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Racing: Ashburton on today

The Ashburton Racing Club meeting abandoned after one race on Saturday will be held today.

Racing: Fair test tomorrow for talented trotter

Racing: Fair test tomorrow for talented trotter

One of Southland's most exciting trotters starts his season at Winton tomorrow - but there could be much more around the corner.

Racing: Guineas start at stake

Racing: Guineas start at stake

A fresh-up run at Ashburton tomorrow could decide when Swiss Alps will face his next ascent.

A fantastic debut winner at Oamaru in June, Swiss Alps faces a significant class rise when he has a crack at the $50,000 Ray Coupland Stakes for 3yr-olds over 1400m tomorrow.

Racing: Double value in trip north

A trip to Addington tonight is all part of the learning experience for Roxburgh mare Al Raza - but that doesn't mean she cannot win.

Racing Matters

Racing Matters

'Kiwi Bred': White Robe Lodge

I haven't had a chance to see it yet, but by all accounts, a nice story on North Taieri's White Robe Lodge featured on Kiwi Bred on Trackside 1 this week as episode seven of the series.

Racing: Caulfield Cup eagerly awaited

Racing: Caulfield Cup eagerly awaited

Tyamanin Vital might be gone, but Who Shot Thebarman could continue his father's legacy when he takes his place in the $A3.15 million ($NZ3.46 million) Caulfield Cup in Melbourne tomorrow.

Racing: The question: where to sparkle?

Racing: The question: where to sparkle?

A minor leg issue is behind The Diamond One, but now her trainer is developing a minor headache as he considers the mare's best option for New Zealand Cup week.

Racing: Barnes celebrates

Racing: Barnes celebrates

Courtney Barnes rode a winner yesterday - and it was an apt celebration after another big win this week.

Racing: Spectacular weather for event

Racing: Spectacular weather for event

Twenty-three teams from throughout the South Island took part in the Springston Trophy in Middlemarch at the weekend.

Racing: Davey's Gift ready for step up to the next level

Racing: Davey's Gift ready for step up to the next level

Davey's Gift may need to adjust from his traditional front-running role when he lines up at Gore on Saturday after his second career win came at Forbury Park on Thursday night.

Racing: Owners mull options after Fastfoot takes prelude

A big decision now lies with the connections of Fastfoot after the Iffraaj gelding's impressive win in the $25,000 Coupland's Mile Prelude at Riccarton on Saturday.

Racing: Mate gives Titan Banner hand

Racing: Mate gives Titan Banner hand

Titan Banner has Starsky's Dream to partially thank for his win on debut at Forbury Park on Thursday night - and it is for the cutest of reasons.

RAcing: Art Union books ticket for final

RAcing: Art Union books ticket for final

Art Union booked a place in the group 1 New Zealand Sires' Stakes Final on New Zealand Cup day after the heat at Forbury Park last night.

Racing Matters

Racing Matters

That's racing

Three races in a row at Wingatui on Saturday - three late scratchings. With smallish fields and the meeting taking third-tier status, that's probably the last thing the Otago Racing Club needed. But, as I said to Jess Davidson on TAB Trackside Radio on Tuesday (shameless plug), it's just the nature of working with animals.

Trackside: We won't shirk the issues

Trackside: We won't shirk the issues

It's a case of back to the future - and forward to the future - for the Trackside television channels with the return to the screens of a thoroughbred review show and a greyhound show next week. Matt Smith has a look around the new Stanley St set-up in Auckland and asks what viewers can expect from the shows and the revamped Trackside channels.

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