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.
When race 10 at Addington tonight is run and won, that will
put the lid on another season of racing.
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.
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.
ODT racing writer Matt Smith previews the weekend's action.
The darkest hour is before the dawn - or so the saying goes.
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
The problem with a positive outcome is that it sometimes
causes a new set of challenges.
An Irish-bred jockey with a quick wit is being mourned by the
South Island racing community after he died suddenly on
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.
ODT racing writer Matt Smith previews the weekend's racing
If I was to summarise the 2014-15 season, ''normal'' wouldn't
even enter the conversation.
It would be fitting if Matthew Williamson's 500th winner came
in his father's colours at Addington tonight.
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.
White Robe Lodge trainers Brian and Shane Anderton have
regained their spot as the leading trainers at Wingatui and
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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