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20 February 2016
Joan Bullock Memorial Thursday 18th February 2016
Joan Bullock Memorial Thursday 18th February 2016 by Julie Maughan

Will Star Mara be as good as her mum? Well the writing is on the wall to say yes with full confidence.

The four year old mare is every owner and trainers dream – qualify one week and win a feature race the next!

“It is always a nice pleasant surprise to win but I was confident” said Sawyer’s Gully trainer Paul Collins who was recounting the win of Star Mara in the $8000 Joan Bullock Memorial race at Tamworth last week.

18 February 2016
Who Killed Kenny a Good Tonic for Mackney 18th February 2016
Who Killed Kenny a Good Tonic for Mackney 18th February 2016 by Julie Maughan

Who Killed Kenny a Good Tonic for Mackney

The win of Who Killed Kenny relieved the pain just marginally for trainer Danny Mackney in taking out the Global Bloodstock Pace (1980m) at Tamworth.

Mackney normally handles the reins behind the Kenneth J-Fakin Romar gelding but engaged Lola Weidemann on this occasion due to being on the sick list himself.

17 February 2016
MISSEN STABLES FIRING 18th February 2016
MISSEN STABLES FIRING 18th February 2016 by Julie Maughan

Yap Yap Yomax greeted the judge with a handy win in the Mobile Sponsorship Now Available Pace (1609m) much to the relief of all connected with the pacer.

The Ultimate Falcon-Jacks Memory gelding has been a “handful” for trainer Tony Missen but after some perseverance and adding young reinsman Brendan James into the “recipe for success” the 7 yo has popped up with a winner.

“I love the horse” said James of Yap Yap Yomax. “He’s pretty good and I have to thank Tony (Missen) for giving me the drive”

4 February 2016
Gottaluva Sunday wins Vale Margaret Ford Pace 4th February 2016 by Julie Maughan
Gottaluva Sunday wins Vale Margaret Ford Pace 4th February 2016 by Julie Maughan

Gottaluva Sunday made light work of taking out the Vale Margaret Ford Pace.

From the pole trainer and reinsman Mitch Faulkner was waiting for some pressure to be placed on the four year old mare but she was left alone out in front producing quarters of 31.8s, second quarter 30.3s, third quarter 30.1s and fourth quarter 29.6s.

23 January 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report 22nd January 2016: Golden Guitar Final
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report 22nd January 2016: Golden Guitar Final

CYCLONE KATE WINS $25,000 Prydes EasiFeed Golden Guitar Final at Tamworth by Julie Maughan

Torrential rain was the back drop for the win of Cyclone Kate in the $25,000 Prydes Easifeed Golden Guitar Final at Tamworth last Friday night.

"I like her even more now" said McCarthy of Cyclone Kate. "They told me she had a bit of ability"

It was the first time that John McCarthy had made the trip to compete in the racing carnival at Tamworth and all indications are he will be back.

22 January 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report 22nd January 2016: Tamworth City Cup/Star Maker 3YO
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report 22nd January 2016: Tamworth City Cup/Star Maker 3YO

MUARNO AND UNCLE PETER HAVE IMPORTANT VICTORIES AT TAMWORTH by JULIE MAUGHAN

Queenslander Narissa McMullen paid her first visit to the Tamworth Golden Guitar Carnival and vowed she will be back – especially after the win of Murano won the $12,000 Garrards Horse and Hound Tamworth City Cup.

21 January 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report, Golden Guitar Heats 2016, 17 January 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report, Golden Guitar Heats 2016, 17 January 2016

2016 Golden Guitar Heats by Julie Maughan

Seven heats of the $25,000 Prydes Easifeed Golden Guitar were conducted last Sunday and the Final has shaped up as one of the best to be witnessed since the inception of the series back in 1984.

16 January 2016
Julie Maughan's Gold Nugget Raceday Report

CHARLI DOLLAR WINS GOLD NUGGET AT TAMWORTH COMPILED BY JULIE MAUGHAN
The Tamworth HRC commenced their Carnival on Wednesday night and Charli Dollar enjoyed success in taking out the first of many feature races listed over the coming days with an impressive win in the $10,000 The Pub Group Gold Nugget.

24 December 2015
Mitrhys Magic wins at Tamworth 24 Dec 2015
Mitrhys Magic wins at Tamworth 24 Dec 2015

MITRHYS MAGIC WIN COMPILED BY JULIE MAUGHAN

It’s Christmas and what do you want – presents of course and Mitrhys Magic certainly delivered that for owners John and Noelene Varga at the Tamworth HRC meeting last Thursday – Christmas Eve.

Mitrhys Magic or "Barry" as he is known around the stables brought the crowd to their feet when the IfIhadyourluck-Scoot On La Belle gelding won the TAB Rewards Xmas Gift Box Pace (1980m).

10 December 2015
Strawberry Courage wins at Tamworth 10th Dec 2015 by Julie Maughan
Strawberry Courage wins at Tamworth 10th Dec 2015 by Julie Maughan

MARK CALLAGHAN DOUBLE AT TAMWORTH BY JULIE MAUGHAN

The BMR Quarries Dash for Cash Final will be staged at this afternoons Tamworth HRC meeting to be raced over the 1230 metre distance.

Strawberry Courage – trained by Mark Callaghan - will most likely commence as race favourite – especially after winning the Prelude last week.

"He (Strawberry Courage) was probably the class horse of the race last week. He drew wide but he went really good and he had a little bit left at the finish" said Callaghan who has his training establishment at Morisett.