Matt Smith

Racing: Mare only Otago hope in Coupland's

Wingatui mare The Solitaire is the sole Otago hope in the nominations for the group 2 Coupland's Mile at Riccarton in November.

Racing: Mare only Otago hope in Coupland's

Wingatui mare The Solitaire is the sole Otago hope in the nominations for the group 2 Coupland's Mile at Riccarton in November.

Racing: Forbury Park board vote chance to move with times

Racing: Forbury Park board vote chance to move with times

A special general meeting at Forbury Park tomorrow night is a chance for the trotting club to move with the times, club president Peter Gillespie says.

Racing: Filly's stay may be fleeting

Racing: Filly's stay may be fleeting

Terry Chmiel would love to hold on to Whitershadeofpale but when the buyers come knocking, it is hard to turn them away.

Racing: Filly heralds start of season

Racing: Filly heralds start of season

Some of her future farm mates may end up far and wide around the racing world, but it looks as if White Robe Lodge's first foal of the breeding season might stay right here on the Taieri Plain.

Racing: Beach and hills do trick for trotter

Racing: Beach and hills do trick for trotter

If you're a trotter, Ricky Allen's property at Katiki, near Moeraki, is the place to be. And the North Otago property, complete with Katiki Beach to use close by, seems to agree with Zachary Smith.

Racing Matters

Racing Matters

A trotting giftSad news from across the Ditch with the impending retirement of trotting maestro Chris Lang sen. The 54-year-old Victorian has Raynaud's disease which is affecting the circulation in his hands and making winters close to unbearable. He will give the game away - for a while at least - once his property sells. 

Racing: Terror To Love at top

It comes as no surprise to see Terror To Love at the top of the New Zealand Trotting Cup rankings released on Tuesday.

Racing: Form points to Onedin Mach

Racing: Form points to Onedin Mach

Good form behind two classy pacers suggests Onedin Mach is the one to beat in the junior drivers' race at Forbury Park tonight - and his trainer Nathan Williamson agrees.

Racing: Wheeler highly critical of NZRB costs

John Wheeler has been in the thoroughbred racing industry for decades but he has finally has had enough of what he describes as out-of-control spending by the New Zealand Racing Board.