Matt Smith

Racing: Richly bred gelding wins

Racing: Richly bred gelding wins

The world of thoroughbred racing can often involve big money - and the family of Wingatui winner Astroturf is no exception.

Racing: Strong book of rides for Barnes to finish season

Racing: Strong book of rides for Barnes to finish season

Apprentice jockey Courtney Barnes has seven chances to end her season in style at her home track of Wingatui today.

Ice hockey: Two wins; one easy the other not

Ice hockey: Two wins; one easy the other not

Same result - but two vastly different games.

Cricket: Volts stick to local talent

Cricket: Volts stick to local talent

Some rising talents from south of the Waitaki River will get their chance to be professional cricketers after the Otago Volts opted to stay local with their domestic contracts announced yesterday.

Racing: Good draw should benefit Special Bella

Racing: Good draw should benefit Special Bella

Jeremy Markham hopes he can add to the holiday kitty for his parents when he takes Special Bella and Jean Sebastien to Rangiora tomorrow.

Racing: Unruly spot may aid Nero Star

Nigel McGrath had an awkward decision to make with Nero Star before his debut at Addington tonight.

Looking back at the season's highlights

Looking back at the season's highlights

The 2013-14 season has just a week left before it is consigned to the annals of history, so racing-sports reporter Matt Smith got on the phone and found out from some of the local trainers, drivers, jockeys and administrators what happened to be their memorable moments from the season.

All the power

All the power

Presidential gets to the line ahead of Miri (9, centre) and Indefinite (inner) in the c0 and faster trot at the Forbury Park trials yesterday.

Racing: Syndicates may hold key

Syndicates could be the answer to breaking down the barriers between Forbury Park Trotting Club and the rest of Dunedin.

Forbury Park facing big changes

Forbury Park facing big changes

To use a racing phrase, the Forbury Park Trotting Club is in an awkward - but not hopeless - spot.