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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.

11 December 2014
Julie Maughan's Race Meeting Report Tuesday 9th December 2014

It is a long while since Norm Soles was in the winners circle but it was Chariot Duchess who put the Duri trainer back in the limelight after taking out the TAB Rewards Pace and repaying punters $28.90 for the win.

4 December 2014
Julie Maughan's Race Meeting Report Thursday 27th November 2014

Harness racing is a great family sport and Thursdays harness meeting at Tamworth was testament to that with plenty of family involvement in the winners circle.

13 November 2014
Julie Maughan's Race Meeting Report 11th November 2014

The youngsters certainly shone through at the West Entertainment Members November 11 meeting with Tom Ison and Scotty-Jon Welsh taking out the first two events on the card.

5 November 2014
January 2015 Carnival Launch
January 2015 Carnival Launch

THRC chairman Terry Browne officially launched the Carnival of Cups Golden Guitar Carnival, a trio of meetings starting Wednesday, January 14 with the Pub Group Gold Nugget mee...ting continuing through the twilight Sunday, January 18 Golden Guitar heats meeting and culminating in the Friday, January 23 Pryde’s EasiFeed Golden Guitar Final meeting.