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The Strathfieldsaye combination of brothers Glenn and Daryl Douglas took the honours at the Nyah harness meeting held at the Swan Hill Racing Centre on Thursday June 13, Glenn providing three winners on the nine event card and Daryl also chalking up a trio of victories including one for the stable.

Two harness racing meetings were conducted in Victoria on Wednesday December 19, with Maryborough racing in the afternoon and Geelong at night.

The traditional Melbourne Cup Nyah HRC night meeting was held at Swan Hill on Tuesday November 6, with local harness racing trainers Greg Butcher and Noel Watson both preparing winners.

New Zealand-bred seven-year-old Vito Vito finished a dismal ninth in a 2503m stand last Friday week (September 21), 99 metres behind the winner Legislate, but leading harness racing trainer Gary Hall sen. is bubbling with confidence and declares the gelding will prove hard to beat in the 2902m Garrard's Horse And Hound BOTRA Cup at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

Tuesday's Bendigo harness racing fixture featured two events for the squaregaiters, with Apollos Gift and Sonofanearl winning their respective races.

Maryborough is one of the most popular harness racing venues in Victoria and the meeting on Wednesday May 30th was well patronised, with the Central Victorian area taking the honours.

Birchip breeder/owner/trainer Hayden Hogan who prepares a small team, has a rather perfect record when he goes to the races, as they usually earn their keep. Such was the case at the St Arnaud harness racing fixture conducted at Charlton in Central Victoria today (Monday July 11), when Union Guy/Tarleton Princess gelding Tarleton Brad landed the St Arnaud 2-Y-0 Pace over 1609 metres when making his race debut.

Astute Byford harness racing trainer Tony Svilicich thumbed his nose at the many doubters who declared that Has The Answers was highly susceptible over 2506m when the veteran pacer strolled to an all-the-way victory in the $25,000 RSM Bird Cameron Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

There would have been plenty of celebrations in the Western District town of Ararat on Sunday January 2, following the harness racing victory of the ultra-consistent local Mister Rhys in the $25,000 Renown Silverware Ararat Pacing Cup for M0 or better class (Discretionary Handicapped) over 2570 metres.

Ararat trainer/driver Michael Bellman received a great Christmas present, when prolific winner Mister Rhys landed the $5,000 Tab.Com.Au Pacers Handicap for C5 or better class (D-H) over 2760 metres at the Geelong harness racing fixture held at Tabcorp Park Melton on Friday December 24.

The Nyah Harness Racing Club presented a night of exciting racing on Tuesday December 7, with runners from Mildura taking the honours. Red Cliffs part-owner/trainer Bruce Rose a former Nyah boy, opened the night's proceedings with a long shot victory.

Melton's Ken Tippet scored a strong victory with 5-Y-0 Aces N Sevens/Ally Ally gelding Holdem Poker in the Tabcorp Park Melton Pace for C0 class over 2240 metres at harness racing headquarters last Thursday.

Junortoun harness racing breeder/owner/trainer/driver Laurie Wills was a winner at his home track Lord's Raceway Bendigo on Tuesday October 26, when 8-Y-0 Safely Kept/Bronx Lady gelding Lollygagger snared the Stallion Station Pace for C0 class over 1650 metres when making his race debut.

Much of the sheen of the effortless victory by freak pacer Has The Answers in the $20,500 Ross North Homes Spring Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night (September 17) was taken away when the harness racing stewards fined veteran Byford trainer Tony Svilicich $5500 after a protracted inquiry into his activities.

One of the most sought after prizes on the Victorian provincial harness racing scene - the Tontine Series commenced on Wednesday May 26, with rough results. Held throughout the Western District each season, Ararat hosted the opening rounds of the pacers section for C2 to C4 class over 2195 metres, with the winners being Effective Torque and Island Brave at long odds.

The mandatory two harness racing meetings were held in Victoria on Wednesday, with Maryborough racing during the afternoon and nearby Bendigo holding the night fixture, with both venues conducting the 2010 (Penalty Free) Goulburn Valley and Central Victoria Young Drivers Challenge featuring reinspersons from Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales.

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