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Shepparton News 22-1-21

Tale of two cups is unique

THERE’S A LITTLE BIT OF IRONY SURROUNDING THE ONLY HOMETOWN SHEPPARTON CUP WINNERS

Glory days: Heath Redwood gives Unique Icon a kiss after winning the 2002 Shepparton Gold Cup.

There is a touch of irony associated with the only two Shepparton trainers to produce a hometown cup winner.

 

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Shepparton News 15-01-21

Making pretty good fist of it

THOMSON ENJOYING CONSISTENT SUCCESS AFTER ADDED INJURED FATHER’S HORSES TO HIS BARN

Picture: Geoffrey Durn

Fitting name for cup winner: Perfect Stride, co-trained by Anthony Butt and Sonia Smith, claimed a thrilling Jim Phillips Memorial Cobram Cup on Sunday.

Kyabram horseman Brent Thomson has been enjoying his share of success after taking over the training reins from his father Russ nine weeks ago.

Russ suffered multiple rib fractures in a training mishap in early November and Brent was summoned to add his father’s horses to his small team as well as juggling his day job with the State Rivers.

 

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Shepp News 31-12-20

BOUND FOR GLORY

GOULBURN VALLEY TRAINERS AND DRIVERS CHASE GROUP ONE GLORY TO FINISH YEAR ON A HIGH

Out for glory: Lochinvar Art and trainer David Moran will be out to claim Vicbred Super Series Group One finals glory at Melton on Thursday.

Superstar Shepparton pacer Lochinvar Art will lead a charge of northern Victorian-trained pacers and trotters chasing Vicbred Super Series Group One finals glory at Melton tonight.

 

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Shepparton News 27/11/20

DRIVERS, OWNERS ARE WEARING CROWNS

DISTRICT DRIVERS AND OWNERS CELEBRATE MEMORABLE BREEDERS CROWN VICTORIES AT MELTON

Picture: Claire Weston Photography

Fair run of form: Majic Fair wins at Cobram earlier this month — she has since duplicated the effort.

Northern Victorian trainers missed out, but drivers and owners from the area shared in some rich spoils in finals of the Breeders Crown series last weekend.

 

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Shepp News 24/10/20

PATON ENJOYS FIRST GROUP ONE PLEASURE

PATON’S FILLY DELIVERS HIM WITH FIRST GROUP ONE SUCCESS AND PROVES SHEZA HOME GROWN STAR

What a pleasure: Dennis and Shirley Paton with their Group One winning two-year-old trotter Sheza Pleasure.

Harston horseman Dennis Paton experienced his first Group One success in a lifetime in the industry when his young trotter Sheza Pleasure caused an upset to win the Aldebaran Park Vicbred Platinum Home Grown Classic for two-yearold trotting fillies at Melton on Saturday night.

 

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HRV - Trots Review

Trots Review: Moran and Lochinvar Art's Victoria Cup masterpiece

HRV - Michael Howard

10 OCT 2020

Last Updated 10 Oct 2020

David Moran and Lochinvar Art took the best punches of Craig Cross and Luke McCarthy’s extraordinary New South Wales team and answered every challenge to claim the Pryde’s EasiFeed Victoria Cup.

 

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Shepp News 9-10-2020

No shakin’ Aiken’s pacers

BOTH HONOLUA BAY AND BETTOR BE SORRY STAY UNBEATEN, AFTER WINNING AT BALLARAT AND MELTON

In form: Josh Aiken.

Two exciting David Aikentrained pacers remain unbeaten for the stable after wins over the past week.

 

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Shepp News 2-10-20

AFTER A WINNING RETURN TO RACING, TRAINER DAVID MORAN SETS HIS SIGHTS ON THE FUTURE FOR LOCHINVAR ART

Back in the day: Chris Lang made a triumphant return to Shepparton last week.

Super Shepparton pacer Lochinvar Art is ‘spot on’ for his tilt at the $300,000 Victoria Cup next Saturday week after a successful return to metropolitan racing at Melton on Saturday night.

 

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Shepp News 25-09-20

Super pacer battle not on

LOCHINVAR ART PRIMED FOR $30,000 FREE-FOR-ALL, BUT RIVAL RIDE HIGH NOT A FINAL ACCEPTOR

Rain-check: Lochinvar Art and trainer David Moran will no longer battle fellow superstar Ride High.

 

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Shepparton News 18-09-2020

LUCKY FOR A 13TH TIME

SHEPPARTON TRAINER HAS A SPRING IN HIS STEP AFTER DEBUTANT AND FORMER KIWI DELIVER GOODS

That’s our boy: Owners Pam and Stewart McDonald enjoyed another win with Hayjoshandco.

 

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Shepparton News 11-09-2020

Boy oh Boyington

BOYINGTON TEAMS UP WITH FRANKIE AND MAKES TRAINING-DRIVING DOUBLE A REALITY WITH WRITER

Picture: Rodney Braithwaite

Steve Boyington — along with Frankie (left), his wife Colleen and Reality Writer — were up and about this week after snaring a double at Bendigo recently.

 

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Shepp News 4-09-20

That’s one for an old mate

THOMSON-TRAINED PACER OVERCOMES A SCARE TO POST A SENTIMENTAL VICTORY AT SHEPPARTON

Big night: Russ Thomson won with My Mate Col, a horse named after his good friend Colin Dixon, at Shepparton on Tuesday.

Well-named My Mate Col scored a popular and sentimental win on Tuesday night at Shepparton — but not without a big scare.

 

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Shepparton News 14-6-20

Infection pulls up star Art

MORAN CONFIDENT LOCHINVAR CAN BOUNCE BACK TO BEST AFTER BEING BEATEN SUFFERING A VIRUS

Good times: Carmel Belot and Levina posted another victory at Echuca last week.

Shepparton trainer-driver David Moran is confident his stable star Lochinvar Art can come back as potent as ever despite Saturday night’s hiccup at Ballarat.

 

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Shepparton News 14-8-20 (2)

Sit back and enjoy the Ride

BALLARAT-TRAINED STAR READY TO SIZZLE AROUND SHEPPARTON ON A COLD WINTER’S NIGHT

Picture: Stuart McCormick

Star showing: Ride High, driven by Kima Frenning, will race at Shepparton tomorrow night.

Ride High’s waltz into rare air is expected to continue at Shepparton tomorrow night, with the speed freak tipped to build on his already enormous reputation and notch a 10thstraight victory.

The horse, who’s nicknamed “Chainsaw” and become renowned as “the Ballarat Beast”, steps out at 6.05 pm in the Neatline Homes Pace, where he’s likely to be a short $1.04 favourite amid a six-horse field.

While tomorrow night won’t gift sports fans the coveted match-up between Ride High and Victoria’s fastest ever pacer Lochinvar Art, with the Sheppartontrained star recovering from a minor viral infection, entertainment is guaranteed if Ride High’s most recent performances are any gauge.

 

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Shepparton News 7/08/2020

MORAN MORE THAN HAPPY WITH HIS BOY ART

RIDE HIGH MAKES MORAN SIT UP AND TAKE NOTICE, BUT HE’S HAPPY WITH HIS STAR LOCHINVAR ART

Lochinvar Art’s Shepparton trainer-driver David Moran says you couldn’t help but be impressed with Ride High’s stunning track record run last Saturday night at Bendigo.

But he won’t be deliberately dodging the Clayton Tonkintrained superstar pacer with his outstanding pacer.

‘‘We could be racing against each other at the Shepparton meeting next Saturday night week (August 21),’’ Moran said this week.

‘‘I’ve had that race in mind with Lochinvar Art for his next outing and they are looking at it too with Ride High I’ve been told.’’

But Moran said he had heard nothing more on a recently mooted match race between the two superstar pacers.

At Bendigo last Saturday night Ride High put in a dazzling track record shattering 1:49.0 performance after sitting in the death seat for the last lap.

He lopped a whopping 2.07 seconds off the track record for the 1690 m trip of 1:51.7 established on June 6 by the David Aiken-trained Leonidis.

Lochinvar Art returned to racing at Shepparton on July 25 when he accounted for the Aiken-trained Sirletic, the same pacer Ride High beat at Bendigo.

 

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Shepparton News 31-07-2020

TROTS FANS WERE SERVED UP A REAL TREAT

MORAN AND ALFORD-TRAINED STARS PUT ON A SHOW FOR PUNTERS AND FANS WITH IMPRESSIVE VICTORIES

Rockstar return: Lochinvar Art was extremely impressive first up at Shepparton on Saturday for his trainer-driver David Moran.

Sky Channel watchers were treated to a double whammy of exciting horse f lesh last Saturday night at Shepparton.

 

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Shepparton News 17-07-20

A FIRST FOR VETERAN MARE AND TRAINER

AGED MARE BREAKS HER DUCK IN FINE FASHION AND GIVES TRAINER HIS FIRST SUCCESS IN VICTORIA

One to remember: Trainer Paul Fidge with eight-year-old mare Wandanas Advice who gave him his first Victorian win at Shepparton last Friday.

 

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Shepparton News 12-6-20

Cobram loses its saviour

WATSON PULLED CLUB UP BY ITS BOOTSTRAPS TO SAVE ITS BACON AND IMPLEMENTED GREAT RACE DAYS

Innovative: Bob Watson (left) and his wife Marg Watson, with Bruce Phillips.

Cobram Harness Racing Club — and harness racing in general — will be forever grateful to Bob Watson.

 

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Shepp News 5-06-20

Trio’s tremendous Tuesday

AIKENS AND TURNBULL HAVE A NIGHT OUT WITH DOUBLES DOMINATING PROGRAM AT SHEPPARTON

Picture: Barry Bennett

Winning ways: Craig and Abbey Turnbull combined for success with Oursouthernstar at Shepparton on Tuesday night.

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Shepparton News 29-05-20

Joy playing away from home

DUFFY-TRAINED MARE TAKES HER TALENT TO BENDIGO TO UPSTAGE RIVALS AFTER ZONES MERGE

Picture: Barry Bennett

Going great guns: Millah Joy, pictured winning at Shepparton, won her second race for trainer Steve Duffy at Bendigo on Monday night.

 

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Shepparton News 01-05-20

No getting Nutt-ed on line

ROYCE HAS A GAYE OLD TIME CELEBRATING HIS FIRST WIN IN 20 YEARS BY HIMSELF WITH A WHISKY

Rolls Royce: Reinsman Royce Nutt (left) and trainer Gary Merkel with Nutt’s first winner for 20 years, Roslyn Gaye.

 

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Shepparton News 27/04/20

ARDMONA RIDES HOME BEHINDS TO VICTORY MURRAY LEAGUE PRODUCES CRACKERS MAGIC OF GAVIN

AUSTRALIA’S CHAMPION REINSMAN THE ICEMAN AND CLAUDYS PRINCESS TOOK SYNDICATE ON ONE GREAT RIDE

The death of champion trots driver Gavin Lang on Friday has brought back plenty of memories for Kyabram’s Gus Underwood. Underwood, who has been The News' trots writer for more than 50 years, and Josh Pell bred the top racemare Claudys Princess, who put Kyabram and the Goulburn Valley on the Australian harness racing map a few years ago when, through her racetrack deeds, she was awarded Australia’s top female trotter award for three consecutive years — as a two, three and four-year-old. Raced by the Catchya syndicate Claudys Princess was driven to 21 of her 22 wins by Lang. After some uncanny circumstances leading up to Lang’s death on Friday Underwood has written this tribute to the man they called The Iceman. A fruitful partnership: Gavin Lang aboard Claudys Princess.

 

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Shepparton News 17/04/20

He’s casting large Shadow

PROMISING PACER CHEVRON MAKES IT A HAT-TRICK OF VICTORIES WITH A STRONG WIN AT SHEPPARTON

Flying: Shepparton trainer-driver Laura Crossland drove Shadow Chevron to his third straight win on Sunday.

 

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Shepparton News 10-04-20

He has mooovie star looks

THIS BOY IS NAMED HOLSTEIN, BUT HE’S CERTAINLY NO COW AFTER GIVING RIVALS A START AND A BEATING

Picture: Geoff Durn

 

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Shepparton News 3-04-20

MORE TROTS MEETINGS FOR SHEPPARTON

SHEPPARTON TO HAVE SIX MORE MEETINGS THIS MONTH AFTER RULING BODY BRINGS IN NEW MEASURES

I’ve got money in my pocket: Shepparton trainer Russell Jack trained a winning double at Bendigo on Tuesday night.

 

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Shepp News 27-03-20

Moran keen to wear Crown

SHEPPARTON TRAINER HAS A BIG CHANCE OF STRIKING GOLD AT BATHURST, BUT IS DOUBTFUL OF DRIVING IT

Out to reign: David Moran, pictured with his superstar Lochinvar Art, will be striving for Gold Crown glory at Bathurst tomorrow night with Lochinvar Chief.

 

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Shepparton Trial Fields 17/03/20

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Shepparton News 13-03-20

Still more riches to plunder

MORAN SETS SIGHTS ON WAGGA BEFORE PLANNING A RAID ON BRISBANE FEATURES WITH STABLE STAR

Riches raider: Cobram Cup champion Lochinvar Art has more fish to fry for his trainer-driver David Moran this campaign.

 

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Shepparton News 28/02/20

Jack to attack in defence

AIKEN HEADS TO MELTON HOPING TO HAMMER RIVALS IN AUSTRALIAN TROTTING GRAND PRIX

Picture: Stuart McCormick

Grand campaigner: Big Jack Hammer, pictured winning last year’s Australian Trotting Grand Prix, will out to defend his crown tomorrow night.

Northern Victorian trainers and drivers will be chasing Group One glory at tomorrow night’s alltrotters mega meeting at Melton.

 

 

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Shepparton News 21-2-20

A desire to embrace Fire

AIKEN AND MORAN WILL HARNESS THEIR STARS TO CHARIOTS IN BIDS TO CAPTURE CLASSIC FEATURE

Picture: Stacey Lear

Let’s go boy: Todd McCarthy and Max Delight will contest the Chariots Of Fire tomorrow night.

Two Goulburn Valley-trained pacers are among the key players in tomorrow night’s $200 000 Chariots Of Fire at Menangle.

Avenel trainer David Aiken has Max Delight coming from barrier two and Shepparton horseman David Moran will line up his star Lochinvar Art from barrier three in a showdown between Australia’s and New Zealand’s premier fouryear-old pacers.

 

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Shepp News 14-02-20

MORAN TO UNLEASH BEAST AT MELTON

MORAN PREPARES TO LET HIS STAR PACER RIP AT MELTON IN TUNE-UP FOR CHARIOTS OF FIRE AT MENANGLE

Loch in top gear: Trainer-driver David Moran is set to give Lochinvar Art a solid run at Melton tomorrow night.

Emerging Shepparton superstar pacer Lochinvar Art will have what his trainer-driver David Moran describes as a good blow out at tonight’s Melton meeting in preparation for his tilt at the Chariots Of Fire at Menangle the following weekend.

 

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Shepparton News 7-02-20

‘Sicario the horse to beat’

ECHUCA PACING CUP BOASTS TALENTED FIELD

In the mix: Brallos Pass is contesting tonight’s Moama Bowling Club Echuca Pacing Cup.

Talented pacers Sicario and Brallos Pass headline a talented field of pacers in tonight’s 42nd running of the Moama Bowling Club Echuca Pacing Cup.

 

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