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23 December 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Friday 23 December 2016 - Mitch Faulkner
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report  Friday 23 December 2016 - Mitch Faulkner

DOUBLE FOR FAULKNER IN TAKING OUT FEATURE by Julie Maughan

There was plenty of "Christmas Cheer" for Uralla trainer Mitch Faulkner after he drove Somebeach N Clovelly to a win in the Christmas Gift Box Pace over 1980 metres.

Somebeach N Clovelly – who commenced from the pole and also as race favourite – landed in the one by one race position not long after the start with Nowra pacer Benji M Brogden (Madi Young) leading the field.

"The horse is hard work but he is worth it" said Faulkner after the win of the Mach Three CA-Clovelly Beach six year old gelding "I didn’t really want to hand the lead up"

14 December 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Wednesday 14 December 2016 - Dash For Cash
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Wednesday 14 December 2016 - Dash For Cash

CULINARY DELIGHT WINS DASH FOR CASH by Julie Maughan

Culinary Delight set a new track record in taking out the $8,000 BMR Quarries Dash For Cash at Paceway Tamworth.

Trained out of Morisset by Mark Callaghan who also took the reins behind the Lis Mara – Culinary Affair six year old mare who had an 11 metre win over her opposition and smashed the track record set by Shootforthestarzzz - 1min 56 sec -back in 2014.

Culinary Delight made a gastronomic feast of the 1230 metres when she clocked 1min 53.6 sec!

"That was a very quick mile rate around here" said Callaghan.

4 December 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Sunday 4 December 2016 - Anthony Varga/Mitrhys Magic
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Sunday 4 December 2016 - Anthony Varga/Mitrhys Magic

VARGA WINS ON BIRTHDAY by Julie Maughan

The win of Mitrhys Magic was possibly the best way reinsman Anthony Varga could have chosen to celebrate his 27th birthday!

"I think the run at Maitland topped him off nice" stated Varga when he returned to scale at Paceway Tamworth.

Mitrhys Magic came into the Johns Auto Service Pace off a second to Captain Rockey at Maitland the Sunday prior over the 1646 metre distance.

"He came back to a bit more distance tonight" added Varga.

1 December 2016
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17 October 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Sunday 16 October 2016 - Nathan Carroll
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Sunday 16 October 2016 - Nathan Carroll

YES BROTHER YES TOPS THE NIGHT FOR CARROLL by Julie Maughan

Yes Brother Yes really summed up the night of wins for Maitland reinsman Nathan Carroll.

Carroll who recently turned 22 was on a wave of success in driving three winners at Tamworth for three different trainers.

The Jared Hetherington trained Anna Bay Al was the first of Carroll’s wins in the Wests Melbourne Cup Luncheon November 1 Pace.

Major Charlie then stepped up from the Stacey Elliott stables to have a half neck win over Dontbefoolish (Lola Weidemann) and Tooram Lad (Madi Young) 1.7 metres away third in the Wests Entertainment Group Competitive Stakes (1609m).

Yes Brother Yes from the Ricky Gordon stables then wrapped up the final event – Mercure Tamworth Opening December Lordship Pace (1980m).

3 October 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Sunday 2nd October 2016 - Wins for Hunter Valley Trianers
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Sunday 2nd October 2016 - Wins for Hunter Valley Trianers

WINS FOR HUNTER VALLEY TRAINERS

Hunter Valley trainers Stacey Elliott and Jamie Bond headed home as winning trainers at the season opener for the Tamworth HRC.

Elliott who is based at Keinbah won with Cody Shannon while Maitland based Bond had a back to back training feat with Ultimate Ace.

Maddie Bond drove Ultimate Ace to perfection to take out the Global Bloodstock Trophy Pace and also gain The Pub sponsored Drive of the Day

2 October 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Sunday 2nd October 2016 - Weidemanns return in form
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Sunday 2nd October 2016 - Weidemanns return in form

WEIDEMANNS BACK IN FORM AT TAMWORTH

Clifton based sisters Julie and Lola Weidemann kicked the new season off on the right hoof at Tamworth last Sunday October 2nd.

Julie as the trainer had three winners whilst sister Lola matched her in the driving stakes with three wins and niece Stacey raised the odds with a winning drive as well.

14 August 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Sunday 14th August 2016 - Great Result
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Sunday 14th August 2016 - Great Result
GREAT RESULT WINS AT TAMWORTH

Daniel Morgan had a great result at Tamworth on Sunday night – well it was Great Result that handed him the winner.
The young Hunter Valley reinsman accepted the drive behind Great Result for trainer Craig Clegg and the Bettors Delight-Two Mums eight year old mare produced her fifth win for the season in taking out the Vale N.J. "Billy" Barraclough Pace (1609m).
“She is a nice little sit and sprint horse and did that tonight” said Morgan who also received The Pub sponsored Drive of the Night for his efforts.

4 August 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thursday 4th August 2016 - Iownaturbo
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thursday 4th August 2016 - Iownaturbo
DUST OFF THE COBWEBBS

Iownaturbo dusted off the cobwebs for her trainer Alan Goodhand.
Although it was the three year olds fifth career win Goodhand couldn’t establish when his last winner was as a trainer!
“You will have to look in the archives” joked Goodhand with word that it may well have been back in 2005 that he trained his last winner!
Recently retired Goodhand decided it was time to take up the challenge of harness racing once again and what better way than with one that you have bred.
“It feels pretty good. I have retired from work now and just play with the horses. It’s a hobby – we are just having fun and that’s what it’s all about”

22 July 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thursday 21st July 2016 - Marathon 2730m
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thursday 21st July 2016 - Marathon 2730m
IDLE HANDS WINS TAMWORTH MARATHON

Idle Hands is one fit horse – especially after winning the 2730 metre Psarakis Accounting Marathon at Tamworth and the gelding still had plenty in reserve to break the track record.
Trained by Dean Germon at Tamworth it is the first time the six year old has raced over the Marathon distance and with Josh Osborn in the spider clocked 2.02.6 – breaking the race record set by Leighmont back in 2014 with a mile rate of 2.03.10.
“Once he got in the clear I was pretty confident he was going to round them up” said Osborn.