Former All Black Zac Guildford punched the wrong person when he was drunk at a house party earlier this month, says the father of the victim. The Sunday Star-Times can reveal the victim of Guildford's attack was Ryan Kerr, son of well-known Kaiapoi harness racing trainer Paul Kerr.
Star juvenile pacer Alta Christiano has been sold to a West Australian syndicate but will not be lost to New Zealand any time soon. Kaiapoi harness racing trainer Paul Kerr confirmed the sale but says the outstanding son of Christian Cullen will remain in his care until at least next year.
Blowing $400,000 worth of races in six days comes with some benefits. For example, for his harness racing connections of Alta Christiano it means their exceptional colt goes into Saturday's $1.2 million Harness Jewels raceday at Cambridge under a lot less pressure.
Ohoka conditioner Paul Kerr has bad news for rival harness racing trainers hoping Alta Christiano was flattened by the juvenile pacing run of the season last Saturday (May 12).
If you wanted to witness quality harness racing tonight (Friday March 23) then all you had to do was cross to Addington Raceway in Christchurch for a couple of hours between 7.35pm and 9.30pm. Wow the standard of racing was impressive and all the big names were to the fore. If this is the start of what's to come in 2011-12, then it's going to be a bumper season.
Despite the programme only calling for 10 races Auckland Trotting Club this Friday night had the resources to run 13 races...so the northern harness racing club obliged. Racing Manager Kevin Smith takes up the story.
The Paul Kerr trained Alchemist booked herself place in the $200,000 Group One Sires Stakes 3YO Fillies Final being held at Alexandra Park on December 31 with a decisive victory in heat three of the harness racing series held at Addington Raceway last night (Friday).
The preliminary and confirmatory harness racing analysis of the post race urine sample taken from Auditor General following his win at Menangle Park on Saturday November 27, 2010 have shown to contain the prohibited substance Dexamethasone.
The Paul Kerr trained Auditor General looked primed and ready for a return to the races at short notice with an impressive win at today's(Monday) Addington harness racing trials.
"I'd had to have been totally hopeless not to win that," was the way harness racing trainer and part-time reinsman Paul Kerr described his first winner in the sulky since the 2003/04 season. Not that Kerr is a regular pilot on raceday by any stretch, in fact the Ohoka horseman has donned the colours on just 12 occasions in the past six seasons.
The Paul Kerr trained Auditor General made it three wins on end when he easily won the ILT Foundation Summer Cup (2700 stand) at the Invercargill Harness Racing Club's meeting at Ascot Park today (Sunday).
Burgeoning junior driver Mitchell Kerr is letting no grass grow under his feet in his first season as a distinctly promising junior driver. The 17 year old, who is attached to his father Paul's Northwood (near Christchurch) establishment, has already driven the winners of 10 races since starting off in mid-December when he drove three in a day at Ascot Park.
Auditor General, who beat Rocket Reign in the main pacing trial at Rangiora today Tuesday 9 December, is destined for a Southland campaign with several of trainer Paul Kerr's stable mates.
Despite his difficult draw of 11 at Rangiora on Sunday, Niraadi could well be the next winner for trainer Robert Dunn whose team continues to race particularly well.
Nick Off Holme confirmed her readiness for the Storer Motors Free For All (1950 metres, mobile) at Addington on Friday night with a runaway front running success in her pacing trial at Addington today Tuesday 22 July.
Canterbury trainer Paul Kerr brought two horses to Forbury Park tonight (3 July) and they were both winners, in the hands of a pair of talented junior drivers.