Mangos re-unites with his stable star at Cambridge

By Michael Guerin Trainer Brent Mangos will have the rare thrill of taking his stable star South Coast Arden for a race night spin at Cambridge tonight and he looks to have found the perfect race for their reunion. Mangos and South Coast Arden will start hot favourites in the $20,000 Cambridge Classic, a race initially supposed to also contain Self Assured but his trainer Mark Purdon has decided to wait until Alexandra Park next Friday. Not that Mangos would have had to fear Self Assured because South Coast Arden…

Hughes stable out to continue hot form

By Joshua Smith, Harness News Desk Brian and Gareth Hughes have made a roaring start to the new season and they are hoping their golden run continues at Cambridge Raceway on Thursday. The South Auckland trainers have finished out of the money on just one occasion in their five outings to date this term and they will have strong representation once again at the Waikato meeting this week. The father-and-son duo will produce The Honey Queen in the meeting’s feature, the Barrett Homes Cambridge Classic (2200m). The Honey Queen accounted…

Tomlinson to seize opportunities

By Jonny Turner Kerryn Tomlinson is hoping to make the most of her opportunities in the sulky this week, starting at Young Quinn Raceway on Wednesday. The junior driver takes a bumper book of drives over the next five days including several key horses from her boss Brad Williamson’s stable. Williamson’s recent suspension has given Tomlinson a great opportunity which she plans to grab with both hands. Though a little ironically in race 6 on Wednesday, it is another of Williamson’s horses that could pose the reinswoman’s biggest threat. “Domination’s…

Selections | Wyndham – Today

Racing journalist Jonny Turner’s selections for the Forbury Park Trotting Club meeting at Wyndham today.       Head to www.tab.co.nz to place your bet! Race Jonny TurnerRacing Journalist Race 112.04pm 6 Atarah3 Franco Huntingdon5 Eliz Angel7 Emma Stone  Race 212.39pm 6 Mixed Faith3 Donald trump7 Streaming Live4 Cheeky Monkey Race 31.14pm 4 Sherwood Maggie13 Joes Rock6 Rebecca Dale9 B Smart Race 41.47pm 10 The Night Watchman2 I’m Watching You1 Vintage Rose6 Carrera Belle Race 52.24pm 10 Sweet And Sour2 Jovial Jay16 The Mighty Mondo7 Rakajed Race 62.59pm 16 Domination’s Call1 Sundons Flyer2…

Buckskin thriving ahead of Motukarara test

By Joshua Smith, Harness News Desk Robert Davis withstood the urge to head to Blenheim with Buckskin earlier this month and he is hoping that decision pays off at Motukarara Raceway on Sunday. The American Ideal gelding will start from behind the 10m tape in the Canterbury Trotting Owners Assn Summer Handicap Pace (2810m) and Davis is hoping he can improve on his last start runner-up effort at the track last month. “I was very pleased with that run. He got a good run but he sticks on and he…

Selections | Banks Peninsula – Today

Trottech’s  selections for Motukarara today.  Head to www.tab.co.nz to place your bet! Race Trottech Form Analyst  Race 112.20pm 14 Silk Jacket13 Sunny Louis3 Royal Dierdre8 Heavenly Strings Race 212.45pm 11 Lone Wolf13 Watch Me3 Flo Motion9 White Diamond Gold Race 31.10pm 11 McCrikey8 Gronkowski15 Sheeza Purla4 Atomic Traveller11 Rocketman       Race 41.35pm 8 Star Casino15 With Grace2 Maximillan13 Shes Watching     Race 52.00pm 2 Magnifique Dimanche6 Madeleine Stowe14 Moons Way10 Classic Call      Race 62.25pm 1 Faze Of Glory12 Mark Dunnett11 Eyecon15 Somedreamsomewhere   Race 72.50pm 3 Aggie May4 Mick Beth6 Angel…

Big task in front of Mystic Max

By Jonny Turner Michael Purdon has a word of warning for punters ahead of the return of his classy trotter Mystic Max at Addington on Friday night. And it has nothing to do with his ability. The three-year-old will step out for the first time since his second placing at the Harness Jewels in race 2. For many it may appear the biggest challenge for the horse is to negotiate his first standing start. But that is not something Purdon is too worried about. “He is a really well-mannered colt,…

Krug and co sets Trainor up for huge night at Menangle

By Adam Hamilton Jack Trainor is a man in demand. The talented former young Kiwi horseman has been a revelation since moving to NSW, especially since branching-out on his own just over a year ago. Sure, he’s won Group 1 races, but this could be the most important meeting of his career so far when he heads to Menangle on Saturday night. And it’s all thanks to his Kiwi connections. Trainor drives the three Kiwi glamour raiders in the three feature races at Menangle. As well as reuniting with his favourite,…

Vincent’s first NZ runner to debut tonight

By Michael Guerin Four years ago this week what was supposed to be the start of something huge for star pacer Vincent ended in disaster. Tonight at Alexandra Park something just as big could start for the flashy pacer but this time as a stallion. Vincent will have his first New Zealand runner and a talented one at that when Seve starts favourite in race 7, the first juvenile race of the new season To many casual followers and galloping punters it may seem strange the first two-year-old race of…