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Offline arakaan

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O.P. « 2008-Dec-09, 08:18 PM »
All of Australia



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Offline percy punter

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« 2011-Jan-20, 08:11 PM Reply #1 »
hey wats up i have started new topics but no-one replies?? its not like the race horse blogs/!!!!!!!!!!! :wacko:

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« 2017-Feb-03, 06:52 PM Reply #2 »
It's not often that harness races get a run on Punters.com but this one put up an impressive performance to mow the leaders down .


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« 2018-Feb-24, 05:26 PM Reply #3 »
Can't believe there isn't a topic on the Miracle Mile tonight.  Vale the trots.

It's not even being held in Perth people. 

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« 2018-Feb-25, 09:13 AM Reply #4 »
Great race and the set the fastest Mile time in the Southern hemisphere.  Under 1.47.  Whodathunkit?

Soho Tribeca outstanding in the run, I thought.  No bias!  :shy:

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« 2020-Apr-12, 12:30 PM Reply #5 »
Racing at Marburg today Denis Smith Trot Tactics correspondent is saddling up High Cloud Lass in R1 due at 12.57 it has drawn well 2 ..trained on the track and while it's no world beater neither are the opposition UBET betting $8 EW I've had a little interest fingers crossed it has no bad luck.

Had every chance led looked to be going well but caved in quickly when challenged .....I looked at the totes with a minute to go  was $26 on one ..tried to get on but the bookie didn't have the pick of the totes option ..thankfully saved me burning more money.


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« 2021-Jul-09, 12:48 PM Reply #6 »
Driver rates Ego equal of pace King

KING Of Swing may be Australia’s best pacer, but champion driver Luke McCarthy thinks his stablemate Expensive Ego may already be as good, ahead of Saturday night’s Group 1 The Rising Sun at Albion Park.

With a tricky back-row draw (gate 9), the rising star will have to be every bit as good as McCarthy hopes, if he is to take out the inaugural running of the $250,000 feature, with key rival Krug drawing sweetly with gate 1.

While Expensive Ego is a $2.70 favourite with TAB, punters will know what he is made of post-race, with The Rising Sun attracting three of New Zealand’s best pacers in Krug, Copy That and Amazing Dream, along with a terrific support cast headed by the emerging Spirit Of St Louis, Kowalski Analysis and Bundoran.

“On sheer ability, I think he’s right there with King Of Swing,” McCarthy said.

“After he won the Chariots Of Fire, he did plenty of work and still ran a fantastic second to King Of Swing in the Miracle Mile. I think he’s better now than he was then, just through experience and natural improvement.”

Expensive Ego, who boasts 16 career wins in just 21 starts, comes out of a gut-busting victory just last week, where he started a prohibitive odds-on favourite. Some may baulk at backing up seven days later, but McCarthy believes the fouryear-old will lap it up.

“No, that’s a plus with him. He needed it. A hard run like that has topped him off nicely,” he said. “He absolutely thrives on hard racing.

“He’ll make a great Inter Dominion horse (where they race four times in two weeks).”

AS A backpacker, Ray Green made his first trip to Australia five decades ago to pick fruit.
Now the veteran trainer finds himself Down Under again chasing greater riches with New Zealand’s top pacer Copy That.
The 75-year-old has trained in Wales, Italy and North America but now calls Lincoln Farms’ 25-hectare property near Pukekohe home where he trains the harness sensation.
Lining up in the $250,000 Group 1 The Rising Sun at Albion Park on Saturday night, Copy That is potentially the best horse Green has had.
The Kiwi showed he was the real deal last week in his Albion Park debut when he pulled off a victory from near last.
Following the stunning win, Green said it hadn’t all been smooth sailing for Copy That, who has matured from a talented problem child to a top-class pacer.
“He was a real handful,” he said. “He could gallop in a heartbeat and for no reason at all. It took a long time to get him out of that.
Having been in the industry for decades, Green is regarded as a cool head and that is exactly what was needed after Copy That’s shock flop in the Harness Jewels at Cambridge just days before he was booked on a flight to Brisbane.
After winning five of his last six starts going into the race, Copy That could only muster ninth.
“The run was a bit of a shock. I have no idea why he didn’t perform that day, it’s a mystery,” Green said. “I wasn’t going to dwell on it, you go crazy if you do. I had to just turn the page and move on.”
Green only returned to New Zealand after working under the legendary Billy Haughton in America. He said he learnt a lot but did not enjoy the “factory-type” operation he was running.
“I’ve been lucky to do a lot of travel and stints around the world,” he said. “I had a year in North Wales, the last year of the Prestatin track in 1972 before it closed.
“Then I had a year in Italy, up north at Torino, in the mid-1970s, and a few stints in Florida. My last stint in the US was three years at Maryland from 1980-83.”
With Copy That rated a $8.50 chance with TAB for The Rising Sun, Green has an eye towards the Group 1 Blacks A Fake on July 24.
Ironically, he will have to take down a horse he purchased and trained if he is to get his hands on the Blacks A Fake riches. Green was the original trainer of King Of Swing, regarded as Australia’s best pacer.
“It will be a bit strange racing him after buying him as a yearling and developing him,” he said. “He’s the benchmark horse in Australia right now.
“I liked him from day one. He had some bone chips removed from his ankles as an early two-year-old, but came good at the end of the season to win the Breeders Crown (in Victoria).
“We sold him to (Western Australia) for big money after that. You hate losing horses like that, I loved him, but money talks and we’re running a business. Buying yearlings, developing them and selling them is the routine.”
Copy That now comfortably fills the void.
“It was great to have him come along straight after King Of Swing was sold and left, but he took a lot of work to get sorted,” Green said. “I’d say Copy That had a bit more raw speed, but it’s been great to see King Of Swing keep developing.”
I wasn’t going to dwell on it, you go crazy if you do

Big Night for Harness Racing at The Creek on Saturday night  :thumbsup:

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« 2021-Jul-09, 03:56 PM Reply #7 »
I backed Copy That last week. The odds were crazy :clap2:

See no reason to get off him yet