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Chris Alford and Emma Stewart join Trots Talk

3 Feb 2017

Chris Alford joined Trots Talk tonight to chat about Del-Re National A.G. Hunter Cup contender Lennytheshark as well as VHRSC Victoria Derby chance Our Little General. Hunter Cup night is of course synonymous with Alford, who has won the race three times. Meanwhile, Victoria's leading trainer Emma... Read More

Starters for Hunter Cup, Derby & Great Southern Star

31 Jan 2017

The barrier draws for the Del-Re National A.G. Hunter Cup, the Pryde's Easifeed Great Southern Star and the VHRSC Victoria Derby will be conducted tonight at the MCG in the members' dining room. Harness Racing Victoria's Trots Media team will bring you all the action as it happens via @HRVnews... Read More

Favouritism for Hunter Cup hinges on Tuesday barrier draw

29 Jan 2017

Tuesday night’s Del-Re National A.G. Hunter Cup barrier draw will go a long way to deciding whether New Zealand’s TAB.com.au Summer of Glory dominance continues. The first night of the carnival saw the Kiwis take out seven of the 10 races at Tabcorp Park Melton, including all three Derby... Read More

Lazarus caps Purdon's stunning night with Vic Cup win

28 Jan 2017

Lazarus’ dominant victory in the Eynesbury Victoria Cup reinforced his star-studded status and capped a remarkable night for trainer-driver Mark Purdon, who registered a fifth win on the trot. The 12m win in the $400,000 Group 1 feature prompted Purdon, not one for grand statements, to share that... Read More

A gem of a drive by Purdon sees Sunny Ruby win

28 Jan 2017

Mark Purdon’s genius extended beyond his own stable with the Kiwi producing one of the drives of the night to set up another New Zealand victory. Purdon delivered trainer Sam Smolenski “a career highlight” when he steered Sunny Ruby to the Group 1 $50,000 Haras Des Trotteurs V L Dullard... Read More

Kiwi 3yos dominate Victoria Derby heats

28 Jan 2017

Vincent had to be vulnerable after covering so much ground on the first lap in his heat of the VHRSC Victoria Derby tonight at Tabcorp Park Melton. But when he put paid to Sydney star Blue Moon Rising approaching the home bend – with daylight to the rest of the field – he looked anything... Read More

Barrier draw conducted for 2017 Eynesbury Victoria Cup

24 Jan 2017

The barrier draw for Saturday night’s Group 1 2017 Eynesbury Victoria Cup was held this morning at the offices of Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) and hot favourite Lazarus drew barrier six. The draw was broadcast live across HRV’s Twitter and Facebook channels and hosted by Good Form’s... Read More

More Glory beckons after Smolda's stunning Ballarat Cup triumph

22 Jan 2017

With a jaw-dropping pace-setting run Smolda reinforced his standing in the top tier of Australasian pacers, becoming the first horse to win back-to-back PETstock Ballarat Pacing Cups. Smolda took the sting out of fellow heavyweights stablemate Lazarus and rival Lennytheshark in a breathtaking cup that... Read More

On Thunder Road born to run, proves boss in Cochran Cup

21 Jan 2017

It looks as though the Victorian Summer of Glory Carnival is going to be lots of fun for Darren Hancock. The astute horseman has seven-year-old gelding On Thunder Road absolutely flying and tonight they combined to give nothing else a chance in the E.B. Cochran Trotters Cup at Ballarat. The son of Bettors... Read More

Draw can't douse confidence for Lazarus

16 Jan 2017

Kiwi superstar Lazarus has drawn widest on the front row, outside fellow top liners Smolda and Lennytheshark, but retains favouritism for the PETstock Ballarat Pacing Cup. Lazarus opened a $1.30 favourite with tab.com.au and trainer-driver Mark Purdon said while the champ might not be quite at his peak... Read More