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The 2012 Bathurst Gold Crown Harness Racing Yearling Sale will be conducted by Davidson Cameron & Co at the Bathurst Showground next Sunday (March 25), starting at 11am. The sale comprises 163 lots by 55 different sires including the world's fastest ever racehorse Somebeachsomewhere 1:46.8.

There are over 50 harness racing sires represented in the catalogue for the Bathurst Gold Crown Yearling Sale to be conducted by Davidson Cameron & Co Dubbo at the Bathurst Showground on Sunday, March 25.

A great night of Harness Racing is promised once again at Albion Park this Saturday when the Albion Park Harness Racing Club conducts a strong eight event card in the midst of potentially challenging weather.

The Ian Small trained Gomeo Romeo broke Auckland Reactor's Cambridge Raceway 1609m mobile record in tonight's (Friday January 6) Group Two $50,000 Sky City Flying Mile. The harness racing record had stood for three years.

Highly rated three year old pacer Gamechanger will resume on Friday afternoon (December 30) at Tabcorp Park Menangle and his harness racing trainer Joel Pengilly has confirmed the son of Presidential Ball will be aimed at the Victoria Derby should he come through his first two runs back from a spell.

For most harness racing fans and many breeding enthusiasts in this country New Zealand bred sire Enrique will ride under the banner of "don't know much about him."

Ace reinsman Chris Alford and local harness racing trainer Emma Stewart experienced a "day of days" at Bray Raceway on Wednesday December 14, Alford chalking up five winners, with Stewart providing three of them - all four year olds having their first outings since August.

Talented five year old pacer Four starzzz Flash could be off the racing scene for up to twelve months according to the entire's harness racing trainer Kevin Chapman.

A crowd of more than 300 people attended the inaugural two-year-old trialling sale at Tabcorp Park, Menangle, on December 4. From far-and-wide they came, with interested onlookers including reigning Australian Trainer of the Year, Brisbane's Bill Dixon and his statemate trainers Brian McCall and Phil Mitchell, as well as Victorian horsemen Kevin Chisholm and Andrew Gath.

Two $10,000 finales of the Bronte Epilepsy Research Foundation Amateur Series and a pair of $15,000 California Sire Stakes have the harness racing spotlight at Cal Expo on Saturday night (November 5).

Monkey On My Wheel won the $500,000 Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Filly Pace in 1:49.3, a harness racing stakes record, returning $12.90 to win. Drop The Ball finished second, Foxy Lady was third and Rocklamation finished fourth.

The Cranbourne Harness Racing Club (always a popular spot with bayside residents), held a neat eight event card on Thursday (October 17) , with favourite punters not enjoying a profitable night. One favourite that did salute the judge was 4-Y-0 Bettors Delight/Tender Is The Knight gelding Atomic Horizon for Melton's Michael Hughes in the Rosemary Coram Pace for C0 class over 2080 metres.

Until five years ago harness racing trainer Travis Umphrey campaigned exclusively in Western Canada at tracks like Stampede Park and Northlands.

Victoria's Maryborough Harness Racing Club has a strong liking for the trotters and programmed three races for that gait at their meeting on Monday October 17. Veteran Bridgewater trainer Eric Rothacker who was victorious in winning the 1956 (Sydney) Inter Dominion aboard Gentleman John, snared the Aldebaran Park Vicbred Trotters Handicap for T0 class over 2190 metres with 5-Y-0 Wagon Apollo/Maorita mare Apollorita.

Monday's (October 10) harness racing action was held in the glorious Yarra Valley on October 10, with an entertaining eight race card. Punters burnt their fingers in the SEW-Eurodrive Pace for C0 class over 2150 metres, when $52.80 chance Lucknpower scored a shock victory when breaking his maiden status at start number 35.

Wallan's Ruth and Chris Shinn were successful at their home track of Kilmore on Tuesday September 20, when Yankee Paco/Sophisticated Rhythm filly Tai Chi brought up a hat-trick of harness racing wins in taking the George Brosnan Memorial 3-Y-0 Trotters Handicap over 2150 metres in a rate of 2-08.3.

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