Matt Smith

Racing: Season of tears had its triumphs

Racing: Season of tears had its triumphs

The past 12 months have produced a season that few in Otago racing circles will forget in a hurry. From floods to tragic deaths to triumphs against adversity, the 2014-15 season has had it all. Matt Smith looks back at the season in review.

Racing: Hurdles' popularity creates challenge

The problem with a positive outcome is that it sometimes causes a new set of challenges.

Racing: Out-driving brother an incentive

Racing: Out-driving brother an incentive

It should come as no surprise that sibling rivalry is the driving force for Oamaru driver Matthew Williamson as he sets his sights on 1000 driving wins.

Racing: Jockey mourned

Racing: Jockey mourned

An Irish-bred jockey with a quick wit is being mourned by the South Island racing community after he died suddenly on Sunday.

Racing: Family ties could prove useful

Racing: Family ties could prove useful

It would be fitting if Matthew Williamson's 500th winner came in his father's colours at Addington tonight.

Racing: Memories . . .

If I was to summarise the 2014-15 season, ''normal'' wouldn't even enter the conversation.

Racing: Pitmans to seal SI title

Racing: Pitmans to seal SI title

A two-win lead could be enough for Riccarton trainers Michael and Matthew Pitman to claim their first South Island trainers' premiership - but Michael Pitman is taking nothing for granted yet.

Racing: Top five trainers at Otago RC meetings

Racing: Top five trainers at Otago RC meetings

White Robe Lodge trainers Brian and Shane Anderton have regained their spot as the leading trainers at Wingatui and Cromwell.

Racing: Anderson bolts to strike-rate success

Racing: Anderson bolts to strike-rate success

Otago trainers snared two of the main prizes on offer for the season after the Forbury Park Trotting Club's final meeting of the season on Friday.

Racing: More under Barnes' belt

Flemington on Saturday and Oamaru on Sunday - not your regular weekend for an apprentice jockey.