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  • A happy Nelson is a good Nelson
    It was supposed to be the return of the big hitters, but no one bothered to tell Franco Nelson.

    Then again, perhaps the born again pacer, who finished second in the 2014 edition of the New Zealand Trotting Cup is no longer a member of the chasing bunch either…his victory last night a prime example.
    Posted: Wednesday 28 September 2016
  • Kotare Yael proving a right ripper of a horse for the Abells.
    While it may have taken until his 7th race start to win his maiden, it has been no looking back for Kotare Yael since then and he is fast fashioning a record as the most consistent horse in the Robert Dunn stable.
    Posted: Wednesday 28 September 2016
  • Nelson to lock horns with pacing heavyweights
    The carefully planned comeback of Franco Nelson to pacings top ranks takes on another dimension at Addington this evening as he contests the Group Three New Brighton Cup.
    Posted: Friday 23 September 2016
  • Long drought ends for two of the stable's best
    While they may have both been away from the winners list for a long time, both Franco Nelson and Jag's Invasion are class racehorses and were well overdue for experiencing that winning feeling.
    Posted: Sunday 11 September 2016
  • All the action from Friday from a stable point of view
    A very patient drive from John got Extreme Guest home in Race Three at Addington on Friday.
    Posted: Sunday 4 September 2016
  • Spring racing starts to get serious this Friday at Addington
    It has been acknowledged in recent seasons that the Maurice Holmes Vase is the first serious test for the cup class pacers and tomorrow night's field is testimony to this with some class pacers on show.
    Posted: Thursday 1 September 2016
  • Danse Macabre completes a good weekend for the stable
    After a quiet first week to the season, the season tally now sits at two wins, after wins on Friday night with Natural and today at Rangiora with Danse Macabre.
    Posted: Sunday 14 August 2016
  • Cristiano's challenge
    Franco Cristiano gets his Australian campaign under way this Saturday evening and could not have chosen a major tougher assignment than the field that he lines up in.
    Posted: Wednesday 10 August 2016
  • Exciting season ahead for the Robert Dunn stable
    While the 2015-2016 season represented a personal best for Robert as a trainer, he has high hopes for this season, especially with a well bred crop of two year olds.
    Posted: Tuesday 2 August 2016
  • Last hurrah for Matt Purvis tonight
    He's been a familiar face around the Woodend stable for a long time, but for junior reinsman Matt Purvis, tonight will be his final drive as part of the Robert Dunn stable.
    Posted: Friday 29 July 2016
  • Join the Westview Super Seventeen
    The hugely successful Westview syndicates of Nigel Armstrong are heading in an exciting new direction and want you to join them on this journey.
    Posted: Friday 22 July 2016
  • Formula One looking good for Friday
    In a season where he has proved to be a frustrating horse for his owner, trainers and the punters, Formula One finally appears to be understanding what it means to be a racehorse.
    Posted: Thursday 21 July 2016
  • Three wins for the week take season total to 119
    Wins at Forbury - Thursday, Addington - Friday and Ashburton - today, have kept alive the hopes of the Robert Dunn stable in taking out this year's trainers premiership.
    Posted: Sunday 17 July 2016
  • Match race should be a highlight tonight
    While it is only a two horse go after a scratching today, the "match race" between Franco Cristiano and Heaven Rocks is sure to be a highlight at Addington this evening.
    Posted: Friday 15 July 2016
  • While the number of meetings is fast running out, the number of potential stable runners is still high, as is the level of enthusiasm as Team Dunn approach another pivotal week in their quest for the premiership.
    Posted: Friday 8 July 2016
  • Breeders Crown target for Franco Cristiano
    He may have had seven months away from the track, but going by last night's win, Franco Cristiano is fast making up for lost time.
    Posted: Friday 1 July 2016
  • While the abandonement of the second day of Marlborough on Sunday did hurt, especially with so many good chances on the day, the reality is that a good weekend results wise and it could still be game on.
    Posted: Wednesday 29 June 2016
  • After two winning runs on the first day and some good placings also, John is happy with where his team is at going into day two.
    Posted: Sunday 26 June 2016
  • Excitement around return of Franco Cristiano
    Its been a seven month absence from the track, but talented three year old Franco Cristiano looks set to make a winning return on day one at Blenheim tomorrow.
    Posted: Thursday 23 June 2016
  • Its been a great 24 hours for the stable
    Six wins in the last 24 hours have taken the Robert Dunn stable to 100 wins for the season and the prospect of a new record total for a season.
    Posted: Friday 10 June 2016
  • A huge night for Smith at Forbury
    Craig Smith is the happiest man in harness racing tonight after producing a peach of a drive to get home on Vanhalem, a horse that he also holds a share in.
    Posted: Thursday 9 June 2016

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