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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

 

 

Katherine Outstays Younger Rival

Katherine Outstays Younger Rival

Bruce Stewart

11th August 2022

Age and experience won out in the third race at the Gore Harness Racing Club’s meeting at Wyndham today.

The older more seasoned Katherine outstayed the undoubtedly talented Spirit of Arion in the Woodland Stud Mobile Pace.

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Two Shades Of Gray

 

Two Shades Of Gray

Bruce Stewart

11th August 2022.

Ryal Bush trainer Brett Gray got the second part of the Southern season off to a perfect start at Wyndham today when he notched up an early double, with new recruit Cool Phelan getting the brace underway when she took out the Gore Workouts Trot.

The Mighty Mondo -one of two winners for Brett Gray and Brent Barclay

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Thefixer Back On Track

Thefixer Back On Track

Bruce Stewart

19th July 2022

Invercargill trainer Shannon Armour was at Cup Day at Addington in 2018. Little did she know the winner of the New Zealand Cup on that day would come under her care, albeit in a different role.

The Bettors Delight eight year old has been in training to be a Clerk of the Course horse and will begin his new job when the Southern Harness Season recommences next month.

The Fixer and Shannon Armour at Wyndham

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Hannon Memorial Day Just Got Bigger

Hannon Memorial Day Just Got Bigger

Bruce Stewart

19th July 2022

In past years the Hannon Memorial has been a stand alone feature at Oamaru’s September meeting, but this season a host of other feature races will spice up the day.

A new race for trotters named after one of North Otago’s best trotting mares Jasmyn’s Gift, will be run for the first time. It’s one of the new races introduced by HRNZ and will carry a $30,000 stake and Group Three status.

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