Welcome

Welcome to the Southern Harness Website  

The website covers all meetings run by Southern Harness which include the following Clubs: Invercargill, Winton, Wairio, Riverton, Wyndham, Gore, Tuapeka, Northern Southland, Roxburgh and Oamaru.

Unique to New Zealand, check out the audio comments  on the website from trainers each week prior to each raceday. You’ll find these in the Tips section.

The website  offers post raceday stories and photos, as well as other racing news, views, and interviews  as they come to hand.

Note:  If you missed any of the stories on this website – click on the  Archive section. There you’ll find articles featuring southern harness racing personalities and horses, as  well as features on stock produced by the Southern Bred, Southern Reared Group.

Bruce Stewart  –  Editor

Southern Harness – AGM’s

  • Wyndham HRC  –  Friday 20th August, 7.30pm, Three Rivers Hotel, Wyndham
  • Tuapeka HRC – Wednesday 25th August, 7.30pm, Coach & Horses Inn, Lawrence
  • Gore HRC – Friday 3rd September, 7.30pm, Robin Dundee Room, Gore Racecourse
  • Roxburgh TC – Wednesday 15th September, 8pm, Roxburgh Racecourse
  • Central Otago TC – Wednesday 22nd September, 7.30pm, Matakanui-Combined Rugby Football Clubrooms, Omakau

Plenty of Highlights in Southern Season

Plenty of Highlights in Southern Season

Bruce Stewart

29th July 2021

The Southern Harness season has well and truly wrapped up and will be highlighted at the annual Southland Harness Awards will be held at Ascot Park on Sunday 5th September.

Four Southland based pacers have made the final for the Southland Horse of the Year title, with each having a good chance to win the prestigious title.

The finalists are Pembrook Playboy, Ragazzo Mach, Vintage Cheddar and Watch Me Now.

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Williamson Loses Three of His Best Trotters

Williamson Loses Three of His Best Trotters

Bruce Stewart

19th July 2021

Oamaru trainer Phil Williamson will be without the services of three of his quality trotters this coming season.

Toro Stride, Leaf Stride and Ultimate Stride, all owned by Australians Emilio and Mary Rosati, headed across the Tasman earlier this month and Williamson says their departure will leave a sizeable hole in his racing team.

“They’re three of my best horses but when they’re owned in Australia they’re probably going to end up there at some stage. It’s left a big hole,” he said.

Ultimate Stride

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Different Fortunes for Southerners in Aussie

Different Fortunes for Southerners in Aussie

Bruce Stewart

4th July 2021.

Differing fortunes in Australia have been experienced by two of Southland’s best horses this season.

Whilst two year old You’re So Fine triailed today at Byford in West Australia  Ragazzo Mach has yet to arrive at his new home at Mike Reed’s.

Former southern two year old colt -You’re So Fine

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New Website For Trainers

New Website For Trainers

Press Release

29th July 2021

Monica Toretto Photography and Southern Harness Racing are excited to announce the launch of a new initiative for our region.

This initiative is aimed at raising the profiles of Southland Trainers and the industry in digital form with a unique perspective. Formulated to showcase each trainer’s individuality yet together on one platform as part of the greater harness racing community.

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