News Briefs : February 14

Team Teal raffle tickets

The Lethaby Racing Stables have come up with a novel way to raise money for the Teal Pants campaign. They are selling tickets ($10 each) for a raffle that has 20 prizes, including a stallion service to Sky Major and a number of accommodation and meal packages. For more details go to Lethaby Racing Stables' Facebook page. Teal Pants is an annual campaign that raises money for ovarian cancer research. The campaign runs from February 1 - March 15 and this year's total is currently at just over $6000.

Captain Tom retired

After promising so much, Captain Tom will not race again. The Captaintreacherous four-year-old pulled up lame after running third in the Gore Cup in December and has been diagnosed as having a split sesamoid. Captain Tom impressed with his win on debut and he ended up winning five from 14 for trainer Alister Black. 

Revell Douglas Memorial Series heads to Rangiora

The fifth heat of the Hygain Revell Douglas Memorial Series will be held at Rangiora on Saturday, February 17. Now in its third year, the junior drivers' series was established following the death of Revell Douglas, a well-known and well-liked administrator and trainer, who drowned at Karioitahi while rescuing others in January 2021. After four heats Monika Ranger leads the series with 42 points, ahead of Zev Meredith (31). The two previous series were won by Alicia Harrison (2022) and Leah Hibell (2023).The last two heats will be held at Cromwell on February 23 and 25.

Coast to Coast Horse Ambulance fund-raiser 

Teams from both Cambridge and Addington raceways navigated their way across the South Island over the weekend to raise money for the New Zealand Horse Ambulance Trust. They took part in multi-sport's biggest race, the Coast to Coast where they ran, biked and kayaked the 230 plus kilometres from Kumara to New Brighton. The Addington team of Brian Thompson, Andrew Ross and John Denton were doing the event for the second time. They were 73rd overall in the two day three person teams event with an elapsed time of 15 hours 37 minutes and nine seconds while Cambridge (Dave Branch, Vicky Riley and Michael Douglas) were 116th in 17:40.30.

Gavelhouse auction closes tonight

There are just five lots in the latest standardbred gavelhouse auction, which closes from 7pm tonight. Among the lots is Aphrodite, a mare in foal from the family of Sundon who is a full sister to Highgrove. At last look she has ttracted a bid of $6500.

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