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24 October 2014
Justice Served Cranbourne Premiership
... after securing a place in every start at Cranbourne during the season. The pacer had six starts for two wins, three seconds and one third. Chris Alford drove in 127 races at Cranbourne for the season, winning 24 of them and placing in another 30. The achievement saw him take out the Aussie Home ...
22 October 2014
Lord Monaloo wins for Kylie Sugars at Geelong
... from mid-field. It was Roy Hobbs’ 6th victory in 14 race appearances. Other winners on the program were Kyvalley Pink (Chris Lang & Chris Alford) in the Faggs Mitre 10 Wallington Vicbred Platinum Country Series D for Trotters T0 & T1 class over 2100 metres and Whisper Jet (Kerryn ...
20 October 2014
Australian Drivers Championship
... finishing third on a countback from SA’s David Harding and Chris Alford from Victoria. Each of the races were fiercely contested, with exquisite driving skills displayed by all Drivers on the night. Victoria’s Chris Alford drew first blood aboard QTOWN RIP ROARING, narrowly defeating ...
16 October 2014
Tandias Bromac takes aim at VHRSC Classic
Driver Chris Alford says the VHRSC Classic tomorrow night at Melton will be a big step up in class for flying mare Tandias Bromac but she deserves her shot at the race. The Amanda Grieve trained five-year-old has won three of her last four starts, including a last-start 1:58.5 win over in-form Im ...
16 October 2014
Queensland Lads Set To Fly High
... the best drivers from around the country in a six race series. Other competing drivers include Blake Fitzpatrick & Amanda Turnbull (NSW), Chris Alford & Greg Sugars (VIC), Gareth Rattray & Ricky Duggan (TAS), Gary Hall Jnr & Chris Voak (WA) while David Harding & Ryan Hryhorec ...
16 October 2014
Harness Racing Victoria trots into profit
... with the Lyn McPherson Memorial Breed for Speed Series and participation in Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month, supporting champion driver, Chris Alford, whose daughter suffers from the disease.” Dr Napthine emphasised the Coalition Government’s continued strong support of harness racing ...
14 October 2014
McMullen Closing In On Record
... 2002, Gary Hall Jr (26 years, seven months and 17 days) in March 2009, Greg Sugars (26 years, eight months and seven days) in June 2011, and Chris Alford (27 years, five months and 26 days) in November 1995. McMullen celebrated his 23rd birthday in August. At the time of writing, the skilled ...
14 October 2014
Victorian stars ready to shine at Australian titles
Chris Alford and Greg Sugars are ready to fly the Victorian flag at the Australian Drivers Championships at Globe Derby on Saturday night. Alford and Sugars will don Big V silks against the best reinsmen and women from across Australia at the inaugural event, which will be hosted by Harness Racing ...
10 October 2014
Australia's Best Drivers Confirmed
... Globe Derby Park on Saturday 18 October: New South Wales Blake Fitzpatrick Amanda Turnbull South Australia David Harding Ryan Hryhorec Victoria Chris Alford Greg Sugars Western Australia Gary Hall Jnr Chris Voak Queensland Grant Dixon Pete McMullen Tasmania Ricky Duggan Gareth Rattray This group of ...
10 October 2014
Flaming Flutter scorches to victory
... with in-form mare Tandias Bromac winning at odds of $1.70 in the Victorian Seniors Festival On Now Pace over 2240 metres. With leading driver Chris Alford in the cart Tandias Bromac finished 4.4 metres ahead of another in-form pacer in Im Barney Rubble from the Lance Justice stable. The second leg ...
9 October 2014
Caribbean Blaster back to back Horse of the Year
... the Year. Merv Butterworth won the VHRSC Owner of the Year trophy, Jason Lee was named Equine Supplies Victorian Concession Driver of the Year, Chris Alford took out both the SBG Accountants Metropolitan Driver of the Year and the Melton Saddlery Victorian Driver of the Year prizes, while David ...
6 October 2014
Rip Roaring double for Andy and Kate Gath
... with Eyes On The Sky clear second pick in the market at odds of $3.80. Blue Seelster finished third for trainer Peter Thompson and reinsman Chris Alford. Meanwhile, junior reinswomen Mary Elliott and Monique Burnett both drove winners at the Cranbourne meeting. Elliott combined with local trainer ...
1 October 2014
Speedsters set to scorch around Ballarat
... to run fourth first-up from a spell in the Preux Chevalier and Amanda Grieve will have the son of Western Terror more forward second-up with Chris Alford in the cart. Melton trainer Brett Cargill will put the polish on nine-year-old Our Sir Vancelot gelding Our White Knight from gate four with ...
29 September 2014
Tubbs' reign continues at Mildura
... Smile ($35.50) ran second for Lang, with Gary Hall Jr steering Ya Bowen Delight ($25.30) into third place. The third race of the series went to Chris Alford aboard Star Brutus, which scored by six metres at $2.60 over Cityscape for local star Shayne Cramp ($32.70), with Elliott Bromac third for ...
29 September 2014
Alford and Sugars to represent Victoria
The drivers chosen to represent Victoria at the inaugural Australian Driving Championship have been announced as Chris Alford and Greg Sugars. Alford drove the most winners in Australia in season 2013-14 with 295, while Sugars was the second Victorian on the ladder with 257 winners. The inaugural ...
23 September 2014
Girls' night out + Alta Christiano auction
... on course. On-track the action will be first rate with the best drivers from around Australia to contest the Drivers Invitation Championship. Chris Alford, Nathan Jack, Gavin Lang, Kerryn Manning, Lisa Miles, Jodi Quinlan, Amy Tubbs and South Australia’s Danielle Hill will battle it out with ...
22 September 2014
South Australia to Host Australian Drivers Championship
... been nominated to compete on the night: New South Wales Blake Fitzpatrick Amanda Turnbull South Australia David Harding Ryan Hryhorec Victoria Chris Alford Greg Sugars Western Australia Gary Hall Jnr Chris Voak Queensland Grant Dixon Pete McMullen Tasmania Ricky Duggan Gareth Rattray The National ...
13 September 2014
Young Modern makes it five straight wins
... odds-on favourite Chilled Desire had plenty go wrong in the run and came in second-last. The colts and geldings’ final was taken out by Chris Alford trained and driven Spinners Boy (American Ideal/Karamea Mietta), which posted an 8.7-metre win in 1:56.6 over Midnitedelite and Upwardly. In-form ...
11 September 2014
Major Bronski for Morley Park
... in a paddock accident as a three-year-old, there would have been no doubt that Major Bronski would have greatly improved his race record. Chris Alford, who drove him in the Victoria Derby, said: "Major Bronski had amazing ability. He would have gone straight to the top", while Luke ...
9 September 2014
2014 Australian Harness Racing Awards - J.D. Watts Awards
... on the national scene Congratulations to the winners, trainer Grant Dixon for the third consecutive time (2011/2012 - 2013/2014) and driver Chris Alford on his ninth (1993/1994, 1995/96 - 1999/2000, 2011/2012 - 2013/2014) Geoff Want Chairman 2013/2014 Leading Trainer of the Year * GRANT DIXON ...
8 September 2014
Drivers named for annual Mildura invitation series
... club’s AFL grand final night meeting later this month. The four-race series will be held on Saturday, September 27, with leading drivers Chris Alford, Shayne Cramp, Gary Hall Jr, Danielle Hill, Nathan Jack, Gavin Lang, Kerryn Manning, Lisa Miles, Jodi Quinlan and Amy Tubbs to battle for ...
30 August 2014
Winning double for David Moran
... Our Santa Catalina, who scored an upset win over last-start Group 1 winner Just Cala (Amanda Turnbull) by 1.8 metres, with Madison Louise (Chris Alford) third. With 1200 metres to go Moran and Our Santa Catalina eased three-wide from the one-out-one-back spot and moved to the breeze outside race ...
26 August 2014
Group 1 double Aiken's crowning glory in "dream season"
... preparing Eljaykay Phoenix and Spidergirl to win the two-year-old boys trot and four-year-old open trot finals, son Josh driving the former and Chris Alford piloting the latter. “It was a really good way to finish the season,” Aiken said. “It’s been a dream season, really ...
25 August 2014
Amanda Turnbull's rise to Victorian stardom continues
... filly Barynya to storm through on the inside after a three-back-the-pegs trail. “Luke was asking for his filly to show a bit more while Chris (Alford) was sitting quietly on his,” Turnbull said. “I was travelling really well at that stage so I decided to go to the outside of them ...
24 August 2014
My Arya romps in for Purdon
... today. The Mark Purdon trained and driven daughter of Angus Hall worked to the front early before getting headed by Meadow Valley Road and Chris Alford from gate 11. Purdon wasn’t having a bar of losing the lead though, the New Zealand superstar horseman yanking his star filly away from the ...
24 August 2014
Spidergirl nets the Breeders Crown win she's been chasing
... today. Trained by David Aiken – bringing up a race to race Group 1 double for the Avenel horseman – and driven by champion reinsman Chris Alford, Spidergirl led easily in the 2240-metre race from pole before proving too tough for runner-up Glenferrie Typoon, who had a great trip leader ...
22 August 2014
HRV CEO completes Ice Bucket Challenge on course at Melton
... was dumped with ice cold water not once, not twice, but four times by a cavalcade of Victorian trotting stars tonight at Tabcorp Park Melton. Chris Alford, Greg Sugars, Gavin Lang and David Aiken were the perpetrators, pouring a bucket of ice cold water over Mr Anderson. The exercise was part of a ...
21 August 2014
HRV CEO accepts Ice Bucket Challenge
... Daniher has revealed his battles with the disease. The ice buckets will be dumped on Mr Anderson by prominent Victorian trots figures including Chris Alford and Greg Sugars at tomorrow night’s Tabcorp Park Melton meeting. It will take place in the parade ring at 6.25pm (between Races 1 and 2 ...
21 August 2014
Rocknroll Arden bounces back to claim Breeders Crown Consolation
... trail for the last lap and a half over the 2240-metre journey. Lance Justice trained Invasive made the pace from the pole until the 400m when Chris Alford took Soho Ledger to a narrow lead. Lord Liam cruised up behind the leaders turning for home before kicking clear for a 6.7-metre win over Soho ...
16 August 2014
Keayang Cullen continues fast class domination
... the 2240-metre event. Lance Justice took Smoken Up around fast starter Exciteusinthecity (Tim McLean) early to park outside the leader, while Chris Alford angled second-favourite Magical Telf behind Keayang Cullen from gate two. Not much changed for the next 1400 metres as Keayang Cullen carved out ...
16 August 2014
Quick Draft too strong as Nike Franco misses a place
... McCarthy was starting to wind her up as Quick Draft and Barynya were on the march. In the home straight Quick Draft finished the strongest for Chris Alford, delivering in-form trainer David Aiken the win, with Tasmanian filly Barynya second (beaten 1.6 metres) and David Moran trained-and-driven Our ...
16 August 2014
Zedalite exceeds expectations in Vulcan Trotters Free For All
... Pace. The Amanda Grieve trained five-year-old scored a three-metre win over stablemate Catch Your Breath; Alex Ashwood driving the winner and Chris Alford piloting the second horse. Other Melton winners were Palais Du Louvre for Leigh Miles and Scott Dyer in the first race, Smiling High for David ...
12 August 2014
Friday night fireworks predicted in Minuteman FFA
... into a much fitter Smoken Up this time. “He’ll run a huge race.” If there are fireworks early, expect champion reinsman Chris Alford to be grinning like a Cheshire cat aboard Magical Telf, who from gate two is likely to jump behind Keayang Cullen for a cheap run. Making up the ...
9 August 2014
Steamer rolled first-up
... Another Kiwi pacer to put her best foot forward was Mark Purdon trained two-year-old Big Lucy, who won the VHRSC 2YO Pace over 1720 metres. Chris Alford, who took driving honours for the night with a winning treble, was content to sit outside early leader Yankee Showgirl before taking Big Lucy 1.2 ...
7 August 2014
Mojo Major impresses in Geelong repechage
... field in a lightning move to grab the lead off early pacemaker Feeling Arty. Birdy Mach kicked away on the top turn as Iceobar gave chase for Chris Alford. In the home straight the sprint-lane run opened up for Feeling Arty and Stening, but the McCarthy son of Mach Three fought on for a comfortable ...
6 August 2014
Attard colt shows them who's boss at Cranbourne
... in the Condo’s Horse Transport Pace for C0 class over 2080 metres, defeating Wingofwaves and Miss Metro Glen in a rate of 2:02.9 with Chris Alford in the sulky. Veteran Whittlesea trainer Charlie Farrugia has enjoyed plenty of unheralded success over the years with a number of well-placed ...
1 August 2014
Messini barges into Breeders Crown semis
... low, stick his neck out and storm forward like a bullying gridiron hulk barging through would-be tacklers, never looked like getting beat. With Chris Alford in the sulky for trainer Brent Lilley, Messini came home with a 57-second last half to score a 4.6-metre victory in the ninth heat of the Roll ...
1 August 2014
Kelly, Lang conquer Melton
... winner for the week when successful in the tab.com.au Trotters Handicap for TRO & TR1 class over 2240 metres in a rate of 2:09.5. With Chris Alford in the spider, Our St Pierre starting from the 10 metre mark settled six back along the markers, with Atego Turbo beginning like a rocket from ...
31 July 2014
Filly on track to add another Crown to her belongings
... driver Greg Sugars. The other three-year-old fillies’ Crown heat last night was taken out by David Aiken trained Quick Draft for driver Chris Alford. Quick Draft, which started $1.30 on the tote, romped home by 12.1 metres despite working three-wide early and punching the breeze thereafter ...
26 July 2014
Alford extends lead in premierships
Chris Alford took a 10-win lead in the metropolitan drivers’ premiership – and won his 264th race for the Victorian season – last night at Tabcorp Park Melton. Alford drove a winning double to take his state premiership buffer to a whopping 69 wins over second-placed Greg Sugars ...
23 July 2014
Winning treble for Manning at Terang
... double aboard Volatile Girl in the Squires Supermarket Vicbred Pace over 1680m and smart colt Clark Griswold in the Western Edition Pace, and Chris Alford, who guided Baccarat to a last-stride win over Desdon Murruffy in the Dick and Anne Box Pace over 1680m and Hurricane Stride to a half-head win ...
20 July 2014
Bye bye Birdy as Kept Under Wraps dashes to victory
... of the Victorian three-year-old ranks with a 5.5m win over Epaulette in the A Rocknroll Dance The Graduate. Despite starting from gate 13, Chris Alford guided the Brent Lilley-trained son of Art Major home in a mile rate of 1:56.5. Bettor Rock On remained unbeaten in five Australian runs with ...
20 July 2014
Sugars stable claims Derby with Illawong Helios
... the ages, with pressure up front right from the start of the 2690m event. Claudys Princess (Gavin Lang) dashed to the lead at the bell before Chris Alford attacked aboard Our Twentyten down the back straight. All the while Sugars was biding his time with Illawong Helios and when they swung into the ...
11 July 2014
NSW star Frith proves too swift at Melton
... Stewart’s The Good Times was given a cushy run by Gavin Lang on the back of the favourite before using the sprint lane to run second. Chris Alford steered in-form Broadways Best into third, powering down the outside late to edge out Beauty Secret, which ran fourth, while Miracle Mile winner ...
10 July 2014
Eastman Chasing Oaks Glory
... is based with his good friend Gary Vernon and has entrusted him with the drive behind Fullness Of Time while champion Victorian reinsman Chris Alford will come north again to partner Milly Perez. Alford took the drive behind Milly Perez in the recent Gold Coast Oaks. “Chris is keen to come ...
8 July 2014
Rising star gets Upanatom at Yarra Valley
... former New Zealander from the Amanda Grieve yard is undefeated in four starts since arriving Down Under and has won six out of nine overall. Chris Alford piloted the four-year-old in Monday’s victory and, oh boy, didn’t this pacer look a cut above his rivals. ( Access Yarra Valley Monday ...
5 July 2014
Messini bolts in
Chris Alford has his second Group 1 in two nights thanks to Messini scoring a huge win in the Empire Stallions Vicbred Super Series 3YO colts’ and geldings’ final tonight. The Brent Lilley-trained son of Art Major sprinted to the lead mid-race and was never going to lose once there ...
5 July 2014
Lennytheshark takes the points in classic 4YO final
... stage after sitting in the breeze, but Lennytheshark had a bit too much bite – scoring a 6m win in a mile rate of 1:56.0. Winning driver Chris Alford said an early check to Guaranteed had certainly helped Lennytheshark prevail. “I saw Guaranteed had copped a bit of a check early on ...
5 July 2014
Niki No No as tough as they come
... Niki No No might have been breaking into a sweat despite the chilly conditions. A 32.4secs second quarter however gave Niki No No some respite before she came home in 58.9secs for the last half to hold off Viva Safari, driven by Michael Azzopardi, by 3.6m, with Yankee Showgirl third for Chris Alford ...
5 July 2014
Group 1 double for Team Aiken
... with four-year-old Spidergirl capping her domination of the futurity series after previously taking out the two- and three-year-old titles. Chris Alford took Spidergirl to the front early and was never headed, the long odds-on favourite beating second favourite Paris Pepperell by 7.3m, with the rest ...
5 July 2014
'Group 1 Gav' the Starr of the show
... the first corner. “This is what keeps us all in the game – hoping to get a horse that is good enough to get the job done.” The winning mile rate was 1:56.9. Quick Draft was third for the in-form David Aiken/Chris Alford combination, while Bettor Downunder ran a good race for fourth ...
4 July 2014
Punters spoilt for choice at Melton
... the Gold Coast and long odds-on favourite Lennytheshark can get the job done at Tabcorp Park Melton in Race 8. Lennytheshark's driver Chris Alford looks set for a huge two-night carnival at Melton, and the TAB has opened a market on the number of wins he will drive. Punters can wager on Alford ...
4 July 2014
Love at first bite
... of tomorrow night’s showdown is that two legends will be in the cart behind the two favourites. Gavin Lang will steer Guaranteed, while Chris Alford will pilot Lennytheshark. Alford and Lang boast almost 11,000 wins between them and have been the dominant drivers in Victorian harness racing ...
4 July 2014
Super sweep for Spidergirl
Chris Alford has his second win for the night and David Aiken already has two Group 1 winners as a trainer. The pair combined with gun four-year-old Spidergirl to win the 4YO mares’ Empire Stallions Vicbred Super Series final tonight at Tabcorp Park Melton. Spidergirl, which started $1.10 ...
4 July 2014
Vincennes victorious for Fitzpatrick
... of when. “I don’t think we’ve seen the best of him yet either.” Vincennes produced a winning mile rate of two minutes flat and won by 2.5m over Blitzthemcalder (Chris Alford), while The Boss Man held on for third for driver Scott Dyer and Invasive was fourth for Lance Justice ...
28 June 2014
Lennytheshark breezes through semi-final stage
... at Tabcorp Park Melton to obliterate his rivals in his semi, beating the second horse over the line, Valley Of Diamonds, by 13.7m. Reinsman Chris Alford took Lennytheshark to the lead midrace after initially easing to midfield early from his gate-six draw. Once in front, Lennytheshark was eyeballed ...
26 June 2014
Lenny's at the top of his game for semi-final night
... Guaranteed in third. Lennytheshark was initially headed by firebrand beginner Ginger Bliss on that occasion but soon assumed the front, driver Chris Alford then putting his foot on the brake and dictating terms. Easy sectionals of 31.3, 30.7, and 30.2 allowed Lennytheshark to sprint to the line with ...
26 June 2014
Sweet Wise takes the prize
... year-old mare Broadways Best turned back the clock for an impressive half-neck win over Lance Justice pair Machin Out and Im Barney Rubble. Chris Alford took the Shannon McLean-trained feature race specialist to the breeze with a lightning move mid-race, sitting outside early leader Blazeaway Macray ...
24 June 2014
Age no barrier for marvellous Mister Douglas
... Cadillac in third in a mile rate of 2:00.4. Corey Bell, who drove Cowboy Cadillac, protested against the winner but this was quickly dismissed. Chris Alford and Greg Sugars shared driving honours for the meeting, each with a double. Alford won aboard self-trained Louisiana Spring and Now And Forever ...
19 June 2014
Spidergirl simply sensational in heat win
... trio, with Maori Time in front, Paris Pepperell camped on its back and Spidergirl in the breeze. The third quarter was posted in 29.2 as Chris Alford on Spidergirl said “go”, putting Maori Time to the sword, while Paris Pepperell could not have asked for a better chance to run down the ...
14 June 2014
Baby Bling takes out Richmond Lass
... his move aboard Steam Washed out three-wide, giving La Machane (Greg Sugars) a cart into the race from well back. All the while Tandias Bromac (Chris Alford) was sitting patiently behind the leader. Turning for home Blazeaway Macray was being asked to go as Baby Bling levelled up, while Steam Washed ...
11 June 2014
Livin the dream thanks to Australasian Premier Trotting Sales
... to greet the judge first after last night taking out the Kilmore Racing Club 2YO Trotters Handicap for trainer Michael Hughes and driver Chris Alford at Kilmore Harness Racing Club. The bay gelding by Dream Vacation out of Cloud Chaser was purchased for $17,000 at the inaugural APTS at Melton&rsquo ...
10 June 2014
Lilley stoked with Holmfield draw
... get a nice run somewhere along the pegs." Kialla-trained Spidergrace from the Laura Crossland stable has drawn pole for the Holmfield, Chris Alford’s flying gelding Miracle will start from gate three, Chris Lang’s improving Aldebaran Southland from four, Tatura’s Guiltless ...
9 June 2014
Amanda Turnbull and Amanda Grieve train first winners
... Auckland Trotting Club and trainer Dean Braun, didn’t have to wait long to register her first win as a trainer. Rated to perfection by Chris Alford, Tandias Bromac kicked clear in the home straight to record a 5.6m win in a rate of 1:58.1. Raced by Thompson Bloodstock Ltd, Tandias Bromac ran ...
7 June 2014
Four more metro winners for D. Aiken, treble for Joshua
... rsquo; premiership by six wins, enjoyed success with in-form trotter Spidergirl in the Glenferrie Farm Kahdon Trot (Group 2) over 2240m with Chris Alford in the cart, before son Joshua drove Aiken's next three winners – Cold Major in the Dimattinas Restaurant Italian Cup over 2240m, rising ...
5 June 2014
Group 1 guns set for showdown in Bendigo Trotters Cup
... Last year’s Stawell Cup winner Si Capisco, trained in Bendigo by Alan McIntosh, will go from three on the front line for leading driver Chris Alford and Sutton Grange trainer Ross Graham and Bendigo driver Daryl Douglas team up with 9YO Savannah Way, which will start from the second row on the ...
4 June 2014
Waikare Patricia a chance at back to back Kahdon wins
... drawn five and should have plenty of pace early as she shoots for six straight wins. The odds-on favourite for the race is David Aiken-trained, Chris Alford-driven Spidergirl ($1.70), which defeated Waikare Patricia home last start by about 4m. Spidergirl is drawn outside the second row but will ...
3 June 2014
Turnbull can become youngest driver to reach 1000 wins
... two days) in December 2007, Kerryn Manning (25 years, eight months and seven days) in March 2002, Gary Hall Jr (26 years, seven months and 17 days) in March 2009, Greg Sugars (26 years, eight months and seven days) in June 2011, and Chris Alford (27 years, five months and 26 days) in November 1995 ...
31 May 2014
Lennytheshark far too strong in Championship
... started $2.10 but had been odds-on. The punters nailed it. From the pole draw, Lennytheshark cruised to the lead almost unchallenged for driver Chris Alford early and nothing wanted to take him on until the bell. Emma Stewart star Restrepo, which was first up from a spell, launched his claim as the ...
30 May 2014
Del holds the key in Trotters Cup
... most likely holding his back, making for a potential carbon copy situation from Cranbourne. Spidergirl, from the David Aiken stable with Chris Alford in the spider, has gate speed and has won three of her last four starts – including a 1.8m win over Brunelleschi in the Uncle Petrika Trot at ...
27 May 2014
Shark snatches pole for University Foods 4YO and 5YO Championship
... at Melton’s Tabcorp Park. The Avenel trainer has two runners in the event, with Lennytheshark likely to start tote elect for driver Chris Alford after snaring the coveted pole position at this morning’s barrier draw. Lennytheshark, a four-year-old son of Four Starzzz Shark, has returned ...
19 May 2014
A Farrar Treble at Cobram
... the Rotary Club Of Cobram 2-Y-0 Pace over 1670 metres on debut as he is raced by Katie and Sam Alford, the children of ace Bolinda reinsman Chris Alford and wife Alison. Trained and driven by Chris, Spinners Boy wasn’t quick away from gate four, being trapped wide before going forward to race ...
18 May 2014
Keystone Del Loves Victoria
... who two stars back was successful in the rich Great Southern Star Final at Tabcorp Park Melton in March, began swiftly from gate five, however Chris Alford aboard Spidergirl inside him had similar thoughts and the pair went head and head as the mobile barrier pulled away, with Keystone Del winning ...
17 May 2014
Baby Bling Returns to Best in Angelique Club Cup
... 000 choicehotels.com.au Rising Stars Pace Final for M0 & M1 class over 2240 metres. Trained by David Aiken and driven by champion reinsman Chris Alford, Lennytheshark (gate three) couldn’t lead as expected with Flaming Flutter (gate four) getting there first and after a number of moves ...
13 May 2014
Vicbred Platinum Classic Home Grown Heats Highlight Thursdays Racing at Tabcorp Park Melton
... successful on debut at Maryborough last week for Media personality Rob Auber and partners will be one of the main chances in Heat Two, however Chris Alford’s Bubbling Gypsy resuming from a slight let-up is likely to figure in the finish as well. The beautifully bred first starter ...
10 May 2014
All That Glitters Is Forever Gold
... with an awesome display to land the second heat of the choicehotels.com.au Rising Stars Pace for M0 & M1 class over 2240 metres. Driven by Chris Alford, Lennytheshark raced by Kevin Risely and son Martin, led throught to score by 22.1 metres in a rate of 1-56.5 (last half 55.8 – quarter ...
7 May 2014
Reed set for a third WA Oaks win
... at the No. 2 barrier on the back line. Nike Franco was the 11/8 favourite in the Victoria Oaks at Melton last Friday night when, driven by Chris Alford, she was ninth early and then sustained a fast three-wide move to get to the breeze after 650m. She then worked hard for the rest of the 2240m event ...
27 April 2014
Alford has the key
MASTER reinsman Chris Alford secured his fifth Australian Pacing Gold Final when winning the two-year-old fillies’ edition with Queen Of Pop at Tabcorp Park Menangle today. Golden Reign kicked it all off for him winning back in 1992 and Alford has since won the race with Espeshlimade Lombo ...
23 April 2014
Young Jacob A Monte King
... Brian Dobson along with Frank (Mickey) Spillane and Pat Camm, Drunken Maniac stepped cleanly from a 10 metre handicap to possie mid-field, with Chris Alford adopting “catch me if you can tactics” aboard Twelve Or A Dozen and opening up a big lead. Commencing a forward move in the back ...
17 April 2014
Wednesday Winner For Ainsworth
... Modern Art/Espeshlimade Lombo colt Bespoke Artist made a one act affair of the City Of Greater Bendigo 3-Y-0 Pace over 2240 metres. Driven by Chris Alford, Bespoke Artist led throughout from the pole and was never out of second gear, scoring by 3.5 metres from Fon Design along the sprint lane from ...
11 April 2014
A Jewel In The Crown At Mildura
... Trotters Cup for T5 or better class over 2600 metres. Trained at Lara by Dean Braun and driven by the stable’s number one reinsman Chris Alford, Unico Crown began smoothly from the pole to lead and rated to perfection around the tight circuit, ran out an easy 7.7 metre victor in advance of ...
11 April 2014
Race 6 - Tabcorp Park Melton on Saturday, 15 March, 2014.
... opportunity to review the evidence tendered. During the adjournment the following persons were interviewed: Christopher Shinn (Licenced driver) Chris Alford (Licenced driver) Jayson Finnis (Licenced driver) Jennifer Douglas (Clerk of the Course) Upon consideration of all evidence tendered Stewards ...
9 April 2014
Race For The Good Friday Appeal
... the Tabcorp Park straight. The competitors for the race will be Jason and Nathan Fino, Kate Gath and Haley Fino, Greg Sugars and Katie Alford, Chris Alford and Sam Alford, Daryl Douglas and Georgia Vozlic and Thomas Douglas as well as Kerryn Manning and Holi Campbell. Rachael Fino will be on track ...
30 March 2014
Chilli Leaves Rivals In The Cold
... all in indian file behind him. Magical Telf was taken away from the markers by Alex Ashwood within a lap to race in the open, with Chris Alford immediately following to possie Chilli Palmer one/one and Smudge Bromac also following to be three back in the moving line. In quarters of 30.5 and 30.9 for ...
17 March 2014
Bray Stages Trotting Treat
... by Brent Lilley made it two from two when successful in the Porter Industries 2-Y-0 Trotters Handicap over 1710 metres. Driven once again by Chris Alford, Glintintheeye coming from 10 metres avoided a number of gallopers on the first turn, settling four back along the markers, with Welkin Park ...
14 March 2014
Drivers Invited To GSS Night
... fellow internationals Anthony Butt, Dexter Dunn and Colin De Fillipi. The Australian’s chosen to be allocated drives include Greg Sugars, Chris Alford, Gavin Lang, Kerryn Manning, Luke McCarthy and Blake Fitzpatrick. An overseas contingent of Chantal Sutherland (Canada), Yoann Lagarde (France ...
13 March 2014
A Pleasant Day Out At The Valley
... for C3 & C4 class over 2150 metres and couldn’t have been more impressive in his victory. Trained at Lara by Dean Braun and driven by Chris Alford, Macha first up since May last year, settled mid-field in the running line from gate four on the second row with the ex-New Zealander Lets ...
13 March 2014
Blur returns to Melton stage
... four runs ago. So he’s got some big scalps. It will be hard from back there though, it always is.” Lang said leading reinsman Chris Alford, who has driven Kyvalley Blur at most of his runs this preparation, elected to drive Boizel on Saturday night. “He thought it’d be best ...
7 March 2014
Manners Mean Everything
... Glintintheeye for Bolinda trainer Brent Lilley. Raced by Bruce Dalton proprietor of the World’s Best Hoof Oil, Glintintheye driven by Chris Alford showed impeccable manners from the pole and after trailing Welkin Park (barrier five) and Est Est Est (barrier seven) into the first turn, was able ...
7 March 2014
Arber out to inflict defeat on AFL coaches' horse at Wangaratta
... Caribbean Blaster in a recent trial. The inside-back-row draw on Sunday on the tight Wangaratta track makes his job tougher, but genius driver Chris Alford always seems to find a way to make things work. Davies said she was looking forward to seeing how All I Can Be would go first-up. “He ...
5 March 2014
King Slips In A Winner
... three back the markers) and Tawonga South (three wide last lap from last) in a rate of 2-03. Rockbank trainer Joe Vassallo combined with Chris Alford to snare the Ultra Signs Vicbred Pace for C0 class over 1609 metres with improving Union Guy/Alberts Belle five year old gelding Impressive Guy ...
2 March 2014
Runa springs an Oaks shock
... little over a metre away in third. The second favourite Nike Franco struck trouble in the home straight when locked between runners and driver Chris Alford did his best to control the filly and not let her fall. Subsequently the pair finished last. High-priced winners seem to be the order of the day ...
28 February 2014
The Best Of The Best This Sunday
... territory from his wide draw. The first Gr. 1 of the afternoon is the NSW Oaks. Nike Franco has drawn gate one and that isn't ideal but Chris Alford will be off the pegs and her toughness will take her a long way. She is still green and when she learns what the racing caper is all about she will ...
27 February 2014
Noel Smith Memorial Horsham Drivers Championship Closing In
... NSW), Gareth Rattray (TAS), Grant Dixon (QLD), Colin Brown (WA) and Ryan Hryhorec (SA) together with the Victorian quartet of Greg Sugars, Chris Alford, Daryl Douglas and Gavin Lang. Each contest in the three race series carries penalty free status, with stake money of $6000, out of the mobile gate ...
24 February 2014
Quite A Moment Quite Impressive At Bendigo
... its opposition in the Aldebaran Yankee 3yo Trot (1650m). The Mick Blackmore trained trotter won by 7 metres in a 1.59.7 rate and was driven by Chris Alford. Bendigo’s next race meeting on Saturday 8 March 2014 features the Gold and Silver heats of the Lyn McPherson Memorial Breed for Speed ...
22 February 2014
Visitors set for Oak showdown
... Park Menangle. Victorian Nike Franco (Chris Alford) and My Willow (Natalie Rasmussen) staged a two-horse donnybrook over the concluding stages before Nike Franco hung on to win heat two of the NSW Oaks preludes at Tabcorp Park Menangle tonight. But Chris Alford had to drive desperately on the ...
15 February 2014
Flutter Flies At Bray
... to the front from the pole which was actually the 10 metre mark, Unico Crown trained by Dean Braun at Lara and driven by stable reinsman Chris Alford, bowled along at his leisure, before kicking clear on the home turn, scoring by 5.4 metres over last season’s Breeders Crown victor Quite A ...
14 February 2014
Grace Greets Judge On Another Double Day
... Grace greeted the judge in the CUB 3-Y-0 Trotters Mobile over 2240 metres at Melton. Trained at Kyabram by Mick Blackmore and driven by Chris Alford, Majestic Grace trotted to perfection mid-field after starting from gate three on the second line, before letting rip with a rush to assume control at ...
13 February 2014
Wednesday Double Day
... a bullet to settle mid-field in the running line, moving to be one/one when Tawonga South ahead of him dropped to the markers. Not waiting, Chris Alford let rip racing for the bell to lead for the final circuit, winning by 11.6 metres in a mile rate of 2-03.7 over Happy Hombre who was always handy ...
10 February 2014
Fields for 2014 TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Qualifying Heats
... Stewart Gavin Lang 2 Alchemy NZ (Em 1) Lance Justice Lance Justice 3 Bitobliss Scott Stewart Scott Stewart 4 Im Corzin Terror NZ Dean Braun Chris Alford 5 Savesomtimetodream Paul Rowse Jodie Quinlan 6 Smudge Bromac NZ David Aiken Nathan Jack 7 Hugo Play Lance Justice Lance Justice 8 Keayang Cullen ...
4 February 2014
Unico Crown Wins Again In Tontine Series
... compete due to a paucity of numbers accepting for the race and scored in almost identical fashion. Trained at Lara by Dean Braun and driven by Chris Alford, Unico Crown as he did at Geelong began swiftly from the 10-metre mark to lead and was never headed, defeating Craig Demmler’s smart ...
30 January 2014
Zedalite Too Strong In Hamilton Trotters Cup
... gate five) first up since August following him throughout. Taking care of the leader on turning, Manuka Man kicked clear, with Mister Livan and Chris Alford in hot pursuit out wide. Holding a margin all the way to the wire, Manuka Man was nabbed right on the wire by Mister Livan, with the judge ...
30 January 2014
Trans-Tasman Rivalry Set To Continue In Hunter Cup
... in the Pure Steel at Ballarat behind Mah Sish and despite a shocking draw, a win wouldn’t shock for in-form combination of Dean Braun and Chris Alford. Enigmatic pacer Bitobliss is a proven big race stand start performer who has fared nicely off the front-line and must be taken on trust while ...
29 January 2014
Unico Crown Huge In Tontine Heat
... defeat by The Boss Man in the $25,000 Central Victorian Trotting Championships at Maryborough a week earlier, Unico Crown with regular reinsman Chris Alford aboard began brilliantly from 10 metres to lead and rated to perfection, left his rivals standing approaching the home turn to score by 20.1 ...
21 January 2014
Central Victorian Pacing & Trotting Championships Conclude
... did the second elect Bushrod drawn next to him, with Sapphire Swayze settling at the tail of the field while Bushrod wouldn’t settle for Chris Alford and was tailed off. The best to begin was the rank outsider Dynamite Dude (barrier four) which led easily from another roughie Nuggetpan, with ...
15 January 2014
Central Victoria Semi's at Charlton
... Man settled three back along the inside, with the favourite Unico Crown bounding straight to the front from the pole. Given an easy time by Chris Alford, Unico Crown always looked the one to beat judging on his brilliant heat performance at Bendigo. The other highly fancied candidate Quite A Moment ...
11 January 2014
Im Corzin Terror brilliant in Petstock Bendigo Pacing Cup
... behind the leader. Kiwi star Mah Sish NZ worked up to sit outside the leader. With the tempo of the race being beautifully dictated in front by Chris Alford, with a lap to travel favourite Bitobliss made a move to speed the race to his advantage. But this was Im Corzin Terror’s night; on the ...
6 January 2014
Betezy.com.au SA Cup Nominations
... Darren Cole Fourmoore Ryan Hryhorec Aaron Brown Harrison Maguire NZ Ryan Hryhorec Aaron Brown Hugo Play Lance Justice Im Corzin Terror NZ Chris Alford Dean Braun Kotare Roland NZ Geoff Webster Geoff Webster Lark Rise NZ Joe Carbone Liston NZ David Harding Les Harding Living Lord NZ Greg Sugars Ross ...
5 January 2014
Steamer Slams Horsham Cup
... performance to snare the major prize, Bred and raced by Rick Burchell, Blitzthemcalder trained at Lara by Dean Braun with regular reinsman Chris Alford in the sulky, was very slow to begin from the pole, giving the tearaway leader Si Capisco up to 50 metres start at one stage, with both Allaward Ugo ...
31 December 2013
Flaming Flutter Is Flaming Awesome
... at Lara for Tasmanian Todd Struthers. Making his first race appearance since May when unplaced at Ashburton, Unico Crown with stable reinsman Chris Alford aboard, jumped straight to the front from barrier two and rated to perfection, held too many guns for the Breeders Crown victor Quite A Moment ...
26 December 2013
Aiken Ascends Towards Cobram Cup Glory
... in the $25,000 Cobram Cup. Rounding out the Aiken team is seven-year-old gelding Composed, to be driven off the front row by champion driver Chris Alford, who has been enjoying a purple patch of form over the last few months. In a quality field for the 2014 Cobram Pacing Cup, the Aiken outfit has a ...
15 December 2013
Macho Comacho Successful In Wedderburn Pacing Cup
... the open and Macho Comacho one/one, with Flash Of Freedom relegated to three back the markers after lobbing on the back of Amadmancomesundone. Chris Alford let rip with Macho Comacho mid-race and had little difficulty in reaching the lead, with the 20 metre equal backmarker Uncle Wingnut circling ...
13 December 2013
Yarra Valley Cup Goes To Savesomtimetodream
... Terror making forward moves. Occupying the “death-seat” mid-race giving Smudge Bromac the one/one, with Rakarebel now three back, Chris Alford was content to allow Im Corzin Terror to park in the open for the remainder of the journey. Rakarebel was again sent forward three wide racing ...
4 December 2013
A Local Victory At Echuca
... Four Starzzz Shark/Krisney mare Krisney Girl rewarded him by taking the Add Print Pace for C0 class over 1755 metres in a rate of 2-01.4 with Chris Alford in the sulky. Starting from gate two on the second line, Krisney Girl had most of the field ahead of her for the first lap, before gaining a ...
2 December 2013
Sulky Snippets
... Nine treated her rivals with contempt in the N.Y.E Party @ Lord’s Raceway 31 December Pace for C3 & C4 class over 2150 metres with Chris Alford in the sulky. Sent forward from outside the front row to settle three back in the moving line, Alford was off and running in the back straight on ...
29 November 2013
Goulburn Valley And Bendigo Prevail Thursday
... Cloud Nine treated her rivals with contempt in the N.Y.E Party @ Lord’s Raceway 31 December Pace for C3-4 class over 2150 metres with Chris Alford in the sulky. Sent forward from outside the front row to settle three back in the moving line, Alford was off and running in the back straight on ...
20 November 2013
Gath Double At Shepparton
... best to score by a half neck from the leader, with Rosemary Lane third after following the pair. Shepparton’s Patrick Ryan combined with Chris Alford to land the Neatline Homes Pace (first division) for C0 class over 1690 metres with four-year-old Rollon Bigred/Chocaholic entire Turnoffate ...
16 November 2013
Graeme Lang awarded 2013 Gordon Rothacker Medal
... of the Year Heather Anderson 2 year old Filly of the Year Mindarie Priddy Sire of the Year Art Major USA JD Watts Award Chris Alford 5000 Winners Presentation Chris Alford HRV Media Award – Best Country Feature Raelee Tuckerman – Bendigo Advertiser HRV Media Award – Best Radio ...
13 November 2013
Bendigo Anniversary Pacing Cup Friday
... Sweetheart. In the Anniversary Cup he comes up against some pretty stiff opposition in the eight horse field including Magical Telf (Dean Braun/Chris Alford) and Kerry Manning’s honest Jaccka Luke. There will be plenty of local veterans at Lord’s Raceway for this meeting. Former Bendigo ...
11 November 2013
Inky Wins Warragul Award
... have between them dominated this award since it was introduced in 1980/1981, with more than 15 wins. Leading driver for the season was again Chris Alford, who enjoyed a stellar season statewide. Chris drove Inky Cullen in the Traralgon Cup victory, and has won the Warragul Driver of the Year award ...
3 November 2013
Terror Takes Maryborough Cup
Three Choice Hotel Country Cups have been run and won in the new season and champion reinsman Chris Alford made it two in a row for trainer Dean Braun, this time with Im Corzin Terror. The trainer/driver combination went down narrowly in the Nyah Cup before making amends with Chancellor Cullen in ...
1 November 2013
Alford Flies Past 5000
Chris Alford last week became just the second reinsman in the southern hemisphere to achieve 5000 career winners. It’s an almost unthinkable number really, to continue to rack up success season after season is something any sportsperson would be envious of. And the milestone winner came, on a ...
27 October 2013
Chancellor Cullen Crowned Kilmore Cup Champion
Dean Braun and Chris Alford took out the 2013 Jet Roofing Kilmore Pacing Cup with rising star Chancellor Cullen on Sunday. Starting second favourite on the day, last week’s Nyah Cup runner-up made amends in almost track record time when blistering around the course in a 2:01.2 mile rate with a ...
25 October 2013
Classic Icon Scores Shep Upset
... 7-metre victory in 1-57.6 over Nevaeh and Mister Desirable who both ran on late from mid-field. Nagambie mentor Chris Lang (Snr) combined with Chris Alford to land both trotting races on the program – Six-year-old Kadabra/Kyvalley Diva gelding Kyvalley Rap greeting the judge in the ...
24 October 2013
Chris Alford Continues Towards 5000
Chris Alford’s charge towards 5000 winners has taken a further step forward since his return from injury with 12 winners coming in his first 13 days back in the sulky. Victoria’s leading reinsman last season finished the term with a bang when driving 52 winners in the month of August ...
18 October 2013
Five From Five For Mo
... for astute Lara trainer Dean Braun, by taking out the Christmas In The Terrace Book Now Pace at Bray Raceway Ballarat on Thursday. Driven by Chris Alford who is rapidly closing in on 5000 career wins, Sals Mo did what he likes to do from gate five – run along at the head of affairs. Although ...
16 October 2013
Rough Results Mark Shepparton Card
... with Braeview Bomber, Revivalist and Crusader Acey all successful. Braeview Bomber (Courage Under Fire/Braeview Express) trained and driven by Chris Alford snared the Wangaratta Spring Works 3-Y-0 Pace over 2190 metres in a rate of 2-01.1. First up since April, Braeview Bomber bred and raced by the ...
12 October 2013
Bettor Mare Takes Blossom Lady
... the Woodlands Stud Trotters Mobile for TM1 to TM3 class over 1720 metres with much improved 9-Y-0 Sundon/Tender Annie gelding Tender Don. With Chris Alford in the sulky, Tender Don (gate six) moved three wide at the bell before crossing to lead the outside division for the final circuit, just ...
12 October 2013
Abettorpunt Rockets To Victory
... Arber the SEW Meteor Pace for C3 & C4 class over 1609 metres Red Hot Chilli part-owned by Craig Nott, trained and driven by Bolinda’s Chris Alford came from near last to score in a rate of 2-05.1 from Slowly Does It and Desert Spur which led, while Arber trained locally by Tim Bolitho ...
2 October 2013
Zac's The Man
... for Josh Duggan was an impressive winner of the Echuca West Primary School Pace for C2-3 class over 2160 metres in a rate of 2-00.7. Trained by Chris Alford at Bolinda, Stormed Out (gate four) spent the entire race parked outside the leader and hot favourite Timeseel from the Mark Thompson camp ...
2 October 2013
Braun's Chance To Be King Of The Plate
... We’re very happy with him, he has been in work a long time and we’ve taken him along very slowly but he was very good first-up and Chris (Alford, driver) said he wasn’t out of second gear and he has trained on very, very good since,” Braun said. “He’s definitely ...
1 October 2013
Ex-Kiwi Scores First Up At Yarra Valley
... along the sprint lane and The Dip (four back the markers - four wide home turn) in an unextended mile rate of 2-02.9. Sidelined Bolinda trainer Chris Alford landed the De Bortoli Pace for C3-4 class over 2150 metres with bonny Bettors Delight/Forest Glory five-year-old mare Bellasario. Bred and ...
26 September 2013
Harness Review Celebrates 20 Years
... and Roger Meulan first went to air as an experimental half hour program on Community Station Bulla fm at 6:30pm one Sunday in August 1993 with Chris Alford and David Miles as special guests, before being approached by what was then Melton fm with a request to transfer the program to the Melton ...
19 September 2013
TAB.com.au Charity Footy Match Sunday
... The day is in support of Neurofibromatosis and the Children’s Tumour Foundation, a cause which has been championed by leading reinsman Chris Alford whose daughter suffers from the disease. Robbie O’Connell has been the driving force behind the idea and spoke earlier this week about the ...
16 September 2013
Monday Digest
... ldquo;It was obviously another great weekend; Chancellor Cullen was having his first crack at open class racing in The Gammalite and really Chris (Alford, driver) only went for him very late,” Braun said. “The other two who won at Bendigo were also very good and now I’ll have to ...
12 September 2013
Caribbean Blaster Takes Top Gong
... rate of over 30%. He was joined by Lance Justice who took the award for the Leading Metropolitan Trainer, one win clear of Geoff Webster. Chris Alford (Leading State Driver), Gavin Lang (Leading Metropolitan Driver) and Ellen Tormey (Leading Concession Driver) shared the honours driving honours for ...
12 September 2013
Night To Remember For The Aiken's
... 2190 metres – the first two races on the program. It was a great night for the stable, as apart from Quick Jet leading throughout with Chris Alford in the sulky, David was successful with four-year-old Lis Mara/Triple Franco entire Our Warwick Lad in the Naish Security Shredding Pace for C2 ...
11 September 2013
There's A Chance It's A Dress Rehearsal
... a trial a fortnight ago and trialled well. He went around again Monday night behind the strands and went away good and was good on the clock; Chris (Alford, driver) said he was never out of second gear and he’s works been good,” Braun said. “2700 doesn’t really worry me, he ...
10 September 2013
HRA - 2013 J.D. Watts Awards - Grant Dixon and Chris Alford
... driver on the national scene. Congratulations to the winners, trainer Grant Dixon for the second time (2011/2012 & 2012/2013) and driver Chris Alford (1995/96-1999/2000, 2011/2012 & 2012/2013). Geoff Want Chairman ______________________________________________________ 2012/2013 Leading ...
10 September 2013
5000 In Sight For Alford
August may have been a record-breaking month for iconic reinsman Chris Alford but the next few months appear to be the icing on the cake for the winner of 4970 races as a driver. As Gavin Lang did in August 13 months ago, the Bolinda trainer/driver is closing in on the almost mythical figure of 5000 ...
10 September 2013
Chris Alford Continues His Run At Yarra Valley
Leading Victorian reinsman Chris Alford showed why he is considered one of the best Australia has to offer, with a brilliant display aboard five-year-old Sundon/Geena Hest mare Maidstone Miss (winner of the 2011 Redwood Classic) in the Lilydale Instant Lawn Trotters Handicap for T0 or better class ...
2 September 2013
Queensland Likely Option For Rising Star
... pacer returned to the trials last Tuesday (August 27) at TABCORP Park, Melton and scored impressively pleasing Braun and regular driver Chris Alford. "He went fantastic and pulled up even better so I'm really happy with where we're at for this campaign. Chris said we could start him off ...
1 September 2013
Sisters Celebrate A Win
... Bapu scored by 4.5 metres from Alina, with Me Mate Les (one/one) third. It was Indi Bapu’s 10th victory in 36 outings. Champion reinsman Chris Alford smashed the long standing tally of winners for a month by driving 53 winners during August, overtaking Kerryn Manning’s 49 set a number of ...
31 August 2013
Tandias Too Good In Classic
Friday night at Tabcorp Park Melton provided what was to be the exclamation point on what has been a memorable season for both Chris Alford and Dean Braun as a duo, and individually. They combined the take the feature race of the night, the Harness Breeders (VIC) 3YO Classic with promising filly ...
29 August 2013
Trotters On Show At Maryborough
... Ess Jay at start number eight was successful in the Two-Year-Old Vicbred Trotters Mobile. Trained at Nagambie by Chris Lang and driven by Chris Alford, Majestic Ess Jay spent most of the race in the open from gate five, before dropping to the back of the leader Suavemente approaching the home turn ...
29 August 2013
Webster And Justice In A Premiership Battle
... every one of Geoff Webster’s runners for the final meeting of the season make sure you visit Good Form on Friday afternoon. This week punters are in for a very special edition which will include not only Trainer Talk, but also Driver Talk with the state’s leading reinsman Chris Alford ...
28 August 2013
Douglas And Alford Top Bendigo Awards
... and Bolinda driver Chris Alford have taken out the Bendigo Harness Racing Club’s top two performance awards for the 2012/13 season. The highlight to the close of the season was the battle for the premier driver’s award, with last year’s number one Chris Alford 5 points behind Gavin ...
28 August 2013
Braun Notches Up Century
... gelding Watch This Spot scored in the Oktoberfest @ Lord’s Raceway 2YO Pace over 2150 metres at Bendigo on Tuesday August 27. Driven by Chris Alford, Watch This Spot was taken back from gate three in the small five horse field to settle four back the markers, with Brian Gath taking the second ...
27 August 2013
Victorian Premierships Go On The Line
... of runners on the night, Webster will also play his hand with Have A Bender and Kotare Roland both engaged in the nominations. Greg Sugars and Chris Alford were locked in a tussle to determine who would be the Melton Saddlery leading Victorian driver however with a string of victories inside the ...
27 August 2013
Favourites Day At Warragul
... Avenue, which had finished last at its only other start at Kilmore in July. Broadway Avenue started at long odds in its win. Champion reinsman Chris Alford stitched up another Warragul drivers' premiership when Im Living The Dream took out the fifth race in fast time. Members of the National ...
21 August 2013
Chris Lewis on verge of 4500 career wins
... WA Racing Industry Hall Of Fame inductee Chris Lewis his 4497th winner and his 2296th winner in Perth. Only Victorians Gavin Lang (5231) and Chris Alford (4944) have driven more winners in this country. Lewis’s tally includes a double at the Hippodrome in Moscow and one winner in the USA for ...
18 August 2013
Rosalie Races Away For Group 1
... grab second from the early leader Zedalite. Greg Sugars, who jumped behind Rosalie Bay due to the fact that, in a twist of fate, regular driver Chris Alford chose to drive Shes An Image, spoke about how luck plays a part when speaking to Rob Auber post-race. "Even though we had a bit of a ...
13 August 2013
Breeders Crown Blitz For Calder
... he is racing well,” he said. “If he continues racing well we will look at stud in four or five years but at the moment we just want to enjoy him as a racehorse. From what Ross (Payne) and Chris (Alford, driver) tell me, he is just improving all the time which is pretty amazing.&rdquo ...
13 August 2013
Mum At Home At Shepparton
... Abstract Lady registered her fifth victory in 30 outings by taking the www.sheppartonhtc.com.au Pace for C1 class over 1690 metres. Driven by Chris Alford for Coomboona trainer Mark Gledhill, Abstract Lady from gate four led throughout, scoring by 1.4 metres in a rate of 2-00.1 from Acesneights ...
11 August 2013
Breeders Crown Stage Set
... the front mid-race and from there it was more of a domination than a race. The daughter of Monarchy, trained by Brent Lilley, was guided by Chris Alford to a 10-metre win clear of El Paco, Sandys Boy and Mister Gunsen. Race favourite Sundons Promise was never in the hunt after being out of position ...
10 August 2013
Bray Raceway Puts On Unforgettable Night
... more to script for favourite backers as the well supported Quick Draft holding off the fast-finishing Whereibylong. The David Aiken-trained, Chris Alford-driven filly continued her consistent two-year-old season to take out the second semi-final for two-year-old fillies. Luda landed third in a mile ...
8 August 2013
Daenerys Targaryen Home At Maryborough Again
... out by Lara trainer Dean Braun’s very smart former Kiwi Love You/Dreamlands Nancy gelding Our Dreamlover. Handled by stable reinsman Chris Alford, Our Dreamlover enjoyed a cosy passage one/one from gate three, with Lance Justice’s Invasive leading from gate four. Taken three wide on the ...
6 August 2013
Barriers Drawn for Breeders Crown Semi-Final Night
... Fon Design in pole position. The last race on the night has seen repechage winner Quick Draft come up with barrier one for David Aiken and Chris Alford. Out wider is Whereibylong for Emma Stewart, who produced the filly for a strong first-up win in her heat late last month. For the full fields ...
2 August 2013
Toulouse Continues To Be A Fiery Achiever
... Stewart. There is a chance that may occur at the start though, with The Smiler showing plenty of toe in his races, giving Justice, and driver Chris Alford, the option of testing the likely favourite early. “Have A Bender held Im Barney Rubble last time they went around together but The Smiler ...
1 August 2013
State Premiership Awards Going Down To The Wire
... and drivers premierships, which are this year turning into an epic contest between the most familiar names of the sport. Greg Sugars and Chris Alford are locked in a tussle to determine who will be the Melton Saddlery leading Victorian driver and as has been the case for the majority of the season ...
29 July 2013
Cream Rises At Carisbrook
... Trio roll home in another impressive victory. That is of course Spidergirl and she did it in style, biding her time from the second row. When Chris Alford cut her loose off the back the final time she ranged up to leader The Boss Man and put paid to him halfway up the straight, racing on to score by ...
24 July 2013
Messini Produces Juvenile Joy At Bendigo
... t reel in the $1.50 chance, clocking in just over four metres away. Bespoke Artist ran home well from back in the field for David Aiken and Chris Alford while Royal Capone, on debut, defied his odds to hold on for fourth. The last half (57.3secs) was split relatively evenly with a 28.8sec third ...
23 July 2013
Bendigo Breeders Crown Heats Set Scene
... in a Breeders Crown heat seven days ago at Menangle. The well-travelled Bespoke Artist ($8) has drawn the extreme barrier for David Aiken and Chris Alford but is still in the market following his sixth in the Vicbred Super Series final. The third of the heats has been blown open with the scratching ...
12 July 2013
Thursday Round-Up
... Affair returned to the winners list by taking the Ballarat Make A Wish Claiming Pace over 2200 metres in 2-00.9. Driven on this occasion by Chris Alford, Five Oclock Affair was taken back off the gate from barrier six to settle four back in the moving line, with Real Grit beginning brilliantly ...
11 July 2013
Lombo Has Eastman On Cloud Nine
... if Blazeaway Macray didn’t hold the top so we should get a nice little trip just sitting in behind them,” Eastman said. “Chris (Alford, driver) may have pulled the wrong rein last time but that happens. She’s better driven cold rather than making her own way, I guess he was ...
5 July 2013
Empire Stallions Vicbred Super Series Stunning Night 1
... another who held the top from her polemarking draw. Expected by many to be crossed by Maori Time, it wasn't to be in the early stages as Chris Alford hunted through for the second of a big double after piloting the previous winner. She showed no mercy in the run home, recording the most ...
4 July 2013
Bonus On Song For Super Series
... my girl is going to have high speed at the end so I give her a really good chance. “When we met Mindarie Priddy at Melton, in hindsight Chris (Alford, driver) probably would have taken a sit on her and we might have finished a bit closer. We tried to out tough her but now we know a lot more ...
25 June 2013
Inky Brings Up Cup Double For Braun
... favourite, Inky Cullen ran down pacemaker Courageous Spirit which was just nudged out of second placing by Conflict Of Interest. Top reinsman Chris Alford drove Inky Cullen, in the process snaring his fourth Traralgon Pacing Cup. He and winning trainer Dean Braun also combined to win the race last ...
21 June 2013
Warragul Wins New Manager
... As per usual the Traralgon Pacing Cup recognises the 20-year history of trotting in the Latrobe Valley from 1975 to 1995. Champion reinsman Chris Alford, who won the last race run at Traralgon in '95, is chasing his fourth winning drive in the event. He will steer Inky Cullen for trainer Dean Braun ...
20 June 2013
Empire Stallions Vicbred Super Series Producing More Standouts
... place. Heat five for the fillies was taken out by the David Aiken (Avenel)-trained Quick Draft a daughter of Art Major and Quick Comment. With Chris Alford in the sulky, Quick Draft starting solo on the second row positioned three back in the running line, with the red-hot favourite Manellira ...
6 June 2013
Spidergirl Set For Oaks Clash
... to make it count this week, with her main rival drawn wide on the front line. “We would hope to hold the top until Habibti gets there. Chris (Alford, driver) just nursed her out in Sydney and she didn’t show a lot of speed but we will probably have to get out a bit quicker this week ...
30 May 2013
Calder In War With Royal Kiwi
... Jewels last season. If he goes quicker again on Saturday, Blitzthemcalder is going to have a race on his hooves. Champion Victorian reinsman Chris Alford will come to Ashburton to partner the giant trotter after trainer Ross Payne drove him in his previous two runs, including a win in the Northern ...
29 May 2013
Tatlow Miracle Or A Dozen?
Chris Alford has had a big month, supporting the Children’s Tumour Foundation by raising awareness for NF but he is hoping to go out on a high with a two-pronged attack on Friday night’s feature race. The Group 2 $30,000 Pacific Materials Handling Tatlow Stakes for two-year-old trotters ...
28 May 2013
NF Campaign Drawing To A Close This Week
Chris Alford set out with the objective to raise awareness for Neurofibromatosis (NF) throughout the month of May and as the month draws to a close, it has been a terrific success. As many trots people will know, the Alford’s daughter, Katie, suffers from the condition. Katie was diagnosed ...
23 May 2013
Wednesday Review: Trotters Tatlow Underway
... Chris Alford’s Twelve Or A Dozen leading, Im Stately (three wide solo) rounded up his rivals in the final circuit to register an 8.2-metre margin over the pacemaker and Coimadai Lodge (three back the markers) who dead-heated for second. The mile rate 2-07.3. Bolinda trainer/driver Chris Alford ...
21 May 2013
Dexter's Dunn It Again At Horsham
... conducted by the progressive Horsham Harness Racing Club on Monday May 20. Reinsperson’s invited apart from Dunn were Victorians Chris Alford, Kerryn Manning, Daryl Douglas, Greg Sugars and Lance Justice who was a late addition after South Australia’s David Harding was unable to make the ...
20 May 2013
Noel Smith Memorial Horsham Driver Championship
... Qld), Rohan Hillier (Tas), David Harding (SA), Amanda Turnbull (NSW), Chris Voak (WA) and the Victorian quartet of Greg Sugars, Daryl Douglas, Chris Alford and Kerryn Manning. The Championship is conducted across three races on Monday with points allocated to each driver, determined by their ...
17 May 2013
Spidergirl Ready For Star Kiwi Habibti
... rsquo;t be bringing my other two fillies to the race if I didn’t think they would be competitive.” Leading Victorian reinsman Chris Alford has driven Spidergirl in eight of her nine career victories and has the experience of driving against Habibti in New Zealand. “Habibti went ...
14 May 2013
Alford's Race For NF In Full Swing
With the month of May almost half over, Chris Alford is going strong in his new look Children’s Tumour Foundation (CTF) silks. Alford has already notched up 11 winners in the two weeks since the cause started. He will be wearing the White silks with the CTF logo and Orange sleeves on all his ...
12 May 2013
Team Miles On Fire At Shepparton
... to T2 class over 2230 metres from Cancutthemustard and Le Chabanais in 2-06.3. Both winners were handled by “Rocket” Rod Petroff. Chris Alford’s Yankee Spider/Rockolina gelding Miracle brought up a hat-trick of wins by taking The Lombo for Two Year Old Trotters over 1690 metres ...
11 May 2013
Noel Smith Memorial Drivers Championship Looming
... of other well-known identities involved with Chris Voak coming across; Shane Graham, Rohan Hillier, David Harding, Greg Sugars, Daryl Douglas, Chris Alford and Kerryn Manning will complete the stellar line up. The invitational will be run across three races on the day with points being allocated to ...
7 May 2013
Tuesday Digest: Calder Brings The Payne + More
... in the next few months that was perhaps even scarier than the win itself. “I don’t know how fast he could trot over a mile, but Chris (Alford) has told me maybe 1:52 is possible,” Payne said. Priddy Filly Too Strong In APG Saturday night was all about David and Lisa Miles as the ...
30 April 2013
Warragul Wrap
... of Classic Falcon as a $19 chance helped produce a Quadrella dividend of $7130.50. After two narrow misses earlier in the day, leading horseman Chris Alford landed a winning drive in the last with Now And Forever. This capped off a busy few days for Alford, who drove in New Zealand on Friday night ...
30 April 2013
Alford Getting Behind CTF Campaign To Raise Awareness
In the last few weeks there is no doubt that champion Victorian reinsman Chris Alford has travelled as many kilometres as anybody in the game. Last week alone he drove at Ballarat and Maryborough Wednesday, Alexandra Park on Friday, Albion Park on Saturday and topped it off with a drive at Menangle ...
20 April 2013
McCarthy grabs an APG double
... And Bespoke Artist showed all his customary gatespeed to easily lead from gate six as the field sped over the opening quarter in 27.6. Reinsman Chris Alford was able to back off the speed with a 30.4 second quarter before coming home in 57.3 seconds (splits of 29.3 and 28 seconds) to go under ...
8 April 2013
Gretel Brings Up Double Figures For Fledgling Training Centre
... out favourite for the event, Western Gretel was only moderately away from the mobile and settled three back on the pegs for leading reinsman Chris Alford. Suited by a solid pace set by the leading division Western Gretel was able to shift away from the markers rounding the home turn to set sail ...
4 April 2013
Victorian Trotters Set For NZ Raid
... he has settled at Mark Purdon’s Canterbury stables but will start from the outside of the front line, with Victorian superstar reinsman Chris Alford coming across to drive him. While Blitzthemcalder is about to make his New Zealand debut, ABC winner Elegant Image will be on trial for a trip at ...
27 March 2013
Stig Might Not Be Done Yet
... last Saturday flew on the same flight as Stig and Vulcan and is stabled with Mark Purdon, where trainer Ross Payne's brother Grant works. Blitzthemcalder's first New Zealand start will be in the NZ Trotting Derby on Friday week, with Chris Alford a chance to make the trip to drive the flashy trotter ...
23 March 2013
Calder Blitzes Them Again
... it did nothing to ruin the spectacle of the race that was being built up as the best three-year-old trot race at Tabcorp Park Melton ever. Chris Alford was able to work to the front with Blitzthemcalder and he didn’t stop running halting the clock at 1:56.6. Interestingly, it was quicker than ...
20 March 2013
Roy Ready For A Blitz In Prince Of Speed
... make sure the speed won’t drop over the 1,720-metre race, something that occurred first-up. “No way that will be happening; even Chris (Alford) said that there is no way that is ever going to happen again,” Payne said. “The draw actually suits us; he will just press forward ...
18 March 2013
Another Century Season
... 18 wins clear of his nearest rival Bart Cockburn. Ezi Days is prepared by McMullen’s fiancé Chantal Turpin. McMullen joins Chris Alford, Greg Sugars, Gary Hall Jnr, Gavin Lang, Amanda Turnbull and David Harding as century drivers for the current season. “It’s nice to reach ...
13 March 2013
Australian Group One Race Chronicles Now Available
... their Group 1 race histories. Gavin Lang leads the overall combined (Pacers and Trotters) Drivers of Group 1 winners on 59 wins, followed by Chris Alford and Gary Hall (Jnr) on 30. Chris Lang is overall Leading Trainer with 34 Group 1 wins, followed by Paul Fitzpatrick on 26. Lombo Pocket Watch is ...
13 March 2013
International Invitational Drivers Free For All
... Anthony Butt (NZ) Maurice McKendry (NZ) Mark Purdon (NZ) David Butt (NZ) Chris Lang Snr (AUS) Gavin Lang (AUS) Kerryn Manning (AUS) Chris Alford (AUS) Lance Justice (AUS) Luke McCarthy (AUS) Torbjorn Jansson (EU) Johan Untersteiner (EU) For more information on the Pryde’s EasiFeed Great ...
13 March 2013
Smoken Up A Surprise Visitor To Boort Cup
... back to Smythes Creek. The Hyland Sportswear Drivers Premiership sees Glenn Douglas again in the lead, just ahead of last year’s winner Chris Alford and Gavin Lang. In hot pursuit are Emmett Brosnan, Geoff Webster John Caldow and Kerryn Manning. The tight battle should ensure an exciting day ...
12 March 2013
Anvil And High Expectations Cruise To Wangaratta Wins
... Kiwi six-year-old gelding Five Star Anvil now in the care of astute Coimadai trainer Adam Kelly blitzed his rivals in the Pacing Cup. Driven by Chris Alford, the son of McArdle and Alta Vista began with a wing on every foot from gate four to lead and never at any stage looked to be in danger ...
7 March 2013
Aiken Has High Expectations For Trotter
... s not far off winning. “You have to be a bit more aggressive on those smaller tracks, I’d say he would have to go forward but Chris (Alford) is a great driver so he will work it out.” The first race will kick off at 5.58pm with the 2013 Wangaratta Stockfoods and Farm Supplies ...
6 March 2013
Augustus Armed For Debut
... face his stiffest competition from Presidentialsecret who has drawn outside the polemarker in two and is rated the $2.70 favourite. Mulgrave and Young Modern look the other two standouts of the raced brigade while Sketch Me, for Wayne Potter and Chris Alford, will be the other debutante in the race ...
23 February 2013
HRNSW Media Release Alford believes Guaranteed is Australia's best
Normal 0 false false false EN-AU X-NONE X-NONE Champion reinsman Chris Alford isn’t letting two expensive defeats dent his confidence in Victorian colt Guaranteed heading into tomorrow night’s NSW Derby heats. And he is adamant the colt is still the best three-year-old pacer in Australia ...
23 February 2013
A wet start Guaranteed
... on the program and in the process became the first horse to qualify for the Camarda and Cantrill New South Wales Derby. Superbly rated by star Victorian reinsman Chris Alford, Guaranteed worked three wide to the ‘death seat’ and outstayed his rivals clocking 1:57.2 to beat Lennytheshark ...
20 February 2013
Blitzthemcalder In A Different League This Time In
... Chris Alford is the man for the job. “It’s going to take a good horse to get the front off him. A 28-second quarter is nothing to him now,” he said. “I’ve driven him all his work and I’m back driving at the races now but there is no way I am taking Chris (Alford ...
7 February 2013
Mustang Mach Out To Corz Terror In Terang Cup
... with the TAB fixed odds. While Braun found it hard to split the two, he explained that in terms of experience he was more comfortable putting Chris Alford on the second favourite. “I put him on Mustang Mach, he’s the best option for a horse who is proven at that level where as Im Corzin ...
30 January 2013
Prentice takes over the reins behind Im Themightyquinn
... at five of his 34 starts) and last-start Mildura winner Shakatomic. Hall, who has driven 89 winners this season and is second behind Victorian Chris Alford on the national drivers’ list, also looks to have sound prospects in the 2190m Mildura Working Man’s Club Pace, in which he will ...
26 January 2013
Alford Guaranteed To Have Strong Hand In Derby
... for the final to be run next week at Tabcorp Park. The challengers came thick and fast on a stellar night of racing which belonged to Chris Alford in a brilliant driving display. He managed to win all three heats giving him the choice of who he would want to drive in the final. Talking to Rob Auber ...
22 January 2013
VHRSC Victoria Derby Fields And Draws
... of making it through to the final worth $200,000 on Saturday February 2. As always there were winners and there were losers. John Justice and Chris Alford won’t be complaining after Lennytheshark drew barrier two in the first of the heats. He is coming off two early season wins followed by a ...
19 January 2013
White Knight Humbles Cup Rivals
... When they turned for home Jodi Quinlan found herself cruising to the leaders and looked to have the race sewn up soon after straightening. Chris Alford had to wait and wait but eventually obtained a sprint lane run on Cold Sister who charged along the pegs to run I Didn’t Do It to less than a ...
14 January 2013
International result in Bendigo's Maori Mile
... mare My Escapee driven by Kiwi supremo Mark Purdon defeated the Australian born I Didnt Do It (Jodi Quinlan) and the USA’s Cold Sister (Chris Alford) in a thrilling finish to the 1650m event. It was a great outcome for the club and Australian trotting with the first three horses being from ...
29 December 2012
Daryl Douglas Out Indefinitely Following Fall
... out of the two of us now.” The incident was the second race smash involving one of Victoria’s biggest names in a few days, with Chris Alford injured, luckily not as seriously, at Shepparton last Saturday. Ironically, the injury to Douglas leaves Alford in a dominant position on the state ...
28 December 2012
Choise Achiever Back In Form in Cobram Cup Win
... Aiken trained trio Atlas Alliance, Smudge Bromac and Composed all taking turns to occupy the “death-seat” at various stages. With Chris Alford applying plenty of pressure to the leader approaching the home turn, Composed gained the upper hand on straightening and was being hailed the ...
5 December 2012
Reuben Brogden drawn ideally
... finished third, Seel N Print fifth, Ohokas Bondy eighth, Nimrod tenth and Johnny Be eleventh. Chancellor Cullen, to be driven by ace Victorian reinsman Chris Alford, is favourite in early markets, ahead of Im Victorious and Reuben Brogden. He deserves favouritism after winning seven in a row ...
3 December 2012
Six inducted into Victorian Hall of Fame
... awards presented on the night were: J. P. Stratton Award: Rob Merola HRA Distinguished National Service Award: Gavin Lang J. D. Watts Award: Chris Alford Globe Derby Awards: Art Major (sire) and Safely Kept (broodmare sire) Joseph Coulter Media Awards: Paul Courts (newspaper), Len Baker & Brian ...
23 November 2012
Sensational Gabby to add cream to sensational night of racing tonight at Gloucester Park
... Clint Kimes will drive Dhoni and Nathan Turvey will handle Takeabow. Pinjarra trainer-reinsman Kim Young has engaged star Victorian reinsman Chris Alford to drive Im Elmer Fudd, who impressed with his fast-finishing second to Romulus over 2503m at Gloucester Park last Saturday night. NIVEA FRANCO ...
22 November 2012
Im Themightyquinn aiming for 17 consecutive Gloucester Park wins
... Dean Braun, will start from 20m and will clash with smart last-start winners Dalvey Gold (20m) and Machnifico (10m). She will be driven by Chris Alford. She has earned $261,989 from 15 wins and 18 placings from only 53 starts. Only two of her wins have been in stands --- by a nose over 2170m in New ...
21 November 2012
Chancellor Cullen draws ideally in Group One
... home and went on to win narrowly from the fast-finishing Lovers Delight. Chancellor Cullen, to be handled by his regular Victorian reinsman Chris Alford, will be a hot favourite from his favourable barrier in the 2100m event. The stallion possesses sparkling gate speed and is a noted frontrunner. He ...
21 November 2012
McInerney Ford Classic Kicks Of The Group One Season At Gloucester Park
... rivals on Friday night, Braun has publicly stated that Chancellor Cullen is “the best horse I’ve trained”. Champion reinsman Chris Alford, who won the Australian title last year with 336 wins, 46 clear of his nearest rival Daryl Douglas, will fly to Perth to partner Chancellor ...
21 November 2012
Big weekend for Braun
... Braun is thrilled to have drawn barrier two with the son of Christian Cullen, but said tactics would be left squarely up to champion reinsman Chris Alford. “That’s his job,” Braun said. Chancellor Cullen will be shooting for seven straight wins in the 2100m mobile start event ...
17 November 2012
Smoken Up rules Vic Horse of the Year awards
... Glenn Douglas was another multiple award winner, recognised as both Victoria’s leading Statewide and Metropolitan conditioner. While Chris Alford and Greg Sugars shared the steering awards with the former named Victoria’s Statewide Driver of the Year and the latter Victoria’s ...
3 November 2012
Braun snares @MickPolster pace
... Park Melton on Friday. Re-handicapped to a daunting 30 metre backmark following a victory at Ballarat four days earlier, Highview Ebony with Chris Alford in the sulky for Dean Braun galloped away adding to her handicap, settling at the tail of the field with the exception of Loving Life Lombo which ...
31 October 2012
Braun set to dominate Melton meeting
... ldquo;I went over and trialled him, he’s always shown enormous potential,” Braun said. Macha has drawn two on Friday night with Chris Alford in the sulky. “He’ll have this run on Friday night and then we’ll give him a break,” Braun said. “He’s still ...
30 October 2012
Kilmore crash update
... good spirits when contacted by Harness Racing Victoria. Sunday’s incident, which was set off by Gotalotofspeed falling with 400m to run, is the worst Victorian crash since December last year when Lance Justice, Ross Payne, Kylie Sugars and Chris Alford were all injured at Melton's Tabcorp Park ...
26 October 2012
Cullen continues on his winning way
... year-old son of Christian Cullen worked his way across Well Hello Dolly before dropping anchor to record a slowish lead time of 47.2 seconds. Chris Alford stepped things up aboard the brilliant ex-Kiwi campaigner through a 29.8 second first quarter of the final mile before again jogging through a ...
22 October 2012
HRA - 2012 J.D. Watts Awards - Grant Dixon and Chris Alford
... with 265 wins Australia wide during the season and this is his first national title. 2011/2012 Leading Driver of the Year * CHRIS ALFORD * Chris Alford of Victoria was Australia’s leading driver with 336 wins Australia wide for the 2011/2012 season. It was another outstanding effort and is ...
17 October 2012
Ronald returns to Nyah
... Tabman and Giveitaname over 2240m before another impressive victory over Our Archangel and Tanabi Bromac last time out. In both wins driver Chris Alford has set alight Ronald George off the back straight, swept around the leaders into the straight and powered to the line. “He’s no star ...
5 October 2012
King Cullen sends a message to the West
... Im The Barney rubble and Keayang Cullen engaging in a duel for the lead before the former horse broke rounding the turn out of the straight. Chris Alford and Chancellor Cullen were the major beneficiaries of the slick 45.1 second lead time as they were able to cruise across and find the front not ...
26 September 2012
Catch Us If You Can
... way up on the pace if that’s how things pan out. With a more user-friendly draw, barrier 4, Dean Braun-trained Cosmic Under Fire with Chris Alford in the spider looks Catch Your Breath’s main danger on Friday night. The nine-year-old son of “Mighty Mouse” Courage Under Fire ...
21 September 2012
Mister's metamorphosis continues at Melton
... rsquo;s series got under way and the odds-on favourite in the first heat was the unstoppable Cosmic Under Fire ($1.60). From barrier four Chris Alford didn’t give punters a worry in the world. After lobbing outside Cincinnati Kid ($10.10), who took the lead son after the start, Alford put it ...
20 September 2012
Zion out to zap rivals again
... back to back races in June, but has been struggling of late. Rodney Petroff drives the veteran son of Sundon. Don King is the backmarker tomorrow night, starting from 50m for trainer-driver David Aiken, who also has two in the race, his other runner, Im Dejazzman starting off 20m for Chris Alford ...
18 September 2012
Tuesday Digest
... Under Muscles looks like having a successful first season at stud with 37 mares already booked to be covered this term. Former trainer-driver Chris Alford has declared the electric son of Muscles Yankee will be a success in the next phase of his career standing at Eldarin Park. “He had the ...
19 August 2012
Classy colt Blitzes them
... dropped on to the pegs to trail the pace. Blitzthemcalder ($1.65), who is notoriously slow away, was taken away with caution from his driver Chris Alford. After trotting safely he was angled off the pegs to sit parked outside the leader as both horses controlled the race. They clicked the tempo up ...
19 August 2012
Monarch reigns supreme for Alford
... originally trained by Tony Herlihy in the Shaky Isles and will again return to the master horseman later this week, however while in Australian Chris Alford was charged with his preparation. The now $2 million dollar man had his squaregaiter in top form going into the race however the New Zealand ...
17 August 2012
Strong book for Sugars
While Chris Alford would start skinny odds in a driver’s challenge market on Super Sunday at Melton, local reinsman Greg Sugars would surely be up there with Mark Purdon as next most likely to boot home multiple winners. Sugars’ book of drives on the Breeders Crown finals program is ...
17 August 2012
Puppet pulls the Breeders Crown strings
... in the sulky this Sunday for the 2012 Blue Chip Farms Breeders Crown day there is no doubt most would be putting their faith in the unstoppable Chris Alford. It has been a stunning season in which he has just notched up the triple hundred and with any luck will break the $2 million stakes barrier in ...
17 August 2012
Quaddie bonanza for Breeders Crown Finals
... markets available on top of offering Fixed Odds for the entire program. The ‘Racing Extras’ markets are: *The Master Puppet – Chris Alford’s number of winning drives at the meeting (Over/Under 2.5) *Australia v New Zealand – Most Wins Handicap (Aus -4.5, NZ +4.5) PLEASE ...
13 August 2012
Breeders Crown heats continue at Melton
... certainly was not disgraced – the winner being Mach Three/Soonenuff gelding Mustang Mach for Lara trainer Dean Braun and regular reinsman Chris Alford in a rate of 1-56. Slow to score up with many under the impression that it would be a false start, Excel Stride was a “mile” off ...
8 August 2012
Benucci joins Riding For The Disabled
... old son of Armbro Operative also gained notoriety when carrying Jason Dunstall and Jodi Quinlan to a memorable victory over Danny Frawley and Chris Alford in an episode of Fox Footy’s ‘After The Bounce’ last May. Despite their history, Frawley was one of many in attendance ...
8 August 2012
Mama up there with the Best
Chris Alford has piloted many a champion three-year-old along the journey. Tailamade Lombo immediately springs to mind as probably the best. But the champion reinsman says Shake It Mama, who he will steer in Friday night’s Art Major Breeders Crown Series three-year-old fillies’ second ...
26 July 2012
Kiwi filly brilliant in Crown heat at Bendigo
... out the top three. Earlier in the night shorted priced $1.50 favourite Shake It Mama, took out the first heat of the Crown for Emma Stewart and Chris Alford. The big Mach Three filly locked into a speed battle with La Machane (Greg Sugars) over the last 600 metres and the duo drew well clear of the ...
20 July 2012
Tabcorp Park Preview
... finished fourth at two of his last three runs, all at Melton, with an eye-catching third behind Jaccka Clive splitting those performances. With Chris Alford in the sulky, the son of Village Jasper is some chance to register his first win since March at Globe Derby in Adelaide. The action kicks off ...
11 July 2012
Ready to show who's Boss again
... I’ll be happy.” Blitzthemcalder, a winner of eight of his 10 starts, has drawn the pole for the Redwood. The Ross Payne-trained and Chris Alford-driven young gun has been dominating races at Melton of late, with his only flop coming three runs back when sixth after breaking into a gallop ...
11 July 2012
Potter takes aim at second Group 1
... said. The powerhouse Emma Stewart stable holds the key to the Oaks. The Smythes Creek star has three runners, with Shake It Mama drawn two for Chris Alford, Hexham Heartbeat to start from barrier 10 for John Caldow, and Beauty Secret outside the second row for Daryl Douglas. All three Stewart ...
9 July 2012
Stewart dominates Super Series finale
... the hot favourite Dieing Secret was sent forward within a lap to park out, with Im Smouldering following her forward to race in the open. Chris Alford didn’t want the leader to get it easy and eased Dieing Secret three wide to occupy the breeze, giving Im Smouldering cover for the final ...
25 June 2012
Delight for Bella and punters
... Bromac was third in the race, with veteran Ti Vogliobene showing a win isn’t too far away with a strong-finishing fourth for reinsman Chris Alford. Lets Slash An Burn is also knocking on the door. Earlier in the night in-form John Justice trotter Kasyanov made it back-to-back successes with a ...
20 June 2012
Spidergirl set to spin her web
... will be run on July 6, just over two weeks away and the race could prove a launching pad for the young fillies. Aiken has engaged top reinsman Chris Alford to jump in the bike and he had one last warning to offer to his rivals and punters alike as his promising filly readies herself for her debut ...
6 June 2012
McIntosh banking on winning combo to carry forward in Bendigo Trot Cup
Bendigo trainer Alan McIntosh is banking that the winning combination of Chris Alford and Si Capisco can carry forward in the $15,000 Bendigo Bank 2012 Bendigo Trotters Cup over 2650 metres at Lord’s Raceway on Saturday night. Alford steered Si Capisco to victory on a rain affected track in ...
5 June 2012
Soho to Star at Wagga
... of Wagga star Macca Kelly. The winner of 15 of his 26 starts, Soho Valencia won the Group 1 Bathurst Gold Crown final last year. Regular driver Chris Alford will miss the race through suspension opening the door for another driver on Friday. Davies said former local boy Nathan Jack was a possibility ...
1 June 2012
Tonkin takes aim with The Man
... one feature race runner, Philadelphia Man in tomorrow night’s big race, the Art Major colt taking a four-win streak into the 2240m event. Chris Alford will take the reins and Tonkin is confident his runner will be in the thick of the action. From barrier three, Tonkin expects his charge to be ...
27 May 2012
Stewart trio dominates
... and John Caldow straight on to its stable-mate’s back, with Real Bonus punching the breeze. At the 1200m, race favourite Shake It Mama (Chris Alford) cruised to the breeze for the last lap, leaving the Stewart runners 1-2-3 at the bell. Braeview Creation and Lisa Miles were the first to get on ...
23 May 2012
Miles trio face Vicbred Final
... 13, the Stewart quartet will start from two, three, four and eight. Semi-final winner Shake It Mama has drawn inside the back row for driver Chris Alford, while The Good Times (fourth behind Shake It Mama in the semis) has snared barrier two for Gavin Lang, Hexham Heartbeat (second in the semi won ...
20 May 2012
Horsham hosts stars
... Wales), Greg Sugars (Victoria), Dexter Dunn (New Zealand), Kerryn Manning (Victoria), Gavin Lang (Victoria), David Harding (South Australia), Chris Alford (Victoria ) and Daryl Douglas (Victoria) will contest the invitational series. The winning driver receives a Challenger Sprint 2000 sulky, with ...
19 May 2012
Fairytale finish for Come On Frank
... vintage night for the Emma Stewart stable after the Artsplace colt took his unbeaten streak to five in the Group 2 Tatlow Stakes final. Driver Chris Alford worked to the lead with 1200 metres to go and from there the two-year-old was never in doubt, going on to win by seven metres from Keayang ...
16 May 2012
Champion pilots bound for Horsham
... also an inductee of the WA Institute of Sport's Hall of Champions, takes on a host of driving talent at Horsham including defending champion Chris Alford, in the 3 race contest. Lewis will cross the Nullabor fresh from notching up his 46th Group 1 career victory with the outstanding filly ...
16 May 2012
Super Series Hits Bendigo
... over the place of late. Trained at Smythes Creek (Ballarat) by the combination of Emma Stewart and Clayton Tonkin, Philadelphia Man driven by Chris Alford led throughout from gate two in defeating another of the Kerryn Manning team Kickittochris which trailed using the sprint lane to be beaten 3 ...
16 May 2012
Super Week of Super Series
... an all of the way victory in Heat One. Trained by Emma Stewart and Clayton Tonkin at Smythes Creek (Ballarat), Guaranteed from the pole with Chris Alford in the sulky was never out of second gear in accounting for Raid The Stakes (three back the markers) and All The Cards which trailed the winner ...
13 May 2012
Double the sweetness for Sugars and Tubbs
... third successive year, found the front early for Gavin Lang, while Rowan Direct was taking short cuts back in the field along the inside for Chris Alford. Down the back the final time Jaccka Clive was being tapped up, while Our Malabar was seemingly travelling sweetly. But on turning for home ...
10 May 2012
Take a Punt on Hamilton's Vicbred headline horse
... Emma Stewart-trained Mister Sheedy will also have admirers on Friday night, the son of Presidential Ball having won six of nine career starts. Chris Alford will take the drive. Prolific South Australian winner Come On Frank has drawn outside the back row, which will make his task difficult. But you ...
8 May 2012
RAD Board Appeal hearing
Result of the appeal held before the HRV Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board on 8 May 2012. Chris Alford Against a 7 day suspension imposed from the Tabcorp Park Melton meeting on 13 April 2012, under Rule 163(1)(a). Appeal upheld. HRV RAD Board Panel: Brian Collis QC (Chairman), Rod Osborne ...
5 May 2012
Vicbred double for Bellas Delight
... Aussie Made Lombo, with the former superstar juvenile off the bit and struggling a long way from home before winding up second-last for driver Chris Alford. Males said Bellas Delight would now have a freshen-up before contesting the Breeders Crown series later this year. In the race prior to Bellas ...
3 May 2012
Davies' duo set to pull of Vicbred upset
... right this time in.” Aussie Made Lombo hasn’t won since May last year, but fourth-up from a spell, and with a nice barrier draw and Chris Alford in the spider, she’s an each-way chance on Friday. Davies said stablemate Passions Pride was equally as good a chance as Aussie Made ...
19 April 2012
Victorious Start To Brennan's Solo Career
... for 15 wins and six placings for earnings of $234,559. He is ideally drawn at No. 2 on the front line and will be driven by ace Victorian reinsman Chris Alford. He is a smart frontrunner and has led at eight of his wins. He is also quite tough and has won five times after working hard in the breeze ...
18 April 2012
Quinny Returns To Gloucester Park
... after doing a lot of work in the run and the extra distance should be in our advantage” said Hall In other Derby news, champion reinsman Chris Alford will partner Soho Valencia if the Victorian pacer can gain a birth on a flight to the West. Soho Valencia and Mr Nickel are both on stand-by for ...
17 April 2012
Tuesday Digest
... Western Rockstar looks a level above his adversaries in tonight’s Terang Guineas. A Victorian two-year-old of the Year nominee last term, Chris Alford’s son of Western Terror already has a Leeton Breeders Plate success and Australian Pacing Gold second placing on his resume. And after ...
3 April 2012
Maryborough racing wrap
... in the 5 th Heat of the Eureka Series for C0 class over 2190 metres. Trained at Bullengarook by Gavin Christiansen, Rosy Ogrady Lombo with Chris Alford in the sulky led out from gate two, before taking a trail on Rainless which was driven forward with aggression from outside the front row. Enjoying ...
22 March 2012
Mach, Karlos & Ozzie bound for Auckland Features
... has improved and become a more stronger and mature horse after his latest break from the track.” Braun outlined that champion driver Chris Alford will be given first option on Mustang Mach during his Auckland campaign. The lightweight reinsman has won 7 races with Mustang Mach from his 10 ...
14 March 2012
This week on Trots TV
HRNSW Regulatory Manager Reid Sanders joins Trots TV this week for an update on the integrity side of the industry. Victorian Chris Alford is visiting for the APG and he speaks of his chances in this Saturday’s final whilst another Victorian in Kerryn Manning is also a special guest. Check out ...
12 March 2012
Terrific Trigger
... ndash; 7 points Highview Tommy – 6 points Washakie, Choise Achiever & Sir Lincoln – 5 points Congratulations to the connections of Smoken Up, trainer/driver Lance Justice plus Greg Sugars, Chris Alford and John Justice who also handled the gelding during the Grand Circuit season ...
27 February 2012
Form 700 NSW Oaks Field
... Fitzpatrick 5 LETTUCEREASON Luke McCarthy 6 BEAUTY SECRET Chris Alford 7 LA MACHANE Greg Sugars 8 SHAKE IT MAMA Chris Alford 9 DREAM RUNNA Glenn Wilmot 10 OUR SOUTHERN BELLE (2nd Emergency) Emma Turnbull 11 MACHABIBA NZ Chris Alford 12 ALINA Christopher Shinn For further information contact NSWHRC ...
27 February 2012
Mares compete for Group One glory
... at Tabcorp Park Menangle. The barrier draw is as follows: 1 TORQUE IN MOTION Shane Graham 2 BETTOR COVER LOVER NZ Brent Mangos 3 BROADWAYS BEST Chris Alford 4 OUR TORIAS SECRET NZ 5 ESTHERS LIGHT (1st Emergency) Jim Douglass 6 MAKE MINE CULLEN Daryl Douglas 7 GLENFERRIE ALEXIS NZ Jodi Quinlan 8 ...
24 February 2012
Decron Hoof Care Tontine Series Finale
... to score in the Tontine semi. Galleon’s Prospect has drawn the inside of the second line, around sprint-lane-free Bray Raceway but Chris Alford is driving in such superb form that he’s certain to find a clear passage for the son of Elsu, just when it counts most. The winner will join the ...
17 February 2012
Caldow claims Dullard Cup with Vulcan
... a 1:57.5 mile rate. Mr Nickel’s win was the first leg of a feature double for Lara-based Braun, who later combined with champion reinsman Chris Alford to win the $20,000 VHRSC Metropolitan Cup Final for the M0s with Yankee Dream. The night’s remaining feature was the $20,000 Glenferrie ...
12 February 2012
Defending Champ Ready
... problems early in her campaigns. “I trialled her last week at Melton and she was very sharp, we basically just followed them around but Chris (Alford – driver) said she felt very strong up the stretch. “I will trial her again next week at Melton and that will be a lot more serious ...
6 February 2012
Tontine Series set to start
... of live chances outside the Kelly trained runners - including the smart 3YO Mark Dennis for the Lance & John Justice team, Emma Stewart/ Chris Alford’s classy duo Galleons Prospect and Mister Sheedy along with wildcards such as Lights And Music, Buriton Bailey, Brutus Smith, Bad Cat & ...
30 January 2012
Central Vic Champs - The Winners
... mess of the start galloping wildly from barrier two, settling four back in the moving line. Sent forward three wide solo at the bell by Chris Alford in an endeavour to make ground on the pacemaker, Galleons Prospect did a sensational job to get so close at the finish in a last half mile of 56.3 ...
28 January 2012
Tommy topples big guns at Ballarat
... 2710-metre event was run at a solid tempo, but he was the first to feel the pinch and he was under extreme pressure from substitute reinsman Chris Alford before the 400m. That allowed Sushi Sushi ($1.90 fav) to skip clear early in the straight and the Freddy Taiba-trained star still led by eight ...
25 January 2012
Master Vs Apprentice
... Derby Park, Adelaide for his injured trainer Lance Justice. Smoken Up will be handled for the first time this weekend by champion reinsman Chris Alford. Alford, the current leading driver in the country, is yet to taste victory in the Ballarat feature but believes he will never get a better ...
24 January 2012
Dream draw for Ballarat Pacing Cup
... alley. “We’ve got plenty of good drivers around; there’s my brother John, there’s Gavin (Lang) and there’s Chris Alford, so I’m not worried at all,” he told Radio Sport National’s Mick McGuane. “I’m not worried about barrier draws (either ...
6 January 2012
Major set to salute at Horsham
... Cup behind the likes of Stunnin Cullen, Smiling Shard & Im Themightyquinn. The lightly raced 6yo has trialled well recently and if driver Chris Alford can edge away from the pegs in the final lap, the 6yo bay will be charging home at the finish. Armstrong trained bay gelding Arber is the least ...
28 December 2011
No Decision From Smoken Up Syndicate
... only one other person has driven Smoken Up in a race since we bought him and that was Kerryn Manning so obviously she is a possibility, as is Chris Alford who has driven our horses in the past, Gavin Lang drove Our Malabar on Monday night at Ballarat for us and won, Greg Sugars is in great form ...
28 December 2011
Cobram clean up for awesome Aiken
... Composed and was able to bide his time there until the 500m, at which time vacated the sweet seat to edge to mount a charge. Composed ($5.40, Chris Alford) turned with a healthy lead and still led by more than four metres at the 100m, but Jaccka Clive knuckled down towards the end of a slick 27.8 ...
23 December 2011
Louvre gives Alford something to smile about
Chris Alford proved you can’t keep a good man down when he rebounded from a near disaster to win the feature event on a marathon day at Melton’s Tabcorp Park on Friday. The champion reinsman was involved in a sensational fall that caused the abandonment of the third-last race at the ...
31 October 2011
Maryborough Cup to Glenferrie Alexis
... several times shortly after the start, Daryl Douglas sent Jaccka Clive forward from midfield to park in the open after travelling a lap, with Chris Alford and Composed coming out ahead of him to join the leader, then ease for the coveted one/one position. When Ti Vogliobene eased wide from five back ...
28 October 2011
Munnerly hoping for a change of fortunes
... being at Tabcorp Park for the awards earlier this week. But they won’t prevent him from cheering for Forest Babe on Friday night with the Chris Alford-trained-and-driven former Argent Classic winner chasing a hat-trick of wins after rediscovering her best form in October. “She’s ...
26 October 2011
Smoken Up leads the pack at Victorian Horse of the Year
... season. Also honoured on the night were: • Daryl Douglas (Leading State Driver) • Glenn Douglas (Leading Metropolitan Trainer) • Chris Alford (Leading Metropolitan Driver) • Ellen Tormey (Leading Concession Driver) • Heather Anderson (Owner of the Year) • Kerryn Manning ...
23 October 2011
Broadways' Best too good at Kilmore
... transit. Happy to play the waiting game while veteran polemarker Ti Vogliobene led the 11-strong field through a slower second section of 30.4, Chris Alford set his star mare alight coming off Kilmore's sweeping back straight with Melpark Major strapped hard to their back as the sprint went on in ...
12 October 2011
Broadways' Best is yet to come
... but McLean reported that she had done well during her spell. She has been fitted up for her return to the races, where champion reinsman Chris Alford will again be her pilot, with solid trials at Bendigo and Kilmore. “She’s had two trials which have both been wins and I’ve been ...
12 September 2011
Vin Knight Medal Wrap
... rsquo;, however, that made his latest achievement possible. Enjoying a stellar season, Douglas polled 34 votes to account for Chris Lang and Chris Alford. By retaining his title, Douglas became just the third horseperson to register consecutive Medal wins. Kerryn Manning was the first in 2000 and ...
8 September 2011
Lang looking forward with Let Me Thru
... up as well,” Lang said. “From number four, if he could get a forward spot and get a soft run I think the horse is going well enough (to be in the finish).” Go Ahead Makemyday will be driven by Chris Alford in the True Roman FFA, which is Race 6 on the Tabcorp Park card at 9.12pm ...
1 September 2011
Dominant Douglas racking up more premierships
... That took to almost $23 million the amount his drives have earnt in his 20-year driving career and he is on the cusp of joining Gavin Lang, Chris Alford and Chris Lewis as the only Australian drivers to have partnered 4000 career winners since records started being kept in 1980. Douglas’s ...
25 August 2011
Dominant Douglas chasing one more win
... said. While Douglas will add a maiden metro trainers’ title to what will be a fourth straight Victorian Trainers’ Premiership, Chris Alford will collect another Metropolitan Drivers’ Premiership. The champion Bolinda reinsman, who won a string of Moonee Valley premierships during ...
17 August 2011
Hercules Lang's best hope of another Crown
... as he did – so the signs are pretty good.” Lang has won five Breeders Crown finals in the past three years to edge one win clear of Chris Alford on the table of most successful Breeders Crown reinsmen. After winning the two juvenile finals with The Sentry and Self Denial in 2003, he went ...
10 August 2011
Heath taking last year's disappointment in her Stride
... top-six semi-final placing that assures his position. “He was back in the field a little bit and when Robbie (Morris, driver) took off, Chris (Alford) went in front of him but didn’t cart him into the race,” Heath recalled of last year’s semi. “So he was a bit wide on ...
4 August 2011
Mixed emotions at Breeders Crown repechage round
Champion reinsman Chris Alford experienced mixed emotions at Thursday’s Australasian Breeders Crown repechage round for the three-year-olds at Melton’s Tabcorp Park. Classy colt Mustang Mach emphatically announced he was still a player in the boys’ section with a dominant win in ...
4 August 2011
Brilliant babies shine in last chance runs at Kilmore
... colts and geldings with Jayne Davies’ $1.40 favourite Soho Valencia a very convincing winner. Dictating terms from the head of affairs, Chris Alford cruised through the first mile of the 2180-metre qualifier before laying down a 27-second final fraction to vanquish brave APG silver medallist ...
2 August 2011
The Hayes Files
... than last and still has a month to bring up another 25. Glenn too has had a better season this time around already 12 more than last year. Chris Alford, Gavin Lang and Greg Sugars have all been dominant again in the drivers list however there is a new name in the trainers premiership. Former Kiwi ...
1 August 2011
Rivalry to be renewed after Breeders Crown heat wins
... Redwood champion Maidstone Miss had to pull out all stops to get home from Redwood third placegetter Zedalite in today’s second heat. The Chris Alford-trained former Kiwi always looked to have the race in her keeping, but a stubborn display from Zedalite meant the $1.90 had to dig deep over ...
27 July 2011
Douglas topples V8 star at annual Go-Kart Challenge
... the best for the remainder of the V8 season. Thanks also to the hot competition provided by the Douglas brothers, Greg Sugars, Chris Lang Jnr, Chris Alford, Rodney Petroff, Jason Hackett! Click here for more information on the BOC Racing Team and click here to follow them on Twitter. For more ...
22 July 2011
Instant success for Bressingham
... Watson, Justin Kroussoratis and Rob Benoit who have previously enjoyed success with the stable. Braun himself also holds a share. Driven by Chris Alford, Bressingham was restrained to the rear of the field from gate six in his first Australian start, with the Riverina visitor Flaxton Fun leading ...
22 July 2011
Trotting fans revel in another stunning Redwood Carnival
... in 2011. A dozen years after first claiming Victoria’s most prestigious race for two-year-old trotters’, brilliant Bolinda horseman Chris Alford has secured his second Seelite Windows and Doors Redwood Classic in breathtaking, race record style. Given responsibility for expatriate Kiwi ...
21 July 2011
Lang won't rest on Laurels with his three top trotting mares
... rsquo;s in the race, that’s for sure.” TAB Sportsbet has marked Miss Warbucks – to be partnered by brilliant Bolinda horseman Chris Alford – at $3.20 with Aldebaran Maori (Lang Snr) at $9 and Happy Maori (Greg Sugars) $17 even. Last start Matchmaker Mile winner Sassy Pinevale ...
17 July 2011
Kiwi Miss a Classic hit in Redwood
A dozen years after first claiming Victoria’s most prestigious race for two-year-old trotters’, brilliant Bolinda horseman Chris Alford has secured his second Seelite Windows and Doors Redwood Classic in breathtaking, race record style. Given responsibility for expatriate Kiwi filly ...
11 July 2011
Sunset Invasion wins important Redwood lead-in
... 7. Trained in Melton by former Wedderburn resident Donna Tolley, Sunset Invasion making only his third appearance at the races was driven by Chris Alford, stepping safely from outside the second row in the 2175 metre feature, with Alford wasting no time in sending him forward to park outside Kerryn ...
8 July 2011
Sheen shines for Demmler and Webster in Vicbred Final
... back-row draw, Webster surged Charlie Machsheen around to sit outside the leader Fly Like An Eagle at the 1400m, but quickly had cover after Chris Alford also shot around the field aboard Soho Valencia. Webster sat on Soho Valencia’s back until nearing the straight, when he peeled Charlie ...
2 June 2011
Chris Alford's NF Awareness campaign tops $50k
Champion Victorian driver Chris Alford has capped a month to remember by raising a stunning $50,000 for the fight against neurofibromatosis (NF). Clearly spurred on by his NF Awareness campaign and four-year-old daughter Katie, the statistics show that Alford was the best driver in Australia ...
27 May 2011
Vicbred Delight for Bolinda Bella
... the front of affairs through a opening cut of 31.6 before finding her favourite position in the breeze. Forced to work overtime in that role as Chris Alford looked to unleash the shackles aboard Aussie Made Lombo through a following fraction of 30 seconds flat, Males’ flying filly looked ...
26 May 2011
NF Awareness fundraiser adds over $4000 to tally
... rdquo; Heading into May with an aim to raise $10,000, the Alfords eclipsed that within a week and have now incredibly gone beyond $30,000. Chris Alford so far has 22 wins while wearing his NF colours in May and with 33 drives booked in the coming days, there is every chance of more success for the ...
25 May 2011
Broadways set to prove she's Best
... from Talaspring, but if you look at her (Broadways Best’s) record, most of the times she’s been beaten, she’s been in front. Chris (Alford, driver) and I watched the replay and she was bolting on the home turn, then when she hit the front she just switched off and waited for other ...
24 May 2011
The Hayes Files
... Nathan Turvey, Chris Voak, Michael George and Michael Brennan. Harness Racing Victoria must be given a wrap for the support it has shown Chris Alford and his family since his daughter Katie was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis. Chris and his wife have worked extremely hard and despite hoping to ...
24 May 2011
Significant stakes increase for Championship Final
... the race, with noted reins persons Ted Demmler, Noel Shinn, Clinton Welsh, Max Wishart, Brian Gath, John Caldow, Lance Justice, Kerryn Manning, Chris Alford, Gavin Lang, Bruce Clarke all piloting winners as the race progressed through the ages. It was decided to include the Central Victorian ...
20 May 2011
Overwhelming response to Alford's NF Awareness campaign
... as the Victorian harness racing community gathered to support an initiative by one of its own. Throughout the month of May, leading driver Chris Alford is ‘Racing for an NF Free Future’ and in conjunction with Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) and the Victorian Harness Racing Sports Club ...
18 May 2011
Garrards Nursery Pace Night Preview
... at 7.40pm, is the second of the Nursery Finals- The 2yo Colts and Geldings (G1). Soho Valencia (Art Major) for trainer Jane Davies and driver Chris Alford heads the finalists, either victorious or placing at all nine starts- he is drawn well in gate three. Another heat winner, Uncle Lile (Dawn Ofa ...
12 May 2011
Alford blitzes Horsham Drivers Championship
Chris Alford “Raced for an NF Free Future” at Horsham on Wednesday afternoon and did it exactly when it counted most - with two wins and a second placing in the three heats of the SEW Eurodrive Noel Smith Memorial Invitation Drivers Championship. Alford finished the series on 31 points ...
12 May 2011
Harness racing fun with Fox Sports
... to head in a variety of sporting contests and this week, the duo will focus on harness racing! The pair enlisted the help of champion drivers Chris Alford and Jodi Quinlan to compete across three fun and unique challenges. Make sure you're watching on Sunday evening for plenty of action and laughs ...
11 May 2011
Confused owner may yet have his Superstar
... then entrusted with training duties, but after an unflattering first-up run, Gulifa questioned the horse’s future. Had Bolinda horseman Chris Alford not intervened, it's unlikely that he would still race in Gulifa’s orange, black stars and gold sleeves. “We got him going again but ...
3 May 2011
The Alfords: Racing for an NF Free Future
Fans of leading Victorian reinsman Chris Alford are urged to get behind a major fundraising and awareness initiative he will undertake this month in support of NF Australia and The Children’s Tumor Foundation of Australia. Neurofibromatosis (NF) is one of the most common genetic conditions in ...
15 April 2011
Eagle to soar in quest for more Australian Gold
... Valencia) does look the one to watch from down here (Victoria),” Purdon conceded. “You’ve always got to respect Jayne and Chris (Alford, driver), so we’ll be keeping a close eye on him for sure. “We’re in quite a fortunate position to have Mr Nickel up against him ...
14 April 2011
WA Owned Fillies Set to Dominate Victoria Oaks
... started from the back line and raced three wide in the first lap before getting to the front. She rated 1.59.2. Aussie Made Lombo, driven by Chris Alford for trainer Jayne Davies, started from barrier four and raced wide early before leading and winning at a 1.58.3 rate. Both fillies have ...
29 March 2011
Bathurst leads the way
... the NSW Derby with heats at Menangle on April 21. Davies and Alexander did it again in the Group 3 Gold Bracelet with Aussie Made Lombo. Driver Chris Alford dictated terms in front with a first half of 64.7 seconds and was never going to be run down. Run of the race was from bonny filly Vertigal ...
28 March 2011
Montgomery mare now a Gunbower Cup queen
... Chris Alford – himself riding the crest of a weekend wave – that’s just what they achieved. “It was a very good win, we had a few worries early but they disappeared in the blink of an eye really,” Montgomery said after the race. “That’s why you put Chris ...
25 March 2011
Davies goes for Gold once more at Bathurst
... He does look the likely leader, but you never know what’s going to happen on that small track coming to the first corner and as long as Chris (Alford, driver) lobs a spot I’ll be happy enough with that. “He (Soho Valencia) is a very, very nice horse. He won the other night with the ...
11 March 2011
Speed series continues at Lords
... winner’s name. Likely starters riding the inflatable horses imported from North America include Inter Dominion contenders Lisa Miles and Chris Alford as well as Bendigo stars Daryl Douglas and Leigh Sutton. The Bouncy Pony Stakes is scheduled to take place after the third race (approximately 7 ...
4 March 2011
Punters keen on Menangle Quaddie
... be included based on previous handy efforts in open company. Lady Lexus has had a month off racing and will be nice and fresh for this whilst Chris Alford will make the trip to drive the smart Broadways Best. She has been impressive winning both starts back from a spell. Harness Racing NSW (HRNSW ...
28 February 2011
Race Fields for this Saturday
... 1 7—517 PACIFIC PLAYGIRL NZ, Greg Bennett C10M3 FT 8—316 CRUISER FRANCO NZ, Cameron Fitzpatrick C11M3 FT 9—s11 BROADWAY BEST, Chris Alford C15M4 FT 10—493 n MAKE MINE CULLEN, Daryl Douglas C21M13 FT 11—212 n LADY LEXUS, Gavin Fitzpatrick C20M13 FT 12—522 MENDELICO ...
28 February 2011
NSW Oaks Field
... VERDICT NZ Darren Pace 5 AUSSIE MADE LOMBO Chris Alford 6 BAINFEILD WASHINGTON NZ Blake Fitzpatrick 7 BELLA SHINE Robert Morris 8 GIGGLING GIRL Peter Salathiel 9 LADY LAURIANE Blake Fitzpatrick 10 VERTIGAL David Thorn 11 PASSIONS PROMISE Chris Alford 12 ITS DUTCH COURAGE NZ - Em 1 Christopher Shinn ...
28 February 2011
Mares compete for Group 1 Glory
... 1 - Blake Fitzpatrick 7 PACIFIC PLAYGIRL - Victoria - Greg Bennett 8 CRUISER FRANCO - NSW - Cameron Fitzpatrick 9 BROADWAYS BEST - Victoria - Chris Alford 10 MAKE MINE CULLEN - NSW - Daryl Douglas 11 LADY LEXUS - NSW - Gavin Fitzpatrick 12 MENDELICO - Victoria - John Caldow The Cordina Chicken Farms ...
24 February 2011
Davies Out To Dominate In Oaks Heats
... Made Lombo north is untapped Australasian Breeders Crown-winning stablemate Passions Promise, who, like Aussie Made Lombo, will be driven by Chris Alford. The daughter of Modern Art will take part in the opening heat, at 8:10pm and has drawn barrier seven in the event also containing the in-form ...
22 February 2011
Champagne racing this weekend
... of the Oaks will feature Vertigal, Lively Moth, Bainfeild Washington and Victorian Breeders Crown winner Passions Promise for Jayne Davies and Chris Alford. Heat two (race six) sees Davies and Alford combine again with the daughter of Tailamade Lombo in Aussie Made Lombo and Australasian mile record ...
10 February 2011
Backing up Best for Broadways
... well and we’re mindful of getting her race fit if we want to head to a race like the Ladyship (on March 5).” Broadways Best, with Chris Alford in the cart, produced a trademark gritty performance to post a 1:57.3 mile rate – including 28.8 and 28.2-second closing quarters &ndash ...
6 February 2011
Cullen Conquers Cup
... in Victoria. When the race got under way, in-form gelding Our Chain Of Command found himself in front after a brilliant beginning and driver Chris Alford dictated terms in front whilst the big field jostled for key positions. The lead time for the 3280m stand start feature was covered in 130.1 ...
5 February 2011
BIG6 Hunter Cup - 'As they saw it'
... 8th - Our Chain Of Command: “Very happy with him, he was only probably a length and a half from the winner, so he did a super job.” Chris Alford, Driver 9th - Make Mine Cullen: “She had a good run, but couldn’t finish. (She’ll) go back to mares’ grade and kick ...
5 February 2011
Lang star breaks Thru
... the foolproof five-year-old speared away from his rivals before careering home in a final fraction of 29.5 to record his fifth Group 1 triumph. Chris Alford’s electric trotter Down Under Muscles was brave in defeat, fighting on to run second 5.2 metres behind the winner with Grand Prix runner ...
3 February 2011
Hunting for Cup Glory
... Dexter Dunn. Emerging star Our Chain Of Command faces his moment of truth when he lines up for Dean Braun and Hunter Cup winning driver Chris Alford. The New Zealand bred gelding has been a revelation since crossing the Tasman and has put together seven straight victories including success in the ...
3 February 2011
Pure Steel a vital link in the Chain
... but he’s had about four trials since and never missed it (the start). He began pretty good the other night,” Braun said. “Chris (Alford, driver) said he thought he was a bit flat 100 out, but then when they came to him he just clicked into another gear. He’s one of those ...
3 February 2011
Muscles far from down and out
The boom has been lowered somewhat, but Chris Alford is maintaining the faith with untapped trotter Down Under Muscles. Two months ago the Muscles Yankee entire was being hailed by some the next big thing in Australian trotting, but after a couple of unplaced efforts the predictions, for this season ...
2 February 2011
BIG6 Hunter Cup draw – from the horse's mouth
... him spot on for Saturday. He keeps answering every challenge and this is a big one, but I’m sure that he’s up to it.” – Chris Alford, Driver 6) Smiling Shard : “Anywhere from three to six was always going to be good for us, so we’re thrilled with the draw. He ...
29 January 2011
Braun and Command Steel themselves for glory
... in the moments leading up to the start, he pinged away once the tapes were released. Easily able to spear across early leader Thats Mister, Chris Alford was content to amble through first half fractions of 31.2 and 31.9 seconds respectively on the race favourite before the fireworks began. With ...
28 January 2011
Track Record Set In Central Vic Pacing Champs
... Hall which is raced by his father Don. A 10-metre equal-backmaker in the Championship, Bitobliss ($5.10) came out after frontrunner Arber (Chris Alford), the $2.50 favourite, on the final bend and wore him down to win by 1.3 metres. Sir Clive (Gavin Lang) was 3.5 metres away in third place. Don ...
27 January 2011
Chief Set For Local Superstardom In Bendigo
... up as the Pacing Championship favourite. Armstrong trainer Brooke Hansen returned Arber to the races for its first start since August to win its heat at Maryborough last week. The victory was Arber’s fifth from just nine starts. Chris Alford will drive Arber, which will start from gate four ...
27 January 2011
Trot Championship heats highlight depth
... s Group 2 Cochran Cup, and boom five-year-old Down Under Muscles both to start off the front. The Kiwi has the inside starting position with Chris Alford’s Down Under Muscles to start from barrier seven. All the big names have also drawn the front in the second heat, at 9.30pm. The Kerryn ...
27 January 2011
Numbers Game
... other driver in the country who has driven more winners this season. Douglas has booted home 153 winners already this season. Fellow Victorians Chris Alford and Kerryn Manning who regularly appear in the winners’ circle have both driven more than 70 winners already this season. It would come ...
24 January 2011
Swinger Back To Brilliant Best In Cup
... but slow getaway that saw him settle three back the poles in the 2690-metre stand start feature, their reservations appeared well founded. With Chris Alford sending the well-supported Karlsruhe ($7.30) to the head of affairs and Daryl Douglas happy to sit quietly behind Make Mine Cullen in the ...
24 January 2011
Doosit Does It In Group 2 Cochran Cup
... Shepparton showcased some of the state’s finest juvenile talent in a pair of $20,000 The Lombo final’s for the baby girls and boys. Chris Alford’s promising daughter of Modern Art, Work Of Artist, kicked off the card with victory in the fillies division of the series, producing an ...
4 January 2011
Aussie's ideal starting point
... ldquo;She’s come back good and we’re very happy with her.” An advantageous barrier means the filly who will be driven by Chris Alford is likely to start favourite despite the fitness query. The winner of $315,000 in stakes will start from barrier three with last weekend’s ...
26 December 2010
Command and Conquer
... sometime believing this was an ideal target for his rising star. Our Chain Of Command drew perfectly in gate one and capitalised on a perfect Chris Alford drive when he stormed to victory holding out Village Of Dreams and Glenferrie Alexis. Local star Gedlee fired straight to the front from gate two ...
23 December 2010
Command first-up performance required in Tasmania
... former champion youngster Captain Joy on Monday night when they ran home the last 800m in 57.13 seconds on a rain-soaked Tabcorp Park. “Chris (Alford, driver) never turned the stick around, he never pulled the deafeners out and was very, very happy with him,” Braun said. “I was ...
22 December 2010
Bass Strait Battle
... when a close second to Captain Joy in neat time. Our Chain Of Command has drawn ideally in gate one and will be handled by champion driver Chris Alford. Veteran pacer Cincinnati Kid is coming off a ninth placed effort in last week's Victoria Cup won by former North American Mr Feelgood. The former ...
9 December 2010
Puppet And Muscles Ready For Rematch
... first of many rematches scheduled for Saturday night in Cranbourne’s inaugural hosting of the Group 1, $60,000 Bill Collins Trotters Mile Chris Alford is hoping for more of the same. “It (the NSW Trotters Mile) certainly was a great race,” the Bolinda based horseman said. &ldquo ...
7 December 2010
History Says: Cranbourne Cup and Bill Collins Mile
... in light of Tuesday morning’s barrier allocation for the $60,000 Group 1, which will be run for the first time at Cranbourne. The Chris Alford-trained son of Muscles Yankee came up with barrier two – clearly the most successful starting position in the history of Australia’s ...
26 November 2010
Chris Lewis Inducted Into Hall Of Fame
... by Fred R Kersley (WA), Ross Sugars (SA) and Tony Turnbull (NSW). Lewis earned further national honours in 1995 when he beat Victorian ace Chris Alford to claim Australia’s Leading Driver Title (wins) with a then Australian Record tally of 211 winners. Cliff Clarke Cliff Clarke had few peers ...
20 November 2010
Major, Gift And Gold - A Night For Champions
... clash next week. In what shapes as one of the most anticipated support races in recent memory, Sundons Gift is scheduled to face off with Chris Alford’s five-year-old squaregaiting sensation, Down Under Muscles in the $50,000 NSW Trotters Mile as part of a cracking Miracle Mile undercard at ...
10 November 2010
Michael Making Hay Away From Muscles
... Lenny Lewis (20m) and Danny Bouchea (20m), in the 2760-metre stand start staying test; Millburn Michael has been a helpless recent victim of Chris Alford’s new squaregaiting wunderkind. But with that budding champion noticeably absent from Friday night’s line-up, Webster senses the time ...
8 November 2010
Sky Racing Super Sprint Series
... visitors making it through to the finals. The first final was for C2 horses and it was a thrilling finish. Victorian Laughing Lilly for driver Chris Alford started a long odds on favourite. The promising mare led into the home straight after sectionals of 29.2 – 30.5 -28.3 but she drifted off ...
6 November 2010
New Wave Breaks On Tabcorp Park
... brutal, devastating speed, taking full advantage of a three wide cart into the race to win in fabulous fashion. Driven superbly by gun reinsman Chris Alford – who also handles the horse – Down Under Muscles settled toward the rear of the field from his 20-metre handicap in the 2760-metre ...
6 November 2010
A Legend Is Born
... would lead them around in his first run since Super Sunday. But with Gavin Lang desperate to hold the top with polemarker Tanabi Bromac and Chris Alford true to his promise of aggression upon Our Malabar from his extreme front line draw, the fireworks were on from the start and the favourite was ...
24 October 2010
Puppet Muscles His Way To Cup
... of brutal high speed – which he displayed in his freakish Scotch Notch win at Tabcorp Park on October 1 – and sustained strength, Chris Alford’s son of Muscles Yankee was forced to display his full repertoire to take home the chocolates at Kilmore. Sent out favourite at flip-of-the ...
4 October 2010
Chris Lewis To Represent Australia In USA
... the 1983/84 and 2009/2010 seasons. He became one of only four West Australians to win the national drivers title when he beat Victorian ace Chris Alford to claim Australia’s Leading Driver Title (wins) in 1995 with a then Australian Record tally of 211 winners. Chris has been 17 times in the ...
30 September 2010
Puppet Prepares To Flex His Muscles
... then this year’s four-year-old trotters – at least two of them – might be part of a rarely seen superdraft. So as Chris Alford’s star squaregaiter, Down Under Muscles, who ran a gallant Crown second to the horse Chris Lang has spruiked as Sundons Gift’s heir apparent ...
29 September 2010
Quinlan Mare To Race For Modesty
... lines and last week, for instance, Gavin (Lang), was happy to do that with her and she clearly ran second. “This week we’ve given Chris (Alford) his first drive on the horse, and there won’t be any instructions. Chris is a brilliant driver and that’s why you put him on ...
20 September 2010
Vintage Direct Bendigo Horse of the Year
... and Alta Soleil (NZ) is raced by Jonathon McIntosh. Glenn Douglas was Bendigo's Warehouse Sales leading trainer for the year with 93 points, Chris Alford won the Warehouse Sales drivers' award with 180 points and David Moran was the leading Concession driver taking out the Glenn Douglas Award ...
1 September 2010
Douglas Duo Dominate To The End
... the Peter Tonkin-trained Roman Way to finish the season with 322 Australian winners. That was 76 more than his nearest rival, fellow Victorian Chris Alford, and secured a fourth-straight Australian drivers’ premiership for the 37-year-old. He also picked up a fifth consecutive Victorian ...
28 August 2010
Justice Prevails In Premiership Race
... carried the star trotter to a second-up success and presented Lang with his 36 th metro winner of the racing year. He finished seven clear of Chris Alford, who won The Graduate aboard $20 chance Arber. Alford finished a narrow second aboard No Tar in the night’s other $20,000 event, the ...
26 August 2010
Miss Would Make A Worthy Winner
... metre mobile. That hasn't stopped TAB Sportsbet installing her the $1.80 favourite, clear of lone second line occupant Art Shadow ($4), the Chris Alford-trained-and-driven No Tar ($7) and Breeders Crown finalist Revivalist ($8). "There's no De Lovely this week, but the barrier draw doesn't help ...
22 August 2010
Lang Star Barges Thru Again
... After finding the lead after a 47.1sec lead time, Lang Jr attempted to control the speed in a 62.8sec first half of the last mile, but when Chris Alford worked around the field with Down Under Muscles the race began in earnest. Careering away from their rivals in a 29.3sec third term, the two ...
18 August 2010
Puppet Pulling The Crown Strings
... that of greatest driver in Tabcorp Australasian Breeders Crown history – will be decided between two of the biggest names in the game. Chris Alford and Gavin Lang share honours as the most successful pilot in the Crown’s 12-year past with six wins apiece, but with a brilliant book ahead ...
17 August 2010
Another Triple Ton For Douglas
... 2008/09. Earlier this year he became the first driver to partner 250 Victorian winners six seasons in a row and last month joined Gavin Lang, Chris Alford and Chris Lewis as the only Australians to have driven 3500 career winners. Douglas’s heroics capped a big few days for driver milestones ...
15 August 2010
Best 4YOs Make It Thru
The banner match-up of this year’s Tabcorp Australasian Breeders Crown is on, but only after Chris Alford’s outstanding horsemanship allowed Broadways Best to keep her dream alive with a sensational heat win this afternoon. Alford was almost tipped out of the sulky passing the winning ...
12 August 2010
Swords Drawn For Semi Success
... win, where he didn't know to sprint with them and only got to work once they entered the straight, to see he's got a lot to learn. "But Chris (Alford, driver) was always confident he'd get there that day and that gives me confidence, because I know how strong he is and now I know he's got the ...
7 August 2010
Harding wins four at Port Pirie - tally now 210
... in South Australia . Harding is now placed fourth on the National Driving Premiership behind Darryl Douglas (Vic), Grant Dixon (Qld) and Chris Alford (Vic). At Port Pirie, Harding had a full book of 8 drives and won half the race card. He started the night winning the first race on the $2.20 ...
6 August 2010
Chain Continues Charge Through Classes
... in the race for M1-M2s that was known as the Christian Cullen Cup before moving to the new home of Victorian harness racing. Winning reinsman Chris Alford continues to be amazed by the Julius Caesar gelding’s performances and is adamant he is capable of winning even better races. “He ...
5 August 2010
Can King Grin in Victoria today?
... filly Vouvray (Gavin Lang), a last start 3rd placegetter to Aussie Made Lombo at Yarra Valley in a Breeders Crown Heat, has drawn the pole gate position while Chris Alford's Passion Promise, third to Lively Moth at its most recent assignment in a Yarra Valley Breeders Crown Heat has drawn gate three ...
5 August 2010
On the pace
... so I’m looking forward to it, as is the entire family,” Woodhouse said. Alison will marry one of Australia’s top drivers Chris Alford. The wedding will be held in Lancefield, Victoria, with many prominent members of the harness racing industry to attend. Alford, who drove his ...
31 July 2010
Didnt Does It To Deny Gift
... 20, which is also Williamson’s winter target with I Didn’t Do It. *** Friday night's other trotting event, the Graham Mulhall Vicbred Trotters Handicap, saw a brilliant return by the classy-but-erratic Down Under Muscles, who was one of three winners for champion reinsman Chris Alford ...
26 July 2010
Ohokas Bondy Too Good In Golden Slipper
... set a WA record of 242 winners in a season. The only other Australians to have driven more than 4000 winners are Victorians Gavin Lang and Chris Alford. The Tony Svilicich-trained Has The Answers, favourite at 10/1 on, gave Lewis an armchair drive on Friday night, beginning brilliantly from barrier ...
24 July 2010
Chain In Command
... early challengers including Stirling Charmer, Stephs Caesar and Goodtime Jasper, resulting in a slick 44.3-second lead time. Champion reinsman Chris Alford backed off a bit when they found their spots, getting away with 32.5 and 31.7sec initial quarters, before increasing the tempo to 29.5secs for ...
21 July 2010
Chain In Command From Gun Draw
... two), Dream Deposit (seven) and Atlas Alliance (10) are other classy types engaged, but Braun said the dream gate was the ace champion reinsman Chris Alford has up his sleeve aboard the speedy beginner. “There are some other nice ones who have drawn handy, but I don’t think they’ll ...
15 July 2010
Douglas Makes It Another Milestone
... on last night’s Shepparton Harness Racing Club meeting at Echuca aboard Hey Whats Doin. It ranks the 37-year-old alongside Gavin Lang, Chris Alford and Chris Lewis as the only men to have achieved the feat. The milestone comes just over a week after Douglas, who is on track for a fourth ...
10 July 2010
Moth Sprouts Wings; Verdict Delivers
... Beach Melody around 10m, but accelerated swiftly once pulled to the outside to reel in spruik filly Aussie Made Lombo about 50m from home. Chris Alford gave Aussie Made Lombo a cosy run in the one-out one-back and the $1.80 favourite loomed alongside Beach Melody ($7) ominously turning for home but ...
7 July 2010
Draw Decides It For Davies
... metre decider made that decision for her. Aussie Made Lombo ensured she would be the stable’s pick – and therefore stable reinsman Chris Alford’s drive – when she drew gate four with Passions Promise among the back-row starters in barrier 11. “Barrier four’s ...
6 July 2010
250 Up For Daryl Douglas
... last year. Douglas could stop driving now and still win a fifth straight Victorian Drivers’ Premiership. He is currently 69 wins clear of Chris Alford, with Greg Sugars (166), Gavin Lang (164), Manning (130) rounding out the top five. Jodi Quinlan (101) and Nathan Jack (100) brought up their ...
3 July 2010
Alford Alight At Tabcorp Park
A successful trip to Melton’s Tabcorp Park on Friday night edged Chris Alford to the cusp of 4000 career driving wins. The champion reinsman entered the meeting a winner of 3996 races, but edged to within one of joining Gavin Lang as the only Australian reinsman to have tasted success 4000 ...
3 July 2010
Alford Notches 4000th Win
Chris Alford has won most of the biggest races on the Australian harness calendar, but his win aboard Mapua Legend in Saturday night’s Maffioso C1 Pace at Bendigo will forever be special. The $5000 event saw the champion Bolinda reinsman join Gavin Lang as the only drivers in Australian ...
23 June 2010
Alford's Added Incentive
Chris Alford has special incentive for wanting to celebrate victory with Bonavista Bay this Friday night at Melton's Tabcorp Park. Not only will the $20,000 Sky Racing Golden Reign Free-For-All mark his reunion with the superstar four-year-old, it comes in a race named after a horse close to Alford ...
22 June 2010
Stewards Inquiry - Chris Alford
... scratching of Wetzler from Ballarat on June 10 regarding discrepancies with its identification. Following questioning of registered trainer Chris Alford, owner Kevin Richards and steward Des Benger, it was established that the horse presented to race was Arawaka. Mr Alford subsequently pleaded ...
19 June 2010
Karlsruhe's Emotional Enduro Win
... rapport with Karlsruhe over the past three months, but was in the Northern Hospital when the gelding overcame a 30-metre handicap with Chris Alford in the cart. Avenel-based Aiken said it was a happy ending to what had been a trying week. "David was at work as normal on Tuesday morning, I went ...
17 June 2010
Alford Hopes To Emerge For Forest
It won’t be hard for Chris Alford to have a better night at Tabcorp Park than he did last Friday night. The Bolinda reinsman took a tumble aboard Our Flash Girl in the Group 2 Tatlow Stakes Trotters Final and hasn’t taken a drive since that meeting finished. But he’s doing ...
26 May 2010
Davies Pulls A Vicbred Trick
... said. “She’s as good as she can be and the draw’s good, so I’m just hoping she can make the most of it.” Damian Wilson retains the drive on Miss Trickin Lombo with Chris Alford, the man who partnered Concorde Lombo and Nemeeshar to their Vicbred wins, still suspended ...
21 May 2010
Awaiting Battle Of The Best
... percent and I think she's only going to get better." A cracking drive by Nathan Jack, who was filling in for suspended regular reinsman Chris Alford, was a key component of the win. Despite starting from barrier nine on the back row, the daughter of Village Jasper somehow cut a swathe through ...
11 May 2010
Let Loose For Shot At History
... year's Victoria Trotters Derby champion, Arizona Blue. The Derby heroine then fared awfully at the draw, landing barrier 12, one spot inside Chris Alford's out-of-the-draw Down Under Muscles, who is shooting for a fifth-straight win in the Group 1 final. That trio dominate Harness Racing Victoria ...
10 May 2010
Field for 2010 Gannons WA Oaks
... KERR G L (Grant) Williams A L (Andrew) De Campo Starter HEAR NO SECRET NZ K K (Kade) Howson J J (Jesse) Moore Starter MISS TRICKIN LOMBO C A (Chris) Alford J E (Jayne) Davies Starter POLE DANCER C A (Callan) Suvaljko A J (Amanda) Suvaljko Starter SO NOT BLONDE R M (Reon) Tither J R (John) Graham ...
29 April 2010
Big Bad Bay A Kiwi Nightmare
... last summer, doubts linger approaching his first overseas assignment, the $100,000 Taylor Mile at Alexandra Park. For top Victorian reinsman Chris Alford, who has partnered the untapped giant in more than half of his wins to date and will again be on board in the shaky isles however, those doubts ...
22 April 2010
Fullwood Love A Birthday Win
... to standing start conditions and step up in distance to 2760 metres is what has the trainer confident of an improved showing. Champion driver Chris Alford will pilot Veranjee from barrier two in the 8.12pm event. “It’s a tough race but I think he’ll be right up there,&rdquo ...
16 April 2010
Rolla Rock-Solid Oaks Chance
... in 30.8 seconds before coming home in 29.8 and 27.8secs for a 1:58.7 mile rate. That was identical to the time the Jayne Davies-trained, Chris Alford-driven Miss Trickin Lombo went to win the latter qualifier. The daughter of Blissfull Hall swamped her rivals in a 28.9-second final section - which ...
7 April 2010
David Hercules Draws Ideally For Group 2 Classic
... he will return to Victoria for the semi-finals and final of the Sires. He will be driven in Victoria and New Zealand by top Victorian reinsman Chris Alford. Reed, who will be away for five weeks campaigning with Bonavista Bay, predicted that the powerfully-built pacer would relish racing in a ...
13 March 2010
Jadah's Son Inherits Mum's Class
... suited as a three-year-old, but that didn’t stop him from winning one of Victoria’s premier two-year-old races. Champion reinsman Chris Alford agreed and said it was a promising sign that Jadahson was able to win an early feature at just his third start given the expected improvement to ...
11 March 2010
Jadah's Son On Display
... favourite in the colts and geldings’ division of the Sapling Stakes at Tabcorp Park on February 19. “He likes to free-roll but Chris (Alford, driver) held him up and the horse wanted to fight him, so we’ve taken as lot of gear off and changed the driver,” Stewart said. &ldquo ...
10 March 2010
Broadways Nearly Back To Best
... the 2240-metre final restricted to M0-M1 performers, which will be run at 9.42pm. The daughter of Village Jasper, who will again be driven by Chris Alford, will start from gate two with Villagem – who led easily from gate four last week – drawn awkwardly inside the second line (eight ...
25 February 2010
Syndicate Off And Racing
... is also with Caldow, the Amy Tubbs-trained Its Girl Power, a daughter of Christian Cullen, and a yet-to-be-named Artsplace filly in the care of Chris Alford. Following the popularity of last year’s offering, Raceapacer and Pacific Bloodstock bought another three yearlings at this year’s ...
24 February 2010
Manning's Sapling Stocks High
... drive in almost five-and-a-half years last Saturday night when he partnered troublesome trotter Wrath Of Rosie at Bendigo. "I normally get Chris Alford and Daryl Douglas when I've got a few in a race, but they've both already got a drive," Manning said. "I might have to drive one of ...
17 February 2010
Future Stars Stay South
... beginner Lanercost drawn to his immediate inside. Despite the draw, HRV price assessor Bill Hutchison has marked Major Bronski, to be driven by Chris Alford, the $2.10 favourite, 10 cents clear of the Darrel Graham-trained-and-driven Lanercost. Among the others engaged in the 9.10pm event are former ...
3 February 2010
Farewell To The Valley
... Three of Victorian harness racing’s top trainer-drivers share some of their fondest Moonee Valley Memories: BRIAN GATH “I spoke to Chris Alford about it one night and said, ‘ I think we’re going to miss this place’ and he said, ‘yeah, I think we are’. It ...
27 January 2010
Blueblood Hunting Derby
... That is until after the race. “We won’t die wondering,” Hunter said. “He’s a very, very strong horse and Chris (Alford) will be driving him that way. “He’s travelled well and settled in good so we’ll be racing tough. You wouldn’t want to come all ...
19 January 2010
Major Mission For Star Colt
... headed south again whilst another Art Major colt in For A Reason is also right on target. Hunter will be calling on champion Victorian reinsman Chris Alford to take the lines behind his colt with regular driver Luke McCarthy committed to his own runner in For A Reason. “I’ve been using ...
14 January 2010
Mystical Out To Make Amends
... what happens. “He takes a fair while to come up and he needed the run a fair bit last week, but he should improve a lot off that.” Chris Alford takes the reins aboard Mystical Warrior in the Alabar Echuca Cup, which is the penultimate event on Sunday’s twilight card and will be run ...
13 January 2010
Gath Hoping Power Is With Him
... reinsman if successful this weekend. Vin Knight is the only three-time winner of the race first run in 1965, with Ted Demmler, Stephen Dove and Chris Alford the only other reinsman to have won it more than once. Power Of Tara should ensure Gath at least gets his chance to join the list of multiple ...
5 January 2010
Barrier Draw for Australian Pacing Championship
... COURAGE NZ G E (Gary) Hall (Jnr) G E (Gary) Hall (Snr) 11 2/2 TEE PEE VILLAGE NZ A C (Chris) Lewis J R (John) Graham 12 2/3 BONAVISTA BAY C A (Chris) Alford M G (Mike) Reed 13 Em 1 MISTER VEEJAYS FELLA NZ C D (Colin) Brown S A (Skye) Bond 14 Em2 SPIRIT OF SHARD NZ G E (Gary) Hall (Jnr) G E (Gary ...
4 January 2010
Field For 2010 Australian Pacing Championship
... 7:30am on Tuesday 5 th January 2010. Horse Driver Trainer Status ALZONA G E (Gary) Hall (Jnr) G E (Gary) Hall (Snr) Starter BONAVISTA BAY C A (Chris) Alford M G (Mike) Reed Starter HAS THE ANSWERS A C (Chris) Lewis T (Tony) Svilicich Starter HY ROYALE C M (Chris) Brew (C) K (Katja) Schreyvogel ...
22 December 2009
Appeal Hearing - Chris Alford
Chris Alford today had his appeal against a two-week suspension imposed by Harness Racing Victoria stewards heard. Alford was suspended for causing interference under Rule 163(1)(a) at Bendigo on Monday, December 7. His appeal against conviction was dismissed, but the penalty was varied to five days ...
16 December 2009
Dixon Factor
... 38 victories clear on his nearest state counterpart. To date, Dixon has posted 89 victories for this current term, freakish Victorian reinsmen Chris Alford and Daryl Douglas are both a long way back in his rearview mirror with 17 and 20 wins to make up respectively. Both Alford and Douglas have been ...
10 December 2009
TAB Drives Punters Challenge
... a 3-2-1 basis to the first three overt the line in all 10 events. The driver with the most points at the end of the night will be the winner. Chris Alford, who has drives in seven races including top fancies Moon Spirit (Race 2), Maffioso (Race 7) and Alby Albert (Race 9) headed the market at $1.85 ...
1 December 2009
Barriers For 2009 Stallion Station Fremantle Cup
... 5 FT Ohoka Rebel NZ G E (Gary) Hall Snr Shayne Cramp 6 FT Mach Ruler NZ A L (Andrew) De Campo Ryan Bell 7 10 Bonavista Bay E J (Emma) Stewart Chris Alford 8 10 Im Themightyquinn NZ G E (Gary) Hall Snr Gary Hall (Jnr) 9 10 Indian Giver NZ G E (Gary) Hall Snr Morgan Woodley 10 10 Our Malabar NZ R J ...
29 November 2009
Bonavista Bay wins Golden Nugget
... sulky behind the runner-up Captain Joy on Friday night. Reed answered the SOS to drive Bonavista Bay after the horse’s regular reinsman Chris Alford was stranded at Melbourne’s Tullarmarine Airport. When he discovered that his flight had been delayed by two hours, Alford telephoned ...
26 November 2009
Big Bad Bonavista Back To Best In West
... However the man who has driven Bonavista Bay in each of his last 11 starts – netting eight wins and two herculean second placings – Chris Alford, is unconcerned. “Emma and Clayton assure me the horse was dehydrated and still feeling his feet” Alford said of Bonavista Bay ...
25 November 2009
XXXX Gold Golden Nugget Wide Open
... Victorian pacer Bonavista Bay, a winner of 13 races from 18 starts, is not a noted frontrunner. But he has led in two of his wins and reinsman Chris Alford is sure to make a bold bid to hold out the early challengers. Bonavista Bay, an outstanding winner at Gloucester Park last Friday week before ...
24 November 2009
2009 XXXX Gold Golden Nugget Field
... Tuesday 24th November) at a special luncheon function. The field in alphabetical order is as follows; HORSE DRIVER TRAINER BONAVISTA BAY C A (Chris) Alford E J (Emma) Stewart CAPTAIN JOY G (Gavin) Lang S M (Susan) Hunter DEFINITELY MAYBE NZ A G (Aldo) Cortopassi A G (Aldo) Cortopassi GENERAL ...
22 November 2009
Ima Rocket Star The Horse To Beat In Nugget
... up on the inside of Definitely Maybe and settle down in front after 180m had been covered. Bonavista Bay settled down in seventh position and Chris Alford vacated his spot in the one-wide line to dash forward after 650m to move alongside the leader at the 1200m mark. But he began to wilt leaving the ...
18 November 2009
Captain Joy Expected To Go Well At WA Debut
... from the rear to be fifth, three wide, at the bell before fading to finish last behind No Blue Manna. Bonavista Bay will again be handled by Chris Alford, who has had 21 drives in WA for four wins (Judicial in 1996, Concorde Lombo in 1997, Lombo La Fe Fe in 2004 and Bonavista Bay last week). New ...
16 November 2009
Bonavista Bay Impresses In Nugget Prelude
... ldquo;I’m sure he’ll get a lot better,” declared ace reinsman Chris Alford after he had driven Bonavista Bay to a magnificent victory in the XXXX Gold Golden Nugget prelude No. 2 at Gloucester Park on Friday night. The big, powerful New South Wales-bred stallion was mightily ...
11 November 2009
Golden Nugget Prelude A Highlight
... Nugget Prelude No. 2 at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Toughness is one of the stallion’s greatest assets and star Victorian reinsman Chris Alford will not be concerned if Bonavista Bay is forced to work hard without cover in the 2536m event. Bonavista Bay fared reasonably well in the random ...
2 November 2009
Major Bonus At Barrier Draw
... with the job of guiding Melpark Major to back-to-back Legends wins. The 25-year-old, who is Victoria’s equal leading driver with Chris Alford after partnering 36 winners so far this season, couldn’t have asked for a better draw for his maiden drive on the reigning Victorian Horse of the ...
2 November 2009
Karl Cracks Milestone With Cup Win
... bell during a 62.5-second first half of the last mile. The tempo increased to 29.3 secs for the third quarter and it was not long after that Chris Alford served it up to leader Trojan Luck aboard Few Good Men and surged to the front rounding the home bend. Few Good Men turned with a decisive ...
29 October 2009
Alford Aims For Record
Fond memories will come flooding back when Chris Alford heads to Maryborough for Monday’s $25,000 Central Goldfields Shire Maryborough Gold Cup. The 2690-metre standing start event marks the 20 th anniversary of the champion reinsman’s first win in the race, which came via Bronski Beat ...
2 October 2009
Bonavista Back With A Bang
... the track record Tintin In America set when he run down Bonavista Bay in a memorable Breeders Crown Final on August 23. Winning reinsman Chris Alford said it was a brilliant display by the son of Rustler Hanover, who was first-up since that herculean Breeders Crown placing. “He’s a great ...
10 September 2009
Miles Ahead In Vin Knight Medal
... thrilled to join Kerryn Manning and Jodi Quinlan as female winners of the 12-year-old award that has also been won by the likes of Gavin Lang, Chris Alford and Lance Justice. “I’m absolutely amazed that this can happen,” she said. “I’m very honoured to win this award ...
1 September 2009
Victorian Premiership Winners
... The 36-year-old partnered 343 Victorian winners for the 12-moth period ending August 31 to hold a 101-win advantage over seven-time winner Chris Alford. It was a record-breaking year for Victorian drivers. For the first time, 10 drivers partnered 100 winners for the season in the Garden State ...
29 August 2009
Lang Goes Back To Back
... title wasn’t finalised until the last race of the season. Like at the start of the night, there was only one win between Gavin Lang and Chris Alford at the end of the card. Neither of that pair was able to win the 2Construct Pace that rounded out the program leaving Lang to secure back-to-back ...
26 August 2009
Can Lang Hang On?
... rsquo; premierships. The Melton reinsman has picked up three drives for Glenn Douglas as he strives to maintain a one-win advantage over Chris Alford heading into the final metro meeting of the season. The drives only became available when Douglas’s younger brother and stable driver Daryl, who ...
23 August 2009
Redemption For Breeders Crown Veterans
... second placings at both two and three with a gritty all-the-way win. The son of Presidential Ball looked all over a winner when top reinsman Chris Alford kicked him clear soon after straightening, but he had to dig deep to hold on by a metre from Rohan Home. Third, 4-1/2m back, was The Seventh Son ...
21 August 2009
Tormey's Shot At History
Emerging reinswoman Ellen Tormey might not be as well known as Chris Alford or Gavin Lang, but she’ll also get a shot at rewriting the Tabcorp Australasian Breeders Crown record books this Sunday. Tormey, who celebrated her 19 th birthday on August 6, will become the youngest driver to secure ...
20 August 2009
Glencadam Chases August Cup Repeat
A favourable barrier draw has greatly enhanced Glencadam’s prospects of winning the $35,000 August Cup at Gloucester Park on Friday night to repeat his victory in this event 12 months ago. Glencadam started from barrier six and raced in fifth place in the moving line before battling on to finish fifth behind the brilliant Sneakyn Down Under in the 2130m Howard Porter Memorial last Friday night. Colin Brown will handle Ima Rocket Star when he starts from barrier seven on Friday night ...
20 August 2009
Broadways' Best Price In Ages
... won one race from in front and the rest have been sitting in the death or with a bit of cover," McLean said. "I'll leave it up to Chris (Alford, driver) to see how the race unfolds. I'm sure she'll have to get up there at some stage, but we've tried a new bit of gear on her and we'll have ...
20 August 2009
Alford Out To Flex Muscles
Chris Alford will partner three of the big-name runners at Tabcorp Park, Melton this Sunday on what looms as the best feature book of drives the champion reinsman has ever assembled. Gun three-year-olds Bonavista Bay and Broadways Best and four-year-old star Maffioso are among his drives and all ...
18 August 2009
Maffioso's Marble At Beauty
... beaten him haven’t gone on, but he has, so it would be great if he could win one,” Tonkin said. Maffioso, who will be driven by Chris Alford, is engaged in the fourth event on Sunday’s stunning 10-event program, which will be decided at 1.55pm. Tonkin’s only other runner for ...
16 August 2009
Maffioso On The March
... 59.4 mile rate on his way to a 27-metre win over Givitaname. Filling third to secure his spot in the final was Mybilly Jasper. Winning reinsman Chris Alford said the multiple Group 1 winner, who has now won 23 of his 37 starts, was right at the top of his game. “He’s full of confidence ...
14 August 2009
Dream Final Comes To Fruition
... old season in tact when they face off in a mouth-watering $170,000 Group 1 final at Tabcorp Park on August 23. Bonavista Bay’s driver Chris Alford is excited to be a part of the final and said the star duo’s differing styles make the race even more intriguing. “Bonavista Bay is a ...
13 August 2009
Alford's Awesome Assortment
... challenge at Tabcorp Park tonight, like it does with jockeys at city gallops meetings, punters wouldn’t be getting juicy odds about Chris Alford. The six-time Australian driving champion has the standout book of drives at a meeting that showcases the Tabcorp Australasian Breeders Crown semi ...
4 August 2009
Muscles Marches Into Another Final
... Under Muscles will get his shot at Tabcorp Australasian Breeders Crown redemption after a dominant heat win at Ballarat on Tuesday night. The Chris Alford-trained-and-driven three-year-old squaregaiter cruised home to move straight through to the $93,000 Group 1 final at Melton’s Tabcorp Park ...
31 July 2009
Vics Salute In Chariots
... Im Themightyquinn to win the $200,000 classic. The victory marked another big race success for Ballarat trainer Peter Tonkin and catch driver Chris Alford who combined under similar circumstances to win the 1999 Hunter Cup with Paris Affair. "He's been runner up so many times in big races so he ...
29 July 2009
Im Quick Out
... with TAB Sportsbet and if the emergencies fail to gain a start, will begin from gate two. Maffioso will be driven for the first time by Chris Alford and will start from barrier four. “Everything has worked out well for him since we arrived from Perth last week and I have changed a couple of ...
23 July 2009
Caldow Cracks Another Ton
... 1,170,000 of that came in 1998/99 when he punched home 238 winners, which remains his best season to date. Caldow joins Daryl Douglas (323), Chris Alford (203), Gavin Lang (166), Jodi Quinlan (125), Kerryn Manning (121) and Nathan Jack (110) as the Victorian drivers to have piloted 100 winners this ...
22 July 2009
Bay's Breeders Crown D-Day
... his way to a 20-metre win, which has him ready to meet a quality field of rivals. He will roll from outside the front row (barrier seven) with Chris Alford in the sulky in the $15,001 race (at 7.42pm) that also features Tasmanian Derby winner Garnet River (six) and Vicbred Super Series hero Villagem ...
14 July 2009
Best Will Need To Be Good
... three) and big-race specialist Keppel Bay (four) all drew well, while Dreams Of Heaven landed gate six. McLean agreed it made master reinsman Chris Alford's job a tough one, but he is remaining positive. "It's going to make it a little bit tricky from the barrier, but we can't do anything about ...
22 June 2009
Dashing To 300
... the race for his fourth straight Australian Drivers Premiership with a lead in excess of 100 wins over Chris Lewis (WA), David Harding (SA), Chris Alford (VIC) and Grant Dixon (QLD). However, with the 2008-09 season set to end on August 31, it appears unlikely that he'll become the first driver in ...
30 May 2009
Broadways Our Best Filly
... on Friday night came at the 1100m when he mistook his horse for the galloping Keppel Bay, but that was short-lived panic once he discovered Chris Alford had Broadways Best in the one-out-one-back. Alford assumed the spot outside leader Queen Of Fire heading out of the straight the final time and ...
29 May 2009
Smoken Up The List Of Greats
... resulted in a dashing win to in-form Sundon mare Maori Sunshine. The Neville Pangrazio-trained five-year-old provided Vicbred-winning reinsman Chris Alford with the first leg of a feature-race double when she led for most of the 2575m to record a fourth-straight win. The $5.20 chance rated 2:07.6 on ...
28 May 2009
Best Hope Of The Side
... running two seconds faster than Life Inthefastlane, and she did it from outside the back row. It was good practice as champion reinsman Chris Alford, a two-time winner of the Vicbred three-year-old fillies division, has another back-row draw (10) to contend with in tomorrow night’s 2100-metre ...
25 May 2009
Oaks Winner Impresses
... margin on the line. She rated 1:58.5, which included a 57-second last half of the final mile and a 28.4-second last 400m to give reinsman Chris Alford the first leg of a winning double. Rounding out the placings was $3.20 second elect Elixir, while roughies Macy Lila ($61) and Effective Torque ($29 ...
20 May 2009
Wyperfeld Raises The Bar
... start from the same alley she came from in the Vicbred final when she finished second after taking a sit behind the leader. “Obviously Chris (Alford, driver of Howards Dilemma) will be handing up to someone, but I’d be very keen to see him follow the leader and we be three-back the pegs ...
15 May 2009
Manning Eyeing Another Ton
... has topped the ton and 25 th time in the past 26 seasons that he has “raised the bat”. Lang and Manning occupy third and fourth positions respectively on the Victorian Drivers’ Premiership. Daryl Douglas is the tearaway leader with 269 wins with Chris Alford in second spot on 141 ...
7 May 2009
Alford Out To Flex Vicbred Muscles
Down Under Muscles is Chris Alford's best shot at training his maiden Group 1 winner, but he isn't the champion horseman's only hope in tonight's $50,000 Vicbred Super Series 3YO Trotters Final at Moonee Valley. The six-time Australian driving champion puts the polish on another finalist, capable ...
5 May 2009
No Dilemma After Vicbred Draw
... Series 4YO Mares semi final last weekend and she has drawn to repeat the dose in Friday night's $100,000 Group 1 final at Moonee Valley. The Chris Alford-trained-and-driven mare came up with the coveted inside barrier in the Bolinda Publishing-sponsored 2575-metre event in which some of the big ...
2 May 2009
Staccato On Song In Semis
... were fourth and fifth placegetters Miss Laura Jane and Wya Mya Macray, while Cobargo Magic goes through as the fastest sixth placegetter. The Chris Alford-trained-and-driven Howards Dilemma scored an upset 2:00.7 win in the other semi. The Pacific Fella mare was the beneficiary of a vintage Alford ...
29 April 2009
11 races at Albion Park this Saturday
... Wales pacers are carded in the 10 horse event. The Victorians are Jorg Is Best (two, Gavin Lang for Jeremy Quinlan) and Ole Master Lombo (nine, Chris Alford for Ahmed Taiba), while the Sydney contestants are Lombo Astreos (one, Blake Fitzpatrick for Paul Fitzpatrick), Master Joy (three, trainer Sue ...
26 April 2009
Broadways Shows Who's Best
... more than just victory riding on the $100,000 Group 1 event. The daughter of Village Jasper pinged straight to the front from barrier four with Chris Alford in the cart and at no stage of the 2575-metre staying test did any of her rivals ever look like they had her measure. After a moderate lead ...
22 April 2009
Best Chance For Big Win
... Club Cup, two weeks after she beat home all bar Captain Joy in the Derby. McLean anticipates Broadways Best, who will again be driven by Chris Alford this weekend, will derive great benefit from that outing. “She came through it really well, she’s definitely gone forward, and should be ...
15 April 2009
South Aussie wins Aussie Derby
... broaden his horizons about eight years ago. For Lang it was just another Group One but he was lucky to secure the drive. Tonkin booked driver Chris Alford to drive Village Of Dreams, and other horses trained by him on the program, but Alford opted to stay at home in Victoria. This paved the way for ...
2 April 2009
Third driver in three starts for star 4yo
... claiming reinsman Giles Inwood. Inwood will become the tenth driver to have handled Amongst Royalty. Seven of them have been successful --- Chris Alford (seven wins), Chris Lewis (six), Gary Hall jun. (two) and Beau Tindale, Aldo Cortopassi, Sam Torre, and Morgan Woodley (one). Torre drove Amongst ...
1 April 2009
Eight Has Enough Ability
Chris Alford hopes that what Our Aythreeeighty lacks in experience he will make up for in ability when he lines up in Saturday night’s Group 1 Australian Pacing Gold 3YO Trotters Final (2100m). The talented gelding will be making just his third appearance when he takes on the likes of Breeders ...
12 March 2009
Sundons' Farewell Gift To Punters
... two wins of the 2008/09 season. Lang Sr will partner Lleyton H (barrier nine), a last start winner of the Geelong Trotters Cup off 30m, while Chris Alford has the drive aboard stable third-stringer Flying Hardwick (five), a winner of two of his past three starts. "It'll be hard for Lleyton H ...
28 February 2009
Justice Raises The Inter Bar
... terrific (tonight). He’s earnt his way up there (the Gold Coast) now.” With Justice retaining his place behind ex-Kiwi Ohoka Utah, Chris Alford was given the job aboard Our Malabar in the Geelong Cup and he looked destined to have another hard-luck tale to tell when he was stuck three ...
14 February 2009
Broadway To Play At ID09
... the daughter of Safely Kept from outstaying her male rivals in a thrilling four-way drive to the line under the urgings of champion reinsman Chris Alford. She looked beaten on the turn when she conceded ground to $3.20 favourite Make Waves, who she had raced outside from the 1600 metres, only to get ...
5 February 2009
Tara The Hope Of The West
... rsquo;s the barrier.” The starting position is the reason Power Of Tara, who will be driven by three-time Hunter Cup-winning reinsman Chris Alford, drifted to $12 after Tuesday’s barrier draw. It’s a mark of Power Of Tara’s standing start ability that despite the horror alley ...
5 February 2009
Derby Proves The Best Option
... we’ve got a live chance of at least running a place or maybe even winning.” Broadways Best, to be driven by two-time Derby winner Chris Alford, will roll from barrier five in the 2575m event at 8.02pm. That’s one starting position inside prohibitive favourite Captain Joy, which ...
22 January 2009
Alford After Change Of Luck
The new year is just a tick over three weeks old, but already it’s been cruel to champion reinsman Chris Alford. The news on Tuesday that boom colt Bonavista Bay had a minor injury and was out of the Alabar Victoria Derby came just days after his other top three-year-old drive, Hurricane Jett ...
9 January 2009
Quartet Carries Douglas To 150
... over his rivals in the race for the Victorian Drivers’ Premiership. Second, almost 100 winners away on 67, is seven-time champion Chris Alford, while Kerryn Manning (59), Greg Sugars (48) and Nathan Jack (45) round out the top five. It is a much more intense battle in the race for the ...
20 December 2008
Sires Another Bay Pay Day
... it’s hard to rule out. Those who took the skinny odds about Bonavista Bay ($1.20) tonight never had a moment’s worry with driver Chris Alford content to sit outside leader Ananz ($3.60). After a 62-second first half of the last mile, it was during a 27.8-second third quarter that ...
13 December 2008
Bay Ensures Another Alford Pay Day
Chris Alford enhanced his amazing record in the MHRC Junction Tabaret Cup when he teamed with Bonavista Bay to score a devastating win in the 2008 edition at Moonee Valley on Saturday night. The champion reinsman notched his fifth win in the three-year-old feature when the Emma Stewart-trained colt ...
20 November 2008
Can Return Fire can return to winners list
... Cranbourne in Victoria tonight (Wednesday). Nathan Jack will drive the smart stallion for Ballarat trainer Ian Frost, but it is expected that Chris Alford will drive the horse in Perth if he gets a start in the 2536m Nugget. Im Full of Fire is nicely drawn at barrier two in a field of seven in ...
29 October 2008
Langs Advancing On Cup Redemption
... when the strands release at 4.55pm. He first tasted success in 1981 with Spring Find and claimed another cup 20 years later with Persistency. Chris Alford is the modern era’s most successful reinsman with four wins, but the man who won most recently aboard Tromos in 2005 isn’t yet ...
29 October 2008
Victoria: Stewards Inquiry - Nathan Murphy
... and adjourned on the day, related to the first race on the program and involved licensed reinsmen Nathan Murphy, driver of Blue Invasion, and Chris Alford, driver of Hiona Mountain. At the inquiry evidence was taken from Mr Murphy, Mr Alford, HRV starter Shane Ticehurst and the security officer on ...
7 October 2008
Tanabi On Target For Wang Cup
... Wilson scored back-to-back wins behind Deux Dark Ones and Stand High in 1984 and 1985 before teaming with 1991 winner Level Advice. Daryl Douglas (Megasam) and Chris Alford (Village Thriller, barrier 10) are the only other Wangaratta Cup-winning drivers with an engagement in this year’s race ...
5 October 2008
Rising Up To The Challenge
... rounding the turn, but The Rising ($3.50 fav) still had a bit to offer in the home straight and he gradually wore down Heza Hard Drive. With Chris Alford in the cart he got home by a head with Bold Raider ($5.30) 10 metres away in third spot. Mary Dillon admitted to some anxious moments early, but ...
11 September 2008
Lang Lands Another Medal
... this year. He finished level with Jodi Quinlan on 22 votes, but claimed third spot on a countback. Next was Kerryn Manning on 21 votes with Chris Alford one vote further back. The Vin Knight Medal was one of two awards Lang won for the night. He was also awarded the Tabcorp Driving Performance of ...
5 September 2008
Douglas Duo Dominate Premierships
... 217 Chris Alford 150 Kerryn Manning 145 Nathan Jack 137 2007/08 Victorian Trainers’ Premiership Glenn Douglas 147 Peter Manning 122 Peter Tonkin 105 Graeme Lang 91 Lance Justice 86 2007/08 Metropolitan Drivers’ Premiership Gavin Lang 52 Daryl Douglas 38 Brian Gath 27 Chris Alford 24 ...
27 August 2008
Douglas Odds Drift
... fixture. All but eight of his 2007/08 winners have come on Victorian tracks and he enjoys a 165-win buffer over second-placed Gavin Lang. Chris Alford, who like Lang is a seven-time winner of the Victorian premiership, sits in third place on 147 with Kerryn Manning (143) and Nathan Jack (136 ...
27 August 2008
Lang Looking For More Milestones
... Pacing Gold 3YO Fillies Final. A hat-trick of Breeders Crown titles at Bendigo on “Super Sunday”, August 17 not only saw Lang join Chris Alford as the equal most successful reinsman in Breeders Crown history with five wins apiece, it took to 10 the number of elite-level races he has won ...
17 August 2008
Lang Lines Up Breeders Crowns
... Geldings Final saw Gavin Lang further etch his name into the annals of Australian harness racing history. The champion Melton reinsman joined Chris Alford as the most successful driver in the 11 years of the Breeders Crown when he teamed with the Susan Hunter-trained Captain Joy to win the $301,000 ...
15 August 2008
Chance For Breeders Crown Value
... s biggest danger at $4.20, while the classy Garnet River is a $6 chance. TAB Sportsbet is also betting on the 2YO Trotters Final, in which Chris Alford-trained blueblood Down Under Muscles is the $2.35 favourite from Magic Interest ($6), Dottie Hinson ($7) and Hanginwiththestars and Happy Maori, who ...
12 August 2008
Bouchea's Barrier Bonus
... the marbles were drawn for the $158,000 Breeders Crown 2YO Trotters Final, which presented a more challenging assignment for the favourite. The Chris Alford-trained Down Under Muscles, the nominal popular elect in the wake of Muscle And Power’s scratching earlier in the day, was assigned gate ...
9 August 2008
Amazing Ananz
... Em ($7) with For Dear Life ($2.60) a further metre back in third spot. It was a typically gritty display from the daughter of Aces N Sevens. Chris Alford, filling in for the suspended Kerryn Manning, attempted to slot into the running line from the start but when he couldn't do that he was planted ...
7 August 2008
Smudge A Clear Breeders Crown Hope
... driver of inaugural Breeders Crown two-year-old colts and geldings winner Flubber at Bendigo in 1998 and while he has handed over the reins to Chris Alford for this year’s series, he would dearly love to be a Breeders Crown-winning trainer. “I’ve won it as a driver, with my only ...
29 July 2008
Breeders Crown Muscles Flexed
Regally-bred young squaregaiter Down Under Muscles has given the best indication yet that he might just be ready to live up to the hype. The Chris Alford-trained-and-driven two-year-old, a half-brother to the great A Touch Of Flair, exerted his class edge over a talented field of rivals in a heat of ...
17 July 2008
Dottie To Endear Herself
... Under Muscles ($5) are the horses to beat on Sunday. Trottn On The Ritz, to be driven by Daryl Douglas will start from barrier six with the Chris Alford-trained-and-driven Down Under Muscles in barrier two. Dottie Hinson is a $14 chance with TAB Sportsbet. “Daryl’s and Chris’s ...
11 July 2008
Caldow Cracks The Ton...Again
... 99 when he punched home 238 winners and earned $1,170,470 in stakes. Caldow joins Daryl Douglas (330), Gavin Lang (165), Kerryn Manning (141), Chris Alford (138), Nathan Jack (120) and Jodi Quinlan (111) and Brian Gath (103) as Victorian drivers to have piloted 100 winners in the 2007/08 racing ...
29 June 2008
Victorians Deny Sires Stakes Locals
... geldings final. But that’s not to suggest the son of River Khan was any less impressive. After starting from the outside barrier, driver Chris Alford snagged the Jayne Davies-trained colt back to last but he was still able to come with a barnstorming run in 57.3-second last half of the last ...
26 June 2008
Q & A with John Anderson
... in the 1980’s with a close friend of mine. We went into partnership and bought a horse called Spring Vance which won 13 races. In fact, Chris Alford’s first win in a race was on our horse back in 1984. Since then he’s driven over 3500 winners, I’ve had a string of horses ...
18 June 2008
Triple Ton For Daryl Douglas
... Panaarm to victory in the fourth event at Cranbourne last Saturday night. The 33-year-old joins Douglas (294), Gavin Lang (145), Manning (131), Chris Alford (122) and Nathan Jack (108) as drivers to have driven 100 Victorian winners this season. They should soon be joined by legendary Bendigo ...
5 June 2008
Muscles Out To Make Own Name
... that A Touch Of Flair recorded his first black-type success. That win came in the Group 1 Victoria Trotters Derby in July 2004. Trainer-driver Chris Alford recognises the comparisons with A Touch Of Flair are inescapable for the son of Muscles Yankee, but said the best way around them was to keep ...
31 May 2008
Roman Rules In Tatlow Stakes
... While he began well from barrier four, he didn’t begin fast enough to head Barzona Highway, who flew out from barrier two. Star reinsman Chris Alford sat outside Barzona Highway in the early stages, but was happy to hand up to Brutus Smith when that Simon Walker-driven colt made a dash around ...
28 May 2008
Garnet River To Miss Tatlow Final
... to push him.” Roman Ruler, the other heat winner, is poised to start favourite in Garnet River’s absence. The Dean Braun-trained, Chris Alford-driven former Kiwi was a strong 2:01.3 winner of his heat to make it two wins from two Australian starts and he has drawn favourably in barrier ...
27 May 2008
Alford Eyeing Initial Group 1 Training Win
Howards Dilemma might not be in the class of Concorde Lombo, but she can secure herself an equally-special place in Chris Alford’s heart with victory in Friday night’s $100,000 Renown Silverware Vicbred Super Series 3YO Fillies Final at Moonee Valley. While Alford remains the only ...
22 May 2008
Star Filly Pleased With Herself
... to start from the back row. Dazed And Confused, who Lang has driven to impressive wins at Shepparton and Geelong, will start from gate 10 with Chris Alford in the cart, while the David Murphy-trained-and-driven Show Me Amber has barrier nine. It is a different story in the Renown Silverware ...
22 May 2008
River Flows To Tatlow Final Berth
... The Christian Cullen colt also travelled on the leader’s back for most of his heat, but instead of waiting for the sprint lane driver Chris Alford hooked him around the leading pair rounding the home turn before powering away for an impressive 2:01.3 victory. Roman Ruler defeated Tormachtuga ...
21 May 2008
Jack Cracks Maiden Ton
... Easter Cup at Launceston and finally the Group 2 Mildura Cup aboard the Crystal Peacock-trained warhorse. Jack's tally has him in fifth spot on the Victorian drivers' premiership. The tearaway leader is Daryl Douglas (263 wins) ahead of Gavin Lang (128), Kerryn Manning (112) and Chris Alford (110 ...
12 May 2008
Lewis tops the 3500 wins mark
... mundane as he seemed destined for a career with horses when he was born on the horse’s birthday of 1st August in 1955. Only Victorians Chris Alford (3510) and Gavin Lang (4084) have driven more winners in this country. Chris’s achievement is all the more remarkable as there are generally ...
7 May 2008
Lewis now on 3499 wins
... 3500 mark after he got the Ian Hedley trained Chester’s Charge across the line at Harvey last night. Only Victorians Gavin Lang and Chris Alford have driven more winners in Australia. Lewis has a full book of ten drives (the 11 th race is restricted to Junior Drivers) at the Fremantle Harness ...
28 April 2008
Alford Accumulating The Milestones
Champion reinsman Chris Alford completed a memorable April at Moonee Valley on Monday when he punched home his 100 th Victorian winner for the 2007/08 season. Alford, who will celebrate his 40 th birthday on May 18, partnered King Of Paradise to a narrow win the Shire Of Melton Pace, which was the ...
19 April 2008
Vista Steals Oaks Limelight
... chance of qualifying for the final looked shot 400m out when she galloped and lost up to 25m. While she quickly got back into stride, driver Chris Alford had trouble obtaining a clear run for a couple of strides straightening for home and it was at that point that Turnbull was hoping his star filly ...
4 April 2008
Douglas Runners Stick Together
... reinsman and the stable’s No 1 driver, at Mildura. That duo will share the drives in the races that the stable has dual runners, with Chris Alford called off the bench to complete the stable’s set of drivers in the Cup, which will be run at 9.30pm. Daryl will drive Sequoiahs Spirit in ...
26 March 2008
Jett's Gold Crown Obstacle
... a penalty for galloping for a few strides shortly after the start in his effortless 16-metre, 2:01.2 mile rate heat win last week. “Chris (Alford, driver) thought he looked at the gate sideways last week and got off balance a bit,” Davies said of Hurricane Jett, whose only other start ...
13 March 2008
Geelong Cup - Saturday Night
... he led throughout at the venue to win a heat of the Inter Dominion over the Cup distance of 2570-metres in a solid 2:00.1 mile rate. Driver Chris Alford is tipping him to repeat the dose, particularly given the absence of recent high profile foes Blacks A Fake and Safari. "You would think he's ...
29 February 2008
Davies Hoping History Repeats
... tomorrow night’s $750,000 Watpac Inter Dominion Pacing Grand Final at Moonee Valley it won’t be the first time a horse driven by Chris Alford, dressed in the distinctive all green colours, carrying number nine has won Australasian harness racing’s premier event. That was exactly ...
29 February 2008
Women Hold The Whip Hand
... greatest female representation. Top Victorian trainer Jayne Davies completes the quartet as the trainer of Penny Veejay, who will be driven by Chris Alford. So far, only Rasmussen, who turns 31 on Monday, has tasted Inter Dominion glory, becoming the first successful woman driver with Blacks A Fake ...
23 February 2008
Big Names Dominate Derby Heats
... Crusaders Castle was able to dictate terms and ran out a soft winner as a $1.40 favourite. After pouncing on the lead from the inside barrier, Chris Alford was able to as he pleased aboard the Jayne Davies-trained colt. He cruised through the first half of the last mile in 63 seconds, then clocked a ...
22 February 2008
McDonough's Time Is Here
... The $3.50 chance will start from inside the back row, behind $1.70 favourite Crusaders Castle. “It’s all going to depend on what Chris Alford elects to do on Crusaders Castle,” McDonough said. “If Chris holds the front then we’ll have a real good chance because we&rsquo ...
13 February 2008
Freeman's Baltic Watpac ID08 Adventure
... final, also at the Valley, on Saturday, March 1. A repeat of his last-start performance, when a 1:57.8 winner under the urgings of star driver Chris Alford at Moonee Valley on Hankook Tyres Hunter Cup Day, would almost be enough to seal a semi-final berth for Baltic Ice. "It was good to have a ...
29 January 2008
Blacks A Fake The Hunter Cup Backmarker
... Greg Harper Mark Reed $17 5 MANWARRA GOFORGOLD Emma Stewart TBA $26 6 SMOOTH CRUSA Lance Justice John Justice $51 7 PENNY VEEJAY Jayne Davies Chris Alford $41 -----Second Row----------------- 8 KARLSRUHE David Aiken David Aiken $51 9 ADVANCE ATTACK Graeme Lang Graeme Lang $61 10 GOOD LOOKIN GIRL ...
25 January 2008
Sequoiahs Still In The Running
... Crusa, who was first emergency for tomorrow night’s big race. Joining Sequoiahs Spirit and Smooth Crusa on the list of feature-race scratchings from tomorrow night’s program is the Chris Alford-trained Conquer All, who is out of the second heat of the Sky Channel Dullard Trotters Cup ...
21 January 2008
Douglas Claims Another Milestone
... rsquo; premiership. He is almost 100 winners clear of Gavin Lang (64), who holds a narrow advantage over Manning (61) in the race for second place. Rounding out the top five is star young driver Nathan Jack (59) and last season’s metropolitan drivers’ premiership winner Chris Alford (57 ...
22 December 2007
Crusader Justifies Big Wraps
... Tanabi Bromac ($4) sat outside the hot pot for most of the race and served it up to him from the 400-metre mark, forcing master reinsman Chris Alford to ask Crusaders Castle for the supreme effort. He turned for home leading by two metres, a margin he maintained until the finish line. Despite the ...
20 December 2007
Tromos Win Would Be Gold
... fifth behind Karlsruhe in the Yarra Glen Cup, he lost all winning hope when he galloped after being checked approaching the home turn. "Chris (Alford, driver) hadn't even gone for him that day and he said he was going quite well when he got flattened," she said. "He was on the back of ...
19 December 2007
Crusaders' Crunch Comes In Classic
... quot;If he goes well on Saturday night we'll give him a week or two off and then get ready for the Derby heats," Davies said. "Chris (Alford, driver) likes him very much. He says he's got the attributes to be a Derby horse; he's got that good high speed and it looks like he can stay a bit ...
14 December 2007
Veejay Team Hoping History Repeats
Jayne Davies and Chris Alford are looking to turn the clock back in tonight's $350,000 Group 1 SEW-Eurodrive Victoria Cup at Moonee Valley. It was 12 years ago that champion reinsman Alford teamed with superstar pacer Golden Reign to carry the famous all green silks to victory in what remains his ...
13 December 2007
Better Than The Norm?
... wins and a second placing from four starts, is $4.60 in TAB Sportsbet’s market, while Tatlow Stakes runner-up Sledging is at $4.80. The Chris Alford-trained Ohoka Georgia, who has filled a place in 11 of his 13 starts, and Craig Turnbull’s promising Shoot The Dice are both at $10 in the ...
12 December 2007
Cup Trumpets Tromos's Return
... at Warragul, which was a mixed trial, and he trialled all right the other day at Cranbourne. He never got clear until late in the straight and Chris (Alford, driver) said he went to the line well. “He does go well fresh, but he’s not wound up 100 percent that’s for sure.” But ...
4 December 2007
All Set For Thrilling Grand Prix
... Second Row ---------------------------------------------- 8 MENTAL POWER Kerryn Manning Daryl Crone $101 9 NO EARLY SPARK Neil McCallum Peter Hornsby $17 10 RIVER RED Peter Hornsby Peter Hornsby (EMERG) 11 FLYING HARDWICK Chris Alford Chris Lang $11 12 RIGHT INTEREST Chris Lang (ODM) $51
15 November 2007
Zonda's Cup Quest
Chris Alford is confident classy six-year-old Zonda can return to winning form in Sunday's $8000 St Arnaud Sporting Club St Arnaud Pacing Cup (2570m) at Charlton. The master reinsman admitted to being slightly concerned with Zonda's last-start fourth placing in the Maryborough Cup, which followed ...
11 November 2007
Sundons Is The Real Deal
... sequence to four in the $20,000 event. Not even losing a shoe prevented the five-year-old from saluting in the 2100m race for mares, gun driver Chris Alford overcoming an inside back row draw to steer the $3.50 favourite to victory over Graeme Lang-trained stablemates Innocent Eyes ($6) and Deanna ...
9 November 2007
Pennies Come For Veejay
... his liking for short races, so given the barrier draw (gate two), I think he’ll be right in the mix,” said Lang, who replaces Chris Alford as Penny Veejay’s driver. The backing for Penny Veejay has seen the two at the top of market both drift slightly. Polemarker By My Side is now ...
28 October 2007
Bee Claims Classic Kilmore Cup
... front despite doing much of the work into the strong breeze that was prevalent on the day. Not much changed until the 500m mark, which was when Chris Alford unleashed a whirlwind sprint on Penny Veejay and 300m from home it was evident that pair was going to fight out the finish. Rounding the home ...
28 October 2007
Gaz Upstages Big Guns In Sprint
Courtygaz provided trainer-driver Chris Alford with the best indication yet that he is ready to make the step up to Group 1 level with a barnstorming win in the $20,000 Mallia Builders Popular Alm Sprint at Kilmore. In a field containing the likes of star five-year-olds Smoken Up and Larado and ...
14 October 2007
Penny Picks Up The Gammalite
... seven-and-a-half metres back in third spot. With many of the horses he beat last night also on the Kilmore Cup trail, winning driver Chris Alford said the gelding had to be considered a chance in the Group 2 event on Sunday, October 28. “He’s had four runs back from a spell now and ...
19 September 2007
Courtygaz Thrown In The Deep End
Chris Alford will get an early indication of how injury-plagued pacer Courtygaz has come rebounded from his latest setback. The one-time talented youngster will have his first run for more than nine months when he takes on in-form speedsters Larado and Ndizani in the Shire Of Melton Pace (1609m) at ...
6 September 2007
Knight Medal Justice For Lance
... to score a two-vote win over Douglas. Third was 2005 Vin Knight medallist and this year’s metropolitan drivers’ premiership winner Chris Alford on 24 votes. Ironically, it is the Equine Influenza (EI) virus that has thrown Australian racing into chaos that Justice has to thank for his ...
4 September 2007
Victorian Premierships Finalised
... on Saturday night and again at Bendigo on Sunday took Douglas's Victorian tally to 305 for the season. That was 109 winners more than runner-up Chris Alford. Alford didn't emerge empty-handed from the 2006/07 season, however, with the Bolinda reinsman taking out the metropolitan drivers' premiership ...
1 September 2007
Alford Goes Back-To-Back
Chris Alford didn’t have his best night at office at Moonee Valley last night, but the champion reinsman still emerged from it with yet another Victorian metropolitan driver’s premiership. The Bolinda-based driver might not have added to his season tally of 33 winners at Moonee Valley ...
30 August 2007
Alford And Douglas On A Winner
... climax at tonight’s final metropolitan meeting of the season, but it is a different story in the driver’s title. Champion reinsman Chris Alford already has the metropolitan driver’s title all but wrapped up. His 33 winners for the season have him eight wins clear Kerryn Manning ...
15 August 2007
Lombo In A Pocket
... said. “He had the wood on us in Auckland, so we’ll be looking to turn the tables.” Fitzpatrick will be following the Chris Alford-driven The Gunstar, the third placegetter in Lombo Pocket Watch’s semi-final, out from the mobile barrier. Semi-final second placegetters Boris ...
3 August 2007
Gun's Chance To Star
... four starts to announce himself a bona fide Breeders Crown contender. The gelding will start from barrier five on Monday and will be piloted by Chris Alford in the race to be run at 3.40pm. His toughest competition should come from the horses drawn in barriers one and two. The Peter Manning-trained ...
11 May 2007
Douglas Drives 200th Winner
... Queensland's Grant Dixon in the race to secure his second consecutive Australian drivers' premiership. Victoria's six-time Australian champion Chris Alford sits third on 142 wins, with Western Australian young gun Gary Hall Jnr (120) and New South Wales ace Greg Bennett (118) rounding out the top ...
24 April 2007
Victorian Race Record Equalled
... Saturday night and I wish to thank Rob Merola and SEW-Eurodrive for their sponsorship of the Geelong Rocket." The Jayne Davies-trained and Chris Alford-driven Penny Veejay picked up a $2000 bonus for lowering the Geelong track record, but unfortunately for connections a further bonus for ...
12 April 2007
Mildura Cup - Saturday Night
... won by Scott Patrick, but galloped and lost close to 50-metres when challenging that pacer for the early lead. Thanks to a smart drive from Chris Alford he recovered to finish fifth and scrape into the final, where he still looms as a serious threat on his best behaviour. It shapes as big night for ...
16 March 2007
Industry Supports Leukaemia Fundraiser
... their hand up in the name of charity, but they need a helping hand from you before their prized locks will fall foul of a shaver. Gavin Lang, Chris Alford, Gavin Fitzpatrick, Steve Turnbull, Luke McCarthy and Sky Channel big guns Sam Nati and Mick Radley are amongst those who have volunteered to ...
14 February 2007
Manning First Female Contender
... meeting, having piloted six winners on three separate occasions. She will join Geoff Webster, Grant Dixon, Brian Hancock, Lance Justice and Chris Alford as those to have represented Australia in the past decade and will be hoping to become the nation’s first World Champion since Ted Demmler ...
11 February 2007
Moonee Valley Support Program
BRILLIANT Victorian reinsman Chris Alford registered a unique double when he won both feature three-year-old races on Hankook Tyres Hunter Cup Day at Moonee Valley today. Alford captured the $25,000 Caduceus Club Cup with Cosmic Under Fire after earlier landing the prize in the $25,000 VSB&SA ...
11 February 2007
Sting Lika Bee Wins Hunter Cup
... biggest win, and biggest thrill, in the sport. While it was an emotional Tuddenham at the presentation, it was also a shocked, but delighted Chris Alford who steered Sting Lika Bee to victory at odds of $9.30. It was only five days earlier that Alford attended a Kilmore harness meeting without a ...
8 February 2007
Moonee Valley - Sunday Afternoon
... up since finishing ninth in last month's Inter Dominion Grand Final in Adelaide. The big winner in the move is dual Hunter Cup winning reinsman Chris Alford who last night got the call up to pilot Sting Lika Bee for trainer Brian Tuddenham. "I was a bit surprised to get the call because I've ...
4 February 2007
One Over Kenny Sizzles
... upstaging the luckless odds-on favourite A Touch Of Flair. A smart beginning from his 10-metre handicap had the Kevin Fairbairn-trained and Chris Alford-driven Glenbogle in a handy midfield position, whilst A Touch Of Flair was rearward from his 20-metre backmark. With A Touch Of Flair desperately ...
13 January 2007
SA Inter Dominion Review
... from pole horse Motu Miss Anna with 2200-metres to run. Justice then drove a sensational race when leading and rating his horse to perfection. Chris Alford bought Glenbogle three-wide around the field just short of the final lap, while the other two favourites, A Touch Of Flair and Whatsundermykilt ...
11 January 2007
SA Inter Dominion Final Night
... a last minute call-up by Lara trainer Dean Braun to partner Motu Miss Anna from barrier one in the Inter Dominion Grand Final as regular pilot Chris Alford was obligated to drive third-favourite Glenbogle. Hryhorec has already driven the talented mare to a second-placing at Globe Derby in October ...
9 January 2007
SA Inter Dominion
... draw is: 1 - Robin Hood (Gavin Lang) 2 - Winforu NZ (David Butcher) 3 - Smooth Crusa NZ (Gavin Fitzpatrick) 4 - Foreal NZ (TBC) 5 - Reba Rajah (Chris Alford) 6 - Toe Taper (Daryl Douglas) ----------------------------------- 7 - Karloo Mick (Barry Lew) 1st Emerg. 8 - Blacks A Fake (Natalie Rasmussen ...
7 January 2007
SA Inter Dominion
... A Touch Of Flair made short work of his heat against main rival Glenbogle. Daryl Douglas drove a patient race aboard A Touch Of Flair, allowing Chris Alford to work forward on Glenbogle in the middle stages of the event before letting his charge work three-wide over the final circuit. A Touch Of ...
30 December 2006
Inter Dominion - Heats
... to sit lead the running line, but like a few of the fancied pacers, was found wanting over the concluding stages. Glenbogle and local reinsman Chris Alford were right there ready to pounce and stretched out for a comfortable 1.5-metre win, Viva La Fever broke in the shadows of the post but held into ...
10 December 2006
Glenbogle Claims First Group 1
... There was more speed at the start if Chris (Alford) wanted to use it, but he didn’t have to. “And the run will do him the world of good with the Australian Grand Prix here (Moonee Valley) next Saturday night.” Winning driver Chris Alford was impressed with Glenbogle’s victory ...
8 December 2006
Moonee Valley - Saturday Night
... is a commanding $2.10 favourite with TAB Sportsbet despite facing the extreme front line draw of barrier seven. Glenbogle, who'll be driven by Chris Alford, is a $4.40 chance, with Whatsundermykilt at $6.50 and defending champion Clares Brother (barrier three) at $8 for the Group 1 sprint which is ...
24 November 2006
Moonee Valley - Saturday Night
... and $4.50 second elect B H Cullen in gate 10. Former Breeders Crown runner-up Courtygaz, a last start Kilmore winner at his second run for the Chris Alford stable, makes his Moonee Valley return after overcoming a bout of the often deadly disease Colitis-X earlier this year. B H Cullen is first-up ...
7 September 2006
Quinlan Wins Vin Knight Medal
... When voting went in-camera at the end of May Quinlan enjoyed an 18 vote buffer over 2003 & 2004 winner Gavin Lang with 2005 medallist Chris Alford sitting third. When the votes for the final three months were counted last night, the 31-year-old from Parwan had extended her winning margin to 22 ...
6 September 2006
HRW Vin Knight Medal Tonight
... voting went in camera at the end of May pocket dynamo Jodi Quinlan (pictured) enjoyed a healthy lead, but past winners Gavin Lang (2003-04) and Chris Alford (2005) were looming ominously. As well as the prestige of capturing the award, the winner will take home a $5000 solid gold medal together with ...
1 September 2006
Vic Premiership Winners
... Drivers - Daryl Douglas (263) State Concession Drivers - Greg Sugars (89) State Female Drivers - Kerryn Manning (206) Metropolitan Drivers - Chris Alford (32) Metropolitan Trainers - Lance Justice (18) Douglas, Sugars and Justice have all claimed their respective titles for the first time, whilst ...
31 August 2006
Vic Premierships Locked In
... past five seasons. The Bendigo-based reinsman heads into today's meetings on 261 Victorian wins, 59 clear of Manning, with seven-time winner Chris Alford in third on 193. With a further five interstate wins on his tally, Douglas will also claim his first Australian drivers premiership with a 36 win ...
25 August 2006
Warragul Award Winners
Champion reinsman Chris Alford has won his eighth Warragul drivers' premiership - however the gap between first and second was only a narrow one. In fact, the premiership came down to the final race of the season at the club's race meeting on Wednesday, August 16. Alford finished second, while ...
24 August 2006
Moonee Valley - Friday Night
... late 2000, Justice was the premier trainer and driver in South Australia for the best part of a decade. On the driving front, six-time winner Chris Alford is tomorrow night set to wrap up his first metropolitan premiership since 1999. Five metropolitan penalty winners in the past month has seen ...
18 August 2006
V75 Breeders Crown: Sunday
... comes via two-year-old trotters' favourite Donttellmehetrots. Sundon's quartet will all line-up in the three-year-old trotters final, with the Chris Alford trained and driven speedster Conquer All the most highly fancied. Albert Albert, Presidential Ball (Alabar, NZ), Troublemaker (Karamea Farms ...
9 August 2006
Victorian Ace Hits 250
... piloting an early double at Horsham today. Third-placed Manning is 15 wins in arrears of the New South Welshman on 195, with fellow Victorian Chris Alford fourth on 175 and Queensland pair Grant Dixon and Lola Weidemann tied for fifth place on 168. In a season which has seen him drive in over 1600 ...
1 August 2006
V75 Breeders Crown Qualifying
... Vicbred Super Series final, was also victorious in his heat yesterday. Others winners bound for the semis after yesterday's heats are the Chris Alford-trained Bad Leroy and the highly promising Shepparton pacer True Verdict. The beaten brigade will get their final chance to secure a Breeders Crown ...
27 July 2006
Moonee Valley - Friday Night
... today. "I expect him to go really good tomorrow night." Mont Denver Gold is rated a $9 chance from barrier seven for in-form trainer-driver Chris Alford, whilst Scruffy Murphy (eight, $4.20) is expected to figure prominently too. Hoping to the spoil their party is arguably the most underrated ...
21 July 2006
Redwood Day - Sunday
Between them Kerryn Manning and Chris Alford have won the past 10 Australian drivers' premierships, but it's not their prowess in the sulky that has them in the spotlight. The champion freelance drivers have also turned their hand to training in recent years and both are poised to enjoy their ...
19 July 2006
Redwood Day - Sunday
... scene by storm since crossing the Tasman, winning all three appearances, including the Group 3 The Holmfield, for caretaker trainer-driver Chris Alford. Alford will be hoping the dynamic sit-sprinter can help him emulate the feats of his late father Barry who trained and drive cult hero Noopy Kiosk ...
9 July 2006
Moonee Valley Review
... pounce. Unfortunately the Sundon-Springfield Lauren gelding had other ideas storming home late to claim a stunning win with caretaker trainer Chris Alford in the gig. The $13 chance covered the flying mile in 2:00.9, breaking 59 seconds for his last 800-metres, to defeat hot favourite Enjoy A ...
15 June 2006
Warragul - Friday Afternoon
... way traffic with several talented fillies amongst their small band of rivals. Fususi will start from the extreme front line draw of seven with Chris Alford in the sulky, whilst Cullens Ace will be partnered for the first time by former SA ace Geoff Webster when she lines up in gate five. Locally ...
1 June 2006
Moonee Valley - Friday Night
... just one defeat in five starts and that was a luckless second to Amongst Royalty in the Group 1 Bathurst Gold Tiara. With regular pilot Chris Alford suspended, Sydney's premier reinsman Greg Bennett will hit town to steer the $2.50 pre-post favourite from barrier five. Western Australian visitor ...
29 May 2006
Moonee Valley Review
... 1:56.9 mile. Trained by colourful horseman John “Bulldog” Nicholson, the mare was piloted by six-time Australian premiership winner Chris Alford for Nicholson, who is currently serving a driving suspension. Ironically, Alford copped a three week suspension and $1000 fine for causing ...
28 April 2006
Star Filly Claims APG Final
... 8217;s shining light, became yet another Australian Pacing Gold winner for her other connections – trainer Jayne Davies and reinsman Chris Alford. Davies and Alford have won two other APG fillies finals together with Espeshlimade Lombo and Lombo La Fe Fe, while also winning a colts & ...
27 April 2006
Moonee Valley - Friday Night
... Last week I didn't have much luck at all so I would best forget the run," Caldow explained today. "When I came up three wide I thought Chris (Alford, driving Sammy Do Good) would roll to the lead, but he couldn't and I got stuck three wide. "The run actually did him more good than harm for this week ...
29 March 2006
Gold Crown Wrap Up
... minute by leading state trainer Paul Fitzpatrick. Congratulations to Ross Torre and his family who were elated with the win of Amongst Royalty (Chris Alford) in the $100,000 Group One Bathurst RSL Club Bathurst Gold Tiara for the fillies. It was a Jayne Davies quinella with Fususi, driven by Greg ...
14 March 2006
Shepparton - Saturday Night
... Quinlan 2. Secret Life (VIC) Peter Manning Kerryn Manning 3. Lady Waratah (NSW) Bernie Kelly Bruce Harpley 4. Dilinger Girl (VIC) Larry Eastman Chris Alford 5. Yokas (NSW) John Tapp Gavin Lang 6. Protikori (NSW) Paul Fitzpatrick Blake Fitzpatrick 7. Jadah Rose (VIC) Mark Thompson John F Ryan ...
12 February 2006
About To Rock Wins Hunter Cup
... To Rock who used the sprint lane to surge clear of the pack in the final 50m. The Jayne Davies-trained Tromos made it a Victorian quinella as Chris Alford weaved a path through the sprint lane behind the winner after being buried three-back the pegs in running. No Blue Manna, who finished fast in ...
29 January 2006
Stewards News From Ballarat
... it’s likely the pair will do so with so much at stake over coming weeks. Earlier in the night, six-time Australian driving champion Chris Alford was suspended for two weeks for causing interference on Jaccka Haughty in race two. Alford commenced his suspension at midnight last night and will ...
29 January 2006
I Am Sam Claims Derby Heat
... 000 qualifier. Thoughts of an all-the-way victory disappeared out the window mid-race though when the Perfect Art rig was caught napping by the Chris Alford-driven Simon B Anvil. Thankfully for connections a gap opened up late and I Am Sam ($3.80) was able to spear through to defeat Sydneysider ...
14 January 2006
MV Quaddie Jackpot Tonight!!!
... an odds-on elect in the third and looks the logical option for those looking for an anchor. But it won’t be all a one-way street for the Chris Alford-trained and driven speedster with last start Shepparton Cup runner-up Poppys Boy (8), George Johnson winner Billabong Girl (7), Kiwi import ...
5 January 2006
Shepparton Cup: Saturday Night
... 8220;It’s getting close to the time he needs to stand up and be counted, but I’m sure he’ll do the job,” driver Chris Alford said. “You’ve got to remember he was only third up from a spell in that consolation so it was a pretty good run under the circumstances ...
5 January 2006
Horsham Cup: Sunday Twilight
... a trial, he’s got a fair bit of work under him and I’m expecting him to run a good race,” Eastman said. “I’ve got Chris Alford in the sulky so he’ll be able to give us a good assessment of the horse after the race. It’s going to be very interesting.” ...
22 December 2005
Wrest Point Championship
... Tara NZ FT Chris Alford Juanita McKenzie Robric Jonboy FT Max Wishart Rick Hasty Roslyn Albert FT Anthony Waddington John Timbs Sparking Glow FT Paul Hill Geoffrey Smith Vento Rapido NZ FT Tony Pullicino Tony Pullicino Tough Rock FT Shelley Barnes Geoffrey Smith Tromos FT Chris Alford Jayne Davies ...
21 December 2005
Wrest Point Championship
... Prince Of Tara NZ Chris Alford Juanita McKenzie Robric Jonboy Max Wishart Rick Hasty Roslyn Albert Anthony Waddington John Timbs Sparking Glow Paul Hill Geoffrey Smith The Warp Drive Jodi Quinlan Phillip Chircop Tough Rock Shelley Barnes Geoffrey Smith Tromos Chris Alford Jayne Davies Vento Rapido ...
10 December 2005
Big Future Predicted
Champion reinsman Chris Alford has predicted a Grand Circuit future for impressive winner Penny Veejay at Moonee Valley tonight. The five-year-old proved too classy in disposing of a quality field in the SEW-Eurodrive Carnival Pace Final leading to Alford declaring the gelding will be a future Grand ...
30 November 2005
HRV Inquiry - Craig Demmler
... was following, to be severely checked and driver Ted Demmler to be unseated. After considering evidence from Craig Demmler (Hearts Beat True), Chris Alford (Summer Reign) and viewing video footage of the incident Craig Demmler was charged under Rule 163(1)(a) with causing interference. Stewards ...
29 October 2005
Champ Goes Back To Back
... families who race the exciting young under the banner of Ladyship Lodge. Trained by Ross Payne and driven by the ex-Kiwi in conjunction with Chris Alford, Hei Shangri La raced 14 times in his freshman year for eight wins, three placings and $136,000 in stakes. Innocent Eyes may have started off the ...
11 October 2005
Tasmanian award winners
... Belmont Final and the $6,000 Devonport Belmont Final. Deanna Troy is owned by Stephen Heatcote and was trained and driven by Ross Freeman and Chris Alford. Final points were Deanna Troy 56, Idengood Time 26, Chrissy Grant 20 and El Jays Belle 3. TOTE TASMANIA 2YO COLT OR GELDING OF THE YEAR – ...
8 September 2005
HRV Appeals - Douglas & Alford
Glenn Douglas and Chris Alford yesterday had their objections against recent suspensions heard by the HRV Appeals Panel. Douglas’s appeal against a six week suspension for driving Aragorn in an unacceptable manner at Bendigo on August 13 was dismissed, but two weeks of the sentence were ...
8 September 2005
Alford Wins His First Medal
Chris Alford last night capped a memorable fortnight by claiming his first Harness Racing Weekly Vin Knight Medal. The win comes just nine days after the 37-year-old star became the youngest person in Australasia to drive 3000 career winners. In front of a bumper crowd at Melbourne’s Crown ...
7 September 2005
HRW Vin Knight Medal Tonight
... racing meetings and is open to both trainers and drivers. When voting went in-camera at the end of May, six-time Australian driving champion Chris Alford led the race to claim his first Medal. The Bolinda horseman, who became the youngest person to pilot 3000 career winners on August 29, topped the ...
29 August 2005
Alford Drives 3000th Winner
Champion harness racing driver Chris Alford today became the youngest Australasian to pilot 3000 career winners. The six time national champion brought up the historic milestone with his victory on Broadway Dream in the final event at Moonee Valley. At the age of 37 years and four months, Alford is ...
26 August 2005
Kerryn Eyes 300
... in Australasia, male or female, to drive 2000 winners. At 28 years and 10 months of age, she shaved three years off the previous mark held by Chris Alford when she saluted on Village Thriller at Kilmore on May 17. Set to claim her fifth consecutive Australian Drivers Premiership next week, the ...
5 August 2005
Kiwis Eye Crown Riches
... next Thursday night at Ballarat. He follows hot on the heels of the former Geoff Small-trained pacer Dreamers Blue Jean who will debut for the Chris Alford stable in Monday’s three-year-old fillies repechages after she jetted in from Auckland on Tuesday. Spearheading the Kiwi assault are ...
13 July 2005
Moonee Valley - Friday Night
... more favourably of the duo in gate three, whilst Mcraes Mate must overcome a second line draw (gate nine) to claim the 2090-metre feature. Chris Alford retains the drive on Hei Shangri La with trainer Ross Payne electing to watch from the grandstand, despite the fact his driving suspension finished ...
12 July 2005
Moonee Valley - Friday Night
... is; 1. Ladyluck [Emerg] Ruth Shinn Noel Shinn N/A 2. Innocent Eyes (WA) Graeme Lang Gavin Lang $3.20 3. Starry Rainbow (VIC) Jayne Davies Chris Alford $41 4. Barogue Pearl (VIC) Keith Cotchin Brian Gath $21 5. Molly Darling (NZ) Brent Mangos Brent Mangos $3.00 6. White Thunder (NSW) Chris Robinson ...
29 June 2005
Moonee Valley - Friday Night
... filly Deanna Troy will be out to extend her unbeaten streak to six. A runaway winner at her mainland debut for caretaker trainer-driver Chris Alford, the daughter of Troublemaker has been rated by some as “the best filly to leave the Apple Isle in the past 20 years”. Drawn gate two, she ...
28 June 2005
Moonee Valley - Friday Night
... 8. Barogue Pearl (VIC) Keith Cotchin Brian Gath 9. Lombo Portrait (VIC) Jayne Davies Chris Alford 10. Arivee (VIC) Glenn Taylor Ian McMahon 11. Innocent Eyes (WA) Graeme Lang Gavin Lang 12. Matai B B C (NZ) Peter Peacock Tony Peacock
18 May 2005
Gath Drives 2000th Winner
... to drive 2000 winners. At 28 years and 10 months of age, the four-time Australian champion shaved three years off the previous mark held by Chris Alford. After starting yesterday on 1997 winners, Gath piloted a winner at Maryborough in the afternoon before grabbing a double last night at Kilmore ...
4 May 2005
Gath & Alford Eye Milestones
Kerryn Gath and Chris Alford are no strangers to the history books and the duo are set to continue their record-breaking feats in the coming months. The stars of the sulky, who have collectively won the past nine Australian Drivers Premierships, will soon post major milestones barring any unforseen ...
13 April 2005
Horsham Noms Extended
... Drivers Championship which are run for stakemoney of $6,000 each. Horses are randomly allocated a driver from the following list of drivers:- Chris Alford, John Caldow, Daryl Douglas, Brian Gath, Kerryn Gath, Lance Justice, Gavin Lang, David Murphy, Jodi Quinlan, Amy Tubbs and Geoff Webster ...
7 April 2005
Horsham Drivers Championship
... He’ll be joined in battle by South Australian visitor Geoff Webster and leading Victorian drivers Kerryn Gath, Gavin Lang, John Caldow, Chris Alford, Brian Gath, Amy Tubbs, Lance Justice, David Murphy and Jodi Quinlan. Nominations for Horsham’s April 18 program close with Harness Racing ...
9 March 2005
Bathurst Update
... will be no exception. ' Among the advised drivers due to make the trip to Bathurst from interstate this year are John Caldow, Kerryn Gath and Chris Alford from Victoria, Geoff Webster from South Australia and Luke McCarthy from Queensland. ' Likely visitors to Bathurst also include Miracle Mile ...
4 March 2005
Industry Unites Behind V3
... the decision to merge Ararat and Stawell is a good thing. It will create one super club with better facilities which has to be a positive." ' Chris Alford (six time Victorian and Australian driving champion) said, "Anything to get the prizemoney up and deliver better tracks is great and that's why ...
30 January 2005
Kiwi Glory In Derby Heats
... who charged out to lead before taking a trail behind Flyingrama, who subsequently lost the pacesetter s role after a lightning mid-race by Chris Alford on Armbro Excel. Place Of Glory s victory gave the highly-rated stallion Badlands Hanover his second Derby success of the night after Jaccka Sachem ...
27 January 2005
Davies Hoping for Start
... to go all out with Penny Veejay in the last race of the night to gain selection, Davies admitted. Bolting out hard to lead from barrier seven, Chris Alford wound Penny Veejay up from the word go, breaking 30 seconds for the first three sectionals in 29.8, 29.2 and 29.4. Finishing in 30.5, Penny ...
18 January 2005
First 2 into Chariots of Fire
... CANVAS ( Em 2) Glenn McElhinney Glenn McElhinney C4 M0 3 11111 PETOUSA Brian Hancock Blake Fitzpatrick(C) C7 M1 4 1s311 MANROCK Jayne Davies Chris Alford C6 M0 5 6s414 ROMEOS LEGEND Robert Morley Greg Bennett C8 M0 6 s1175 THE SENTRY Grant Crane Gavin Lang C11 M2 7 24554 FAKE DENARIO NZ Steven Reid ...
12 January 2005
Moonee Valley - Saturday Night
... the $13,000 Cadbury Cherry Ripe M2-M4 Pace. "We plan on racing him every week between now and the Hunter Cup," co-trainer and driver Chris Alford said. "Everything we've been doing and will do over the next month is aimed at the Hunter Cup. "I haven't got a set plan, we'll just ...
11 January 2005
Hondo Grattan Sprint Field
... row. Over 1760 metres Form Horse Trainer Driver Class 1 26s41 ROMEOS LEGEND Robert Morley Robert Morley C8 M0 2 25s11 PENNY VEEJAY Jayne Davies Chris Alford C5 M0 3 13642 ALL HOTTED UP Sonia Mahar Michael Doltoff C5 M0 4 11111 ZANEDEN Glenn Taylor Gavin Lang C7 M1 5 s3111 IMPERIAL STRIDE ( Em 2 ...
20 December 2004
Final Rankings
... Front Neville Webberley Neville Webberley 8 JOESASHYGUY Front Marc Butler 9 COBARGO WIND Front John Ryan Shane Kittel 10 LADY LISA Front Chris Alford Paul Gadsden 11 DAMAN Front Neville Webberley Henry Pullen 12 DAROOBALGIE Front Bruce Wood Bruce Wood 13 FLEET EXPRESS Front Eric Jacobson 14 GOTCHA ...
18 December 2004
Zabrinski 2 from 4 in OZ
... at Moonee Valley on Saturday night. Zabrinski was handed the run of the race from gate 2 when Canchaguess galloped away from the pole. Driver Chris Alford then positioned Zabrinski behind the leader Perfect Gold Lombo and awaited the sprint lane. When it arrived he finished too strongly for Perfect ...
14 December 2004
Amendment Nominations
... MATE Mark Stanley Mark Stanley HEXUS N Giles Danny Gallagher JAILBIRD Neville Webberley Neville Webberley JOESASHYGUY Marc Butler LADY LISA Chris Alford Paul Gadsden LOCHLEE BOBBYSOCKS Dean Braun OUTA POWER Dean Braun PARK GENERAL James Austin Mark Lomasney PINERIDGE STAR Eric Jacobson SIR ROMULUS ...
8 December 2004
Filly Going For Gold!!!
... to the horses which competed in the Preview are the Jayne Davies-trained Victorian pair of Starry Rainbow and Lombo Portrait. Stable driver Chris Alford, who has an imposing Australian Pacing Gold record, has his choice of the drives. Starry Rainbow, a Yarra Glen winner two starts ago, finished ...
30 November 2004
Profile: Kerryn Manning
... seven. She has also won multiple Victorian State and Metropolitan titles, and was the first female, and second reinsperson in history (after Chris Alford) to drive more than 200 winners in a season on consecutive occasions. Kerryn has achieved this feat for the past six seasons, which included ...
26 August 2004
HRV Headlines - 26 August
... into today's meetings Gath and Douglas are two of seven Victorian drivers ranked in the nation's top 15. The others are Gavin Lang (5th - 169), Chris Alford (7th - 162), Brian Gath (10th - 144), John Caldow (13th - 128) and Jodi Quinlan (15th - 119). Gath Sizes Up 4th Title (Part 2) Andy Gath is ...
23 August 2004
2004 Breeders Crown Review
... metres to travel, and Strauss who sat parked throughout in a stirring finish. Nemeeshar was dynamic and thoroughly deserved her win, but while Chris Alford was up on the pace dictating proceedings with the Jayne Davies-trained filly, glamour Kiwi Copper Beach was stuck behind a wall of traffic and ...
20 August 2004
Breeders Crown Finals - Sunday
... 20T02:51:00Z 2004-08-20T02:51:00Z 1 182 1042 Harness Racing Victoria 8 2 1279 9.3821 0 0 20 August, 2004 Six-time Australian driving champion Chris Alford is poised to become the most successful reinsman in Australasian Breeders Crown history. Alford, who shares the driving honours with Brian Gath ...
20 August 2004
Breeders Crown Finals - Sunday
... to win his Breeders Crown semi-final, following up a solid repechage performance when he took advantage of the sprint lane in the home straight to bring up his second career victory. He has drawn barrier four in Sunday's $190,000 final and will be partnered by regular reinsman Chris Alford ...
20 August 2004
Breeders Crown Finals - Sunday
... final, he really is super," Anderson added. "Since he last raced he's trialled well at Bendigo last week when he led throughout and Chris (Alford, driver) said he felt very strong on the line." Filling the placings behind the Great Northern Derby winner in that star-studded trial were ...
23 July 2004
Redwood Day - Sunday
... s Harness Racing International Victoria Trotters' Derby at Maryborough, it will be a triumph for courage according to caretaker trainer Chris Alford. Alford said the fact that the gelding qualified for the Group 1 Final was remarkable, considering the obstacles he overcame in the week leading up to ...
6 July 2004
Friday Night @ Moonee Valley
... gate two) and New Zealand Derby winner Zuri (gate six). The Dave Anderson-trained Hurricane Flyer makes his Australian debut with local hero Chris Alford in the sulky. Reigning World Champion reinsman and regular pilot, 25-year-old Kiwi ace Mark Jones, has been summoned to take over the reins on ...
6 July 2004
Friday Night @ Moonee Valley
... Sonia Mahar ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' Michael Doltoff 5. Starry Rainbow (VIC) '''''''''' Jayne Davies ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' Chris Alford 6. Safe Response (NSW) ''''''' Ray Walker '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' Ray Walker 7. Naturally Good [Emerg] '''''' Andrew Prothero ...
6 July 2004
Friday Night @ Moonee Valley
... Andy Gath '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' Kerryn Gath 5. Nemeeshar (VIC) '''''''''''''''' Jayne Davies ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' Chris Alford 6. Machinegun Molly (NSW) ''' Sonia Mahar ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' Driver TBA 7. Village Swinger (NSW) ''''''' Paul Fitzpatrick ...
28 May 2004
Vicbred 3YO Final - Thursday
... Grant Crane ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' Gavin Lang 9. ''''''' Penny Veejay (VIC) ''''''''''''' Jayne Davies ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' Chris Alford 10. ''' The Grouse [Emerg] ''''''''''' Andy Gath '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' Gareth Rattray 11. ''' Adams Mate (VIC) ''''''''''''''' Chris ...
19 May 2004
Horsham Drivers Series: Monday
... Championship Past Winners:- ' 1990, Gaita Pullicino ' 1991, Gavin Lang and Jim O'Sullivan ' 1992, Gavin Lang ' 1993, Graeme Lang ' 1994, Chris Alford ' 1995, Brian Gath ' 1996, Gavin Lang ' 1997, Brian Gath ' 1998, Daryl Douglas ' 1999, Gaita Pullicino ' 2000, John Caldow ' 2001, Daryl Douglas ...
14 May 2004
Vicbred Final @ Moonee Valley
... Sonia Mahar ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' Gavin Lang 2. Nemeeshar (VIC) '''''''''''''''' Jayne Davies ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' Chris Alford 3. Torridon (VIC) ''''''''''''''''''''' Lee Evison ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' Craig Demmler 4. Dalmont Jo (VIC) '''''''''''''''' Greg Leight ...
22 April 2004
Vicbred Breeders Bonus Awaits
... Along, was bought back at the sales by breeder John Markham. He now leases the Jayne Davies-trained pacer to a group of Muswellbrook owners. Chris Alford will take the reins on the leading contender from gate two. ' Vaucluse Hanover is raced by her breeders Charlie Furina, Beau Watson and Murray ...
20 April 2004
APG 2YO Final - Saturday Night
... Rainbow (barrier two) is a Victorian, White Thunder (three) is prepared in New South Wales, while Chance Your Walk (11) is a Queenslander. Chris Alford will handle Starry Rainbow for trainer Jayne Davies; brothers Chris (trainer) and Terry (driver Robinson) combine with White Thunder and Garry Lefoe ...
13 April 2004
Bomber Builds Charity Pool
... I was surprised he didn't lead initially, but once he got the front I thought he'd be hard to catch. 'In the end he won very comfortably as Chris (Alford, driver) was easing him down on the line.' 'I think he just enjoyed racing up on the speed, so we might have to look to do that where possible ...
2 April 2004
Vicbred Final - Thursday Night
... Bill Goulding ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' * Driver TBC 5. Albertique (VIC) ''''''''''''''''''' Ruth Shinn ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' Chris Alford 6. Shakali (VIC) ''''''''''''''''''''''' Graeme Morgan ''''''''''''''''''''''''' * Driver TBC 7. Julies Equity (VIC) ''''''''''''''' Austin ...
29 March 2004
Moonee Valley - Thursday Night
... be run over 2570 metres at Moonee Valley this Thursday at 9.28pm, is; 1. Boris Reigns (Emerg) ''''''''' Jayne Davies (Trainer) '''''''''''''' Chris Alford (Driver) 2. Dominator Stride (NSW) '''' Paul Fitzpatrick '''''''''''''''''''''''''' Driver TBC 3. Anitom (VIC) '''''''''''''''''''''''' Graeme ...
25 March 2004
Gath Hits 200
... tons' commenced in the 1999/2000 season when she won 246 races, falling just five wins shy of the nation's premier driver, fellow Victorian Chris Alford. She has since captured the past three Australian Drivers' Premierships with hauls of 288, 272 and 371 and is well clear in her bid for a fourth ...
11 March 2004
Victorias Leading Participants
... Gavin Lang - 46.7% (328 drives) ' David Murphy - 46.5% (243 drives) ' Daryl Douglas - 44.5% (562 drives) ' John Justice - 44.4% (169 drives) ' Chris Alford - 44.2% (502 drives) ' Mark Peace - 44.1% (68 drives) ' Daniel Jack - 42.4% (283 drives) ' Shayne Cramp - 39.5% (109 drives) ' John Caldow ...
9 March 2004
Wang Toasts Cup Success
... victory going to the very well performed, Top Speed, from the green machine stables of Jayne Davies and of course driven a masterly race by Chris Alford. Top Speed, one of the best performed pacers in the open field, defeated local pacer Elusive Asset (Grant Campbell) from the Jim Canny stable and ...
24 February 2004
Harnessing Up For Charity
... to support the local community.' TLC for KIDS will use the funds to create a 'White World' for the children. ' CEO, Tim Conolan ( pictured with Chris Alford ) said,' It's amazing, we came up with the concept for this major event but didn't know where the budget was going to come from. ' The EFCSC ...
19 February 2004
Moonee Valley - Saturday Night
... will head out at luxurious each way odds. Interestingly, New Zealand pacers have won every Derby since Blueagle saluted for Noel Alexander and Chris Alford in 1995, but that will change on Saturday night. Thanks largely to the unprecedented depth amongst the local contingent, there'll be no Kiwis ...
12 February 2004
Sky Channel Nights Of Glory
... 0 0 12 February, 2004 Meet the face of the 2004 Sky Channel Nights Of Glory, television presenter and model Grace McClure ( pictured with Chris Alford ). As the 'face of the carnival' Grace's role is to promote the nation's premier harness racing event which features at Moonee Valley on Saturday ...
12 January 2004
Alford - Mark II
... 9.3821 0 0 12 January, 2004 The name Alford was in the winners list at Horsham yesterday, but it wasn't six-time Australian driving champion Chris Alford ( pictured ) taking the honours! Nine-year-old Maggie Alford stole the limelight from her famous father winning the Horsham Pony Cup at her first ...
2 December 2003
Cranbourne Cup - Saturday
... runner in the field at just four years of age, she'll be fitter second-up from a minor setback and will be piloted by three-time winner Chris Alford. Adding spice to the contest is the presence of New South Wales duo Daroobalgie (gate seven) and Hexus (gate 13) who both lucked out with the fall of ...
18 November 2003
Sizzling Time on the Cards
... Wilson Dennis Wilson 2 Franco Heir NZ Martin Herbert John Caldow 3 Royal Batchelor NZ Peter Morris Peter Morris 4 Mont Denver Gold Barry Alford Chris Alford 5 Smooth Satin Steve Turnbull Steve Turnbull 6 Loyal Deputy NZ John Tapp Greg Bennett 7 Thorpedo Neal Wardle Michael Formosa 8 Flashing Red ...
18 November 2003
Calling All Drivers
... s leading six drivers will be unable to compete at Moonee Valley on Friday night. The nation's premier driver Kerryn Gath will be joined by Chris Alford, Jodi Quinlan, Gavin Lang and John Caldow in an exodus for the harbour city. Bendigo's 59 year-old living legend Brian Gath ( pictured ), currently ...
18 November 2003
Vics Swarm Sydney
... and her partner Noel Alexander are no strangers to success in this race have guided Tailamade Lombo to successive victories in 1998 and 1999. Chris Alford, in the gig for those wins and Diamond Debutante's 1992 triumph, will chase his fourth Ladyship Mile with Lombo La Fe Fe. Sassy Sarah (gate eight ...
17 November 2003
Hot Field to Contest Ladyship
... Kerryn Gath 3 Crouchy (2 nd Em) NSW Peter Morris Glenn McElhinney 4 Adayspay WA Greg Bond Stephen Miller 5 Lombo La Fe Fe VIC Jayne Davies Chris Alford 6 Petes Dream VIC Gary Quinlan Jodi Quinlan 7 Jamin NSW Darren Hancock Darren Hancock 8 Sassy Sarah VIC Mario Azzopardi Gavin Lang 9 Nolarama ...
30 October 2003
Maryborough Cup - Monday
... to Kilmore Cup runner-up Franco Heir the start prior brings him right into calculations. Six-time Australian premiership winning reinsman Chris Alford will pilot Folsom Blues in search of his third Maryborough Cup after back-to-back triumphs in 1995 & 1996. Gawler Cup (SA) winner In The Queue ...
16 October 2003
Geelong - Saturday Night
... Gold three starts back. ' Croker ($6.50, gate nine) will have a new pilot when he steps out at Geelong. ' Six-time Australian driving champion Chris Alford takes over the reins from Grant Campbell, who disappointed connections with his drive in the Melton Plate. ' The $7000 Tuckers Funeral Services ...
9 October 2003
Moonee Valley - Friday Night
... there," Quinlan explained. "I'm driving Vertical Horizon and if he can get a cart into it he'll be very hard to beat. "I think Chris' (Alford) horse (Earlsplace Ego) is the one to beat. He sprints very quickly so I'd like to be in front of him." Aside from the Claiming Masters ...
7 October 2003
Showdown Of The Season
... from gate two as she reignites a career that has already yielded 22 wins and over $550,000 in stakes. With her blistering gate speed driver Chris Alford has the option to hold the front or, what seems more likely first-up, elect to take a sit on Sokyola who'll roll out from gate three. With his ...
1 October 2003
Kilmore - Friday
... quarter to salute. "I wasn't at all disappointed with his first-up effort considering how the race was run," driver and co-trainer Chris Alford said. "Going to Kilmore this week has nothing to do with him being beaten first-up, I was always going to keep him to these sort of races for ...
30 September 2003
Profile: Mont Denver Gold
... the State title, scoring 19 of the 28 votes lodged by representatives of the media. Trained by horseman Barry Alford and driven by his son Chris Alford, Mont Denver Gold is owned by Jason and Narelle Kennedy, along with Romeo Montebruno. The Kennedys also bred the talented entire, who is by Classic ...
25 September 2003
Bombers Win Big For Charity
... Essendon coach Kevin Sheedy ( pictured with Chris Alford ) was on hand at Windy Hill to accept the cheque from Windyhillbomber, the Clyde-based pacer whose stable name is 'Sheedy', and his regular driver, six-time Australian premiership winner Chris Alford. The figure represents the lessee's ...
22 September 2003
TAS 2002/03 Statewide Winners
... 8th, beaten 10.5 metres, in the Qantas Australia Derby. Gotcha Mate was trained by Mark Stanley and Barry Alford and driven by Mark Stanley, Chris Alford, Brian Gath and John Caldow. LOURDES ' BERRIEDALE STUD MARE OF THE YEAR Leigh Plunkett is the proprietor of Berriedale Stud standing Resurgent ...
17 September 2003
Mont Denver Back For More Gold
... in the $4000 "Girls Night Out" October 3 Pace at 7.15pm (AET). Under the preferential draw on earnings, the Barry Alford-trained and Chris Alford-driven speedster will start from gate seven in the 1700 metre scamper. Expect the flashy chestnut to head back early and be charging home over ...
12 September 2003
Bombers Big Night Out
... gear since and he worked really well during the week with Millennium Express. 'From the draw, he looks a good each way chance.' Regular pilot Chris Alford will be in the cart as Windyhillbomber meets other talented four-year-olds Jack Fox (gate six, $3), Operaville (gate 1, $4.50) and Whata Dash ...
20 August 2003
Breeders Crown Super Sunday
... ground, delivering triumphs in 1998 with Lombo Adreamin and 2002 courtesy of star baby Lombo La Fe Fe ( pictured, Davies with winning driver Chris Alford ). This year, Cranbourne's dynamic duo will be represented in Sunday's $173,800 final at Bendigo by tough-as-nails youngster Nemeeshar who caused ...
4 July 2003
Kerryn Gath odds-on for 300
... past two seasons as well as leading Australian reinswoman for the past four. She was the first female and second reinsperson in history (after Chris Alford) to drive more than 200 winners in a season. At Globe Derby Park on Saturday night, she should become the first Australian reinsperson to reach ...
1 July 2003
HRV Appeal Results
... 07-01T08:06:00Z 2003-07-01T08:06:00Z 1 131 751 Harness Racing Victoria 6 1 922 9.3821 0 0 1 July, 2003 HRV Appeal - Chris Alford Multiple Australian premiership winner Chris Alford ( pictured ) today had his objection against a two week careless driving suspension dismissed by HRV's appeals panel ...
19 June 2003
Penny's No.1 Seed
... after he towelled Als Rocket at Maryborough yesterday afternoon. Whilst reluctant to label him the nation's best two-year-old pacer, driver Chris Alford admits the son of Australian Oaks winner Newbold Penny is something special. "I wouldn't be scared of anyone with this horse", declared ...
10 June 2003
Victorian Weekend Wrap
... his sustained attack on the lead. Unfortunately, the Guineas was also marred by the late scratching of pre-race favourite Foxfighter. Barry and Chris Alford's smart Tasmanian import was found to be lame in his off-side fore leg late Saturday afternoon, but connections are confident it's only a minor ...
4 June 2003
Bendigo Guineas - Saturday
... could he be the next Mont Denver Gold? Tasmanian raider Foxfighter has earned the wrap this week after his barnstorming debut for the Barry and Chris Alford ( pictured ) stable last Friday night at Ballarat. The talented addition to the Hunter Cup winning stable produced a withering sprint to score ...
2 June 2003
Victorian Weekend Wrap
... 18.70) who worked overtime during the run from barrier 13. Outsider Lombo Silhouette ($67.40) filled the minor placing for Peter Manning and Chris Alford. Ashlees Babe carved out quarters of 31, 29.5, 29.5 and 29.6 on the way to registering her 13 th win from just 14 starts. The daughter of Armbro ...
28 May 2003
Mont Denver Gold Back in Work
... champion Mont Denver Gold ( pictured ) is back in work. ' The last start Inter Dominion runner-up returned to the Bolinda stables of Barry & Chris Alford on Monday. ' "He'd been spelling at my place since coming back from New Zealand", explained owner Jason Kennedy. ' "I went to clear his paddock ...
26 May 2003
Victorian Weekend Wrap
... the dark when your trying to finding your horse'..it's a dream come true.' ' O'Connell's remarkable journey began as an owner for the Barry & Chris Alford stable. ' Keen to take a hands-on approach with his investments, he learnt to drive trackwork. ' 'I decided to apply for a trial drivers licence ...
30 April 2003
Charity Fundraiser A Success
... to provide a significant donation to the Starlight Children's Foundation,' he said. 'We were delighted that the three participating drivers ' Chris Alford, Craig Demmler and Jodi Quinlan ' each enjoyed success on the day, which bolstered the fundraising initiative.' Quinlan notched one win, one ...
24 April 2003
APG Final Geelong Thursday
... Both scored easy heat wins, have drawn side by side on the front row and will be driven by multiple Gold winning reinsman John Caldow and Chris Alford. Shes Royalty has thrived since joining the Jayne Davies stable from WA and was a certainty beaten in the first round of heats before atoning in ...
15 April 2003
Cranbourne Sunday 27 April
... meeting on 27 April. The quintet has thrown its weight behind a major fundraising initiative to support the Starlight Children's Foundation. Chris Alford, John Caldow, Ray Mathews, Jodi Quinlan and Craig Demmler will each be driving for charity at the twilight meeting. (Caldow, Demmler & Quinlan ...
9 April 2003
Niobium Holds The Ace
... of both runners. Leading Victorian-trained pacer Mont Denver Gold will begin from barrier 13 (four on the second line) but regular driver Chris Alford is not concerned. 'Mont Denver Gold is a sit sprint horse in any case'.. I just hope the pace is on all the way because if we get a tow into the race ...
3 April 2003
Inter Raiders On Fire
... heat of the series on the spacious Addington track. Rated the $5 second favourite for the final by TAB Sportsbet, the Barry Alford-trained, Chris Alford-driven speedster clashes tomorrow night with noted Kiwi rockets Sly Flyin (2) and Star And Stripes (3) over the short 1950 metre trip. Terang's ...
28 March 2003
Gold Crown Final on Saturday
... Mahoney and Ablazin Star'. The reinsmen who will be at Bathurst on Saturday are simply the best and include Tony Herlihy (NZ), John Caldow and Chris Alford (Vic) along with Steve Turnbull, Greg Bennett, Darren Hancock, Neil Day and David and Russell Jack. 'We can be confident that coming out of this ...
25 March 2003
2003 Horsham Drivers' Series
... Plaza Resort at Coolangatta. Douglas finished runner-up after being narrowly denied a third consecutive victory in the Championship, while Chris Alford was third. The auspicious wooden spoon trophy was won by Tasmanian Barry Rattray whose debut in the series yielded a ninth and two eighth placings ...
27 February 2003
Sky Channel Nights Of Glory
... who continued the Kiwis' dominance of the Metalcorp Recyclers Victoria Derby with his own colt Bellas Boy. ' ' And who can forget local hero Chris Alford who drove his way into the record books with an historic Group 1 double aboard Mont Denver Gold and All Action Son in the Carlton Draught Hunter ...
23 February 2003
Carlton Draught Hunter Cup
... harness handicap event, the $400,000 Carlton Draught Hunter Cup, at Moonee Valley tonight (Saturday). Mont Denver Gold, driven beautifully by Chris Alford, came from an awkward rails pocket with a round to go to snatch the lion's share of the stake by half a neck from defending Inter Dominion ...
22 February 2003
SKY Channel Trotters Champs
... week, but, even in her most optimistic mood, Davies was not confidently predicting a repeat beforehand. But a gem of a drive from top horseman Chris Alford paved the way to a win, which was made all-the-more special for Davies for the fact that she also owns All Action Son outright herself. All ...
18 February 2003
Carlton Draught Hunter Cup
... 1 st Emerg) Pass The Mustard (VIC) '''''''''''''' David Murphy '''''''''''''''''''''' Ft '''''''''' $35 Mont Denver Gold (VIC) ''''''''''''''' Chris Alford ''''''''''''''''''''''''' Ft '''''''''' $13 -------------------------------Second Row------------------------------------------------ Unique ...
15 February 2003
SKY Channel Champs
... near the top of the betting charts for next Saturday night's $100,000 SKY Channel Australasian Trotters' Championship Final. **** ACE reinsman Chris Alford's superb exhibition paved the way to an upset win for the talented, but erratic All Action Sun in the second heat, at odds of 46 to one. After ...
6 February 2003
Nolarama too good in Sprint
... The only mare in the 10-horse field, Nolarama (John Caldow) showed good gate speed to hold the front after an early battle with Pick Handles (Chris Alford). Nolarama (m, 4, Panorama-Forest Glow) went through the first quarter in 29.6, followed by splits of 30.9, 30.4 and 28.0, recording a mile rate ...
5 February 2003
SEW Eurodrive Victoria Cup
... 00Z 2003-02-05T06:25:00Z 2003-02-05T06:26:00Z 1 175 998 Harness Racing Victoria 8 1 1225 9.3821 0 0 5 February, 2003 Leading Victorian reinsman Chris Alford's decision to stick with his father Barry's emerging star Mont Denver Gold has opened the door for Kiwi reinsman Tony Herlihy ( pictured ) to ...
4 February 2003
SEW Eurodrive Victoria Cup
... Young Rufus (NZ) '''''''''''''''''''''''' Mark Purdon '''''''''''''''''''''''''''' $3.15 '''''' Mont Denver Gold (VIC) ''''''''''''''' Chris Alford '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' $31 ''''''''' Seelster Sam (NSW) ''''''''''''''''''' Dennis Wilson ''''''''''''''''''''''''' $51 ''''''''' Unique Icon ...
3 February 2003
Sky Channel Nights Of Glory
... With a majority of stakes earned donated to charity, Windyhillbomber has been a great money-spinner for the local community. With regular pilot Chris Alford in the sulky, he'll enter Saturday's Derby Heats with an impressive record of 11 starts, 3 wins and 4 placings for overall stakes of $20,100 ...
29 January 2003
Great duel expected in Sprint
... feature event are Pick Handles (Chris Alford), Playing With Fire (Brian Hancock) and Rowley Ramsey (Doug Lee). This is how they will line up in the 2003 classic: 1760m Mobile Start 1. NOLARAMA John Caldow FT 2. DINKI DI Steve Turnbull FT 3. PICK HANDLES Chris Alford FT 4. PLAYING WITH FIRE NZ Brian ...
28 January 2003
Sky Channel Nights Of Glory
... the Tasman to post three wins at headquarters in the winter of 2001. Regular reinsman David Butcher has the reins in Auckland, but local champ Chris Alford, who handled Facta Non Verba in his last Melbourne campaign, will assume the driving duties during the Nights Of Glory. Wilson Waits Colourful ...
14 January 2003
Sky Channel Nights Of Glory
... night was enough to convince connections he was worthy of another trip across the Tasman. Facta Non Verba, who'll be piloted by local champion Chris Alford, will make his first appearance in the $25,000 Casey Classic at Moonee Valley on 1 February where a clash with reigning Inter Dominion champion ...
6 January 2003
La Fe Fe A Surprise Starter
... racing's pin-up girl for an assault on Friday week's Princess Mile at Harold Park. ' Those plans were shelved however when regular pilot Chris Alford took Lombo La Fe Fe through some of her most impressive trackwork yet at her Clyde base earlier today. ' A winner of 21 of her 24 starts for stakes of ...
16 December 2002
Stewards Inquiry / Appeals
... 4) months. Alford & McMahon Appeal Harness Racing Victoria's appeals panel today heard objections from drivers Chris Alford & Ian McMahon against suspensions. Chris Alford's appeal against a (2) week suspension imposed for causing interference at Ballarat on 30 November was upheld . Ian ...
9 December 2002
Shepparton Gold Cup
... Walton was victorious for Matthew Gath in 2000 and last year it was the 'local' queen, Tailamade Lombo's memorable win for Jayne Davies and Chris Alford and Australia's leading owner Mick Lombardo. Last year the Club broke with tradition and changed the Cup to a mobile event. It proved a success and ...
6 November 2002
'Shaka' on song!
... HEARTS LEGEND (1) M2 Kerryn Gath 2- s14 JAMESTOWN (2) M2 Lance Justice 3- 124 SHAKAMAKER (3) M21 John Justice 4- 556 LIFES NOT FAIR USA (4) M4 Chris Alford 5- 273 REVONEZ (5) M8 Ian McMahon 6- s21 WALLY WALTON (6) M7 Matthew Gath 7- 233 HUNKA HUNKLING (7) M1 Gavin Lang --------------- Second Row ...
15 October 2002
Sassy Sarah back this Sat!
... John Caldow will be the new driver on former Breeders Crown champion Tromos after owner Theo Papadopoulos requested a change from regular pilot Chris Alford following several indifferent performances. ' Caldow, widely regarded as one of the nation's premier standing start drivers, trialled Tromos at ...
20 September 2002
'Fe Fe' tops poll
... record for the most number of wins in a season by a two-year-old filly under the care of Clyde horsewoman Jayne Davies and regular driver Chris Alford. Her feature race successes included the Vicbred 2YO Fillies Super Series Final (G1), Breeders Crown 2YO Fillies Final (Listed), Bathurst Gold Tiara ...