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Recent stats say Stent is the horse to beat in tonight’s $150,000 Canam Rowe Cup at Alexandra Park - but career records suggest both Vulcan and Stig can down him.

For the first time in her near-perfect career Adore Me has given her trainer reason for concern. However, that disappeared quickly after Mark Purdon took the freakish filly for a spin at the Motukarara trials on Monday, suggesting it will be business as usual when she resumes at Addington tonight (Friday May 3).

One man who has a stronger hand to play than most at Friday night’s feature harness racing meeting at Alexandra Park is David Butt.

Where once there was great confidence and awe, now there is hope and crossed fingers. That is the journey heroic trotter Stig has taken punters on since a brilliant Christmas, a rollercoaster trainer Paul Nairn hopes hits a career high in Friday's $150,000 Canam Rowe Cup.

Promising squaregaiter Master Lavros has returned north for Friday's four-win and faster $25,000 Majestic Horse Floats Greenlane Cup (2700m) at Auckland.

Two of Victoria's superstar trotters are heading to New Zealand to try and stem usual one-way flow of feature-race cash.

He's been off the harness racing scene for 460 days but Pukekohe horseman Tony Grayling still believes his stable star is good enough to line up in the prestigious Rowe Cup at Alexandra Park on May 3.

The final chapter in Stig's miracle career could feature yet another twist.

Jeremy Markham could have been sitting in a Christchurch office right now writing news and perhaps playing songs for radio listeners. Instead the 22-year-old saw the light and opted for a harness racing career over radio journalism.

It was a Group 1 harness racing bonanza for FLAIR equine nasal strips on Friday night (MAy 4) at Alexandra Park with all four group 1 winners wearing Strips. They were: Escapee, Onlyforyou, I Can Doosit & Aussie, Mustang Mach.

Australasia's best trotter bagged the Group One New Zealand Trotting Triple Crown at Alexandra Park tonight (Friday May 4) and in doing so knocked up his 12th harness racing win in a row.

Two of New Zealand's most prestigious trotting races will be beamed live into France from northern harness racing headquarters - Alexandra Park in Auckland - on Friday (May 4) night New Zealand time.

One of the great harness racing events each year at Auckland's Alexandra Park is the Group One Rowe Cup. Along with Addington Raceway's Dominion Handicap, it rates as New Zealand's most prestigious trotting race.

New Zealand's greatest reinsman and Alexandra Park's long serving, but now retired clerk of the course, were honoured at the Alabar 2011 North Island Harness Racing Awards held in Auckland tonight (Saturday September 3).

A last minute change of mind will see globe-trotting squaregaiter Lets Get Serious do his future racing in Australia. This time last week the 9-year-old gelding was booked on a flight back to the United States by prominent American harness racing owner Joe Muscara.

Andrew Breckon surely set a world first when the nine-year-old stepped boldly to the front to thank the Auckland Trotting Club for staging the $200,000 Canam Rowe Cup on Friday night. When most other children of his age would have been tucked up in bed, here he was holding stage in the harness racing hospitality room at Alexandra Park, making the acceptance speech for his absent parents.

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