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Racing: Hunter wants speed on

Racing: Hunter wants speed on

A stern pace in tomorrow's $14,999 Kurow Cup at Oamaru could make the race for the Hamish Hunter-trained pair of Canardly Lover and Devil May Care.

Racing: This is the end . . .

When race 10 at Addington tonight is run and won, that will put the lid on another season of racing.

Racing: Oulaghan draws Harris south

The Grand National carnival has been on the radar for much of the jumping fraternity for quite some time, but that is not quite the case for Troy Harris.

Racing: High Forty big Koral hope

Racing: High Forty big Koral hope

High Forty might be a victim of his own South Island success, but he still has the game to threaten in the $30,000 Koral Steeplechase at Riccarton tomorrow.

Racing: Matt Smith's two minute tips

Racing: Matt Smith's two minute tips

ODT racing writer Matt Smith previews the weekend's action.

Comment: Bright spots shine in tough year

Comment: Bright spots shine in tough year

The darkest hour is before the dawn - or so the saying goes.

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: 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: 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: Matt Smith's two minute tips

Racing: Matt Smith's two minute tips

ODT racing writer Matt Smith previews the weekend's racing action.

Racing: Memories . . .

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

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: 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.

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