Matt Smith

Racing: Pair combine for success again

Racing: Pair combine for success again

The first-up raid has worked again for Dunedin man Ray Chalklin and Westwood Beach trainer Graeme Anderson.

Racing: Oh me, oh my

What a pleasure it was to see Christen Me back at the races last week.

Racing: Franco Exeter to continue rise

Racing: Franco Exeter to continue rise

He might have been a late starter to the racing game but Franco Exeter can continue to shine for Canterbury trainer Mark Jones at Forbury Park tonight.

Racing: Drop back in distance works for ‘last-chance’ runner

Racing: Drop back in distance works for ‘last-chance’ runner

Ivanskavinskyvar must have stolen a glance at Steven Prince's stable notes this week, because he was on his last chance when he lined up in the rating 65 1600m at Wingatui yesterday.

Racing: Direen chasing spending money

Racing: Direen chasing spending money

Wingatui jockey Toni Direen is on the hunt for some last-minute spending money when she rides at Wingatui today.

Racing: Sam retiring after decade

Racing: Sam retiring after decade

It seems some Sams in the world have a culinary weakness.

Racing: Investigating made Kitto’s blood pump

Racing: Investigating made Kitto’s blood pump

Barry Kitto has been everpresent around racetracks in the South Island for more than 30 years. But he has hung up his boots. Racing reporter Matt Smith catches up with Kitto and the job he put a full stop on.

Racing: MissThree Stars thriving at right time

Racing: MissThree Stars thriving at right time

Samantha Wynne could be the pride of the South if she guides Miss Three Stars to a third straight win at Riccarton tomorrow.

Racing: Shine on you ...

One thing became rather clear when rifling through the leaderboards for this year's Harness Jewels - you can't chase every major race throughout the season.

Racing: Ayoub resigns to return to tourism

Racing: Ayoub resigns to return to tourism

The Forbury Park Trotting Club will begin searching for a new general manager after John Ayoub resigned this week to re-enter the tourism industry.