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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 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

Diamond Creek Farm Classic Great Result For Sponsor

Diamond Creek Farm Classic Great Result For Sponsor

Bruce Stewart

8th May 2021

The running of the Diamond Creek Farm Two Year Old Classic provided a perfect result for its sponsor.

Southland trained You’re So Fine in the hands of Nathan Williamson won the Group Two feature, beating Franco Indie by two lengths with another five lengths back to third         placegetter Cantfindabettorman. Both You’re So Fine and Franco Indie were sired by Diamond Creek Farm stallion Always B Miki.

You’re So Fine

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Ideal BB Wins For Faithful

Ideal BB Wins For Faithful

Bruce Stewart

8th May 2021

Winton trainer Chelsea Faithful was expecting new recruit Ideal BB to run well at Ascot Park today, but getting a win did surprise her.

“I was expecting her to go nice but not to win like that,” she said.

Chelsea Faithful

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Headache Horse Tolkien Gets Another Win

Headache Horse Tolkien Gets Another Win

Bruce Stewart

8th May 2021

“That’s as good as he’s gone,” trainer driver Kirk Larsen said after Tolkien won his fourth race at Ascot Park today.

“He hasn’t been an easy horse. He’s got a real quirky nature and is his own boss. He trains well at home but you just don’t know which horse is going to turn up on the day.”

Tolkien warming up

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Sweet Home – Lynryd Skynryd

Sweet Home – Lynryd Skynryd

Bruce Stewart

8th May 2021

Mister consistent Lynryd Skynryd capped off his season with his second win at Ascot Park today.

The five year old trained at Ascot Park by Jack Tither made the most of a handy draw and was taken straight to the top by junior driver Kerryn Tomlinson. From there he was never headed. The winning margin was a length and a quarter.

Lynryd Skynryd with a lap to run

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