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Offline Bundy

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« 2010-Jan-09, 12:32 PM Reply #25 »
Age may not weary them, but it is certainly wearing me down! :tears:

Offline Max Manewer

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« 2010-Jan-09, 12:34 PM Reply #26 »
Malcolm who ?

Offline JWesleyHarding

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« 2010-Jan-23, 02:22 PM Reply #27 »
Another win by Taos Pleasure.  emthup

Pity this is in the Trots and Dogs area.

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« 2010-Jan-30, 04:50 PM Reply #28 »
Another good run by Mustard today.

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« 2011-Apr-08, 05:47 PM Reply #29 »
not just confined to horses, i note with interest the last race at  Yarra Valley today, a titanic struggle with 2 horses head and head in the last 100 meters, winner driven by Graeme "pop" Lang just edging out Brian Gath, with Craig Demmler (son of the Teddy Bear) a close 3rd, 3 of the biggest harness names in the last 40 years, Lang Gath and Demmler  :yes:  :noteworthy:  I think John McGuiness's horse ran 4th, he's no spring chicken either. They have these young driver race series now, should have one for the oldies   :lol:  I'll back Uncle Brian  ;)

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« 2012-Jan-12, 07:00 PM Reply #30 »
A jockey has just had his first drive in a harness race at Penrith for trainer John Tapp.  Brian Wood sat in the death from a wide gate and his horse tired to finish near the tail. He still has his jockey license, i dont think theere is anyone else in NSW that has a dual license, there's a couple in Perth, S.J. Miller used to drive and ride, but nowadays i think he's only training. Interestingly, Brian Wood has a * next to his name indicating a junior claim     :lol:    He's old enough to be some rival drivers grandfather  :yes:

    
PENRITH ST 4  PAYING  
12 Jan 2012  C1 ONLY MS  
RADIO TAB 8-6-4    Late Mail 4 2125M FINE FAST
  
      
4   THE HOFF  6.60 2.10  
8   LORD MOBAY   1.80  
5   ELAKASA OCEANLINER  1.20  
  
Sub Fav 8
  
QN 4* 8 8.00  
EX 4* 8 18.60  
    
TF 4* 8* 5 108.40  
A2 4* 8 1.30  
 4* 5 3.20  
 5* 8 2.00  
 
 
No.   Name 6:46 Win Plc   Driver   H/C Draw   L3S Rtng
1   WONT BE DENIED 44.4 43.4 3.6   BRIAN PORTELLI     079 59
2   HES SO COOL 19.4 42.7 8.1   BLAKE FITZPATRICK     696 55
3   GOTNOLUCK 8.6 14.3 3.9   MICHAEL TOWERS     457 63
4   THE HOFF 8.6 6.6 2.1   BRETT DAVIS     0X8 66
5   ELAKASA OCEANLINER 5.5 4.1 1.2   JOSEPH TANTI     364 67
6   COMMANDO RAINBOW 4.5 7.8 1.7   BRIAN WOOD     564 96
7   PENSICOLA 6.5 6.9 2.1   GLENN MCELHINNEY     843 71
8   LORD MOBAY 3.2 2.5 1.8   TREVOR MUNDAY     334 100

« Last Edit: 2012-Jan-12, 07:05 PM by VoRogue »

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« 2012-Jan-12, 07:49 PM Reply #31 »
A jockey has just had his first drive in a harness race at Penrith for trainer John Tapp.  Brian Wood sat in the death from a wide gate and his horse tired to finish near the tail. He still has his jockey license, i dont think theere is anyone else in NSW that has a dual license, there's a couple in Perth, S.J. Miller used to drive and ride, but nowadays i think he's only training. Interestingly, Brian Wood has a * next to his name indicating a junior claim      :lol:     He's old enough to be some rival drivers grandfather  :yes:

    
PENRITH ST 4  PAYING  
12 Jan 2012  C1 ONLY MS  
RADIO TAB 8-6-4    Late Mail 4 2125M FINE FAST
  
      
4   THE HOFF  6.60 2.10  
8   LORD MOBAY   1.80  
5   ELAKASA OCEANLINER  1.20  
  
Sub Fav 8
  
QN 4* 8 8.00  
EX 4* 8 18.60  
    
TF 4* 8* 5 108.40  
A2 4* 8 1.30  
 4* 5 3.20  
 5* 8 2.00  
 
 
No.   Name 6:46 Win Plc   Driver   H/C Draw   L3S Rtng
1   WONT BE DENIED 44.4 43.4 3.6   BRIAN PORTELLI     079 59
2   HES SO COOL 19.4 42.7 8.1   BLAKE FITZPATRICK     696 55
3   GOTNOLUCK 8.6 14.3 3.9   MICHAEL TOWERS     457 63
4   THE HOFF 8.6 6.6 2.1   BRETT DAVIS     0X8 66
5   ELAKASA OCEANLINER 5.5 4.1 1.2   JOSEPH TANTI     364 67
6   COMMANDO RAINBOW 4.5 7.8 1.7   BRIAN WOOD     564 96
7   PENSICOLA 6.5 6.9 2.1   GLENN MCELHINNEY     843 71
8   LORD MOBAY 3.2 2.5 1.8   TREVOR MUNDAY     334 100



7/2 out to 7's, sits wide and capitulates. Looks like Woods had a dream start to his harness career and did everything expected :)

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« 2012-Jan-13, 07:33 AM Reply #32 »
Not junior claims any more, they are concessional claims for inexperienced drivers.

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« 2012-Aug-11, 07:36 PM Reply #33 »
Think this thread should be moved from Harness and greys to a more "common" area.

Riceman, a 12 year old, brought his career earning to approx 550,000 with a win in Adelaide. 

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« 2013-Apr-17, 10:42 PM Reply #34 »
2 years  and nearly 4 months later, former good stayer, Macknuckle resumes on saturday :clap2:

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« 2013-Apr-19, 10:56 AM Reply #35 »
Riceman back and racing at Strathalbyn on wednesday



http://www.facebook.com/groups/495406847138417/

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« 2013-Jun-04, 12:23 PM Reply #36 »
special mention to NZ jockey Noel Harris (now age 58), aka NGH or Harry

http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/features/7556488/Legend-Harry-still-has-the-magic

Had only 5 rides last Saturday at ELLERSLIE on a heavy track (June 1st)

Here's how they went

Race 4  DARK BISHOP  1st  $5.50
Race 5  PERFECT START  1st  $5.50
Race 6  ARNOLD   1st  $10
Race 7  POSTMANS DAUGHTER  1st  $5.10


no ride in race 8, got his breath back

Race 9  OUR ESSENCE  1st  $11


all up for $1 at best TAB odds got something in the order of $17,000 (and even higher with Betfair)  
« Last Edit: 2013-Jun-04, 12:27 PM by VoRogue »

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« 2013-Jun-04, 12:58 PM Reply #37 »
On a klosely related theme, veteran Polish-born Slovak Miroslav Klose representing Germany managed to surprise recently at Lazio when scoring 5.

Then being benched at the 68 minute mark, when on the cusp of a stunning record!

Now he's had a goal (and cigar?) disallowed for off-side in the USA friendly, which would have had him on par with Mueller as Germany's top boot.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22421894

Not sure if this is Mundine - Nani impression is genuine, but it challenges the aphorism:

White men can't jump!


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« 2013-Jun-05, 12:05 PM Reply #38 »
and the NGH wagon rolls on, just rode ANOTHER 16/1 winner thru the Matamata slush    emthup  
the guy is an absolute freak    :noteworthy:  

Had good form too, beaten by cricket pitches past three runs    :lol:  

11 ROLL WITH PULSEBR G 4
N HARRIS 56kg
Michael Moroney & Chad Ormsby - Matamata (14)

Light blue, black sleeves, red cap15:1-2-1 $10336  W 11:1-2-1    T 1:0-1-0    D 1:0-0-0     1st UP  3:0-1-0  Zariz - Princess Canny
0-14 T RA D 05Oct12 1200   Rating 65 Benchmark*   J Oliver (4) 54    Apache Sky 9.1L  1-10.53
0-14 T AW S 29Apr 1150   Rating 65 Benchmark*   J Oliver (6) 54    Rosie Rules 11.5L  1-7.72
0-12 TAUR H 20May 1200   Rating 65 Benchmark*   M Mcnab (8) 56    O'Right Zen 13.9L  1-16.28

MATAMATA ZS 5  INTERIM  
05 Jun 2013  RATING 65 BENCHMARK  
RADIO TAB 6-12-10   1400M   OVERCAST HEAVY
    
11   ROLL WITH PULSE  17.50 5.20   
12   VERONICA   2.50  
14   GO PADDY   6.80  
SCR 3 5
    
QN 11*12 48.90  
EX 11*12 86.10  
TF 11*12*14 1056.20  
 


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« 2013-Jun-17, 04:58 PM Reply #39 »
Think this thread should be moved from Harness and greys to a more "common" area.

Riceman, a 12 year old, brought his career earning to approx 550,000 with a win in Adelaide. 
Riceman has been retired in the last month or so.

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« 2013-Jun-18, 10:13 PM Reply #40 »
Look who just trained a 100-1 winner at Northam trots in WA....remember Village Kid ? paid best NSW

https://www.tab.com.au/#!/nsw/racing/race-results-details/NORTHAM/Harness/6/18-Jun-2013

12   ARJAYS BONUS  83.70 8.20

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Bill Horn

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6th PINJARRA   18Feb 2185   MS FT4   $2.8F Kiralin 8.0m 2-01.7
5th GLOUCESTER PARK   21May 2130   MS FT1   $9.5 Besos Baci 10.9m 1-59.8
12th GLOUCESTER PARK   04Jun 2130   MS FT4   $25.4 Tajies Girl 78.6m 1-59.8


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« 2013-Jul-29, 06:14 PM Reply #41 »
Does anyone know the age of NSW harness driver Jim (C.J.) Castles ?, he just punched one around at Menangle that was a 100-1 shot (and ran accordingly) I know for a fact he was driving in the late 60's and Tappy interviewed him around 2-3 years ago and he said he had no thoughts of retiring, he looks well over 70  :chin: Is there a mandatory retirement age for trot drivers, i remember a guy in Melb was driving and he was around 80 Len Orwin it was from memory  :shrug: He (Castles) has driven in the same colours all his life

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« 2013-Jul-29, 09:10 PM Reply #42 »
Home
  CONVENT HILL
8yo Bay Mare
D.O.B: 08-Nov-2004
by MANNER HILL  from CORIE BET
5x Pedigree Report | RISA Pedigree Report
 


Owner’s Details (updated nightly) Mr J A Sylvester
Stewards Embargoes None on record 
Emergency Vaccination Record (Click here for more details)
Last Gear Change* 15-Jul-2013, Bandages, On, Comment: O/H 
Trainer Jeremy Sylvester (Cessnock) 
Racing Colours Red, Black Stripes And Cap 
Career Summary: 81-8:8:11 | Prizemoney: $112,925 Min-Dist-Win: 1150 Max-Dist-Win: 1615
 
Note: NSW & WA Gear Changes may be incomplete


Recent FormEmbargoesGear ChangesRating 
1st of 8 GULG 09Jun13 1200m Dead5 GULG CUP $8,900 ($5,260) Greg Ryan 54kg Barrier 5
2nd Honour Ron 52kg, 3rd Hewentwhoosh 59kg 1:12.43, 0.2L $8
4th of 11 MWBK 14Jun13 1280m Heavy8 F&M BM70 $15,000 ($675) Ms Rachael Murray (a) 56kg Barrier 3
1st Two Blue 55kg, 2nd Pleasurena 56.5kg 1:18.47 (600m 36.75), 8.3L, 6th@800m, 7th@400m, $41/$51
3rd of 11 SCNE 02Jul13 1300m Heavy8 JGLE JUICE $28,100 ($2,740) Ms Rachael Murray (a) 54kg Barrier 1
1st Youthful King 54kg, 2nd Kinetics 51kg 1:19.14, 2.8L, 7th@800m, 3rd@400m, $41/$61/$61
7th of 9 SCNE 15Jul13 1400m Dead4 HCP $15,000 ($275) Robert Thompson 54kg Barrier 8
1st Project Compassion 54kg, 2nd Zarbu 54kg 1:24.60 (600m 35.08), 4.4L, 8th@800m, 5th@400m, $8/$9/$9
1st of 14 DOOM 27Jul13 1615m Dead4 NMW $45,000 ($28,800) Ms Rachael Murray (a) 54kg (cd 51kg) Barrier 5
2nd Casse Sqarette 55.5kg, 3rd Gunner Knox 57kg 1:38.17 (600m 36.39), 0.2L, 5th@800m, 5th@400m, $41/$41


with a rising 9yr old mare you always have to be careful if they win the Gulgong Cup in the same prep    :whistle:

never stop learning   :rant:

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« 2013-Jul-30, 06:54 PM Reply #43 »
Funny to see Convent Hill has only been stepped up to 1600m lately for 3 runs in her 81 start career, which now includes a 1st,2nd & a 1st in the city over the mile.    :o

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« 2013-Aug-09, 10:00 PM Reply #44 »
At 11 years of age Has The Answers just won his 75th race 236 starts. good on the ole bloke :clap2:

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« 2013-Aug-09, 10:11 PM Reply #45 »
At 11 years of age Has The Answers just won his 75th race 236 starts. good on the ole bloke :clap2:

why do harness horses last longer ?

standard bred  :chin:


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« 2013-Aug-09, 10:18 PM Reply #46 »
Yes mate, the standard breds are certainly not as fragile as the thoroughbreds

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« 2013-Aug-28, 08:46 PM Reply #47 »
Two drivers going around tonite at Bathurst, one has finally had his last drive, he's in his 70's and has been driving for decades, once had a top liner called King Frost. his name is IAN MUTTON.  he has decided not to renew his licence. The other driver is WAYNE HONAN, who i know still trains, but rarely drives these days


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« 2013-Aug-28, 08:56 PM Reply #48 »
Wow, Wayne Honan, thats a blast from my past.

Had some wonderful pacers. Undertrick was one from memory :chin:

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« 2013-Aug-28, 09:32 PM Reply #49 »
Wow, Wayne Honan, thats a blast from my past.

Had some wonderful pacers. Undertrick was one from memory :chin:

Was always a better trainer than driver


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