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RACING: Muswellbrook, Tuesday Print

Merurian on the way up: Trainer

By Tony White

Scone trainer Greg Bennett describes Lonhro gelding Merurian, who lines up at Muswellbrook Tuesday, as “a nice horse moving forward.”

The lightly raced three-year-old tackles the www.Muswellbrookraceclub Class 1 Hcp over 1450m.

This is Bennett’s first preparation with the gelding after beginning his career with David Vandyke at Warwick Farm where he registered a Nowra maiden win from four starts.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 05:15
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RACING - Lismore, Monday Print

TAAJIR IN THE FRAME

By Tony White

A change in tactics and step up in distance has been the key to unlocking Taajir’s best form. The five-year-old gelding will be looking for his second career win at Lismore on Monday.

Trained by Leo Clapham at Casino, Taajir had his first go over a staying trip last start when pipped on the post by a nose by Popstar Pete over 1900m at Ballina on October 5.

In contrast to his previous starts, Taajir was ridden forward early to lead.

He lines up in the Winning Post Function Centre Class 1 Hcp over 2100m.

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 October 2014 18:11
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FNC LJ Hooker League cricket one-dayers with Punter - round two Print

AT A GLANCE:

Casino Cavaliers 8/178 d Alstonville 9/177

Pottsville 8/195 d Cudgen 150

Lennox Head 7/234 d Ballina Bears 201

Tintenbar-East Ballina 7/167 d Marist Brothers Lismore 9/166

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IRVINE SAVES CASINO WITH UNBEATEN 82

oct 19 2014 punter 2The responsibility of captaincy sits well on the shoulders of Casino Cavaliers batsman Sam Irvine.

Irvine has shone since being handed the leadership role by veteran Al Nowland.

Slamming Sam starred with the bat in scoring 61 in the opening round of the Far North Coast LJ Hooker League one-dayers, but the score was not enough on its own to get his team across the line against Tintenbar-East Ballina on Saturday, October 11.

A different story emerged in round two when Irvine scored not out 82 to guide the Cavaliers to victory over Alstonville at Hill Park on Saturday.

Irvine has long been regarded as one of the best batsman in the league but his sparkle was missing for the Cavaliers last season.

Saturday’s match was a close encounter as Alstonville scored 9/177 off 40 overs, while Casino in reply, hung on to total 8/178 in 39.5 overs.

Alstonville won the toss and batted first and looked good in putting on 23 for the first wicket.

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 October 2014 16:07
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RACING - Nowra, Sunday Print

Much hope from Tragedy

By Tony White

It’s taken 13 years but Luke Price finally gets a chance to win a second $20,000 Mollymook Cup (1200m) on his home track at Nowra Sunday – this time as a trainer.

The son of leading Nowra trainer Robert Price won the event as a jockey back in 2001 aboard the Bede Murray-trained Tell The Court.

On Sunday he saddles up Tragedy Queen in the Benchmark 65 event.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014 14:50
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RACING - Narromine, Saturday Print

ERNIE IS REALLY ERNEST

By Tony White

Dubbo trainer Frank Hayes laughed loudly when he revealed the stable nickname for ultra-consistent In Ernest who resumes at Narromine Saturday.

The five-year-old gelding’s nick name is taken from English comedian Benny Hill’s song, ‘Ernie.’

“Ernie. The fastest milkman in the west,” Hayes exclaimed. “That’s what we call him.”

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014 14:47
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