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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 race day. 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

Northern Southland Trotting Club trials and workouts

This Sunday – Balfour Racecourse from 12 noon

Continuous BBQ and refreshments

Bring a picnic 

Covid rules apply


This seasons dates and conditions for the Southern Supremacy Stakes, the newly named Southern Oaks, Southern Country Cups Series and Southern Belle Speed Series. LOOK UNDER Southern Series and Series Points Update on this website.

AGM’s

  • Oamaru Harness Racing Club – Monday 6th December, 7.30pm in the Sponsors Room, Oamaru Racecourse

 

With A Bang Wins Own Race

With A Bang Wins Own Race

Bruce Stewart

24th November 2021

In a race that was named after him, With A Bang duly obligated when he won at Ascot Park today for the Tricode Racing Syndicate and Tricode Racing Syndicate Number Two.

The A Rocknroll Dance two-year-old started second favourite after having run well on debut, and driver Brent Barclay drove him like the best horse in the race, taking him straight to the lead.

With A Bang warming up

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Oaks and Supremacy Move Back to Heats

Oaks and Supremacy Move Back to Heats

Bruce Stewart

24th November 2021

For the first time since 2010 the Southern Supremacy Stakes and Southern Oaks will be run in heats.

This is due to the fact that it’s felt a heats-based Series gives the valuable sponsors Nevele R, Macca Lodge and Alabar more exposure during the season.

Southland Oaks winner Bettor Talk Art

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Ragazzo Mach ready to trial in Aussie

Ragazzo Mach ready to trial in Aussie

Bruce Stewart

24th November 2021

Former Southland star three-year Ragazzo Mach is set down to trial on Sunday in Western Australia for his new trainer Mike Reed.

“He was ready to trial a month ago, but he got an abscess in his foot. It broke out and put a big hole in the foot, so we had to back off him. He’ll be a bit underdone for the trial, but it’ll sharpen him up,” Reed said.

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Local Owners Win Aussie Group One

Local Owners Win Aussie Group One

Bruce Stewart

21st November 2021

There’s a McKenzie family in Southland that has long been associated with thoroughbreds.  However, one of it’s members, Gordon (Boof) McKenzie ventured into standardbreds as well.

Gordon, and long-time friend and standardbred trainer Tony Barron have forged a great partnership, and a successful one. And last night they won a Group One race on Breeders Crown night at Melton in Victoria Australia with their trotting filly Queen Elida taking out the Group One Cobbitty Equine Farm Breeders Crown Series 23 for three-year-old trotting fillies.

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