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North Island harness racing reinsman James Stormont and Todd Mitchell starred on Breakfast this morning and discussed the horrific crash they were involved in at Alexandra Park  last Friday. Also disscussed is the herroic act of Todd Mitchell in saving his friend and fellow driver. Here is a link to the news article  

Racing stewards praised the heroic efforts of top reinsman Todd Mitchell after he chased and caught a horse whose unconscious driver was being dragged after a sickening crash.

West Melton harness racing trainer Cran Dalgety started yesterday nine wins behind Mark Purdon in the Trainers' Premiership , but after wins with Bit Of A Legend and Mac Bubbles on different islands of New Zealand, he has closed that gap to eight, with Purdon also picking up a win at Addington.

With just over four months left in the New Zealand harness racing season, super sire Mach Three continues to extent his lead as the best sire of two-year-olds this season.

Ardmore-based junior driver Tony Cameron won his first race in six lifetime starts at the Cambridge-Te Awamutu Harness Racing Club's meeting at Cambridge Raceway tonight (Thursday September 6). But that win pales in comparison to what the 24-year-old has already beaten in life.

It wasn't the quickest or most fluent pacing race seen at Alexandra Park in recent times but winner Maybe Baby hinted she has more potential than most of the harness racing babies competing against her in tonight's (Friday June 8) PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales Prelude.

Gareth Dixon is proud to showcase his good 3-year-old harness racing filly - Carpenter's Daughter - in the late Noel Gibson's brown and white chequered colours. "It's special when she wins. Noel did a lot for the sport and I''m proud the horse could win in his colours especially for all of her owners," said Dixon, who trains the filly at Clevedon.

The Sean McCaffrey trained La Norvic De Milo is the winner of the Group Two Young Guns Delightful Lady Classic for 2-year-old pacers. The talented filly won the $80,000 pace at northern harnes sracing headquarters - Alexandra Park - tonight (Friday March 9).

Canterbury harness racing fans got to see the very best of the Ray Green trained Sir Lincoln at the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club's meeting held at Addington Raceway today (Saturday).

New Zealand harness racing driver James Stormont will fly to Sydney later this week to drive at Saturday's Tabcorp Park Menangle meeting for local trainer Kevin Pizzuto. Stormont is set to drive in five races but will return home next week before deciding on his long term future.

First it was ducks, then a cat and yesterday a dog. What will it be next? A frisky feline narrowly avoided being roadkill when it ran out in front of a harness racing field near the finish of the last race at Alexandra Park on Friday night, just down from where a mother duck and her ducklings caused mayhem two seasons ago.

Experienced harness racing horseman James Stormont is set to leave the stable of Mark Purdon and Grant Payne. Stormont, who has reined home in excess of 1000 winners on the race-track, revealed he will leave the North Island branch of the Purdon/Payne barn at the end of the month.

The six-man North Island team is the winner of the Auckland Trotting Club's inaugural 'Island-Of-Origin' Driving Series. The Peter Ferguson-captained harness racing side beat the South Island by 226 points to 194 at Alexandra Park tonight (Friday November 5).

Betting options for the 'Island of Origin Driving Series', which will be run at Alexandra Park tomorrow night (November 5), are now open. They were released today (Thursday November 4) by the New Zealand TAB's harness racing bookie Steve Richardson. They are as follows:

State Of Origin rugby league king and former New Zealand Warrior Steve Price, will be at Alexandra Park on Friday night (November 5) to applaud New Zealand's best harness racing drivers. Actually the 36-year-old will be doing more than that - he will present the 'Island Of Origin Series' Trophy to the winning team.

The Auckland Trotting Club will adopt the concept of Australian NRL's (National Rugby League's) State Of Origin with an 'Island Of Origin Series', which will be competed for by 12 of New Zealand's best harness racing drivers at Alexandra Park on Friday November 5.

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