Welcome

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

Port Au Prince Sails Home

Port Au Prince Sails Home

Bruce Stewart

25th November 2020

The last couple of weeks have not been easy for Southland owner Brendon McIntyre.

As an integral part of the What Ever Syndicate which raced Franco Ledger, he was saddened when the stallion died suddenly at Macca Lodge earlier this month.

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Half Hopples Help Kiwitrix

Half Hopples Help Kiwitrix

Bruce Stewart

25th November 2020.

He’s not ready for the free legged trotting game yet, but the well-bred Kiwitrix has put two good performances together wearing half-hopples.

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Bull Wins Group One Feature

Bull Wins Group One Feature

Bruce Stewart

21st November 2020

Chicago Bull’s win in last night’s Freemantle Cup in West Australia elevated him on a number of fronts.

He’s a diminutive wee champ. He won by 5.7 metres over another Southern Bred Southern Reared horse Galactic Star, and the win was his sixtieth.

Chicago Bull – File photo

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Southland’s Favourite Passes Away

Southland’s Favourite Passes Away

Bruce Stewart

19th November 2020

Franco Legend was one of Southland’s favourite horses in his racing days.

Sadly he died on Sunday at Macca Lodge,  where he has been a resident on farm stallion for the past few years.

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