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Butcher clean sweeps the trots

Race replay: David Butcher and Anditover winning the Mish's Delish Graze Handicap Trot ...

March 10, 2019

Alta Leonie takes out Stratford Cup

The Kyle Marshall-trained Alta Leonie recorded her second Country Cups win of the season on Saturday when victorious in the Stratford Cup (2600m). Driven by her trainer, Alta Leonie was settled to the rear of the field after pacing away well from her 30m back mark. Marshall looped the field down the back straight to sit outside pacemaker Red Magic before taking control of the race down the home straight, holding on to win by three-quarters of a length over Forever Pearl, with a further nec...

March 4, 2019

Cambridge young guns active at Karaka

Funny Face, purchased by Kyle Marshall for $12,000. photo: NZB Standardbred...

February 23, 2019

Cool And Calculating at Manawatu

Cambridge trainer Mike Berger travelled down to Manawatu Raceway last week with three-year-old filly Cool And Calculating where she managed to breakthrough for her maiden victory in the Anne McBeth, Kevin & Shirley Farrier Mobile Pace (2000m). The daughter of Art Major sat off the pace for most of the race for driver Andre Poutama before running home late to nab Karl Drogo on the line to win by half a head, with Sport Mental a further 1-1/2 lengths back in third. It was touch and go whether she ...

February 16, 2019

Winning double for Rogerson

Dual code trainer Graeme Rogerson has had a quiet run of late with his standardbreds, but that all changed at Cambridge Raceway on Thursday night when he picked up a winning double at the Waikato track. The well-known thoroughbred trainer was pleased with his two victors, High Point and Anna Kate, which were reined home by his newly established foreman, Dylan Ferguson. High Point, who was bred and is co-owned by Rogerson, kicked off proceedings in the third race on the card. The four-year-old d...

February 13, 2019

Marshall bags first Cup win

Five-year-old mare Alta Leonie has come to mean a lot to Cambridge trainer Kyle Marshall. The daughter of Big Jim provided the Waikato horseman with his first training win in September and she has now given him his first Cups win after taking out the Otaki Cup (3000m) on Sunday. Alta Leonie finished runner-up in the Wellington Trotting Cup (2200m) on Friday and was able to go one better in the staying feature at the Horowhenua course, capping off a great weekend for her connections. Marsh...

February 3, 2019

Purdon quinellas Futurity Stakes

Auckland trainer Barry Purdon brought three horses south to contest the Gr.2 JLT Cambridge Futurity Stakes (2200m) at Cambridge Raceway on Thursday night and was duly rewarded, taking out the quinella in the age group feature. Group One winner Jack’s Legend was sent forward off the gate by driver Scott Phelan before handing up the early lead to in-form stablemate On The Cards, who then dictated terms throughout. The duo distanced their rivals in the home straight, with Jack’s legend able t...

January 26, 2019

Harness action Turned Up at centenary meeting

Punters and public enjoyed a fantastic night of harness racing in 1920s theme at the Cambridge Raceway Centenary race meeting on Friday night. The feature race of the evening, the $60,000 Gr.2 McMillian Equine Feeds Waikato Flying Mile was won by last start Auckland Cup winner Turn It Up. He had too much speed for the leader, Star Galleria, up the passing lane, running a 26-second quarter to win in a relatively sedate 1.54.5. Remarkably, it was only the Australian-bred’s 10th career start a...

January 14, 2019

Centenary meeting attracts superstar line-up

There will be no shortage of fire power at Cambridge Raceway’s centenary meeting on Friday evening, with the milestone event attracting the cream of New Zealand harness racing to the Waikato venue. Cambridge Raceway chief executive Dave Branch elected to shift both the Gr.3 Harcourts (Te Awamutu) Cambridge Trotters Flying Stakes (1700m) and Gr.2 McMillans Equine Feeds Waikato Flying Mile (1609m) to the Centenary meeting, and that move looks to have paid dividends, with the meeting attracting s...

January 6, 2019

Herlihy strikes quinella in flying mile

Christmas came a little early for Tony Herlihy this year after he quinellaed the Gr.2 Group 1 Turf Bar Trotters Flying Mile (1609m) at Cambridge Raceway on Monday night. The Papakura horseman brought The Almighty Johnson and Temporale south to contest the feature mile on Christmas Eve, with the pair dominating proceedings. The Almighty Johnson led for the majority of the race after flying the gates from barrier two, while Herlihy applied pressure into the race at the 800m mark when he sent Tem...

December 27, 2018

Teenager gets up at Cambridge

There are few teenagers who experience as much success at Cambridge Raceway as Above The Rest. The thirteen-year-old mare won her third race of the season at the Waikato venue in the Ross Paynter Racing Stable Handicap Trot (2700m) on Thursday night and her trainer Willie Fleming is hoping to add to that tally in the coming weeks. Piloted for the first time by Andre Poutama, the daughter of Sundon was sent to the lead from her ace draw and was never headed, winning by 1-1/2 lengths over Little...

December 24, 2018

Cambridge Croquet Club still swinging

The Cambridge Croquet Club will go on as planned despite Cambridge Raceway’s application for a special liquor license for the area being refused by the Waipa Council District Licensing Committee. The Cambridge Croquet Club was created to provide the Cambridge community with a free immersive and family inclusive entertainment space to enjoy during the summer months. “Cambridge Raceway is proud to have been a part of Cambridge for 100 years and creating positive entertainment options to give b...

December 20, 2018

Munro loves the montes

The addition of Monte races to the northern trotting programme has given a new lease of life for aging Cambridge warhorse Burt Munro. The 12-year-old gelding was all set for retirement until there were whispers earlier this year of the introduction of the tote saddle trot. Trained at Cambridge by his part-owner Susan Branch, the 174 start veteran had been performing well in exhibition monte races and his connections felt compelled to press on with their charge to tackle the inaugural monte tote ...

December 17, 2018

Paynter brings up Century

Ross Paynter brought up a massive milestone at Alexandra Park on Friday night, recording his 100th win as a trainer, and the script couldn’t have been written more perfectly for the Cambridge horseman. The horse that managed to put him over the threshold was Lemond, who has come to mean so much to Paynter. The Cambridge trainer co-bred the son of Love You and sold him at the yearling sales to his first ever boss in the industry, legendary trainer Charlie Hunter. Paynter also picked up anoth...

December 2, 2018

Berger doubles-up at Cambridge

Cambridge trainer Mike Berger experienced a good night at his home track on Wednesday, recording two victories on the eight race card, doubling his winning tally for the season. Lightly-raced four-year-old Mach Little Soaky kicked off proceedings for Berger in the Harcourts Te Awamutu Mobile Pace (2200m), recording his maiden victory from just his second raceday start. The four-year-old son of Mach Three was given no favours in the running after being checked coming off the gate by runner-up R...

November 30, 2018

Bublitz wreaks Chaos at Addington

In her final season in Kidz Kartz, Cambridge driver Jordyn Bublitz was able to take out the Kidz Kartz New Zealand Cup at Addington earlier this month behind her pony Chaos. The 17-year-old horsewoman finished runner-up in the race last year and she was ecstatic to have gone one better in this year’s event. “It was amazing, it was very overwhelming at first,” Bublitz said. “It didn’t really hit home that I’d won it until we were in the winner’s circle, but it felt great. “I’ve ...

November 26, 2018

Lemond does Hunter proud in Dominion

Harness Racing legend and Cambridge local, Charlie Hunter, has fond memories of the Gr.1 Dominion Trot (3200m) and they were further enhanced with a brave third-placing by Lemond in the time-honoured race at Addington Raceway on Friday. Hunter part-owns the son of Love You, who is trained at Cambridge Raceway by his co-breeder Ross Paynter, and said he was pleased with his gelding’s efforts in the race, which was won in dominant fashion by the Ken Ford-trained Marcoola. “It was a strange r...

November 19, 2018

A night to remember for Smith

Craig Smith will forever hold a soft spot for Cambridge Raceway. The young Auckland-based horseman recorded his first win as a trainer at the Waikato track on Friday night when he reined home Whitehaven Beach to victory in the Buteline Plumbing Systems Mobile Pace (2200m). The win was a dream come true for Smith, who had nothing to do with horses until entering the industry five years ago. “It was a special night, it was a dream come true really,” Smith said. “I started five years ago,...

November 11, 2018

Young trainer off to a flyer

Young Cambridge horseman Kyle Marshall has hit the ground running in his first season of training. He recorded his fifth win from just 23 starts as a trainer on Thursday night when he reined home Pembrook Charlie to a two and a half-length victory in the Royden Williams Photography Mobile Pace (2000m) at the Manawatu Raceway. “I was rapt with the way he ran,” Marshall said. “He came off the gate really well and everything went in his favour. “The favourite (The Kapiti Express) gallope...

November 3, 2018

Hit and run mission for Donnelly duo

Cambridge trainer Arna Donnelly will take two strong chances south to Manawatu Harness Racing Club’s meeting at Manawatu Raceway on Tuesday, but has decided against staying down for the club’s second day on Thursday. “The main reason we are going down is for the maiden mare, Westburn Yield, and she’s probably not ready quite yet to race both days,” Donnelly said. “So we thought we would race her the one day and then wait until next week at Cambridge.” Formerly trained by Frank Co...

October 29, 2018

Successful return for Harrison

Cambridge reinswoman Alicia Harrison made a winning return to her home track on Thursday night when piloting home Womeninleague to win the Straw Warehouse Cambridge Mobile Pace (2200m).  Last season’s New Zealand Junior Driver Championship winner has been on the sidelines since the start of the season after sustaining a broken ankle at Alexandra Park and she said she was delighted with her successful return to driving.  “It’s definitely good to be back and good to be in the winne...

October 21, 2018

Club to mark Centenary in style

A great night of summer racing with plenty of atmosphere promises to entertain racegoers attending Cambridge Raceway’s January 11 meeting next year, which will mark the centenary of the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Harness Incorporated racing club. Established in 1919, the club has become an integral part of the Cambridge community. Not only has it become the epicenter for racing in the region, its facilities have also been widely utilised, including as a training camp for the New Zealand military du...

October 17, 2018

Long time between drinks for Rich

Regally-bred mare Rise To Success secured her first victory in more than two years in the Hanley Formula Junior Drivers Handicap Trot (2700m) at Cambridge Raceway on Thursday night, but it has been a little bit longer for her trainer Warren Rich.  It was his first training win since 2007 and the Hamilton conditioner, who quinellaed the 2002 Gr.1 New Zealand Cup (3200m) with Gracious Knight and Facta Non Verba when he trained in partnership with Mike Berger, said the win was very satisfying....

October 6, 2018

Exciting season ahead for Lemond

Cambridge trainer Ross Paynter is looking forward to an exciting spring with his Group One-winning trotter Lemond after his brave runner-up performance in the Otahuhu Club Mobile Trot (1609m) at Alexandra Park on Friday night.  The son of Love You set the early speed after trotting away well, but was tackled late by Temporale after a great tussle down the home straight, while seven-time Group One winner Speeding Spur was a length away in third.   “I’m very happy with him,” P...

September 30, 2018

Jackie bags first training win for Marshall

Alta Leonie’s win in the Natural Habitats Mobile Pace (2200m) at Alexandra Park on Friday night was an emotional one for Cambridge trainer Kyle Marshall.  The victory not only marked his first win as a trainer, but also the ten-year memorial of Alta Leonie’s namesake, Jackie Higgins, the late wife of part-owner Dave Higgins.  “I’m absolutely rapt with the win, it was good to have the family there and it was a good horse to do it on,” Marshall said.  “One of the owners,...

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