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30 June 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thu 30th June 2016 - El Kay Grande
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thu 30th June 2016 - El Kay Grande

EL KAY GRAND GIVES JOY TO OWNER AND TRAINER

"I just like harness racing – it’s a great sport" that is how Henry Campbell summed it up after his mare El Kay Grand had a victory at Tamworth.

Campbell who is domiciled at Tamworth has El Kay Grand in the Mitch Faulkner stables who trains out of Uralla.

"She has got a nice little turn of foot but we haven’t had a good barrier draw to test her out" said Faulkner who handled the Bettors Delight USA-Kayceem Grand mare in the race.

In fact El Kay Grand had her win at the second attempt of running the Rising Star Sam Ison Pace after a fall in the first endeavour saw Ima Toastmasta with James Harding in the spider hit the track and two reinsmen in Tom Ison and Peter Missen being dislodged from their carts.

30 June 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thu 30th June 2016 - Mitch Chapple
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thu 30th June 2016 - Mitch Chapple

MITCH CHAPPLE DELIVERS THE GOODS

How much more can one celebrate at a harness meeting – well for Maitland’s Mitch Chapple that is easy – just keep the party rolling or should we say races.

Chapple dove his first career winning double at Tamworth – in back to back races - and also picked up The Pub sponsored Drive of the Day.

The congenial Hunter Valley reinsman guided Anna Bay Al to an impressive win before hopping straight back in the gig to keep the merriment flowing for a win with Modern Edition.

17 June 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thu 16 June - Paul Collins
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thu 16 June - Paul Collins

COLLINS NEAR MISS AT TAMWORTH

Paul Collins headed to the Tamworth meeting with three horses and the trainer was so close to enjoying the raptures of three wins- but instead had to be content with a win and two seconds.

For Collins – a former resident of Warialda north of Tamworth many moons ago – he enjoys the drive up the highway to do battle on the Tamworth Paceway.

"I love coming back here" said Collins

16 June 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thu 16th June - Brad Elder
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thu 16th June - Brad Elder

RISING STAR BRAD ELDER

Brad Elder had plenty of practice at the Tamworth meeting driving three winners before heading to Sydney to represent the Hunter Valley in the 2016 Rising Star Series.

The 18 year old was looking forward to the series alongside local Sam Ison who was set to represent the North West.

Elder had three wins at Tamworth for three different trainers.

"I don’t come up here real often but do good when we do" said Elder of his Tamworth campaign – which gave him his first winning treble at the Paceway.

2 June 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thursday June 2nd 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thursday June 2nd 2016

Harding Harding Harding

Bobs Farm reinsman James Harding cleaned up at the Tamworth meeting driving three winners on the program.

Harding kicked home his first winner – trained by his father Geoff - when Sackheim won the Thread Effects Two and Three Year old Pace over the 1609 metres.

“He came out great at Newcastle last start and I was pretty sure he would hold them today” said Harding after the win.

20 May 2016
Julie Maughan's Tamworth Raceday Report Thursday 19th May 2016
Julie Maughan's Tamworth Raceday Report Thursday 19th May 2016

NATTY STABLES HAVE A DOUBLE AT TAMWORTH

Ken Natty trained two winners at last Thursday’s Tamworth meeting having to wait for the penultimate and the last to produce the goods.

Leighmont – driven by Sam Ison – won the Hazells Farm & Fertilizers Service Pace whilst Jedi Superstar – driven by Sarah Rushbrook – took out the BMR Quarries Pace.

Ken Natty owns and trains both the pacers and works them on the Tamworth Paceway with a small team of only three in work.

"Leighmont raced true to his form" said Natty "when Sam pulled the horse out and let him run he did the job real good"

8 May 2016
Julie Maughan's Tamworth Raceday Report Thu 5th May 2016
Julie Maughan's Tamworth Raceday Report Thu 5th May 2016

MY POPPA PROVES A HANDY PURCHASE
My Poppa had an all the way win in taking out the Tamworth Trophy Supplies Pace last Thursday at Tamworth and it was only by chance the six year old gelding gained a start as he was the first emergency.
“He has got some gate speed – he was emergency so lucky he got the run” said part owner and trainer Aaron Garaty who also handled the driving in the 1609 metre event.

6 May 2016
Julie Maughan's Tamworth Raceday Report Thursday 5th May 2016
Julie Maughan's Tamworth Raceday Report Thursday 5th May 2016

HIGH ON DREAMS DEFIES HIS TRAINER FOR SECOND WIN

The win of High On Dreams in the Changeover and Live Or Die Droughtbreaker Mile Final at Tamworth last Thursday was somewhat of a surprise for trainer Dean Germon.

"He won’t win another race" – well that was the light hearted reaction of Dean Germon when High On Dreams cracked his maiden status with an all the way win at Inverell the week prior at race start 69.

Roll forward four days after the eight year old gelding’s first career win and High On Dreams wraps up the Final at Tamworth.

23 April 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report_2 Thu 21st April 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report_2 Thu 21st April 2016

Droughtbreaker for The Matrix at Tamworth 
For Bathurst trainer Nathan Hurst the win of The Matrix in the second heat the Live or Die Droughtbreaker Mile Heat 2 also heralded a winning double as both a trainer and reinsman.

22 April 2016
Julie Maughan's Tamworth Raceday Report Thu 21st April 2016
Julie Maughan's Tamworth Raceday Report Thu 21st April 2016

MAGIC MADDIE BREAKS HER DROUGHT
The drought has been broken for Magic Maddie – that’s the winning drought!
Tamworth HRC hosted two heats of the Droughtbreaker Series last week and the Cameron Davies trained Magic Maddie was the first to break through in taking out the Changeover Droughtbreaker Mile.
“It was a really good run” said Davies after the win “She got a bit of luck which is needed around here (Tamworth)”