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War Machine's Near-Record Performance Elevates Excitement at Harness Pony Racing Season

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Salman Khan
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War Machine's Near-Record Performance Elevates Excitement at Harness Pony Racing Season

At the heart of the ongoing 2023-24 harness pony racing season at the National Equestrian Centre on Vesey Street, a new wave of excitement swept through the spectators as War Machine, an eight-year-old gelding, delivered a near-record performance. Owned by the Mello Family and expertly driven by Darico Clarke, War Machine displayed an unmatched blend of agility and speed, clocking a time of 1:03/2. This outstanding feat was just a fifth of a second slower than the fastest harness racing time set earlier this season, sparking renewed enthusiasm among the racing community.

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War Machine: A Powerhouse on the Track

Trainer Colin Mello expressed immense satisfaction with the performance of War Machine. He noted the good condition of the track despite recent rains, a testament to the dedication and efforts of the maintenance team at the National Equestrian Centre. Colin expressed hope for improved weather conditions that would set the stage for even faster times in the coming races. The team's ambition stretches beyond just winning races; they aim to create memorable experiences filled with fun, set new speed records, and defend the coveted Champion of Champions title.

Other Notable Performances

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While War Machine captured much of the limelight, the event also saw other noteworthy performances. Special Gold, driven by Kiwon Waldron, triumphed in the free for all division's opening race, highlighting the competitive spirit of the event. The junior free for all division was a spectacle of close contests and shared victories. Itsallaboutme and Inwood's Progress emerged as the victors, while Reel Desire and Gold N Glory featured in closely fought races, adding to the thrill of the event.

Looking Ahead: The Corowa Race

The harness pony racing season continues with the anticipation of the Corowa race scheduled for December 5th, 2023. The lineup includes formidable contenders such as BATAHI, TORO MAGIC, TIGER LENY, among others. The Form iQ tool enables punters to access over 60 data points, offering comprehensive insights into each runner's recent results, position in the run, and last 600m rating, thereby enhancing the excitement and strategizing aspects of the race.

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