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Shepp News 30/07/2021

HORSE OF YEAR HONOUR FOR CHAMPION

SHEPPARTON-TRAINED CHAMPION CAPS BRILLIANT SEASON WITH VICTORIAN HORSE OF THE YEAR HONOUR

Picture: Stuart McCormick/Harness Racing Victoria

He’s the man: Lochinvar Art, trained and driven by David Moran, pictured after winning the Vicbred Super Series final, has won the Victorian Horse of the Year award.

 

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Shepp News 23/07/2021

Creating a bit of pub talk

LOCHINVAR ART’S SHOES TO GIVE PUNTERS SOMETHING TO CHAT ABOUT OVER A DRINK AT ROYAL MAIL

Shepparton trots tragic John Scott reckons history should be preserved and that’s why Mooroopna’s Royal Mail Hotel is now boasting a splendid trophy to honour champion pacer Lochinvar Art.

 

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Shepp News 02/07/2021

Jean has James jumping

HOME-BRED MARE SALUTES AT SHEPPARTON TO PUT A SMILE ON OCTOGENARIAN BYRNE’S FACE

Picture: Barry Bennett

Winning combination: Craig and Abbey Turnbull enjoyed success with No Nay Never at Melton on Tuesday night and had a luckless second with Life Gets Better.

 

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Shepp News 25-03-20

VETERANS PROVE YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD

GUN SEPTUAGENARIANS COMBINE TO SPREAD SOME STARDUST WITH SUCCESS AT MELTON WITH SMART MARE

Picture: AAP

Trial form: A pacer named Barnaby, trained by Steve O’Donoghue and Bec Bartley, trialled at Shepparton last night, let’s hope he was a bit more interested in proceedings than his namesake Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce was in parliament yesterday.

 

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Shepp News 18-06-2021

SANTA KEEPS DELIVERING THE GOODS

JACK-TRAINED PACER MAKES IT THREE ON TROT AT MELTON AND TONIGHT ATTEMPTS TO MAKE IT FOUR

Shepparton-trained pacer Santa Casa Beach completed a hat-trick of Melton wins on Saturday night to continue his unbeaten return to racing.

 

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Shepparton News 28-05-2921

An emotional roller coaster

TURNBULLS HAVE A MASSIVE DAY WINNING WAGGA CUP AND OAKS, BUT THEN LOSE FATHER-GRANDFATHER

Last weekend was a sweet-bitter experience for Tatura trainer Craig Turnbull.

Turnbull f loated two horses to the Wagga Cup meeting and hit the jackpot twice in two of the feature events.

In successive races he claimed the $20,000 Wagga Pacers Cup with Jemsoms Pet and the $12,000 Wagga Oaks with Heritage Lady.

 

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Shepp News - Pacing For Pink

PINK DAY AT TROTS A BOTTLER

Trotting: Pony trots dressed in pink for breast cancer awareness.

A successful day was had at Shepparton Harness Racing Club on Sunday, with organisers of the Pacing for Pink event expecting more than $50,000 will be raised for the McGrath Foundation.

Co-organiser Donna Castles, from Ardmona, said everyone who attended had a great day out with about 240 people attending the breast cancer fundraising lunch on top of the those involved in the racing card. “The day was amazing,” Castles said. “I can’t believe the support we got from the people that turned up.

“We had the racing, the pony trots and it was a real carnival atmosphere and the weather was perfect.”

With the result of a silent auction to come, Castles said she was overwhelmed by the support.

“Thanks everyone in the whole harness industry, the Shepp harness club for letting us hold the event there and everyone who helped out — it was just amazing.”

As part of the lunch, candles were lit as a reminder of hope and support for those who are battling breast cancer or have lost a family member or friend to the disease.

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Shepparton News 7-05-21

AIKEN WINS GROUP THREE WITH CRESCENT

AIKEN-TRAINED MARE DOES IT TOUGH WAY, BUT PROVES TOO GOOD IN WINNING LA COOCARACHA FEATURE

Going for gold: Harston trainer Dennis Paton and his wife Shirley, pictured with their Group One winner Sheza Pleasure, will be chasing more Group One glory with Jessies Son in the $50,000 Home Grown Classic for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings at Melton tomorrow night.

 

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Shepparton News 30-04-21

DISTRICT TRAINERS CHASE BIG DOLLARS

DISTRICT TRAINERS WILL BE CHASING SUCCESS IN RICH RACES AT MELTON AND MENANGLE TOMORROW

In with a shot: Trainer Patrick Ryan (left) and Starsbythebeach, pictured with her owner Martin Riseley and his son

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Shepparton News 16-04-21

Going like a Bullion at a gate

JACK-TRAINED CAPTAINS QUEEN IMPRESSES IN HEAT WIN AS SHE CHARGES TOWARDS BIG BUCKS

Picture: Stuart McCormick

Three in the pocket: David Moran, pictured winning on Lochinvar Art, drove three winners at Shepparton on Friday.

 

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Shepparton News 12-4-21

Pepper is devil’s advocate

WILSON HAS CRACKED THE CODE WITH SHADOW PLAY MARE WITH SIX PLAYING PROMINENT ROLE

Picture: Geoff Durn

Thrilling final: The Shane Pangrazio-trained Payup Orleave crosses the finish line first to take out the Eureka Series Final at Echuca on Sunday.

 

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Shepp News 2-04-21

JACK HAS BIG GOLD STRIKE AT BATHURST

LONG TRIP TO BATHURST WELL WORTH IT FOR JACK AS HE GOES ONE-TWO WITH FILLIES IN GROUP ONE

Family affair: Castle Retreat with trainer Stephen Boyington (left) and owners Andrew Boyington, Thomas Crosbie, Craig Scouler, Michael Boyington, James McBain, Colleen Boyington (with Elke Hiscock), Rowan Hiscock and Simon Marshall.

 

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Shepparton News 5-03-21

MORAN A BIG CHANCE TO WIN NSW DERBY

WHILE LOCHINVAR ART WON’T CONTEST MIRACLE MILE SHEPPARTON TRAINER HAS ANOTHER BIG CHANCE

Max Delight wins the Ladbrokes Horse of the Year

The disappointment of having to withdraw Lochinvar Art from Saturday night’s Miracle Mile at Menangle could be temporarily forgotten at the meeting by Shepparton horseman David Moran.

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Shepparton News 26-02-21

MIRACLE IS MUCH-NEEDED TO MAKE MILE

SHEPPARTON-TRAINED PACERS NEED RACING GODS TO SMILE DOWN ON THEM TO MAKE MILE AT MENANGLE

Shepparton horseman David Moran is not confident his superstar pacer Lochinvar Art will get the chance to be included in the $1 million Miracle Mile field.

 

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Shepparton News 19/02/21

SHEPPARTON PACERS TACKLE NEWCASTLE

SMART O’DONOGHUE-BARTLEY-TRAINED PACER LINES UP IN NEWCASTLE MILE ALONGSIDE SUPERSTAR ARTY

Picking up where she left off: Allwoods Sunbeam secured a 10th win after snaring eight last season alone.

Lochinvar Art isn’t the only Shepparton-trained pacer contesting tonight’s Newcastle Mile at Newcastle.

 

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Shepparton News 12-2-21

Buying champion a breeze

BEAUTY IS IN EYE OF THE BEHOLDER AND OWNER IS HAPPY MORAN LIKED WHAT HE SAW AT MENANGLE SALE

Starlight, star bright: Starlight Red put in a stellar performance at Shepparton.

 

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Shepparton News 5-02-21

ARTY READY TO CAPTURE HUNTER CUP

MORAN NOT CONCERNED ABOUT BARRIER WITH SUPERSTAR AS HE STRIVES TO ADD HUNTER CUP TO RESUME

In the mix: Josh Aiken aboard Honolua Bay.

 

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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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