News Briefs

April 16, 2014 

  • Zelda Jordan has resigned as manager of the Forbury Park Trotting Club. She has been in the position since December, 2012, and leaves wishing to spend more time with her family.

  • Reports from Australia indicate it’s unlikely New Zealand will be part of the tendering process for the Inter-Dominions. The ID Event Committee expects at least three tenders by the closing date on July 21. The three-year package for hosting rights is for 2016, 2017 and 2018. A consistent format for the series must be provided.

  • Former New Zealand pacer Five Card Draw has been in grand form racing in Queensland where he is now trained by Darrell Graham. From eight starts, he has won four, the last of them the Rising Stars Final at Albion Park over 1660m in 1.54.2, and with three seconds his earnings are $45,000. Unico Crown, a trotter by Monarchy who formerly raced in Canterbury, is also creating a big impression further south, having won six times from nine starts for Dean Braun.

  • Never much of a traveler, Clover Don is about to start with a trip next month to Auckland for the Rowe Cup. He ran second to Master Lavros in a fast 2600m mobile in the Fred Shaw Memorial at Addington last week, maintaining his super form since moving to Robbie Holmes stable. His record there is four starts for two and two seconds.

  • Katy Perry, a filly by Bettor’s Delight, set a track record when she made her debut at Forbury Park last week. She is trained by Cran Dalgety who also won with Bettor Think Twice, another 2-year-old filly by Bettor’s Delight.