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Team Tritton shifting to North America

02:49 PM 21 Jan 2020 NZDT
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Lauren Tritton with husband and co-trainer Shane,Harness racing
Lauren Tritton with husband and co-trainer Shane
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ONE of Australia’s strongest and most successful stables is shutting up shop and moving to North America.

In shock news today, Shane and Lauren Tritton announced it would be packing-up in NSW and moving to the US from May.

“There’s still lots of work to be done, but I’m glad we’ve now finally made the decision,” Shane Tritton said.

“It’s not an easy decision, of course, but we believe it’s the right one for us professionally and personally. It has to be said, leaving a world-class facility like we have at Menangle is a big decision

“But believe in life we should strive to reach our full ability and the challenge of reinventing our stable in America will allow our techniques and understanding of the sport we both love to grow and prosper.

“Most of our owners have chosen to follow our stable to the USA with their horses which we are very grateful and proud they are willing to take this leap with us.

“The stable at Menangle will continue with business as usual as we work through the departure date in May.”

Some of Team Tritton’s top performers over the years at Menangle include: Arms Of An Angel, Muscle Factory, Mach Beauty, Yayas Hot Spot, Franco Nelson and Suave Stuey Lombo.

In breaking news of their moves through a media release, the Trittons also called for change in Australia harness racing.

“We hope those in control of harness racing can see they need to do more to make this great sport bigger and better, as what it has become in the past decade has lost its viability to support the participants who rely on it,” the release said.

 

Adam Hamilton

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