Otago Daily Times: Racing News

Racing: Syndicate always about camaradarie

Racing: Syndicate always about camaradarie

Ask the veteran members of the Setarip racing syndicate how many standardbred horses they have owned or leased, how many winners they have had and the names of their favourite horses and they are quick with the answers.

Cup week in sight for pair

Cup week in sight for pair

Southland trainer-driver Nathan Williamson has New Zealand Cup week targets in sight for Onedin Mach and Tasman Bromac after their wins at Invercargill yesterday.

Racing Matters

Racing Matters

Jump on it

Despite some naysayers out there, it's not all doom and gloom in the world of racing. Even jumps racing - which has faced some tough times in the South Island in particular in recent years - is showing some signs of life, thanks to figures supplied to me by NZ Jumps secretary Andre Klein.

Racing: Ageless warrior may need race

Racing: Ageless warrior may need race

The legs are willing, and so is the mind - now all Zac Butcher needs is for Pembrook Benny's fitness to play its part in tonight's $25,000 Spring Cup at Alexandra Park.

Racing: Outside of front line no concern for Pulp Fiction

Racing: Outside of front line no concern for Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction might never win as many awards as the Quentin Tarantino movie of the same name, but he is certainly near the top of the billing at Ascot Park today.

Racing: Money up as Interdominions return to old format

Harness racing tragics can breathe a sigh of relief - the Interdominions are heading to Perth and back to the good old days.

Racing: McKay back in the swing

Racing: McKay back in the swing

Ascot Park trainer Sally McKay is taking a positive approach to the three first-starters she lines up at the Gore thoroughbred meeting today - ''they're champions until proven otherwise.''

Racing: Tiger Tara jumps up rankings

Tiger Tara is heading in the right direction - both on and off the track - after the updated New Zealand Trotting Cup rankings were released yesterday.

Racing: Drumregal on best behaviour and form

Racing: Drumregal on best behaviour and form

Most roads lead back to Wingatui for gallopers who tackled the inner track there at the Otago Racing Club jumpouts yesterday.

Racing: Incentive for southerners

Owners of pacers trained by Otago and Southland trainers now have a new reason to head to New Zealand Cup Week in Christchurch.

Racing: Nairn trotter living up to credentials

Racing: Nairn trotter living up to credentials

Breeding is never an exact science in horse racing - and neither is training.

Racing: Maldini coming along nicely

Racing: Maldini coming along nicely

Leading from barrier rise to the finish line at the Forbury Park trials yesterday has set up Maldini for a race date at Forbury Park early next month.

Racing: 'Hard case' on NZ Cup trail

Racing: 'Hard case' on NZ Cup trail

A top-15 New Zealand Trotting Cup ranking surely beckons for Tiger Tara after his win in the group 3 Hannon Memorial at Oamaru yesterday.

Racing: Tiger Tara hunts Hannon

Racing: Tiger Tara hunts Hannon

It is hard to improve on a near-perfect run, but that is what Geoff Dunn is aiming for with Tiger Tara in tomorrow's $25,000 Hannon Memorial at Oamaru tomorrow.

Racing: Hunter on different path

Franco Ledger's quest for a hat trick of Hannon Memorial wins is taking a much different path than his past two victories in the race.

Racing matters

Racing matters

Two months to go . . . 

You know New Zealand Cup week is near when an email arrives from Addington outlining the details for media accreditation. I know, I know - a week in Christchurch covering some of the best horses and greyhounds is a suffering I have to bear for you, the loyal readers. 

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