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

2021 SBSR Yearling Tour

Monday 8th February

4.05pm – 4.25pm: Havtime Breeding / Denario Breeding -145 Pitt Road, Otatara
5.25pm – 6.05pm: Beaudiene Breeding / Steve Baucke – 662 Gladfield Road, Otautau
6.30pm – 6.55pm: White Stables – 41 Winton Substation Road, Winton
7.00pm – 7.20pm: Michelle Caig Breeding – 110 Price Road, Winton
7.25pm – 9.00pm: Price Bloodstock (including Dinner) – 230 Gap Road West, Winton

Tuesday 9th February

7.30am – 9.45 am: Shard Farm – 131 Myross Road, Invercargill
11am – 12.20pm: Macca Lodge / Braeview – 56 Main Wendonside Road, Riversdale
1.35pm – 2.45pm: Arden Lodge – 117 Boundary Road, Tapanui
4.45pm – 5.15pm: G & A Mee / White Robe Lodge – 285 Gladstone Road, Wingatui

SBSR welcomes your attendance. Enquiries to Mark Smith ph 027 436 8114. For catering purposes, please RSVP to katrina.price@xtra.co.nz or 021369097

Playboy on the front cover

Playboy on the front cover

Bruce Stewart

21st January 2021

Although it’s early days, the race is on for the Southland Horse of the Year title and Pembrook Playboy continues to stake his claim for the prestigious award that will be announced at the end of the season.

With the likes of Vintage Cheddar, Watch Me Now and rising star Ragazzo Mach also in the frame, the Group Three win in the Central Otago Trotting Cup run at Winton yesterday was an important step for Pembrook Playboy in order to be in the frame for the title.

Pembrook Playboy warming up with rival Vintage Cheddar

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Ladyship Fitting Reward For Barron

Ladyship Fitting Reward For Barron

Bruce Stewart

21st January 2021

She has a number of false starts on her score card but trainer Clark Barron has never gave up hope on Washington VC mare Omaggio.

“One day we thought she’d get it right. We had her in the Ladyship at Invercargill and she ran a very good third,” he said.

Omaggio (11) getting the better of Miss Auckland

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Knights Go Out With Special Win

Knights Go Out With Special Win

Bruce Stewart

13th January 2021

“We’ve decided to pull the pin. It’s pretty emotional,” said Geoff Knight after Deus Ex won today’s Northern Southland Summer Cup at Ascot Park.

Deus Ex and Matty Williamson leading the Summer Cup with a lap to run – Photo Bruce Stewart

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Kindie Back On

Kindie Back On

Bruce Stewart

12th January 2021

The time honoured Kindergarten Stakes is back on.

It was thought the Group Three Two Year Old feature may not be run this season due to the Wyndham Harness Racing Club having only one official date assigned to it.

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