Former star juvenile trotter Cruisin Around made a welcome return to the winner’s stall at Melton on Friday night, much to the relief of trainer Michael Hughes, regular reinsman Greg Sugars and his band of Cranbourne affiliated owners.
Locally trained pacers Mygoldengrinner and Washmepockets book-ended the latest Cranbourne HRC meeting run in sweltering conditions on Thursday night.
Mature-aged concession driver Andrew Walker registered just his second racetrack success when Redand Blue Fella found the line first ahead of stablemate Forest Force in the ADE Turf Equipment Pace at Cranbourne on Saturday night.
Trainers from the Cranbourne Training Centre enjoyed a big day out with a winning treble at the Yarra Valley meeting on Friday afternoon.
Long serving Cranbourne Harness Racing Club committeeman Michael Taranto has been appointed Chairman of Harness Racing Australia replacing retiring Charirman Geoff Want.
Taranto, a past CHRC president and life-member, will be required to relinquish his post at Cranbourne on his appointment to HRA along with his other industry positions he holds as a member of the HRV Industry Advisory Council and the VHRSC and VSTA committees.
Veteran Washmepockets proved age is no barrier with his win in the Hydroflow Claiming Pace at Melton on Monday afternoon. The eleven-year-old pacer recorded his 22nd lifetime win in a career that now spans more than 200 race starts making him one of the most durable horses racing in the state.
Enigmatic trotting mare Breezin Around broke a long run of outs with an emphatic victory at Charlton on Thursday afternoon. Driven by Simone Walker for trainer Michael Hughes, the four-year-old enjoyed a perfect trip throughout and won the North West Ag Supplies Trot with plenty in hand.
Elteearr's win in the ADE Turf Equipment Pace at Cranbourne on Sunday night continued a recent run of success for local trainer Charlie Wootton coming just eight days after the win of stable-mate Madison Louise at the same venue.
Locally trained pair Illawong Lord and Madison Louise set favourite punters off with a bang winning the first two races of the hugely popular City Of Casey Tricodes race meeting at Cranbourne on Saturday night.
Cranbourne trained pacer Mulgrave was rewarded for his consistency with a come-from-behind victory at Kilmore on Wednesday afternoon. The seven-year-old gelding put the writing on the wall of an impending victory with a last start second at Yarra Glen and ran right up to that form to the delight of hobbyist trainer Matt Martin.