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  • He was just a maiden having his third race start at this meeting last year, but today Captain Dolmio locks horns with a top field in the Group Three Invercargill Trotting Cup to be run over the 3200m.
    Posted: Saturday 28 January 2017
  • Woodend team rocked by loss of Say My Name
    As invariably happens in a top racing stable, there are great highs, but also those gut-wrenching lows. For John Dunn who runs the Woodend Stable for father Robert, this week saw an all time low as he lost top pacer Say My Name, which broke a leg in a training accident on the beach.
    Posted: Saturday 28 January 2017
  • Living Legend ends long run of outs for Westview
    It has been 14 months and 33 race starts, but the long drought ended today for Living Legend, the pride and joy of the Westview Racing No 13 syndicate.
    Posted: Sunday 22 January 2017
  • Diamonds are a punters best friend
    The extraordinary dominance of John Dunn on the Nelson/Marlborough continued yesterday, as he added a further four wins to his tally on the circuit, all on stable runners. From 29 drives over three days of racing John has driven an impressive 12 winners from 29 drives, with four seconds and three thirds topping things off nicely.
    Posted: Saturday 21 January 2017
  • After a superb weekend for both John and the stable last weekend, the first day of Blenheim today offers a great chance to carry on that momentum. It will again be the three year olds that offer the best chances of success.
    Posted: Friday 20 January 2017
  • John looking to back up a superb day one tomorrow
    There is no doubt that the Nelson summer meeting is fast becoming a favourite for John Dunn. A five win bag yesterday was a superb return for the Woodend Beach reinsman who added a further four placings to his winning tally.
    Posted: Saturday 14 January 2017
  • Runner up at his last three starts, Hayden's Meddle looks set to deliver in the first race at Nelson this afternoon. He is one of a host of chances from the stable this afternoon.
    Posted: Friday 13 January 2017
  • Hayden's Meddle looking to start a big day for stable in style
    Runner up at his last three starts, Hayden's Meddle looks set to deliver in the first race at Nelson this afternoon. He is one of a host of chances from the stable this afternoon.
    Posted: Friday 13 January 2017
  • Franco Nelson heavily supported to win Fremantle Pacing Cup
    While he had no luck in the Village Kid last week, the lead up to tomorrow night's Fremantle Pacing Cup, Franco Nelson pleased driver Ryan Bell who thinks that he is a big hope going into the Group One feature.
    Posted: Thursday 5 January 2017
  • Alta the word for Auckland Cup Day
    Its Group One day at Alexandra Park, with the Auckland Cup and the National trot the two big feature races. However, from a stable slant, the first two races on the days programme hold a lot of interest with half brothers Alta Maestro and Alta Las Vegas both appearing great winning chances.
    Posted: Saturday 31 December 2016
  • Franco Nelson set for first start for Bond stable
    Unable to get home easily after the Inter-Dominion final three weeks ago, Franco Nelson has stayed in Perth instead, officially joining the Greg and Skye Bond stable for a three race campaign that begins with tonight's Village Kid Pace over the 2130m.
    Posted: Friday 30 December 2016
  • American Tart does good job in Ashburton mile
    Four year old mare American Tart has shown her massive ability on many occasions throughout her short career, but yesterday at Ashburton, she showed another string to her bow, coming from last at the 400m to beat a good field of mares over the mile.
    Posted: Tuesday 27 December 2016
  • Great old timer back in the winning way at Westport
    He has only re-joined the Robert Dunn stable recently, but a good second to Say My Name at last week's Orari trials convinced John Dun that there was at least another win in the old boy Graduate Under Fire.
    Posted: Tuesday 27 December 2016
  • Franco Cristiano heads three pronged attack on futurity
    A stunning win fresh up sees Franco Cristiano rate as a great chance in this year's JLT Futurity at Cambridge tomorrow. He will be joined in the race by stablemates Little Rascal and Robbie Burns that both rate good chances also.
    Posted: Friday 23 December 2016
  • Say My Name back and ready for Westport Cup
    Absolutely brilliant through the autumn, Say My Name looked set for a big campaign in the north including the Messenger and the Harness Jewels before injury again derailed plans. Seven months later he is back and on target for Monday's Westport Cup over the 3200m.
    Posted: Friday 23 December 2016
  • Cimarron proving bargain buy for Smith
    Purchased out of a Forbury claimer for just $1500, Cimarron has proven a great buy for popular junior driver Craig Smith.
    Posted: Tuesday 20 December 2016
  • Alta Maestro the early young gun
    An impressive trial on the track last weekend signalled that he would be a tough horse to beat and Alta Maestro didn't disappoint his followers tonight at Alexandra Park in the first heat of the Young Guns.
    Posted: Friday 16 December 2016
  • Winning run continues for Smith
    A convincing winner last week in junior drivers company, Letspendanitetogetha was again too good tonight combining with Craig Smith for a week-week double.
    Posted: Friday 16 December 2016
  • Busy weekend produces four wins for the stable
    While things have been a bit quiet on the winners front the last couple of weeks, this weekend has been a far better one with four wins coming over the course of a busy weekend.
    Posted: Sunday 11 December 2016
  • Franco Nelson faces tough task in Inter-Dom final
    If the quality of the opposition is not tough enough on its own, the Franco Nelson camp have to face up to the difficulty of the draw also, in tonight's final at Gloucester Park, Perth.
    Posted: Friday 9 December 2016
  • Top three placing crucial for Franco Nelson in final round
    Following the second round of heats run at Bunbury on Tuesday evening, Franco Nelson sits just outside the top ten and is needing a top three finish in Friday evening's final round to make the final.
    Posted: Thursday 1 December 2016

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