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14 June 2018
Tough task for boom APG freshman
EXCITING freshman Leonidas will need to call upon his inner warrior at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Saturday night. Boasting five wins from six starts – including a victory against older rivals last week – the Australian Pacing Gold purchase is scheduled to contest an Alabar New South Wales Breeders’...
12 June 2018
APG purchases dominate heats
CONNECTIONS of talented filly Goodtime Heaven hope her love affair with Tabcorp Park Menangle can continue during the next few weeks. Sent across the Murray to contest a New South Wales Breeders’ Challenge heat at the world class venue today, Goodtime Heaven captured the qualifier in effortless...
12 June 2018
APG grads to shine at Menangle
HAVING already exceeded expectations, Everybodylovedray will once again have to rise above presumptions at Tabcorp Park Menangle today. While trainer David Thorn has a high opinion of the Australian Pacing Gold purchase, he believes the assignment ahead will prove difficult for the youngster. “He’s...
3 June 2018
APG graduate captures NZ Group One
PLANS have changed with boom filly Shez All Rock. Sent across the Tasman to contest the Harness Jewels – which she won yesterday - Shez All Rock was expected to return to original trainer Mark Pitt ahead of two major targets. Selecting the daughter of Rock N Roll Heaven at the Melbourne Australian...
10 May 2018
Australian Pacing Gold purchase chasing another feature victory
AUSTRALIAN Pacing Gold purchase Atomic Red is predicted to have little trouble returning to the winners’ circle in Dubbo tomorrow night. Runner-up in the Carousel Final at Tabcorp Park Menangle a fortnight ago, Atomic Red won his previous start by 32 metres in 1:53.6. This time around the Steve...
5 May 2018
Australian Pacing Gold purchase extends perfect record in $350,000 Final
UNBEATEN youngster Centenario will be given a light week before being primed for another Group One assault. Winner of the Australian Pacing Gold Final at Tabcorp Park Melton just moments ago, Centenario will be aimed at the Empire Stallions Vicbred Super Series by premier trainer Emma Stewart. Heats...
4 May 2018
APG glory shapes as perfect tonic
FOR a harness racing enthusiast there is no better tonic than winning a Group One. In need of some good fortune, Western Australian owner Harry Capararo is hoping that “pick me up” comes in the shape of a Ladbrokes Australian Pacing Gold Final victory at Melton tomorrow night. Capararo owns...
1 May 2018
APG filly primed for Oaks
A FAVOURABLE draw combined with strong form has Redbank Addi’s connections high on confidence going into Saturday night’s Newcastle Oaks. Winner of her last three starts, the Ladbrokes Australian Pacing Gold purchase will begin from barrier three for trainer KerryAnn Turner. Adding to the...
29 April 2018
Nolita brilliant in $350,000 Ladbrokes Australian Pacing Gold Final
A BRIEF break before embarking on another Group One campaign is the plan with Soho Nolita. A brilliant winner of last night’s Ladbrokes Australian Pacing Gold Final at Tabcorp Park Menangle, Soho Nolita will enjoy a short freshen-up before being aimed at the Vicbred Super Series. Heats of the futurity...
27 April 2018
Another Oaks clean sweep for Ladbrokes APG purchase
LADBROKES Australian Pacing Gold purchase Shez All Rock has completed her second clean sweep of an Oaks series at just her eighth start! Successful in her heat and Final of the New South Wales Oaks last February, Shez All Rock repeated the dose in Victoria’s Blue Riband at Tabcorp Park Melton tonight....
27 April 2018
Great depth in $328,000 Group One Ladbrokes Australian Pacing Gold Final
SUCH is the depth in tomorrow night’s Ladbrokes Australian Pacing Gold Final the rank outsider will head into the feature with a near-perfect record. Boasting two wins and a second from three starts, Thats Bettor earned a berth in the Tabcorp Park Menangle-based Group One by securing her heat....
25 April 2018
Impulse purchase leads to berth in Ladbrokes Australian Pacing Gold Final
MISTAKE, luck or fate…it’s hard to decide what led to Ideally Say Yes making her way into Kate Hargreaves stable. After studying last year’s Ladbrokes APG catalogue, Hargreaves and Alex Ashwood headed to the Melbourne Sale with several yearlings in mind – only to see each sold...
24 April 2018
Young driver chasing Ladbrokes APG glory
JUST a week after breaking his metropolitan maiden, Victorian driver Ryan Duffy is looking to enjoy the thrill of Group One glory. Obtaining his metropolitan driver’s licence just three weeks ago, the 22-year-old registered his initial city win at his second drive at Tabcorp Park Melton last weekend....
22 April 2018
Boom Ladbrokes APG filly on target for another Group One
LADBROKES Australian Pacing Gold purchase Shez All Rock is well positioned to capture her second Group One at just her eighth start! Winner of the New South Wales Oaks last February – which was her fifth outing - Shez All Rock is the pre-draw favourite for Victoria’s Blue Riband next weekend....
17 April 2018
Holly earns Australian Pacing Gold Final berth
SHE has gone the “long way about it”, but Rollin With Holly has made her way into the rich Australian Pacing Gold Final. Finishing second in her heat last week, Rollin With Holly returned to Tabcorp Park Menangle this afternoon to tackle a repechage of the futurity. To trainer Darren Reay’s...
14 April 2018
Triple treat in Ladbrokes APG heats
AS SHE has on numerous occasions, premier horsewoman Emma Stewart made a clean sweep of a race series’ heats at Tabcorp Park Melton last night. Appearing to have access to an endless supply of talented pacers, Stewart has dominated qualifiers in recent years, with her stock going on to capture...
9 April 2018
Ladbrokes APG purchase showing heart of a warrior
SO FAR he’s lived up to his name, but at Menangle tomorrow Leonidas will need to show the courage and heart of a warrior. Leonidas was a warrior King of the Greek city-state of Sparta, who was portrayed by Gerard Butler in the cult movie, 300. Leonidas the standabred is an unbeaten two-year-old...
9 April 2018
Ladbrokes Australian Pacing Gold youngster dominates Derby
PLANS remain uncertain with talented youngster Maraetai. An effortless winner of last night’s Tasmania Derby in Hobart, Maraetai will be given an easy week while trainer Emma Stewart maps out a program for the son of Somebeachsomewhere. “He’s not Vicbred eligible, which limits the options...
7 April 2018
Group One winner's daughter in APG Ladbrokes Autumn Sale
GROUP One winning mare Mi Coconut will be represented by two youngsters tomorrow. The matron’s son Bullys Delight is scheduled to contest the Tasmania Derby for Victorian horseman John Nicholson in Hobart. Third at both his starts, Bullys Delight has drawn barrier three in the Blue Riband, but...
5 April 2018
Accident leads to Ladbrokes APG Autumn Sale lots
ONE person’s misfortune could be your good fortune during Sunday’s Ladbrokes Australian Pacing Gold Sale. Originally looking to sell several yearlings during APG’s Sydney Sale last February, Tony Peacock missed the opportunity due to a track accident which almost claimed his life. Working...
3 April 2018
Astute training hoping for APG omen
ASTUTE horseman Craig Hayes hopes the APG connection can prove an omen in Sunday night’s Tasmania Derby in Hobart. Hayes will contest the Blue Riband with impressive youngster Semowillrev, which is a graduate of the 2016 Ladbrokes Australian Pacing Gold Sale. Last season Hayes captured the Derby...
3 April 2018
Ladbrokes APG heat winner the perfect tonic
LADBROKES Australian Pacing Gold eligible freshman Babyface Adda provided his owner with the ideal tonic at Pinjarra yesterday. Raced by Harry Capararo, Babyface Adda captured the opening heat of the rich APG series in what trainer Ross Olivieri described the “perfect pick me up.” “Harry...
3 April 2018
APG filly to extend perfect record
QUEENSLAND youngster Miss Moneybags will need to overcome a tough run to maintain her perfect record at Albion Park today. That’s the call from owner Kevin Seymour ahead of the two-year-old’s Ladbnrokes Australian Pacing Gold heat. Trained by leading horseman Grant Dixon, Miss Moneybags has...
1 April 2018
APG graduate claims Cup
HAVING already captured a four-year-old major at Tabcorp Park Menangle this season, prominent horsewoman Marg Lee has set her sights on securing another. Earlier this term Lee made the trek from her Victorian base to annex the Chariots Of Fire with Australian Pacing Gold graduate, Jilliby Kung Fu. This...
29 March 2018
Ladbrokes Australian Pacing Gold purchase remains unbeaten
IT IS easy to understand why premier trainer Emma Stewart has a high opinion of Centenario. Not only is the two-year-old unbeaten from three starts, he has won in impressive fashion, including at Melton tonight. After racing in the ‘death seat’, Centenario staved off a late challenge to capture...