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Stakes Are Raised

Friday, 17th March, 2017

Last year’s push bike giveaway which will again take place tonight with 24 bikes on offer. PICTURE: Supplied Last year’s push bike giveaway which will again take place tonight with 24 bikes on offer. PICTURE: Supplied

Broken Hill’s harness racing season comes to a thrilling conclusion tonight with the carnival of cups held on the eve of the St Pat’s race day.

The traditional meet kicks off one of Broken Hill’s biggest social weekends of the year and will crown the town’s driver, trainer and horse of the season plus the running of the Rocky Baker Memorial Pace.

As well as the racing spectators will be able to enjoy a jumping castle, pony rides, face painting and a merry-go-round all free of charge. The harness racing club will also give away $3,500 worth of vouchers donated by local businesses and 24 kids push bikes donated by Carbine Chemicals with entry forms available at the gate or the entry table.

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A star on the rise

Thursday, 28th June, 2012

Cassie Robinson (left) with Nikki Robinson and their horse “Better to be Lucky”. Cassie Robinson (left) with Nikki Robinson and their horse “Better to be Lucky”.

By Ben Sheffield

Broken Hill reinswoman, Cassie Robinson, has returned from the Harness Racing NSW Rising Stars Series in Sydney buoyed by some top results.

Cassie drove a winner in Newcastle and finished third in the showpiece race day of the week, the Alabar Breeders Challenge at Menangle.

The Rising Stars Series is a development Harness Racing series for young drivers which gives them the opportunity to race at a number of the premier racecourses in NSW.

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Cassie’s in the top rank

Thursday, 24th May, 2012

Cassie Robinson, seen here with “Better to be Lucky”, is thrilled about her upcoming trip to Sydney. Cassie Robinson, seen here with “Better to be Lucky”, is thrilled about her upcoming trip to Sydney.

Cassie Robinson thought she was on the receiving end of a prank when she answered a call telling her that she had been selected to drive in the Harness Racing NSW Rising Stars Series. 

The Rising Stars Series, which is held Sydney for a week in June, is a development tour offered to the most talented young drivers in NSW.

The 23-year-old was one of just 10 drivers selected from across the whole of NSW and the only one from the Broken Hill region.

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Best by a mile

Monday, 2nd April, 2012

TIGHT CONTEST: Race one, the Euro Exploration Services Pace, set the tone for the evening. TIGHT CONTEST: Race one, the Euro Exploration Services Pace, set the tone for the evening.

Describing Friday night’s harness race meeting as one of the best the city has ever seen would be an understatement.

The main race, The Coughlan Carnival Of Cups, was won in fine fashion by Thywillbedone for trainer/driver Anthony Adams.

Thywillbedone hit the finish line 14 metres in front and congratulations to Anthony and owners Ray Mason and Ron Cresswell on the win.

A special mention must also go to the hard working team of Kerry Adams along with the old fellas Darryl and Mathew.

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Locals dominate

Saturday, 31st March, 2012

STRONG LEAD: Thywillbedone, trained and driven by Anthony Adams, dominated the Coughlan Drilling Carnival of Cups. STRONG LEAD: Thywillbedone, trained and driven by Anthony Adams, dominated the Coughlan Drilling Carnival of Cups.

By John Casey

The BH Harness Racing fraternity put their best foot forward for the nationally televised 2012 season ending meeting at Memorial Oval Paceway last night.

With Sky Channel broadcasting BH pacing across Australia for the first time in several years, the six-event program drew bumper fields from three states chasing $30,000 in prizemoney in front of an appreciative crowd.

The BH contingent dominated their home turf with the feature event, the $10,000 Coughlan Drilling Carnival of Cups, taken out by the Anthony Adams trained and driven Thywillbedone, who produced a dominant display.

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