Let's take a look at the chances of the runners in this Sunday's two big features from Stawell.
Never have barrier draws been more important.
Yes, we have heard it all before, how the marbles fall today (Monday) for the Inter Dominion pacing and trotting finals is critical, albeit in slightly different ways for the two races.
New Zealand trainers Barry Purdon and Scott Phelan pulled off the ultimate team work double at Addington yesterday.
The pair capped a wonderful last 14 months at the home of Canterbury harness racing when Merlin led throughout to win Garrard NZ Pacing Derby on Grand Prix Day a race after stablemate Duchess Megxit won the group 1 Ace Of Diamonds for juvenile pacing fillies.
Will Wicked Liquor’s longest 21st Century losing streak at 41 go the board? Who will win at their first start to join a select list? Who will be the next cup or classic winner?
The answers to these questions may be revealed at the 13th annual Humbletonian Day meeting to be held at Maryborough on Friday, December 22.
Too often, and through no fault of anyone, Grand Finals in many sports are often underwhelming affairs.
Six times in the last decade AFL Grand Finals have been decided by 46 points or more, a seventh-game tiebreaker hasn’t been required in the past seven NBA finals series, and only three of the past 12 tennis Grand Slams have gone five sets.
These anti-climactic finales occur in racing too, but for harness racing the consequences of uneventful, predictable features are far more odious
The “old marvel” tag is often used loosely in racing circles, thrown out quickly to describe an ageing horse who has been a loyal servant to his or her connections over a prolonged period of time.
But for Victorian harness racing fast class veteran Bulletproof Boy, it’s truly a compliment that hits the mark.
Plenty of Vic hopefuls will be chasing northern glory at Albion Park on Saturday, when features will include the Garrards Sunshine Sprint.
Let's take a closer look at news in the trots and preview the big races, including top tips for night two of the 2023 Queensland Constellations Carnival.