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Racing: Relief for McKay as filly wins

Racing: Relief for McKay as filly wins

The sense of relief on Ascot Park trainer Sally McKay's face was there for all to see after Indiana Pearl's win on debut at Cromwell yesterday.

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.

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.

Backup big chance in cup

Backup big chance in cup

Matt Anderson believes a back mark of 20m holds no great fears for Backup in tomorrow's $17,500 Wyndham Cup.

Racing: He's Monty Python and he's OK

Racing: He's Monty Python and he's OK

Monty Python takes his first step into the big time at Addington tomorrow night - but he'll come out a winner either way.

Racing: Whizz kid Tetrick reins supreme

Racing: Whizz kid Tetrick reins supreme

He's known as the Bionic Man for his two replacement hips due to a degenerative hip condition, but Tim Tetrick is proving nigh on indestructible in every other facet of harness racing. The Illinois native arrived in New Zealand last week on his way to the World Driving Championship in Sydney, and had a chat to Matt Smith by phone from Christchurch yesterday.

Racing: Southern-bred Bollinger tops day one

Racing: Southern-bred Bollinger tops day one

The corks will be popping in the south after Bollinger topped day one of the New Zealand Premier Yearling Sale in Christchurch yesterday.

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