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.
Ivana Living Legacy
The owners of Ivana Legacy are having the time of their lives.
So far the diminutive American Ideal mare has provided them with four wins and a trip to Christchurch for Cup Week and the ride looks set to continue.
She’s owned by the Chop A Nick Syndicate which is made up of members of the Squash City Club, Jess Ramsey, Karen Ramsey, Anika Sollitt, Grant Milne, Steve Clarkson, Danny O’Connor and Kayla Rusk.
The Rocket’s Back
Gore trainer Syd Breen admits that Santanna Blue Chip gelding Santanna’s Rocket struggled last season.
Going into last season expectations were high after he recorded some good results against a good crop of three year olds. But at the end of his four year old season he’d only won once from fourteen starts.
Double For Wilson
Despite not having the use of the Balfour track, local trainer Robert Wilson still managed to chalk up a double at the Invercargill Harness meeting at Ascot Park yesterday.
Spotlight The Valley got the ball rolling in the first race when she got the prefect trip in the trail and came up the passing lane to beat Canterbury visitor Rebel Kibbybones by half a length.
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.