Racing

Corporal Lincoln and Brackenwood shine

Corporal Lincoln and stablemate Brackenwood, both entered for Manawatu on Saturday, could not have been more impressive in training at Awapuni yesterday morning.

Hartley in historic race

Brendon Hartley was stoked when told he would be driving in the Le Mans 24-hour race.

Manawatu run likely

The Hombre, a possible runner in the $20,000 Carter's Ashhurst-Pohangina Cup at Manawatu on Saturday, strode out well at yesterday's Hastings track session.

Main course under-done

Hunterville owner-breeder Chris Grace kicked the day off on the right foot when Galway opened her account in the Mills Reef Winery special conditions mile at Awapuni on Saturday.

Cuddle tilt sits high on agenda

RON GURNEY - Manawatu Standard

Manawatu Racing Club president Graeme Martin believes he was robbed of a Cuddle Stakes victory at Trentham last year, and wants to put the record straight.

Crossword nearing peak form

RON GURNEY - Manawatu Standard

Crossword, who is back in the Oulaghan stable after a stint up north, galloped boldly at Awapuni yesterday morning.

Stoush escalates as man is arrested

BRONWYN TORRIE - Manawatu Standard

The stoush between Palmerston North greyhound racing enthusiasts has escalated with a former official arrested and charged for allegedly stealing equipment.

Boxing Day should be winning race day

JESSICA SUTTON - Manawatu Standard

Bad weather hasn't kept race day punters away so far this year.

Can't Keeper Down looks up

STEWART MCGRAIL - Manawatu Standard

Can't Keeper Down is well and truly on the comeback trail for Awapuni trainer Lisa Latta.

My Astron begging for a Mudgway start

The Manawatu Standard

My Astron and Sanriba attracted most attention when they turned in quick gallops at Hastings yesterday.

Superturf poised to chalk up four wins in succession

BY RON GURNEY - The Manawatu Standard

Superturf looked ready to win his fourth race in succession at Hastings tomorrow judging by his solid final gallop at Awapuni yesterday morning.

Quiet achievers over the moon

BY RON GURNEY - The Manawatu Standard

The accolades were flowing last week in thoroughbred circles for Matamata trainers Mark Walker and John Sargent and jockeys Opie Bosson and James McDonald.

Jowka plays his trump card

BY STEWART MCGRAIL - The Manawatu Standard

Jowka gave apprentice Matthew Ward a well overdue winning ride at the Foxton trials on Tuesday.

Miss Darley deserves a maiden win

BY RON GURNEY - The Manawatu Standard

Miss Darley looks set to put some wretched raceday luck behind her after working in great fashion at Awapuni yesterday morning.

Bringing your own banned

BY JESSICA SUTTON - Manawatu Standard

The days of packing a chilly bin full of beer and heading to the Awapuni races are no more after racing administrators imposed a blanket BYO ban.

Possum responds to Christmas plan

BY STEWART MCGRAIL - Manawatu Standard

Possum brought some welcome cheer for Marton trainer Jack Georgetti when winning the $15,000 Manawatu Standard Summer Cup (1600m) at Awapuni on Saturday.

Crowds up - takings down

BY JESSICA SUTTON - Manawatu Standard

Awapuni's traditional Boxing Day Races were no exception to the strains of the recession this year.

Stricter controls promised

BY JESSICA SUTTON - Manawatu Standard

Awapuni's traditional Boxing Day Races will be a different affair this year.

Collis off to flying start as a trainer

BY RON GURNEY - Manawatu Standard

A former Awapuni apprentice has taken up the reins in another side of the industry. Ron Gurney talks to the mother of two.

Horsepower for Turbos

BY LEE MATTHEWS - Manawatu Standard

Manawatu Harness Racing Club is racing to help save the Turbos from rugby relegation.