NSW Harness Racing

HOWARD JAMES - HARNESS RACING’S QUIET ACHIEVER

HOWARD JAMES - HARNESS RACING’S QUIET ACHIEVER

Howard James was twelve years old when he first met Brian Hancock. Young Howard spent most weekends and school holidays with brothers, Brian and Richard Hancock, who were rapidly establishing their commercial training operation.

HARNESS RACING ATTRACTS PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE - EVEN THE OCCASIONAL POLICEMAN

HARNESS RACING ATTRACTS PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE - EVEN THE OCCASIONAL POLICEMAN

Joe Conolly isn’t the first policeman to have trained harness horses. The question was raised by trot fans after the Conolly trained ten year old All About Art, won the opening race at Penrith last week.

LISA KEPT HER FEET ON THE GROUND

LISA KEPT HER FEET ON THE GROUND

Had Lisa Miles not had an inherent love of the standardbred horse, she may have pursued a career with the RAAF. For the last seven years of her time at Melton’s Mowbray College, young Lisa Lewis was a member of the Air Training Corps.

THE DAY NORM STOLE THE NEW ZEALAND CUP FROM UNDER THEIR NOSES.

THE DAY NORM STOLE THE NEW ZEALAND CUP FROM UNDER THEIR NOSES.

Tiger Tara didn’t deserve to lose last week’s New Zealand Cup. The Aussie trained eight year old did enough work for three horses, before going under by a lousy head to The Fixer in the second fastest New Zealand Cup in history.

REBECCA AND SAN CARLO- VICTORIAN HARNESS RACING’S DYNAMIC DUO

REBECCA AND SAN CARLO-  VICTORIAN HARNESS RACING’S DYNAMIC DUO

The last few months of 2008 passed very slowly for a certain Shepparton schoolgirl, who couldn’t wait to follow her dream.

HARRY’S IN FOR THE LONG HAUL

HARRY’S IN FOR THE LONG HAUL

Harry Martin seems to have been around Sydney harness racing tracks forever, and was well ensconced when I trained and drove my very first horse, a two year old filly called Red Mittens. Harry had a filly called Miss Viscount at the same time, and I clearly recall going around with him in early trials, and in a race or two.