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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, 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

Majestic Man Caps off Great Aussie Campaign

Majestic Man Caps off Great Aussie Campaign

Bruce Stewart

7th March 2021

Majestic Man’s win in the Group One Trotters Mile at Menangle last night capped off a remarkable six race run for not only the horse, but for trainer Phil Williamson and his son Brad who drove in his Australian campaign.

“It was great for Brad. He’s put a fair bit into getting over there and looking after the horse. He’s done a great job. We didn’t want to go to all the hassle of going over there for no result. Fourth was his worst (placing) so the trip was a great success” said Phil Williamson.

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Top Racing at Riverton Meeting

Top Racing at Riverton Meeting

Bruce Stewart

4th March 2021

The Riverton Trotting Club carded two Free for Alls, a Nuggets Final and a heat of the Southern Belle Speed Series today at Central Southland Raceway in Winton, and they were rewarded with some top racing.

U May Cullect

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Big Money March

Big Money March

Press Release

22nd February 2021

Over $500,000 in stakes in Southland for the month of March.

This is a great opportunity for horses to qualify and substantially boost their stakes for the Southland Oaks, Southern Supremacy Stakes and end of season Harness Jewels.

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Ragazzo Mach SOLD

Ragazzo Mach SOLD

Bruce Stewart

23rd February 2021

Under pressure for a while, Southland owner Neville Cleaver has agreed to sell his very promising colt Ragazzo Mach.

Cleaver said the Mach Three youngster will remain in Nathan Williamson’s stable until the New Zealand Derby. He was bought by clients of Mike Reed with the deal been done by Peter Lagan.

Neville Cleaver, Ragazzo Mach and Nathan Williamson

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