Matt Smith

Racing: Cleo Layne hits the right note at last

Racing: Cleo Layne hits the right note at last

Jackie Jones has played the waiting game with Cleo Layne - and the reward came yesterday.

Racing: Bennet gets home winner in second race ride

Racing: Bennet gets home winner in second race ride

The smile as Hayley Bennet returned to the birdcage at Omakau yesterday was 11 years in the making.

Racing: Key to the door for longtime partners

Racing: Key to the door for longtime partners

The Cromwell Cup could be the coming of age for Dr Dee Bee and Toni Direen tomorrow.

Racing: Price seeks to build on track success

Racing: Price seeks to build on track success

Winton trainer Sophie Price would love it if her hot streak with Omakau continued today.

Racing Matters: Exciting weekend ahead

Racing Matters: Exciting weekend ahead

Otago Daily Times racing/sports reporter Matt Smith cast his eye over the important - and the not so important - matters in the racing industry.  

Racing: Big win has Roc Leone all set

Racing: Big win has Roc Leone all set

Roc Leone is ready for take two at Wingatui after another big win at the Wingatui jumpouts yesterday.

Reworked track gets tick

It might be early days yet, but the Riccarton track has passed its first test after sand slitting was completed around the track.

Basketball: Fundraiser nets $5000

Basketball: Fundraiser nets $5000

The campaign to keep Basketball Otago from going into liquidation edged $5000 closer to its goal after a fundraising match at the Edgar Centre on Saturday.

Racing: Cup among four wins for Ferguson

Racing: Cup among four wins for Ferguson

Invercargill driver Craig Ferguson took driving honours - and the Wyndham Cup - at Wyndham on Saturday.

Matt Smith: Racing matters

Matt Smith: Racing matters

What an average month or two it has been for harness racing and greyhound racing in Australia.