Welcome to the all new Southern Harness Website. This site covers Southern Harness meeting at Ascot Park Invercargill, Central Southland Raceway in Winton, Young Quinn Raceway at Wyndham, Gore Raceway at Gore, Central Otago meetings at Omakau, Roxburgh and Cromwell and the Tuapeka HRC at Forbury Park.
Bottle Rock Wins For Locals
Opening his three year old season, Betterthancheddar three year old Bottle Rock won on his home course of Wyndham today.
Trained by Russell Ferguson, Bottle Rock was purchased at the 2017 Sale of the Stars in Christchurch for $16,000.
Rockabilly Singing The Blues
The half-sister to Chicago, Bull Rockabilly Blues, lived up to her breeding when she won on debut at the Young Quinn Raceway at Wyndham today.
The giant four year old mare by Rock N Roll Heaven is owned by her trainers Katrina and John Price and prior to today’s race had had six workouts and a trial. She qualified at Ascot Park in September and has been given plenty of time to mature.
Not many owners can claim to have won a New Zealand Derby, a New Zealand Messenger, and a Four Year Old Emerald. And to have had two consecutive sales toppers at the yearling sales, but that’s what Stu and Pauline Gillan of Lochiel have achieved.
The Derby, the Messenger and the Emerald were all achieved this season with two horses – Eamon Maguire and Sheriff.
Beach Boy – Graeme Anderson
I went to school with Graeme Anderson. We were in the same class at James Hargest High School in Invercargill back in the early 70’s.
I can tell you first hand that the Turf Digest was the most read book he ever opened in those formative years and I can tell you he was in charge of the sweepstake on Melbourne Cup day – not that he got my money.