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The Stawell Harness Racing Club was established in 1956 on its current site of Laidlaw Park. During this time the Stawell Harness Racing Club has grown to become one of Victoria's premier Harness Racing clubs. The club now offers the complete package of racing, wagering and dinning as well as offering the place to hold your wedding or corporate seminar.
Stawell Harness Racing Club conduct 10 race meetings throughout the year. Each year in July the club holds the Maori Legend in honour of past local Champion Trotter Maori Idol. The Club also hold several feature races during the year honouring past contributors of our great Club. In December each year the Club holds it’s Cup Race Meeting as part of the Country Cups Carnival. This season the Cup will be held in December on Sunday 6th 2015.
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TROTS MEETING 27TH APRIL 2016
THE Kilmore, Cranbourne and Stawell pacing cup champion, Yankee Rockstar, has been crowned the Country Cup Championship winner.
Trained by Emma Stewart and Clayton Tonkin at Smythes Creek, 15 minutes south-west of Ballarat, Yankee Rockstar’s three cup wins and a third at Shepparton saw the five-year-old amass 13 points in the series and record a two-point win ahead of Kotare Roland.
Stewart said it was a great result for the horse and the stable, which won the honour previously with Safari. “It is good to win because it is hard racing in the cup circuit,” Stewart said. “It is really a feather in his cap.”
Making the feat all the more remarkable was the depths of illness Yankee Rockstar has experienced. The five-year-old resumed racing in the 2014-15 season after a throat operation, but when returning from Sydney after running seventh in the Chariots Of Fire in March 2015 the gelding was struck with travel sickness owing to his throat alteration.
“We nearly lost him,” Stewart said. “It was 50-50 and he was at the vets for two weeks. He has really come back well from a bad illness, so that just adds to what has been a terrific job.”
Trainer Daryl Crone has perservered with five year old gelding Red Nigel since November 2013 when he first started.
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