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7 May 2015
Newsletter May 2015

The Club's May Newsletter includes reviews of the Nevele R Stud North West Oaks and the Select Autoglass North West Derby

7 May 2015
Julie Maughan's Tamworth Race Report 7 May 2015

Perc Verning lived for harness racing at Tamworth. The veteran helped out in the formative years of racing at the Club as well as watching the career of his son Ian “Spud” Verning, but sadly Perc passed away just over a year ago aged 98.

16 April 2015
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report 16 April 2015 North-West Oaks & Derby


Rosie oh Rosie! The name Rosie O’Rourke has been on a lot of lips lately as a horse to follow and last Thursday the Art Major USA- As It Is In Heaven 3 yo filly showed just how smart she is in taking out the $7,000 Nevele R Stud North West Oaks at Tamworth.

The $7,000 Select Autoglass North West Derby is a race that Dubbo trainer Brett Pay has been eyeing off for Remember Kaiser.

26 February 2015
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report 26 Feb 2015



Narrabri reinsman Chris Shepherdson had a pearler of a day at the Tamworth Paceway last Thursday when he drove three winners in Big Riddle, I Want Candy and Rockstar Ruler.

All three pacers are trained by Shepherdson’s uncle, Peter Shepherdson.

"I drove four winners at a Narrabri meeting once" said Shepherdson "but I will take three here today".

Shepherdson is also placing the birth of his first son Cohen, with his partner Elizabeth, as giving a new zest for life.

22 February 2015
February 2015 Newsletter

The February newsletter includes reviews of the Club's 2015 January Racing Carnival including the Carnival of Cups Race Meeting on Friday 23rd January.

10 February 2015
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report 10 Feb 2015



Joan Bullock Memorial

Feature race at last week’s Tamworth HRC meeting was the running of the Joan Bullock Memorial with Artsu from the Ron Neal stables shining through for a 2.3 metre win over Courage Underwater and Alyeska Dream 3.8 metres away third.

With Courage Underwater (Cameron Davies) leading the field and Artistic Double (David Munsie) racing out in the breeze, reinsman Jason Proctor found the one by one with Artsu.

"I thought it was a good spot but all my dangers were in front of me" said Proctor of Courage Underwater and Artistic Double.

3 February 2015
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Friday 23rd January 2015

Matthew Harding will treasure his return trip to Tamworth for a while to come after taking out the $25,000 Prydes Easifeed Golden Guitar Final with Strathlachlan Andy.

Growing up around Tamworth before the family moved to Bobs Farm near Anna Bay, Harding had many a trials drive on the Paceway before gaining his licence.

17 January 2015
Julie Maughan's Race Meeting Report Wednesday 14th January 2015

Nathan Hurst is out to make the most of the Tamworth Country Music atmosphere, especially if he continues on his winning way after taking out The Pub Group sponsored Gold Nugget, with Major Gambler.

9 January 2015
Julie Maughan's Race Meeting Report Sunday 4th January 2015

Bendemeer trainer Peter Rippon has a tough decision now as to the next start for Major Deed after the gelding won the Country Music Festival Racing January 14,18,& 23 Pace at Tamworth last Sunday.

Wife Cindy took charge of the reins behind the Art Major- C C Lobell gelding on Sunday at Tamworth and from barrier four charged straight to the lead – never to be headed and was 0.1 outside the track record set by Youranut back in December 2012.

"I didn’t think we were going quite that quick but I knew we were running along" said Rippon after the race "I let him run a bit of a pace so they couldn’t run over the top of us and he did that quite well"

For the 1609 metres Major Deed settled on a MR of 1.57.4.

1 January 2015
Julie Maughan's Race Meeting Report Wednesday 24th December 2014

Village Xibbit just loves the thought of Christmas and Santa Claus, and the proof is in the pudding!

The Hunter Valley pacer looked at home in winning the opening event at last week’s Tamworth HRC meeting, the Peter McNamara Photography Pace (1980m).

With the meeting staged on Christmas Eve it is not the first time that the six y.o. mare has achieved a win on such a night.