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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

AGM’s

  • Thursday 21st October – WYNDHAM HRC – Three Rivers Hotel, Wyndham, 7.30 pm
  • Friday 22nd October – GORE HRC – Robin Dundee Room, Gore Racecourse, 7.30 pm (Gore Workouts AGM is prior at 7 pm)
  • Monday 1st November – WINTON HRC – new Tearooms, Winton Racecourse, 7.30 pm
  • Monday 15th November – INVERCARGILL HRC – Dining Room, Ascot Park Racecourse, 8 pm
  • Tuesday 16th November – OAMARU HRC – Presidents Room, Oamaru Racecourse, 7.30 pm

 

Williamson Heads North

Williamson Heads North

Bruce Stewart

17th October 2021

Branxholme trainer Nathan Williamson has headed north on the biggest trip of his short training career.

Williamson left Southland early this morning with junior driver Ollie Kite and six horses on the float, and he has a variety of targets over the next four weeks.

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Back Page News Front Page Act

Back Page News Front Page Act

14th October 2021

Bruce Stewart

Talented filly Back Page News showed a touch of class when she beat a small select field of fillies and mares in the Raging Bull at Macca Lodge Ladyship Final at the Wairio meeting today.

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Nikol Franco Wins at Good Odds

Nikol Franco Wins at Good Odds

Bruce Stewart

17th October 2021

It’s unusual for a horse carrying the Spreydon Lodge colours to start at odds of 15 to 1, but that was the case with  Nikol Franco in Race Seven at Oamaru today. Her formline of ten to none may have put a few punters off.

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