Our latest winners
Glenn and Ann Cotterill and John and Lynne Street for Louie The Punter’s win at Cambridge.
Marc Hanover and Gordon Banks for Bet On The Tiger’s all-the-way win at Cambridge.
Jeff and Vicky Roach, Peter and Bridget Morris, Sue Croft and Steve Haylock, John and Lynne Street and Ian Middleton for Lincoln’s Kruz’s win at Tauherenikau.
John and Lynne Street for Lincoln Star’s win at Awapuni.
Merv and Meg Butterworth for Copy That’s 24th win at Auckland.
- Merv and Meg Butterworth for Copy That’s stunning win in the IRT New Zealand Trotting Cup at Addington.
- Jeff and Vicky Roach, Peter and Bridget Morris, Sue Croft, Steve Haylock, John and Lynne Street and Ian Middleton for Lincoln’s Kruz’s win at Otaki.
- John and Lynne Street for Master Lincoln’s win at Gore.
- Neville McAlister and John and Lynne Street for Platinum Machine’s win at Trentham.
- John and Lynne Street for Benny Lincoln’s win at Invercargill.
- John and Lynne Street and Bill Gleeson for Louie Lincoln’s win at Invercargill.
- Merv and Meg Butterworth for Copy That’s Spring Cup win at Alexandra Park.
Our runners this week
Thursday night at Cambridge
Whiz On Bye, Major Grace, Arden’s Illusion, Bet On The Tiger, Louie The Punter.
Friday night at Auckland
Frankie Major, Lincoln River, Beaudiene Rocknroll, Nirvana Franco.
Saturday at Trentham
Father Lenihan, Platinum Spirit, Lincoln Valley.
Saturday night at Albion Park
News in brief
Master Lincoln retired
Seven-year-old Master Lincoln has been retired with a suspensory ligament injury and will be rehomed as a riding horse. The gelding won three races, the latest at Gore in October, and $44,162 in stakes. Trainer Michael House will turn him out on his farm and in six months when recuperated find him a good home. “He is a lovely horse and I feel there was some unfinished business with him.”
Vaccine passes mandatory
If you want to attend a race meeting from December 3 you must be vaccinated. All race meetings will be classed as events from that date and people 12 years old and older must present vaccine passes to enter.
NZ pulls out of Interdoms
A lack of open class horses and financial uncertainty have been cited as the reason New Zealand has pulled out of hosting the 2023 Interdominion series. Interdominion Event Committee chair Ken Spicer says while it is disappointing to withdraw from hosting the time-honoured event, Harness Racing New Zealand could look to rejoin the rotation roster post 2025 “should circumstances improve.” New South Wales is hosting this year’s event next month with the next three now in Victoria (2022), Queensland (2023) and NSW (2024).