Some things have changed, some have stayed the same. At the elite level, few can remain at the very top for very long. That’s what makes dynasties like Hawthorn, New England Patriots, Golden State Warriors and Melbourne Storm so remarkable and so hard to replicate. In Harness Racing, it is perhaps even harder to stay … More Unofficial Harness Racing Power Rankings – March
Sydney’s premier evening of Harness Racing was dominated by the most dominant stable, perhaps of any code in any part of the globe. All Stars co-trainers Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen cleaned up the New South Wales Oaks, Ladyship Mile and ran a quinella in the $1 million Miracle Mile. And just for good measure, … More The All Stars Spank ’em – Miracle Mile Wrap
Australasia’s richest Harness race is primed with the eight participants locked in, barriers handed out and the $1 million there for the taking. Aside from what looks to be a highly competitive Miracle Mile, we’ll have a further five Group 1 races plus a Group 2 clash for the two-year-old rookies. Almost $2 million in … More The Big One, The Miracle Mile
We roll into the heart of Sydney’s Carnival of Miracles this weekend with the Miracle Mile qualifying heats as well as the qualifiers for the Derby, Oaks and Ladyship Mile. In what shapes as a fascinating and entertaining night’s racing, here are the horses I’ll be tipping to win through to the major races on … More Carnival of Miracles – night two.
Many of us have been salivating at what this year’s edition of the Chariots of Fire might present us. As is almost always the case, we lost a couple of big guns along the way (Ride High, Spankem and Pat’s Delight) but we still have a collection of budding superstars aiming for Group 1 glory … More Chariots of Fire
I watched the barrier draw live on Facebook this week for the $500,000 Group 1 Hunter Cup and only once could I hear a significant amount of noise from the people in the room. It was when TAB’s Adam Hamilton – on behalf of Kevin Pizzuto and co. – drew barrier three for reigning Inter … More Hunter Cup – Tiger’s To Lose…
Last weekend, Ballarat presented us with an insight into what the summer of Harness Racing holds in store. 28 quality three-year-olds competed in the Victoria Derby heats, we saw the reigning NZ Cup champ steal Group 1 glory from a hometown hero and we watched another handful of pacers and trotters go round in what … More Summer of Glory – part two.
Such is the prestige, competitiveness and prize money associated with this weekend’s Ballarat Cup, I – and many others – consider this the unofficial opening of Harness Racing Victoria’s Summer of Glory carnival. As always, the Cup is loaded with top-end talent but deeper than you think on first inspection. Staggeringly, one-time ID18 favourite Spankem … More Ballarat Cup Preview
Some of the lovely ladies on this list will be worth just as much after they hang up the sulky but in the meantime, they’ve collectively been doing some amazing things on the race track. It’s always been difficult to overcome the great entires who go onto become stallions or rugged open class geldings … More Unofficial Harness Racing Power Rankings – Fillies & Mares
Such is the depth and promise that the current batch of three-year-olds are presenting, it was suggested I whip up a power rankings for three-year-olds. So here goes. Such is the volatile nature of age-restricted racing, I’d expect this list to look incredibly different in six months time. There may even be a horse … More Unofficial Harness Racing Power Rankings (3-year-olds)