjunction with HRNSW. This project will satisfy the needs of all the participants in the future. It is roomy, well laid out and provides the trainers, drivers and owners with an improved stabling environment. Greg Hayes

Harness Racing New South Wales extends its deepest condolences to the family of Maureen Mordue after the much loved Maitland committeeperson passed away on Friday morning aged 71. Maureen is survived by husband Bill and will be missed by many people within the harness racing industry, especially those in the Hunter Valley region. While working tirelessly on the Maitland committee for 17 years, Maureen also spent countless hours helping with the mini trots and was a life member of Newcastle/Maitland Mini Trotting Club. Maitland Harness Racing Club President Peter Allen was shocked by Maureen's passing. "Maureen was a lovely lady who worked hard for the club and will be sorely missed, she had a number of friends within the industry and always did everything with a smile" Mr Allen said. "It will be a very sad occasion at Saturday's meeting and as a sign of respect for Maureen there will be a minute silence in her memory." Maureen's funeral will be held at Beresfield Crematorium on Wednesday November 11 at 10am. Afterwards family and friends are invited to the Beresfield Bowling Club to celebrate her special life. Greg Hayes                                

When former New Zealand trained mare Arms Of An Angel recorded a mile rate of 1:50.7 winning at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Sunday afternoon, harness racing trainer Shane Tritton contemplated taking the daughter of Elsu to Western Australia. Tritton will fly out to Perth with Inter Dominion entrants Mach Beauty and Easy On The Eye later this month and considered putting her on the plane also to compete in the feature mares races being run at Gloucester Park during the carnival. After discussing the decision with majority owner Zac Cornell, Arms Of An Angel will remain in New South Wales and will continue to race through her grades. "We had a good long think about taking her to Perth but I think it is in the best interests of the mare that she remains at home and continues to work her way through the grades," Tritton said. "She has obvious ability but she is a handful and still has a lot to learn so I'd like to see her race through to metropolitan company and if she warrants a crack at qualifying for the Ladyship Mile then that is what her target will be." Arms Of An Angel raced 23 times in New Zealand for two victories and Tritton admitted he was surprised at the improvement the mare has shown since arriving. "This is all on Zac, he is the best judge of a horse I know, he found her in New Zealand and flew himself over to drive her then made an offer to buy her. "He didn't pay a lot for her in relation to what some people pay for horses from New Zealand but he has a tremendous eye for a horse, he purchased Mach Beauty and Suave Stuey Lombo after watching them and they are probably the best two horses I've had in my stable." Tritton spent the early part of this week in Perth exploring different training facilities for the upcoming Inter Dominion. "The horses will be stabled at Gary Hall's property, the set-up is very similar to what the horses have at home right down to the track where they will work. "I'm really excited by the Inter Dominion, Mach Beauty was brave on Saturday night at Menangle and I think he has proved that he is getting back to somewhere near his best." Mach Beauty and Easy On The Eye are scheduled to start in Friday week's group two Smoken Up Sprint at Melton before flying to Western Australia two days later. "I'm looking forward to it, I'll spend most of my time in Perth during the Inter Dominion while Lauren (Panella driver) will fly back and forth so she is going to earn plenty of frequent flyers points that's for sure. Greg Hayes

Yesterday the New South Wales Racing Minister Troy Grant appointed Grant Mayer to the board of Harness Racing New South Wales but within a few hours Mr Grant Mayer withdrew after it became apparent that he was actually living in Alelaide and would have to commute and would have difficulty representing country areas on the board due to that. Chris Roots from the Sydney Morning Herald has done an excellent overview of what happened and you can read that here   Reproduced with the Permission of the Sydney Morning Herald  

Harness Racing New South Wales extends its condolences to the family of Cliff Gardiner after he passed away on Tuesday morning. Mr Gardiner, best known in the harness racing industry for his contribution to the Parkes Club, had suffered ill health for several months and died at the age of 78. As a former President of the Parkes Harness Racing Club, Mr Gardiner was granted life membership for his tireless work in the industry. He was the longest serving President of the Parkes Club, serving from 1999 until 2009 after joining the Club’s committee in 1979. While President, Mr Gardiner oversaw a number of feature meetings including the 50 year anniversary of night trotting in Parkes in 2003 and the Club’s centenary in 2009.  Mr Gardiner was awarded HRNSW Volunteer of the Year during his tenure as President. Cliff is survived by his wife Gwen.  The funeral details have yet to be confirmed.    Greg Hayes    

Popular New South Wales breeder Doug Moore has been told by his doctors at the Royal North Shore Hospital that he will never walk again after falling more than six metres through a roof of a building at Brooklyn Lodge on the weekend. Mr Moore will be confined to a wheelchair after damaging his spinal cord and has been told it could be six months before he can return home. Mr Moore's family is thankful for all of the support they have received since the accident. "We are just taking it day by day at the moment, but the phone calls and well wishes we have received since the weekend have been unbelievable and it is helping everyone during this difficult time," son-in-law Ben Settree said. "Doug has damaged his T12 vertebrae so essentially from his belly button down he has no feeling or movement and at this stage he has been diagnosed as a paraplegic which is something that everyone is finding hard to come to terms with." Mr Moore suffered a number of other injuries in the fall including broken ribs, a broken jaw, a fractured eye socket, a broken hip, a broken nose plus extensive cuts and bruising to his body. "Doug has suffered no injury to his brain which was some good news for the family and he is fully aware of what has happened and what he is facing. "The doctors have explained to us that it could be six months until he is ready to go home and we have already been contacted by an engineering company to ensure his home is wheelchair friendly, we are so grateful for the support from everyone." The staff at Brooklyn Lodge is continuing to work tirelessly at the height of the breeding season which has eased a little bit of pressure on the family. "It is business as usual at Brooklyn Lodge and the staff have been so supportive, we've even had former staff members contact us to see if they can help out for a couple of days, it has been fantastic." HRNSW Chairman Rex Horne and CEO John Dumesny visited Mr Moore on Tuesday afternoon in hospital. "It was good to see Doug and he was in relatively good spirits considering the circumstances and what he has been through over the last few days," Mr Dumesny said. "Rex and I spoke with Janet and their son James to offer any assistance and I also spoke with their daughter Melanie yesterday afternoon, at this stage they are assessing the stud situation but have been overwhelmed with the support that has been extended to them." Greg Hayes

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