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5 December 2017
Key players confront big Inter Dom questions on Gait Speed
Who will pull the trigger and when? That is but two of the many questions looming large ahead of Friday night’s Perth Inter Dominion, with pundits pondering what will happen in the first 800m and how that will affect the last 100m. Mark Purdon, Kim Prentice and Chris Alford joined RSN 927AM program...
4 December 2017
Australian Pacing Gold mare shines in USA
AUSTRALIAN Pacing Gold purchase Mackenzie was too strong when first-up at Yonkers Raceway during the weekend. Given time to settle early, mare was sent forward by driver Jordan Stratton, who was prepared to pressure the leader, Call Me Queen Be, from the breeze. Forging her way to the front halfway along...
13 November 2017
APG purchase chasing WA riches
A TRIP across the Nullarbor has been booked for promising pacer Stroke Of Luck. Fresh from his success in yesterday’s St Arnaud Cup, the Australian Pacing Gold graduate will head to Western Australia as part of Meg and Merv Butterworth’s Inter Dominion assault. Along with several runners...
4 November 2017
Australian Pacing Gold graduate wins in national record time
AUSTRALIAN Pacing Gold graduate Heaven Rocks reminded onlookers of his New Zealand Cup prospects with a record-breaking win in Addington last night. Second favourite behind stablemate Lazarus for the Cup on November 14, Heaven Rocks overcame a 30-metre handicap to score in a national record time. With...
6 October 2017
APG graduate to star in Classic
AUSTRALIAN Pacing Gold graduate Heaven Rocks is primed to continue his climb to the top when he heads to Addington tonight. Engaged in the Canterbury Classic, the son of Rock N Roll Heaven will enter the $50,000 feature following two impressive trials. Not only has the talented pacer pleased co-trainers...
21 September 2017
Six National Horse of the Year Awards Cap Off Stellar Season for APG Sales Graduates
APG would like to congratulate all connections of the four APG Sales Graduates that took out Australian Pacer of the Year awards in their respective categories. Australian 2yo Pacing Colt or Gelding of the Year - Lumineer p,2,1:52.5 ($177,980) A $30,000 purchase from the 2016 Ladbrokes APG Melbourne...
19 September 2017
APG stock dominate national awards
AUSTRALIAN Pacing Gold graduates have dominated the national pacers’ awards yet again! Led by recently-retired superstar Smolda, APG eligible stock captured seven of the eight Australian titles. Along with being crowned Australian Horse of the Year, Smolda was judged Pacer of the Year and the Aged...
17 September 2017
APG filly had a 'goodtime' at Menangle
PROMISING youngster Goodtime Heaven is likely to be sent for a spell as connections consider targeting some major events later in the season. Successful at Tabcorp Park Menangle last night, Goodtime Heaven’s immediate future will be decided after she returns to trainer Courtney Slater’s Victorian...
17 September 2017
APG graduates dominate Classics
AUSTRALIAN Pacing Gold graduates dominated the Group Two features at Tabcorp Park Melton. Purchased at APG’s Ladbroke’s Melbourne Sale, Shez All Rock and Yankee Roller were a class above their rivals as they maintained their perfect records. Successful in her heat – which also doubled...
16 September 2017
APG saddened by former star's passing
AUSTRALIAN Pacing Gold is saddened by the passing of one of its star sales graduates. A multiple Group One winner, The Warp Drive succumbed to a twisted bowel yesterday morning. The 18-year-old had been enjoying retirement with former trainer Phillip Chircop, with connections devastated by the stallion’s...
13 September 2017
APG crew to dominate early Classics
AUSTRALIAN Pacing Gold graduates are set to dominate the first juvenile features of the season at Tabcorp Park Melton on Friday night. Not only do the APG crew dominate in numbers, they also include the early favourites in both divisions of the Home Grown Classics. Five fillies will line up in their...
1 September 2017
Congrats to all Australian Pacing Gold owners on a magnificent season
AUSTRALIAN Pacing Gold congratulates all its owners on a magnificent season. In what has been a stellar term for APG graduates, they won an amazing 2042 races, which equates to 5.59 victories a day! Vae Victus kick-started proceedings when scoring at Bendigo on September 1 for trainer Andy Gath. Bred...
28 August 2017
Sensational Breeders' Crown day for Australian Pacing Gold 'family'
IN WHAT was a great result for Australian Pacing Gold, four members of the ‘family’ were triumphant at Tabcorp Park Melton yesterday. Led by Our Little General, the APG eligible performers captured three Group Ones and a Group Two. Proving too good in a Breeders’ Crown Final, Our Little...
27 August 2017
APG Sale offering Breeders' Crown relatives
AS A collection of lucky owners prepare to contest today’s Breeders’ Crown Finals, Australian Pacing Gold is giving you the chance to search for next season’s winners. With a large APG contingent contesting the various Group Ones, 13 members of the ‘family’ have relatives...
23 August 2017
APG General to join elite troop
CLASSY youngster Our Little General is in a solid position to join an elite 'troop' at Tabcorp Park Melton on Sunday. Engaged in one of eight Group One Australasian Breeders’ Crown Finals, the Australian Pacing Gold graduate has drawn to lead throughout from barrier three. Should he emerge...
22 August 2017
Crown draw favours APG eligible filly
CONNECTIONS of top filly Petacular hope her recent change of luck in the barrier draw will continue when she contests Sunday’s Breeders’ Crown at Melton on Sunday. Having qualified for seven Group Ones, Petacular has either drawn the second row or wide along the front on each occasion. Despite...
19 August 2017
APG stock to dominate Crown heats
AS HAS been the case in numerous futurities throughout the season, Australian Pacing Gold stock are poised to dominate tonight’s Breeders’ Crown semi-finals at Bendigo. Headed by unbeaten filly Nostra Villa, the APG eligible crew include eight Group One stars and three Group Two winners....
11 August 2017
APG supporting mum's emotional ordeal
AUSTRALIAN Pacing Gold is offering a generous bidder the opportunity to feel good on two levels. The first instance is by securing a weekend away in the name of charity, while the second is purchasing a yearling at the Ladbrokes APG Sales in Perth. After learning about Aleisha Hausler’s terrible...
9 August 2017
APG filly extends undefeated record
PACING sensation Nostra Villa maintained her unbeaten streak with a soft Breeders’ Crown heat win at Shepparton last night. Never seriously challenged in the qualifier, the Australian Pacing Gold purchase extended her perfect record to seven for trainer Emma Stewart. After working to the lead from...
3 August 2017
APG stock to dominate Melton feature
AUSTRALIAN Pacing Gold stock is poised to dominate yet another feature. With members of the APG ‘family’ capturing a host of majors in recent weeks, tomorrow night’s The Graduate at Melton is expected to be added to the ever-growing tally. Victorian Derby winner Our Little General has...
1 August 2017
APG filly claims Southern Cross Final
ANOTHER round of Sires’ Stake Finals - another Australian Pacing Gold champion! Following Group One victories in New South Wales and Victoria from APG graduates, classy filly Saphirique has joined the feature winners’ list thanks to her triumph in a Southern Cross Final at Globe Derby during...
25 July 2017
APG graduates fill Group Two trifecta
ANOTHER Group races – another Australian Pacing Gold winner! In fact, it was an APG trifecta in Saturday night’s Tatlow Stakes at Melton. Extending her unbeaten sequence, Nostra Villa accounted for Amelias Courage and Nostra Beach, which is a stablemate of the winner, in the time-honoured...
13 July 2017
APG graduate to extend perfect record
A TOUGH draw has put Colt Thirty One’s unbeaten local record at risk. Successful at five of his seven starts – with his losses coming at Menangle – the Australian Pacing Gold purchase will begin from the second row in the Triad Final at Albion Park on Saturday night. Despite the awkward...
10 July 2017
Australian Pacing Gold's richest graduate retired
TO CONNECTIONS dismay, outstanding pacer Smolda has been retired. Co-trainer Mark Purdon made the tough call after discovering the reigning Inter Dominion champion has a tear in his tendon. “It is sad, but just one of those things,” Purdon said. “We don’t have them forever and...
8 July 2017
APG filly ready to rise to major occasion
LUCK, luck and more luck, that’s what astute horseman Craig Turnbull is hoping for in tonight’s Vicbred Super Series Final at Tabcorp Park Melton. Turnbull will contest the Group One with Major Occasion, which has been the find of the futurity thanks to wins in her heat and semi. Despite...