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Favourites Saveapatrol and Didjamakembolt both impressed when winning mid-graded pacing events at Addington Raceway today (Tuesday November 12). They were $2.20 and $1.40 favourites respectively. The Mark Jones trained Saveapatrol sat near the rear of the field in the $25,000 Avon City Ford Mobile for C3 pacers before driver Blair Orange unleashed him at the 600m. The 4-year-old Christian Cullen gelding then wound up hauling the pacemakers in at the 50m mark. It was his seventh win in nine starts. Winning time for the 2600m mobile: 3:09. Mile rate: 1:56.9. Last 800m: 55.8. Last 400m: 27.7. Placings: Donegal’s Guest 2, Franco Nattai 3, Anton Oliver 4. Margins: 2 L, 1-1/2 L, 2-1/2 L. Winning dividend: $2.20 (favourite). Winning owner: G. N. Hatton. Winning breeder: P. N Chambers. Didjamakembolt recorded his sixth win in nine starts in the $30,000 Pascoes The Jewellers Mobile for C4-6 pacers. It was an impressive performance by the Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen trained 5-year-old. The son of Tinted Cloud led throughout and was attacked by several pacers in the running, but in the lane he proved why he was the favourite, powering away to win by almost two lengths. Didjamakembolt is now unbeaten in four starts this season. Purdon did the driving. Winning time for the 1950m mobile: 2:18.6. Mile rate: 1:54.4. Last 800m: 55.5. Last 400m: 28.4. Placings: Give The Wink 2, Classiesistar 3, Comply Or Die 4. Margins: 1-3/4 L, ¾ L, long neck. Winning dividend: $1.40 (favourite). Winning owner: Butterworth Racing Syndicate. Winning breeder: R. A. Knight and Mrs D. M. Knight. Videos of both races attached. Courtesy of  Duane Ranger Harness Racing New Zealand

The 2012/13 HRNSW Industry Awards night was held at the Hilton Hotel Sydney on Saturday night where the feats of both humans and equines were recognised. Exciting filly Frith was unanimously named NSW Horse of The Year after a scintillating three-year-old season which included the NSW Breeders Challenge, Victorian Breeders Crown, WA and Victorian Oaks. The 3YO of the year was also taken out by Frith whilst Bling It On took the honours in the 2YO category. The Nicole Molander-trained Keystone Del was named Trotter of The Year and Gaius Caesar won the open aged horse division. The Board and staff of HRNSW would like to congratulate the following award winners:   Award Nominees Winner McLachlan Thorpe & Partners Carnival of Cups - Leading Trotting Trainer   Blake Fitzpatrick   Blake Fitzpatrick   Goulburn HRC Carnival of Cups - Leading Driver   Amanda Turnbull   Amanda Turnbull   NSW Standardbred Owners Association Carnival of Cups - Leading Trainer   Steve Turnbull   Steve Turnbull   Albury HRC Carnival of Cups - Leading Horse   Make Some Magic NZ   Make Some Magic NZ   Tabcorp Carnival of Cups - Best Level 1 Meeting   Coolamon HRC Maitland HRC Penrith HRC   Maitland HRC   Tabcorp Carnival of Cups - Best Level 2 Meeting   Eugowra HRC Fairfield HRC Orange HRC Orange HRC   Tabcorp Carnival of Cups - Best Level 3 Meeting   Blayney HRC Broken Hill HRC Griffith HRC   Broken Hill HRC   Tabcorp Centurions   Amanda Turnbull Lauren Panella Blake Fitzpatrick Luke McCarthy Robert Morris Steve Turnbull Shane Tritton Belinda McCarthy   All   Daily Form Service Junior Driver Encouragement Award (Country)   Andrew Pitt Ashleigh Camilleri Grace Grant Paul Diebert Sam Hewitt   Paul Diebert   Lexus of Parramatta Junior Driver Encouragement Award (Metro)   Alex Alchin Kylie Barnes Lauren Panella Todd McCarthy   Lauren Panella   OAMPS Champion Junior Driver   Amanda Turnbull   Amanda Turnbull   OAMPS Champion Driver   Amanda Turnbull Amanda Turnbull OAMPS Champion Trainer   Steve Turnbull Steve Turnbull   National Trotguide Best Coverage by a Regional Newspaper   The Daily Advertiser - Wagga The Irrigator - Leeton The Maitland - Mercury   The Daily Advertiser Wagga   PMG Media Best Coverage by a Regional Television Station   Harbor Television Productions NBN Newcastle Prime 7 Wagga   NBN Newcastle   Garrards Horse & Hound NSW Volunteer Appreciation Awards                         Stephen Hunt Cootamundra HRC Greg Maxwell Young HRC John Den Eugowra HRC  Robert Chew Bathurst HRC Megan Lavender Bankstown HRC Andrew Ho Bankstown HRC Bert Read Bankstown HRC   All Penrith HRC Don Clough Appreciation Award   Richard Earnshaw   Richard Earnshaw   Harness Breeders NSW Broodmare of the Year   Falcon Black Beauty NZ Jackie Kelly Left For Me Full Pleasure Rochelle Hanover   Left For Me   Pepper Tree Farm NSW Sire of the Year   Presidential Ball USA Tinted Cloud USA Pacific Rocket Ifihadyourluck USA John Street North USA   Presidential Ball USA   Yirribee Stud in conjunction with Alabar Outstanding Service to the Breeding Industry   Pepper Tree Farm Pepper Tree Farm   Breckon Farm NSW 2YO Trotter of the Year   My Valerie NZ Swishbye Verbier   My Valerie NZ   Addington Raceway NSW 2YO Filly Pacer of the Year   Denises Legacy Distant Memory Majestic Amy Ocean Diva Spicy Stride   Distant Memory   House of Brook NSW 2YO C&G Pacer of the Year   Allblack Stride NZ All Eyes On Us Bling It On Business In Motion Lettucerockthem   Bling It On   Sky Racing NSW 2YO of the Year   My Valerie NZ Distant Memory Bling It On   Bling It On   Bulli HRC NSW 3YO Trotter of the Year   Duchess Ella Nickys Invasion Vincennes   Duchess Ella   Sir Lincoln NSW 3YO Filly Pacer of the Year                 Frith Gypsy Babe Im Tondelayo Laaganoosh Tarelle   Frith   Yirribee Stud in conjunction with Alabar NSW 3YO C&G Pacer of the Year   Be Brave Caesar Augustus Ee And Em Stride Home Of The Brave Sir Eric NZ Ultimate Art   Home Of The Brave   Tabcorp NSW 3YO of the Year   Duchess Ella Frith Home Of The Brave Frith   NSWHRC NSW Aged Trotter of the Year   Keystone Del NZ King Of Strathfield NZ Neville Vaughan NZ   Keystone Del NZ   Cordina Farms NSW Aged Mare Pacer of the Year   Baby Bling NZ Forever Gold Obahma Joy Our Sixpence NZ   Baby Bling NZ   Harness Racing Travelworld NSW Aged E&G Pacer of the Year   Chariot King Excel Stride Gaius Caesar NZ Ideal Scott NZ Mach Alert NZ Mach Beauty Washakie NZ   Gaius Caesar   Garrards Horse & Hound NSW Aged Horse of the Year   Keystone Del NZ Baby Bling NZ Gaius Caesar   Gaius Caesar   OAMPS - NSW Horse of The Year   Bling It On Frith Gaius Caesar   Frith        

On a night that was designated to showcase the talent of tomorrow, it was fitting that one of the "good old guys" of the game in Ian Dobson, who celebrated his 80th birthday during the week, was back in the birdcage on two occasions. Ian has been a long-time stable client and his connection with Robert was highlighted with the victory of Mainland Banner in the 2005 New Zealand Cup. He continues to be a great supporter of the stable and of harness racing in general. The first winner for Ian was his 3yr old colt Return To Sender, by Mach Three out of Mainland Banner.  While this colt had raced against the best at two, he was still an 11 start maiden going into tonight's race having recorded two 2nds and four 3rds in his first campaign, including 2 placings at Group Three level. His resuming run last week was a solid run and clearly readied him well for tonight's contest. Drawn out a nine, Dexter threw caution to the wind early on crossing easily to lead after 200m. Having assumed the pacemaking duties, Dexter rated the colt to perfection. Running home his last 800m in 58.3 and 400 in 27.6, he recorded an overall time of 3.15.9, winning comfortably by 3 lengths from his very unlucky stablemate Nikola who was late getting clear for John. This was a very encouraging performance and may be enough to convince connections to have a crack at next Friday's Sires Stakes heat. A few races later and the familiar lime green colours were again seen to the fore. Blazin N Cullen showed how far he has come this season as a racehorse with a narrow, but emphatic nose victory over the 1950m. A horse that needed to be driven a little "pretty" last season, he has shown that he can now tough it out as good as any.  After beginning well from a nice draw, John was obliged to sit in the breeze from the 1400m as the favourite Pass Them By took the lead and dictated. From the 800m it was race on and the "Blaze" continued to serve it up to the favourite. A mighty duel ensued well into the home straight, before Comply Or Die joined in at the 100m with the cold shot at them. Not to be denied though, John got the best out of his guy, in a driving nose, nose finish. The closing sectionals of 800m 56.0 and 400m in 26.0, add further weight to the quality of the performance. The overall time of 2.21.8 was very good on a blustery night. This was Blazin N Cullen's 8th win from 31 starts, for stake-earnings just under $70,000. He looks set for a very competitive campaign over cup week. Lauramegan to the fore again It was the "Gunman", Jason Thomas, who was again in the birdcage after a cool drive on stable runner Lauramegan in the boys' race. A convincing winner fresh up last week over the mile, Lauramegan had drawn awkwardly out wide this week. After being allowed to slide forward early, Jason allowed the 4yr old Tinted Cloud mare time to find her feet, content to sit outside the pacemaking Crackapaca. Things got a bit more serious from the 800m as the mare was allowed to slide forward and apply some pressure. She had mastered the pacemaker on the turn and weary of the early work she had done, Jason really let her down. While the margin was fast being eroded over the last 200m, she stuck to the task gamely winning by 3/4 length over Dream Gal. This was the mare's 5th win from just 14 starts for owners Clive and Rona McKay. She looks a lot stronger mare this campaign and looks sure to quickly add to this tally. For Jason this was his 4th winner for the season from just 17 drives. He sits 3rd in the Junior Drivers' premiership with an impressive UDR of 0.3137.   By Mike Drury (Courtesy of ROBERT DUNN RACING)     

Mark Purdon has no doubts Didjamakem Bolt will whip through the grades and admits the son of Tinted Cloud is like no other horse he has conditioned. “It’s not often we have a lightly raced 5-year-old one-win horse with this much potential. Our good horses are usually developed from two, three, and four-year-olds. “He’s a bit special alright. One of the most exciting horses in our stable. He gave them a start and beat them last week. I think he can win again on Friday (October 18) as well,” said Purdon who co-trains the brown gelding with Natalie Rasmussen at Rolleston. Although Didjamakem Bolt has drawn four on the second row in Friday’s $21,000 Searells Super Series Pace, he should be too smart for his 4-year-old and older opposition. He galloped at the start, lost 10 metres last Friday and then gave the pace-maker a 40 metre head-start with two laps remaining. Then with just over 1000m remaining Purdon asked the $1.30 favourite to loop the field. They then sat outside the pace-making Born In The USA. In the home straight Didjamakem Bolt was far too strong for his nine opponents. Didjamakem Bolt won by 1-1/4 lengths and paced the 2600m stand in 3:19.5 (mile rate: 2:03.4) - with final 800m and 400m sprints of 58.6 and 29.1. Purdon said Didjamakem Bolt had recovered well from a wind operation that he copped when racing in Queensland in June 2012. He’s had two races at Addington in September and October since then and won them both. “We have had to be very patient with him. That’s why he’s only had seven starts. His throat is 100 per cent now. I think he’s in for a big season,” Purdon said. “The mobile will suit him on Friday,” he added. Purdon and Rasmussen have three other contenders in the evening’s other highlight pacing event – the $21,000 Brymac Super Series for 3-year-olds and over. Purdon rated and Raesawinner and Machs A Flyin as just slightly behind the best three and four-year-olds going around, but believed Someardensomewhere had the ability to match it with the best and go close on Friday night. “He’s drawn well and is a very nice pacer and comes into this race very well being a maiden. He has the ability to win this race,” Purdon said. The 3-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere resumed from his Ashburton win in June with a head second behind Tiger Tara at Addington on September 27. He’s now won of his five starts and placed in three others. Meanwhile, the other big race on Friday is the $21,000 Storer Motors Handicap for 4yo and older 1-3 win trotters. The 20m backmarkers Astral Traveller and Tart N Tights look the best prospects, but Indiana Jones can’t be dismissed after two impressive runs this campaign. The Steve McRae trained Indiana Jones won when favourite after a six month spell at Methven on September 29, and then got within half a neck of Tart N Tights at Addington last week.. By Duane Ranger (Courtesy of Harness Racing New Zealand)

TURVEY CELEBRATES HIS CENTURY WITH LAST-STRIDE HIGGINS TRIUMPH Nathan Turvey celebrated his achievement of driving 100 winners in a season for the first time by producing a perfect exhibition in the sulky to land Pacific Warrior a dramatic final-stride winner over odds-on favourite Condrieu in the $35,000 John Higgins Memorial at Gloucester Park on Friday night. The 35-year-old Turvey, a former Hawthorn footballer, brought up his century when Banned For Life completed a winning double for him at Northam the previous Tuesday night. Pacific Warrior, third favourite at 4/1, started from the inside of the back line in the group 3 Higgins Memorial and Turvey drove patiently with the New Zealand-bred five-year-old three back on the pegs in eighth place for most of the 2130m journey. Pacific Warrior was still eighth when Turvey eased him back to get off the pegs and into the clear 320m from home. Turvey then switched Pacific Warrior five wide and the gelding was ninth, out six wide on the home turn before charging home to get up and snatch victory by a nose from Condrieu (5/4 on), with the gallant Mighty Flying Thomas (25/1) a head away in third place. Pacific Warrior was produced in tip-top shape by Mt Helena trainer Ray Williams, who prepares the gelding for Rob Tomlinson’s Oz-West Pacing Syndicate, Phil Eaton’s Northam Alliance Pacing Syndicate and co-owners Bruce Greenwood, Greg Richens, Joseph Lawrence, Reegan Buswell and Ian Gillespie. The final 800m was covered in 57.7sec. and Pacific Warrior rated 1.58.6 in taking his record to 45 starts for 16 wins and 11 placings for earnings of $109,774. He won at four of his 27 New Zealand starts and he was excelled under the care of Williams, with his 18 WA starts producing 12 wins and four placings. He is a Pinjarra specialist, having 11 starts there for nine wins, one third and one 11th placing. He was making only his fourth appearance at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Condrieu, trained by Greg and Skye Bond and the only three-year-old in the race, began speedily from the No. 3 barrier and Brown had him in front after 120m. Soho Aintree pressed forward to move into the breeze before Our Major Mark surged forward to assume the position outside the pacemaker after 550m had been covered. Colin Brown then was able to give Condrieu a welcome breather and the gelding was able to coast through the first two sections of the final mile in 31.2sec. and 31.1sec. No moves came from the rear and the moderate pace saw Morgan Woodley seize the initiative by sending Mighty Flying Thomas forward, three wide, from well back with 1200m to travel. This run was followed by Heez Orl Black (Kim Prentice). The tempo of the race lifted dramatically and Condrieu sped over the third quarter in 28.7sec. as Mighty Flying Thomas continued his three-wide surge forward. Condrieu and Mighty Flying Thomas were locked together in a titanic duel all the way in the home straight before they were overhauled by the flying Pacific Warrior. GIANTKILLER LIVINGONTHEINTEREST BEATS IM THEMIGHTYQUINN AGAIN Lightly-raced five-year-old Livingontheintrest caused a major upset at Gloucester Park on Friday night when he set the pace and carried far too many guns for champion Im Themightyquinn in the 2536m George Maloney Memorial Pace. Livingontheinterest was second favourite at 15/2, with Im Themightyquinn at 5/1 on. Livingontheinterest began with his usual speed from barrier two on the front line and Kim Prentice rated the gelding perfectly in front while Im Themightyquinn, who started from barrier two on the back line, raced in eighth position in the one-wide line. Livingontheinterest went through the first two 400m sections of the final mile in 29.7sec. and 30.3sec. and Gary Hall jun. started a three-wide move with Im Themightyquinn with 950m to travel. Im Themightyquinn was sixth, three wide, at the bell and he sustained a strong burst. But at no stage did he appear likely to overhaul Livingontheinterest on the rain-affected track and he finished second, 4m behind his stablemate, with another stablemate Hokonui Ben (Shane Butcher, 33/1) finishing an excellent third after racing without cover in the final two circuits. This gave leading trainer Gary Hall sen. a rare trifecta result. Hall just missed landing the quartet, with his fourth runner Bettor Reason (100/1, Justin Prentice) running on from ninth at the bell into fifth place. Uppy Son was a sound fourth after racing wide early and then one-out and one-back in the final two circuits. Livingontheinterest made Im Themightyquinn’s task extremely difficult by sprinting over the final two quarters in 28.3sec. and 28.2sec. He rated 1.59 and took his record to 32 starts for 17 wins and seven placings for earnings of $184,185. He won at seven of his 15 starts in New Zealand and has been a star for the Hall stable, with his 18 WA starts producing ten wins and two minor placings. This was the second time this year that Livingontheinterest had proved the master of Im Themightyquinn. Prentice drive him to an all-the-way victory at 7/1 over 2130m at a 1.55.6 rate at Gloucester Park on January 4 when Im Themightyquinn started from barrier four and at 5/1 on. Im Themightyquinn ran on from tenth at the bell to finish fourth, 17.7m behind Livingontheinterest. PLAYLE WINS RISING STARS WITH BENJAMIN BANNEKER Chris Playle was rewarded with his confidence and aggression by landing Benjamin Banneker an easy winner of the $25,000 RWWA Rising Stars Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Benjamin Banneker, trained by Gary Hall sen., was hot favourite at 5/2 on and the 23-year-old Playle drove the New Zealand-bred four-year-old like the best horse in the race. Playle sent Benjamin Banneker forward from the No. 5 barrier and the gelding raced three wide until moving outside the pacemaker Looks Promising after 650m. Benjamin Banneker surged to the front 550m from home and went on to win by one and a half lengths from 14/1 chance Wrongly Accused, rating 1.58.8 over the 2130m. Wrongly Accused, driven by Dylan Egerton-Green, impressed in finishing strongly from eighth at the bell. Max Hughes, winner of the New South Wales Rising Stars series this year, brought 16/1 chance Bettor Still home with a solid burst to be third after trailing the pacemaker throughout. Marooned (Kaiden Hayter) was fourth after racing without cover early and then enjoying the ideal one-out, one-back trail. Benjamin Banneker, unraced in New Zealand, has had 18 starts in WA for Hall for nine wins, three placings and stakes of $80,270. By Washington VC, he is the fifth foal out of the Soky’s Atom mare Lavish, who failed to win a race from 21 starts, but was placed nine times. Benjamin Banneker has graduated to an M3 mark and is destined to make his mark in open-class events. He is certainly on track to emulate the deeds of his half-sister Pacific Playgirl, who has amassed $206,696 in prizemoney from 18 wins and 24 placings from 91 starts. MISS ATOMIC GIVES OWNER, TRAINER AND DRIVER FIRST LEG OF A DOUBLE Improving three-year-old filly Miss Atomic gave promise of better things to come when she completed a winning hat-trick with an effortless victory in the 1730m TAB Touch Pace at Gloucester park on Friday night. Her win was the first leg of a double for owner Neven Botica, trainer Peter Tilbrook and reinsman Shannon Suvaljko, who combined to win the Tom Thompson Memorial Claiming Pace with Tee Pee Village. Miss Atomic, an easy winner at Pinjarra at her two previous starts, was favourite at 5/4 for Friday night’s event and Suvaljko gave her supporters little cause for concern after dashing her to the front (from barrier four) after 150m. Miss Atomic sprinted over the final 800m in 57.3sec. and won by 8m from 45/1 chance Eselar, who ran home solidly after enjoying the one-out, one-back trail. Four Legged Frenzy (8/1) was third after trailing the pacemaker. Suvaljko now has driven Miss Atomic five times for four wins. The filly has earned $24,130 from four wins and two thirds from eight starts. Miss Atomic is by Grinfromeartoear out of the Badlands Hanover mare Atomic Dusk, who earned $18,889 from four wins and three placings from 18 starts, including two wins from 15 starts in WA in 2005-06. Atomic Dusk’s dam Tender Is The Knight has produced several winners, including Clear Atomic Day, who had 55 starts for 18 wins (three in New Zealand, one in Queensland and 14 in New South Wales) from 55 starts. After the TAB Touch Pace the stewards fined reinsman Bob Mellsop $200 for careless driving. Mellsop drove Mississippi Bell, who was retired in the first lap after contacting the sulky of Too Exceed and receiving a flat tyre. The stewards ruled that Mellsop had shifted into a position when he was not sufficiently clear. The 11-year-old Tee Pee Village appreciated a favourable barrier and he set the pace in Friday night’s 2130m claimer before dashing away to win by four lengths from Shardons Rocket, rating 1.57.6 over 2130m. Tee Pee Village shared favouritism at 7/4 with Rakarebel and he relished his frontrunning role, with Shardons Rocket in the breeze. Tee Pee Village was purchased by Botica as a yearling in New Zealand for just $20,000 and now the Tinted Cloud gelding has earned $224,407 from 21 wins and 24 placings from 92 starts. Tee Pee Village’s dam Village Green is out of Totara Road, whose dam Totara Valley produced former champion pacer Village Kid, who amassed $2,117,870 from 93 wins and 37 placings from 160 starts. There was one claim lodged in Friday night’s race, with Jason Restagno, of Sydney, outlaying $20,000 to claim Rakarebel, who fought on from seventh, three wide, at the bell to be fourth. GENERALLY OUTSPOKEN FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF OUR STRETTO Smart two-year-old Generally Outspoken completed a hat-trick of wins when successful in the 1730m Colin Hamersley Memorial Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night to replicate the deeds of her maternal great granddam Our Stretto. The New Zealand-bred Our Stretto had six starts as a two-year-old at Brisbane’s Albion Park in June and July 1985 for four wins and two seconds before developing into a quality mare who ended her 103-start career with a record of 35 wins and 32 placings for earnings of $167,950. Generally Outspoken, trained at Northam by Glenn Elliott, looks set to become a leading candidate for the rich WA Oaks next season. Her easy victory on Friday night improved her record to 11 starts for four wins and two seconds for stakes of $44,120 for owners Robert Watson and Grace Inwood. Generally Outspoken is the first foal out of Return To Gold, a granddaughter of Our Stretto who raced 31 times for four wins, seven placings and $40,057. Generally Outspoken, favourite at 6/4, started from the outside barrier (No. 7) on the front line in Friday night’s race and Gary Hall jun. wisely let her settle down at the rear before sending her forward, three wide, after 500m to work in the breeze outside the pacemaker Reckless Abandon (9/2). Hall got Generally Outspoken to a narrow lead 570m from home and he nursed her to score by a neck from 2/1 second favourite Maddy White, who fought on doggedly after racing in the one-out, one-back position. Major Flirt was third and Reckless Abandon wilted to finish fifth. WHOS MISTAKE PROVING A SPLENDID BUY FOR Geoff Webster There are plenty of bargains in claiming events around Australia and Victorian horseman Geoff Webster made no mistake when he spent just $8000 13 months ago to claim Whos Mistake. Whos Mistake won that 1720m claiming event at Melton and Webster sent the Victorian-bred pacer straight to Western Australia to be prepared by champion trainer Gary Hall sen. Whos Mistake was disappointing and managed just one third placing and earnings of $850 from his first seven starts for Hall. Hall then sent Whos Mistake for a spell and the seven-year-old has raced consistently since resuming racing. Now Whos Mistake has had 26 starts for Webster and Hall for five wins and ten placings for earnings of $71,665. Whos Mistake started at 15/2 when he won the $25,000 Ron Gallop Memorial final at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Whos Mistake started out wide at No. 5 on the front line and Gary Hall jun. restrained him back to the rear. Whos Mistake was in tenth position when Hall sent him forward, three wide, 1150m from home. Whos Mistake moved to fifth at the bell and sustained his strong effort to get to the front 120m from the post before winning by just under a length from 26/1 chance Sir Swanky, who flashed home late for Morgan Woodley. Seven Wishes, the second favourite at 6/1 who trailed the pacemaker and 5/2 on favourite Me Old Mate, was third, with Me Old Mate fading to fourth. The final 800m was covered in 57.3sec. and Whos Mistake rated 1.58.5. He now moves to an M3 classification. BRAEMOOR IS MAKING HIS MARK FOR PRENTICE Two years ago Lovers Delight was a strong performer in Western Australia when he was placed in five group events. And now his older half-brother Braemoor is making his mark for Boyanup trainer-reinsman Justin Prentice. Braemoor, a six-year-old Christian Cullen gelding, started at 11/2 and gave a strong frontrunning display to win the 25034m Bill Steer Memorial Handicap at Gloucester Park on Friday night. This was his fifth win from 16 WA starts and improved his record to eight wins and 12 placings and stakes of $68,286 from 47 starts. He is a son of New Zealand mare Love Isin The Air, who produced Lovers Delight, who in 2011 finished second in the Caduceus Club Classic, second in the Western Gateway and third in the WA Derby as a three-year-old and second in the Four-Year-Old Championship and second in the McInerney Ford Classic later in the year. After the polemarker Nipperinghall had begun tardily in Friday night’s stand, Prentice dashed Braemoor straight to the front and after going through the first two 400m sections of the final mile in 31sec. and 30.5sec. he increased the tempo. Each of the final two quarters was covered in 28.9sec. and Braemoor fought on determinedly to win by 1m from 5/1 chance Nipperinghall, who finished strongly after trailing the leader. Courageous Ned came from three back on the pegs to be third. Western Cullen, favourite at 2/1 from the back mark of 20m, settled down a distant last before starting a three-wide run with 1200m to travel. He moved to seventh (three wide) at the bell and just plugged on into seventh place. NO TROUBLE FOR OUR CLASSIE MACH FROM THE INSIDE BARRIER The great value of starting from the prized No. 1 barrier at Gloucester Park was further illustrated on Friday night when Matt White drove Our Classie Mach to an easy all-the-way victory in the 2536m Cyril Lilleyman Memorial Pathway Pace. Our Classie Mach, trained at Capel by Andrew De Campo for Merv and Meg Butterworth, was a firm 7/4 on favourite and was not fully extended in beating Sparkling Seelster and The Black Lord, who dead-heated for second. The Black Lord (11/1) trailed the pacemaker all the way and ran home along the inside, while Sparkling Seelster, a 23/1 chance, was most impressive after being trapped three wide in the early stages. Justin Prentice eased Sparkling Seelster back to last in the field of 12 before he began a three-wide move approaching the bell. The Falcon Seelster five-year-old finished powerfully and will pay to follow. Mosquito Buzzin, the second favourite at 13/2, raced in ninth position before dashing forward in the middle stages to move into the breeze at the bell. Mosquito Buzzin got on terms with Our Classie Mach 500m from home before wilting slightly to finish a close-up seventh. Our Classie Mach’s dam, the unraced Heathvale has also produced a good performer in five-year-old Classievale, who has had 16 starts in Victoria for nine wins, three placings and $65,138. LEWIS MAKES THE MOST OF AN UNEXPECTED OPPORTUNITY Champion reinsman Chris Lewis made the most of a late call-up to guide The Dragons Den to victory in the 2503m TAB Touch.Mobi Trotters handicap at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Lewis replaced Wanneroo trainer Bob Fyfe’s regular reinsman Terry Wegner, who became ill on Friday. The Dragons Den, a New Zealand-bred seven-year-old making his second Australian appearance, was a solidly-supported 10/9 on favourite and Lewis rated him perfectly in the breeze while polemarker Sandakan Lombo set the pace. The Dragons Den got his head in front with 600m to travel and he went on to win by a half-length from Conquer All, who finished gamely from fifth at the bell. Ushaka Bromac, the backmarker off 30m, improved from sixth at the bell to be a close third. The Dragons Den has earned $77,171 from seven wins and 13 placings from 54 starts and should win more races in Western Australia. His dam Sunny Ilsa had 21 starts for two wins, four placings and $21,494. by Ken Casellas  

Cudgee (Camperdown) harness racing trainer/driver John Meade who enjoyed plenty of success with the smart trotter Crescent Glory now retired, has unearthed a 4-Y-0 gelding with plenty of untapped ability by the name of Maorisfavouritesun who established a new track record in winning the Ian McCallum Tribute Trotters Handicap at Hamilton in Victoria's Western District on Monday June 17.

Two harness racing meetings were held in Victoria on Wednesday June 5 - Horsham in the afternoon and Echuca at night.

It's been over four months since we've seen Smoken Up at a racetrack in Victoria but the message from harness racing trainer Lance Justice is that his stable star has come through his injury worry better than ever.

Two harness meetings were held in Victoria on Wednesday March 27 with Maryborough racing in the afternoon and Geelong at night.

The 2013 Bathurst Gold Crown Yearling Sale will be conducted by Davidson Cameron & Co Dubbo Pty Ltd at 11am next Sunday at the Bathurst Showground. The sale is an integral part of the annual Bathurst Gold Crown harness racing carnival and has been the nursery of numerous 'black type' winners. One hundred and forty-six top quality lots will go under the hammer by 46 different sires.

Many of New South Wales' leading harness racing breeders and studmasters have thrown their support behind the Bathurst Gold Crown Yearling Sale to be staged by Davidson Cameron & Co at the Bathurst Showground on Sunday, March 24.

Many of the leading harness racing sires in Australia and New Zealand are represented by stock in the 2013 Bathurst Gold Crown Yearling Sale to be conducted by Davidson Cameron & Co on Sunday, March 24 at the Bathurst Showground.

To most punters and harness racing fans around Australia, the one thing that could almost be certain come Inter Dominion heat night is seeing Lance Justice and Smoken Up out three-wide early pouring the pressure on.

Controversy has swept through Australasia over a rule Harness Racing Victoria have put in place that prevents war horse Smoken Up from contesting Saturday night's $400,000 Group One Hunter Cup at Tabcorp Park.

The Bathurst Gold Crown Yearling Sale, the source of Group 1 winners Ima Spicey Lombo, Four Trumps, Albert Terrill, Hannah McKenzie, Willie Morris, Burrell, Kadoopy and Strong Ambition, will be held at the Bathurst Showground on Sunday, March 24, starting at 11am.

Jaccka Clive is a horse that has an intangible in harness racing. He has ability which many would give anything for; a talented gelding who has won more than his fair share of races, and good races at that.

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