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Racing: Junior title could cap season

Racing: Junior title could cap season

Tonight is the last-chance saloon for Brad Williamson in the New Zealand junior drivers' championships at Addington.

Racing: First day of jumps riding for Lowry

Racing: First day of jumps riding for Lowry

This jumping bug out on the Taieri is proving to be contagious.

Racing: Family feud . . .

Of all the mini-competitions held at Forbury Park this season, the tipping competition in the racebook between local trainers, drivers and a "mystery tipster'' (who seemed to change throughout the season) drew the most banter.

Racing: Forbury Park to host Otago awards

The Otago Harness Racing Awards will have a new home this year.

Racing: Trainers' prize to Anderson again

Racing: Trainers' prize to Anderson again

Feed will not be an issue for Westwood Beach trainer Graeme Anderson after he won the Pryde's Easifeed trainers' prize for the third straight winter at Forbury Park.

Racing: Wynne lives up to name — five times

Racing: Wynne lives up to name — five times

Leading South Island apprentice jockey Samantha Wynne will not forget her last feature meeting in the South as an apprentice.

Racing: Granddaughter of champion too good

Racing: Granddaughter of champion too good

All Black coach Steve Hansen knows a thing or two about champions.

Racing: A century for Williamson

Southland horseman Nathan Williamson brought up a milestone at Addington last night and broke new ground for his province in the process.

Racing: Age may not matter

A former group 3 winner might be rising 9, but there is still some life in the legs of Ric O'Shea who starts in tomorrow's $30,000 Oamaru Cup.

Racing: Anderson stars with four wins

Racing: Anderson stars with four wins

Harness racing statisticians were kept waiting in suspense last night after Forbury Park's 10-race card, but local trainer Graeme Anderson stole the show in the meantime.

Racing: An equine Waqar Younis?

Pakistan and horse racing aren't really words/phrases that go hand in hand.

Racing: Ottley seeking 200th win

Racing: Ottley seeking 200th win

There would be a certain touch of symmetry if driver Samantha Ottley could pick up two wins at Forbury Park tonight.

Racing: Tijuana Taxi shows way to get home

Racing: Tijuana Taxi shows way to get home

The motor certainly doesn't need upgrading on Tijuana Taxi, judging by her maiden win at Oamaru yesterday.

Racing: Nek Time nets group 1 win for Chmiels

Leeston trainers Terry and Glenys Chmiel had to travel offshore for their first group 1 win, but they won't be complaining after Nek Time's Queensland Oaks win at Albion Park on Saturday night.

Racing: Effort brings solid form for I Try

Racing: Effort brings solid form for I Try

Hamish Hunter reckons there was no more appropriate horse than I Try to bring up his 500th training win at Forbury Park last month.

Quake catalyst to success

Quake catalyst to success

Who could have guessed the 2011 Christchurch earthquake would be the catalyst for Justine McMeeking and Kurt McNamara becoming winning owners with Itz Risky Business at Forbury Park last night?Not the pair themselves, for starters.

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