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Trainer Daryl Crone has persevered with five year old gelding Red Nigel since November 2013 when he first started. Since then the son of the mighty isre Sundon has had interrupted preparations only having a few runs before going back out for a spell. At Terang last week Nigel was at his best scoring a tough win, racing three wide for most of the trip. Driven by Kerryn Manning Red Nigel paid $7.80 on the TAB and recorded a mile rate of 2:06.2..



Trainers are advised that trials will be held this Sunday with nominations closing at noon today. The first trial will be held at 9.30am and the public are welcome to attend. Tea, coffee and Lyn's famous scones will be available in the committee room.



Peter Fiscalini has been able to get the lightly raced trotter Bellingham back into the winners circle. After not winning since December 2013 the former highly rated New Zealand trotter looked set to be the next big thing in trotting before his form went off. Peter took over the duties in April and after just three starts Bellingham put in a faultless race to win by over 12 metres at Ballarat last Saturday night. With just 42 starts the son on Continentman has eight wins and just over $56,000 in stakes.


Kerryn Manning had a big night at Terang last week driving a treble and training a double. New stable addition Jakka Lonny didn't take long to settle in after arriving from New Zealand, scoring a first up win since. Jakka Lonny is out of a very handy NZ mare Lady Jakka who has had four foals all going on to win a number of races. The best sor far was Jakka Lon who won over Butterworth stable of horses that just keep winning.


Nominations for the running of the first Hoot Gibson three year old trot showed the amount of respect the harness racing industry had for the late Hoot Gibson. The race turned into a great race with trainer Joanne Franklin taking it out with Royal Dream. It was very fitting that Joanne won this first race having had a long association  with Hoot over the years, being drawn next to each other in the stalls.