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, and Roxburgh.

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

Sentry Marches On

Sentry Marches On

Bruce Stewart

15th October 2020

Edendale trainer Craig Laurenson has a lot to thank Invercargill reinsman Rory McIlwrick for, as he nearly sacked Sentry – an impressive winner at Winton today – not once but four times.

“I said to Rory ‘Drive his one. It can run but I can’t get it to trail up.’ He hopped off and said that Sentry was my best horse,” Laurenson said.

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Bizzie Win For Baucke

Bizzie Wins for Baucke

Bruce Stewart

15th October 2020

Woodlands trainer Steve Baucke has always liked Bizzie Lou and she won for the stable at the Wairio Meeting today. He bought the filly at the Weanling Sales in Auckland.

“She wants to be there. She’s a tough little nut,” he said.

Steve Baucke and Bizzie Lou – Photo Bruce Stewart

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Ragazzo Rounds Them Up

Ragazzo Rounds Them Up

Bruce Stewart

10th October 2020.

Ragazzo Mach lived up to the big rap his connections always give him when he delivered in emphatic style at Ascot Park today.

The Mach Three colt had won three workouts and two trials so was well prepped for his debut.

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Whisper Breath Taking

Whisper Breath Taking

Bruce Stewart

10th October 2020

Chinese Whisper lit up Ascot Park today, coming from a long way back to win his sixth race and in doing so breaking a track and Southland record.

The excitement machine was the highlight of a days racing that saw for the first time, full public attendance at Ascot Park since Covid.

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