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Yabby Dam Farms and Haras des Trotteurs will be offering this striking chestnut colt who will be going under the hammer as Lot 14 of the APTS on March 10 with all proceeds going to the Terang Harness Racing Club stable upgrade at Dalvui Raceway. The Terang Harness Owners, Trainers and Supporters Group has been fundraising $2M for about four years to build a new stabling facility. With APTS also waiving its fees from the sale of Lot 14, the only money from the purchase not going to the Terang Harness Raing Club fund will be GST. By Haras des Trotteurs successful French sire Used To Me out of My Dreamweaver, the well-bred colt is the fifth foal with all of his four elder siblings being winners. These include the 10-win mare My Chimera (T1.55.6,$63,360) who had two wins at 3, six metropolitan wins and a second placing in a Need For Speed heat, running fourth in the Gp1 final. Another half-sister to the colt, Cadenas Amour (TR1.58.3, $16, 970) has won three of her 17 starts with 4 placings, including a win at 3 and also ran 4th in a Breeders Crown heat. His 2YO older half-brother Dream Over has also had a win in his first three juvenile starts. His dam My Dreamweaver won 4 races and placed 10 times taking a time of 1.57.8TT. A New Zealand bred mare with pure American bloodlines, she is by Lindy Lane out of the imported mare Dreamlands Nancy. My Dreamweaver is a half to Gp2 winner Our Dreamlover (Love You) (TR1.59.6, $159,017) who won 16 races, including 9 at 3 and was the winner of a repechage of the Breeders Crown, and was also second in the Gp1 Vic Derby and third in the Gp2 Breeders Crown. As an aged horse he won the Gp2 Queensland Cup. My Dreamweaver is also a half to Ararat Cup winner Crown Dream (Tr1.59.7, $50,140) who won nine races, including two at 2, and five other winners. Lot 14 is eligible for the Vicbred $7000 First Win Bonus, Vicbred Platinum and Breeders Crown.

A classic clash of the up-and-comers versus the established harness racing stars of the country cup circuit is at the centre of Saturday’s $25,000 Terang Co-op Pacing Cup. The Terang Harness Racing Club is putting on a huge night of entertainment for all-comers but all eyes will be on the juicy prospect of the local rising stars such as Truth and Courage and Mustang Bart going head-to-head with established quality in Messini and Motyu Meteor over 2680m in the Cup. Terang Harness Racing Club treasurer Michael O’Keeffe was delighted with the racing on offer on Saturday, and not just in the feature. “It’s great to see such good field, particularly in the cup,” Mr O’Keeffe said. “It’s going to be exciting to see some of the locals like Marg Lee’s horses going up against some real quality and the tactical race will be one to watch, if the speed is on from the start, will the leaders make the pace, can the really good horses sit back and then use their pace? It’s going to be a great race but on class you’d have to look at Messini as early favourite.” Beyond the Cup, an exciting field will contest the $10,000 Barastoc Terang Trotters Cup but the the fun and games won’t all be on the racecourse. Mr O’Keeffe says a a smorgasboard of entertainment is also on offer for the family from 6pm with a celebrity sulky race; a display of lizards, snakes and freshwater crocodiles from Westvic Reptiles; roaming clowns, face painting, jumping castles and great food. Lakes & Craters will entertain the crowd with singer Ian ‘Bidge’ Boyd also performing live. Tim Pigot Reprinted with permission of The Standard  

TRAINER Dean Braun could have a two-pronged attack on both the features at Terang tomorrow night. Braun has rising stars Chilli Palmer and Im Corzin Terror in the Terang Co-Op Pacing Cup over 2680m, both horses boasting impressive recent form in top-class races. Braun said Chilli Palmer wasn’t “100 per cent certain” to be going to Terang as has had to overcome a few minor issues during the week, but if he is there the trainer said he’d be very hard to hold out of the finish. “I’ve gone on record saying he’s the fastest horse point to point I’ve trained,” Braun said. “He’s very, very good. “I didn’t think he was ready to do what he did the other night and he was a little bit flat for a couple of days after. So there’s still improvement to come.” Chilli Palmer defeated favourite Guaranteed in the Garrards 4YO Bonanza, clocking a mile-rate of 1:51.5. Even if Chilli Palmer doesn’t start on Saturday night however, Braun will have one of the key runners in Im Corzin Terror. The six-year-old ran fifth in his Inter Dominion heat last start when he worked home well, which followed a luckless ninth from a horrendous draw in the Group 1 AG Hunter Cup. “The small field probably doesn’t suit. The main speed might be from Abettorpunt who could across from out wide and if found the lead he’d be hardest to beat, I’d say. “I’d say whichever out of us and him gets the best run should go close.” Braun also has two squaregaiters engaged in the Barastoc Terang Trotters Cup with last-start Melton winner Unico Pegasus drawn the front row and five-year-old Duke Of The Moment to jump from a 30m handicap. “There’s no but between them in my opinion,” Braun said. “So I lean towards Unico Pegasus because he’s drawn the front and the other one’s off 30m.” The first on a huge Terang Cup night is scheduled to kick off at 6.30pm with 10 races programmed and the last at 11pm. By Cody Winnell (Harness Racing AU)

Terang trainer Marg Lee snared the quinella in the Terang Co-Op Free For All for C9 or better class horses over 2200 metres at the Terang HRC fixture held at Tabcorp Park Melton on Friday with stable superstars Keayang Steamer and Keayang Cullen. In what was a heady drive by nephew Glen Craven, Keayang Steamer starting from the extreme draw was sent forward early in the race to park outside Keayang Cullen which exploded away from outside the front row with Jason Lee in the sulky. Content to allow “Cullen” to dictate the terms in quarters of 31.1, 29.6, 28.3 and 28 for the last mile, “Steamer” moved on terms with his stablemate on the final bend, before outstaying him to score impressively by 3.1 metres in a rate of 1-56.5. Old timer Melpark Major in search of cracking the one million dollar stake barrier, moved a step closer by finishing third 5.1 metres away. Keayang Steamer was victorious in winning the Horsham Cup on January 5, while Keayang Cullen finished second in the Hamilton Cup on January 12. On what was a “night of nights” for the Craven family, Matt Craven was successful aboard Hamilton trainer David Lewis’ American Ideal/Atomic Fusion colt The Fat Man in the Terang Harness Racing Club Silver Vase for Three year olds 3C0 to 3C2 class over 2240 metres. Having his first outing since last July, The Fat Man raced by David and Terry Lewis led throughout from gate two, running his rivals ragged to score by 9.1 metres in a rate of 1-59.4 over Stormy Lecture and Gotta Go Henry. By Len Baker courtesy of Harness Racing Victoria

Western District racing was held at Terang on Tuesday July 9 with surprisingly only three winners coming from the area, the highlight of the evening's harness racing being Ararat reinsman Michael Bellman chalking up 100 winners for the season.

Youthful concessional reinsman Reece Moore received the thrill of a lifetime at the Terang trotting meeting on Wednesday June 12, doing what a lot before him have not achieved - driving a winner at his first race drive in a registered race.

Four year old harness racing mare Big Mumma Fitz (Armbro Operative/Hi Ho Fitz) has certainly come of age this season, chalking up four wins from eight outings, the latest at her home track Dalvui Raceway Terang on Tuesday May 14 after a rather slow start to her career.

The Terang Harness Racing Club staged their traditional Warrnambool Grand Annual week meeting at Dalvui Raceway on Tuesday April 30 and what a night it was for the Western District.

The Terang Harness Racing Club held a neat compact meeting at Dalvui Raceway Terang on Tuesday April 16, with plenty of winners coming from the Western District and South East South Australia.

Quality 5-Y-0 Christian Cullen/Inasafeplace gelding Keayang Cullen bred and raced by the Craven Family Group was victorious in taking the $25,000 Terang Co-Op Pacing Cup for M0 or better class over 2680 metres at Dalvui Raceway on Saturday February 9.

Keayang Cullen may be heading into Saturday night's Terang Co-op Pacing Cup with a picket fence next to his name, yet he will be the underdog in many harness racing punters eyes.

It was a huge night for the Western District at Terang on Wednesday January 30, with no less than seven of the eight harness racing winners coming from the area.

Terang in South-West Victoria was the venue for Tuesday harness racing (September 18), with many of the local fraternity providing winners throughout the evening.

At theTerang harness racing meeting on Tuesday July 31, locals played a huge part in the night's racing, winning several events during the evening.

The Pine Chip horse, Wind Cries Maori, who stands at Bayunga Lodge stud, near Shepparton, has been nominated for this year's Terang Harness Racing Club Stallion Tender. The leading Australian-based siring of trotting winners for the past two seasons, Wind Cries Maori has so far been represented by 50 individual winners and they have earned $1.15-million in stakes between them.

Many of Australia's leading stud farms have thrown their support behind the inaugural Terang Harness Racing Club Stallion Tender. Alabar Bloodstock, who operate standardbred breeding establishments in Victoria, New Zealand and the Riverina, has offered a choice of three stallions in Armbro Operative, Elsu and Gotta Go Cullect.

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