- Thursday, 27 February 2014
The change of luck Terror To Love is looking for to break his Menangle hoodoo was nowhere to be seen at Monday’s barrier draw. Which leaves New Zealand’s best pacer facing an even bigger task to win Sunday’s A$750,000 Inter-Dominion Final. The great pacer has drawn the outside of the second line at barrier 14 for what will be a 10 and four starting configuration to the 3009m mobile event.
- Thursday, 20 February 2014
No-one got this wrong: Terror To Love and Smolda ran 1, 2 in the Addington heat of the Glenferrie Farm Inter-Dominion last Saturday night. And, true to the pre-race puff, Terror To Love got ahead early and Smolda sat behind him. In fact, Terror To Love left the gate at such a quick rate, Smolda was tucked in behind after less than 100 metres.
With driver Ricky May calling the shots from there, it was never going to be much more than a sprint home.
- Wednesday, 05 February 2014
In years to come most of us won’t remember Letz Hope’s win in a lowly trot on the grass at Thames. But Maurice McKendry will because it appropriately opened the door to the most elite club in New Zealand racing for the Magic Man. McKendry became just our second driver to 3000 wins when the trotting mare trained by Ken Sefonte provided him with his second winner of a four-win day.