Court to move to Canada

TRAINER: Paul Court
TRAINER: Paul Court

Paul Court, who co-trains top pacer Terror To Love, is moving to Canada in April.

The Christchurch horseman and his Canadian wife, Chantelle, will live in Toronto. Court intends to work a team at Classy Lane Training Centre and will race mostly at nearby Mohawk Raceway.

Court said he would be training four or five horses.

''We're going for a minimum of two years,'' Court said.

Ashburton trainer-driver Dale Forbes leaves next month to work for Chris Lang in Victoria. Forbes is being employed as a foreman.

''The offer was too good to say no.''

Lang is working 25 horses, but is keen to eventually have 40 when Forbes settles in. All horses in work are trotters.

Forbes has been involved in training horses for 24 years.

A virus forced Phantom Grin to miss the Northern Southland and Invercargill Cup meetings this month. The virus might have been coming on when Phantom Grin ran ninth in the Roxburgh Cup on January 4. In his previous two starts, Phantom Grin finished third in the Gore Cup and won the Wairio Cup.

Meanwhile, handy maiden Giuliani has been bought for Australian racing. His four starts for Knapdale trainers Colin Baynes and Robin Swain yielded a second, a fourth and a fifth.

The Southland Times