New Seasons Pace Results

New Seasons Pace Results

Plenty of punters and harness racing fans were eagerly awaiting the Stallion Station FHRC New Seasons Pace held last Friday night. Not only was it going to be the start to a new season of fantastic feature harness racing, but it was also going to be a battle between some of the top contenders in the pacing world. The race certainly didn’t let fans down.

Has The Answers, the race favourite, didn’t disappoint as the Tony Svilicich-trained gelding crossed the finish line in first position, beating out the competition by a margin of 4.90m. That’s great news for punters who backed the horse at at 1.30 odds. He got off to a brilliant start with excellent gate speed. The brown gelding led the pace to the finish line, all the while keeping a comfortable lead. It’s a great kick off to the new season for the record setting gelding. Plenty of experts are expecting another fantastic season.

Motu Treasure finished in second after a fantastic start. The New Zealand horse was a frontrunner for many punters with 5.40 odds. With two laps to go, the bay gelding was just behind leader Has The Answers. It was a position that he never surrendered as he crossed the line second. Mysta Magical Mach (12.30) was touted as a strong contender, probably the only Svilicich-trained horse that could keep up with the speed of Has The Answers. While the ML Woodley-driven gelding didn’t quite match the speed of his stable mate, he did have a fairly successful run. He went into the final lap as the outside leader and managed to take a third place finish, 8.20 off of first place.

2010 New Seasons Pace Results:

Place Horse Prize Money Row & Br Trainer Driver Margin (m)
1 Has The Answers $16,750 Fr8 T Svilicich AC Lewis
2 Motu Treasure NZ $4,500 Fr1 GFJ Bond CD Bond 4.90
3 Mysta Magical Mach NZ $2,250 Fr7 T Svilicich ML Woodley 8.20
4 All Courage NZ $1,000 Sr2 GL Williams GL Williams 8.90
5 Hy Royale $500 Fr5 K Schreyvogel TB Warwick 10.40
6 Surfin Superstar NZ Fr3 T Svilicich CD Voak 11.90
7 Real Life Fr6 T Svilicich G Inwood 13.40
8 Flamin Tact NZ Sr1 CA King RG Williams 14.10
9 Spirit of Shard NZ Sr3 GE Hall (Snr) GE Hall (Jnr) 17.40
10 Next Tiger Fr2 T Svilicich BW Kersley 20.60
11 Bakerandthefatman Fr4 M White SJ Suvalko 22.70