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

Spotlight The Valleys Win Special For Wilson

Spotlight The Valley’s Win Special For Wilson

Bruce Stewart

7th August 2020

Spotlight The Valley’s win at Ascot Park yesterday was special for her trainer and part owner Robert Wilson of Balfour.

“She’s just been going through the motions lately and I always knew there was another win there. It was her ninth win which is pretty awesome really,” Wilson said.

Spotlight The Valley, Blair Orange and Robert Wilson-Photo Bruce Stewart

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Tom Martin Wins The Last

Tom Martin Wins Last

Bruce Stewart

7th August 2020

Canterbury horseman Paul Court made his last trip south for a while yesterday and was rewarded when Tom Martin trained by his father, won.

“I picked him out at the sales. He’s owned by a syndicate who’ve had a bit of fun with him which is good,” Paul said.

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Cup Hopefuls At Winton Workouts

Southland Cup Horses At Workouts Today

Bruce Stewart

7th August 2020

Southland New Zealand Cup hopefuls Franco Santino and Vintage Cheddar were at the Winton Workouts today but were out staged by Lawrence – albeit by a small margin.

Winton Workout winner Ragazzo Mach – Photo Bruce Stewart

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Williamson Wins Premiership

Williamson Wins Premiership

Bruce Stewart

30th July 2020

The Southland Trainers Premiership went right down to the wire today but Branxholme trainer Nathan Williamson with two winners fended off Kirstin Barclay and Tank Ellis to take out the season’s title by two wins.

Chinese Whisper warming up prior to winning at Ascot Park today-Photo Bruce Stewart

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